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Monday, 30 July 2012

Singing for their Supper - July 2012

The Weald and Downland Museum at Chichester invited the SDFS to sing at the Volunteers dinner. On one of the hot evenings of the year following a generous offer of free dinner, the Singers gave a rousing performance to the assembled audience. A fantastic evening was had by all.

Arundel Approaches!

The Arundel Festival is our first 'proper' gig

The event we are singing at will also have jazz and other choirs singing that evening and so the organisers of the Arundel Festival are asking people to bring their friends to come along and support us and the other acts.  
It's a new event based on community spirit and if it's successful it will happen again next year. It's FREE to get in and promises to be a good night (and it will be sunny!)

It's all going to happen on Friday 17th August. We are on at 6.45pm for 30 mins and we will be 'miked' up to sing. There is still room for more singers to come along and make it a rip roaring success!
Please get in touch if you can make it.
For more info about the Festival and how to get there look at

The Next Practice Session at Worthing

Holly Hocks in August
The next practice session will be held at
The Beechwood Hall Hotel, Worthing on
Wednesday 15th August

from 7.30pm for an 8pm start
All workshop singers welcome!

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Flash Mob in Horsham - 24 November 2012

The good citizens of Horsham were subject to a surprise rendition of 'Twankydillo' performed by some of the South Downs Folk Singers, as they wandered through the shopping centre on a wet Saturday afternoon. Try explaining that to your neighbour when you get home!


HILAIRE BELLOC WALK AND SING! Now leaving from different pub

Saturday 18th August 2012

Walk from 12 noon                  Sing at 7pm at The George and Dragon

Here is an opportunity to do either or both activities. There is a delightful walk (take a picnic) in the afternoon and in the evening meet at the pub to sing.  

You will need to contact the pub if you intend to eat there later, see the OTHER EVENTS page on the blog

Contact the if you would like more information about the length of the walk etc

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Sunday 22nd Cancelled but 25th is still on

Hi Folks 
Its not too late to sing on Wednesday 25th so please contact me as soon as possible! Friday 20th at the latest

A decision has been taken to cancel the Sunday singing session at the Weald and Downland this Sunday but please support the singers by attending at the October event to be held there.
But John has managed to secure more spaces (and a meal) for Wednesday 25th. He needs to know catering numbers so if you haven't put your name down and still fancy going let me know!
I will send a song list out to all attending

Future dates

We need a minimum number of singers (20 people or more) to sing when the venue is out doors in order to make ourselves heard, so contact me as soon as you can  if you are available on 13th/14th October (will let you know soon which of those days).

This number will apply to Arundel to on 17th August so please keep in touch.

Thursday, 12 July 2012

Weather Watch for Woods Mill - Saturday 14th July

Lovely weather for ducks but it might not be suitable for singing in the evening at the Sussex Wildlife Trust.

I have been in touch with the organisers and they are unable to let me know if the event will go ahead until early Saturday afternoon. 

If you were thinking of taking part or coming along on the day please can you email me with your mobile number so I can text you and let you know what's happening.

Can you use the southdowns gmail address or if it bounces back my other address



Friday, 6 July 2012

Reminder about Wednesday and Saturday

Just a reminder that we are due to meet again at the Beechwood Hall Hotel in Worthing this Wednesday (meet from 7.30pm - 8pm start). The songs that we have been learning recently are Shepherd of the Down, Bird in the Bush, and the Cuckoo. The songs we will be teaching at the next workshop sessions are Eileen Aroon, and Sussex Wedding Song.
If you can't get along on Wednesday, perhaps we will see you at Woods Mill on Saturday 14th?
All best wishes,
Chris, Ann and Emily