The latest news from The Morris Federation:

Face Paint Changes

At the AGM on Saturday 26th September 2020, the membership passed a resolution saying that no members will wear full face black makeup after the end of this year. We remain committed to working with our member teams who are affected by this, and would like to hear from them; we have tried to contact […]

AGM Face Paint Motion – a letter from your Committee

Face Paint Motion (Motion 6) A Motion has been proposed for debate at the AGM 2020 which says: “From 1st January 2021 no member team, participants in a team, or individual member shall use any solid full face coloured makeup which could be taken by a reasonable observer as likely to imitate or parody a skin colour different […]

EFDSS: Time’s up for blacking up

The article Time’s up for blacking up was published in the EFDSS magazine: English Dance and Song Autumn 2020. It includes the JMO statement on full-face black makeup and a statement from The Morris Federation on their process, then an extract from a letter from the DCMS: EFDSS says: “In a letter to us dated […]

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