Sunday 03 March 2019, 12:00pm - 04:00pm
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Learn some European folk dances in a workshop with Ravi Sawney from 12 to 1pm. Then a bring-your-own indoor picnic lunch (with tea and coffee on hand), followed by a bal with live music at 1.45pm. Music by Ravi Sawney, the Shivelight Duo (Harriet Power and Sam Doolin) and others.
For those unfamiliar with Balfolk; a bal is the European equivalent of a ceilidh, with a mixture of couple dances (such as the waltz and mazurka), circle dances (such as the Chapelloise) and dances done in long winding lines (such as the hanter dro). The dances are not called, but they are easy to pick up. No need to bring a partner.
Beginners are very welcome, as are musicians to play for the dancing.
Note: the event is in the hall at the back of Watlington House - entrance through the large gate on South Street. There is limited parking - to avoid doubt, you can use the Queen's Road (paying) car park only 5 mins walk away: https://tinyurl.com/y4m97k3x
Check your route first, as Reading has a major-level one way system!
For those coming by train, see here for routes from Reading Station:
£5 for workshop & bal
No bar: BYOB
Location Watlington House, Watlington St, Reading RG1 4RJ