West Sussex Guitar Club

Charity No. 1124762

Patrons: Gary Ryan & Fabio Zanon

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Our Sponsors

Our Club is extremely grateful to our members whose subscriptions and support at our events help keep the club afloat. However, this is not enough and we are extremely grateful to our sponsors who contribute so much towards the club. Arts grants are becoming more difficult to obtain so if you are able to sponsor the club in any way please have a word with any committee member.

We are very grateful to WSCC, Bognor Regis Town Council and the Marsh Christian Trust who give us grants.

Since November 2007, West Dean College have generously funded a place on their internationally renowned Guitar Festival and Summer School, awarded to a junior participant in our annual West Sussex Guitar Festival.

We also very grateful to the following local businesses. Just as they support us, please try to support them wherever possible.

  • Town Flowers We are sure members will have noticed the wonderful displays of flowers that always enhance the ambience of our club. These are kindly donated by Town Flowers who have over 30 years of experience in Bognor. They can supply flowers for any occasion and have been medallists at the Chelsea RHS flower show. Town Flowers have two shops - at 44 Bedford Street Bognor Regis (01243 824030) and at 246 Chichester Road, North Bersted (01243 868652).
  • Duende Flamenco Store is the leading Flamenco Shop where you can buy all things Flamenco. There is everything for dancers, guitarist and the enthusiast dresses, shoes, guitars, books, videos and CDs. There are Flamenco workshops, performances and they even organise Get to Know Spain holidays. There is also a Flamenco archive. For more information, look at their website duendeflamenco.co.uk. They give 10% discount to club members and will make a donation to the club for any members who book a Spanish holiday with them.
  • Ackerman Music is the largest stockist of brass and stringed instruments and sheet music in the South of England. They currently give 10% discount to WSGC members on production of their membership cards. They have three shops - 42 West Street Chichester (01243 781844), 50, Ewhurst Rd Crawley (01293 537900) and at 70, Portland Rd, Hove (01273 702444). The Chichester Branch specialises in guitar sales.
  • Luthier Pablo Requena's guitars are built following traditional Spanish methods of construction. He learnt these methods over the years and has developed them in his own personal way. Pablo has worked with classical and flamenco guitars of well known makers who have created history. The makers who have influenced Pablo the most are Antonio de Torres, Santos Hernandez, Marcelo Barbero, Reyes and Hauser. Having studied their work has enabled him to incorporate some of their methods into his own guitars.
  • Chichester Web For many years now the Chichester Web has supported the club and publicised our events.
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