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Subject: SEFAN 2010-09-23_02 EVENTS (3 posts) Kent. Hants



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1. Morris Dancing Extravaganza Saturday 25th September in Maidstone! KENT

2. Contrafusion - Saturday 25th - Day of Dance - Ashford, KENT

3. Storytelling at The New Forest Festival - Sat 25th September. Hants




From: "Margaret Bray" <margaret_at_braysmedical_dot_co_dot_uk>

Date: 22 September 2010 10:43:42 BDT

Subject: Morris Fedration day of dance


Morris Dancing Extravaganza Saturday 25th September in Maidstone!


The Morris Federation AGM and Day of Dance takes place in Maidstone on Saturday 25th September 2010. Hosted by local Side, Kettle Bridge Clogs, this the first time this key event of the Morris calendar has come to Kent. About 20 Morris Sides will be attending.


The event is being opened at 10.30 am by the Worshipful the Mayor of Maidstone, Councillor Eric Hotson in Sessions House Square followed by a display of dancing in the best possible Morris tradition. Afterwards Sides will be touring Maidstone town centre, appearing at prearranged venues until 3.30 pm, including Week Street outside M&S, Gabriels Hill, Market Buildings, the Sun Inn and Drakes Bar, finishing at the Royal Albion. This event is supporting Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance, and during performances the dancers and their musicians will be collecting for this charity.





Secretary Kettle Bridge Clogs


01233 812639 





From: "John Sweeney" <john_at_modernjive_dot_com>

Date: 22 September 2010 10:40:57 BDT

Subject: Saturday - Day of Dance - Ashford, Kent



We are expecting lots of dancers on Saturday – come and join the fun! Let’s have a party!


Bring some friends and help to make this our best night ever. If you bring some beginners, please try to get to the evening dance for 7:30pm so that they can join in the introductory workshop.


We have a great band and an excellent guest caller – it’s going to be good!


Don’t forget – you can bring your own drinks. We will be providing J2Os, Coke (Regular & Diet) and water.


Ashford Day of Dance

Saturday September 25 – Ashford Kent

Come and enjoy American Style Barn Dancing with Attitude!

No experience or partner required – just come and have fun!


Evening Dance: 7:30 - 11pm

English Contra Dance Band with caller Andrew Swaine

Includes free introductory workshop from 7:30 to 8pm

Evening: £9.00 (Students £7.00)


Plus Afternoon Dances: - ONLY £3 for the whole afternoon

1:45 - 2:45 Contra Waltz

Learn the basics and expand your repertoire with John & Karen Sweeney


3pm - 5pm Contra Dance

With hints & tips on American styling & swinging

This dance will be to CDs from top US bands such as Wild Asparagus, Airdance, Contrazz and The Moving Violations – fabulous music!


And it all happens at

Hothfield Village Hall, Park Drive, Hothfield, Ashford, Kent TN26 1EQ.

Only five minutes from M20 J9. Big car park.


01233 625 362


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Restaurants near Hothfield

The Orchid of Siam Thai Restaurant and Montana Mike’s Steak Bar are in the Swan – only a couple of miles away at Charing.


Charing also has Chinese and Indian restaurants.


The Woolpack Beefeater Grill is even closer on the A20 just north of the Hothfield turning. (ignore their map!)


Fast food – lots of choice at Eureka Park by M20 J9 – only five minutes away.


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Happy dancing,



John Sweeney, Dancer, England   john_at_modernjive_dot_com 01233 625 362 & 07802 940 574 for Modern Jive Events, Instructional DVDs and Interactive Maps for Contra Dancing in Kent





From: Pete Gritton <petegritton_at_hotmail_dot_com>

Date: 23 September 2010 09:52:35 BDT

Subject: New Forest Storytelling



Storytelling in the New Forest


25th September 2010 The New Forest Festival - Minstead Study Centre, Minstead SO43 7GJ

10am - 5.30pm (with music in the evening)

Tickets £7 - £12


A day of music, crafts and storytelling - the New Forest Storytellers will be there in force:

Taprisha, Jill Barr, Madeleine Grantham, Graham Rogers, Mike O'Leary, Pete Gritton & Gill Redmond ('cello)


Crafts include weaving, beekeeping, bush craft, pottery, cookery workshops and cider.


A great day out in a lovely New Forest setting.




28th September 2010 Ringwood Folk Club, the Elm Tree, Hightown, Ringwood BH24


Tickets £3 (?)


An evening of local performers - nothing but the best!

Amongst the musicians there wil be a storytelling slot - Pete Gritton and Gill Redmond. Pete tells tales from British, Norse and other traditions, with pathos, bathos and sometimes bagpipes. Gill is a well established folk 'cellist who provides, mode and atmoshphere to the stories. She also plays great tunes!


20th October 2010 - New Forest Storytellers, the Elm Tree, Highhtown, Ringwood BH24

8 - 11pm

Tickets £4

The New Forest Stoytellers regular monthly storytelling evening. All the usual suspects and YOU! Come and listen, laugh, cry, gasp and cheer - or tell a story yourself.

This month's theme is "It's nearing Halloween".




Penny Allen  -    General Manager

Anthony John Allen - Chair of the Board




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