50th Birthday Celebration

Celebrating 50 years of Folk Camps 23 June 2018

For this special event, all campers and friends are invited to a special folk camp reunion day and ceilidh to celebrate 50 years of Folk Camps. Council wants this to be an opportunity for everyone to come together for a day of fun and celebration, doing what we do so well. It will provide a showcase of Folk Camps for the folk media and potential campers. The venue is large enough for 300 people to sit down to dinner, and we can accommodate a ceilidh with 450 dancers. Room for everyone.


The Octagon, Buxton

The Octagon is part of the Victorian pavilion complex set in a beautiful park. The park has several children’s play areas, a little train, lawns, a lake and river. Buxton is at the heart of the Peak District midway between Manchester and Sheffield.


The Day 10:30am - 11:30pm

General information sheet here.

Welcome with tea, coffee and squash; Join the Band band, workshops: music, dance and craft. Children’s activities, Song Circle, showcase dancing in the park, performances in the Bandstand, Al fresco picnic lunch (in pavilion if wet), time to chat and catch up with friends, photos and reminiscing; celebration group photo.
Two course dinner with modest ceremony, family Ceilidh dances, cocoa and birthday cake, expert ceilidh. Bar.


Be part of it

We invite you to sign up for the song circle; to perform in the Bandstand; Dance on the forecourt; make some art; volunteer to make the day run smoothly.
We will need an Orchestra leader….or two; workshop leaders; Dance callers; cake decorators; children’s games leaders; hall decorators; a table and chair set up and break down crew, airport transfer drivers. Put your name down at camp or here.

Over the year, we need people to look out their photos, let’s try and have a picture of everyone who has ever camped. Can we do that?

More information and more options for participation signup sheet


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