Sunday 22nd April, St George’s Day, Swanley
Our first event of the season is the suitable patriotic St George’s Day celebrations as the guests of Swanley Town Council. Come along and see us kick 2018’s dancing season off in style*.
Postcode: BR8 7TQ
*Actual style TBD – suggestions welcome.
Monday 7th May, Deal and Warmer Castle
It’s Bank Holiday Monday and the sun will be shining (we promise). We start our May Day tour in front of Deal lifeboat station at noon, and then move on to Walmer Castle at 2pm. There’s plenty on in the area, so do pop down and see us.
22nd – 24th June, 2018 Evesham National Morris Weekend
A weekend of colour, music and movement – a festival celebrating the best of all of the many forms of England’s national dance. Join us and many other Morris sides as we tour the beautiful villages (and pubs!) of the Vale of Evesham. And don’t miss the massed dancing in and around the historic market town of Evesham itself. On Saturday evening, there is a ceilidh at Evesham Rowing Club, and there are folk sessions in various town pubs and The Fleece Inn at Bretforton.
We are privileged to have been invited as a few of us are pretty new to Morris. Please do come along and support us – it will be a great weekend!
Find out more here.
Sunday 8th July, 2018 Sandwich Folk Festival
If this was half the fun it was last year, it’s worth putting Granny into kennels and heading on over to grab a roast boar sandwich, sit outside with a pint of Scruttock’s Old Dirigible – we’ve booked the sunshine again – and watch us and a cast of thousands dance, sing and play. The festival is over the whole weekend, but we will be dancing on the Sunday.
Your webmaster is going to stay overnight in her camper van, it was that good.
Details are to be found here.
Saturday 28th July, Pluckley Bash
Pluckley’s summer fete takes place on Pluckley’s recreation ground. It’s rung in at midday by the church bells, and the fun continues all afternoon, with a hog roast, fancy dress competitions, dog shows, and to finish off, live jazz. Cream teas are on offer too, to revive the weary members of East Kent Morris after their vigorous rendition of Old Woman Tossed Up and Constant Billy.
Saturday 23rd September, Woodchurch Autumn Equinox
We’re the guests of Woodchurch Morris Men at their Autumn Equinox celebrations (in Woodchurch, of course). The dancing starts at 11 in the morning and goes until 3pm or so in the afternoon – all welcome.
Sunday 7th October, Tenterden Folk Festival
Tenterden Folk Festival starts on Thursday 4th October, ushering in four days of folk song, music, dance, craft and traditions. We’ll be joining in the fun on the final day, from 10 in the morning until 4pm or so in the afternoon. We usually start near the town hall.
Find out more here.
Saturday 10th November, EKM Annual Cèilidh
Are you itching to get up and dance yourself? Well, our 2017 ceilidh was such an astounding success, that naturally we’re repeating it. We’ll all be taking part in a wide range of dances from the 17th century to the 21st, and from both England and the USA.
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