Potted History

Throughout the years, we have travelled to various parts of the U.K and Europe to take part in events with other sides and have gained many friends. As a result of this, in 1994 we started the Potty Festival so that we could invite our friends to come and dance with us in our town.

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Sides Appearing

Sides come from all reaches of the country to join us at Potty Festival. There is usually 35-40 different sides to see over the weekend all with different styles of dance. Click the button below to find out all the information on what sides are going to be attending Potty Festival.

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Programme Information

Potty Festival takes place every year on the first weekend of July. This year it is on Saturday 4th – Sunday 5th of July. Click the button below for the itinerary. Printed programmes are also available to buy in the information center in Sheringham, as well as bucket collectors on the day.

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Potty Festival has a huge variety of different sides all with their own style. Morris dancing brings an colour and excitement to Sheringham every year. Have a look at the gallery to get a taste of what the Potty Festival has to offer.

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The Lobster Potties

The Sheringham Lobster Potties are a mixed side, we dance our own style of Morris dancing based on North West Clog and Garland, which some people call the North Norfolk Tradition.  At the moment we have 10 women, 6 men and 4 musicians, but we are always looking for more people  to join us, we are a friendly lot and will teach you the dances, even the two left feet dance!

Each year on the first Saturday in July we host the Sheringham Lobster Potty Morris Dance Festival, which sees the coming together of over 20 Morris sides from all over the country and sometimes from abroad. We practice most Wednesdays during the winter months, at the St. John's Ambulance Hall, Windham Street - opposite the Lobster pub from about 7.30 to 9:30pm.

Potty Morris & Folk Festival

Potty Festival Sheringham 
Saturday 2nd & Sunday 3rd July 2016