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Boss Morris Exhibition – Hidden Notes, Vol 3

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - September 24 @ 9:00 pm BST

Founded in 2015, Boss Morris is a Stroud based group of female creatives supported by professional musicians who share an artistic and progressive vision of morris dancing as a means to increase social engagement and interest in this unique and ancient folk dance.  They work hard and take joy in both learning and sharing traditional Cotswold morris dances collected in the early 1900’s and choreograph their own inspired dances to modern music and electronic tracks.

Since their formation Boss Morris have performed live at numerous festivals, community events, fairs and fetes, alongside bands and in music and arts videos. Their aim is to be a part of shaping the future of morris dancing, as an inclusive and fresh approach to folk dance, connecting with a distant dance form and redevelop relevance by understanding the history and embracing modernity.

Boss Morris are part of a wider movement which is reclaiming the narrative around our culture and past and how we feel about ‘England’ and ‘Englishness’. Utilising their creativity and artistry to reimagine and play with a modern vision of a traditional folk dance while actively rejecting themes of nationalistic values.

Boss Morris strive to always have fun.

For Hidden Notes vol.3 Boss Morris will be curating their first ever exhibition, featuring some of their iconic hand made beasts alongside selected prints, and a series of short films and performance videos. The exhibition will also feature interactive elements and immersive experiences. Expect some weird stuff, some fun stuff and some unexplainable stuff. Miss it at your peril!

OPENING TIMES: Weds 20th 18:30 — 21:00 (Open Evening) / Thurs 21st-Fri 22nd 10:00 – 17:00 (Public viewing) /Sat 23rd-Sun 24th 10:00 – 21:00 (Hidden Notes Ticket Holders only)

LANSDON HALL – 22.09.23
As part of their first ever exhibition held at Lansdown Gallery for Hidden Notes festival, Boss Morris will be hosting a special workshop upstairs in Lansdown Hall. If you’ve never picked up a pair of hankies and bells this is for you! Come and learn a traditional Cotswold Morris Dance. They guarantee in 90 minutes you’ll feel like a fully fledged hopper. They’ll teach you the basics, just bring your spring. From 10 years and above wear trainers and comfy clothing… 16:00 – 17:30 £11 + £1.50 bf (limited spaces!)

Please note the workshop takes place on Fri 22nd Sept and is not included in HN weekend or day tickets.


September 20 @ 6:30 pm BST
September 24 @ 9:00 pm BST
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Lansdown Hall & Gallery
Stroud, Gloucestershire GL5 1BB United Kingdom
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01453 767576
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