FedExtra Winter/Spring 2019

Could you be the next Morris Federation President, Malkin Morris land Heritage Lottery Grant for local North-West clog, step and tunes, photos from the AGM day of dance with New Esperance Morris in London, a brief history of North-West Morris, Simon Brock takes us on the final leg of his journey to becoming a clog maker, Malmesbury Morris’ mayor with bells on, John Bacon receives EFDSS Gold Badge, plus a roundup of weekends of dance at home and abroad, birthdays, festivals, memorials, competitions and celebrations.

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Contents:

04: Welcome to the Winter/Spring issue: a message from the editor
04: Contact your committee: details of how to get in touch
05: President’s prologue: JMO Day of Dance, AGM, and could you be president?
06: Malkin Morris: Heritage Lottery Grant for local NW clog, step and tunes
07: Belles and Broomsticks: Weekend of dance with friends on Guernsey
08: News roundup: festivals, celebrations, memorials and competitions
10: North West Morris: a brief history of this traditional dance
12: TradMad: mixed gender team promoting the art of rapper dancing to a new generation
13: 25 years of Green Dragons: looking back and looking forward to another 25 years
14: Becoming a Clog Maker: the fourth and final part of Simon Brock’s journey
16: Temporary Measured: the story of a new ladies North West clog team
17: AGM Day of Dance, London: pics of the day hosted by New Esperance Morris
18: Birthdays: Danegeld Morris turn 30 and Chip Off the Old celebrate their 40th
20: Malmesbury Morris: Being the Mayor with bells on at St Aldhelm’s Fair
21: White Rose: 40th anniversary for Scarborough-based garland dancers
22: Oyster Morris: Hopping around the Channel Islands with Belles and Broomsticks
23: Brighton Morrismen: 50 years of dancing in Brighton and beyond
24: John Bacon Gold Badge Award: citation from Barry Goodman
26: Slubbing Billy’s: open workshops bring new members
27: Paul White’s Diary: When is a greenhouse not a greenhouse?
28: AGM 2019, Scotland: Kinfauns host the day of dance in Perth on 28 September

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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