Folk Educators Group Practitioner development meeting

Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield


34 Gell Street
Sheffield S3 7QY

The Humanities Research Institute is two minutes walk from The University of 

Outside view of HRISheffield tram stop on the corner of Gell Street and Leavygreave Road. The area is well served by buses from the train station and city centre. There are bicycle stands for cyclists at the front of the building.

Maps and travel advice can be found on the University travel webpage

Folk Educators Group Practitioner development meeting

19 Mar 10:00 – 17:00

The meeting will be hosted by Soundpost at the University of Sheffield and Co-chaired by Frances Watt, Soundpost and Kerry Fletcher, FEG Coordinator from the English Folk Dance and Song Society. 

Join us for an action-packed day of presentations, practical sessions and discussions and find out more about the folk artists and projects in your area.  

Our membership encompasses all forms of the folk arts with usually between 30 - 40 members and guests attending. The meetings are always thought provoking, informative and enjoyable!

Outline of day:

The theme for this meeting is Working across community settings – from hospitals and care homes to schools and beyond.

Inspiring speakers will include; Brightside Music in HealthAisling Holmes & Becky Eden-Green; folk song in residential care with older people, Rosie Hood;  Fay Hield, University of Sheffield, discussing the Higher Education folk education sector with Bryony Griffith & Rachael Sutcliffe from Leeds College of Music’s new folk music degree, Jess Arrowsmith’s work with adult voice workshops and Soundpost’s Folk Factory for young people with Nicola Beazely, and Soundpost's Carol Project with Bryony Griffith and an English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) update from Sarah Jones, on the National Youth Folk Ensemble, and Rachel Elliott, on the education work across the country, including the Dance Development programme. There will be practical music making, so bring your instruments, voices and dancing feet! 

Having been enthused by speakers' presentations, there will also be chance for more in-depth discussions and sharing of ideas.

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For more information, contact folkeducators@efdss.org.