Steve Turner (accordion)
Emily Bowden (fiddle).
Jessica Abrahams (dance teacher)
Part of the Dance Around the World festival
Saturday 7th July
17:30-22:45, Heath Street Baptist Church
Hampstead NW3 1DN
£10 (£8 NUS)
At Heath Street Baptist Church
It's time for another party!
Put a Spring in your step and help us celebrate the change of season with music, dancing and merriment.
We are joined again by the wonderful Adriana Candeias who will lead a workshop (tbc- she has something lovely up her sleeve). This will be followed by open music sessions for dancing, song, shared food and drink and all the laughter and hugs we can muster....
Just like our Christmas party, this is a DIY event: a chance for everyone to come together and contribute, in true community spirit, to create a glorious time. So bring your instruments, voices, dance shoes, culinary offerings, storytelling talents, and helping hands and let's make a party!
Food and drink: There will be some zingy fruit punch and tea and coffee, but we won't be running a bar. Please bring along what you would like to drink.
There will also be shared buffet: you are invited to bring a small dish/snack for the table. And there may well be cake....
Times: Doors open: 3.30pm
Music and dancing: 5pm-9pm
Venue: the basement of Heath Street Baptist Church
84 Heath St, London NW3 1DN. A short walk from Hampstead tube station (northern line).
To help us cover costs, we're asking for a small entry price of £5/£3
Sunday 7th January 2018
Exmouth Market Centre (Farringdon)
Saturday 16th December 2017
a DIY festive gathering
3-9pm, Heath Street Baptist Church
Hampstead NW3 1DN
Les Zéoles is a dynamic Parisian duo with the diatonic accordion of Amélie Denarié and the chromatic accordion of Anne Guinot who've been playing together for over 10 years.
Their self-penned lyrical, bittersweet and playful dance tunes are inspired by both traditional and classical French and European music.
Dance is always at the centre of their work, but with their respective training as classical pianists, they also play concerts.
They have produced three albums full of great dance music - Des Papillons dans le Ventre (Butterflies in the Belly) in 2009, Sur Mesure in 2011 and Urban Rhaphsodies in 2015.
ABOUT LONDON BALFOLK
We are a volunteer run social dance group who exist to spread the joy and love of dancing in London.
If you've never done european folk dance before, don't worry it's really easy. We'll start off the evening with a dance class to show you all the steps you need to know to enjoy the evening.
Event: Grand Bal with Les Zéoles (not Sons Libres)
Date: Sunday 26th February
Timings: 5.30pm doors open
6-7pm dance workshop
£15 on the door
£12 + booking fee in advance
Saturday 1st October 2016
Chats Palace, London
Want to keep the summer feeling going a little longer?
Want to dance and laugh with your friends to joyous european folk music?
Want to feel the tingles in your spine as you glide across the dance floor to a lyrical Parisian waltz?
Come and join London Balfolk on Saturday 1st October at Chats Palace as we welcome European folk dance group 21 BOuTONS to London for their first ever UK tour!
21 BOuTONS (Marinette Bonnert, Belgium & Pere Romaní, Catalonia) have played for bals all across Europe but, until now, never in England.
On two button accordions, with a lovely danceable feel, they play music from Belgium, Catalonia and France, as well as their own compositions. For this tour, they will also be joined by Michel Jacqmain (guitar, cittern).
If you haven't tried European folk dance before, don't worry it's really easy! It's a social dance a bit like a ceilidh, but with different dances. There are some couple dances, some circle dances and some collective dances. We'll start off the evening around 8pm with an introductory dance class to give you all the steps you need to enjoy the evening. Arrive from 7.30pm to enjoy a drink in the bar with your friends.
We'll have dancing and live music throughout the night until 11.30pm.
Our dances are not formal balls, but we love dressing up and we think they're a great excuse to get out your favourite dress or smart waistcoat, so don't be afraid to put on you sunday best!
Advance booking price: £12 + booking fee
Door price: £15