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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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