Fleurfest 2016

Fun and frolics in a pub car park

Wantage Presents – Music in the Marketplace 2016

We had a fantastic time playing as part of Howard’s (our guitarist) busking series “Music in the Marketplace”. We started at 10.30am on Saturday morning in lovely sunny weather outside the Bear and managed to raise £95 which went to the Wantage and Grove Street Pastors. The people of Wantage are very generous.  

Garston Gallopers Day of Dance

A day of dance in Newbury

WI Letcombe Regis

As special guests of the Letcombe Regis WI, we did a dance display, played some music and were treated to the most excellent meal, prepare in a restaurant in London and driven by taxi to rural Oxfordshire. It’s who you know, eh!

A lovely thank you from Wantage Counselling Service

Avid readers may remember back in April we performed at “An evening to remember”at Wantage Civic Hall in aid of Wantage Counselling Service and Project 21. Well, a few weeks after the performance*, we got this lovely note from the director of the Wantage Counselling Service: “Dear Rosehips On behalf of Wantage Counselling Service I wanted […]

Hooray for May!

The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and those fine gentlemen of Pilgrim Morris Men have invited us to dance with them at their Summerpole celebration in Guildford on Saturday! (That’s the 4th of May, for anyone who’s in that part of the world and wants to come along.) Here’s hoping the weather stays good, and preferably not […]

April’s Performances

We’ve got a busy April coming up! First we’ve opening the show at “A Show for Wantage” (Wantage Civic Hall, Saturday 6th April) featuring a load of local talent! Then we’re at Folk Weekend Oxford on Saturday 20th April, dancing at Gloucester Green at 2pm and Castle Street Square at 4.15pm. (And, of course, maybe other places […]

Not dead!

Oh dear, it’s been a while since we’ve posted here, isn’t it? Nevermind! We’re still going strong, having had a wonderful dance out season last summer. We’re now working on a few new dance routines for this summer, and generally enjoying ourselves coming up with silly names for new formations. Things like “fountain”, “orbits”, “cogwheels” […]

A Very Wet Jubilee Weekend

Well, the Jubilee weekend came and went, and we were busy! On the Friday night we had our monthly practise with the band, Saturday we danced out with Lepton Morris at the West Hagbourne village do (and taught a load of new people our “March to Gaol” beginners dance, which went down well!) And then […]

Dancing Out This Summer

Our dance schedule’s heating up already this summer, and the Jubilee weekend is looking like a busy one! The following dates are confirmed: Sat 2nd June – dancing out at the West Hagbourne Jubilee fete (2-2.30 and 3.15-3.45 dancing with Lepton Morris). Sun 3rd June – dancing out at the Wantage Jubilee celebrations in the afternoon (time and place […]