Traditional springtime festivities have long since inspired song, dance and custom. A steady undercurrent that has trickled down through the ages, mysterious and sometimes unfathomable, folk traditions have remained resonant and a force for creativity and imagination, resolutely bound to the landscape and seasons.
‘The Rites of Spring’ is a celebration of Folk custom, music and dance, taking place on Sunday 6th May at the heart of Merrie England against the backdrop of Leicester’s beautiful 14th Century Guildhall.
Join us for a day of traditional dance including Morris displays, rapper workshops and maypole dancing. With talks, storytelling, kids crafts, a music workshop and screenings of ‘Way of the Morris’ and the BFI’s ‘Here’s a Health to the Barley Mow’. Round off the day with an evening folk concert in the Guildhall’s grand Great hall.
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