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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 on September 20th and 27th 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.

See us on Facebook for regular picture and news updates.

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Try morris dancing: Mel explains why you should

Mel is glad she tried out morris dancing with Hurst Morris.

A year later she's dancing with the side - and can even do it backwards, see above, right!

Hurst Morris (Hump) is holding this year's taster sessions on Thursdays September 20 and 27 at 8-10pm at Hurst Village Hall, School Road, Hurst RG10 0DR.

Everyone is welcome, men and women, dancers and muscians.

Mel explained the strange attraction of morris:

"When I went to the tasters I simply thought it would be a novel way to spend an evening.

"Little did I realise that several months later I would be dressed in full kit, dancing in front of the public!

"The enthusiastic, patient and friendly welcome I received at practices each week kept me going back.

"If you are even slightly intrigued about morris dancing, I would encourage you to come to a taster session. It's good fun, sociable and a great way of keeping fit."

The tasters include easy to learn dances, great live music, homemade cake and a pub visit.

Details: Karen at &

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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!

Coming soon: barn

dance and maypole

dates in 2019