Monday 21st August 2017

One that might only show up if you are a Facebook Friend of Mike Wilton, but just putting the link here for the future: Russian Crouton advert 2006, filmed partly in The Forum. In Other News, been ploughing through old street directories, tourism guides, newspapers and census records to try and construct the time before…

Tuesday 15th August 2017

The last blog brought about this message through the contact box: Comment: In my early teens the Forum was our go to music venue, we saw our friends bands play here as well as a few classic Emo bands. Still a fantastic venue for the community and more. Jasmine Farram. Thank you Jasmine. Meanwhile, work is grinding…

Monday 24th July 2017

This has been a rather neglected blog. First there was Unfest 2016, then there was after Unfest, then suddenly nearly three months had gone past. Some bits and pieces have been added to the Facebook page, but with just six months now until the 25th anniversary, and taking part in Heritage Open Days on 10th September, it’s time to…

Thursday 13th April 2017

A great collection during the past few weeks, all from the ’90s: These don’t turn up very often (only 100 copies pressed!) – it’s Unlabel release number four, the debut 12″ from Cove, back in 1999. Thanks to James Martin Lant. For a very small crowd of peoples interest.. but here was the tour poster…

Saturday 18th March 2017

Assorted pieces have been shared on the TW Forum Memories Facebook page during the past month: February 1997- Chris Beatty That Symposium gig remains the best I’ve ever been to. Great tunes, such energy & one hell of a mosh pit, I’ve still got the hoodie!! If I remember correctly they were on the front page…

Wednesday 15th February 2017

Thanks to Matt Haydock for finding his scrapbook of FLYING CARNIES cuttings in his garage. In a mixed order, this is 2001: July 2002, August 2002 and September 2003 listings. Blam pages, we aren’t sure this isn’t NOT DAVID JARVIS…. plus Blam cover, article and a poster.  

Tuesday 14th February 2017

Happy Valentines Day 2017, with a throw back to the summer of 2012: A month of work in August 2012 to move the stage and strip the walls, following garden refurb in the spring, and studio building in 2011. The fence went up in 2010. What was backstage before that? And here’s a personal before…

Monday 13th February 2017

More from CJT:  A poster: We tracked down the year to July 2003 based on some memories and checking: CJ: “Halo friendlies supported Funeral For A Friend in April 03 then headlined in July 03.” John Banfield Definitely 2003, July 18th was the launch gig for Joeyfat’s House Of The Fat album, and yep, Spunge…

Sunday 12th February 2017

A loan of memorabilia from CJ Thorpe aka Code Marla from 2003 -2005 when his first band – Dysuria – played. I’m scanning a bit at a time. Here’s issue 65 of Blam – which is a ‘Special 10th Anniversary Commemorative Edition’ – therefore from January 2003.

Monday 6th February

Remembering that one day today will be a distant memory: Back to June 2016 today with a live review of Dilly Dally. Photos of Estrons, and videos of Sappy playing Before and Scuttlebutt

Sunday 5th February 2017

More things are turning up!!  From Facebook: James Martin Lant Today at 16:17 My 1st Forum show with my pop punk band Nosedive, we made it to the final that year! Andy King and includes The Granary Studio