Next Event:

Bamford, January 25-27th, 2019

And the following event...

We'll be based in the Bamford Village Institute, Main Road S33 0DY. It's a reasonable sized hall. Bamford is a nice village with a decent (community run) pub with its own cafe and post office. The pub has a good sized car park perfect for dancing. There are a couple of other pubs within relatively easy walking distance.

Apart from indoor camping, indoor options relatively locally include Yorkshire Bridge Inn and The Travellers Rest further off; see also the community lists.

Transport to the village is relatively easy as Bamford is on the Hope Valley train line, so getting there from Manchester or Sheffield is a breeze. There's an uphill walk of about 10 minutes to get to the hall itself. If driving from the West in bad weather, you probably want to go the long way round on the A623.

Friday 25th

Meet up from 7pm-ish onwards in the Angler's Rest. Food available until 9.

Saturday 26th

  • 10 am–1 pm: Workshop on the dances we'll do, in the Village Institute.
  • 1–2 pm: lunch at the pub, or use the kitchen in the hall.
  • 2–4 pm-ish: Dancing at the Angler's Rest and maybe elsewhere in the village;
  • Evening: Session, etc. in the hall. There will be a communal meal beforehand for those who want it — bring contributions, or negotiate.

Sunday 27th

Walk to the Travellers Rest, towards Bradwell.


  • The charge for attending Freaks is £6 per head, and usually the same per night for overnight camping.
  • 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

Following Event:

We could use a volunteer to arrange the spring event.

The summer event is July 5–7 at Biggin.


If you have been a few times and like Freaks then possibly you are feeling inspired to organise a Freaks, maybe somewhere near you, or simply somewhere Freaks has never been before, see our Tips for organisers (32Kb Word doc) or PDF version.