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At the heart of English folk


'This Girl Can' Morris Dance: Girls' carnival morris dancing in the 21st century

'This Girl Can' Morris Dance: Girls' carnival morris dancing in the 21st century

Lucy Wright

22 March - 30 July 2017

Girls’ morris dancing – sometimes called ‘fluffy’ or ‘carnival’ morris dancing – is a highly competitive team dance from the Northwest of England, which shares a name, but little else at first glance, with the better-known morris traditions performed across the UK.

Narratives of Location

Narratives of Location

Judith Burrows

19 October 2016 - 22 January 2017

This exhibition features Judith Burrows' large scale paintings. These are inspired by the locations which she sources for her photographic and film portraits of musicians. A selection of her portraits will hang alongside the canvasses, as well as sketches and notes taken for shoots.

Biff Unplugged

Chris Garratt and Mick Kidd have been locked in a long-distance comedy relationship  since childhood.

A Cecil Sharp House Retrospective

Various artists

15 June - 2 October

A retrospective featuring a selection of works from our permanent collection alongside pieces from our temporary exhibitions programme of the past 8 years.

Morris Federation's 40th Anniversary Exhibition

“I didn’t know women were allowed to do that…” A celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Morris Federation