Morris dolls on show at Compton Verney

A doll dressed in Pecsaetan Morris kit
Pecsaetan Morris doll

An exhibition of 45 morris dancer dolls, instigated and stored by the Museum of British Folklore, is currently situated within the Folk Art galleries at Compton Verney, Warwickshire.

Morris sides from all over the country were invited to dress a small mannequin in their kit as part of a project to portray the morris today as a dynamic alternative to photographs.

Why not visit and see who you can spot?

The exhibition will run until 25th June 2017.

Nov 06
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Considering Morris Dance Costumes as English National Dress" - Chloe Middleton-Metcalfe (LIVE on Zoom)
Nov 07
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Workshop - Whitby Toesday Hornpipe Clog Routine for Beginners/Intermediate (tbc) - Melanie Barber (LIVE on Zoom)
Nov 14
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Talk - "A History of Mumming" - Stephen Rowley (LIVE on Zoom)
Dec 04
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Talk - "Coconut Dancing – more than just a Lancashire tradition” - Peter Bearon (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
Sep 24
All day
Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM 2022

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