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Next Event: Beeley, June 29–July 1 2018

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Beeley is picturesque, on the edge of the impressive Chatsworth Estate. Also nearby is Peak Rail steam railway if you like that sort of thing.

We'll be based in the Cavendish Village Hall, School Lane, DE4 2NU, off the triangle at the junction of School Lane, Chapel Hill, and Pig Lane.

Some extra details to be added to those below soon — please check back if necessary.

Sound and Fury Morris will be joining us as part of their tour.

Friday evening, June 29th

Gather in the Devonshire Arms, possibly in the garden. (Up-market) food available, booking maybe advisable.

Saturday, June 30th

Arrange own breakfast in hall if staying there, or possibly late (from 9.30) in the Old Smithy café.

Practice in the hall.
Arrange own lunch in hall, pub, or café
From 2pm-ish
Dancing at the Devonshire Arms, possibly followed by tea in the café
Communal meal in the hall for those that want, followed by dance/music session

Sunday, July 1

10am-ish: Walk to Rowsley, calling at the Grouse and Claret, booking is advised if you want to eat; then on to Peak Shopping Village, where there's a better area for dancing and the possibility of cheaper lunch.

Accommodation etc.

Indoor camping available in the hall, Friday and Saturday nights for £5/night. For other accommodation in the area, apart from the Devonshire Arms, try a web search or tourist info.

Parking in the village is difficult; suggestions to follow.

Unfortunately the nearest shops are in Bakewell or Darley Dale since the one in Rowsley seems to have closed.

Public transport: there is a bus to/from Matlock, which has a rail station.


  • The charge for attending Freaks is £5 per head.
  • Freaks in the Peaks badges and t-shirts are available for sale on the day.
  • Dance and music notation are available from here (dances) or here (tunes) – feel free to suggest others. Please download these if you want them, though some paper copies might be available on the day.
  • If you have any good pictures, please send them to for the photo gallery.
  • See the contacts link if you need to contact us in general before before the event.
  • For info on the day or in advance, Dave's mobile is O7715 744O28, or maybe try Elmo's O7801 312466 on the day, depending on reception.
  • If you have them, please bring rag jackets or similar; bells; sticks/hankies; and photos of previous events!
  • If you find yourself needing our constitution, it's here
  • Lastly, a reminder that everyone is welcome – especially beginners and musicians

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