Family Events for 2018

All Family Events are free.

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Family Events on Saturday 9th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
10:00 to 11:00Broom Dance WorkshopHigh Street SalamanderBroom dances were once performed by individuals all over the country. Great fun for children of all ages. You'll be surprised how quickly you learn.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

10:00 to 16:00The Minster Green FairMinster GreenCome and support local charities, buy from stalls with a fantastic range of home made cakes, bric-a-brac, books and plants.

10:00 to 10:45Tip of the PopsSecret Garden (Library)Ethically sourced, renewable & sustainable, this is an improvised pop-up disco in a wheelbarrow.

With: Tip of the Pops

10:30 to 11:10Crows, Crosspatches, & CrittersWildwood StorygladeFun stories and songs of Bad Temper, Beasts and that Blingtastic bird, the Crow.

With: Jill Barr & Bob Greenwall

10:30 to 12:30Festival Workshop & instrument tryoutWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
10:30 to 18:00Family CraftsWillow Walk Artisan MarqueeWhat can you find under the rocks and stones? Come along and create cute creepy crawlies and have a go at rock painting in the Artisan Marquee.

With: Details to follow

11:00 to 12:30Storytelling WorkshopLibraryWhether you want to learn to tell stories, or to gain confidence talking in front of an audience, this short, but fun workshop will meet your needs.

With: Madeleine Grantham

11:00 to 11:45Flights of FancySecret Garden (Library)With: Hand to Mouth Theatre
11:00 to 11:30HelloAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts
11:30 to 12:30Mini MelodeonsModel Town Sensory GardenMelodeons are great morris instruments. This children's workshop uses mini instruments, which are easy to play. In Hanham Room (Model town) if wet.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

11:45 to 13:00Punch&Judy, Games & FunAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts
12:00 to 13:30Saturday Family CeilidhAllendale Centre Main HallFamily Ceilidh with 'No Strings Attached'.

With: No Strings Attached

12:00 to 12:45Tip of the PopsSecret Garden (Library)Ethically sourced, renewable & sustainable, this is an improvised pop-up disco in a wheelbarrow.

With: Tip of the Pops

13:00 to 13:45Flights of FancySecret Garden (Library)With: Hand to Mouth Theatre
13:15 to 13:55Crows, Crosspatches, & CrittersWildwood StorygladeFun stories and songs of Bad Temper, Beasts and that Blingtastic bird, the Crow.

With: Jill Barr & Bob Greenwall

13:30 to 14:15Trickster Tales from around the WorldModel Town Sensory GardenStories include Anansi the Spider Man and how the world got its stories, also with Coyote and Wildcate, Brer Rabbit and the Tar Baby.

With: Ian Tovey

14:00 to 14:45Family story timeSecret Garden (Library)Find out how the nightingale got her voice, what happened when rat decided to learn to play the drum

With: Madeleine Grantham

14:00 to 14:45Mandolin WorkshopWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
14:15 to 14:45Punch&JudyAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts
14:30 to 15:30ProcessionPark Lane, East St (by Rising Sun), High Street Salamander, High street, by the Minster Green, High street, By Mill Lane, Square (not stage), East Borough (Olive Branch)With: Tashi Lhunpo Monks (International, Tibetan) , Barefoot Bellydance (Tribal Style Belly Dance) , Morena Slovak Dance Co. (International, Slovakian) , Northgate Rapper (Rapper) , Dignitaries, Wimborne Militia, King John's Morris Men (North West) , Order of the Phoenix (North West) , Pamphill Longsword (Longsword) , Blackrock School of Irish Dance (International, Irish) , Steps in Time (Country Dance) , Wimborne First School (Country Dance) , Quayside Cloggies (North West) , Tatters and Tails Border Morris (Border) , Bournemouth and Christchurch U3A International Folk Dancers (International) , Hobo's Morris (Border) , Maenads (Border) , Haddenham Hoofers (Appalachian) , Tappalachian (Appalachian) , Bell's Angels (Cotswold) , Knights of King Ina (Jigs) , Holt (Cotswold) , Somerset Morris (Cotswold + stave) , Sidmouth Steppers (North West) , New Forest Meddlars (Cotswold, Border) , Fabulous Fezheads (Comedy morris) , Festus Derriman (Cotswold) , Zdravetz (International, Bulgarian) , Merrydowners (Cotswold, Longsword) , Ridgeway Step Clog (Clog dance) , Mythago (Border ) , Steampunk morris (Border) , Whitethorn Morris (North West) , Oyster Girls (North West) , Bourne River (Cotswold) , Bradninch Millers Morris (Cotswold, Border, Stave, Molly, Broom) , Hips and Haws (North West) , New Moon Morris  (North West) , Gugge 2000 , Synergy Majorette Group (Majorettes) , Dreamboats
14:50 to 15:30Crows, Crosspatches, & CrittersWildwood StorygladeFun stories and songs of Bad Temper, Beasts and that Blingtastic bird, the Crow.

With: Jill Barr & Bob Greenwall

15:30 to 16:30Step Dance For AllHigh Street Salamander"Drumming with your feet." Stepping or step dancing is the original street dance and the ancestor of tap dancing. Children will love this workshop.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

15:30 to 16:15Tip of the PopsModel Town Sensory GardenEthically sourced, renewable & sustainable, this is an improvised pop-up disco in a wheelbarrow.

With: Tip of the Pops

15:30 to 17:00Punch & Judy, songs & parachute gamesAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts
16:00 to 17:00Open SessionWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
16:30 to 17:15Flights of FancyModel Town Sensory GardenWith: Hand to Mouth Theatre
17:00 to 18:00The Gugge ExperienceMinster GreenThe Gugge Experience - come and listen to Wimborne's favourite band, then try an instrument yourself. No experience required. Come and have a blast!

With: Gugge 2000 

Family Events on Sunday 10th June 2018
WhenWhatWhereDescription
09:45 to 10:30Folk Festival Church ServiceMinster GreenWelcome to our annual Folk Service on the Minster Green (in Minster if wet). Refreshments will be available in Church House after the service.

With: The Tattered Court (Border) , Mandy Stansfield

10:00 to 11:00Barley RyeSecret Garden (Library)With: Robin Hood Puppet Show
10:30 to 11:10Crows, Crosspatches, & CrittersWildwood StorygladeFun stories and songs of Bad Temper, Beasts and that Blingtastic bird, the Crow.

With: Jill Barr & Bob Greenwall

10:30 to 11:15Tip of the PopsModel Town Sensory GardenEthically sourced, renewable & sustainable, this is an improvised pop-up disco in a wheelbarrow.

With: Tip of the Pops

10:30 to 12:30Festival Workshop & instrument tryoutWillow Walk With: Folk Orc 
11:00 to 12:00Stories of Dragons , Kings and Pleasant PeasantsSecret Garden (Library)Her stories are Pan Cultural and oft times full of humour and dire warning in equal measure. All ages welcome to come & discover more.

With: Taprisha

11:00 to 11:30HelloAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts
11:30 to 12:15Piggery JokeryModel Town Sensory GardenWith: Hand to Mouth Theatre
11:45 to 13:00Punch&Judy, Games & FunAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts
12:00 to 13:00Step Dance For AllHigh Street Salamander"Drumming with your feet." Stepping or step dancing is the original street dance and the ancestor of tap dancing. Children will love this workshop.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

12:00 to 13:30Sunday Family CeilidhAllendale Centre Main HallFamily ceilidh with Murphy's Lore, with their caller Noeleen.

With: Murphy's Lore

12:15 to 13:00Tip of the PopsSecret Garden (Library)Ethically sourced, renewable & sustainable, this is an improvised pop-up disco in a wheelbarrow.

With: Tip of the Pops

13:15 to 13:55Crows, Crosspatches, & CrittersWildwood StorygladeFun stories and songs of Bad Temper, Beasts and that Blingtastic bird, the Crow.

With: Jill Barr & Bob Greenwall

13:15 to 14:00Piggery JokerySecret Garden (Library)With: Hand to Mouth Theatre
13:30 to 14:15Stories of Dragons , Kings and Pleasant PeasantsModel Town Sensory GardenHer stories are Pan Cultural and oft times full of humour and dire warning in equal measure. All ages welcome to come & discover more.

With: Taprisha

13:30 to 14:30Songs & Lore of the SeaAllendale House (Large Room Upstairs)From shanties to the environment. Particularly for adults accompanied by children

With: Tom Lewis

14:00 to 15:00MaypoleMinster GreenWhat could be more English than maypole dancing on the Green? A perennial favourite with children, but adults are also welcome to join in.

With: Folk Active (Workshops) 

14:00 to 14:45Barley RyeAllendale Centre Main HallWith: Robin Hood Puppet Show
14:15 to 15:00Ballads without SingingSecret Garden (Library)Tales from the traditional Child Ballads, including Tam Lin, & Robin Hood.

With: Ian Tovey

14:15 to 14:45Punch&JudyAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts
14:30 to 15:00Cotswold Jig WorkshopHigh Street SalamanderA gentle introduction to the traditional Cotswold jig. It's harder than it looks, but the Knights of King Ina are expert teachers!

With: Knights of King Ina (Jigs) 

14:45 to 15:15Fancy DressWillow Walk StageWith: Details to follow
14:50 to 15:30Crows, Crosspatches, & CrittersWildwood StorygladeFun stories and songs of Bad Temper, Beasts and that Blingtastic bird, the Crow.

With: Jill Barr & Bob Greenwall

15:00 to 15:45Piggery JokeryWillow Walk With: Hand to Mouth Theatre
15:15 to 15:30A Thought Provoking Story Secret Garden (Library)With: Good News Church
15:30 to 16:15Ballads without SingingModel Town Sensory GardenTales from the traditional Child Ballads, including Tam Lin, & Robin Hood.

With: Ian Tovey

15:30 to 16:15Tip of the PopsSecret Garden (Library)Ethically sourced, renewable & sustainable, this is an improvised pop-up disco in a wheelbarrow.

With: Tip of the Pops

15:30 to 17:00Punch & Judy, songs & parachute gamesAllendale Centre MeadowWith: Ticklish Allsorts