The Woolpack Studios is a community music studio and rehearsal space in the centre of Otley, run by Richard Sabey and Jennifer Pugh.
We are not able to open our doors due to current social distancing restrictions so we are running five ONLINE STREAMING sessions per week.
We can’t wait to get back to running projects with young people, older people and organising outdoor music events as well as our weekly music sessions Otley Ukulele Orchestra, Roundhay Ukulele Group, Rock Orchestra, Woolpack Studios Choir and Woolpack Music Social Club. We’re also looking forward to local bands recording and rehearsing here again very soon.
WOOLPACK STUDIOS CORONAVIRUS UPDATE- 19th July 2020
Having considered carefully the current Government guidelines, we have decided that we are unable to operate our community ensembles, rehearsal studios and young people’s projects safely within the guidelines. This is mainly due to the size and layout of our premises, as well as the problems and uncertainties around singing, loud music, and playing certain instruments.
Our view is that this is likely to be case until the end of the Summer.
We will continue to live stream five interactive music sessions weekly, as well as other occasional online events and courses.
Much as we miss all of our groups and having the Woolpack Studios full of people, music and laughter, we feel that this is the only way forward for now.
HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT US
We are grateful for all the donations we have received since Lockdown began- we would not have survived thus far without them. If you wish to help us get through this period and continue as a community arts resource beyond these social restrictions then you can:
- Join our live stream sessions and donate what you can via PayPal or bank transfer- all details are at www.woolpackstudios.co.uk/streaming/
- Share details of what we do with friends and family via social media
- Become a patron- our Patreon site is at https://www.patreon.com/woolpackstudios where you can pledge a monthly amount
If you are not already on our mailing list, and would like to be, please let us know.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.
OR pay by BANK TRANSFER to
BANK: YORKSHIRE BANK
ACCOUNT: Woolpack Music Studios
PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKS PAGE FOR MORE STREAMING INFORMATION
OTLEY UKULELE ORCHESTRA – Mondays 7:30pm-8:30pm
WOOLPACK MUSIC SOCIAL CLUB – Wednesdays 10:30am-11:30am
ROUNDHAY UKULELE GROUP – Wednesdays 7:30pm-8:30pm
WOOLPACK STUDIOS CHOIR SING ALONG – Thursdays 7.30-8.30pm
UKULELE AND GUITAR FOR NEWER PLAYERS – Saturday 4:00-5:00pm
We would like to thank every one of you for your continued support and we hope to see you in real life or online very soon. Your ideas/requests gratefully received! We also have list of local people (including us!) who are available to provide help and support should anyone in our community need it – please do ask for help if you need it x
Sending love and best wishes
Jen and Richard