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Based in Loxley Hall, Market Place, beside the church. Note that the kitchen is poorly equipped, in particular no pans, so it will be helpful if people planning to eat can bring utensils — better an over-supply.

Friday evening, January 19

Gather at the Old Hall Hotel. Organizers may not make it before about 8. We can't get into the hall until 9.30, due to another booking.

Saturday, January 20

Practice in Loxley Hall
Lunch. Eat your own in the hall, patronize the pubs, cafes, etc.
From 2pm-ish
Dancing, starting at the Old Hall, and probably going to the Woodroffe Arms, schedule to be confirmed.
Eat out at one of the pubs, or bring contributions for a communal meal. Music and dance session in the hall later.

Sunday, January 21

From 10-ish, walk to Chesire Cheese, Castleton. The route is expected to be muddy…


  • The charge for attending Freaks is £5 per head.
  • Freaks in the Peaks badges and t-shirts are available for sale on the day.
  • Dance and music notation are available from here (dances) or here (tunes) – feel free to suggest others. Please download these if you want them, though some paper copies might be available on the day.
  • If you have any good pictures, please send them to for the photo gallery.
  • See the contacts link if you need to contact us in general before before the event.
  • If you have them, please bring rag jackets or similar; bells; sticks/hankies; and photos of previous events!
  • If you find yourself needing our constitution, it's here
  • Lastly, a reminder that everyone is welcome – especially beginners and musicians

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March 23–25 2018, expedition to Spofforth, North Yorks

June 29–July 1 2018, Beeley


If you have been a few times and like Freaks then possibly you are feeling inspired to organise a Freaks, maybe somewhere near you, or simply somewhere Freaks has never been before, see our Tips for organisers (32Kb Word doc) or PDF version.