Join us for a fantastic folk-flavoured day for all the family at The British Library
All events are free but some will be ticketed because of number restrictions.
Create! 11.00 & 16.00
Help our artists build a spectacular GIANT Jack in the Green, then get busy with a variety of fabulous folk inspired art activities. : Drop in between 11.00 and 16.00
Dance! 11.30, 13.00 and 15.00 and morris dancing at 14.00
Try out your morris and maypole dancing skills in our family-friendly workshops. Accompanied by live music. Maypole dancing at 11.30, 13.00 and 15.00 and morris dancing at 14.00. Workshop tokens will be available at The Full English Information Desk one hour before the workshop begins.
Make Music! 14.00
Bring your family and bring your instruments, we’ve unearthed Buttered Peas from the archive and need you to bring it to the 21st century! It will then be performed live at 16.00. This tune has been taught in primary schools across Camden – so you may have a head start! This event is free, but you need to book a ticket
Join in our special Family Singing workshop for all ages. We’ll be learning a song from the archives called Acre of Land which has also been taught in primary schools across Camden. Take part in a performance of the song at 16.00 Workshop tokens will be available at The Full English Information Desk one hour before the workshop begins.
Look and Listen! 12.00 and 15.00
Come and watch energetic traditional folk dance displays from Thrales Rapper (watch out for their swords), Camden Clog and the celebrated Hammersmith Morris Men.Listen to live performances from Cecil Sharp House Choir, the London Fiddle School and the Royal College of Music Junior Department Chamber Choir.
Take part in The Full English Procession and Ceilidh on the Piazza at 16.00
Please note that some activities are weather dependant.
There are some other activities going on during the day which are free but require tickets to be booked:
Royal College of Music Junior Department Living Song presentation
Folk Choir Workshop with Sally Davies
The British Library and The Full English Archive presentation
Run in partnership with English Folk Dance and Song Society, as part of The Full English project, supported by Heritage Lottery Fund