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Folk Festival takes on Wimborne Buskers Bash

13 April 2017 by James

For one year only, the organisers of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival take on running Wimborne Buskers Bash. The previous organisers are only "taking a year off", so don't fret, they'll be back.

The festival committee have stepped up to the task of organising the one day busking event, that uses locations around the town to allow musicians to gain your vote, by using a token system that will get them through to the final - held on Wimborne Square the same evening.

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Laugh Out Loud Comedy Competition

8 April 2017 by James

Wimborne Minster Folk Festival is proud to be hosting a comedy competition to give you the chance to appear along side Noel James and Polly Morris.

Auditions will be taking place at The Man In The Wall, Wimborne on Monday 24 April from 6:30pm - 10pm and at QE School, Wimborne on Saturday 6 May from 7pm.

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Trade Applications Reopen

2 April 2017 by James

The festival organisers are excited to be expanding parts of the festival, so applications for traders have reopened until the end of April 2017.

A new trade area has been alocated for the festival, just off the high street. Traders are encouraged to Apply Online by 30 April 2017 to register their interest in trading at the festival.

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Volunteer applications open

10 March 2017 by James

We are looking for vibrant people to be part of the festival team who are prepared to work in shifts over the three day festival.

Every year, the festival relies on volunteer stewards to help make the festival happen, we really couldn't do it without you! In exchange for your time, you will get festival tickets to Wimborne Minster Folk Festival concerts, comedy and ceilidhs and also tickets to Party In The Paddock, plus free parking, camping and souvenir programme.

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Noel James headlines festival Comedy

1 February 2017 by James

Introducing a night of Comedy to this year's folk festival comes with great pleasure, and we are thrilled to welcome Welsh comedian Noel James. Joining Noel is resident comic-folk-band of the festival, Polly Morris, who will take you on a whirlwind trip of supermarket shopping and the perils of e-mail.

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Set sail for new Shanty Festival!

19 January 2017 by James

Ahoy shipmates! Songs Of The Sea is a new addition to the folk, family, fun weekend of Wimborne Minster Folk Festival, which will take place on the Saturday of the festival in June.

The new Shanty Festival will see performances from: The Roaring Trowmen, Jim Radford, Exmouth Shanty Men (pictured), Portsmouth Shanty Men, The Harry Browns, Shropshire Boatmen and Wareham Whalers.

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Artisan trade applications now available

6 December 2016 by James

Good news! After high demand from previous years we are now able to take on artisan traders at the festival, who will be located in the beautiful Wimborne Model Town.

Pitch fees for artisan traders are set to just 50 for both Saturday & Sunday at the festival and applications are open online now at the link below. We very much look forward to welcoming artisan trade stands to the festival on 9, 10, 11 June 2017.

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Early Bird tickets still available

30 November 2016 by James

Our strictly limited Early Bird ticket offer is still available for those of you wishing to save 5 on your weekend ticket.

Simply enter the discount code "EARLYBIRD" at the checkout stage online or mention it when picking up tickets from Wimborne Tourist Information Centre (01202 886 116) or The Allendale Centre (01202 887 247).

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Trade deadline extended

24 November 2016 by James

The trade application deadline has been extended until 31 December 2016, to allow for a more diverse range of traders wishing to attend the 2017 festival.

Applications can be made online via our Trade Stands page of the website.

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Rapper sword dance at Wimborne

14 November 2016 by Judith

This coming year at Wimborne, we will have several exciting rapper sword dance teams performing in the streets and in the pubs around the town.

Rapper is a dance that developed in the mining areas of Northumberland and Durham that uses flexible metal swords with wooden handles. Appearing for the first time at Wimborne Minster Folk Festival are Northgate Rapper from Bath and Stone Monkey from Long Eaton, between Nottingham and Derby, both great sides to watch.

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