Every year on the second weekend of November, the team hosts Thrales Weekend, a two-day sword dance spectacular to mark our birthday. See our events page for current details.
Every year we invite a fellow rapper team to join us as our special guests for a blitzkreig rapper tour of London. The specifics change but it follows a tried and tested formula.
Starting at around 11am we take our guest team out on an all day tour of the capital. We crawl round some twenty pubs in Soho before dinner time. After a hearty repast we then venture out into the night, to tour yet more pubs and sample the waters until closing time.
(l-r) Malcolm Lawrence, Colin Messer, Andrew Kennedy, and Andy Williams. 2015
We take over one of our favourite pubs for a day of dance. Starting at around midday, a host of dancers from the rapper, sword, clog and morris jig traditions take centre stage for a festival of English traditional dance. Entry is always free, but the beer is not, sadly.
If your team would like to take part in Thrales Weekend or if you’d just like to know what’s on and when, please use the contact form to get in touch or message us via social media.
When Thrales started, it was easier to get everyone else to look stern than it was to get Andy (Williams) to smile convincingly.
— Andrew Kennedy