Folk Association of South Hants




The next workshop will be on 6th October at Soberton Village Hall, when John Turner, accompanied by Pete and Sue Hall, will be calling dances by Charles Bolton and David Roberts. Remember that the lunch arangements are now Bring Your Own, rather than Bring And Share.


The next meeting of the White Lion Folk Club was on 15th August. Unfortunately, until another venue can be found, this was the last one, as the Barn where they meet is to become an office. Once we have information on the future venue for the club, we shall let you know, together with the new dates.


May Heydays (which has replaced the Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival) at last know whether they have what was the bank holiday Monday. Apparently it is not available for them, so the dance program has been rearranged and ticket prices adjusted accordingly. Until the end of January 'Earlybird' tickets are available, saving £12; if you book before the end of September you can save another £2 per ticket. Camping on-site is £20 per person. Booking at the moment is by downloading a copy of the booking form from the website (note that it is a Word document, not a PDF), filling it in and sending it back via e-mail, tranferring the cash by BACS. Alternatively, you can print the form out and post it together with a cheque. Campers are able to stay until early Monday morning - the last dance will end at 10.30 pm, or possibly even a bit later.


We now have the 2019/2020 program of Twyford Ceildhs, which can be downloaded here. The first dance of the season is on 5th October, with Ian Kirby calling to music by Squinty McGinty.


The D3M3 club have asked to be included in our diary pages. This a club which has been running for about 4 years, based at Alton Rugby Foootball Club clubhouse. The name comes from its times, Day three (Wednesday) on Week three - so the third Wednesday every month. Their web page is and you will also find a Facebook page. The June concert is is Tamsin Quin and Ian Roland & The Subtown Set. A licensed bar is available and doors are open at 7.30 for an 8.00 start. D3W3 is then closed for the summer; details of the autumn program are not yet available.


There is a huge range of events taking place at Halsway Manor, near Crowcombe, Somerset. For more information, visit 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.


The English Folk Dance and Song Society, EFDSS, has its full programme on-line now. Many song and dance workshops are included. See 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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