Garston Gallopers have had a very busy summer, Morris Dancing at Newbury Show, several Folk
Festivals including one in Belgium and numerous other local events. We are looking for new dancers
and musicians so if you are thinking of joining us, Autumn is the perfect time to do it, giving you
plenty of time to practise indoors on dark evenings before next summer season. We dance to live
music so our musicians are very important to us. If you play an instrument suitable to be played
outdoors we’d love to hear from you.
Here are 5 reasons to try Morris Dancing:

  •  Have fun
  •  Learn a new skill
  •  Make new friends
  •  Keep fit in both body and mind
  •  Continue a tradition

We practise on Monday evenings, 8:00 to 9:30pm at East Garston Village Hall, RG17 7EX, and we
look forward to welcoming you to have a try. For more information please contact either
Jackie ( 01488 648851
or Jim ( 07774 468426

The Museum of British Folklore is devoted to the celebration of our continuing living folklore. In 2009 Simon Costin, Director of the Museum put out a call to the nation's Morris sides to replicate their team kit in miniature as handmade dolls. By 2015 nearly 500 blank dolls had been sent out at the request of the Morris sides and around 100 completed dolls had been returned. These have since been exhibited as "Figures of Folk" at the London College of Communication and in 2016 as "Morris Folk" at the Weald and Downland Museum in Sussex and later at Christies, South Kensington as part of their "Ballad of British Folklore" exhibition.

We are proud that our very own mini galloper is part of this collection.

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