JMO 20th Anniversary – Regional Day of Dance 2023 (Norwich)

Saturday 16 September, 11:00 am4:45 pm

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JMO 20th Anniversary – Regional Day of Dance 2023 (Norwich)

In 2023 the Joint Morris Organisations are running a series of regional days of dance to celebrate 20 years since the national Day of Dance in Trafalgar Square in November 2003 which was held to celebrate the exemption of “morris dancing” from the Licensing Act 2003.

These regional events are hosted by a collaboration of members of teams of all three morris organisations in the UK – The Morris Federation, The Morris Ring, and Open Morris.

The regional event for the East is in Norwich on Sat 16th September 2023.

We invite you to spend the day Morris dancing in the historic city of Norwich. The four Morris sides based in the city; Kemps Men, Golden Star, Fiddlesticks and Big Jigs have joined forces to arrange a Day of Dance to which everyone is invited.

Norwich has some fantastic dance spots, as well as some fabulous pubs to quench your thirst.

Dance times are 11:00 – 16:45.  The outline of the day and the dance spots can be found on the heritage open days event for the day:

The organisers may be contacted at:


The programme of who is dancing where and when is at: Norwich JMO Programme 2023


thumbnail of Norwich JMO 2023 Dance Matrix


Teams booked as at 9th Sept are:

Team Area Dance style Web site Member of
Alive and Kicking Maldon, Essex North West, Garland Morris Federation
AnnieMation Colchester, Essex North West Open Morris
Belchamp Morris Sudbury, Essex Border Morris Ring
Big Jigs Norwich, Norfolk Cotswold Big Jigs Facebook site Morris Ring
Bury Fair Women’s Morris Bury St Edmonds,  Suffolk Cotswold Bury Fair Morris Facebook site Open Morris
Chelmsford Ladies Chelmsford, Essex North West Morris Federation
Danegeld Woodbridge, Suffolk North West Morris Federation
Devil’s Dyke Morris Men Bottisham, Cambridgeshire Cotswold Morris Ring
East Suffolk Morris Men Gosbeck, Suffolk Cotswold Morris Ring
Ely & Littleport Riot Ely, Cambridgeshire Border Open Morris
Fenstanton Morris Fenstanton, Cambridgeshire Cotswold Fenstanton Morris Facebook site Open Morris
Fiddlesticks Norwich, Norfolk North West Morris Federation
Golden Star Morris Norwich, Norfolk Cotswold Morris Ring
Hoxon Hundred Eye, Suffolk Cotswold, Border, North West Hoxon Hundred Facebook site Morris Federation
Kemp’s Men of Norwich Norwich, Norfolk Cotswold Morris Ring, Morris Federation
Old School Rapper Horham, Suffolk Cotswold, Rapper, Step Clog Open Morris
Pretty Grim Woodbridge, Suffolk Border Morris Federation
Rumburgh Morris Harleston, Suffolk Cotswold Morris Federation
Sutton Masque Ely, Cambridgeshire Border Morris Federation