Programme News: Our 2016 Summer
programme is complete, and full details are on the
Programme Page - here are the remaining events
before our summer programme comes to an end:
- Thursday 18th August - 7.30pm -
(The start of the "Steam
Up" weekend with a cider and ale festival as well). Note
that we will be starting at 7.30pm for the rest of the summer as the
evenings start to get dark earlier.
- Thursday 25th August - 7.30pm -
The Drovers, Gussage All Saints. BH21 5ET
- a welcome return to this pub now a community pub owned by
Gussage Community Benefit Society
- Saturday 25th August - 1.00pm onwards - Alderney Community Centre Fete. Herbert Road, Poole.
- Thursday 1st September - 7.30pm -
Woodpecker, Spetisbury. DT11 9DJ.
- Sunday 4th September - all day -
Wight Bells Day of Dance - Isle of Wight
(our only overseas visit this year)
- Thursday 8th September - 7.30pm -
The Elm Tree Inn,
Ringwood. BH24 3DY.
And that is the end of our summer programme - just
Swanage Folk Festival to go, then the AGM and after
that back into hibernation until next Spring (well
not really as the weekly practices resume on 22nd
- Saturday & Sunday - 10th & 11th September -
Swanage Folk Festival
(Times and locations to be detailed later - see the festival
website for further info)
Chris Mason: We've had quite
a few requests for Chris's life story as read at his funeral on 24th
February 2016, so here are the readings etc from his funeral:
Hover mouse over picture to pause slideshow - you can click any of the slideshow images to see a larger photo in a new window.
Your local Morris Team needs YOU
Would YOU like to have a go?
Why not come to one of our practice
We practise most Thursday evenings during Autumn, Winter
& Spring, starting 8.00pm, at The Brunswick Hotel, 199 Malmesbury
Park Road, Charminster, Bournemouth. BH8 8PX.
We are always keen to find new members to dance with us (men only) or
musicians to play for us (men or women).
No previous dance experience needed
and we can accept age 16 and over (no upper limit). We can teach you all you
need to know.
Although the practice season has already started, it's
still not too late for newcomers to give it a try.
So why not work up the
courage - you know you really want to. Come and join us in the wonderful
whacky (especially in the stick dances) world of the Morris.
If you want to contact the team please call the Squire (leader) Stuart on
01258 858987 or the Bagman (secretary) Geoff on 01202 602221 or see the
contacts page if you would like further details or wish to arrange
And always remember,
Morris Dancing is good fun - it gives you plenty of exercise - and gets you to
some of the best locations and pubs in Dorset and elsewhere.
The Bourne River Morris Men
Formed in November 1967, and now in our 49th year, Bourne River
Morris Men are a men's side dancing in the
Cotswold style of Morris. We are members of
The Morris Ring
and perform dances originally collected in the early 1900's from a number of villages in
the Cotswolds area of England, hence the
description of 'Cotswold Morris'.
We are based in and around Bournemouth in Dorset, and
in the summer months we visit and perform at a number of local hostelries
(especially those purveyors of good ales) most Thursday evenings and many weekend
Some photos of our first ever performance
in November 1967 can be found on the
During the winter months, despite rumours to the contrary, we do not hibernate - instead we
indoors each Thursday and would welcome any new members whether novice or experienced dancer
(and of course musicians). Many of us also transform into
Stourvale Mummers in the pre-Christmas period to perform a traditional
folk play from Sixpenny Handley.
You can also
where there are also lots more pictures
Page last updated: 14th August 2016