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Thaxted Annual Weekend of Dance

Thaxted Annual Weekend of Dance

Event date: 
Friday, June 2, 2023 - 17:00 to Sunday, June 4, 2023 - 16:30

Dear friends

The fabulous Thaxted weekend of dance will be held on its traditional weekend in 2023, that is the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of June.

The festivities kick off on the Friday evening with  welcome food and information dancing for those that will. The Saturday will be as old hands have come to expect, a breakfast followed by bus tours of the beautiful surrounding countryside stopping to dance in several pubs, a pub lunch will also be provided. The tours will end up back in Thaxted for  the massed procession from both ends of the town then show and massed dancing in the centre. From that a glorious feast where you will handsomely fed and watered. More mass and show dancing leading to the climax of the evening when the Thaxted Men dance the haunting and sublime Abbots Bromley horn dance. On the Sunday after breakfast a short procession up the hill and church for the spiritually inclined then more dancing before lunch. After lunch a relaxed wind down relaxing and social dancing with the public in the Margaret street gardens.

We managed to reduce the cost last year to £70 for the whole weekend including all food, indoor or outdoor camping, and the coach, we hope to offer it again for this price.

All sides and members from the Morris Ring are welcome to apply to attend if not directly invited, this is regardless of gender profile of the dancers or musicians, all will be most welcome. We will also be inviting representatives sides from the Morris Federation.

Numbers may be limited so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

revansandson [at] sky [dot] com (Rob Evans)

Bagman Thaxted MM