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Hemlock Members Celebrate May Morning in Isolation, May 2020
On the morning of 1st May, at approximately sunrise (or just before), several members of Hemlock took to their gardens and other isolated outdoor spots for their daily exercise in accordance with current governmental guidelines and law. Many of us danced a Fieldtown jig called The Nutting Girl, and others of us performed other rituals or otherwise paid tribute to the incoming spring season. Perhaps one day, a video of these occurrences will materialise, once we have learned how to do video editing...
Hem-lockdown, March 2020
As per government guidelines and the advice of health professionals, Hemlock Morris will be suspending all practice sessions and public performances as of March 2020 to contain the spread of COVID-19. We will continue to meet up online using video conference technologies so that we remember what our members' faces look like and to discuss morris business (at least for a few minutes before moving on to sillier topics). Once it is safe and practical to do so, we will discuss with our members potential ways in which we can start to get involved with morris dancing again. The health and safety of our members and wider community will always be the priority in any such discussions, and our thoughts are with those who have been affected by this pandemic. From all of Hemlock, we want to express our gratitude and appreciation to all the key workers who are doing incredibly important work under impossibly difficult circumstances - THANK YOU!
A New Home for Hemlock, February 2020
With the sad closure of The Gordon Arms in Bedford, Hemlock are roaming the town looking for a new practice space. For now, we are located in the Cardington Reading Rooms, but stay tuned - we may be moving around a little in the next few weeks! We'd like to thank Ruth and Phil for being marvellous hosts over the past few years, and wish them all the best in their future endeavours.
Taster Sessions, January 2020
Hemlock Morris are open to new members!
We will be holding two no-obligation taster sessions in January where you can come and meet us, see what we do and even learn a dance or two. Come along, bring a friend or three, see if you like it - if not, there's always the pub next door.
Monday 20th January and Monday 27th January 2020, 8pm-10pm
The Ent Shed, Gordon Arms, Castle Road, Bedford (UK)
You! Yes, you. Plus Hemlock Morris.