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It’s poster unveiling time, over half way on tickets, plus details on another one of your DE 2017 teams

Natalie, our most creative sort, has been locked away in the cupboard under her stairs with a selection of quills and some scratchy ink pens. She has created for us a most amazing updated poster for Dancing England 2017. You can see this below in all it’s glory, A2 versions numbered and signed by the artist herself will be available for sale through the website and at the event.

Tickets news now, we are well over half way full, there are only 175 tickets left for the reboot of Dancing England. We know you’ve been waiting 30 years for Phil to pull his finger out, and you’re thinking of missing the opportunity? Not bloody likely – click this link and get your tickets whilst you can. http://www.dancingengland.co.uk/tickets/

Fools Gambit Somme

photo by Charlotte Dover

Fools Gambit Morris is an energetic and young Cotswold morris team that aims to amaze and impress with their dancing. Dancing mainly in the Fieldtown and Raglan traditions, they enjoy dancing at many events far and wide. Founded in 2010, they’ve had a busy few years, having been invited to the Shrewsbury, Sidmouth, Whitby, Warwick and Bromyard folk festivals, as well as attending many excellent morris weekends of dance.

They were recently involved in the Banks of Green Willow, a project commemorating the centenary of the Battle of the Somme. You can read more about it here.


DE 2017 poster

poster design by Natalie Rae Reid

Another Dancing England update, tickets now on sale, and disabled access news

Evening all, apologies it’s been a bit quiet of late. It’s due to a combination of babies, holidays, folk festivals and the like. Please be rest assured though that things have been ticking along lovely in the background. So here’s a timely update for you.

Dancing England 2017 (18th February) at Sheffield City Hall will welcome the following confirmed acts and teams amongst others;

  • Horwich Prize Medal Morris Men
  • Star and Shadow
  • Bampton Traditional Morris Men
  • Rochester Sweeps
  • Fools Gambit
  • Redcar Longsword
  • The Newcastle Kingsmen
  • Bradshaw Mummers
  • Toby Bennett
  • Platt Bridge Morris Dancers
  • John Gasson Double Jig Winners

There’s still a couple to pin down and one act that we’re not going to tell you about in advance. Simply because they’re very special! And because Phil Heaton is such a tease.

ticketDoors open at 5:30pm with the show starting at 6:30pm. Tickets will be priced at £18 and £13 concessions (under 16s, UB40, carers, senior citizens, etc). Please be honest when buying your tickets, we may ask you to provide evidence that you are entitled to purchase tickets at a concessionary rate. Patron’s entrance time is 5:00pm

Tickets are now on sale today, December 1st. Please be aware that Patrons are the only ticket types that have a guaranteed seat, so do make sure to buy your ticket early and ensure that you’re in the queue on the night in good time. We expect some standing room only.

You can click here to buy a ticket – http://www.dancingengland.co.uk/tickets/

Sheffield City Hall has good facilities and access for people with a disability; lifts to all floors, accessible toilets on every level and hearing loops in the auditoriums. Guidance dogs are also welcome in the building. If you will need assistance at the venue please do get in touch when you book your tickets.

We look forward to putting on a great show and seeing you there on the night.

Until next time.