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February 2021

Workshop – Cotswold Morris – Bledington Jig (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 28 February @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Online over Zoom
Knights of King Ina

Andrew Knight and Lin Steel, with musician Tony Warren, will teach a Cotswold morris jig (solo dance) for those with some experience of Cotswold morris, also suitable for those who attended our beginners Cotswold workshop in November/December.  The dance is 'Lumps of Plum Pudding' in the style of Bledington.  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 @ 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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Workshops – Appalachian Clogging Basics (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 20 February @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Online over Zoom
Cityfolk Fest feet

Workshops at 2 levels on 2 consecutive weeks, 13th & 20th February.  Appalachian clogging basics taught by Abby Ladin and Sam Bartlett from the USA.  Abby teaches the dancing, and Sam provides accompaniment on 5-string banjo. Level 1: The fundamental steps, how to string them together and keep a rhythmic pulse. Level 2: Build on the basics, add more steps to our repertoire, work on musicality and tone, improvise and trade rhythms. These workshops are being jointly hosted with the North American Morris Dance Organization (NAMDO). 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 – Septimus The Giant Shrewsbury Cobbler (LIVE on Zoom)

Sunday 7 February @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Online over Zoom
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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Workshop – Virtual Ceilidh Calling Masterclass (LIVE on Zoom)

Saturday 6 February @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Online over Zoom
Ceilidh band

In these times of no proper ceilidhs, callers have the time and the chance to hone their skills for the new normal - the Zoom Ceilidh! Fee Lock & Martyn Harvey - two top callers - give tips & warnings, dance ideas & technical advice and their individual suggestions for some things that don't often get talked about! 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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