West End Centre

West End Centre a cultural oasis in the cultural wasteland of Aldershot

West End Centre a cultural oasis in the cultural wasteland of Aldershot

upright piano in the bar

upright piano in the bar

West End Centre is a cultural oasis in the cultural wasteland that is Aldershot, located in what was a former school, a few minutes walk from the dead and dying town centre.

They host music and comedy, occasional drama.

During the day, art, languages and other activities.

Tucked in one corner of the bar, a battered old piano, but on hitting a few keys, it does appear to be in tune and thus playable.

Their use of social media is at times dire, especially twitter, which is rather sad as it gives a total misleading impression of the venue, as you find it you pay a visit.

A rare exception, and a very clever idea, was retweet and we will put you in a draw for a free CD. An excellent idea and ought to be a condition for all acts when booked. Provide us with a few free albums, or a download code if on bandcamp (and if not, why not?) and we will offer to the punters. A win-win all round. Whoever is on gets publicised, their music gets spread around, the West End Centre gets free publicity.

This could backfire if people did not like the music. But if not, hand back or pass on. But if people do like, more likely to tell their friends.

West End Centre is marking Word Book Night. This would be a good time to launch Westend Centre as a BookCrossing zone. Ask people to bring along books which can be left lying around for others to collect and release into the wild.

As a small venue, it would be of value to others if they contributed 360 words to The 360 Deal on what they look for when booking.

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