Friday 26th-Wednesday 31st May + 4 day extension until Sunday 4th June
at Kinnersley Castle, Herefordshire
This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of our Spring festival. It will run as a 'HomeMade event'. There will be one invited band coming from France trio Roblin/Evain/Badeau. They are great!
Most of you will have recently received this link from Pat.
The funding is to help cover the cost of the removal of the old electric shower and toilet which was necessary as it was situated directly over the 16th century Solar ceiling and the reinstatement of a new shower and toilet on the top floor.
Emade has undertaken to support this project financially by running a fundraising extended festival until breakfast, Sunday 4th June.
The festival will run as normal for the first part then, from Wednesday onwards, will be far more low key, maybe some concerts and dances in the evening. There will an opportunity to get involved in helping with small jobs or just clearing up around the castle and grounds for those that want to. It should be a very enjoyable moment.
The program for May is developing. At the moment artists and instructors include:
- Skeller (Helena Reynolds & Martin Keates) - concert, bal and workshops
- Deux sans frontières
- Steve Ellis & Marion Ludwig - bal & workshops - details here
- Dave Faulkner & Steve Turner - concert & bal
- Steve Turner & Helena Torpy - concert & bal
- Trio Roblin/Evain/Badeau - "musique à danser de Bretagne, Vendée et Berry " - concert, bal, music & dance workshops
These are the main artists at the moment but there are many other great musicians around who will also be playing for the apéritif and main bals.
Dance instructors :
- Trio Roblin/Evain/Badeau - "musique à danser de Bretagne, Vendée et Berry "
- Annette Davies - Severn suite & more
- Andrea Degan - Balkan & Israeli
- Elmo - Contra
- Cynthia & Joe - Poitou
- Jessica Abrahams - Dance techniques & many other options yet to be decided
- Ella Sprung - Swedish
- Helena Reynolds - Portuguese
- John Leopold - Bourrées
- David Beasley - Lindy hop
- Mike Gibbs & Heidi - Rueda
Booking form and information sheet to download.
Please email your booking form to John at firstname.lastname@example.org
and send a copy with your deposit to
Sue Averis, Bankfields, Bankfields Lane, Kinnerley, Shropshire SY10 8DF .