Regional JMO Day of Dance - Hartley Morris Men

A Regional Joint Morris Organisation Day of Dance hosted by the Hartley Morris Men
will be held in Tonbridge in west Kent on Sunday 12 July 2015

Morris and sword sides are invited to apply for this day of dance which is being held in
conjunction with the 9th SIBA South East of England Beer Festival.
The festival is being held in the grounds of the Tonbridge Juddians Rugby Club, (TN9 1HR),
which is located behind Tonbridge Castle and close to the Railway Station and
High Street with its pubs and restaurants. The Hartley MM will hold a meeting for Morris Ring
sides on the previous day. As the beer festival runs on into the Sunday it is seen as an
opportunity to break new ground and invite other sides to join us for a second day of dance. It is intended to dance at several sites around the town, possibly including
Tonbridge Castle lawn as well as at the beer festival. Dancing will commence at 11.00 am
and continue into the late afternoon. There will be a massed show at a suitable location
at some point during the day. At this stage we wish to bring the event to the attention
of all sides within a 30 mile radius of Tonbridge plus those Kent sides whose base lies
further afield. It is important that as many of the traditions as possible are represented
and also to ensure a fair distribution of sides from each of the organisations.
It is hoped to accommodate approximately 15 sides in all but it may not be possible
to accept all the sides wishing to attend.
There will be no charge for this event and those attending will need to make their own
arrangements for lunch, etc. Further details will be posted as the arrangements are firmed up.
At this stage it would be appreciated if sides interested in attending could register their interest
with me as soon as possible and at the latest by 1 January 2015.
Brian Tasker

The International Mummers Festival - Gloucester - 5th-6th of December

The International Mummers Festival will be based at the Gloucestor Folk Museum.
On the 5th a symposium will take place where along with academic papers, presentations from Mummers about their team and overall experience of Mumming are also to be included. For more information please visit the website by clicking here >>

JMO Day of dance - Bristol - Saturday 18th April 2015

The JMO day of dance 2015 will be hosted by Rag Morris
Further details t.b.a

Open Morris Black Country Weekend of Dance from Sept 18th-20th, 2015.

For the first time in many years Open Morris are holding a Weekend of Dance,
based at Wolverhampton; with a bus trip to such places as Wolverhampton, Dudley,
Sedgley, Tipton, Stourbridge, Bilston, Willenhall, Walsall, and Brierley Hill
Further details can be found by clicking here >>