The Naked Word - Open Mic. Storytellers, poets, wordsmiths, and unaccompanied ballad singers are welcome here in this al fresco open mic in the beautiful surroundings of Borough Gardens. Bring a blanket, a picnic, and sit back and enjoy the magic of the spoken (& occasionally sung) word.
Arrive early for a slot (3 mins).
Hosted by Kevan Manwaring
(The Bardic Handbook, Ballad Tales, and others).
Helena Softley workshop
Helena’s workshops are informal and great fun! Her relaxed style of teaching is easy to follow. And there’s no need to read music as all songs are taught by ear. A professional singer/songwriter all her life, she covers all styles of music in the workshops; from Folk and Blues, Rock and Gospel, to pop songs you know and love. COME AND JOIN THE FUN!
Quotes from participants - “Helena can get anyone to sing” “The best time I've had in ages!”
14:00 - 16:00
If you have talents, skills, trades or just want to come and make a worthwhile contribution and help make this exciting festival better, then please do join our team of lively spirited volunteers and helpers. If you can spare just a small bit of time over the festival then we would love to hear from you!