The 2014/15 winter folk play starts this weekend (31st October) with Soul-caking plays in Cheshire. Many groups elsewhere are already setting up their Christmas and New Year schedules, and conferences are on the way for those with an academic interest in folk drama. Here is the latest folk play news:

Forthcoming Cheshire Soul-caking performance schedules and maps
Places, dates and times of where all the Soulers will be performing.

Please add your Folk Play group's winter schedule to the Events List
The form lets you clone and adapt last year's tours for this year's performances. Provisional information is welcome.

4th International Mummers' Festival, Gloucester, 5th & 6th December 2104
The programme for this year's Symposium is now available.

Mummers Festival 2014, St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
A preparatory volunteer meeting + community forum is being held on the 6th November.

Dance Disguised & Obscured: A Dance Study Forum, London, 21st & 22nd March 2015
Dolmetsch Historical Dance Society
The programme of papers and workshops on the 22nd March covers mumming and disguise.

Peter Millington