This just in from Bedford Folk Dance Club:
This just in…
What: A charity fundraiser concert
Who: The Simon Thompson Band, GBH, Kimpton Unplugged
When: 14 October. Doors at 8pm. And afterwards in The Boot
Where: Kimpton Memorial Hall
Why: This is a fundraising concert for a refugee facility on the Greek island of Samos. There 1600 refugees in the centre, half of whom are children. The majority are living in tents and with winter on the way, their hard living conditions will become unbearable. Life there is really tough.
One aim of this event is to buy a minibus as well as buying stuff that will help the refugees pass the time – games, books and toys for the children.
There’s a lot more information here or on their Facebook page
What next: Buy tickets. £12 for a single, £20 for a pair. On sale in the Corner Store, The Boot and from Ian Mitchell [01438 832747 after 6pm] or from Michael Magenis on 01438 833976 [after7pm].
If you can’t make it but would like to make a donation, please let Ian know
Issue 140 is now out!
Just to say that Issue 140 of Unicorn Magazine (October, November & December 2017) is now out! It is instantly available online as a downloadable PDF from the usual places (our website, ISSUU etc), and the hard copies should be being distributed now.
Please also remember to sign up to our mailing list and read this blog for amends in between issues… For example, there is an amend to the printed version for the session in St Albans on a Wednesday night – now reading: ST ALBANS • White Swan, Dagnall Street, (8.30pm, weekly, Traditional Irish Instrumental): Rick, 01727 852976
This just in… the press release and programme detailing this new Festival this coming Saturday 8th:
Award Winning Folk Musicians Play at New Music Festival in Kings Langley
On Saturday 8th July, BBC Folk Award winner Sam Carter will be playing on the Priory Stage at The Little Folk Festival, a brand new festival organised by the PTFA of the Rudolf Steiner School Kings Langley. Other music acts include local trio Said the Maiden, winners of Bristol Folk Festival’s Isambard Folk Award; internationally acclaimed choir leader and songwriter Susie Ro Prater; eclectic contemporary folk band Boat to Row – ‘Simply wonderful’ Janice Long, BBC Radio 2; lively passionate young folk duo The Unsung Roots; and recent graduates from the Rudolf Steiner School Arthur Sawyer and Ryan Isbell with their new band Father Benjamin and the Frosty Mornings. Later in the day renowned folk band Boldwood will lead the evening ceilidh.
The day boasts a packed programme of events alongside a fantastic folk line-up, to include circus workshops, basketry, face painting, yoga, story-telling, Nia dancing, community singing, drumming, festival stalls and a huge variety of food and drink.
We are an alcohol-free festival, creating opportunities for enjoyment of a wide range of drinks suitable for all ages. Our festival ‘dry bar’ is run by some of our older students, with mocktails, juices, milkshakes and a range of other non-alcoholic drinks on offer. Classes from the school will be running food and drinks stalls, alongside external catering companies.
Tickets are discounted if bought in advance online, by midnight on Friday 7th July.
Under 16s are free if accompanied by a paying adult.
All profits from the festival will feed directly into the life of the school, both through funding play equipment for the children, and providing additional funds to help support low income families choose this education for their children.
Download the programme here: The Little Folk Festival Programme >>
Who is the event aimed at?
The whole community – family friendly and child appropriate activities; something for every age
What activities can people expect at the event?
Live folk bands, huge variety of delicious food stalls, crafts, henna and face painting, story-telling, circus, yoga, folk dancing, foraging, drumming, community singing and lots more. The event is also environmentally conscious providing re-cycling, electric free stalls as well as some natural and organic foods.
Event details and features:
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017
Time: 10 am to 10pm
Location: Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 9HG
Tickets: From £5.00 to £20.00 – Free tickets for children with every full paying adult
– Tickets in advance = discounts
– Wheel chair access and support
– Free ticket for carer – please contact organisers
Social media connect: https://www.facebook.com/thelittlefolkfestival/#
You can also download our A4 poster , designed to encourage people to take a copy of the magazine… (or just collect the set for your wall!). Download it here: Issue 139 poster