Shoppers delight at Sheffield City Morris Men performances

The Sheffield City Morris Men perform at the Winter Gardens
The Sheffield City Morris Men perform at the Winter Gardens
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Shoppers in Sheffield city centre have been treated to impromptu performances by a group of morris men.

Sheffield City Morris Men danced at various locations, including the Winter Garden, to help promote an exhibition on the group’s history.

The Sheffield City Morris Men perform at the Winter Gardens

The Sheffield City Morris Men perform at the Winter Gardens

The group will turn 40 in 2015 and an exhibition illustrating its history over the past four decades has been on display in the Winter Garden.

Known for its dancing with bells, sticks and handkerchiefs, the group is planning a day of dance next year to mark the milestone.

Many local dance teams will perform in the city centre on Saturday, June 13. The event will culminate in a ceilidh at Sheffield Cathedral.

Dominic Rice, Sheffield City Morris Men squire, said: “In 2015, Sheffield City Morris Men will be 40 years old. That’s 40 years of dancing, music, singing, pubs and representing Sheffield at various events around the UK and the rest of the world.”

The group has several events on its calendar before its ruby anniversary.

Those interested in learning how to perform will be able to join a four-week have-a-go at morris dancing course starting next Monday, September 15.

The course will run over four Mondays, until October 6, from 7.45pm to 9.30pm, at the Burton Street Centre, Hillsborough, Sheffield, and costs £10 per person.

Dominic added: “All are welcome and no experience is necessary.

“So anyone who has ever had the tiniest inkling that they would like to have a go at morris dancing, your time has come.”

The men will also perform at Dore Show this Saturday, September 13, between 2.30pm and 4pm.