Peterborough Morris

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Peterborough Morris is a men's side (group) that performs the traditional Morris dances of England, an important part of our heritage. In spring and summer, they perform in and around Peterborough and occasionally further afield.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • Morris dancing is a fun form of exercise that most people can get involved with
  • it provides great opportunities to socialise on a regular basis
  • it stretches your mental capacity by giving you opportunities to learn new activities.

Meet Ollie, the group’s Squire, and see a practice session in action:

What to expect

Peterborough Morris is a group for those that identify as male (there are other Morris sides that are female only or mixed). Under 18s should be accompanied by an adult. Although Morris is typically thought of as English, English heritage is not a requirement!

No previous experience is necessary, they will teach you, though the best time to start learning is in the autumn after the summer performance season. Those with previous experience are welcome to join any time.

A reasonable level of fitness is best, along with a sense of rhythm and ability to move in time to the music.

They practice at Fletton Club on Tuesday evenings at 8.30-10pm from September to April. You can just turn up, though it’s best to email or phone them beforehand in case of a late change of plan, plus you have to be buzzed into the club so it’s helpful if they know to look out for you. Wear comfortable clothing that you can easily move around in.

Find out more about joining on this page.

More information:

The group practices at the Fletton Club, which is a members’ club, so it’s best to let the club know to expect you and they can look out for you and let you in. There’s also a buzzer to alert bar staff who can let you in. See the video below!

Parking is on the neighbourhood streets around the club, so allow yourself extra time to find a space and walk in.

Membership for the first year is free.

After the first year, they ask for a £10 annual subscription.

See how to get into to practice room the group uses at the Fletton Club:

Watch the side performing Constant Billy, Bampton at Whittlesey Straw Bear 2024:

How to contact

Where to go

Fletton Club
243A High Street

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