Folk Association of South Hants
FASH workshops and events
Bring Your Own Lunch or you could try the pub up the road (although possibly not at Durley where there is no pub within walking distance of the hall). Tea, coffee and biscuits (£1 for the whole day) will be available and you can bring your own mug if you wish.
FASH members £9, non-members £12 and it costs just £10 to become a FASH member.
We usually run eight workshops between September and April, comprising six of various kinds of folk dance with live music and excellent callers, one West Gallery music with the Madding Crowd and one 'Do Something Different Day'. Past 'different' sessions have included handbells, bones/spoons, miming, story telling, singing together, shanties and more! Last year we had an informal get-together instead, with lots of dance and some music, which we called a 'FASH Winter Gathering'. This proved so popular that we are repeating it this year on the 10th December.
If you fancy repeating any of these activities or can suggest new ones, please do contact us.
A copy of our 'FASH Workshops and Covid19' Supplement is here and we would ask you to read it before attending a workshop to see what precautions we will be taking at the venues, and what we ask our attendees to do to protect everyone involved.
Details of the workshops we have planned for 2023/2024 are below. Please also see our Facebook page for updates and news of FASH workshops. A flyer is available here.
We have set up an on-line calendar for those who might like to use it. You will need a Google account (if you have an @gmail email address, you already have an account, but if not you can register for a new account). Sign in to your Google account then go to your google calendar. On the left you should see something that says 'My calendars' and below that 'Other calendars' and a '+' sign. Click on the '+' and then 'subscribe to calendar', then where it says 'Add calendar' enter the account info for the FASH calendar which is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are a newcomer to folk dancing you might find it easier to try a ceilidh or a dance club first to learn the basics, but everyone is welcome - with a partner or on their own. We are a friendly crowd and will make sure you always have someone to dance with. These are workshops, as against "a dance night", by which we mean that the dances will be taught and there may be a focus on improving some particular aspect, or on different styles, or perhaps dancing in different positions. The emphasis on these Sundays is always on enjoyment.
Our AGM for 2022/23 was held on 14th May 2023. The minutes will be available here soon.
For those of you who plan a long way ahead............Read more
And some of the comments we have received about our workshops........
For directions to the Soberton Hall click here.
For directions to the Durley Hall click here.