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
May 18th 2013 is the date of our traditional Day of Dance in central London, which marks the start of our summer dancing season. Here is the dance programme for the day, showing which of our guest sides will be dancing, where, and at what time.
ITN Productions were onsite at the Westminster Day of Dance in 2010 to capture a few moments:
There was much interest in morris dancing to accompany the release of UK comedy film “Morris: A Life With Bells On”. To accompany its Leicester Square premiere, we were visited at practice by Chaz Oldham and Lucy Akers for London Tonight (ITV).
In the leadup to our 2009 Day of Dance, one of our men (Jason B. Standing) was interviewed by London-centric news website, Londonist. http://londonist.com/2009/04/interview_a_westminster_morris_man.php
Following the press release by The Morris Ring that morris was in danger of becoming extinct, our foreman David Seaborne was invited in to The Guardian office to talk to them a little about morris dancing: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2009/jan/07/morris-dancing-folk And also give a little demonstration of some of the moves: http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/gallery/2009/jan/07/how-to-morris-dance
An appearance which is now world-infamous – in 1966 the Westminster Morris Men featured in the Frankie Howerd comedy film, as part of a fairly obscure plot device involving a getaway. Bizarrely, the writers of the 2007 St Trinian’s “reboot” (featuring Russell Brand) didn’t put any morris men in their plotline, so there was no […]