Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Award winning folk musicians perform at exciting brand new 1 day festival in Hertfordshire

My daughter's friend attended our local Rudolf Steiner School and during her years there we attended a number of well organised wonderful events including one of the best firework displays I have ever seen on bonfire night.

Continuing their history of organising great events for the whole community, this Saturday, July 8 the school in Kings Langley in Hertfordshire (just under an hour out of London by train or car) will be welcoming  BBC Folk Award winner Sam Carter who will be playing on the Priory Stage at The Little Folk Festival, a brand new festival organised by the PTFA of the School.

Sam Carter - folk singer

But that's not all -other music acts include local trio Said the Maiden, winners of Bristol Folk Festival’s Isambard Folk Award; internationally acclaimed choir leader and songwriter Susie Ro Prater; eclectic contemporary folk band Boat to Row who were described as ‘Simply wonderful’ by Janice Long from BBC Radio 2 and lively passionate young folk duo The Unsung Roots.

Folk Festival Hertfordshire

Folk music fans can also hear recent graduates from the Rudolf Steiner School, Arthur Sawyer and Ryan Isbell with their new band Father Benjamin and the Frosty Mornings. Later in the day renowned folk band Boldwood will lead an evening ceilidh.

The event looks set to be good entertainment for all the family, even non-folk fans!

The day boasts a packed programme of events alongside the fantastic folk line-up, to include circus workshops, basketry, face painting, yoga, story-telling, Nia dancing,  community singing, drumming, festival stalls and a huge variety of food and drink.

It's an alcohol-free festival with the festival ‘dry bar’ being run by some of the older students offering mocktails, juices, milkshakes and a range of other non-alcoholic drinks. Classes from the school will be running food and drinks stalls, alongside external catering companies.

Tickets are discounted if bought in advance online, by midnight on Friday 7th July. Under 16s are free if accompanied by a paying adult.

All profits from the festival will feed directly into the life of the school, both through funding play equipment for the children, and providing additional funds to help support low income families choose this education for their children.

Event details:
Who is the event aimed at?
The whole community - family friendly and child appropriate activities; something for every age
What activities can people expect at the event?
Live folk bands, huge variety of delicious food stalls, crafts, henna and face painting, story-telling, circus, yoga, folk dancing, foraging, drumming, community singing and lots more. The event is also environmentally conscious providing re-cycling, electric free stalls as well as some natural and organic foods.

Event details and features:
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017
Time: 10 am to 10pm
Location: Rudolf Steiner School, Langley Hill, Kings Langley, Hertfordshire WD4 9HG
Tickets: From £5.00 to £20.00 – Free tickets for children with every full paying adult
-           Tickets in advance = discounts
-           Wheel chair access and support
-           Free ticket for carer – please contact organisers


Disclaimer: I received free admission to the Festival as a thank you for sharing information about it. Views and opinions remain honest and my own.

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