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Woodlarks - free singing and woodland craft workshops

Come and be part of an exciting and magical musical performance in a wonderful woodland venue!

For more detailed information about workshops leading to a woodland performance in 2013 go to the NEWS page

Thanks to generous grant funding from Defra/EU they won't cost you anything!

The workshops will be held at Spinney Hollow, Fair Oak, nr. Winchester, Hampshire, UK. (Full directions will be sent once you have booked a place.)

Joyful, exhilarating singing…and no auditions!  Great songs – great harmonies – great fun!

Whether you are already in a choir or singing group, or if you only sing in the bath, there will be something here for you.  Songs (on a woodland theme) are all taught by ear, and you'll get a CD to take away so you can practice at home.  You don’t need to read music or have previous singing experience - all you need to bring is enthusiasm, a desire to have a go, and a commitment to turn up for the performance. 

An inspiring leader…

Sarah Morgan leads two thriving community choirs in Hampshire.  She is renowned for running workshops which are full of good humour, lovely songs and gorgeous harmonies, so you’ll be in very good hands.
“a great teacher who encourages all of us to participate. I never thought I’d be able to sing in harmony with others.” Janet C

A truly special venue…

Spinney Hollow is a 5 acre woodland at Fair Oak near Winchester, specializing in rural craft courses and outdoor arts events. Find out more about it by going to
“an inspirational place to come to and to sing in” Miranda J
“amazing - it surpassed anything we had imagined.” Sue and Terry K

And that’s not all….

Do you have a partner, family member, or just a friend who’d love to share the Spinney Hollow experience with you, but who doesn’t want to sing?

We’ve catered for them too, with some very exciting woodland activities. People can have a great time trying their hands at a host of intriguing woodland "tasters", and helping us create a magical setting for our performance in June. You'll have a chance to experience

  • charcoal burning
  • foraging
  • wild cooking
  • green woodworking
  • and more…

NB The woodland tasters are reserved for people who are coming to Spinney Hollow with someone attending a singing workshop.  Sorry, but we are unable to accept bookings just for a woodland taster.

Dates and times:

Workshops /rehearsals will be on Saturday May 4th, Sunday May 19th and a dress rehearsal on June 16th Before the performance which will be early evening. All workshops are 10.00 - 4.30    Places are limited, so if you'd like to come along, click on BOOKING FORMS in the left hand menu, download a form and book your place!  You can book for more than one workshop (space permitting).

More questions?  Have a look at our FAQ page, or go to the Contact Us page and send your enquiry - we'll get back to you as soon as we can.

Grant Funding: The Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) is funded by Defra and the EU. The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD): Europe investing in rural areas.

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