We cannot run our usual Folk Camps Craft Break this February, so instead we have a programme of virtual events online instead, running in the February half term Mon 15th to Sat 20th February.
The table below shows the programme of activities.
All sessions and workshops will be held using Zoom. Further details of each event are available on the Lockerdown Facebook group – see the “Events” tab. If you don’t engage with Facebook then please email firstname.lastname@example.org to get the Zoom events link.
Scroll down to see full details of each event below the table.
Monday 15th February
Coffee and Chat with Sue Malleson – The traditional start of camp meeting where we’ll instruct you on how to use the pump up showers and explain Rolling Home. Seriously though, this will be the place to meet and chat to old friends before the start of the event. We’ll outline the programme, try to answer any questions and offer to help to anyone struggling with Zoom.
Chicken Scratch / Broderie Suisse with Diane Kingston – Create an optical illusion with a piece of gingham/checked fabric and some basic stitches. This technique is known as Chicken Scratch or Broderie Suisse, If you don’t have any gingham/checked fabric or thread then please email Diane via the office – by the end of Monday 8th Feb, so she can send you some for £1.50 to cover postage & packing. At the end of the week you’ll have a chance to show everyone what you’ve created.
You can see some examples (including samples of what you should be able to achieve in the workshop.and over the following days) here.
Children’s Ceilidh with Paul Weir MC & Chris Jewell’s Band in the Cupboard
You’re sure of ridiculously contagious fun, dancing with your real or imaginary companions. There will be guest callers and musicians as well as entertainment slots. Or why not play along to the music as part of the virtual band?
Tuesday 16th February
Music session with Richard & Belinda Jones
Richard & Belinda will develop simple arrangements, with harmonies and counterpoints. Tunes will be in keys which are suitable for all instruments. Sheet music will be provided with written parts for all standards of play. Transposed versions can be supplied on request.
Richard and Belinda have been giving weekly online workshops with SelFolk (The South East London Orchestra). Participants will not be able to hear each other playing (because of synchronisation problems), but they will be able to hear Richard & Belinda so it will be as if they are playing in a trio.
Make a paper picture frame with Sally Foster
Create a Picture Frame with Sally Foster from double-sided paper and matching card. Materials and equipment needed to make the picture frame in this workshop:
- 1 Sheet double-sided paper with a different pattern on each side (but not a striped pattern) 12-inch (30cm) square is ideal (a smaller square is possible but more fiddly), or 3 or 4 sheets 6 inch x 6 all matching will also suffice.
- 1 sheet of card of the same size in a matching colour (plain no pattern)
- Guillotine (or failing that scissors)
- Double-sided tape (or failing that a roller or tape mouse
Simple Puppets with Carolyn Page
Make simple puppets with a sock, mitten, lollipop stick, wooden kitchen spoon or just your fingers. Have felt-tip pens, scissors glue, card, and maybe, some wool or scraps of fabric to decorate with. This craft can be suitable for even small children (under supervision) as well as adults.
Slower Tunes Session with Frank Park
A tunes session for “improvers” with dance tunes a little slower. Frank aims to lead you through some Playford dance tunes with sheet music provided. You may then wish to play along with the Playford Dance Workshop later in the week. This will be led by Frank’s wife Clare with Frank himself playing. Frank will cover some of the music for the 6pm Thursday Playford workshop so you might like to attend that as well and put your hard work into practice.
Folk Dancing With Madeleine Smith
Trip the light fantastic to recorded music under the expert guidance of Madeleine, with familiar dances being adjusted for the current environment. Other callers may well pick up some useful tips!
Music Session with David Pattenden
Join David Pattenden for the morning Music Session. Download the play-list from the link on Lockerdown before the event.
Pages 10 – 15 of this pack comprise 3 pages copied by permission from ‘Play In The Band’ and the corresponding 3 pages from the website ‘http://midlandsbarndances.co.uk/#Tunes‘ where you will find second parts for these pages. If you have your own copy of ‘Play In The Band’, and/or you’ve already downloaded these second-part pages, of course you don’t need to print out these pages again. The same website contains second parts for all the other tunes in Play In The Band, Band Swing and Band Time, available for free download. The same tunes are also presented in .ABC, .MID and .NWC formats (not all yet available) at http://midlandsbarndances.co.uk/PlayInTheBand.html… and http://midlandsbarndances.co.uk/PeteMac_OtherFormats.html If you need copies for transposing instruments please contact David via the office.
Sew & Natter with Jenny Walton
Bring your sewing or knitting to the table and share an hour or so of nattering with your folk camp friends. You don’t have to be doing anything actually, you can just turn up for a chat.
Poetry Reading with Sally Hawksworth
Come along and read your favourite animal poem or just join and simply listen.
Sing-around led by Peter Tomlyn
Pull up a chair for the evening and Peter Tomlyn will pass the token round so you can take a turn to sing, play, recite a poem or short story or just listen and sing along at home.
Rhythm with Bruce Knapp
Explore rhythm and how to make accompaniment a more expressive area, creating dynamics when playing behind melody. All instruments can take on this roll, so bring yours to the workshop.
Make a Suffolk Puff tree with Christine Corkett
Christine Corkett will guide you through the workshop. Here is what is required. Suffolk Puff trees. Google it, there are photos. You will need some small pieces of cotton fabric can be all the same or a mixture, needle, thread and scissors, a pencil and an old cotton reel or one which still has thread on will do. Before the workshop please cut out you circles of fabric one of each size: 22cms 19 cms 17,15, 13, 11, 9, 8, 61/2 and 5cms
Animal Magic with Carla Woods
Bring along any puppets you made earlier in the week, or your favourite soft toy. Dress up as an animal if you wish. Bring along a percussion instrument – something to hit, like a drum or empty milk bottle and stick, or shake like bells or seeds in a bottle or a couple of spoons or saucepan lids (basically something that you can make a noise with) Finally bring along your voice as an instrument as well and Carla will weave some magic to encompass your participation in various ways during this session. Suitable for children as well as adults.
Playford Dance Workshop with Clare Park
Clare invites you to join her for one hour at Thursday’s Zoom dance workshop to enjoy a selection of some of her favourite English Country Dances from the 17th century to the present day. Clare will carefully guide you through the dances on Zoom to live music from her husband, Frank, some of which will have been taught at his improvers musicians workshop.
Music Session with Moira & Peter Gutteridge
Moira and Peter will be leading a session of tunes they like. You’re invited to play the tunes along with them, or play the second part, or harmony line, if that’s what you choose to do. A file of the music is posted on Lockerdown. There will also be opportunities for participants to lead one of the tunes, if they would like to. If you need a part for a transposing instrument, please let them know as soon as possible, preferably by February 12th, so they have time to prepare it – please email Moira and Peter via the office.
Collage Workshop with Dorothy Seedhouse
Have a stiff piece of card for backing, pieces of paper, this could be any sort of paper or pictures you could cut off old Christmas or birthday cards or magazines. some PVA glue and small scissors. A ruler may come in handy as well.
Show & Tell with Sue Malleson
A chance to show and tell what you’ve achieved during the week. Make a nice cup of tea, settle down in front of the Zoom screen and bring with you to show others, whatever it is you have achieved craft-wise during the week. Or maybe you’ve learnt a tune or written a poem. Share it with us.
Children’s Painting with Joy Locton
Join Joy and her grandchildren in an hour’s painting.
See table of events in the week.