Family Weekend: Even More Reasons to Come
It’s really coming together. On top of all the activities already announced for the upcoming Family Weekend, we are now pleased to confirm that additional activities will give you a chance to be part of the Weekend News Team and to help produce event newsletters and Radio RWB reports.
On Friday from 3 – 5 pm, there will be a special class on designing, writing, laying out and producing a local newsletter, hosted by Martin Wingfield.
This is a unique chance to learn from a master of nationalist publicity production. Voice of Freedom editor Martin Wingfield will be your expert guide through every stage of the process.
You’ll learn to produce your own community campaigning newsletters — and have fun getting ‘hands on’ experience helping to keep everyone at this Family Weekend informed with regular event newsletters put together, printed and distributed by a small team who are keen to practice the important skills involved. It also includes learning to use a Riso printing machine — the workhorse of local campaigning.
On Saturday from 10 – 11 am, you will have a chance to report for Radio RWB. John Walker will explain his plans for this new and already popular online radio station and attendees will have the chance to be on a rota of interviewers going out on the field to collect interviews and news clips for broadcast on Radio RWB’s feature on the weekend.
Also included is an introduction to sound editing on your laptop or PC.
Early on Friday evening there will be a quiz with a nationalist edge. Come along and seize your chance to pitch your wits against the nation’s finest (or something like that).
Also on Friday evening, Tony Backhouse will be singing his patriotic ballads. This will be followed by a session with traditional songs chosen for their great choruses, so you can get in the weekend mood and let deep echoes of your native culture wash the cares of the week and ConDem Britain clean out of your soul (bring some beer, that may help too).
There will be a Children’s Marquee. Debbie Stafford, who has done such a fantastic job at many RWB events, will be overseeing the fun for the little ones this weekend. Although Debbie is experienced and CRB checked, she would still welcome your help. Please stay and spend some quality time with your children. The Children’s Marquee opens 10 a.m. Saturday.
The role of Parish and Community Councils, how to get co-opted or elected, and what you can achieve, will be covered in the seminar, Making a Difference in Your Community. Councillor Clive Jefferson will tell you all about it and answer your questions. Sessions Saturday and Sunday.
Saturday night there will be a campfire 'til late (but please keep the noise down!).
Sunday, at 11 a.m., there will be a family church service with the Rev Robert West. Children and well-behaved dogs are very welcome.
And don’t forget:
Saturday afternoon: Clay pigeon competition followed by a hog roast. Saturday Evening: Albion — the history of Britain through words and song. Arthur Kemp, Nick Griffin and Friends.
“All Stand Together” — Nick Griffin hosts a celebration of British folk song. And a mad mummer’s play if you’re very lucky!
Friday, Saturday and Sunday — local history lectures.
Saturday afternoon — Simone Clarke and Country Dancing for the little ones, ready for their performance on Sunday.
Saturday and Sunday — games and active fun for all ages. Plus coarse fishing (bring your own equipment) and kayaking (all equipment provided, but this activity is at your own risk).
Building a campfire and cooking your own tea! Hands on activity for older kids.
Unity in Diversity — Voices of Britain. An entertaining sample of regional accents.
So there really is going to be plenty for everyone AND the weather forecast’s looking good. See you there.
This non-political event is organised by the Indigenous Forum to celebrate and promote the heritage and folk culture of the British Family of Nations. Any profits will go to a charity for services veterans. It will run from Friday afternoon, through Saturday and Sunday afternoon. People who wish to stay over simply to enjoy the site (and perhaps help out the Clean-Up and Take Down teams on Monday) will be asked to pay an extra £5 per tent/caravan for the Sunday night.
Site opens 12 noon Friday, so we look forward to seeing you and enjoying your company.
Ticket prices: On gate (if space permits) £10/adult, £5 per child for first 2, more and Under-5s free.
It is highly recommended that you book in advance. Guarantee your places and save money with our special offer: £20 total per full family. Book today on 0207 078 3269. Press option 2. Lines open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday til 8 p.m. Advance booking closes Thursday 6 p.m.