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'This Girl Can' Morris Dance: Girls' carnival morris dancing in the 21st century

'This Girl Can' Morris Dance: Girls' carnival morris dancing in the 21st century

Lucy Wright

22 March - 30 July 2017

Girls’ morris dancing – sometimes called ‘fluffy’ or ‘carnival’ morris dancing – is a highly competitive team dance from the Northwest of England, which shares a name, but little else at first glance, with the better-known morris traditions performed across the UK.

Caitlin Hinshelwood

Caitlin Hinshelwood

27 September 2017 - 28 January 2018

An exhibition of textile banners by artist Caitlin Hinshelwood in response to working and industrial song; exploring qualities of resistance and protest, as well as the folk practices and sense of community that came from work and the work place.