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Saturday 23rd March 2019


“The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of THE best loved, entertaining and best-loved acts on the UK folk scene today.

Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!

This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect feel-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.

In 2017, The Hut People released their 4th studio album on the Fellside label entitled 'Routes'.

Tunes forging pathways and routes underground; across the oceans and traversing motorways. Infectious melodies and foot-tapping rhythms packed into containers laden with grooves from South Africa, Quebec and across the globe; North, South, East and West.

‘Routes’ is their most expansive and thoughtful journey yet. Jump on board and enjoy the ride.

“a bewildering array of percussion and accordion-fired compositions….truly infectious…

"Their own tunes are remarkable for their inspiration... Throughout, the music is full of life, designed to raise a smile" RnR

"There's so much going on that you hear something new each time it is played. Sam Pirt's accordion leads all the tunes, whilst percussionist extraordinaire Gary Hammond provides an amazing array of textures and colours. Routes certainly brightens up the dull grey days of winter, but will be just as good a listen for the rest of the year…Remarkable" THE LIVING TRADITION

“The festival season is nearly upon us, and with The Hut People gracing many of this years bashes, their infectious ‘World Folk’ will surely be winning them many new fans” SONGLINES “This is a brilliantly unique sound – a duo of piano accordion and percussion defiantly unbounded by British traditions as they stride into world music.” THE SCOTSMAN

"The Hut People are not afraid to play around with sounds and rhythms whilst remaining true to the spirit of the slips, jigs and reels, creating a refreshing and toe tapping set of contemporary folk that puts a smile on your face." ROCK SOCIETY MAG
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Wednesday 27th March 2019

STRICTLY FITNESS : 6:30pm - 7:20pm

Dance your way to fitness at Wotton's new dance class.
It's a 'Get Fit' class inspired by all your favourite Latin and Ballroom dances.
Fun, intensive and easy to follow.
No partner or dance experience required.
Guaranteed to make you sweat and smile!
Just bring your sportswear and energy.

£5 per person
For booking and more information contact Jon - / 07803 529593

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Thursday 28th March 2019

Art Of Self Expression : 10am - 12pm

Mixed media, painting and drawing

With Steph Cormack

Learn to develop your creative process through drawing, painting and mixed media. Through experimenting with different techniques we will create colourful, intuitive and personal projects. We will explore ideas about communication and self-expression, in an informal and relaxed environment.

£15 per session to be paid in a six week block

For bookings and more info please contact Steph:
Tel: 07851840178 or email

Saturday 30th March 2019

SPRING INTO SUMMER 2019 : 6am - Midnight

From 6am to midnight we will fill The Chipping Hall and The Chipping Club Rooms with an amazing celebratory mix of music, readings, performances, art demos, talks, lessons, song and dance. We promise a wonderful day for the community - refreshments will be available all day.


Chipping Hall
6am music for a new day
7am An Angels' Guide to Working with the Power of Light. Recorded readings and music by Mairi Campbell.
7.30 Film - Up Tyley - Moments in Time 2011 [95 mins]
9.00 Emma Dickson - Dance Workshop
10.00 KLB Samba Band march through Wotton into The Chipping Hall
10.30 Art in the Hall - public demos from Rob Collins, Jane Lampard, Nicola Hill, Barry Walding, Lynne Clarke
11.30 music with Vicky Cooper & Richard Toller [tbc]
12.00 Wotton Dramatic Society play
1pm Poetry with Rosie Bailey, Mark Pasco and Roger Gunning
2pm Blues/jazz jam with Mark Tolfree and friends
3pm Jazz recital with South Cotswold Jazz Club
4pm Jon Rodriguez sessions - Dance for fitness + Dance instruction

6pm A short Dance film by Emma Dickson
6.10pm music from B.A.N.D.
7pm music from Torsten Tolfree, Izzy & Daisy
7.30pm music from Eloise Whitbread
8pm opera recital from Meghan Stratton
9pm music from James Aldridge
9.30 music from Magerison
10pm longest note contest - more entries,result.
10.30pm Round the Edge Choir
12am CLOSE

Chipping Clubroom
9am Longest note competition
10am Voice work, voice-healing workshop with David Barker
11am Meet Your Councillors - an opportunity for constructive dialogue with Town, District and County Councillors invited.
12.30pm Lucy Orton
1pm Wotton Art Group - display and demos
3pm poetry with David Barker & friends
4pm Ecobricks workshop
5.30pm Gong bath set-up
6pm Gong Bath - £10 per person . Please purchase your tickets below.
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Sunday 31st March 2019

TEA DANCE (rescheduled) : 2.30 - 4.30pm

This Tea Dance is rescheduled from the 7th April Tea Dance appearing in our programme

£5 / £4

Join Angela and Bryan for ballroom, Latin and social sequence dancing. Includes tea and cake.
All welcome.

For more info call Angela & Brian on 07724 707210

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