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A brief intro to HuMP - 30 years old in 2019!

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.

In 2019 we're celebrating 30 years since we were founded, amid some controversy, in 1989.

Read our story here.

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 on September 26 and October 3, 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 2019 charity:

Just Around the Corner

More than one hundred young people aged six to 25 use registered charity JAC's services every week.

They are referred by Wokingham and Bracknell schools, social services or parents and also by self-referral.

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

See us on Facebook for regular picture and news updates.

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All welcome at our Maypole

and Morris day: April 28

Everyone is invited to HuMP's May Day celebration on Sunday April 28, 2019.

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!

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!

HUMP's angelic Christmas tree wows crowds

Hump Xmas Tree

Hurst Morris's Christmas tree, covered in little HuMP morris dancers in angel form, is part of the Christmas tree festival at St Marys Church, Twyford Dec 6-9.

The morris angels, below, are dancing up the tree in perfect Lichfield dancing tradition formation.

This year there is a fantastic display of 87 trees from different organisations. The free event has a great atmosphere. See you there!

Hump Xmas Tree