This Little Morris Side Went to Market…

Today Worthing Larks were once again performing out and about; our 4th Saturday in as many weeks! Today we made our Shoreham debut at the Shoreham Farmer’s Market; a brilliant event with lots of delicious goods on sale and a wonderful, captive audience sitting outside the local cafes and restaurants adjacent to where we wereContinue reading “This Little Morris Side Went to Market…”

Offington Roundabout

Today, a group of 8 Worthing Larks met at Downsbrook so that we could learn a dance the Squire had written for the Side called Offington Roundabout. The dance is named after an actual roundabout in the Worthing area and also takes inspiration directly from road layouts, including figures such as Crossroads, Mini Roundabouts andContinue reading “Offington Roundabout”

What a Lark!

For the last week the Bag has secretly been slaving over her sewing machine to produce a Lark costume for the Side to use as our Beast mascot when out and about, and tonight surprised everyone at practice by turning up wearing it. What a lark! The Squire, in on the surprise, was ready withContinue reading “What a Lark!”

Sunday Practice Success!

With further lifting of restrictions on the horizon and the idea of everyone meeting as a group again soon to be a reality, the Worthing Larks have been practicing very hard to prepare ourselves for our first dance out of the year, for which planning is underway. Today we had two practice sessions of 6Continue reading “Sunday Practice Success!”

Happy May Day 2021

As Worthing Larks were unable to dance together today, due to Covid 19 restrictions, Eliza the Squire decided that she would instead welcome in the May with a solo jig. Unfortunately she didn’t quite get the memo to see in the sunrise and her jig didn’t take place until Midday due to a pre-meditated lie-in,Continue reading “Happy May Day 2021”

Happy as a Lark to be Dancing Again

Along with lockdown restrictions lifting, the Worthing Larks have flown enthusiastically back to Downsbrook to dance once more. Hooray! Practicing in sixes has been challenging, and for the last few weeks we have been out bi-weekly in various groups and weathers (including a snow shower!) to start mastering our core dances once more in preparationContinue reading “Happy as a Lark to be Dancing Again”

Larks and Downsbrook

Since Sompting Larks changed from being a youth Side to a fully mixed Morris Side in the summer of 2019, we have been meeting weekly at Downsbrook Primary School (https://www.downsbrook.org/Welcome/) in Broadwater, Worthing to practice dancing. Prior to the pandemic we would meet in the school hall on a Tuesday evening, but once restrictions cameContinue reading “Larks and Downsbrook”

Lilongwe comes to Worthing…

Today, after having previously shelved our Lilongwe (Malawi) tradition dances due to social distancing and Covid-19, we rekindled our passion for them with a dedicated practice session for two bubbles of dancers and another of musicians. These dances, performed in single steps with interesting figures such as Bonfire and Wigwams, and the unique Dulwich Hey,Continue reading “Lilongwe comes to Worthing…”