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Joint Morris Organisations National Day of Dance 2020

Joint Morris Organisations National Day of Dance 2020

Event date: 
Saturday, April 18, 2020 (All day)

THE MORRIS RING IN THE NORTH WEST heartily invites you to set a course for the great maritime city of Liverpool on April 18th for this year’s Joint Morris Organisations’ National Day of Dance. Marvel at stunning architecture, delight in the famous Waterfront,wonder at the evocativeThree Graces and raise a glass to Scouse glory in one (or more) of the many brilliant boozers. You’ll be dancing under the gaze of the Liver Birds, capering directly above the oldest floating harbour in the world and, who knows, even rubbing shoulders with an ocean-going liner at Prince’s Landing Stage. It’ll be Fab Four everybody!❞

Where and when?
Liverpool City Centre, Saturday 18th April. The event starts at 10am at Liverpool One’s Sugar House Steps with a welcome from the Lord Mayor of Liverpool, and ends at 4pm with a centrally located closing ceremony. Registration (inc. collecting tin/info pack allocation) from 9.15am is at Liverpool Central Library, William Brown Street L3 8EW, where visiting sides will find women’s and men’s changing facilities, toilets, secure storage and a cafe. Early arrivals will find lots of great places to breakfast within a few minutes walk, and the city is blessed throughout with a cornucopia of really fine pubs and eateries.

Are numbers restricted?
Yes. Liverpool has quite a compact, river-fronted city centre, so there are natural constraints to the number of suitable venues. Initially we are offering a minimum of 45 places, but we are still finalising our list of dance spots and hope to add to this number; this will allow us to promote later applicants from any reserve list.

Any massed Morris or associated evening event?
This is under review by the Squire and Bagman of the Morris Ring. Expect more details shortly. There is no evening event planned

Who did you say is running this event?
We think it important to emphasise the collaborative nature of the hosting of this event, which is through the good offices of several local Morris Ring sides - in the best tradition of joint organisation!
"Hosted by the Morris Ring in the North West" neatly encapsulates this collegiate approach to ensuring the success of the day.

How do we apply?
The three Morris organisations (Morris Ring, Morris Federation, Open Morris) will be pleased to receive expressions of interest from affiliated sides, and we very much look forward to the pleasure of your company in April.

For full details download our event briefing JMO_Briefing_Jan20.pdf

Dave Loughlin Event Co-ordinator & Morris Ring Area Representative
Tony Foard Event Secretary

You can contact our organisers by emailing jmo [dot] twentytwenty [at] themorrisring [dot] org

Attached file(s): 
PDF icon JMO_Briefing_Jan20.pdf4.08 MB