Acoustic Café in Nunney
By jodehumphries | Monday, October 04, 2010, 11:34
A Sunday is the day many of us often don’t know what to with ourselves. We feel we can’t waste it as it’s the last day of the weekend, but what can you do that will entertain the whole family? Well I’ve found an answer for the first Sunday of each month. The last two months, I have found myself at the Nunney Acoustic Café, which is run from Nunney Village Hall.
A busy afternoon at the Acoustic Cafe at Nunney, just outside Frome.
Chumley Warner Bros entertain at the Acoustic Cafe at Nunney, just outside Frome.
Organisers of the Acoustic Cafe, Keren and Francis Hayden, otherwise known as Sloe Jam, at the Acoustic Cafe at Nunney, near Frome.
An acoustic café may sound an odd thing to have in a Village Hall, but believe me when I say after only moments you forget you’re in a Village Hall and just soak up the atmosphere, while you’re treated with a variety of different acts throughout the afternoon. Yesterday there were acoustic duos, singers on their own with their guitar, and even a group of people playing African style drums accompanied by a keyboard, in which the kids there were encouraged to raid a basket filled with percussion instruments.
And have I mentioned the food? I swear you can eat and eat in that place – and each time you go its different food on offer – from savouries to cakes. I personally have developed a serious weakness for the chocolate torte they were selling yesterday.
If you’re wondering how this relates to a family afternoon out, that would be the fact that the have an activity room for the kids to go off and paint and draw to their hearts content.
Run by Keren and Francis Hayden, they have created at atmosphere which invites people and makes them relax with a drink or food while listening to various musicians. Each musician only plays for 15 minutes, which means many people can perform. No one matters what experience level you are when playing – you’ll be greeted by delighted clapping every time.
I’m personally glad that a friend introduced me to the café; it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon relaxing and taking in some music.