image taken by Doc Rowe
Yes, just four more days to go until Dancing England rises again. It’s a bit full on at the moment as you can imagine, with the coffee percolator on constantly and Phil’s in charge of the regular runs to the corner shop for Hobnobs.
It’s looking like standing room only soon, we’ve just 35 tickets left for the show. It would be awesome if we could sell out, really would. And then we can see about a Dancing England 2018. Your link to tickets is JUST HERE.
That fine upstanding gentleman, Doc Rowe, has just come up trumps with a suite of evocative images from the original Dancing England run 1979 to 1987. They’ve been posted on our Facebook Page, please do go and visit. Some favourites are on there; Rev. Ken Loveless smoking a pipe, the Straw Bear, The Dancing Butchers of Nottingham, Eynsham, Silurian, and lots more.
from his Facebook page
We’re also supporting the Doc Rowe Archive and Collection at Dancing England as we’re splitting our raffle with them. Since the sixties, Doc Rowe has been recording and filming cultural tradition and vernacular arts, folklore, song and dance of Britain and Ireland.
There’s a campaign afoot to raise funds to enable the Collection to raise it’s profile and demonstrate how vital a resource it is for our understanding of our cultural heritage and identity.
See you on Saturday!
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/
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.
poster design by Natalie Rae Reid