Godmanchester Gala Celebrating 800 years & Olympic Torch - 7/8 July 2012

Hungarian Dancers Hit the Town


Eight traditional dancers from our twin town of Szentendre danced in Huntingdon Town Square on Sunday 8th July just before the Olympic Torch Parade passed through the High Street. They were the star attraction who joined the Ely & Littleport Riot Morris Dancers and other local groups, which performed in the square.

Later the Hungarians also danced in the Town Hall along with the Morris Dancers performing to an audience that included many of the organisers who had taken part in the days’ activities.

On Saturday 7th July despite the bad weather the dancers put on a display at the Godmanchester Gala Day.

David Brown, Chair of the Szentendre Twinning Group, said, “It was nearly a year in the planning and there were many difficulties on the way, however, the dancers were a tremendous hit wherever they performed. It was a great experience and the feedback we received was very positive.”

Whilst the dancers were in Huntingdon & Godmanchester, they also visited Cambridge, Peterborough and London. All in all it was a hectic weekend.

The visit was organised by Huntingdon & Godmanchester Twinning, who also had guests from Szentendre in Hungary, Wertheim, Germany, Salon de Provence, France and Gubbio, Italy here for the weekend."

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