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  • Styx of Stroud will dance at Fantasy Forest

    October 4, 2018
  • We search far and wide for the best bands and entertainment but sometimes what you are looking for is just under your nose and you don’t see it until it starts kicking you.

    This wonderful bunch of zany people you see below are the Styx of Stroud Border Morris Dancers! And we are pleased that they will be a part of Fantasy Forest on Saturday and Sunday.

    Styx of Stroud is mixed Border Morris side that perform traditional and contemporary dances in the Border style. They wear tattercoats, predominantly black, but with flashes of red and green to reflect the felt-making heritage of their home town of Stroud in Gloucestershire. Their faces are blackened to honour the original Border dancers who would blacken their faces with soot as a disguise to avoid prosecution for begging.

    Come dream (and dance!) with us on July 20th and 21st at Sudeley Castle.