We are now two months into our building project to make Cecil Sharp House more accessible, brighter and lighter. It’s surprisingly not as noisy as we had feared and we are managing to keep on working hard through the noise and dust, although when you add in the summer heat to the equation it can be tricky!
It’s been a month since our building work started to make Cecil Sharp House more accessible and luckily we haven’t been driven crazy yet by noise and dust. (But it’s probably no coincidence that some of our team are taking holiday at the moment!)
There are now holes in walls and a pit has been dug deep to allow for the new lift, which will be completed sometime in October. Having been ripped from the basement and ground floors, we now have an array of clay, bricks, toilets and sinks sitting in the builder’s compound on Gloucester Avenue Gate. It’s fascinating to see the skeleton of the building and how it all fits together beneath the foundations.
We are delighted to announce the two new opportunities to join the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) team.
Unlocking hidden treasures of England's cultural heritage
The English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) will launch a new digital archive that will allow anyone anywhere in the world to explore traditional English folk music and dances tunes on Thursday 20 June.
On Thursday 20 June The Full English digital archive will be unveiled.
Editor of the English Folk Dance and Song Society’s (EFDSS) English Dance & Song magazine, Derek Schofield, has had a sneak preview of this tremendous resource and, prompted by Scarborough Folk Dance group’s centenary, has used the Cecil Sharp field note-books to investigate the two trips Sharp made to Goathland (immediately after visits to see the Scarborough folk dancers in 1913 and 1914).
By Nick Wall, Assistant Librarian at the Vaughan Williams Memorial Library.
Read the full blog article here