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The 2021 Practice season commences

We've just had our AGM, we've gone over the details of the last year, elected some new officers to run the side and had a good chat about Morris in general.  So the next thing is the start of the next winter season when we meet up on Thursday evenings to learn new dances and to practice the old ones.  Here's the details: We meet at the Methodist Hall in Quay Street, Newport at 20:15 on Thursdays. The first practice evening of 2021 will be 4th of November (a bit later than we'd normally start due to some technical difficulties with access to the hall)

50 years and the Pandemic

The pandemic of the last year could not have come at a worse time for The Men of Wight Morris. The year 2020, was the 50th anniversary of our foundation and the team had big plans for a celebration in June. Much of the year had been spent on the planning of the 2020 programme of events, including our normal “summer” programme which normally comprises about 30 dates.

Solstice dance-out

Men of Wight were joined by their friends from Moonshine Border Morris, Wight Bells and The Oyster Girls for a great dance display in St Thomas’ Square, Newport on the 21st December.  The weather could not have been better and it proved that old adage: “The rain never falls on the Morris”.

Our thanks to all the dancers and musicians for entertaining the shoppers of Newport.  Thanks to Emily for the action photo..

Ceilidh - 8th June

Wootton Community Hall

As part of our Weekend of Dance, the Men of Wight will be organising a ceilidh on the evening of Saturday 8th June. This will be at Wootton Community Hall, which is just off Wootton High Street opposite Tesco Express.

The event is open to all, not just Morris dancers, so come along and fill the floor.

Doors will open at 8pm, continuing until 11pm. There is a bar, and we hope to put on a barrel. There will be no food, unfortunately.

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