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Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts Unconvention 2012

 INFORMATION SUPPLIED BY KING JOHN'S MORRIS

Fools and Beasts 2012 Unconvention

The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts is holding its 2012 Unconvention in Hampshire between Friday 2nd and Sunday 4th November 2012, (dis)organised by King John's Morris Men in association with Red Stags Morris and Winchester Morris Men.

For more information about the Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts, and its predecessor, the United Fools' Union, please see their web pages at www.foolsandbeasts.org.uk/

The Fools and Beasts will gather locally on Friday 2nd November, meet old and new friends, reminisce, contemplate chaos and anarchy and generally relax.

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th November, weather and application of chaos theory permitting, the assembled Fools and Beasts will be fooling and beasting with a number of local morris sides, as follows:

(Please note that the diet of many of the beasts is regrettably severely restricted and that they can only consume coins of the realm . . . they will be hungry).

Dates and Times Where/What OS Map ref.
Saturday 3rd November
from 10:15 Wickham Square, PO17 5JN
(with King John's Morris Men, Red Stags Morris, Wickham Morris and Swanmore Primary School Morris)
SU571114
from 11:30 Botley Square, SO30 2LH
(with King John's Morris Men, Red Stags Morris and Wickham Morris)
SU514130
from 12:45 The Junction Inn, Priory Road, St. Denys SO17 2JZ
(with King John's Morris Men, Red Stags Morris and Wickham Morris)
SU367121
from 14:50 Southampton City Art Gallery, Commercial Road, Southampton SO14 7LP

We are going to the Art Gallery to see the Nicholson painting of Edward "Feathers" Russell, fool for the Eynsham Morris in the late 19th and early 20th century, which has been specially hung in main gallery for the Illustrious Order's visit. Our thanks go to the Art Gallery staff for their assistance and co-operation - we are not sure that they know what they have let themselves in for! (with King John's Morris Men, Red Stags Morris and Wickham Morris)
SU418123
from 16:30 The Horse and Jockey, Botley Road, Curbridge SO30 2HB
(with King John's Morris Men, Red Stags Morris and Wickham Morris)
SU527117
Sunday 4th November
from 11:45 The Buttercross, High Street, Winchester SO23 9BL (with Winchester Morris Men) SU481294
from 12:30 The Square (City Museum) Winchester SO23 9ES (with Winchester Morris Men) SU480294

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Hosted by King Johns Morris Men with Winchester Morris Men and Red Stags Morris
Shedfield, Southampton, 2nd- 4th Nov 2012

Open to all budding or experienced Fools, Beasts and Morris Characters from any team from the Ring, Open or Federation.

This year's Unconvention will be based at Lyons Copse, Solent Scout Training Centre, Shedfield, Southampton, SO32 2HQ
and will involve workshops, Saturday tour and more tba! Plus the AGM of course - your chance to have your say!

Indoor camping is in REAL bunk beds in multi-bedded rooms – bring sleeping bags or own linen if you want to be posh – this is limited to 38 persons.
However, there will be a few outdoor pitches for tents and limited camper/caravan parking will be available.
There are toilets and showers for both sexes.
Sorry, but no dogs are permitted on site.

I will need to know at time of application which sort of accommodation you prefer.

Cost: approx. £60 per person.
(Costings have yet to be finalised; some arrangements are still provisional and maybe subject to change – but hopefully not!)

Closing date for Applications 15th October 2012.

Robert Chisman, Scrivener and Convenor

Application Form 

Delegates

1)............................................................Fool/Beast/Other..........................

2)...........................................................Fool/Beast/Other..........................

Team:................................................................

Accommodation preference:

1) Indoor bunk bed.......... 2) Outdoor pitch.......... 3) Camper van/caravan............. (mandatory field)                                             

Address for correspondence...................................................................…...........……………

.............................................................................................................………............………

Tel:Day:...........................…..Evening:........................e-mail................………….....……….....

Any Special Dietary needs……………………………………............……………………………….

We anticipate having ..........…………....  further applicants, if places available.

 

Return the form with cheque for the full amount (£60 pp) payable to "The Illustrious Order of Fools and Beasts"

to Robert Chisman, Fools and Beasts Convener,

Robert's Pharmacy,

The Coombes,

Polperro,

Cornwall,

PL13 2RG,

Tel:  01503 272250 (day) 01503 272437 (eve); mobile 07970063922.

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