Wells Contemporary Music Centre News 

It is great to see the music scene at the Portway Annexe growing and becoming more diverse. December looks like being a particularly interesting month, with more opportunities for musicians and their families to get involved.


Wells Rocks’ Christmas concert line up


What a great line up of local talent has been brought together for a Christmas fundraising concert to benefit the Wells Contemporary Music Centre at the Portway Annexe. The Portraits are heading the bill, with very special guests, Urban Creatures, Ciara Mill, Rob Bray and the Knott Brothers. The concert will run from 6PM on Friday the 2nd of December. Tickets, including a mince pie and a festive drink, are on sale at www.theportraitsmusic.com/live, for £10 each (+ 70p booking fee). There will be a licensed bar. Wells Rocks thanks the musicians and other volunteers for making this event happen. All proceeds will be used to provide equipment for the community’s new contemporary music centre.


Creative writing competition


The Portway Music School is running a creative writing competition aimed at young people in education. Participants are asked to write a short poem or text about “what Christmas is” to them. The winner will have the opportunity to perform their text or poem at the Contemporary Christmas Carol Concert. The submission deadline is the 1st of December. All entries should be sent to jamespacker1@hotmail.co.uk


Contemporary Christmas Carol Concert at Portway Annexe


A concert with a difference – the Portway Music School is organising an alternative Christmas carol concert on the 9th of December. An upbeat Dixieland band will be performing a selection of Christmas songs for the audience to sing along to with the PRP Contemporary Choir. Pre-show festivities will kick off at 6:30PM.  Tickets are £10 for adults, £5 for children. For ticket information contact James at jamespacker1@hotmail.co.uk.


Electronic music makers


A new monthly meeting of electronic music makers is getting going at the Wells Contemporary Music Centre. If you are interested in being involved, drop us a line at info@wellsrocks.org and you will be put in touch with the organiser.


Wells Djembe Circle


The popular djembe drumming session are benefitting from a grant from Wells City Council that is providing some additional drums for the group. This means you do not need one to go along and try it out. Sessions are running on Tuesday mornings and Thursday evenings. Go along and give it a try!


What would you like to do?


The range of activities is growing organically. A music school, choirs, drum groups, rock jams, electronic music, band rehearsals, people dropping in to play a real piano or an acoustic drum kit, blues guitar workshops, individual music lessons and even concerts are all happening.  If you would like to start something, get in touch through info@wellsrocks.org to develop ideas or get started by contacting comms@wells.go.uk to book a room. Become part of this new and dynamic music scene.


Wells Rocks is a voluntary, not-for-profit, organisation that supports the development of the Wells Contemporary Music Centre.