From: angi pendreich [angiotensin_at_talk21_dot_com] Sent: 18
May 2007 12:14 Subject: Folkestone
Festival etc etc
Attachments: pat1492301624; pat1393747254
Hello Beau and
Greetings from Folkestone
News travels down
the Grapevine and eventually reaches these far outposts of
Kent - and this
time it’s about you!
filming music and dancing in
Kent for the BBC
– not sure of your timescales, maybe it’s over and done or not for another 6
months – however, some thoughts….
You’re welcome to
les Batons any month. May’s do is this weekend – Sunday 20th May, Hollingbourne
Village Hall . From 12noon to
there is a music workshop/session for interested musicians to try playing in the
French style (whatever that may be). Two of our regular dancers, Satu and
Julian, are also into Cajun and Zydeco and this month are doing an impromptu
Zydeco workshop in the back room of the hall from 12 noon to 1pm. Our usual
The next les
Batons is on June 17th, but we then break for the summer – nothing in
July and Aug, then start again on Sept 16th.
Do you know about
Kerry Fletcher’s Appalachian Cloggers in Faversham, Alexander centre on a Thurs
evening? – they have 2 musicians rather than CDs – might be 2 Chris’s, banjo and
I’ve done a couple
of Salsa workshops/dances with a really sparky lady – Sharon – who has classes
in New Romney on a Friday night (I only have a mobile contact
And have you heard
that there’s going to be a Folkestone Multicultural Festival 14th –
17th June? (Probably not, I’m not confident about the advertising!).
The lottery fund gave a £10K grant to “Folkestone Town Centre Management” to
start this festival. There was a launch last Friday here, programmes and a
poster are available (I’ve attached a copy of the poster. There is a lot of
East Kent input – individuals and bands. Vagabonds and
Happy Trails are doing a joint dance in the evening of Fri 15th.
"Music for Change" have organised a Global event (draft flyer attached too) on
the Friday afternoon (les Batons are doing a slot) and there’s loads of other
stuff both Thurs and Sat, including dancing and music from our local
There is a very
delightful lady - Barbara Witham - trying to co-ordinate the whole thing.
Her contact details are
Witham Events Organiser, Folkestone Town Centre Management Tel: 01303
850522 Fax: 01303 240332 www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk 103,
Kent. CT20 2BQ
It would be great if you would add the festival to the
Kent Folk site! If it works this year, it may be the start of a regular event
down here, which would be wonderful...Just sorry I cant email a programme - if
you come on Sunday I'll give you a handful, I'm carrying a boxfull round in the
Anyway, I realise I can talk for England so will shut up
and sign off...