The founding National Association of Morris and Sword Dance Clubs

Helmond Ring Meeting

Helmond Ring Meeting

Event date: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, June 24, 2018 - 15:00

This will be a repeat of the very successful 2015 Ring Meeting.

In order to keep costs down (Brexit has led to a fall in the value of the pound) there will be a walking tour in the city of Helmond (cars will be used to transport sticks etc. and to provide transport for needy dancers). The meeting will be based at a museum for historical agricultural implements.

There is one single-sex sleeping room, plenty of outdoor camping, museum toilets (male and female) and a trailer with shower cubicles. Meals etc. will be in one of the exhibition rooms and there is an outside area for dancing. There are several city centre hotels for those who prefer this (details on the website).

The Saturday tour will visit the market, the harbour, the castle and shopping streets. On Sunday there will be an indoor show at another museum (this time for barrel organs).

The meeting is open to all Ring sides. Numbers are limited to 100. The cost of the meeting will be €75 per person and it is up to bagmen to choose when to transfer the money (subject to date limits).

Applications by email to bagman [at] stating name of the side and estimated numbers.

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