Post AGM Message from the Chair

during a remarkably uneventful AGM, I am pleased to report that the proposed new Committee were elected by almost unanimous votes.

Lindsay, Liz and I remain as Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Chair respectively. Our new Secretary will be Norm Warren (Madcap) who is currently shadowing Brian to learn the ropes before striking out on his own in the New Year. Craig's replacement is Malcolm Hills ( Wharfedale Wayzgoose) who has already started making progress on the IT front.

In addition we have:

  • Re-appointed Jen Cox as Magazine Editor
  • Appointed Malcolm Hector (Mr Baker's Dozen) as Auditor
  • Appointed Sheila Hill (Wicket Brood) as Archivist
  • Appointed Craig Simmonds as W. Midlands Area Rep to fill the vacancy and
  • Appointed Malcolm Hills as N.E Area Rep to replace Wendy Bostock

As you will shortly see from the minutes, we are now operating under a totally revamped Constitution with many protective safeguards included.

I'd like to take this opportunity once again to thank you all for your support during the difficult past year. The lovely email messages received and the overwhelming feeling of having the AGM participants well and truly behind us, certainly put smiles on our faces and help us do our jobs!

Bristol JMO 2015

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Permission to use these photos has kindly been given by Brian Antuar, Robin Springett, Graham Cox, Alan Cole, Matthew Leighton and Nicki Pickering Thank you all!

Rag Morris hosted a fantastic day of dance for this years JMO in Bristol. With 66 sides attending from all over the UK, even the weather was perfectly organised!
Open Morris would like to thank Rag Morris for all of the organising and effort put into the event!

For more information on how the day went please visit our JMO page >>

If you have some good photos from the day please send them to (jpg format) and if they are suitable they will be added here.

Open Morris - what we stand for

Morris dancing for all!
Open Morris is open to any group or individual involved in the performance of Morris Dancing or allied activities. All sides are welcome - mixed, male or female, as are dancers or musicians who wish to become individual members.

Morris should be FUN!
We believe our members should enjoy their dancing.


Dancing On! Autumn 2016

Please click here to read it!

Historical Dance Society Workshops

Please check our Workshops page for further information on these workshops. Please click here to go to the workshops page >>

A message from Adam Garland, Squire of the Morris Ring 2014-2016

Dear Nicki

I have recently read your report from the Morris Ring ARM as included in Dancing On (Spring edition).
I am so pleased that your visit to our ARM was a welcoming occasion and that you left feeling the trip was a useful one. I am aware than in the past our friends from the Open Morris and Morris Federation have not always enjoyed a positive experience but I have tried to build on the work of the JMO over the last 5-10 years and continue to foster closer relations between us all.
At the time of writing this I have three months to go in my tenure and can honestly say that my time as Squire has been a rewarding one. It is heartening to hear that my efforts have been successful.
I will be pleased to hand over in September knowing that we are all working closely together, that the Morris Ring is making steps in the right direction, and that, as you say, the future does indeed look hopeful.

Many thanks and best regards

Adam Garland
Squire of the Morris Ring 2014-2016

Open Morris Notices and AOM News

As the marathon Officials meeting bis now over, Chair - Nicki Pickering thought this was a good opportunity to bring you all up to date with the current state of affairs within Open Morris. Please click here to read an overview.

Please also see the following notices which were emailled out to all sides (17/06/2016) -
> Advice to JMO sides regarding Insurance (pdf)

> Open Morris Policy for subsidising Workshops and Events (pdf)

> Open Morris Advice on Public Collections (pdf)

Australian Morris Ring Ale 2017

for more information on this, visit ouir events page! or download the invitation here

The original graphics on this site were created for Open Morris by Marc Vyvyan-Jones.