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A brief intro


Hurst Morris People, affectionately known as HuMP, are a friendly group of dancers and musicians based in the village of Hurst near Reading in Berkshire.

We're men and women who perform Cotswold morris. That's the one with sticks and hankies.

We practise hard to put on great performances - and make sure we have lots of fun doing both.

We'd love to meet you!

  • Lots of people come to our free taster sessions at Hurst Village Hall. Watch out for the next taster sessions in autumn 2018. All are welcome to have a go.

  • Join us at a pub, village fete, folk festival and many other places to see us dance out during the summer.

  • Book us for your event: but try to give us plenty of notice.

  • We perform at old folks' homes, weddings, birthday parties, corporate events, schools and youth groups.


Please contact us via email for further information.

See us in action! Go to News & pictures


 
HuMP's 2018 charity:

The Ark Project

Community Action Ark Project has a double decker bus in Reading which offers help on the streets.

The charity helps people tackle domestic abuse, depression, debt, substance addiction and housing issues.

They are planning help for other towns.

Please click on the link below to find out more about their work.





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Barn dance tickets now on sale for whirling good fun




Tickets are on sale for our fabulous barn dance - on Saturday February 24, 2018.

Music is by the brilliant band, Chris, Patsy and Friends with Howard Ballard's skilled calling.

The evening at Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst, RG10 0BP is 7.30-11.30pm and includes our famous feast.

Please bring a plate of finger food - and then share it with everyone else. The result will be, as usual, a fabulous and hugely varied array of delcious food.

Tea, coffee and squash will be provided. Please bring any other drinks you would like. The raffle will raise funds for our charity of the year.

Barn dance tickets at £7.50, with under 12s free, are by emailing Contact@hump.org.uk
You are invited to help celebrate spring at Hump's maypole dancing event on:

Sunday April 29, 2018 from 12 noon







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Hurst Morris People:
Entrance Exam



Do you enjoy socialising with friends?

Do you like going to pubs or areas you haven't been to before?

Do you think England's old customs are worth keeping alive?

Do you like listening to music? Or watching traditional dancing?

CONGRATS!! If you've answered
YES to two or more of the questions above, then you're potentially a born HuMP morris dancer or musician!

Come to our free and friendly taster sessions. HuMP members are men and women just like you, from all backgrounds and age groups. Few of us had danced before.

Discover if HuMP is for you. Warm welcome, tea, cake and pub visit guaranteed!

Make merry at our maypole dancing day




Help celebrate spring at our maypole dancing event:

On Sunday April 29, 2018 from 12 noon,

At Hurst Village Hall orchard and lawn area, School Road, Hurst, RG10 0DR.

There will be maypole and morris dancing to watch - and join in with. Our teachers will show everyone of every age how to do easy dances.

Our guests, Aldbrickham Clog and Step Dancers, will perform their dances from throughout Britain.

Bring your picnic. Tea, coffee, squash and cakes will be on sale.

Admission is free.