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We are very happy to continue to support this excellent documentary film. 'ALL MY LIFE'S BURIED HERE - The Story of George Butterworth' is being released on DVD and being launched at The Depot, Lewes Saturday 23rd November, 12.30pm.

All you need know about Membership of the Morris Ring. 

Note: A discount in all membership types of £10 is in future applicable if paid by bank transfer. This reflects the now ease of electronic transfer and the additional inconvenience of cheque payments
 

17 January 2020 to 19 January 2020

The 2020 Jigs Instructional is now fully subscribed, but applications are still being accepted for inclusion on the reserve list. Please send no money until otherwise directed. Thank you.

 

25 October 2019 to 27 October 2019

This year's Unconvention will be based at the Pinewood Scout Centre, Croydon, CR0 5AJ and will involve Bladder workshop for Fools, Show-and-Tell for Beasts, Set integration for all!

Saturday tour along the South Bank, getting into London via public transport. Plus the Feast  - at this stage probably in the Scout centre by outside caterers.

Some people just want to attend the Saturday tour, those of you who just want to do that, please let me know if you want lunch at the White Hart, @ £8 per head (nominal - I have still yet to negotiate proper price).

Enjoy Rob Elliott's Fool and his Dancers? I did and as a Fool I was happy to help get his next project relaunched ...

Anyone who has read The Fool and his Dancers might have noticed the bit about why a sequel is not needed, but never trust a writer, that’s what they say!

TARGET MET - a message from Rob ...

19 July 2019 to 21 July 2019

Tour details have been announced. Follow the build up on their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/2019ringmeeting/

We are pleased to add this 'missing' page of types of morris dancing which has been contributed by Dr Lucy Wright, whose excellent credentials are clearly set out in the 'Other Resources' appendix.

May 2019

A revised version of the the edition published on 3rd May now including a review of Discordant Comicals - The Hooden Horses of East Kent and some revisions to Mumming in Europe.  Enjoy.

Contents:
Page 132 Editorial Mac McCoig
Page 134 Mumming in Europe, Frazer...

St George's Day has become a regular season opener for many sides with celebrations of our patron saint the length and breadth of England.

Where to find Morris this Eastertide.

Another Thank You letter form the producers of this well received documentary.

The long-awaited BBC4 documentary is scheduled for 9pm Monday, 1st April.

Please see the attached open letter from Libra Films to the Morris community; I hope we all enjoy it when we get to see it..

 

Recent media coverage relating to 'gender bias' and Morris dancing

Although the Morris Ring’s constitutional change came into effect in March 2018, there have been several recent examples of national media focusing on this without the necessary context we feel it requires to be fully balanced.  

At the Morris Ring's Annual Representatives' Meeting held in Cannock on Saturday (22nd March) First Class Stamp were elected to Full Membership of the Morris Ring,, progressing from their previous Associate Members status.

22 June 2019 to 23 June 2019

There are still places remaining for the Utrecht Ring Meeting, please contact Arnold directly via madderom13 [at] zonnet [dot] nl to book your place.

Please note that this is a meeting where you need to arrange your own accommodation and breakfast, as well as travel, although the rest is all provided (and other halves are welcome at the feast).

The Morris Ring is delighted to welcome the latest side to join to our new Joint Membership scheme  the Wakefield Morris Dancers who are “very proud and excited to be part of The Morris Ring". And we’re proud to have them on board.

We are happy to continue to support this intriguing film about George Butterworth ... composer, musician, folk song collector, and dancer.

7 June 2019 to 9 June 2019

I have to inform you that, regrettably, there will not be a Hartley Morris Ale this year.  This is due to the difficulty of obtaining the services of a caterer at reasonable cost, low numbers and rising fixed costs.

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