We are hugely grateful to our team of volunteers who do that little bit extra to help make sure Folk Weekend happens each year - they are a hard-working, committed group of people and we could not do it without them!
The FW Committee operates in three sub-teams: Artistic, Logistic, and Financial. Each sub-team has different working patterns, and arranges their own meetings as necessary, in person or by Skype. The whole committee will meet once or twice per year, usually in the early summer to debrief (and celebrate!) from the festival, and in early April, to finalise plans prior to the festival.
As a committee member you are entitled to tickets to the festival for yourself and your family, and you can claim travel expenses for coming to meetings and to the festival.
We had some amazing SPECIAL EDITION festival merch available for the 2020 lockdown festival. They are still available if you want a momento of that unique weekend - click here to browse!
We have a number folky fundraisers throughout the year - from Christmas Concerts and workshops to Family Ceilidhs. Supporting Folk Weekend whilst having a fabulous time - what could be better?!
An easy way of supporting Folk Weekend without costing you a penny! Once you have registered with Easyfundraising, every time you shop online a small donation will be made towards Folk Weekend by the participating retailers. If you ever needed an excuse to go shopping then here it is! Sign up with Easyfundraising now!
In normal times we are always delighted to welcome Morris dancers to Folk Weekend, who perform in the streets and at fantastic locations across the City centre including the Botanic Gardens and the Ashmolean Museum. Things are a litte different at the moment, but Morris will return. For more information, go to our Morris page.