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Three down, two to go: Priddy Folk Festival approaches!

In just over a week, Northgate will be heading down to the delightful Somerset village of Priddy for our fourth festival of the summer. With Bradford, Chippenham and Wimborne Minster festivals behind us, we’re very much looking  forward to this … Continue reading

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Fully recovered, practice is back, then Wimborne Minster Folk Festival!

Following the punishing (and mostly self-inflicted) dance schedule we had at the amazing Chippenham Folk Festival, the lads of Northgate decided to take  last week off. Sadly, this meant we missed both a beer practice at The Curfew and a chance to … Continue reading

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Project Secret Surprise is go! Chippenham countdown continues!

In honour of our upcoming booking at Chippenham folk festival, the lads of Northgate have decided to branch out from their habitual, spring steel-related sword shenanigans and are adding a surprise new dance form to their repertoire. But which new dance? Street? Costwold Morris? … Continue reading

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Slowed down training video – including the “Mind the Lights” figure

At practice last Tuesday, we not only had two new dancers in the side (one of whom even lived near Bath), but we had our very own film-maker, David Spielbridge, video our 3DD dance and slow it down for training purposes. … Continue reading

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DERT over, practice resumes

So DERT happened, and it was a jolly good time in the beautiful town of Kendal, somewhere up north. We enjoyed it immensely, and of course, we was robbed, but that’s par for the course. So busy were we that … Continue reading

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DERT practice disaster – another one bites the dust

We descended yesterday on the excellent Angel Hotel in Chippenham for a final pre-DERT practice day, and it all went pretty well. Up to a point. Because, just after lunch we had a little accident with one of our swords, … Continue reading

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OFFICIAL! Candidate replacement for Stickman!

In this post-truth age, we have decided that we need to move on from our old fashioned and frankly old hat stickman logo. After an intense and prolonged seven minute trawl of the internet, we’ve decided on a new candidate, and we … Continue reading

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We give birth to a new figure and play Cupid

We had a bit of playtime at our practice last night, spurred on by two random strangers coming along to watch. See below for what happened to them: you couldn’t make it up! While it’s nice to have an audience, they … Continue reading

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Practises galore and a safety moment with lights

We’ve been extra busy since the new year, keen as we are to burn off the extra calories taken in over the festive season. Back again in The Curfew, we’ve been playing with blades like nobody’s business, and we’ll be back there on … Continue reading

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Practice is back in The Curfew!

After many months of living on the streets, Northgate are finally returning to The Curfew! The pub, now owned by the enthusiastic and capable Emily and Dan, has been refurbished throughout in a manner which has preserved the most important aspects of … Continue reading

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