Cromer

Sheringham Goes Potty

Just Regional
Jun 14, 2023 2 mins read

Sheringham is gearing up for a great weekend of fun from June 30 to July 2 as the preparations continue for the annual Potty Festival – a celebration of Morris Dancing and Folk Music, which has taken place in the town for the last 30 years.  Named after Sheringham’s “Lobster Potties” Morris side, the weekend will see 35 sides dancing all around town, showcasing some fantastic outfits and skills.  Dancing will follow the various Morris forms including Molly, Rapper, Mummers, Cotswold, North West and Welsh Border.

The whole town comes alive for this festival of fun, with the 2018 Festival seeing a Guinness world record of 369 dancers dancing together – a spectacular sight.

Folk sessions will run at Holt Rugby Club, where many sides are staying, on Friday and Saturday night – just turn up and listen or play! A singaround has also been arranged at the Little Theatre in Sheringham from 8pm on Friday.

The Sheringham Shantymen will also be performing at Lifeboat Plain and at the Lobster Pub on Saturday to add to the excitement.

On Saturday, the dancing will be at 11 venues throughout the town, commencing with a grand parade at 10am, and dancing finishing at 5.30pm.  On Sunday, four venues will see more activity from 10.30 to 2pm.

For further information, please contact Chairman Tony Chadwick on pottymorrisfest@btinternet.com or 07766163837.

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