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Latest news & information about what we’re up to, or about our dancing events.

A Diamond of an evening!

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

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 […]

Diamond Jubilee for us too!

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 […]

Great video from the 2013 Day of Dance!

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 !

Mayor of London: A Bagman’s Tale

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

2013 Day of Dance Programme

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.

Guardian: Hankies at the ready

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