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HENLEY COLLEGE COVENTRY still has places available on a wide range of fulltime courses. School-leavers can choose from beauty, childcare, floristry, forensic science, health and social care, travel and tourism, and sport science.
INFORMAL musicmaking is the aim of a new workshop being run in Nuneaton this month. Organisers hope the 10-week workshop - under the banner of Music Without The Dots - will encourage more people to have a go by learning together in a stress-free atmosphere.
CHECK out Dayle Crutchlow's blog, The Music Abyss, to see live footage of the return of six members of legendary Coventry group The Specials at Bestival, in the Isle of Wight last weekend.
GUITARISTS Andy Smith and Martin Rider are set to record a live album at a Warwickshire pub. The duo, who call themselves 2Koustics, will be performing at the Squirrel Inn, Church Street, Rugby on Saturday at 9pm. For details visit www.rugbysoundbite.co.uk (c) 2008 Coventry Evening Telegraph.
YOUNGSTERS keen to tread the boards are being invited to grab a role in the pie-chucking musical Bugsy Malone. The play - a 1920s mafiastyle spoof - will mark the launch of The Paramount Youth Theatre Company which wants to attract top talent from across Coventry and Warwickshire.
THE success of the allmale chorus Only Men Aloud on the popular Last Choir Standing television show has led to a rush of applicants for singing lessons. Jack Tuckley, a member of Coventry's Barbershop Harmony Club, is beginning a six-week course of free lessons.
CHILDREN and teenagers have designed a poster condemning knife crime as part of a Coventry City Council drive to keep young people safe. Youth workers organised a poster competition and a programme of art, sport and music activities all aimed at tackling knife crime.
GARDENERS were given the chance to learn how to prune fruit trees thanks to a grant from the National Lottery. The Allesley Park Walled Garden Group hosted a special workshop to offer expert advice on trimming apple, pear and plum trees.
MUSIC lovers are in for a treat next weekend with a talk on both classical and non-classical easy listening music. Next Saturday, September 13, the Central Library in Coventry will host a Musical Talk, A Little Light Music, from 11am until 11.45am.
AWEST-END hit, a unique American folk trio and an epic jungle romance are coming to small venues in Warwickshire They are all part of the new Live & Local season offering top shows in community venues across the area.
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