image for Music - Jazz item typeBirkett and Fisk play Venuti and Lang at Wakefield Jazz

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Music - Jazz, Fri 11 May 2018, £13-£14

Birkett and Fisk

Birkett and Fisk

Address

Wakefield Sports Club (College Grove),
Eastmoor Road,
Wakefield,
WF1 3RR

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Details

Joe Venuti and Eddie Lang were boyhood friends in New York who set a precedent for string jazz that was followed by Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli.

Emma Fisk has been playing jazz violin since she was a teenager when she soaked up classic Grappelli recordings.

James Birkett is among the country’s most acclaimed guitarists. He developed and led one of the UK’s first degree programmes in jazz and related music, which is now run at Sage Gateshead.

For 5 years from early 1982, Jim ran a jazz gig at the Wakefield Arms in the centre of the city, which was the precursor of Wakefield Jazz, so it is entirely appropriate as a Founders’ gig.

Disabled toiletsOn-site cateringPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Accepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Recently refurbished premises with a great range of drinks at the bar.

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 11 May 2018 19:15 to 23:00
Doors and food from 7:15; music at 8:30pm

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 335216  Lat: 53.69033 Long: -1.49400

By Road:
from M62 (J30) travel south on A642 through Stanley and on past Pinderfields hospital on Stanley Road. At the traffic lights at bottom of hill turn right into Eastmoor Road. Entrance to club is 500m on left.
From M1 (J41) travel south on A650 to join leeds Road (A61). At traffic lights turn left onto Westfield Road and then left onto College Grove Road and bear right onto Eastmoor Road. Club entrance is 200m on right.

By Public Transport:
Take a £3 taxi ride to Wakefield Sports Club from Wakefield City Centre

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 2 miles from Wakefield Westgate station

Facilities

  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Recently refurbished premises with a great range of drinks at the bar.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking provided for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is:
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesRamp

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to restaurant / cafe
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds), or access by ramp or lift to the toilets
  • YesLevel access (ie no steps or thresholds) or access by ramp to a specially adapted toilet for wheelchair users
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesRestaurant / café well lit and suitable for people with sight impairments
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesAudible alarm system
  • YesVisual alarm system

Entrance

  • YesRamp to entrance
  • YesEntrance is well lit