Festive cheer and beer at Kenilworth's The Old Bakery

Keith getting ready for beers and carols
Keith getting ready for beers and carols

Enjoy beer and carols at The Old Bakery in Kenilworth this weekend.

Acclaimed Kenilworth artist and musician Keith Ayling, also known for his recent TEDx talk returns to get Kenilworth singing by hosting the third Beer and Carols at The Old Bakery on Kenilworth’s Old Town High Street, starting from 8.30pm on Sunday December 16.

Scheduled to start straight after Kenilworth’s Church carol services, Beer and Carols will get Kenilworth singing with drink in hand.

Keith said: “Singing has always been part of this country’s tradition, particularly at Christmas and it’s a shame that in recent years, people have been less keen to continue. It’s something that everyone can enjoy – you don’t need to be a musician – just grab a pint and join in”

Keith has been involved in music education for a number of years and through songwriting workshops has encouraged even those who think they can’t sing to get going.

He added: “People see other singers and think they can’t do it. But community singing, whether in pubs or churches has been around for hundreds of years and allows everyone to take part. Carols have a way of getting people in to the Christmas spirit and singing them together in somewhere like The Old Bakery only enhances that. I am hoping once again, that Beer and Carols will be another event to get the town in the festive mood. Christmas in Kenilworth is always magical. To top it all, the Old Bakery sells great beer – so it’s a win for everyone.”

Hailed as a Kenilworth institution, Keith Ayling’s Beer and Carols is always packed out.

The night is supported by Old Bakery landlord Alan Blackburn and also in attendance will be vicar of St Nicholas, Reverend Stella Bailey.

If you’d love to sing a few carols with a great beer in hand, join in at The Old Bakery on the 16.