Folk Association of South Hants

 

About FASH

FASH was set up on the dissolution of the South Hants District of the English Folk Dance and Song Society in 1994. We are still affiliated to EFDSS.

FASH:

  • Runs a series of workshops and dances throughout the year
  • Runs or directly funds several children's events during the year
  • Makes grants to various local folk organisations and groups for the furtherance of their activities
  • Publishes the monthly newsletter 'Solent Waves' with an extensive listing of events and information.
  • In 2017, will sponsor a ceilidh, run to coincide with the Winchester Mayfest

The Objectives of FASH are

  1. To initiate and/or support, and encourage the initiation and/or support by others of, all folk activity in South Hampshire and surrounding areas.

  2. To be a liaison point for folk activity in the District.

Membership of FASH is very cheap and easy. It costs just £6 per year and you can find details of our membership secretary on our contacts page. Since membership entitles you to 10 free editions of Solent Waves (£2.50) and a £2 reduction on any workshops you attend, as well as cheaper advertising in Solent Waves, it is good value. We also offer a £35 season ticket, which includes the membership fee. So if you go to 3 workshops, read Solent Waves and join FASH you are already about breaking even, and 4 or more workshops represent a definite saving. You can download our membership form here.

Requests for financial support for 'Folk' related activities should be sent to the Secretary (see our contacts page). Please provide details of project(s) involved etc. and the telephone number of your Group contact.

We also maintain an email mailing list and can thus send out mass emails to everyone interested with details of the next workshop, as a prompt. We also use this list to tell people if we have any sudden emergency. We have had, very occasionally, to cancel or change workshops, due to heavy snow, flooding or illness. To be included on this list, just send an email to info@fash.org.uk saying whether you want to be notified of dance events or music events or both.

We always welcome comments or questions related to folk; feel free to call or email any of the committee members. Everyone would be especially welcome at our AGM, usually held in May at Soberton. It starts at 4pm, with a cream tea and dance afterwards. The minutes of the 2016 AGM, held on 22nd May, are available for download here.

To read or download a copy of our constitution, click here.