Join the ORIGINAL BEDFORD MORRIS MEN as we participate in the traditional May Day Celebration on the 7th MAY 2018 in Northill and Ickwell Village Green
May Day celebrations start in the car park of The Crown Public House, Northill.
11.30 am Morris Men dance.
12.45 pm Children assemble with their decorated hoops.
1 pm The judging of the decorated hoops takes place. The procession is assembled.
1.30 pm The procession leaves for Ickwell Green - a half mile walk down the village road. This road is closed to vehicular traffic for the duration of the procession.
At Ickwell Green
A selection of stalls, refreshments and entertainments are available opposite the Maypole arena from 10 am onwards.
Seats in the arena are available from 12 noon. Adults £2, Children under 16 £1.
2 pm Crowning of the May Queen, followed by dancing by children and adults from within the Parish.
Car parking and toilets are available and there is disabled car parking close to the arena in Ickwell.
On Monday 8th January, Bedford Morris Men will bring EPIC DRAMA, DANCING, FIGHTING, and LIVE MUSIC to the pubs of BEDFORD, with our famous PLOUGH PLAY. Come and see us at the following times in the following venues:
7:45pm: The Three Cups, Newnham St, Bedford
8.30pm The Castle, Newnham St, Bedford
9.15pm The Ship, St Cuthbert's St, Bedford
10.00pm, The Cricketers Arms, Goldington Rd, Bedford
Wassail! Wasail! All over our land!
The 2018 Wassail will be held on Saturday 6th January starting at 6.30pm in the farmyard at Church Farm, Dunton. The Bedford Morris Men will be dancing Border Morris and the ancient Abbot's Bromley Horn Dance.
There will be soup and hot dogs from Dunton Community Garden, mulled cider from Franklin's Cider, Dancing from Letchworth Morris Men and Bedford Morris Men, vocal entertainment from Singtastic (Dunton's very own choir), a mummers play from the Brafront Guizers and a traditional music session in the March Hare pub.
Wrap up warm, bring a torch, a saucepan lid and a wooden spoon. Once we have hung toast soaked in cider in the trees in the orchard and sung a couple of wassail songs we toast the apple trees then make as much noise as possible to encourage the trees to bear as many apples as possible next year.
DIRECTIONS: Take the road to the left of the March Hare pub (if you are looking at it). This is Church Street and Church Farm is at the end of this road, just behind the church.
Join the Bedford Morris Men at The Embankment, Bedford on Boxing Day 2017 as we dance and sing the ancient carol for the town's annual procession of the Boar's Head.
We will be dancing from 10.45am opposite the Embankment Hotel and then at The Swan Hotel, Bedford from 11.30am for the Boar's Head Ceremony at 12 noon.
This year the Bedford Morris Men will be touring our RIOTOUS and HIGHLY FESTIVE Border Dances around the village pubs of North Beds.
Expect brilliant LIVE MUSIC, high tempo CAPERING and vigorous STICK CLASHING as we celebrate the season. We will be appearing at the following venues at the following times on Weds 20th Dec 2017 (subject to final confirmation):
7.45pm: THE BELL at ODELL - Great food, cask ales and a warm welcome
8.30pm: THE OAKLEY ARMS, HARROLD - A brilliant local - famed for it's Chinese Food
9.15pm: THE COCK, PAVENHAM - Ciders, ales and great Fish and Chips
10.00pm ROYAL GEORGE, STEVINGTON - A fantastic village pub, with excellent ales and good food