Refolkus Super Choir performance
Refolkus Big Band performance
Refolkus Taiko performance
Please note: workshops marked *progressive workshop* will be leading to a performance on Monday afternoon and so priority will be given to participants who attend from the first session on Saturday. Workshops marked *give it a go* are open to anyone to drop in (subject to maximum numbers) A sign-up list will be used for henna and other workshops when they are full – sign up will be available at the start of the first workshop and throughout the weekend.
ALL-STAR BIG BAND
Saturday and Sunday 10.00 – 11.30
Monday rehearsal 9.00 – 10.00
Yes, the world renowned All-Star Big Band is back featuring all the most up-and-coming folk talent – yes, that’s you! So whatever and however you play, come and make some seriously spectacular sounds with Matt, Dave, Ewan and Jared. *progressive workshop*
Saturday and Sunday 11.30 – 12.45
Monday rehearsal 11.00 – 12.00
What better way to blow the cobwebs away than by raising the roof off The Reef – join Cait and Harriet for some fantastic harmony song from all over the world that’s guaranteed to get your toes tapping, your lungs pumping and your spirits soaring. *progressive workshop*
Saturday and Sunday 12.45 – 13.45
Monday rehearsal 14.15 – 15.15
The legendary Four Corners Rapper return to Shrewsbury Folk Festival to show you how to do the nut, the choker and the cramper, or even the toast rack… Believe, it or not, this isn’t a form of medieval torture but is actually a dance with swords at breakneck speed – what could possibly go wrong?! *progressive workshop or give it a go if there are enough people (5) to make a team*
Saturday and Sunday 14.00 – 15.15
Monday rehearsal 10.00 – 11.00
The samba drums are the sound of the Brazilian carnival and we’re bringing that party to the Reef! Inject some energy into your day – will you play the big bass Surdo, the sizzling Caixa snare or the Ago-go cowbell? Come and join our lean, mean percussion machine! *progressive workshop*
TIN SHED THEATRE CO – LE FLEA (DU CIRQUE)
Saturday and Sunday 17.30 – 18.30
Monday 14.00 – 15.00
Plus out and about around the festival site
Bonjour, guttentag and welcome to the greatest worst show on earth! Of all the circuses, in all the world, you just so happened to squeeze yourself into ours; the world’s only human flea circus!
Famed clown extraordinaire Cicle Le Flea has gathered a group of gormless goons from across the globe, and now in an hour of non-stop entertainment, you can boo, laugh and cheer as they fail in every single way!
Our ram-packed-tiny-tent is full of danger, wonder, comedy, dancing, puppetry and peril… It may be small, but it is mighty! So, bring your family, bring your friends, bring your Aunty Sheila and Bruce from work, as we open the doors of Le Flea (Du Cirque)!
Saturday and Sunday 15.15 – 16.30
Monday practice 13.15 – 14.15
Clog dance and breakdance take on the battle of the titans in the final showdown but which side will prevail? Featuring hip hop masters 2Faced Dance Company and clog dance virtuoso Fiona Bradshaw of the Demon Barber Roadshow. No experience necessary but style, flexibility, rhythm and creativity will be key as you learn the ropes of “B-boying” and funky clog foot percussion. Bring hard soled shoes if you have them.
Friday 17.00 – 18.00
Saturday and Sunday 16.30 – 17.30
Monday 15.15 – 16.15
We’ve all got our fingers crossed for an Indian summer, but even if the clouds prevail we’ll be making the most of it as the beautiful eastern art of Mehndi comes to the Reef. Check out what this fabulous body art is all about and create your own unique designs using natural henna pastes. N.B. This is a super popular workshop and places will be limited per session. You can sign up for sessions over the weekend from 5pm on Friday at the first henna workshop. *give it a go*
Saturday and Sunday 10.00-16.00
Here’s your chance to “fly through the air with the greatest of ease” and discover your inner acrobat with Organised Kaos Youth Circus. Test your balance, grace, coordination, agility and courage out with a range of aerial skills such as static trapeze, silks, corde lisse and aerial hoop on Organised Kaos’s epic aerial rig under the watchful eye of their highly skilled aerialists. *give it a go* though slots may need to be booked in advance if demand is high.
Monday 12.30 – 13.00 in Sabrina Marquee
Don’t miss the Big Band, Super-Choir and Samba performances in the Sabrina Marquee!
Monday 15.25 – 15.50 on Village Stage
Don’t miss the Rapper and Dance battle performances on the Village Stage