Folk Association of South Hants
FASH workshops and events
Bring Your Own Lunch or you could try the pub up the road (possibly not at Durley where there is no pub within walking distance of the hall). Tea and coffee will be available at the hall and you can bring your own mug if you wish. There is often soup at lunchtime.
FASH members £9, non-members £12 and it costs just £10 to become a FASH member.
usually run eight workshops between September and April, comprising six
of various kinds of folk dance with live music and excellent callers,
one West Gallery music with the Madding
Crowd and one 'Do Something Different Day'. Past 'different' sessions
have included handbells, bones/spoons, miming, story telling, shanties
and more! Last year it was Maypole Dancing and Christmas singing.
A copy of our 'FASH Workshops and Covid19' Supplement is here and we would ask you to read it before attending a workshop to see what precautions we shall be taking at the venues, and what we ask our attendees to do to protect everyone involved. We will ensure that seating is well spaced out for the singing session and the room will be well ventilated. In the light of the latest developments regarding the Omicron variant, we would encourage the use of a lateral flow test, as mentioned in the supplement.
Below is a list of the workshops we have planned for 2022/2023 as long as the guidelines in place at the time allow them to go ahead. Please also see our Facebook page for updates and news of FASH workshops. A flyer with more details will soon be available
We have set up an on-line calendar for those who might like to use it. You will need a Google account (if you have an @gmail email address, you already have an account, but if not you can register for a new account). Sign in to your Google account then go to your google calendar. On the left you should see something that says 'My calendars' and below that 'Other calendars' and a '+' sign. Click on the '+' and then 'subscribe to calendar', then where it says 'Add calendar' enter the account info for the FASH calendar which is email@example.com
If you are a newcomer to folk dancing you might find it easier to try a ceilidh or a dance club first to learn the basics, but everyone is welcome - with a partner or on their own. We are a friendly crowd and will make sure you always have someone to dance with. These are workshops, as against "a dance night", by which we mean that the dances will be taught and there may be a focus on improving some particular aspect, or on different styles, or perhaps dancing in different positions. The emphasis on these Sundays is always on enjoyment.
Our AGM for 2022/23 will be held on 14th May 2023 on Zoom. Details of how to attend will be sent to members with the calling notice.Read more
And some of the comments we have received about our workshops........