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Monday, 29 October 2012

Wonderful at the Weald and Downland - October 2012

At last we had the opportunity to sing in public at this lovely venue. The earlier performance this year was cancelled due to the appalling weather, so it was great to be able to sing in the warm autumn sunshine. It was also the first time the South Downs Folk Singers had sung together without Emily and the Hares, who were otherwise engaged that day. Singers from all the workshops so far came along to take part and the session went really well.

photo courtesy of Maggie Chamberlain

Saturday, 20 October 2012


Last few tickets left for the Celebration on Saturday 24th November in Horsham 

I have a few tickets left. If you would like to bring your friend/partner contact me NOW at Tickets £5. Bring own food and drink. More details to follow on blog nearer time.

 New!  Extra Carol Workshop  Thursday 15th November 7.30 for 8pm , The White Horse, Easebourne Nr Midhurst 

For those who may find it more convenient than Worthing, or come to both if you like! Emily will be leading this workshop. CD's and words will be available

 Next Practise Session 

 'Beechwood Wednesday' November 21st 

All welcome from all groups. A chance to mingle and sing.
7.30pm for 8pm start at the Beechwood Hall Hotel,Worthing.

Don'f forget to look at the OTHER EVENTS page and support some of our singers in other singing roles

Saturday, 13 October 2012


Saturday 24th November - A Celebration!

- St Marys Church Hall, (The Barn) The Causeway, Horsham

3.30pm to 4.30ish Flashmob then 4.30 to 7pm eating and 7pm to 10pm Dancing

The South Downs Singing Workshops have been so successful. Many new singing opportunities are coming along as a result and many people have made new friends. 
So here's your chance to meet up with old and new groups and have a bit of fun.
There will be a small singing event in the afternoon (Flashmob  sshhh!) in Horsham and afterwards back to the hall for food, drink and entertainment.

To keep costs reasonable, we are asking you to bring your own food and drink with perhaps a little to share with your neighbours.

Give your 'S' factor a go on the Saturday evening. If you fancy singing a song or telling a story while everyone is eating, then now's your chance.  Contact the email if you would like to book a 'slot' however long or short.

Kates Kitchen Band are providing the ceilidh band with dancing from 7pm to 10pm.

 Tickets are going fast at £5 each and are initially being offered to workshop people and if there are any spare we can offer to partners too.

It would be lovely to decorate the hall beforehand. If anyone has a bit of bunting left from the Jubilee, why not hang it out one more time this year. Help will be needed just before and on the day to get set up and clear up.  Any offers?

If you would like a ticket contact NOW if you haven't done so already!

Thursday, 11 October 2012


Last minute details for Sunday  - meet at 1.45pm by the Gridshell

if you arrive after 10am there may be considerable traffic jams to get into the Museum. We will be singing at 2pm so arrive with time to spare even if you are coming by public transport.

If you haven't given me your name you will need to contact me so I can send you the email that gets you in Free if you are singing.

We will sing even if it rains - we will sing in the North Cray building. We won't let the weather put us off this time!

List is on the blog. Dave Garrard is leading the singing so please give him plenty of support.

See you there!

Sunday, 7 October 2012


Lifts to Venues - Help Required

There are several people who don't drive and need lifts to be able to take part in the singing opportunties that are coming up.
There are individuals from Lewes and Worthing who could do with some help  with transport to get to and from the Weald and Downland this coming weekend. Email and I will put you in touch with each other.

New Pages

There are now 'Diary Dates' and 'Song Lists' pages for you to view.  Unfortunately, it seems you can't  put comments on the blog unless you have a gmail account, so keep emailing on the if you need to contact us.

Weald and Downland this weekend

The song list is available for this Sunday 14th.  Check out the new SONG LIST page on the blog.  
Meet at the Gridshell at 1.45pm for 2pm Performance

NEW! Workshop date Thursday 1st November 7.30pm  in preparation for the Christmas Event at the WAD on November 18th

Emily is running a workshop at the Beechwood Hotel, Worthing to learn the new carols and run through some old favourites in preparation for the 18th November event. Everyone is welcome.  For those of you unable to attend, the latest CD for the new workshops at Worthing and Billingshurst contains two of the carols we will be singing. The CD's  and words for the carols will be available at the next 'Beechwood Wednesday' event on Wednesday 17th October.