Festive cheer in the New year

Christmas may have come and gone a month ago but that didn’t stop Phoenix from holding their annual Christmas dinner in late January.

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As is the custom,  side members gathered to enjoy a slap up meal followed by an evening of music and dancing (with chopsticks and napkins to save space!). It was a great turn out and good to see some of our new members join us for the fun,  not to mention a few gatecrashers… you knows who you are!

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A Wedding of Royal Standards

On a cold, snowy January afternoon  Phoenix Morris gathered at the Royal Standard to help celebrate a rather unconventional wedding!

It may have been cold but everyone was in high spirits as Phoenix processed the couple into the venue and provided an arch of sticks as well as entertaining wedding guests outside.

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Thank you to the happy couple for letting us be part of your special day and here’s wishing all kinds of blessings in your future lives together!

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Here we go a’wassailing

For the 6th Year a Wassailing Phoenix Morris did go joining in the fun of the 6th Croxley Wassail, braving the cold to entertain the public.

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A couple of dances followed by eating of the cake which found a fine Young King Andrew, so off to the Ceremony in Stones Orchard then back to the pub for more dancing and making merry with Music & Song.

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Christmas is coming!

On a cold November evening,  Phoenix gathered once again for the annual Ricmansworth winter evening.  This year we had a good turn out and an appreciative audience.  Despite The cold, our dancers put on a good show and  our musicians not only played for the dancing but also entertained the crowds with some Christmas classics.  A good night had by all!

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Open Evening Excitement

The Phoenix Open Evening kicked off with a display dance (Upton Stick) followed by presentation of a cheque to Colne Valley Special Sailors,  one of our nominated charities.

Then it was time for our guests to try some dancing! Stepping practice first and then learning Shepherds Hey. Everyone picked it up quickly and fun was had by all!

Open Evening!

Ever fancied giving Morris Dancing a go?

Never considered giving Morris Dancing a go but looking for something really fun to try?

Either way,  the Phoenix open evening on 24th October may be just what you are looking for….

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Morris Federation Day of Dance

Phoenix Morris’ 2nd visit to London within a week saw us out on tour on a not so sunny day at the Morris Federation Day of Dance 2018. This years dancing was held on the Southbank between Waterloo and London Bridge, part of a weekend based at Cecil Sharpe House hosted this year by New Esperance Morris.
A fun day but rather damp we danced with some friendly Sides. Our highlight was the final spot held under the arches near the Kings Arms Waterloo dancing with Phoenix Clog and Five Rivers Morris from Far away Sheffield.
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A great finale to end our day. Some of us then headed back to Cecil Sharpe House where we enjoyed a concert on Canals of Old England and then danced the night away at the Ceilidh to Panjandrum, it was here we said our farewells to young Andrew (pictured below) who was off to University the following day but he has promised we definitely haven’t seen the last of him – we wish him all the very best!
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