Tenterden Folk Festival 2021 will run from Thursday 30th September to Sunday 3rd October in various venues in Tenterden.
As part of the festival we are offering free community events to ensure that everyone gets a chance to start mixing with the community again, not matter their financial situation. Folk appeals to all ages - the heart of folk culture about communities telling stories and coming together.
Free events include: craft & street stalls, free music stage, dance stage, Morris dancers, dance displays, procession, song and music sessions & street theatre.
It's not just about the entertainment - this festival gives people a chance to sample new hobbies that they continue after the festival with like-minded people. We also build a great community of volunteers in order to host the event. After a disconnected year we are keen get everyone involved in putting this festival together!
See our website for more details and full guest list www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
What we'll deliver:
- Four days of folk arts
- Free street entertainment including Morris dancers, folk dancers, etc.
- Internationally recognised folk musicans and singers
- Participatory events including folk song and music sessions
- A chance to meet the guests in an informal enviroment
- Procession of dancers
Why it's a great idea:
Tenterden Folk Festival is the only annual music festival in Tenterden and one of the longest established in the Borough of Ashford.
The 2021 edition is particularly special as we are celebrating the resilience of our community over the past year and using the event as a catalyst to create new connections between those who are big folk fans, new to folk and everything in between. Intergenerational connection will be key as we build our communities back stronger and the folk movement reaches all ages!
The festival adds to the local arts culture offering and adds to the quality of life of the town. The festival is open to all from whatever background and most venues are easily accessible. A mix of paid for and free events means everyone can access the festival no matter their situation.
Steps to get it done:
- Booking guests and dance sides
- Booking venues
- Getting all permissions and licences
- Booking all crafts and other stalls
- Booking all logistics
- Publicity and marketing
Tenterden Folk Festival is registered charity in England No 1038663