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)
It's always been a tradition of the Men of Wight to donate each year to local charities. Amongst this year's chosen recipients, MoW were pleased to give a cheque to the IW branch of ASBAH, the Association for Spina Bifida & Hydrocephalus.
Formed in 1966, the charity works with people with spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus, their families and other carers.
Every morris side has a distinctive costume, and a wide variety of colours and styles can be seen at any morris gathering.
Each side chooses its own design, there are no special rules except that morris men always wear bells on their legs, and always wear a hat! The rest of the costume, its colours and motifs, are usually chosen to reflect the town or area that the side represents