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Rhubarb Tarts bring rhythm to Wakefield Bus station

21 February 17

The Rhubarb Festival was welomed back to Wakefield and to celebrate local molly dancers, the Rhubarb Tarts, once again invited dance teams to join them to perform at Wakefield Bus Station!

The teams provided dances from different traditions to add a touch of colour and fun to this popular annual event. Joining the Rhubarb Tarts this year were; Four Hundred Roses, Theiving Magpies and Way of The Wyrd!

Liz Harwood from the Rhubarb Tarts Molly dancers said; “Local Molly dance side Rhubarb Tarts were delighted to play host to some other wonderful traditional English dance teams as part of the Wakefield Rhubarb Festival on Saturday. Visitors to the city seemed amazed and thrilled to be entertained by a host of colourful dancers and musicians as they alighted from their bus journeys at the station. Many stopped to take photos or just watch and listen and we had many compliments for adding to the carnival atmosphere!"

Jon Croxford, area managing director for Arriva Yorkshire said; “Everyone at Arriva Yorkshire is really proud to continually support the Rhubarb Festival. It was great to see so many people here having fun and joining in with the dancers. As a local bus company we work very closely with the local community, we hope our passengers enjoyed getting involved in all the festivities here at Wakefield Bus Station!”

 To find out more about the dance teams see below. 

Way of The Wyrd,

A colourful and exuberant Border Morris side from Loughborough.

Four Hundred Roses,

Combine the English folk tradition with an exotic tribal bellydancing.

Rhubarb Tarts

Develop and perform their own self-penned dances that give a nod to that versatile vegetable aiming to spread the word on the wonders of Rhubarb and you will be entertained with informative facts on the varied uses over the centuries as well as snippets of interest about the dances themselves.


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