Fools and Beasts Unconvention 2015 - Derbyshire

Please find attached application form for Fools and Beasts Unconvention, to be hosted by Ripley MM at Cromford on 23-25 October.
Please inform anyone who might be interested – and by all means forward form and details on.

Open to all budding or experienced Fools, Beasts and Morris Characters from any team from the Ring, Open or Federation. A truly JMO event!
This year's Unconvention will be based at Cromford Community Centre, 7/9 Market Place, Cromford, Derbyshire DE4 3RE and will involve workshops, Saturday bus tour to Carsington Water and various other delightful beauty spots! The Feast will probably be at the Greyhound Inn in Cromford.
Plus the AGM of course - your chance to have your say!
Accommodation is indoor camping. No showers, I'm afraid, but we may be able to use the amenities of a local camp site a few miles away.
We have been able to keep the cost at £65 per person, which includes all meals except Sunday lunch, plus coach trip etc.
Closing date for Applications 11th October 2015.

Sorry this is a little late in announcing this year, BUT next year's dates and venue are already set as Oct 28-30 hosted by Wyvern Jubilee, in or around Yeovil, Somerset. Put it in your diary NOW!

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


Progress is going well for this JMO regional day of dance, final details of the day will be sent out to sides at the end of May.
Please email Brian Email: If you would like to get involved!

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

Bristol's the place for folk for 4 weeks!

Five Hundred Morris Dancers - and a Month of Folk Dancing in Bristol! Find more out by clicking here! >>

Also visit the Bristol52 Twitter account which Rag Morris will be taking over in the run up to the JMO day of dance by clicking here! >>

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

The JMO day of dance 2015 will be hosted by Rag Morris
For further information please see the Rag JMO website >>

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 >>