Teas in the Trees

Today a selection of Worthing Larks took a trip to the Offington Park Methodist Church, Worthing, to support their Christmas Tree Festival by both dancing and sampling their fabulous afternoon tea. We performed a selection of dances including two from the Adderbury Tradition, one Roundhill Border dance and a couple of our own Broadwater creations, finishing off with Southwick Tunnel, our audience participation stick dance. Thankfully, despite the cold conditions, we had some very willing young volunteers running through our tunnel of sticks which made everyone smile. We do love getting the audience involved, in the hope that we may plant the seed of love for morris into the next generation, or even perhaps inspire the locals to join us.

After the dancing was done, and despite our tatter jackets and festive headwear, we were all a little chilly so we quickly headed into the church hall where we were greeted by a fantastic afternoon tea which we quickly tucked into. We had a merry time in amongst the various Christmas trees, which had been decorated by local community groups, and we even had the pleasure of enjoying some live classical Christmas music whilst we munched on some very delicious home made cakes. After all that dancing I think it is safe to say that we definitely earned it, and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and went home feeling very happy and a lot warmer too.

If you would like to come and see us in action but missed us today, we are due to perform at the Worthing Winter Solstice on the 21st December, another local event we are very excited about and proud to support. Please check our Events page for more details of our upcoming performances. If you cannot wait to see us until then, do click through the slideshow below to see a selection of pictures from today. Photos provided by Zoe Walker, Claire Dadson and Eliza Russell.


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Worthing Larks are a mixed Morris side based in Worthing, West Sussex

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