Folk Association of South Hants
The next FASH event will be our AGM, which will take place at Soberton Village Hall, commencing at 4.00 on 20th May. There will be a break at around 5.00, when cream teas will be available, then at around 6.30 there will be a dance, with caller Ian Kirby, music by Pete and Sue Hall.
The first of the next season's workshops will be on 14th October, running from 10.30 until 3.30, at Twyford Parish Hall. Lisa Purkiss will be calling some of her own dances to music from Andrew Purkiss.
We hope to see you at one or both of these events.
Following the success of last year's 'Folk Dance Southampton' in September, King John's Morris Men are again aiming to fill the centre of Southampton with as many different styles of English folk dance as they can. This will take place on 15th September. They are inviting dance groups in the area to join them in Southampton, to participate in what should be a great day. If you would like to take part in this event, contact John Connell on 01489 588187 or via email@example.com Download an invitation/flyer here.
Please be aware of the now annual 'Folk on the Quay' event which takes place on Poole Quay on June 30th. Lots to go and see and do, and it is all free! See or download a flyer/poster here.
We gather there is a new pub in Eastleigh, the Steamtown Brew Co, and to go with it there is a new weekly folk and acoustic session which has been set up by Jim Shepherd. It has been running on Wednesdays, 7.30 start, since the beginning of the year, and they would be delighted to see a few more musicians there to 'keep the momentum going'. The pub is at 1 Bishopstoke Road, Eastleigh, SO50 6AD. For more information see their flyer.
Please note that the venue for the "English Tunes Session" on the second Tuesday each month is now the Maple Leaf Lounge of The Talking Heads at the Polygon, Southampton. Parking might be a bit more tricky than it was near The Junction Inn, but you could also go by train as the Central Station is quite close. See their website at https://englishtunes.wordpress.com/
The Duke of Wellington's Dancers have relocated, and now meet at St. Denys Church, Dundee Road, Southampton, SO17 2ND, with a 7.30 start. They now meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, rather than just Thursdays, but the dates are irregularly spaced, so check their website if you have not been before.
A new Regency Dance club has formed in Southampton - The English Regency Dancers meet at Highfield Church Centre, SO17 1RL most Thursdays at 7.30. More details are available on their website www.englishregencydancers.org
If you are looking
in our Dance Diary for The South Hants Playford Folk Dance Club, please
note that they have changed its name and it is now The East Dorset Folk
The program for the next season of Twyford Ceilidhs is now available and a copy can be downloaded here. Note that these ceilidhs have proved very popular, and unless you book in advance by contacting Ian Kirby on firstname.lastname@example.org you could miss out. Note also that the first ceilidh is at the end of September, on the 29th, not at the beginning of October, as the hall is not available on the usual 'first Saturday'.
There is a huge range of events taking place at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset. For more information, visit www.halswaymanor.org.uk. Their 'What's on' page allows you to search for particular dates and also select specific types of event. There are many different and flexible possibilities regarding accommodation, so their website is well worth a visit.
English Folk Dance and Song Society, EFDSS, has its full programme on-line
now. Many song and dance
workshops are included. See www.efdss.org
and go to their 'What's on' page, or use this link
to find out what is taking place this month and to book tickets.
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