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Thaxted Weekend of Dance

Thaxted Weekend of Dance

Event date: 
Friday, June 1, 2018 - 18:00 to Sunday, June 3, 2018 - 15:00

As at the time of writing there were just the two Ring Meetings in 2018 - Helmond in Holland and the Annual Saddleworth Rushcart, teams may wish to consider the Thaxted weekend as an alternative.  The Harley Ale has since been added

The weekend format is the same as it has been for the last 90 years.  This includes male only performances, including musicians.  Informal dancing Friday evening followed by singing and music in in the Maypole or Star.   The Swan is for those who prefer a quieter night.

Coach tour on the Saturday with a hot meal at the lunch time pub on your tour.   An evening feast sandwiched in between two evening massed shows in Town Street – which is closed to traffic – culminating with our version of the Abbots Bromley Horn Dance.

On Sunday There is the usual church service followed by dancing in the churchyard afterwards before retiring to Bolford Street Hall again for a substantial buffet lunch,and to finish off the beer, should there be any left after the feast.

The cost will be somewhere between £80 and £85 per head for those taking the full package.   However we do offer a “take your pick” on the meals which will reduce the costs should you need to arrive after 9pm on Friday evening or depart earlier than 1pm on Sunday.   Some of your men may wish to skip the breakfasts.

A response by mid December would be appreciated.

Ian Anderson
Bagman for Thaxted Morris Weekend

Please apply directly to Thaxted Morris Men