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As guests of the legendary Black Annis women from Leicester, Boggarts fielded a rather small team for a great 30th birthday weekend at the beginning of October.

We were hosted and toasted in style, joined by our fellow dancers Sheffield City Morris who are always great fun to be with.

The weekend was filled with singing, music, delicious food and (of course) dancing. The Saturday rain did little to dampen our spirits whilst we danced at Foxton locks (inside the museum and surrounded by boats) and outside in Market Harborough . we were joined there by other local sides.


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The evening saw the world premiere of the Boggarts “We love Gin” song performed by the world famous Lisa Heywood. She was joined by a troop of the best Boggart mimers. The Boggart put on a great drinking display, and was excited by the guest appearance of “Big Willy” the Black Annis Fool , in the final moments of the drama. Sadly, no pictures of this were taken as were were all performing, you’ll just have to take our word for it that it was inspired and hilarious :)


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Sunday was glorious and the teams enjoyed dancing inside the Guildhall in Leiecester. The congregation inside the cathedral were apparently distracted by the start up of the Boggart drums and may have missed the point of the sermon in the Sunday morning service – whoops! We danced outside the cathedral as they came out in case they hadn’t heard us the first time.
Thanks Black Annis. What a cracking weekend. We love you!