Morris and Creatures in Great Malvern 16-17 October 2021

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Morris and Creatures

Morris dancing has a long and varied past in Malvern. This October, Morris dancing is returning alongside a fine art exhibition and craft fair. As we move into winter, these colourful displays of art and dance will be sure to warm your spirits.

With major events missing from our celebrations last winter, you won’t want to miss this arts and crafts market near Church St. Support local artists while picking up a Christmas present or two; amongst our many independent shops that will also be attending.

The Morris dancers will parade through the streets to Coach House Theatre. At this point will be a display of local art and entertainment. Alongside will be a Children’s art competition, continuous art demonstrations and blue grass music in the Coach House courtyard and much more.

Morris dancing has a connection to Malvern’s history; based on the traditions of mill workers in north-west England, who danced in clogs on cobbled streets, making a loud rhythmic sound as they stamped out the dance steps. It will be returning this October, through the streets from Elgar Island to Coach House Theatre.

Happenstance of Wynchcombe will be our major dancers for Sunday, String box will perform outside the Coach House Theatre. Artist exhibitors are Sara Bennett, Caroline Haffield, Jill M Peer, Beau and Thea Zoland.

Music, dancing and art for all to enjoy, beginning 10:30am at Elgar Statue on Belle vue Island, close to Worcester Road moving down Church Street to the Coach House Theatre.

The use of Coach House Theatre is generously supported  by  Malvern Town Council, The Elmley Foundation. Thank you also to Malvern Hills Gallery Guild.

Art graphic designed by Beau Zolman.