For those who missed it last year - this really is a rare spectacle for the eyes and ears. Quite emotional actually. They have song sheets for joining in singing the tunes - Future plans at the Rose Hill are to contrast these old traditions with new ones, open the whole thing up to a wider context and audience- so if you are an artist or musician interested in developing this idea for next year - GET IN TOUCH WITH KAS OR JULES via email.
Brighton Morris Men are an exuberant bunch of blokes who dance, sing, and drink, in and around Brighton and further afield. They dance Cotswold Morris, an English dance style which goes back to at least the 15th Century. Formed in 1967 Brighton Morris are now one of the largest Morris sides in the world with over 50 members of all ages, dance ability, and waist sizes. Most have beards. Their energetic style, massed ranks, and general jollity create a highly entertaining spectacle. Having performed at the South Bank, Barbican, the Dome, and across Europe they are considered one of the best practitioners of their art.
Cuckoo’s Nest (The womens equivalent) are more than a match for the men, dancing in the same Cotswold style but with dances chosen from different village traditions they present an interesting contrasting spectacle.
From dancing in the street to a raucous evening in the tavern featuring English folk song and music, washed down with sweet amber ale, this will be a St Georges night to remember.
7.30pm - 11pm