Sullivan’s Sword at the SDU Longsword Tournament in Sowerby Bridge on Saturday, October 6th 2018


This is the annual Sword Dance Union Longsword Gathering and tournament. It will be followed by the SDU’s AGM.

There will be public dancing between 12 noon and 1:30pm, followed by the tournament which commences at 2pm at Hollins Mill, 12 Hollins Mill Lane, Sowerby Bridge, West Yorkshire, HX6 2QG.

The public dance locations are as follows:

  • outside Williams Pub, Wharf Street, HX6 2AF, and
  • inside Hogshead Brewhouse, Stanley Street, HX6 2AH.

Tournament categories include the following:

  • Youth team,
  • Traditional/Notated dance performed by the ‘keepers of the dance’,
  • Traditional/Notated dance,
  • Modern/Invented/Own dance,
  • non-competitive display dances.

KEY:
1: Hollins Mill, registration and competition venue.
2. Moorings, directions for motorhomes/caravans
3. Hogshead Brewhouse, dance location
4. Williams pub, dance location