The Full English
What is The Full English?
A ground-breaking nationwide digital archive and learning project, led by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) and supported by the National Lottery through the Heritage Lottery Fund. The Full English will create the world’s biggest free digital archive of English traditional English folk songs, tunes, dances and customs, with a national programme of workshops, lectures, training and community events inspired by the new digital archive.
Through the learning programme The Full English will deliver creative projects with 19 schools, developing resources for teachers and community groups, as well as delivering workshops, lectures, professional development training and community events in nine regions of England.
The Stables is delighted to working with EFDSS to bring The Full English events to our region.
Upcoming Full English Events at The Stables
The Full English – Family Folk Sessions
Sundays, 15th June 8th 2014 1pm – 4pm Free (Family tickets need to be booked through the Box Office 01908 280800)
The Full English Family Folk Session is a fun folk music workshop open to all abilities, designed to get the whole family playing together and discovering folk tunes from the archive - with a bit of dancing thrown in for good measure! Each session is self- contained and will look at different tunes and traditions, but you are welcome to come to more than one.
Tunes will be simple and can be read or picked up by ear. Easy alternative parts will be suggested where appropriate, and the emphasis will be on ways of combining players of all ages and abilities rather than just teaching an instrument.
Please bring your own instrument.
The sessions will be led by experienced tutors and folk musicians Jenny Newman and Andy Glass, with guest tutors.
All adults need to be accompanied by children!
Open to families or groups with children and adult carers, ideally with 1 adult to every child. Adults are responsible for their children and need to be prepared to assist and support their children’s involvement. We ask that all those coming as family/carer groups are prepared to be flexible to accommodate the musical needs of a wide range of player standard.
Although free, family tickets need to be booked through the Stables Box Office on 01908 280800. Places are limited. (If you need additional information about the workshops or have an inquiry about the specific suitability for your family please contact firstname.lastname@example.org)