Newsletter Summer 2015

The 40th anniversary of The Morris Federation features prominently in this issue, together with signficant anniversaries from other sides. Our Notation Officer describes how to access some of tremendous amount of material now available, and some of the tasks still to be undertaken. There’s also a good mix of interesting articles on a range of subjects – dancing for the internment of Richard III, a beer named after a morris side, a bureaucratic nightmare from Cyprus – and many more.

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  • Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye
  • Panic, portaloos & primus stoves
  • Notation, notation, notation
  • Dancing for the dead king
  • So you think paperwork is onerous?
  • Heather and Gorse 30th anniversary
  • Sheffield City 40th anniversary
  • Paul White’s diary
  • Dancing in the May
  • JMO Statement of Purpose
  • Medusa’s 10th anniversary
  • Beer tasting fowl?
  • Green Willow support hospice
  • Review: Rag Bag morris dances
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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