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Fools and Beasts Annual Unconvention 2020 - Postponed 'til Spring 2021

Fools and Beasts Annual Unconvention 2020 - Postponed 'til Spring 2021

Event date: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 18:00 to Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 15:00

After some hard thinking, deliberating and procrastination,  we have decided to POSTPONE, rather than cancel, this year's event for the following reasons:

1) Social distance Morris, although possible, is difficult. And trying to keep a load of fools and beasts 2m apart will be impossible.
Even if restrictions are lifted by end if October, which doesn't seem that likely
2) we cannot police the audience to remain 2m apart
3) and, this was the deciding factor,  the venue for accommodation, ie the Scout hut, is closed at least until next April.

So, we intend to postpone until the Spring, poss early May. AND still hold one in October 2021 too!

Hosted by: Plymouth Morris

Guest sides: Trigg Morris and Tywardreath Morris

Open to all budding or experienced Fools, Beasts and Morris Characters from any team from the Ring, Open or Federation. A truly JMO event!

This year's Unconvention would have been hosted by Plymouth Morris based at the Blindmans Wood Scout Centre, 324 Outland Road, Plymouth, Devon PL3 5TB.

The plan, which will now be enacted in the Spring,  was on the Friday, to meet for drinks at the Golden Hinde pub opposite, then repair to the venue for Supper. On Saturday morning, we would be bussed into Plymouth for a walking tour to include the city centre, The Barbican and the Mayflower Steps.  Feast to be at the Scout Centre. On Sunday we will have the AGM of course - your chance to have your say, we will then dance somewhere afterwards – to be announced! Workshops and Demonstrations to be arranged. Accommodation is indoor camping; there is provision for outdoor camping and Motorhomes but no hook-ups. Please indicate at time of booking if you wish to bring a motorhome.

It is hoped the cost next year should still be £70 per person, which is great value, but we'll have to wait and see. This would include Saturday travel and all meals except Sunday lunch. Pro rata rates available for those who wish to attend part of the proceedings.

More details and dates will be announced just as soon it is safe to do so.