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1. The Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out. 31st March 2012. KENT
2. Horsham Folk Club plus Ukulele owners support group + January reminder
3. Surrey Storytellers Guild - UPDATED Storytelling Events in Surrey to end of Feb 2012-includes **NEW** events

From: gavin atkin <gavinatkin_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: 16 January 2012 13:59:47 GMT
Subject: Old Fashioned Night Out, 31st March 2012

The Frittenden Old Fashioned Night Out will again take place this year – and the date is the 31st March 2012.

This follows a tremendous evening of old-fashioned dancing, songs and party games last year. The formula for 2012 is largely unchanged: the evening will have the same mixture of entertainments as last time, with the multi-talented Rosie Davis calling to music provided by the Horsmonden Traditional Music Class and friends, and songs from a variety of invited guests.

The only real difference is that this time we’re holding it in the Bell & Jorrocks function room, which we think will be cosier…

As last year, formal attire is encouraged (but optional).

Earlier in the day we’ll have the usual Frittenden-style traditional, old fashioned and entertaining session in the bar, followed by a mixed session and concert on the theme of Sea, Ships and Sailors with weekend guests, who include Frittenden regulars Andy Turner, Annie Dearman and Steve Harrison, and sea-song specialist Chris Roche. Rosie has kindly promised to chip in with a Sailor’s Hornpipe!

In the late morning and early we’ll also have a workshop in which Rosie will teach some of the old fashioned dances she’ll be calling in the evening.

We’ll post more details and a timetable as they become available.



From: "jbyng" <jbyng_at_btinternet_dot_com>
Date: 18 January 2012 23:30:41 GMT
Subject: Ukuleles in Horsham

Dear Horsham Folk Club Members and friends

Last Sunday I announced that we might have one or two meetings of a Ukulele owners support group.  The first will meet at 7.30pm this coming Sunday at the Folk Club prior to the usual club night.  Possibly we might have another the following week and perform in the Open Floor night.  Please reply to me if you would like to come this Sunday – We know there will be at least 6 of us but a few more would be fine.
Open to non-HorshamFC-members too.

Sunday 22nd Jan  Dave Ellis and Boo Howard.  Dave's intricate guitar work and Boo's mellow vocals do full justice to their stunning contemporary folk songs.  Dave has become known around the club circuit for his unique guitar style (sometimes using a 12 string tuned to fifths) while their song writing skills draw plaudits from audiences and reviewers alike. Always up for something new, a recent recording session for 'Some Day' saw the addition of castanets, cajon and shakers from Boo all accompanied by Dave on Spanish guitar.  Admission £5 (members £3) under 21s Free.

Sunday 29th Jan  Open Floor  Come along to hear and contribute to the usual floor spots (songs, tunes, poems, recitations or silly dances).  These informal evenings are an opportunity to try out your new stuff and are far more fun than rehearsal.  Admission £2 (members £1) under 21s Free.

Best wishes
John Byng


From: Janet Dowling <surreystorytellersguild_at_gmail_dot_com>
Subject: UPDATED Storytelling Events in Surrey to end of Feb 2012-includes **NEW** events

UPDATED Storytelling Events in Surrey to end of Feb  2012
check the website  or sign up to our FaceBook page for "Surrey Storytellers Guild"
Good news is that Electric Voices in Guildford have started programming storytelling and Debs NewBold returns to Surrey with her powerful performance of King Lear. Well worth going to hear!
Plus two lots of local storyteller news!

Alastair Daniel has just published a book “Storytelling Across the Primary Curriculum” and I have just reviewed it for “Facts and Fiction” – storytelling magazine. If you are a teacher or a storyteller, or anyone working in the primary school setting who is interested in using stories this is a very useful book.

And um, the other one is about Janet Dowling ( sorry- me again!) I have won the Folk Lore Society McDowall Prize 2011 for my essay on “Naming the Green Man of the Medieval Church”.

(SEFAN takes this opportunity to offer Janet many congratulations on this. 1d)


NB There are now THREE main venues for adult storytelling performances in Surrey. Please check venue before attending!

****NEW**** Thurs 26th January: Debs Newbold tells “King Lear” : Electric Voices at the Electric Theatre , Guildford

Dark and challenging, epic and shocking, human and uplifting. With this explosive and emotive retelling of the legend of Lear, Debs Newbold channels her love of Shakespeare's language to whip up a great storm that will snatch you from your seat and send you hutrling into its bloody centre.  Created for a sell-out show at The Hay Festival, this hour of stunning performance storytelling now comes to the Electric Theatre. Come and hear an age-old tale told for today.

Venue: Electric Theatre, Onslow Street,Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4SZ
Time; 8pm
Price: £9 in advance, £12 on the day (£1 reduction for concessions and Friends of The Electric Theatre)
Book: Box office number: 01483 444789

Fri 27th January  : Giles Abbot tells “Pygmalion & Manayddan” Three Heads in a Well Adult Storytelling Club in Ewell, Surrey

Wed 15th Feb
: Shonaleigh and Simon Heywood tell “ Tower of Bagel” Spoken Word _at_ Farnham Maltings

Fri 24th Feb
: Luke Oates tells “Hit the Road Jack!”  & Leslie Bell tells “The Legend of Ruebezah.” Three Heads in a Well Adult Storytelling Club in Ewell, Surrey

Storytelling Workshops
****NEW**** Fri Mar 30- Sun Apr 1 : STORYTELLING - the nuts and bolts with Janet Dowling: Lingfield RESIDENTIAL WEEKEND

Discover different ways to learn a story to tell, and then how to tell a story using voice and body, as well as words. Explore the application of oral storytelling skills to children and to adult audiences, making presentations, sitting interviews and inspiring your written work. For beginners and improvers. With Janet Dowling, professional storyteller, who has helped the conversion of many quivering wrecks into confident storytellers.
Venue: Claridge House, Dormans Road, Lingfield, Surrey, RH7 6QH
Time: From 3.30pm on the Friday to 2pm on the Sunday
Price: £180 ( includes accommodation and food)
Booking: 01342 832150

Sat 28th April: Voice Workshop with Giles Abbot at Ewell

Waxing Lyrical – Ewell- Adult Storytelling Practice and Coaching Group
Tuesdays 14th Feb, 13th Mar, 10th Apr

Waxing Lyrical – Farnham Maltings - Adult Storytelling Practice and Coaching Group
Wednesday   8th Feb, 14th Mar, 11th Apr
Related events:
Catch the Light : Ewell Writers Support Group
NB date can vary so before attending for the first time, please call Caroline on 07745 831 843

Alton Storytellers – StoryRound
They are changing their meeting night so for more information contact: Angela Cross : telling_tales_at_live_dot_co_dot_uk

Other storytelling events and workshops you may be interested in

Fri 30th Mar - Sun 1st Apr 2012 :
"WISE ENOUGH TO PLAY THE FOOL"  The Annual Gathering & AGM of the Society for Storytelling with Keynote Speech by Alan Garner


****NEW***** Friday 2nd - Sun 4th Mar : In Heart and Mind
Storytelling in Education: a weekend course with Roi Gal-Or and Danya Miller : Forest Row, Sussex
Introductory Storytelling Weekend for all those involved with children 5 - 11 years old . No previous storytelling experience is needed, Just an open heart and an inquiring mind

For further information, prices and booking

Janet Dowling
Chair : Surrey Storytellers Guild
07834 194215

and don't forget - the major part of the Cross Currents projects kicks off at Northgate Community Centre at 4pm this coming Sunday 22.01.12.
For as many musicians as will -
and of particular interest to those interested in the creation and composition process - as participants will all be making the new piece along with Robert Jarvis as the sessions develop!

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CROSS CURRENTS - creating two new pieces of music with composer Robert Jarvis and 6 young musicians from 3 different cultural & ethnic backgrounds around Crawley.
Now be part of this exciting project ... Join the band to CREATE and PERFORM the final piece at The Hawth Theatre on March 2nd 2012.
FREE Workshop rehearsals weekly starting Sunday January 22nd 2012.

Contact Adam Bushell at: crosscurrents_at_f2s_dot_com
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