The 2011 event will take place on Saturday 17 th September starting at 10 am. If you would like to be part of the event, assist with planning or simply require further details, please contact Dot Flint on 01270 768693 or email her at dotflint [at] aol [dot] com
On Saturday the 3rd September this year, Sandbach Town Centre will be full of music, bells and hankies!
Local residents Lynn Purcell and Ray Archer – Morris Dancers themselves – have organised a day of traditional Morris Dancing to take place in their home town of Sandbach, with teams coming from arround the region.
Performances will start at 11:00am and continue – with a short break for lunch – until 3:30pm. Dancing will be in the Cobbled Square, outside the Black Bear, the Library and the newly refurbished Old Hall.
The free event, which has received a grant from Sandbach Town Council, will be a lively, colourful diplay of some of the different types of Morris Dancing, such as Cotswold Morris with hankies and bells, North West with dancers in clogs and Border Morris with their disguised faces. It is hoped the day will attract both local spectators and visitors from further afield and if successful, will become a new event in the town’s annual calendar of activities.
Bringing the day to a fun conclusion, will be a Ceilidh (English Country Dance) at Sandbach High School and Sixth Form College on Middlewich Road, Sandbach, with nationally renowned band ALL BLACKED UP and their caller BAZ PARKES. This will be a family event, open to the public, which everyone can enjoy and either have a go or just sit and listen to the wonderful folk music, with tickets at £10 for adults and £5 for children under 12.
For ceilidh tickets or more information about the day, contact: Sandbach Day of Dance Phone: 01270 765376 or Email: sandbach [dot] ceilidhs [at] btinternet [dot] com
The Sandbach Today event is run annually at the Sandbach Town Hall and is an exhibition of local organisations. Dance, Music and singing is performed by throughout the day by local groups. Admission is free.
The master plan which suggested how the park might be developed over the next five years or so was submitted to Cheshire East Council (owners of the park) for their consideration.