Blacking up to be discussed at AGM

cropped-MorrisFed-logo-square-1.pngBlacking up in morris dancing is a very sensitive and emotive subject, and we are truly saddened by the division it has caused amongst morris dancers.

The Morris Federation are currently seeking legal advice on the impact of blacking up in morris, as highlighted by Shrewsbury Folk Festival’s decision not to book full-face blacked up Morris dancers and reported in the most recent issue of the Shropshire Star.

We will be chairing an open discussion at our AGM in Nottingham on 24th September 2016, to which all members have been invited to attend.

Dec 04
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Coconut Dancing – more than just a Lancashire tradition” - Peter Bearon (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 11
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Morris Dolls in the Museum of British Folklore" - Simon Costin (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 12
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Straw Bear - 40 Years of Straw & String" - Brian Kell (LIVE on Zoom)
Apr 09
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Joint Morris Organisations' Day of Dance 2022 (Liverpool)
Sep 24
All day
Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM 2022 (Darlington)

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