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Street entertainment covers a whole host of events taking place around and about during the Festival.

One of the main attractions which add colour and dance and music to Polperro during the festival are the Morris Dance sides who entertain from the Car Park to the Harbour both weekends and on Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

Also Joining us for the 2014 Festival will be Tywardreath Morris  and Wreckers Border Morris

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Tywardreath Morris was formed in 2010 as a mixed morris dance side and currently has about 20 dancers and musicians. They mainly perform dances that fall into the Cotswold style traditions of Adderbury, Lichfield and Horsham.   


The side’s name comes from the village of Tywardreath in south-east Cornwall, probably  best known from Daphne du Maurier's book "The House on the Strand" which refers to the priory that once stood in the village.

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Based in Cornwall’s Tamar Valley, Wreckers Border Morris was born in October 2000 - in a pub! Where else? Border Style Morris was chosen for its flexibility, liveliness and noise! This style comes from the Welsh/English Border Counties.  (This would seem appropriate to their location on the Cornish/English border!)  With a great deal of hard work by the founders, supported by Plymouth Morris Men and Maids, Wreckers took off very quickly and had to change meeting halls three times in as many months!

As the side evolves, they are learning new dances and expanding their repertoire, bringing new ideas and styles of dance into the mix.  Their lively dance style and air of fun makes Wreckers popular wherever they go.

Their costume includes black trousers, white shirts and black and gold baldrics which reflect the colours of the Cornish coat of arms. The Cornish bezants are embroidered on the front of the baldrics and each member of the team has a logo of their choice embroidered on the back.

For more precise information on dates and times, please buy the Program, as this is what funds the festival. thankyou

Saturday 21st June is the Summer Solstice and what better way to celebrate than with a lot of colourful musicians roaming the village.

First-time visitors to the Festival, Samba Celtica, are a popular community samba band in West Cornwall, based just outside Helston. The group has a large membership of all ages and plays samba at a wide variety of events in Cornwall and the West Country throughout the year.

They play a mixture of different styles of samba including Rio samba, Samba Reggae, Maracatu, Ilê Aiyê and some funky interpretations of various other styles.



events in Cornwall and the West Country throughout the year.

They play a mixture of different styles of samba including Rio samba, Samba Reggae, Maracatu, Ilê Aiyê and some funky interpretations of various other styles.

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