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23 July 2017 by Judith
In 2017, in our most spectacular festival yet, 54 Morris / Appalachian / International dance groups performed on the streets, stages and pubs of Wimborne Minster.
If you'd like to join us in 2018, please send a link to a recent video to our dance director - firstname.lastname@example.org .
6 June 2017 by James
Due to the size and nature of the event, it is important that we close roads at certain times of the weekend for the safety of our performers and attendees. You can find the road closure times and information below.
Roads closed 6pm Friday 9 June to 5pm Sunday 11 June: East Borough, The Square, High Street, Church Street, West Row, Corn Market and Cook Row.
Roads closed 1pm to 3:30pm Saturday 10 June: Park Lane and East Street for the procession.
2 June 2017 by James
To celebrate our Shanty Festival this year, we're having Wimborne Minster Folk Festival's first ever fancy dress competition on Sunday 11 June.
To be in with a chance of winning, join us in your best pirate, mermaid, sailor, fisherman or any other themed costumes, for our All At Sea fancy dress bonanza.
30 May 2017 by James
Folk musicians including Jim Causley, Jackie Oates and Bryony Griffith will be joining us at the festival for the Southern Harvest book launch.
Tickets for the special event are just £8, which will be available on the day or £20 in advance for a Sunday Pass which will also include entry to see the Sam Kelly Trio, Moore Moss Rutter, Ninebarrow, Sunjay, Mitchell & Vincent and Aron Radford.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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