Festival of Song, Drum and Dance

Thanks to all who came in 2005!

Read in my Journal about all the fun we had in 2005 and 2004. I was involved in organising the event in 2006, but sadly after building a website and arranging performances, I have had to quit due to unreasonable attitudes of some other people :-(
Some groups who were due to perform are arranging a new event elsewhere... :-)

[ Cuffley Camp Amphitheatre (top view) ]

Paradise in deepest Hertfordshire...

We are holding a Festival of Song, Drum and Dance in July 2005 at Cuffley Camp near Potters Bar, just north of London (see this map). It is in 90 acres of outstanding natural beauty. We held our first camp there last year, and it was very successful. All who came really enjoyed it. The date is Friday 22nd until Sunday 24th July 2005. There will be a cafe, mains showers and toilets (yes, proper showers and toilets unlike most festivals).


[ Tibetan Singing Bowls ]There will be lots of different workshops including Tibetan Singing Bowls, Drumming, Circle Dance, Peace Dance, Classical Indian Dance, Native American Flutes, Native American Dancing, African Harmony, Sacred Chants, Singing In Rounds, Laughter Workshops, Pottery, Magnatherapy, Past Life Regression, Druid Shamanism, and Rune Divination. There will also be a children's programme of workshops including more Laughter, Pottery, Paper Making, Story Telling, and others to be announced (and don't forget the trampoline, assault course and miles of woodlands to explore...).

The programme of workshops will run from 9:00am through till about 5:30-6:00pm on Saturday, and some will be on Sunday morning. We will then have a break for refreshments in the cafe, which will also be open during the day, and then the Saturday evening performances will begin at 8 o'clock...

Evening Performances

[ The Naked Truth at FSDD, Cuffley Camp ]All performances are staged in the natural amphitheatre where the camp fire is lit at dusk. Timings are approximate and subject to African Time Fluctuations ;-)

Friday Evening 22nd July 2005

Saturday Evening 23rd July 2005

[ Secret Bass in the amphitheatre at FSDD | Secret Bass playing at FSDD | Secret Bass up close at FSDD | Secret Bass right view ]

Closing Ceremony

Sunday Afternoon 24th July 2005


[ Chilling out with three long pieces of wood, photo by Val Fieth ]This year promises to be even better than last year, so hope to see you all. For a full leaflet with booking form, please leave your address and I will send one, or ring for a chat. If anyone is interested in a promotional videotape, made at the camp last year, which is about an hour long, the cost will be £5.00 incl. p+p.

The cost for stall holders will be £25 for the weekend. There are some spaces left on work tickets for people to help in the kitchen. If you wanted to, you could also come on a part work ticket. There is also an option to pay half-cash and half-LETS.

Camping will be £70 per person, and to have a bunk in a cabin would be £90 per person. Single-day tickets are £35. Children under 4 free, aged 5-14 £20.

All prices include all workshops and performances - please make cheques payable to S. Cassidy. Please book soon to ensure tickets can be sent in time. If you would like any flyers to give out, or would like a full programme, do call me. The gates open at 5:00pm on Friday night, and everyone must leave by 5:00pm on the Sunday.

[ Grizzly playing didgeridoo at FSDD, photo by Val Fieth ] [ The Naked Truth at FSDD, Cuffley Camp ] [ Three flying children at FSDD, Cuffley Camp, photo by Val Fieth ]Hope you can all come and join us!

Bright blessings,

Carol Vinyard
01442 398 005

This web page can be found online at: http://www.thesmith.org.uk/music/events/fsdd/

© copyright Malcolm Smith 2005-03-02 - last updated 2006-07-25