Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival 1996
Dates: 1st-3rd March, 1996
IVFDF '96 has been and gone. The Scottish Dance in
Edinburgh pages describe what's happening now. But here's the last
things we said just before the event. A retrospective
is also available so you can see what really went on. This is based on the
programme which was given to all participants.
Other IVFDF pages:
Hello, and welcome to the Web page of IVFDF 1996.
On this page:
Hot off the Press
What's new and hot in the IVFDF'96 plans...or at least lukewarm...
Following on from the resounding success of
IVFDF '95 in Exeter
(24th to 26th February 1995) the Inter-Varsity Folk Dance Festival, or
IVFDF ("IFFDIFF") to its friends, is coming to Edinburgh in 1996.
It will be run by the Edinburgh University
Country Dance Society .
We welcome comments and suggestions, both about this page and for the
There is plenty
information available about the festival.
Highlights planned at present include:
As well as this there are a variety of
- A ceilidh on the Friday night with
- Concert on the Saturday evening by
The Cast before -
- Not one but three dances on the Saturday night:
- Survivors' ceilidh on the Sunday afternoon.
of events is basically set now. We are currently working on fitting
the workshops into the skeleton.
All the T-shirts featured at IVFDF in Exeter have now been sold.
by Manuel Trucco
Due to popular demand, the design has been changed to something less abstract
and more relevant. An initial run of 100 has been printed
in blue on black or navy, black on red or white and white on green. Available
now at £6.50 + P&P. For a special deal, order in advance to get
5 T-shirts for £30 + P&P. So get together with your friends and order
We will be doing another run of T-shirts before IVFDF, so if the colour you
want isn't there, let us know now.
The design is black and white, so can be black on white, blue on red,
yellow on purple, turquoise on green,
jaundiced yellow on shocking pink, ... You tell us what
you want, and chances are you'll be able to get it. If you don't tell
us, don't blame us if it's not there.
To raise a bit of working capital, and also because it was a good excuse for a
bop, we ran a [Scottish Country] dance in October. It was held in Cluny
Church Hall, Edinburgh, with the band Alastair Wood. Despite disappointing
numbers - only 90 turned out - it was a good night. The
was interesting, the company was great, and a good time was had by all.
And of course, with Alastair Wood's band playing, the music was superb. We even
managed to make a slight profit, although there were some worrying moments
We've just been told that our arrangements for sleeping the masses have fallen
through. We have 24-hour bookings on the halls, but may not sleep there. So
if you happen to know of any large warehouse/church hall/barn/sports hall in
or around Edinburgh which we could use to sleep 300-400 people, or can give us
a contact of someone who may be able to help, we'd love to know. It may be that
we'll only have sleeping space for 100/200/whatever, so if you are planning to
come and can make other arrangements for sleeping - a friend you can doss down
with, a guesthouse, on the coach, or whatever, please do.
Also, this will obviously put our costs up as we have to hire more halls, and
maybe buses to transport people between the venue and the sleeping place.
- If you are coming by bus/coach and can help out with ferrying, again,
please get in touch.
- If you know of anyone who would be willing to sponsor us, or would like
to sponsor us yourselves, please get in touch. Sponsors will be
(unless, of course, they would prefer not to be).
- If you know of anyone who might like to advertise within the programme,
please get in touch. A full page advert costs £100, a half page
£50, and the programme will be given to all the expected 500+
Basically, if you have any ideas, please get in touch. We are doing all we can,
but there is a slight chance this may mean we have to cancel. We hope it won't
come to that. It didn't! - Ed.
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