Westminster Morris Men have been holding our Day of Dance celebration in May for over 60 years now, and in 2016 it takes place on Saturday May the 7th. And once again we’re delighted to be joined by some of our friends from around London and the UK, with many different styles and traditions of […]
On our recent evening out on & around the South Bank with our West Londony chums The World Famous Hammersmith Morris Men we were lucky enough to find ourselves in front of the lens of Sandra Fontano, who took a few action snaps for a street photography blogpost.
Here is the day’s dancing programme for this year’s Westminster Day of Dance. We’ve got a couple of interesting new spots, as well as some of our old favourites. And once again we’re delighted to be joined by some of our friends from around the UK, and this time even further afield!
We were recently forwarded a collection of fantastic images of the team dancing in Finchingfield, which we think are from some time in the early 1950s. Please have a look through, and get in touch with us if you’ve got any more specific info on any of them!
It’s an age-old story – you’re out at a pub one summer evening when your evening is unexpectedly enhanced by the appearance of a set of morris dancers, and you say to yourself, “I’d really like to give that a try – it looks like fun!”. Well, the excellent news is that it is, and […]
We’re very proud to be celebrating the team’s 60th anniversary this year – it’s widely known that Westminster first danced out in public on the Queen’s Coronation Day (which also makes it a lot easier to remember significant milestones). One of the celebrations therefore was to hold a grand dinner of team members past and present…
Unicorns are a topic close to our hearts, and news this week surfaced of an exhibition in New York featuring 16th century tapestry, “The Hunt of the Unicorn”. From the article in The Economist: The most moving work on view is “The Unicorn in Captivity”, a tapestry from the Rockefeller series. A unicorn rests inside […]
2013 sees the 60th anniversary of the first performance of the Westminster Morris Men – we first danced out in public on the Queen’s Coronation Day, and we thought that if Her Majesty is allowed to celebrate her impressive milestone then perhaps we should also. Our budget didn’t stretch to a floating carnival on the […]
That’s another marvellous Day of Dance in the bag – and we thought we should share this great video made by an audient of the show, featuring the lunchtime massed performance in Trafalgar Square. Many thanks to krasnapolski2000 !
On the eve of the 2013 Westminster Day of Dance, our indefatigable bagman Lewis Elliot was interviewed for the London City Hall blog: http://www.london.gov.uk/city-hall/city-hall-blog/2013/05/a-bagmans-tale-of-morris-dancing-in-london Our event was also featured in their calendar: http://www.london.gov.uk/get-involved/events/westminster-morris-men