Newsletter Summer 2012

In a brief flash of inspiration I thought it would be a great idea in this issue to have lots of pics of morris dancers performing as the Olympic torch passed through their particular patch, and I sent out a broadcast to request suitable photographs. Only problem, I subsequently realised, was that even by the publication date of the Newsletter, many parts of the country would still not have been visited by the flame.
So, we have a few early photographs and the rest will have to wait until next time. Other features of the Summer Newsletter include a couple of specially composed dances and two articles about morris costume, as well as Paul White’s regular column. Dodge the showers and enjoy your Summer’s dancing.

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  • A View From The Bag
  • Queen Elizabeth’s Jubilee
  • A Dance For Sister Dora
  • Full Steam Ahead
  • Hidden Cache
  • All Aboard The Charabanc
  • Invitation Down Under
  • Perceptions of Persephone
  • French Leave For Hook Eagle
  • In The Path Of The Flame
  • In Clean White Shirts And Trousers
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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