STOURBRIDE Stourbridge’s own Morris Dancing side Bedcote Morris will be hosting their annual Day of Dance in the town centre this weekend.

The event, which has been a popular day in the calendar for 20 years, will take place this Saturday (June 8).

More than 150 dancers will descend on Stourbridge from across the UK and dance in various spots on the street, including by the town clock, Ryemarket Fountain, The Duke William, Smithfields Market and St Thomas Church Hall, between 11 am and 4pm.

The event will include dancers from many different traditions including Cotswold, Border, North-West and Clog.

A spokesperson for Bedcote Morris said: “It's free to attend and happens on the streets, so we encourage everyone to stop and watch during their Saturday shopping.

It will be followed by a Ceilidh, which is similar to a barn dance, on the evening of Saturday June 8 at St Thomas’s Church Hall in Market Street, hosted by Mr Burton's Soup Club Band, from 7pm.

Tickets for the Ceilidh are £12 each and available from the Ticket Source website.

Last year’s event was almost a sell-out.

People should bring their own drink and dancing shoes.

Access to Smithfields Market by the Crown Centre will be temporarily closed to traffic on the day, from Market Street, to enable the event to go ahead safely.