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May Morning 2003
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Choristers at dawn
Singing up the dawn
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Spot yourself in the crowd
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Dancers and characters
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May Morning dancers
May Morning 2002
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Hymnus Eucharisticus Just what is that Latin stuff they sing at the top of the tower?

Mainly Morris Dancing

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Clash of the Cities: Oxford and the race to be European Capital of Culture. Features, galleries, links

Festival Calendar: the best annual events in Oxfordshire

 

 
AUDIO: SOUNDS OF MAY MORNING
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'They don't kiss the policemen any more'
Jonathan Hancock enjoys May Morning with the choir and onlookers - including chef Sophie Grigson and children's illustrator Korky Paul.

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'It must have worked - the sun is here'
Ric Goldman tells BBC Oxford's Rory Barnett how morris dancers welcomed the dawn on the Ameri
can West Coast.

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MAY DAY FEATURES
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May Day factfile
Fascinating facts about dancing trees, magical dew and naughty goings-on in the woods, from Oxfordshire and beyond.

River leapers evade security
Safety fears return as May morning revellers overcome efforts to prevent them leaping from Magdalen Bridge. BBC News 1 May 2003

Painting the weather: May Morning
See William Holman Hunt's painting of choristers atop Magdalen Tower, and hear the BBC's Bill Giles cast a weather eye on it.

Much ado about May Day
Another feature full of May Day facts, this time from BBC News.

The changing face of May Day
May Day is a holiday in many parts of the world, but the day means different things to different people. BBC News 1 May 2002

May Day worldwide
In pictures: celebrations and protests around the globe. BBC News 1 May 2000

Unite and unite, let us all unite!
Hundreds take to the streets of Padstow in Cornwall for the annual May Day celebrations.

May Day, May Day: let the revels begin
Yes, we know they've been and gone... but we're keeping our 2003 preview here so you know how it'll probably work in 2004.

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