For more than 10 years, the Broadside Day, organised jointly by the Traditional Song Forum and the English Folk Dance and Song Society, has been the gathering place for people interested in street literature and cheap print - broadsides, chapbooks, prints, tracts, penny histories, woodcuts, and so on.
Steve Roud is widely recognised as one of our foremost authorities on folk song. Join him, with the English Folk Dance and Song Society, for this series of six evening online seminars on the social history of traditional song and singing in England up to about 1950 (when the post-war Folk Revival changed things dramatically).
Sadly, the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library cannot now re-open as planned in November.
We are starting to make videos of some of our Library Lectures freely available online.
We would usually be inviting applications for grants around now but in the current circumstances we have decided to delay until the autumn. Watch this space.
By Nick Wall, Assistant Librarian at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Read the full blog article here