Sue Hadley Strings is a privately-run enterprise providing various activities for adult amateur musicians in London. The events are organised by Sue Hadley, who is herself an amateur cellist.
Sue began learning the cello as a late-starter at the Mary Ward Centre in Holborn, London, around the turn of the century. She joined the Friday night chamber music groups at the centre and also began playing in the cello section of the Learning Orchestra.
Sue's idea for starting her Play Days came in 2004, after the Mary Ward Centre discontinued their own play-days which used to take place at least once a term on Sundays.
- See list of past Play Days
Sue organises the hire of the hall and kitchen facilities at the Primrose Hill Community Association which is located very close to Regents Park. The building used to be a piano factory.
- See our location map page
In addition to organising the venue and the catering, Sue has built up a resource of professional musicians whom she calls upon to coach the Play Days, Cello Love courses and the Chilled Strings orchestra.
As a resident of the nearby Oldfield Estate, Sue is also very involved helping to organise the various activities for her neighbours in the sheltered housing complex.