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Winter Warmer Dance

Our annual Winter Warmer dance and concert sets out to beat the winter blues on Saturday 12th January 2019, with Southampton Folk Orchestra and Four Marks Folk Band providing the music and Tom Gregory leading the dancing. With a baked potato supper too! Tickets are £6 from Eventbrite

Winter Warmer Dance

Dance the Christmas excesses away to the combined forces of Southampton Folk Orchestra and Four Marks Folk Band at their Winter Warmer dance and concert with expert calling from Jo Harmer guide you through the dances, and short concert spots from each group separately and together.

Saturday 13th January 7.30 – 10.30 pm
Twyford Parish Hall Hazeley Road, Twyford, Winchester SO21 1QY

Light refreshments and soft drinks will be served, bring your own alcohol.
Entry by donation – all money collected will go to the Muze Trust, supporting music education in Zambia

Celebrate Gypsy Roma Traveller History Month

FolkActive are delighted to be part of this year’s New Forest Arts Festival this June! We’ll be teaching and performing at Forest Arts in New Milton as part of their Heathland to Housing Exhibition which documents and celebrates Gypsy communities who have lived for centuries within the New Forest.

Saturday June 10th is a FREE Family Day, Celebrate and Create at which we’ll be running family friendly stepping workshops.

On Thursday June 15th we’ll be part of a performance of “The Hither Side of the Hedge” celebrating  the work of Alice Gillington who lived alongside Gypsy families in the New Forest 100 years ago. This follows a rare opportunity to see Romany storyteller Peter Ingram in a one-man show “An Hour of Merriment and Mirth”.

On Saturday June 17th come to a New Forest Dance with Jigfoot playing for a night which combines regular ceilidh dances with some collected by Alice Gillington.