JAN 01] ELEPHANT UP A POLE NEWS
Wassailing Away On The Webcam
of Morris dancers showing off their best moves in Coventry city
centre will be viewed all over the world this weekend on the CWN
sides from all over the country will be dancing around the city
centre tomorrow as part of an annual wassail organised by Coventry
group Elephant Up A Pole.
different groups will be going through their traditional dances in
Shelton Square, Precinct and outside the Herbert Art Gallery in
sides will be in two groups touring around these spots before
everyone meets up in Broadgate at 12pm.
the sides will then take it turns to dance opposite the Elephant
Up A Pole which gives the group its name, and the whole event can
be viewed on the CWN
ELEPHANT UP A
POLE DANCING JEWSON LOT OUTSIDE THE HERBERT ART GALLERY
camera is being adjusted so it picks up the best of the action.
Up A Pole squire Derek Grimley said:
has been a lot of interest in this weekend, which is the biggest
event of the year for us. It gives us a chance to show the
people of Coventry the different styles of Morris dancing, and
it also allows us to show the city off to visitors.
great that people who cannot make it will still be able to get a
feel for what is going on by looking at the webcam.
are a lot of people abroad who miss English traditions such as
Morris dancing, and they will be able to get a reminder of
Morris dancers will gather in the cathedral ruins at 2.30pm for
more dancing, and will also perform at Wolston on Sunday morning
focus will then switch to Ryton Organic Gardens at 12.30pm, where
a traditional wassail of an apple tree will be carried out.
is £3 for adults, with under-16s getting in free.