Tonbridge Regional Day of Dance - Hartley Morris Men

The Hartley Morris Men (based in Wrotham in west Kent) are holding a meeting of Morris Ring sides on Saturday 11 July 2015 at Tonbridge in Kent.
The event is centred on the South East Beer Festival (see: www.southestbeerfest.org.uk for details of the 2014 Festival). The organisers are keen to welcome morris dancers to perform at next year's Festival.

The Beer Festival continues until at least 5.00 pm on the Sunday and we would like to make the Sunday a Regional JMO day of Dance. The Morris Ring has given its enthusiastic backing to this plan and we now ask for the approval of the Morris Federation and the Open Morris for this event. There would be dancing at the beer festival and around the town at selected sites, including a major display, hopefully on Tonbridge Castle Lawn.

We would like to issue invitations to all sides within a given radius of Tonbridge, perhaps those sides within a 30 mile radius. Selection would be on a first come first served basis but modified if necessary to ensure that all the traditions are adequately represented and that there is a fair distribution of sides between the three organisations.

There would be no charge for attendance at the event and all participants would either bring packed lunches or have lunch at one of the cafes or pubs in the town. We are not planning extras such as an evening ceilidh as the event is on a Sunday. The expenses associated with the Sunday will be very small, probably limited to the production of a hand out for the public. We would collect at performances with all the profit going to the Children in Need charity.

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

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More Morris - Better Morris - London Sunday 2 November 2014

More Morris, Better Morris, in schools and beyond
A dynamic day of presentations and practical sessions on the delivery
of high-quality morris dance workshops, both in school and out.
Sunday 2 November 2014, 10am - 5pm
Cecil Sharp House, London, NW1 7AY
Promoted by the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS)
in association with the Morris Federation, Open Morris, The Morris Ring, (The Joint Morris Organisations),
supported using public funding by Arts Council England
For more info please visit their site ..... by clicking here >>
A flyer can be downloaded here >>


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