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26 Jun

Morena Slovak Dance Company

Your chance to learn from a professionally trained Slovak traditional dancer.


27 Jun

David Pickard

Please note this event has now been postponed until further notice. For further information, please contact the organisers at

The British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) is hosting an afternoon event with BBC Proms Director, David Pickard. The session will see BASCA board director Gary Carpenter lead an in depth Q&A style discussion, looking at David Pickard’s achievements within the classical music industry, as well as exploring his current role leading the world’s biggest classical music festival, the BBC Proms, ahead of its upcoming eight week summer season starting in July.


This mixed level class is based on the popular and lively Cotswold morris tradition, in which dancers perform with handkerchiefs and sticks.


Long established and much-loved folk club, with monthly guest nights. Floor singers always welcome.


28 Jun

Fiddle School

Improve your fiddle playing in a friendly group, led by Pete Cooper, who teaches fiddle playing by ear.


29 Jun

Irish Set Dancing

Enjoy Ireland's popular folk dance in a welcoming environment. All levels catered for in this friendly group.



Learn the steps for barn, American contra, English country dances and ceilidhs. Musicians welcome to join the live band.


30 Jun

Friday Feet

Embrace the traditional folk dances from many countries. This drop-in class is ideal for beginners. No need to bring a partner.


01 Jul

02 Jul

Consort de Danse Baroque

Court dances from 1650 - 1750. Classes will look at steps and patterns of dances including the minuet, sarabande and bourée.



Argentinean School of Tango & Folklore.