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February 2021

Talk – Septimus The Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 7 February 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Septimus the Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler

Ray and Bev Langton from Shrewsbury Morris will outline how the team’s  Septimus Giant Puppet Project took place and all of the outcomes. The project was undertaken with professional puppeteers and successful funding applications. Ray and Bev hope to inspire others, to think about how a Morris side can look for creative opportunities beyond weekly practices, regular dance-outs, festivals and a pint or two! Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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Talk – Shrewsbury Morris on twitter (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 21 February 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online over Zoom
Shrewsbury Morris on twitter

Ray & Bev Langton with Graydon Radford from Shrewsbury Morris will outline the journey the Shrewsbury Morris Twitter account has taken to reach 101k +Twitter followers. They will outline the rationale, top tips, issues, awards and other things they have encountered along with how the use of social media has embedded the presence of Shrewsbury Morris into the town of Shrewsbury and the benefits it has bought to the team. There is no silver bullet to working with social media but it is hoped that this afternoon will make others think about how social media can be used to raise the profile of any morris side. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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March 2021

Talk – Morris Music – a history – Taborers Society (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 6 March 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Morris Music - a History - or "Whatever did the old dead guys ever do for us?" A talk by Stephen Rowley on the history of morris music, followed by a discussion chaired by Andy Richards including how to obtain tabor pipes for anyone wanting to learn. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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Talk – Sussex Bonfires – Keith Leech (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 7 March 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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Keith Leech will talk about the history of Sussex Bonfires and why they are so big in the county compared with elsewhere. There will be time for Q&A. Keith is a Founder of the Hastings Borough Bonfire Society and a member of the Sussex Bonfire Council. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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Workshop – Pipe and Tabor for beginners – Taborers Society (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 20 March 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Beginners Pipe & Tabor Workshop (Shepherds' Hey Bucknell) with Andy Richards. Pipe and tabor is a super and fun instrument for dance, just as it was in the earliest morris we know about in the 15th and 16th centuries, or in the 17th century when we get the earliest reference to a Cotswold morris tradition. Click on the link below to book a place and you will be sent a Zoom link to access the event.

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