Morris dancers to descend on Evesham in droves - The Evesham Observer

Morris dancers to descend on Evesham in droves

Evesham Editorial 6th Jun, 2024   0

HUNDREDS of Morris dancers will take part in a special event in the town later this month.

The Vale of Evesham Morris Weekend is being held at a variety of venues between Friday and Sunday, June 21 and 23.

The event, now in its 21st year, will involve 500 morris from 36 ‘sides’, dancing different genres, including Border, Cotswold, Mumming, Molly Dancing, Northwest and Rapper.

Festivities include informal folk music and song sessions on the Friday and Saturday evenings at Evesham Rowing Club, the Red Lion, Evesham and the Fleece Inn, Bretforton.

Dancing throughout Saturday at the various towns and villages across Worcestershire, Warwickshire and Gloucestershire, culminating in an end of day display in Abbey Gardens, Evesham.

There will be a procession, starting at 11.15am on Sunday, by 25 sides from Evesham’s Abbey Park, along Bridge Street to Market Place starting at 11.15am

Dancing in Market Place and Evesham town centre will take place throughout Sunday afternoon.

The “Evesham Stick” will be presented by the Mayor to the side that has best-demonstrated the ‘spirit of the morris’.

Other highlights include a special Quarter Peal rung from Evesham’s 16th Century Bell Tower by members of the Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers at 6pm on Saturday and a service at All Saints Church, Market Place, Evesham on Sunday at 10am with dancing in the church

And there will be a talk by the Abbey Trust about the history of Evesham Abbey at 10am on Sunday in Abbey Gardens.

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