Newsletter Autumn 2012

Well, the Olympics eventually turned out to more of a showcase for morris than we had been led to believe. A cameo appearance in the closing ceremony, and several sides dancing at the Olympic venues during the games at least brought our traditional dance to the attention of a world audience, though many of us feel that morris in the rural setting of the opening ceremony was a missed opportunity.

There is another high profile event in which morris can again get national publicity. This Newsletter gives details of a Joint Morris Organisation initiative to present a large cheque for Children in Need, with (hopefully) all of this country’s morris sides making a contribution.

View and download: Newsletter Autumn 2012 (4Mb)

Contents:

  • Interview with Dick Stanger
  • John Gasson Jig Competition
  • Channel Hopping
  • Morris Olympians
  • Morris for Children in Need
  • Jubilee Year Celebrations
  • Plumpton Traditional Dance Festival
  • Paul White’s Diary
  • Our Cotswold Heritage
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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