Lets have a “barn off” and see what the likely candidates are. I’ll firm up on a few at the weekend, pop them in here and we can compare and contrast to others. If t’North looks favorable I’ll pay a visit and see what can be done.
I had a great time at Lopwell and would be very keen to do something similar elsewhere. That said there is a chance of ‘blinkers’ narrowing the potential of all kinds of ‘meatings of the minds’ - Lopwell was great but what else could be fun? Hire a cinema, recording studio, curry house, wharehouse, pub, circus, boat, bunker, brothel or palace. Of course Lopwell was all under one roof but with a little planning anything is possible. If financial considerations are not for profit and there is no commercial angle there’s lots to try, lots to explore fun to be had, memories to make and of course pigs to be eaten.
I think there’s a lot of merit in the notion of trying to find a suitable recording studio. I’m guessing that one or two of us aside, not many people here have had the chance to play with a mixing desk, effects units and all that sort of thing. In the same way that we had the Intro to Classical pieces on here, a hands on intro to the building blocks of a mix I think could be very interesting.
It is fairly remote, but there is a micro brewery, in the same industrial site.
They serve beer, and usually have a food van, or some small event catering, available.
They are open, only from 16:00 to 22:00, on Fridays.
A half day studio hire is £200. We could take studio hire, for Friday afternoon, then enjoy the micro brewery.
They try to have live music available, as well.