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GUEST,Acorn4 UK dance swords petition (41) Rapper Dancing -possible sword ban 28 May 08


I've attached the following email from a friend of mine who dances for the Witch Men -

Hi All,



I don't normally forward stuff like this, but it seems another stealth law that could eliminate your right to perform or watch traditional English pastimes.



It would appear the Bill (see below) may only apply to swords, which is bad enough for Long Sword dancers and Rapper Teams, but the next thing could be Morris Sticks which would be another nail in the coffin of your heritage.



After that, how soon before they ban .... Drum Sticks, Razor-edged Plectrums, Violin Bows, Bodhran beaters, Harmonicas with sharp corners, Melodeons which can trap fingers.



Seriously, please sign the petion if you feel your right to perform or watch in a traditional manner is being threatened. It won't cost you anything, apart from a few moments of your time.



Cheers Erik



Here is the link:

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/dancers


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