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The AGM of the Upton Folk Dance and Song Society will be held at 8 pm on Thursday, 19th October in The Oak Room in The Anchor, Upton.
This is an important year for the Festival as Steve Underwood, the Treasurer, Jo and I are retiring from our responsibilities and thus new officers of the society must be elected.
The formal structure of the festival is at two levels:
The Upton Folk Dance and Song Society is the legal body which "owns" the festival; the directors of the UFDSS appoint the Festival Committee which does the work of organising the festival.
Historically the Festival Committee and the UFDSS directors have been the same people but this is not necessarily the case.
On 19th of October the members of the Society will electing the board of the Society who will then appoint the Festival Committee.
Helen Ablitt has agreed to stand as Chairman and Ceri James as Treasurer and Company Secretary for the Society but other nominations are welcome in advance (Chairman@UptonFolk.ORG) or at the meeting.
Concert Artists Booked for 2018
Winners from 2017
The John Birmingham Cup for songwriting (Upton heat)
Thanks to Mo Bradshaw for organising and compering the event, to all competitors, to Paul Walker and Karen Pfeiffer for their musical interlude and to judges Jane Rushton & Jen Wilson
The Demon Barber's Clog Competition
Thanks to all musicians for their support, to Victoria Berringer for her Irish Old Step interlude and to judges Huw Williams and Ceri James.
The Acoustic Talent Contest
The Andy Scarf Memorial Prize
Upton in Bloom Duck Race
...and more in the pipeline...
Information as it becomes available can be found from the Upton-upon-Severn Tourist information Office, the Upton-upon-Severn Folk Festival facebook page - or this website.