July 30, 2017

FollyFest - Faringdon, Oxon

Ashnah (Kay, Rita and Cat) were again joined by Marek this year who travelled all the way from Southend to come dance at this great event.  The sun came out as we entertained the crowd and though there was a sprinkling of rain before we finished, people sat under coats and brollies and continued watching.

After we all lunched at The Bell hotel in the garden (Sunday lunch is a must here) ... and sheltered under a MASSIVE garden parasol when the showers passed by.

Thank you Marek for coming to dance - what a fabulous day!!!

July 29, 2017

Wads Stock, Wootton, Oxon

l-r Mel, Angela, Rita, Shereen, Kay
Our lovely dance friends Nirzari along with hubby Thurston and gorgeous baby Cillian (toddler now) from Farnborough to join us at Wads Stock - a great family event of music, singing, dancing, stalls, beer, children rides and more.  In the morning we performed at Wantage Presents (in Wantage), all piled into The Bear for much needed refreshments then moved onto Wootton for more performing.

Cakes, shortbread, ice-cream bought ... the rain held off ... just, which began as we were leaving.

A fabulous day with our wonderful dance buddies - thank you so much for coming.  Sharing events with you is always such fun!!

Wantage Presents

Mel, Angela, Shereen (Nirzari) and Kay and Rita (Ashnah)
Ashnah were invited to entertain folk at 'Wantage Presents' - which is about local performing artists busking outside The Bear for fun, entertainment, charity ..... or however it goes!!

We were performing in the afternoon at Wootton with our dance buddies Nirzari from Farnborough, so they joined us for the Wantage stint and we collected £14.60 for Cancer Research - thank you to all.

After performing we all trooped into The Bear for lunch (along with our entourage of husband and baby too) for needed refreshments, before later heading off to perform at Wads Stock in Wootton village.

Thank you Howard too for inviting us perform.  A great idea!!

Scummy lunch at The Bear

May 20, 2017

Oxford Mela - Celebrating Diversity in Oxford 2017

With Rita away in Morocco the line up for this (our 7th mela) was just the 3 of us at this time - Kay, Pips and Cat.  Dancing here since 2011, this years event was a sea of colour, dance, music, singing, stalls selling clothing, jewellery, henna, delicious food and happy smiling faces, and was held at the Rosehill Community Centre - it was simply heaving and was again !!

Our performance included improvisation with baskets, followed by an impromptu piece of dancing amongst the audience with the aim to get some to come up and join in, followed by a well deserved drink and yummy Indian food.

Thank you Kanta for inviting us to the celebrations.

March 19, 2017

Kristine Adams FCBD® workshops - London

Philippa and I travelled to London whilst Rita travelled up to Newcastle for the weekend - all 3 of us to take Kristine Adams workshops but in different cities hosted by Philippa Moirai and Angela Noble.  Once again we met old friends and made new ones too, we tweaked steps, learnt new, danced and adjusted till we ached.

Totally worth it once again!!!