Open Morris Black Face Paint Statement
Open Morris does not have a policy regarding the use of black face paint, nor is any policy planned in the near future. We do not have a mandate to dictate to members what they may or may not do.
Information was made available at the AGM in November 2016 regarding the legal position of wearing black face paint in the context of the Equality Act 2010. This can be found in Appendix 6 of the Nov 2016 AGM minutes.
The Open Morris Committee would urge all members to carefully consider this information. However, any decision regarding their appearance is entirely one for individual sides to make.
An information leaflet has been prepared by Open Morris & The Morris Ring. BlackFace Information Leaflet.