Farnham in Bloom 2016

Farnham in Bloom was the community dance project first created in 2015 in partnership with Farnham Town Council. The original project involved around 150 children from local primary schools performing in a specially choreographed piece along the route taken by judges of the Farnham in Bloom. Following the success of Farnham Town’s entry in the competition, The Dance Movement were invited to create a performance for the 2016 Farnham in Bloom. 


The theme for 2016 was ‘The Green Man’ often interpreted as a cyclical symbol representing the growth of spring. The dance followed a narrative depicting ‘green men’ summoning the elements required for the growth of flowers and plants that was followed by the portrayal of their life cycle. The project included schools in and around the Farnham area; The Ridgeway, Potters Gate, South Farnham, Weydon, Farnham Heath End, William Cobbett Infants and Juniors, Badshot Lea Infants, All Hallows Catholic School, Rowledge CE Primary, Carwarden House, Henry Tyndale. Christ’s College Guildford, Barfield, Addington, St. Joseph’s Aldershot, Saint Mary’s Tilford, Bohunt and The University of Surrey. 

Following this collaboration, the two schools performed together as part of Farnham Blooming, the Farnham in Bloom Town Competition, bringing together different ages groups in our community. We are incredibly pleased to say that we took all the girls through their arts awards in the Summer Term, achieving Bronze.