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Thread #97786 Message #1930269
Posted By: My guru always said
08-Jan-07 - 11:21 AM
Thread Name: Whittlesey Straw Bear 2007
Subject: RE: Whittlesey Straw Bear 2007
Just to elaborate Scrump, the Straw Bear parades around the town followed by all the dance Sides during the Saturday. Can't remember what time that starts as I tend to get there too late for it. The dance sides have programs to dance at a variety of the pubs in the town throughout the day. I think the final dancing is in the square at about 3. There is a programmed rapper-dance in the Fish & Chip shop on the Saturday morning too.
There are music sessions in a lot of the pubs on the Friday & Saturday nights as a direct result of being inundated with wonderful musicians who are with the dance sides. There are Singaraounds too (mainly the Boat and the Letter B), but these are usually in different pubs from the music as it all tends to be a bit noisy (huge sessions are in the Brickmakers)!!
On the Sunday morning the Straw Bear is burnt (very sad) and there are usually a couple of dance displays at that venue.
By the way, it will be cold.