Harmony Singing Workshop With The Young ‘Uns

Come and join Sean Cooney, David Eagle and Michael Hughes, BBC Folk award winners on this one day workshop at Thringstone Community Centre, The Green, Thringstone, Leicestershire. LE67 8NR. This laid back singing workshop is open to everyone irrespective of whether you think you can sing or not! As well as being superb musicians, the Young […]

Noon Column Walks – A Jolly Good Walk With A Difference!

During the summer of 2017 ROOTS Community Singers took their songs and music into the great outdoors to celebrate the history, folklore and the lovely countryside of the National Forest. These walks are now available as electronic downloads for everyone to enjoy! There are six walks in the series ranging from easy to moderate and […]

King’s Arms May Day Revels

once we finally had a lovely afternoon for our May Day Revels.  The weather was mainly sunny and fairly warm which made a change from preceding years when we have usually been frozen stiff or blown away. Held at the King’s Arms, this lovely old pub on Coleorton moor provided a fitting venue for a […]

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SUE THE MUSE AND LOIS THE POET ARTS FESTIVAL ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH

Local poets, Sue Kendrick from Newbold and Lois Crofton from Worthington, will be lauching their first ever poetry anthology at Ashby’s Arts Festival. Sleet, Shoots and Leaves follows the seasons through the National Forest in verse and photography and was first published in 2009 as a limited edition to family and friends of the poetic […]

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CRY MORRIS FOR ENGLAND & ST. GEORGE!

Lots of St. George’s Day events taking place all over the country including Loughborough where I’ll be dancing with Bare Bones border morris team. It’s not the first time I've danced time in public, but still a nerve wracking experience! What the heck! If St. George can take on a dragon, what’s a bit of […]

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STORY TELLER SOPHIE SNELL SET TO PUT ARTS FESTIVAL AUDIENCES UNDER HER SPELL!

Lovers of the aural storytelling tradition are in for a real treat during this year’s Ashby Arts Festival when nationally acclaimed storyteller, Sophie Snell joins the Folk on the Farm production of Sleet, Shoots and Leaves. Sophie, a professional storyteller from Derby, has a wide range of stories for both children and adults at her […]

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