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1. Acoustic Astronauts. The Hope Weekend Winter Folk Festival. Feb24th - 26th. SURREY
3. Horsmonden Trad music classes 11th January. KENT

From: "SUTTON ACOUSTIC" <sutton-acoustic_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 4 January 2012 22:00:59 GMT
To: "SUTTON ACOUSTIC" <sutton-acoustic_at_blueyonder_dot_co_dot_uk>, <admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk>
Subject: Re: Hope Fest - Update to restrict numbers

Weekend Winter Folk Festival

FEBRUARY 24th, 25th, 26th 2012

The Hope pub, 48 West Street, Carshalton, Surrey, SM5 2PR.
nearest Station Carshalton (200 yards).
16 real ales

-        Concert: 7pm to 10pm, Session in Bar: 10pm to 12 midnight
Saturday -        Concert: Midday to 9pm, Session in Bar: 9pm to 12 midnight
Sunday  -        Concert Midday to 3pm, Session in Bar3pm to 9pm.

To restrict numbers, tickets are 6 per day, 5 of which can be refunded for drinks at the bar.

with the Acoustic Astronauts, Stinkin' Stilton, The Dirt Urchins, The Mixed Porter Sessions, Dirty Spoons, Lamouche, Reeling on the Ceiling, Jigging in the Rigging, Christian Spruce, The Phoenix Jug Band, Kirsten Hamilton, Hungrygrass (TBC), Tom Langham, Rumbledrumskin, Matt the fire breather, Whisky Before Breakfast, Chloe Ray, John Bowe, Jamie Forsythe many more.
Comperes: John T, Fleagle, Roger and Ashok.

See from 7th Jan, for running order.

Call The Hope for tickets  020 8240 1255

Call 07545326534 for any other folk musicians interested in playing.


From: "Tom Thumb Theatre" <info_at_tomthumbtheatre_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 9 January 2012 13:38:17 GMT

Friday 13th January. 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm):

Scandal Nights (6/5)

The Tom Thumb Theatre is delighted to welcome back the wonderful Scandalmongers, for another night of incredible storytelling, performance and live music. This month Rachel Rose Reid returns to Scandalnights with a spread of tales and story ballads to tickle the imagination and soothe the soul. She is joined by the fantastic Frankie Jordan and the magnificent Tom Thumb Band.

"Raised with one foot in the folk circuit and the other in the urban sprawl, RRR crosses between the spoken word and storytelling scenes in London and across the UK, with immense skill and breathless conviction" (The Times).

For more information:
call 01843 221 791
email info_at_tomthumbtheatre_dot_co_dot_uk  

The Tom Thumb Theatre, Eastern Esplanade, Kent, Cliftonville, CT9 2LB.

From: gavin atkin <gavinatkin_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: 4 January 2012 23:31:12 GMT
Subject: Horsmonden Trad music classes 11th January

The next
Gun & Spitroast traditional music class is on Wednesday the 11th January. The tunes - The New Rigged Ship and Marthy (by special request) - are on the website now.

We'll likely play a couple of tunes from earlier classes to warm up, but the real work of the evening will be to concentrate on the new tunes, which we'll play steadily and slowly, only moving on to the next one when it seems right to do so. We'll also spend some time thinking about how we can tackle the tunes and make them lively, danceable and interesting.

Towards the end of the evening, we may retire to the bar for some rather more informal sessioning!

We meet at the Gun & Spitroast pub at Horsmonden at 8pm on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month. The classes are free and all are welcome.

Download pdfs, abcs and access YouTubes of the tunes we're working with at:


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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
Supported by

Arts                       Council EnglandCrawley Borough Council


Penny Allen  -  General Manager

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