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Weekly Edition - Publication date:- 2017-28-04

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Southport Swords practice on St George's Day for the traditional May Day Tour of Sefton

THE Southport Swords, who were founded in 1968, were out and about on St George's Day, 23 April 2017, performing on Southport's streets, with a dragon... The team is credited as Sefton's finest Men's Long sward and Morris Dance group. Keep an eye out on 1 May 2017, in and around Southport for them, as they will be performing traditional May Day celebrations. Weather permitting they hope to be performing on 1 May 3 special dances that they have devised themselves along with other traditional 1 May dances. Locations will include the following:-

► Starting at 5.20am, on Princes Gardens, Southport, until around 6am for the Drawn Dance.

► The Swords will then travel to Crosby Beach, performing for a short time from around 10am.

► The Swords then move on to Little Crosby Hall, for another performance, at around 10.40am.

► Then heading back to Southport, to perform in Birkdale at around 11:40am.

► The group will stop off at 1pm. in Britannic Gardens, Churchtown, for a short performance.

► Other locations will then be added on the day.

► The last show is due to take place at around 3pm on Southport's newly renovated Kings Gardens, next to the Marine Lake.

If weather is bad, they will move into local pubs and also look at other alternative locations. Please also note that these times might also change due to traffic and other factors.

If you want to know more about the Southport Swords, they currently practise on Tuesday nights, 9.00pm to 10.30pm, at The Mount, Manchester Rd, Southport. The Southport Swords are male only dancers and to join them you do not need experience, but must be over 16 years of age.

Should you wish to book them, they are available to dance at:- weddings, functions, fetes, festivals, store openings, days of dance etc. To book call Geoff Charleton on:- 01695575235, or call Dave Roberts on:- 01704-212422, alternatively you can email them.


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