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“Take a little walk to the edge of town and go across the tracks where the viaduct looms, like a bird of doom As it shifts and cracks where secrets lie in the border fires, in the humming wires Hey man, you know you’re never coming back Past the square, past the bridge, past the mills, past the stacks On a gathering storm comes a tall handsome man in a dusty black coat with a red right hand.” Nick Cave, Peaky Blinders theme

“The climb out of the Avon valley means more locks. There are compensations however; you are getting away from Leamington Spa, for one thing.” The Worst Journey in the Midlands by Sam Llewellyn (1983)

“The most important thing in life is to stop saying, ‘I wish’ and start saying, ‘I will’. Consider nothing impossible, then treat possibilities as probabilities.”
David Copperfield – Charles Dickens

“”It’s the sense of walking back into the Garden of Eden or something like that. Where suddenly everything is perfect and you see how you’re connected to everything in the world.”Larkin Grimm

“My cousin Polly (a bit of a local historian) informed me on seeing this composition that my great great grandfather William Roe & my great great mother Elizabeth Roe were married in this wonderful building in 1880!”Brian Roe

“How great musicians demonstrate a mutual respect and trust on the bandstand can alter your outlook on the world and enrich every aspect of your life, understanding what it means to be a global citizen in the most modern sense”.

Wynton Marsalis

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