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We hope you find all the information you need for the weekend here, but if you require further information please don't hesitate to contact us

Community Vox:
vox@annatabbush.com, 07989 556164

 

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

Everyone will need to bring:

  • Packed lunch for Saturday
  • A musical instrument if you want to play in the ceilidh or open mic session
  • Percussion for the Samba Reggae workshop (some will be provided)
  • A yoga mat, blanket and comfortable clothes for the yoga workshop
  • Warm clothes
  • A ukulele for the ukulele workshop (some will be provided)

Campers, You will need:

  • Tent
  • Bedding
  • Torch
  • Camping mug
  • Food for Friday
  • Breakfast food (we'll provide tea and toast)
  • Wellies
  • Blankets
  • Bin bags
  • £1.00(s) for showers

We Will Provide:

  • Tea, Coffee, biscuits and fruit in breaks
  • Toast, Tea and Coffee for breakfast on Saturday and Sunday morning
  • Plates and cutlery

 

About Mellow Farm

Mellow Farm is a beautiful working farm in the countryside of the Hampshire/Surrey borders. The campsite is equipped with toilet facilities and showers. The farm also offers several adventure activities including canoeing, archery and abseiling.
For more information visit: www.mellowfarmadventure.co.uk

 

BBQ, Bar & Beano

We will be providing BBQ food at £8 a head for the Saturday evening serving a number of vegetarian options as well as quality meat sourced from local butchers Kaighin & Daughter. Meals will also include salads and a jacket potato.

Your lovely stewards will also be running a licensed bar selling local real ale and cider, wines and soft drinks.

The Beano restaurant will be returning this year to serve us delicious vegetarian meals during Sunday lunchtime. These cost £6.50 which includes a main item plus 2 salads. They also sell indulgent desserts.

NB We will not be cooking food on the BBQ other than the above and we regret that fridges will be reserved for Community Vox use only.

 

Family craft workshop

We will be running a family craft workshop, making masks and effigies - for all the family on the Saturday afternoon. Materials will be provided.

NB Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult

 

Samba Reggae Workshop with Mac PretoVelho de Dende

After you've sung your heart out on Saturday, join Mac PretoVelho de Dende for a Samba Reggae workshop to re-energise yourself. He will bring a van load of Samba instruments but please feel free to bring along any kind of drum or hand percussion.

 

Ceilidh, Open mic & Concert

If you play an instrument or can call some dances you are welcome to join the band on stage on Saturday night.

There will also be an open mic session hosted by Marco Frankland. Anyone who wishes to play may sign up to ensure a spot but you can also just turn up and play if there is space.

Please feel free to bring partners, family and friends to the Saturday night ceilidh and open mic session free of charge. BBQ food costs £8 and camping over on the Saturday night will cost them £10, payable by you at registration.

Partners, family and friends are also invited to the concert on the Sunday afternoon (again, free of charge) when we will be opening the bar. Doors for the concert will open at 3.30pm

This year's SingFest ceilidh band will be hosted by Sally Gorton and Philip Gorton with Andy Johnson and Nonny Tabbush, who will warmly welcome you on stage to join them. Or just come along for a good ol' knees-up!

 

Yoga Workshop

You will need to bring a yoga mat (or camping mat) for this session.

 

Kids

  • Singing – Kids are welcome to join in all singing workshops. Songs will be accessible, taught by ear and in a fun and relaxed way.
  • Family Craft – Join local artist, Harry Bury for a fun-filled messy craft workshop where kids can bring their parents to make stuff for the carnival parade at the end of the day. Everyone welcome. All materials will be provided!
  • Farm Tour – SingFest is held on a real working farm with lots of rare-breed animals. Join farmer James for a tour of the farm on Sunday lunchtime.
  • Mellow Farm Adventure – Mellow farm has loads of exciting things to do including canoeing, archery, an assault course and nature trail! Get in touch with the farm before you come to SingFest for more information and booking: www.mellowfarmadventure.co.uk

NBSingFest welcomes children and their familes. Under 16s must be accompanied by a responsible adult to all workshops and events.


PROGRAMME (detailed timings below map)

 

Friday (date tbc)

Campers can arrive from 4pm on Friday to pitch tents, take in the stunning countryside and have a bit of a party before SingFest begins in earnest on Saturday!

 

Saturday 2nd September

9am  Arrival, Registration and more tent pitching
10.30am-6pm    Workshops
8pm - 10pm BBQ, Ceilidh, Open Mic and Licensed bar

Sunday 3rd September

8am-9am  Yoga workshop
10am-3pm    Workshops
3.30pm Performance at Mellow Farm
5pm Estimated home time

 

Directions

Head south on the A325 past Birdworld and ignore all signs to Dockenfield. Pass the Country Market on your right, then a BP garage on your left, then take the next left into Picketts Hill, just before the traffic lights, signposted Headly Park. Drive past the country club and keep going until you cross over the river, then immediately turn left into smithy lane. Take the next left over a small bridge onto Heath Hill. Look out for a lovely steward in a hi-viz jacket.

Coming from the south up the A325, pass through Bordon to the same junction and turn right.


SingFest 2017: Detailed Programme
(Timings are approximate)

Saturday  
9.00 Registration and Breakfast
10.30 Anna: Intro and warm-up
11.20 Singing Workshops
12.10 Tea break
12.40 Singing Workshops
1.30 Lunch
1.30-5.30 Family Craft Workshop
2.40 Singing Workshops
3.30 Tea break
3.30-5.30 Face Painting
4.00-4.50 Singing Workshops
5.00 Samba Reggae Workshop
5.00 Ukulele Workshop
6.00 Carnival Procession
7.00 BBQ
8.00-11.00 Ceilidh
9.00-11.00 Open-Mic
11.00 Campfire Sing-Around
   
Sunday  
8.00-9.00 Yoga workshop
9.00 Breakfast
10.00 Anna: Warm-up
10.40 Singing Workshops
11.20 Break
11.30 Singing Workshops
12.10 Lunch
12.15 Farm tour (Timing TBC)
12.45 – 1.15 Meet the tutors
1.30 Singing Workshops
2.10 Break
2.20-3pm Singing Workshops
3.30 Doors open to the public
4.00 Recorded Performance
5.00 Bid Farewell