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
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.
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. www.daveandboo.com 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.
From: Janet Dowling
Subject: UPDATED Storytelling Events in Surrey to end of Feb 2012-includes
UPDATED Storytelling Events in Surrey to end of Feb 2012
check the website www.SurreyStorytellersGuild.co.uk
or sign up to our FaceBook page for "Surrey Storytellers
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.
NB There are now THREE main venues for adult storytelling performances
in Surrey. Please check venue before attending!
26th January: Debs Newbold tells “King Lear” : Electric Voices at the Electric Theatre ,
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
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
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
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
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
Sat 4th & 5th Feb. “THE LAST WARRIORS PROJECT”
Workshop with JAMIE CRAWFORD and BERNARD
****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
Chair : Surrey Storytellers Guild
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!