A Story of Music, Yoga & space for hire!
We love a story about indie business as you know but a story about Simply members and indie business owners working together is something else!
The Bull’s Head in the historic village of Alton near Alton Towers has undergone a stunning transformation over recent months and opened its doors in 2016. It has now added a fabulous new oak beamed function room upstairs perfect for hosting events, community cinema nights, weddings, live band nights and more.
James and his business partners said, “As someone who has played in locally based bands, I know that there is a lack of venues in the area and it can be frustrating,” said James. “Our function room has a high ceiling and we have invested in a top class PA system, so the acoustics are amazing. We are attracting international touring stars, such as Grammy nominated country artist Will Hoge, for ticketed concerts, but we are also very keen to hear from talented local musicians. We have wedding parties planned and we also cater for community activities. We have bought a cinema system, with a large screen, and plan to have film nights. It is a real trek from Alton to the nearest cinema, particularly in the winter and we believe this will be well supported by local residents.”
Now Deborah Green Yoga, Simply member and special yoga instructor, are holding yoga sessions in the new space. Deb has already described the space as a magical place to practice yoga.
What this story highlights is not only are indie business delivering second to none services and facilities, but they are working together to inject the very life blood into our communities and business networks. This is not your run of the mill story about a newly opened function room, this is a story of innovative ideas, talented restoration, dedicated practice and passion which all play their part in making such projects take off and stand out.
So if you fancy visiting (or gigging at!) a beautifully restored historic pub with delicious food, real ale, gigs, events and more and/or you want to find your inner yogi with the talented Deb Green Yoga, then you know what to do…