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Lympstone Furry Dance August 2024

Join us on Saturday 3rd August for Lympstone’s annual Furry Dance!
The exact origins of the dance have been lost in time; however, it is believed that it celebrated the safe return of local fishermen who had been trading their fish for furs in Novia Scotia, in the 1800’s. After months away, wives and children would welcome their husbands, sweethearts and fathers home, dancing through the streets.  In 2024 we will be continuing the festive tradition with events throughout the day.

On Cliff Field: From 12 o’clock, midday:

Boney Stone Memorial Football Match
2pm: Dog Show, with multiple categories, you have multiple opportunities to win! (£2 entry per dog, per category)
3.30pm: Fancy Dress Competition, arranged by age group (free to enter)
There will be food stalls, a bar, plus tea and coffee service from the Scout Hut, all available until 5pm
There will also be a bouncy castle and glitter tattoos for the young (and the young at heart)!

At The Swan there will be live music provided by brilliant local bands:
2pm: Salty Bandits
3.30: The Looseners

Also keep an eye out for the miniature steam engine which will be out and about in the village during the day!

At 5.30, the Furry Dance will begin, with fancy dress actively encouraged!
Led by the fabulous Lympstone Band and Lympstone Academy Brass, the procession will leave from outside The Globe, pausing at The Swan and The Redwing along the way for refreshments
and a bit of a boogie. The mid-way point of the dance will be at Front Meadow (opposite the church) where there will be more dancing led by the bands.

At about 6.30, the band and procession will dance it’s way back to The Swan, ready for the evening’s entertainment…
8pm: The Revision Party, another fabulous local band
Come and join us for what is sure to be a fabulous day of festivities; we look forward to seeing you in all your finery!
Look out for further information on the Lympstone Furry Dance Face Book page.

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