May 2022 Update

Here’s your latest update – in particular … looking for volunteers to run regional JMO days of dance in Sept/Oct 2023 to celebrate 20 years of the JMO.

We had a marvellous time at the JMO day of dance in Liverpool, thanks to the Morris Ring for their splendid organisation of the day, and to all the teams who came along and danced their socks off.


JMO Regional Days of Dance 2023 – we need YOU!

JMO 3 logos in line

The Joint Morris Organisations are delighted to announce that we are planning regional events in late 2023, so that every team will have the opportunity to attend a Day of Dance in their local area, and we’re also seeking volunteers to help organise things.

We are seeking the involvement of volunteers either as teams or individuals to collaborate with the JMO in organising these events, to encourage links between teams in their local areas.

These events will run in addition to the JMO 2023 Day of Dance, which will be hosted by Beltane Border Morris, on behalf of Open Morris, in Exeter on Saturday 15th April.

The series of regional events will culminate in an event in London, 20 years after the first Trafalgar Square JMO DoD. We are planning four other Day of Dance events in September/October 2023 – in the North West, the Midlands/Derby, South West/Bristol, and the North East areas, and would like teams in these areas to be involved in the planning. The JMO will underwrite the events financially, but we want local input to make the events as successful as possible. If you or your team would be interested in getting involved with the running of these days, please contact us (select ‘events’ in the dropdown).

We look forward to hearing from you!


Events – in-person and online

Sept 2022

 

April 2023

  • Beltane 2022NEW! Saturday 15th April 2023 in Exeter – JMO Day of Dance hosted by Beltane Border Morris on behalf of Open Morris.  Save the date for now. 

 

Sept 2023

  • Saturday 23rd Sept 2023 in Shropshire – MF Day of Dance and AGM hosted by Shropshire Bedlams and Martha Rhoden’s Tuppenny Dish.  Save the date for now.

 

Sept-Oct 2023

  • NEW! Regional JMO Days of Dance.  Days of Dance to be held in the North West, the Midlands/Derby, South West/Bristol, and the North East areas, with a finale in London. To celebrate 20 years since the first JMO DoD in Trafalgar Square. Dates tbc. 

 

Online

 

Online events generally run from November to March; please contact us if you are interested in hosting a talk/workshop.  Recordings of past online events are on our MF YouTube channel

See all our events at: MF Events


Members – news & events


Day of Dance in Chorley – 18th June 2022 – invite from Amounderness
 
Amounderness Ladies Morris are holding their Day of Dance in Chorley, Lancashire, on Saturday 18th June 2002 and would like to hear from any sides interesting in coming to dance with them.  Please contact Rosemary Jolley at: rejolley@btinternet.com

On our ‘News’ pages https://www.morrisfed.org.uk/news/ …

Poynton-Jemmers-Alice-Walker-mastermind-trophyAlice Walker, Mastermind winner 2022, shines a light on morris dancing and Poynton Jemmers: https://www.morrisfed.org.uk/2022/05/04/morris-mastermind-winner-2022/ 



Wyld Morris 2022 rope dance bridportWyld Morris premiere their 10th anniversary documentary film: https://www.morrisfed.org.uk/2022/05/05/wyld-morris-film-2022/



Lyn Turner writes in memory of Mike Turner who was in several morris teams in his lifetime: https://www.morrisfed.org.uk/2022/05/04/obituary-mike-turner/



Emma Wooders slide teaching modelA review of Emma Wooders’ talk on “Teaching Tips for Foremen”: https://www.morrisfed.org.uk/2022/04/15/teaching-tips-for-foremen/

 

See all our news at: MF News


In the media

 


AGM 2021 Minutes & Constitution revamp

The DRAFT Minutes of 2021 AGM are now out, which are to be reviwed and approved at the 2022 AGM in September.  If you spot any errors/omissions please contact us (select ‘general enquiries’ in the dropdown).

As noted at our AGM in 2021, we have made a start on a thorough review and overhaul of our Constitution and Standing Orders, with the aim of replacing these during 2022.  If you are interested in joining the working party to bring forward proposals to an EGM/AGM, please contact us (select ‘feedback’ in the dropdown).

 


Working with New Generations

The Morris Federation New Generations logo

Interested in bringing morris to new generations (under 18’s)? We would like to support you, and encourage others to do similar activities.  Join the private Facebook group to chat and share ideas: The Morris Federation – New Generations Network

 


Events from other organisations

March 2023

 

Anytime

 


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Sep 24
All day
Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM 2022 (Darlington)
Dec 03
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Morris Federation EGM 2022 - to adopt a revised Constitution (Online via Zoom)
Apr 15
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Joint Morris Organisations' Day of Dance 2023 (Exeter)
Sep 30
All day
Morris Federation Day of Dance and AGM 2023 (Shropshire)

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