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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. The next taster sessions are in autumn 2019. All are welcome to have a go, but in the meantime contact us for a chat.

  • 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.





See us on Facebook for regular picture and news updates.



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Help us celebrate

HuMP's 30th birthday at our

Barn dance on March 2, 2019





Wow, HuMP is 30 years old in 2019!

Help us celebrate this huge occasion by coming to our 30th birthday barn dance:


On Saturday March 2, 2019

At Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR

Doors open at 7.15pm for dancing at 7.30pm. The dancing ends at 11.30pm.


Music is by our great musicians, Chris, Patsy and Friends.

Our caller is Howard Ballard, who makes the dancing all so easy.

Please bring a plate of finger food to share and your own drink. We will supply tea, coffee and squash.

Full details coming shortly. But in the meantime . . . . . .

SAVE THE DATE!

















Click the YouTube icon to see a clip of us in action!
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!


Another date not to miss:


Maypole and morris day on April 28, 2019






Everyone is invited to HuMP's May Day celebration on Sunday April 28.

The event, now a firm annual favourite, will be at Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR starting at midday.

A maypole dancing teacher will show everyone easy dances to join in with.

HuMP will give morris dancing displays and invite visitors to have a go at a simple dance.

Bring your picnic lunch to enjoy in the village hall's pleasant grounds.

Tea, coffee and light refreshments will be available to buy.

Entry is FREE!