Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Chippfolk Daily Blog. The Aquelidh

Hi All. So what can you do at Chippenham in your trunks? The Aqeilidh of course. What's that I hear some of you say? Well it is simply the best fun as the dance is in the Olympiad Swimmimg Pool. First thought up by Dick Stanger many years ago and copied many times since it is both a challenge and great fun all at the same time. The dance moves are just the same but much, much slower. This of course proves a bit difficult for the band as well, but the veteran Aquelidh band Perfect Cure has now got a handle on it. New this year is our caller in the shape of the lovely Hannah Bright. There are two sittings or "swimmings" we suppose we should call them, one for the children and the other for the old kids and tghey are on the early evening of the Sunday. The event is for full season ticket holders and is restricted to 150 maximum per "swim"
So ( and here comes the puns) if you splash out for a ticket make sure you pack your cozzie and have a whale of a time at the pool dance! More information will be available in the souvenir programme which we will tell you more about in the next few days. See pictures for a snapshp of last years event

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Major Choir concert on the Sunday in the Big Top
We have asked 3 choirs to perform in the Big Top Tet on Island Park on the Sunday 3rd June as part of our Big Top Concert series. The Andover Loft Singers, Lingmara Chippenham Community Choir and The AK47's will be performing in this wonderful new concert and hopefully we can encourage them all to sing at least one song together at the end.
In addition to Season Ticket Holders there will be 100 iindividual event tickets available for this event priced at £10 These will be available from 1st May from the new Chippenham Community & Visitor Information Centre  next to the town hall. Call 01249 6645970 to arrange tickets.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Things you need to know about Chippenham Folk Fest

Hi all. Here is the first of the April daily blog of interesting things you may not know about Chippenham Folk festival 2012.
As of today you only have 29 days to save yourself £13 per season ticket!
Tickets are available via the website www.chippfolk.co.uk or you can call the new Chippenham Community information and tourism centre on 01249 665970(during working hours and Saturday mornings).
Alternatively we can always post you a booking form or even email one to you.
We have a great festival lined up this year and we don't want you to miss it.
Please check this blog daily for more news as it gets posted.