Saturday 29 April 2017
Ken, Marcus, Mike & Julian
(Breton, French bourrées, branles, waltzes, jigs and more!)
* Bal 8 until 11pm, for £6
* two sets from Venn
* warmup with Jeudi Matin and stay on the floor for guest musicians in the interval
* tea & coffee available, but we don't have a bar, so please bring your own drink and glasses
Anna Pack & Dave Shepherd: afternoon dance workshop 4pm Bal at 8pm
Bastil'Bal with Brighton Allstars & guests
... les vacancies d'été....
Natalan, from Alençon (tbc)
Soirée fin de l'année avec ceux qui arrivent
March or April (tbc)
come & dance in France...
If you fancy a trip to Picardy in June, TONIK and some fab French bands are playing!
POIX DE PICARDIE 2017 FESTIVAL - reserve your place by 15 May
Patcham Memorial Hall
3 Old London Road
Brighton BN1 8XR
Fabulous polished wooden ballroom floor, just perfect for French dancing!
We're just off the A23 as you enter Brighton, near the junction with A27.
Old London Rd passes behind the Esso garage, near the Miller & Carter steakhouse (was the Harvester pub).
Bus no 5 and 5A stop outside, Preston Park station is 15 mins south.
Here's a link to PMH website with a map
Optional 'repas' from 6.45, please bring food to share and your own cutlery, plate, glass and drink (no bar)
Click above to find our videos of dances we have learned here, and in France. Subscribe to get a notice of new ones ...
Click on the poster (left) to link to their Facebook page with the full programme, and to book for the festival.
There's a downloadable booking form near the bottom of that page where it says "ici". Email it back to them by 15 May, and you will pay when you get there.
This year camping is not free as part of the festival. It costs 14€ a night, and you book by emailing (in English) Camping Le Bois des Pecheurs via http://www.ville-poix-de-picardie.fr/tourisme/camping-municipal
Download their 'tariffs camping' pdf, they have cabins as well as spaces for tents & campers; they are 5 mins walk from the SuperU and 10mins from the dance hall. Say you are going to the Festival, you will be booked into the "Coin Anglais" with the rest of us!
Otherwise, we can suggest Le Cardinal for a hotel in the square: https://lecardinal.jimdo.com
... et en plus!
EIFF Nordic Noir with Bowjolie on Sunday 30th April: dance workshop & social dance Day tickets available. Go to Eastbourne International Folkdance Festival page to get a ticket for 28 April - 1st May weekend of folk dance.
'Sister' clubs within dancing distance
Second Friday of the month
On Bouge dance club
Primrose Hill Community Centre
29 Hopkinson’s Place
London NW1 8TN
Doors: 7:30pm £7 (£6 concs)
Tube Chalk Farm or Camden Town
For more information email Chris Shaw or Dave on email@example.com
Third Sunday of the month
Les Batons dance club
a Bal with Les Batons band & others. 1pm until 5pm. £5
More information email Les Batons
KENT ME17 1TR
Meanwhile, en France...