Welcome

 

We are already planning our third annual event in 2020 and it will be bigger and better than ever so put the date in your diary – Saturday 16th May 2020.

We are planning:

  • An attempt on the Guiness Morris World Record, currently held by 369 dancers. We’ll need at least 50 sides to beat it and 60 to destroy it.
  • Morris dancers of every shade including Border, Cotswold, Longsword, NW Clog, Molly, Rapper and Stave dancers.
  • Other dance styles including Appalachian, Ballet, Bollywood, Clog, French, Hip Hop, Irish, Lebanese, Polish, Regency, Scottish, Tap and Welsh.
  • Dancing at up to 10 beautiful riverside and historic venues around the town including the Tithe Barn. Some covered venues if it rains.
  • Giant Jack in the Green supported by hobby horses, creatures and giants from Morris sides.
  • Schools’ hobby horse competition.
  • Mummers’ plays.
  • African and samba drumming bands.
  • Live lunchtime music in cafes, restaurants and pubs (we have some great pubs).
  • Free all day music concert featuring a range of local musicians, choirs and singers.
  • Folk music stage.
  • Children’s fun fair and other activities.
  • Artisan market selling quality arts and crafts.
  • Community groups’ stalls.
  • Vintage cars.
  • Miniature steam traction engines.
  • Town window dressing.
  • Canal boat trips.
  • River water taxi.
  • Social get together on the evening of Friday 15th  – subject to demand.