An English Tradition
Hello and Welcome to the all new and improved recipe Ravensbourne Morris website with added extras.
For those of you who have not met us yet (where have you been ??), you might possibly be interested to know that whilst there are references to Morris Dancing in literature that date back as far as the 15th Century, here at the Ravensbourne our history is a little shorter but proud nonetheless, having been dancing now since January 1947.

We are a men's side and our main style of dancing is known as "Cotswold" and consists of dances whose origins lie mostly in villages from Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire. For the unitiated, this means that we dance waving handkerchiefs and clashing sticks (although not usually at the same time) and we most definitely have bells on !

This website contains information about our history, some of our archive photos as well as our calendar for the forthcoming season.

We hope that you'll find an opportunity to come and see us and to support and enjoy an old English tradition.


Why not join us ?
With ages ranging from 30's to 70's we like to think that there's no such thing as a 'typical' morris man. Ravensbourne are a thriving men's morris side who enjoy dancing, singing, playing, drinking (in moderation of course) and generally having fun. Each year we have a busy schedule of dancing during the Spring and Summer months around North and West Kent and sometimes further afield with trips in recent years to Italy, Germany and France.
It doesn't matter if you are an experienced dancer or musician or if you have never danced a step in anger. We would be delighted to meet you.

We practice every Tuesday evening during the winter months (September - April) in the annex room in the Change of Horses pub in Farnborough Village from 8pm until around 10pm and repair to the bar thereafter.

If you would like to come and have a look at what's involved or to give it a try please get in touch.

Contact us for more info


 
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