AVMM Taster Session on 20 February 2016

AVMM are hosting a free and open taster session for anyone wanting to learn about Morris dances from the village of Adderbury – and to have a go! The taster session will be on:

Saturday 20 February 2016 at the Adderbury Village Institute from 10am until 12noon.

Some facts about Morris dancing in Adderbury:

  • Many villages in Oxfordshire during the 19th century had their own Morris side;
  • Morris dances from Adderbury are performed around the world, including in Australia and the USA;
  • Streets in Adderbury Fields (off Milton Road) are named after three Morris dancers who died in the First World War;
  • AVMM were the subject of an acclaimed film documentary entitled ‘Way of the Morris’
  • AVMM only perform dances collected in the village by Janet Blunt who used to live in Le Hall Place, Manor Road
  • The annual day of dance attracts visitors from all over the country.

AVMM recruits from Adderbury and surrounding villages and is looking for new members to carry on the tradition – do please join us if you can at the Taster session on 20 February! For further information, please contact John Ekers (01869 811741)