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05/06/2014
WANTED -Ukulele player Tommy brand
WANTED -Ukulele player Tommy brand to play at 1940's event at Darwen on the 30th august 2014 . Please contact tracy baron on 07708 939644.



19/03/2014
ARUNDELLS IN SALISBURY'S CATHEDRAL CLOSE
Arundells, the home of the former Prime Minister Sir Edward Heath, located in Salisburyâs Cathedral Close, is now open on a permanent basis. If you are interested in a visit to Arundells you would be very welcome. You can call us on 01722 326546 or there is further information on our website: www.arundells.org



08/03/2014
LOST SPIVS CASE
My name is Dan Hyndman from Nottingham. I am in the throws of preparing all my kit for the new 1940s season, when I have discovered that I have apparently lost my Spivs Case. It is brown in colour the usual type of pressed cardboard with 2 metal latch type fasteners its about 16" long about 12 " inches wide & about 5 inches thick, the main thing inside it was some magicians tricks, (i used to be a Close up magician) a period 1940s ladies pink Corset & other 40s gear, I do quite a few Characters, so cannot remember the last time I used it, it is a nice quality dark brown case, not the normal cheap type of the 40s, I think I had it at Cosby in Leicestershire, but not sure. £25 reward. Can any one help me to get it back. 07973 722275 or 01949 829346 email hyndman999@btinternet.com



09/01/2014
D Day Commemorattion
I am going to the D Day commemoration on a Fred Olsen cruise departing 1st June 2014. Squadronaires plus others performing. I want to know if any other re-enactors are going on the cruise or if I can join any group on the beaches on 6th or 7th June 2014. They can contact me via email on Sidslater@smsaltd.com
Kindest regards
Sid Slater




27/02/2013
Wartime Tours in North Wales using QR Code readers
A community-based project in North Wales uses QR codes to explain the history of objects to visitors. Two tours are offered, the new âWartime in Llandudnoâ and the popular, âDig for Victoryâ tour in nearby Colwyn Bay. Those with mobile QR Code readers on their mobile phones or other similar devices are encourage to try one of the tours.



15/02/2013
Student Film Group Want Help
Sudents at University of Derby making a short period drama set in 1930's are currently looking for interior locations within Derby area, as well as costumes, props and extras to act in a dance scene.
Email Justina at justina.petkeviciute@yahoo.com




11/02/2013
TRADERS NEEDED
TRADERS NEEDED for our Vintage & Retro Fair 23rd February 2013 at The Octogan Live Sandbeds Keighley. Tables only are priced at £20 and a 6ft x 8ft area is only £40. A great day is planned Free Swing Jive lessons. Music from the 30's 40's and 50's with DJ 6-5000. Free workshops. Come and enjoy a great day out.



27/01/2013
WANTED Re-Enactment Group to help in making a film
Sarah Jayne Evans needs your help. Do you know a re-enactment group within the Gloustershire area that would participate in the making of a twenty minute documentary based around a day in the life of a re-enactor. The film will be submitted as part of her University course. If you can help contact Sarah via email at: sarahjayneevans@hotmail.co.uk




25/01/2013
Mobile Shop Owners Please Come to the Rescue
Wanted !!! Mobile shop to sell Milk/Bread etc at Holme 40s Weekend on the 5th & 6th Oct 2013 as the village will not have its own shop by then as it closed yesterday . We want to help the public have a nice weekend with us and all within walking distance. Contact me Paul Archer on 07860342163 .



22/01/2013
RAF/WAAF RE-ENACTORS NEEDED
To provide regular support for Spitfire and Hurricane experience events based on an airstrip in Kent close to the Battle of Britain Memorial. We are supporters of the Battle of Britain Memorial Fund. All enquiries welcome. This is a genuine opportunity to get up close to these famous aircraft and to be part of a real living history experience. Enquiries welcome please to Steve on 01227 721929









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Events in October 2014


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - October 03 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band. SORRY THE DANCE HAS SOLD OUT.
For further information: contact 01628760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in October 2014


LIFE ON THE HOLME FRONT
Saturday - October 04 - 2014
Holme Village - Postcode: PE7 3PA (East of England)
Held on Sat & Sunday 4th & 5th October 2014 10.am - 4.00pm.
Life On The Holme Front
Holme 1940’s Weekend. In association with Holmewood Hall
4th and 5th October 2014 10.am-4.00pm Daily
Free Event Entry with ample parking- for which a charge of £2.00 per vehicle is payable.
This includes a programme.
Life on the Holme came into this “world” through a conversation over a beer! (as mad ideas always do) and from then on this wonderful event held within the local Village of Holme Cambridgeshire has risen to be one of the most popular events in the calendar.
It is particularly special to this village as during WWll the Operations Special Services were based at Holmewood Hall and over 200 men were billeted in what is affectionately known as the Camp (now domestic housing) the service men played a significant role in packing airborne containers which were parachuted into occupied Europe. Area H as it was labelled was a top secret location and operations centre and is noted for being the first joint British and American operation. Little was known of the activities until the lifting of the 50 year information ban. We recently had a visit from the 457th Bomb Group who were based at Glatton, just 4 miles away and the veterans there had no idea that Holmewood Hall existed or of the activities taking place and as such we are still learning each day!!
So with the village celebrating its history during this period with the involvement of the Land, Sea and Air operation as well as the local Agricultural history it is the perfect backdrop for this wonderful event.
With re-enactor’s transporting this beautiful sleepy village in the Cambridgeshire fens back in time to the 1940’s, the military life, living displays, and the wonderful 1940’s costumes that a lot of visitors love to wear, it truly is a wonderful event to come and see either one day or both as it is a really affordable event for all the family.
Visitors can meander around the village and see the display’s vehicles and stalls all around the village and interspersed in the village, on the field and driveways and can then wander up to Holmewood Hall where again there are camps all the way along the drive and then throughout the beautiful grounds where there are more stall and exhibitions including more wonderful Vintage Cars, and hopefully this year a single gauge railway. Visitors can then take the opportunity to visit the Hall itself which hosts history exhibitions, Home front living displays and many other exhibitors and also enjoy the Vintage Tea rooms which serves traditional recipe cakes and refreshment’s with a few modern options available as well.
There will also be, on both days, a free Tea Dance in the Village hall between 1.00pm and 3pm. and on the Saturday evening the very popular Dance which this year is the 457th Fireball Dance, the tickets for the dance are very limited and are available now!
The organisers of this event give their time freely and with such enthusiasm and hopefully we will again be blessed with the “Indian” summer weather” that we have had over the past few years!
Contact Paul Archer on 07860342163 , Chris Cardell 07887817031 and Re-enacting groups. Contact Tom Cardell 01487830760


For further information: contact 07860342163. Visit: www.holmewoodhall.co.uk/holmefront




Events in October 2014


QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING
Saturday - October 04 - 2014
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Hawaiian Beach Party
No Bar- bring your own...Adults Only
7.30 till late
Tickets recommended £7 Contact Lin 01162302828


For further information: contact 01162302828.




Events in October 2014


DANCE YOUR WAY FROM THE GREAT WAR TO THE 1950'S
Saturday - October 04 - 2014
British Legion Club, Lewin St, Middlewich - Postcode: CW10 9AS (North West England)
The DEBONAIRES, Swinging Little Big Band.
Join us and Middlewich Town Council for a very special programme of music taking you from the Music Halls to Early Jazz, the Charleston, Hollywood & Broadway, through WW11 to the glamorous 50's. Tickets 01606 833434. £10.00.
Doors 19:30hrs, Starts 20:00hrs.


For further information: contact 07979501101. Visit: www.debonaires.net or www.middlewich-heritage.org.uk




Events in October 2014


2ND SHOP 'N' BOP
Sunday - October 05 - 2014
Botany Bay, Canal Mill, Botany Brow, Chorley, Lancashire - Postcode: PR6 9AF (North West England)
Afternoon Swing Dance 12noon to 4pm.
Four floors of retail outlets selling an eclectic range of goods. When you have had enough, come and relax in the function room on the 4th floor and join A-Train Swing Club for an afternoon of swing music and dancing. Full bar, Restaurant and café facilities available.
£4, pay on the door.


For further information: contact 07512739985.




Events in October 2014


MISS MARINA MAE PICKERING PERFORMANCES 2014:
Wednesday - October 08 - 2014
The Black Swan Inn At The Top Of Smiddy Hill - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Wednesday 8th October- 8pm onwards. Marina kicks of the weekend with an evening of songs from the 50's to the present day- incuding her Marilyn Monroe tribute. Join her for something a little bit different from this versatile vocalist before the wartime fun starts!

Thursday 9th October- The Black Swan Inn 8pm onwards- Marina brings you the first of her fabulous wartime shows. Expect 3 x 30 minutes of wartime songs where dancing and singing from the audience is encouraged.

Friday 10th October- Pickering WMC 8pm onwards- Marina is delighted to announce her first performance at Pickering WMC. Expect more glam original 40's costumes and a large dancefloor so you can jive the night away.

Saturday 11th October- Back to The Black Swan from 8pm- Marina's biggest and best night in Pickering. Last year she went on til 2am, performing 3 x 30 minutes of 40's songs and finishing up with another 30 minutes of songs from the 50's & 60's for a bit of a boogie to finish the night. Get there before 7pm if you would like a table and get there before 8pm if you want to get through the door at all! Last year it was packed, which always makes for a great atmosphere and great fun!

For more information:
Email: missmarinamae@aol.co.uk Visit: www.missmarinamae40s.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae




Events in October 2014


WELCOME TO PICKERING WAR WEEKEND !
Friday - October 10 - 2014
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB - Postcode: YO18 7AE (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB, PICKERING, ONCE AGAIN HOSTS THIS FRIENDLY, RELAXED EVENING OF ENTERTAINMENT AT THE START OF THE WAR WEEKEND & ARE DELIGHTED TO PRESENT THEIR REGULAR 40's ENTERTAINER, BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE ULTIMATE 40's SWING,BIG BAND SINGER
'LILLI DE CARLO', TAKING YOU THROUGH A CALVACADE OF SONG - COLE PORTER, GERSHWIN, HOAGY CARMICHAEL, LOUIS JORDAN & MANY MORE, PLUS SOME FAVOURITE SING-A-LONGS TOO.IT'S A GREAT ATMOSPHERE.....AND....
IT'S FREE ADMISSION !!!!!!!!


For further information: contact 01751472633.




Events in October 2014


PICKERING
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Pickering, North Yorkshire - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Pickering War Weekend will take place over the weekend of the 10th - 12th October 2014. See web site below.

Visit: www.nymr.co.uk




Events in October 2014


PICKERING WARTIME WEEKEND
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Pickering Wartime Weekend Pickering, North Yorkshire. - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Fri 10th –Sun 12th Oct 2014. Pickering Wartime Weekend, Pickering, North Yorkshire. A full on Wartime Weekend at Pickering, with Steam Trains running from the Station and a large number of trade stands in and around the Town! 1,000’s of re-enactors dressed in period uniforms and Civilian dress
For more information about the show visit www.nymr.co.uk (link below) And for the New Trading area at the far end of the Train Station at the
Pickering Trout Lake then please visit the following for more info,
directions and photos

Visit: www.nymr.co.uk or www.pickering-warweekend.co.uk




Events in October 2014


2014 WAR WEEK-END PARTY DANCE
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Wrelton Village Hall, Pickering - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
If you want great fun – this is the place to come! Again, by very popular demand, DJ Lynne and husband Terry are presenting another of their nostalgic Parties of music and fun from WW2 Years in Wrelton Village Hall (2 miles from Pickering). Whilst the event will include original soundtrack reflections of selected events from those WW2 years, the main focus will be Party Fun and Dancing to your favourite music of this era that will include waltzes, foxtrots, swing, jitterbug, the valeta, St Bernard Waltz, military two step, cha cha cha, barn dance, cokey cokey, charlston etc - as well as some surprises, as usual, thrown in by DJ Lynne and Terry (and maybe even the odd party game!) Plus, of course, a delicious buffet! As always, DJ Lynne will endeavour to accommodate your favourite dance music upon request, and you can now e-mail her in advance with your ideas to avaww2parties@outlook.com. The Party will also comprise some WW2 community singing plus other reflections of those good old days, concluding with The Exhortation (as a mark of respect) and by tradition with Land of Hope & Glory plus Vera Lynne's famous song We'll Meet Again! There will be a limited bar (excluding spirits). Own drinks are optional – as long as you do not sell them! At just £15 per ticket (no price increase), this represents excellent value for three and a half hours’ entertainment in a warm traditional local village hall that has reasonable parking facilities, a good dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefit of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere! Many will be meeting here again after many previous years’ highly enjoyable experiences – so come in your uniforms and 1940’s attire (important) and join us ! !
Tickets are now available from the Organisers by calling 01751 432811 for payment details and will be available from the Pickering Tourist Information Centre - which will accept credit/debit cards – by calling 01751 473791 from 14th February 2014 onwards. Early advanced booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment.Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care.




Events in October 2014


PICKERING WARTIME & 1940'S WEEKEND
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Pickering Showground - Postcode: YO18 8EA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
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11/10/2014
12/10/2014
Pickering ‘Wartime & 1940’s’ Weekend
Friday 10th – Sunday 12th October 2014
Come along and join us at Pickering Showground for a Great weekend filled with Fun & Entertainment, we have a fantastic weekend planned including:Military & Vintage Trade Stalls, WWII Re-enactment Battles, Singers & Dancers, Cabaret Show, Afternoon Tea Dance, Hair & Beauty Parlour, Vintage Vehicle & Living History Displays, Vintage Burlesque Workshop, Evening ‘Big Band’ Dances, Onsite Camping Hot Food, Churchill Bar, and much more…….
Live performances from Pete Jones, Cherie Lawrence, Ricky Hunter & Jayne Darling, Lancashire Belle, Micky Ramsbottom & The Alka Seltzer Sisters
‘FREE ENTRY’
Come along on Saturday afternoon and join in our Cocoa City Cabaret Show, Afternoon Tea Dance & Best Dressed Competitions
Ample Car Parking available at the Showground &Shuttle Bus Service from the Showground to Eastgate Car Park will be operating throughout the weekend, Charges may apply to some attractions
Evening ‘Big Band’ Dances
Friday 10th & Saturday 11th October
‘The Mike Brown’ Big Band & 1940’s DJ UXB will again be returning this year for 2 Fantastic evenings of great music and dancing!!
The dance hall this year will again be heated and draped, with 2 x licensed bars and have a café facility selling hot food.
Tickets are £15 per person
Onsite Camping
Don’t miss out on any of the fun and action by camping onsite with us!! Camping is £45 for any 3 consecutive nights with additional nights available at £15 per unit.
Bookings can be made online at www.pickeringshowground.co.uk alternatively email enquiries@pickering-elv.com for a booking form
For further information please call 07870 210365, Don’t miss out on a great weekend for all the family


For further information: contact 07870210365. Visit: www.pickeringshowground.co.uk or www.facebook.com/PickeringWartimeand1940sWeekend




Events in October 2014


ANDERSON 1940S SOCIAL DANCE
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Thornton-le Dale - Postcode: YO18 7LG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT at Thornton le Dale, Nr PICKERING
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton le Dale, Nr Pickering. YO18 7LG. (opposite Classic Car Garage)
Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favourite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and the new 1939 dance The Park Parade and many more... Doors open at 19-00 dance starts at 19.30pm til 23.00pm.
Ticket event only NO admittance at the door. Don't be dissapointed as so many were last year.
NO BAR please bring your own DRINKS & REFRESHMENTS. You know it's cheaper that way.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW. £7.00p
Please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info
or George on 01924 370464 - email: george on george@1940s.info If answerphone please leave details and we will return your call.


For further information: contact 01924370464.




Events in October 2014


PICKERING BIG SWING DANCE`S
Friday - October 10 - 2014
Lady Lumleys School ,swainsea Lane,pickering - Postcode: YO188NG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
big swing dance`s to be held on 10/11,october doors open 19.00 till 23.30 bring own drinks/nibbles two dj`s gypsy john plus woodys war dept,dress code 1940`s/civ/allied/ to impress

For further information: contact 07999806635.




Events in October 2014


BLACK TIE BALLROOM CLUB
Friday - October 10 - 2014
London Welsh Centre - Postcode: WC1X 8UE (Greater London)
Monthly ballroom dace to pre-war records and live eight piece dance orchestra, Dances include slow waltz, slow foxtrot, quickstep, tango, rumba, swing, jive and some cha cha, samba and Charleston. Swing dancers welcome provided they stay in the centre of the floor leaving the perimeter for ballroom dancers . Tickets £10 ech from 'we got tickets' under the name 'Black Tie Ballroom Club' or see our face book page. Beginners ballroom dance lesson form 7.15 pm to 7.55 pm. Wine only £13 a bottle and real ales avaialble at pub prices from bar. Dress code strictly black tie, evening gowns and vintage only
Black tie ballroom dancing to vintage eight piece strict tempo live band and records
For further information: contact 02085421490. Visit: www.facebook.com/BlackTieBallroomClub




Events in October 2014


DANCES AT PICKERING – 2014 WAR WEEK-END
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Wrelton Village Hall (2 Miles From Pickering) - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
If you want great fun – this is the place to come! Again, by very popular demand, DJ Lynne and husband Terry are presenting another of their nostalgic Parties of music and fun from WW2 Years in Wrelton Village Hall (2 miles from Pickering). Whilst the event will include original soundtrack reflections of selected events from those WW2 years, the main focus will be Party Fun and Dancing to your favourite music of this era that will include waltzes, foxtrots, swing, jitterbug, the valeta, St Bernard Waltz, military two step, cha cha cha, barn dance, cokey cokey, charlston etc - as well as some surprises, as usual, thrown in by DJ Lynne and Terry (and maybe even the odd party game!) Plus, of course, a delicious buffet! As always, DJ Lynne will endeavour to accommodate your favourite dance music upon request, and you can now e-mail her in advance with your ideas to avaww2parties@outlook.com (Below). The Party will also comprise some WW2 community singing plus other reflections of those good old days, concluding with The Exhortation (as a mark of respect) and by tradition with Land of Hope & Glory plus Vera Lynne's famous song We'll Meet Again! There will be a limited bar (excluding spirits). Own drinks are optional – as long as you do not sell them! At just £15 per ticket (no price increase), this represents excellent value for three and a half hours’ entertainment in a warm traditional local village hall that has reasonable parking facilities, a good dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefit of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere! Many will be meeting here again after many previous years’ highly enjoyable experiences – so come in your uniforms and 1940’s attire (important) and join us ! !
Tickets are now available from the Organisers by calling 01751 432811 for payment details and will be available from the Pickering Tourist Information Centre - which will accept credit/debit cards – by calling 01751 473791 from 14th February 2014 onwards. Early advanced booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment. Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care.
Email: avaww2parties@outlook.com




Events in October 2014


THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR 2014 (WHITBY) TWO-DAY EVENT!
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Whitby Pavilion, Exhibition Hall, West Cliff, Whitby, - Postcode: YO213EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR 2014
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 October
£2 / £1.50 entry
Exhibition Hall, Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3EN.
9.30am - 4pm (both days)
A vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! 25 stalls of genuine vintage from the 20's to the 80's in the lovely seaside town of Whitby, in a venue with spectacular sea views. £2 on the door / £1.50 concessions.
Under 16's FREE.

2-day event.
Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th October 2014.

For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk




Events in October 2014


WHITBY 40S NIGHT
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
The Met Ballrooom, Whitby - Postcode: YO213HY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby 40s night
Katie Mustang & Esk valley concert band.
Saturday 11th of October 2014 7.30 pm till
At the Met Ballroom Argyle Road
Tickets available from Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407 ) or the Met( 01947 820652)
£6 per person civilian or Allied dress optional
Raffle prizes , bar and large dance floor.
All proceeds to charity
Tickets also available from www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk
Or email Linda at heathfieldlinda@aol.com


For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk




Events in October 2014


ANDERSON 1940S SOCIAL DANCE
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Thornton-le Dale - Postcode: YO18 7LG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT at Thornton le Dale, Nr PICKERING
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton le Dale, Nr Pickering. YO18 7LG. (opposite Classic Car Garage)
Starring that fantastic trio The Honeybirds and our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favourite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and the new 1939 dance The Park Parade and many more... Doors open at 19-00pm dance starts at 19.30pm til 23.00pm.
Ticket event only NO admittance at the door. Don't be dissapointed as so many were last year.
NO BAR please bring your own DRINKS & REFRESHMENTS. You know it's cheaper that way.
TICKETS ON SALE NOW. £10.00p
Please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info
or George on 01924 370464 - email: george on george@1940s.info. If answerphone please leave details and we will return your call.


For further information: contact 01924370464.




Events in October 2014


'SATURDAY NIGHT PALAIS'
Saturday - October 11 - 2014
THE RECREATION CLUB, MILL LANE, PICKERING - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The Recreation Club is once again hosting a great Saturday night dance for Pickering War Weekend this year. The Ultimate 1940s Swing Singer
'LILLI DE CARLO' will be with us again, singing you through all those foot-tapping tunes & the fabulous 1940s RADIO ROADSHOW will be providing the authentic music of the day, with those dance band hits ! A lovely club, plenty of space to spread out, bar onsite & a tasty buffet.The Recreation Club, is a stones throw from Pickering town centre, plenty of free parking or take a leisurely 5 mins stroll !
Tickets are now on sale, £15 each, available from the Pickering Information Centre, The Ropery, Pickering, YO18 8D1 01751 473791 OR 01751 476899.Just give them a ring, you can buy online.


For further information: contact 01751473317.




Events in October 2014


'THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE' 2014
Sunday - October 12 - 2014
The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR THE 3RD YEAR & AFTER A MARVELLOUS EVENING LAST YEAR - AS THE PANTOMIME SAYING GOES,
'WE'LL HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN THEN !
THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE, IS THE PERFECT WAY TO CLOSE A GREAT WEEKEND IN PICKERING, FRIENDLY & RELAXED, A SUPERB EVENING OF 1940s CHARM & STYLE, WITH YOUR HOST & SONGSTRESS, THE ULTIMATE 1940s
SWING,BIG BAND SINGER 'LILLI DE CARLO' TAKING YOU BACK IN TIME WITH THE BEST MUSIC OF THE ERA, PLUS THE ABSOLUTELY 'SPIFFING' MAJOR SWING & KITTY, KEEPING YOU ON YOUR TOES, WITH ALL YOUR FAVOURITE DANCES.
BAR ONSITE & PLENTY OF FREE PARKING, JUST A STONES THROW FROM THE CENTRE OF PICKERING.
ENTRY,TICKET ONLY - £10, DOORS OPEN 7.15pm, Dance 7.45pm - 11pm
FOR TICKET PURCHASE,PLEASE EMAIL Eden Kay at :- ektimeless@gmail.com


For further information: contact 07837388096.




Events in October 2014


A SALUTE TO THE 1940‘S
Wednesday - October 15 - 2014
Princess Theatre, Hunstanton Norfolk - (South East England)
The ultimate 40's variety show packed full of tributes to the stars from the 1940's inc George Formby, Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters, G.I Frank Sinatra and featuring Lorrie Brown. The UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute as voted for by the Agents Association of Great Britain
The show starts at 2.30pm
For further information: contact 01485532252.




Events in October 2014


GLADY'S' CLAM HOUSE, A NIGHT OF JUMP, JIVE AND SWING
Friday - October 17 - 2014
Burgh Hall, Burgh Castle, Gt Yarmouth, - Postcode: NR31 9EP (East of England)
the Baker Boy Collective' present their second dance at Burgh Hall after their inaugural BLITZ dance sold out and everyone had a fabulous night! This ones glitz not blitz !
GLADYS' CLAM HOUSE - if this be sin, let's dance, jive and swing!
Fully licensed bar, plenty of parking, air conditioned dance floor
Guest Dj .....Jeff two tone Boogie of the acclaimed Spitfire Bounce!
House dj's the Baker Boy, Honey Hush, Regi-Mental Ralfie, and shotgun Donny,
All playing the best dance beats from the 40/50's to get your toes tapping so much that's your body won't help but follow up onto the dance floor!
Get your tickets early as the blitz sold out early! £5
with proceeds going to 4 charity's chosen by Jeff Two tone!

Please contact any of the baker boy collective for tickets or come along to our social evening on Mondays at burgh hall and collect tickets in person, or leave us a message on fb. The baker boy, jump, jive&swing
For further information: contact 01493722551.




Events in October 2014


RICKY HUNTER BIG BAND DANCE
Friday - October 17 - 2014
Polish Eagle Club, Sherwood Rise, Nottingham - Postcode: NG7 6JN (East Midlands)
Come to the new home of the Ricky Hunter Big Band for this great dance.

The venue has an amazing dance floor and the night will feature Nottinghams up and coming big band run by musical director Ricky Hunter and featuring vocalist Jayne Darling.

The band will be playing music from swing to rock & Roll and everything in between.
so come and dance the night away with Ricky and the band.

Tickets are £5 per person and available online or by Calling ricky on 07821951214
or tickets can be bought online
http://www.skiddle.com/e/12238137/


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or www.skiddle.com/e/12238137/




Events in October 2014


JITTERBUG SWING SOCIAL
Friday - October 17 - 2014
Liberty Newbury - Postcode: RG19 6HW (South East England)
Jitterbug and Swing social to the sounds of the 40s & 50s with Now That's Jive's first Social Dance at Liberty Newbury.
Chrissy & Gwen Jordan will be teaching a beginners and an improvers class before the social. With DJs Major 5x5 and Lil Miss Wiggles.
It's a great chance to get your dancefloor skills finely tuned before The Regular Joes play at Liberty on November 29th.


For further information: contact 0163532005. Visit: www.libertynewbury.co.uk/events/now-thats-jive-swing-jitterbug-social/ or www.facebook.com/events/690230157724290/




Events in October 2014


VINTAGE A-FAIR - LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Why not come to Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s Vintage A-fair and browse around 35 stalls of vintage delights. Live music will be played all day by The 1940’s UK radio station and singing from Miss Marina Mae, Cherie Lawrence and Don Gentile. Kingston Swing will be showing any willing volunteers how to Lindy Hop in an exciting workshop. We will have a vintage hairstylist and make-up artist at hand for all you ladies wanting that perfect vintage look! The Blitz Café will be offering hot and cold snacks and drinks throughout the day too. There will be a display of Vintage vehicles, outside on the green.
18th October, 2014 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU. 10am until 4pm £1 entry and under 16’s free


For further information: contact 01724854824.




Events in October 2014


RUSHDEN STATION’S 1940S’ HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden - Postcode: NN10 0AW (East Midlands)
A popular two-day family event, Saturday 18th October & Sunday 19th October 2014. A nostalgic Home Front Weekend at an historic LMS Branch Line Railway Station, *featuring a steam-hauled passenger service, steam-driven road & rail vehicles, 1940s’ civilian and military vehicles, living history displays, archive film shows, live music with The Blitz Sisters and the Mainline Big Band and a memorial service on Sunday. Alleviate the wartime rationing with hot & cold food served from our 5-Star rated railway buffet car and, of course, our CAMRA award-winning bar. Free admission for re-enactors. Adults: £2; Senior Citizens £1.50; Children over 5 £1. (Entrance fee shared between Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, The Merchant Navy Association & RHTS)
Further information Tel: 01933 779403/07722 191742; website:www.rhts.co.uk
(*all attractions subject to availability)

Free Admission for Re-enactors
For further information: contact 01933779403. Visit: www.rhts.co.uk




Events in October 2014


VINTAGE DANCE - LINDSEY LODGE HOSPICE
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice are holding their first Vintage Dance with a pie and pea supper or vegetarian lasagne with salad. Miss Marina Mae will be performing her tribute act as Marilyn Monroe! Cherie Lawrence, Don Gentile and The UK 1940’s Radio Station will be appearing too and there will be a chance to learn how to Lindy Hop with help from Kingston Swing.
18th October, 2014 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU
7.30pm until 11.30pm
£8 per ticket
Get your tickets quick before they sell out! Available at any of our Lindsey Lodge Hospice shops or by contacting Christa on (01724) 854824 or email christa.stephenson@nhs.net


For further information: contact 01724854824.




Events in October 2014


OPERATION DANCE
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
JOHN WHITE GOLF CLUB RUSHDEN - Postcode: NN10 0SA (East Midlands)
OPERATION DANCE
Saturday October 18 2014
John White Golf Club, Bedford Road, Rushden NN10 0SA (East Midlands)
On the Saturday evening of Rushden Historic Transport Society’s (RHTS) 1940s’ Weekend (http://www.rhts.co.uk/events.htm).
Station 109 is pleased to present a night of 1940s’ entertainment and dance at the John White Golf Club. The event takes place from 7.30pm until 11.30pm and tickets are available at £20 each with meal included or £15 without meal. The show is hosted and entertainment provided by that well-known and accomplished 1940s’ vocalist Peter Wayre supported by 1930s’/40s’ DJ D-Day Darren, with most of the Big Band, Swing and Lindy Hop numbers being spun from 78 shellac!!
Screened vintage film footage of the bands of the day, the dance halls, civilian life in wartime Britain and 1940s’ fashion, plus a 1940s’ raffle and on-site photography studio ~ so dress to impress! Dance class and dance performance (TBC). Excellent dance floor, loads of parking, licensed bar and an optional meal. Attend the RHTS’ 1940s’ event during the day; call in at Station 109 Vintage Emporium across the road from the 40s’ event site and then join us in the evening for live entertainment and dancing. Tickets: £20 to include meal / £15 without meal. For further information and ticket sales, telephone: 01933 419516; or visit our website at www.station109.com; or www.facebook.com/station109.Tickets available in person from Station 109 Vintage, 1 East Grove, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0AP or through the post. Payment via PayPal or good old-fashioned cheque/cash.
Step Back in Time with Station 109


For further information: contact 01933419516. Visit: www.station109.com




Events in October 2014


OLD CLEE SPEAK EASY
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
Old Clee Church Hall, Cleethorpes - Postcode: DN32 8NB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
A night of vintage dance to swing, jazz and blues from the 20s, 30s and 40s.
A relaxing supper club atmosphere with tea and cake, or bring your own booze if you feel like breaking prohibition!
Dress code; vintage glamour!!
7.30pm till 11.00pm
Tickets £5.
Available from Finch & Ginger jive classes, Lincoln.
Or email info@finchandginger.co.uk to arrange on-line payment.
ALL PROCEEDS TO GO TO Cancer Research UK
This event is tickets only and tickets are limited!
See you all there!


For further information: contact 07766576501. Visit: www.finchandginger.co.uk or www.facebook.com/events/327479697412510/?ref=22




Events in October 2014


STEP BACK IN TIME
Saturday - October 18 - 2014
STATION 109 VINTAGE RUSHDEN - Postcode: NN100AP (East Midlands)
STATION 109: Buying & Selling 1940s’ Vintage Clothes, Militaria and Home Front items. On the weekend of Rushden's 1940s' Home Front event, 18th & 19th October, rendezvous at our emporium and enjoy 40s’ music, 40s’ documentary footage and wine for free in our room at the back of the Bunker. We are across the road from the Rushden Historic Transport Society’s Home Front Wartime Weekend site. On Saturday evening 18th October we are holding a 1940s’ swing dance at the John White Golf Club Rushden. See our listing Operation Dance for details or Tel: 01933 419516; Website: www.station109.com
On Saturday evening 18th October we are holding a 1940s’ swing dance at the John White Golf Club Rushden. See our listing Operation Dance for details or Tel: 01933 419516; Website: www.station109.com
For further information: contact 01933419516. Visit: www.station109.com or www.facebook.com/station109




Events in October 2014


ST BARNABAS CHARITY TEA DANCE
Sunday - October 19 - 2014
Waltons Girl School, Grantham, Lincs........ - (East Midlands)
raising money for st barnabas hospice, every penny of ticket sales and raffle goes direct to the hospice, dance to music from the thirties/forties/fifties provided by major swing, covering all dance styles, large dance floor, good parking, easy to get to, two minutes from the A1.............
call the hospice direct for tickets 01476 591010
starts at 3.00 ends at 6.00


For further information: contact 01476591010.




Events in October 2014


MARCH INTO THE 1940’S - DANCE WITH SUPPER
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 8HS (East of England)
1940’S DANCE WITH SUPPER- 6PM TILL MIDNIGHT
ENTERTAINMENT
40’s music by the fabulous DJ Woody
Appearances by the lovely Miss Luna Nightingale & Mr Pete Wayre singing wartime songs
Vintage clothes stall
Raffle in aid of Royal British Legion
Short 40’s films/clips (from 6pm)
40’s Royal Navy Warship Model’s display

DANCE DRESS CODE -'40s preferred but not essential.
SUPPER
Authentic 1940's catering (Chicken Stew, Sausage & Mash and a vegetarian option) serve from 6pm to 11pm by C&B Catering. There will be a bar at the event. Please do not bring your own drinks or food to the event.
EVENING DANCE TICKETS £12 (INCLUDES SUPPER)
ENQUIRIES & TICKETS - DONNA: 07876 264613 or email donna.symonds@aol.com


For further information: contact 07876264613.




Events in October 2014


THE WARTIME PORT
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
National Waterways Museum, Ellesmere Port - Postcode: CH65 4FW (North West England)
The Wartime Port returns on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014 at the National Waterways Museum. Two days of high quality 1940s entertainment with a Homefront and maritime focus. Featuring Paul and Natasha Harper, afternoon Tea dances on both days and a Victory Party on Saturday evening. Each day will be brought to life with displays & scenarios, civilian and military vehicles, period traders and visiting dignitaries. Normal museum entry fees apply. Pre-booked re-enactors will receive complimentary entry passes (re-enactor, vehicle and trader application forms available on Facebook ‘The Wartime Port’ or contact Mark Downes – 07552 727325). Tea dance midday – 3pm, £3 entry. Victory Party 7pm – 11pm, £8 per person, tickets available in advance via Skiddle http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Chester/National-Waterways-Museum/The-Wartime-Port-Victory-Party/12225448/
or see Facebook page


For further information: contact 01513555017.




Events in October 2014


ALL OUR YESTERDAYS...
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
Pinxton Village Hall, Derbyshire - Postcode: NG16 6NA (South East England)
All Our Yesterdays...1914-1945
Swing dancing, live music from Johnny Victory & Velvet Divine.
Afternoon teas, craft stalls, vintage vehicles, military displays and lots more.
Free Entrance.

If anyone has anything that they wish to bring to our event please contact Helen on 0773 181 4905
Visit: www.pinxtonevents.co.uk




Events in October 2014


WW2RAFGROUP 1940S EVENING
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
Salwarpe Village Hall, Droitwich - Postcode: WR9 0AH (West Midlands)
Dance the night away to your favourite 40s music provided by the Worcester 20 piece band.
Buffet is included. On-site bar (try our "Tally Ho!" beer).
Raffle Prizes! 40s Quiz!
Also, singalong during an Air Raid!
Doors open 7:30p.m til Late.
Tickets £11 each. Tel: Barry 0121 603 6062 or Sue 01886 821 038
Directions to Salwarpe Village Hall can be found on our website
www.ww2rafgroup.org


For further information: contact 01216036062.




Events in October 2014


THE 11TH HOUR AND 6TH DAY EXHIBITION.
Saturday - October 25 - 2014
Knodishall Village Hall - Postcode: IP17 1UD (East of England)
It's the 25th and 26th of October. Main exhibition, focusing on WWI and D-Day: 10am-3pm 25th & 10am-4pm 26th. Adults £2, children £1.
Swing Jive dance workshop with the ‘Jitterbugs’ from 4pm-5:45pm on the 25th, £5 for the session or £8 for the session and dance in the evening.
Texas Tommy providing music for a 1940’s dance on the 25th from 7:30pm, tickets £5.
Funds raised will go to support the Friends of Leiston Airfield and Help for Heroes.
The ‘Hairaid Shelter’ ladies will be available from 10am on the 25th for those who would like a 1940’s style hair doo.
Please visit https://www.facebook.com/Hairaid Shelter?fref=ts if you would like to book in advance.
Please feel free to call or email to book tickets for the exhibition, dance workshop or dance in advance.


For further information: contact 01728688568.




Events in October 2014


THE FORTIES TO NOUGHTIES BAZAAR
Sunday - October 26 - 2014
NE6 Suite, Scrogg Road, Newcastle, Upon Tyne - Postcode: NE6 2PR (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The NE6 Suite, formerly an Art Deco cine-variety theatre, will be open from 9.30 to 3.30 £2.00 adult admission. Vintage, retro, recyclers/up-cyclers, home-wares, jewellery, glass, china, fashions, etc., and gorgeousness. Live entertainment, refreshments, and other “attractions”. Free local parking, and only 1 ½ miles from Newcastle city centre (buses numbers 39 and 40) virtually to the door, and metro nearby.
Stand bookings and all information from BR Events
For further information: contact 07779342782. Email: website@brevents.co.uk Visit: www.brevents.co.uk




Events in October 2014


1940S SWING DANCE NIGHT £3.00 ON DOOR
Friday - October 31 - 2014
Boat And Horses, Trent Rd, Beeston, Notts - Postcode: NG91LP (East Midlands)
A night dancing to swing music from 1935 to 1945, english and american dance bands, as well as tunes from some of the german.french and belgian bands of the era. All dance styles catered for, very good mix of music from your dj for the night, Major Swing. Dancing starts at 7.00 and finishes at 12.00, further details from grahame/odelle on the number above
vintage dress welcome but not essential...............
For further information: contact 07846104042.




Events in November 2014


THE ANDERSONS 1940'S DANCE NIGHT
Saturday - November 01 - 2014
Blackburn Hall, Commercial Street, Rothwell, Leeds West Yorkshire - Postcode: LS26 0AW (West Midlands)
THE ANDERSONS are due to popular demand, bringing back The Swing Commanders. Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favourite music of the 1940's to dance to: Jive, Strolls, Swing, Ballroom, Lambeth Walk, Palais Glide, Barn Dance, Military Two Step, Jitterbug, Shim Sham and many more... Doors open at 18.30pm dance starts at 19.00pm til 23.00pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door.
Saturday 1st November 2014. Tickets without meal £13, a meal (Gledhill's award winning pies include: Meat & Potato, Pork Pie or Vegetarian Pie all served with peas and gravy) £3.50p extra, if ordering a meal please state which pie you would like. NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Our charity for the night is Macmillan Cancer Support.

For more info or tickets (when available early September) please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email: ambrose@1940s.info or George on 01924 370464 - email: george below. If answerphone please leave details on our web site below and we will return your call.
Email: george@1940s.info Visit: www.1940s.info or www.40s-events.co.uk/calendar.php#901




Events in November 2014


1940'S SWING DANCE
Saturday - November 01 - 2014
British Legion Hall, Newland Street, Witham, Essex. - Postcode: CM8 2AZ (South East England)
Our 1940's Dance in aid of Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.
Saturday 1st November 2014. 7.30pm - 11.30pm
British Legion Hall, Newland Street, Witham, Essex. CM8 2AZ
DJ 'Texas Tommy'
No bar, bring own drinks & nibbles. Free tea, coffee & doughnuts.
Tickets £8 in advance only - sorry but non refundable. No ticket sales on door.
Allied/civilian dress much appreciated.

For more details or to book tickets call Chris & Steve. 01621 840077
Gill from 'Hairaid Shelter' will be in attendance.
Always a 'sell out.'





Events in November 2014


HALLOWEEN SWING BALL
Saturday - November 01 - 2014
Westenhanger Castle - Postcode: CT21 4HX (South East England)
In association with Tacky Annies Dance Club, Hythe, Westenhanger Castle present
Halloween Swing Ball
Tickets £17.50 each to include
Dancing from 7pm to midnight
Hot Buffet
Your first bar drink FREE
DJ's Mr Ghost
LIVE MUSIC FROM SUGAR FOOT STOMP
Dress to Impress

Dancing to DJ Mr Ghost and SUGAR FOOT STOMP
For further information: contact 01303640011. Visit: www.facebook.com/events/760744077315446/ or www.westenhangercastle.co.uk/events/




Events in November 2014


BASTON BLITZ DANCE
Saturday - November 01 - 2014
The Baskervilles Hotel, Main Street, Baston, Lincs - Postcode: PE6 9PB (East Midlands)
Forties Dance at The Baskervilles Hotel
Saturday 1st November 2014
Dance music by the swinging BLITZ DANCERS
Vocal entertainment by the fabulous TWEEDIE SISTERS
7.30pm - 11pm
Admission £5
Ticket reservations 01778 561148
alan.hutchins@hotmail.com
Come in your Forties finery
or dress as you please!

Dance music by the swinging BLITZ DANCERS
Vocal entertainment by the fabulous TWEEDIE SISTERS

For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org/Events.htm




Events in November 2014


NORTHERN MILITARY EXPO
Sunday - November 02 - 2014
Newark Showground, Newark - Postcode: NG24 2NY (East Midlands)
Admission £5 (under 14’s go free)
Militaria and Vintage Fair, including traders selling Military Vehicles, Vehicle Spares, Uniforms, Vintage Fashion, Books, Medals, Stencils, Patches, Vintage Housewares and everything in between.

Contact : Jeep Promotions 01302 739000
Email: info@northernmilitaryexpo.co.uk




Events in November 2014


A SALUTE TO THE 1940’S
Thursday - November 06 - 2014
Wentworth Garden Centre, S.Yorks - (East Midlands)
The ultimate 40's variety show packed full of tributes to the stars from the 1940's inc George Formby, Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters, G.I Frank Sinatra and featuring Lorrie Brown. The UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute as voted for by the Agents Association of Great Britain
Evening meal and show
For further information: contact 01226744842.




Events in November 2014


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - November 07 - 2014
Masson Millls, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests

Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in November 2014


THE RICKY HUNTER BIG BAND REMEMBRANCE EVENING DANCE
Friday - November 07 - 2014
Mapperley Social Club, Plains Rd, Nottingham - Postcode: NG3 5RH (East Midlands)
Come and be part of this great event at Mapperley Social Club, Nottingham

Featuring Ricky Hunter & his Big Band and vocalist Jayne Darling

Tickets are £10 each And £3 from each ticket will be donated to The British Legion Poppy Appeal.

We will also have DJ Jive performing music of the 40's Era

The night is for every one who loves the music of the Big Band Era and pay resepct to the fallen men and women of WW2.

Featuring music of Glenn Miller, Gene krupa, Benny Goodman to name a few so came and dance the night away.

40's clothing not essentail

Tickets available online at Skiddle.com Search Ricky Hunter Big Band or call 07821951214
Limit tickets available to purchase


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk




Events in November 2014


1940'S EVENING
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
Shoulder Of Mutton Pub - Market Harborough - (East Midlands)
The pub is holding a 1940's theme evening to coincide with Remembrance Day. The pub will be decorated with flags and all that kind of thing! Also they are looking at doing 40's styled food on the menu.
They are hoping people will dress in the period and come along.
Entertainment will be by Pete Wayre (www.vintagevocalist.co.uk)
providing the hits from the 30's & 40's.

Contact us: 01858 465142 or at 4 The Green, GREAT BOWDEN, Market Harborough, Leicestershire LE16 7EU




Events in November 2014


THE FESTIVAL SWING DANCE SOCIETIES ANNUAL DANCE
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
Triple 'S' Club, Mansfield Rd. Skegby, Sutton In Ashfield, Notts - (East of England)
One again, for the twelve successive year the Festival Swing Dance Society will be holding its annual dance at the Triple 'S' club.
All the best swing dance music provided by the foremost 40's DJ, Texas Tommy.

40's dress preffered, dancing 7.30pm till late. Doors open 7pm. Bar provided Tickets only £5 each
Ring 01623 456101 to reserve yours now.





Events in November 2014


EASINGTON SWING DANCE
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
Easington Social Welfare - Postcode: SR8 3PL (North East England)
SWING DANCE at Easington Social Welfare Hall on Saturday 8th November 2014. A beautiful period venue built in the 1930’s with the largest sprung dance floor in the North East. It holds around 300 people. There’s also a cheap bar. Come and Dance the night away to the sounds of the 1930’s 40’s and early 50’s. Dress optional and its only £2.00 on the Door. All proceeds go to Charity. Great Music and everyone welcome. 7.30 – Late. Just 5 minutes from A19. Easington Social Welfare Hall, Easington Colliery, Peterlee, Co Durham, SR8 3PL. For further details Tel : Paula 07847330027.

For further information: contact 07847330027.




Events in November 2014


AN EVENING OF DANCE WITH LOLA LAMOUR & THE BLUE LIGHT BOYS
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
The Carding Shed, Dobroyd Mills, Butt Lane, Hepworth, Holmfirth, West York’s HD9 1AF 01484 680400 - Postcode: HD9 1AF (Yorkshire and the Humber)
7.00 doors open
DJ The Maverick
8.30 Supper
9.15 First set
10.00 DJ
10.15 Second Set
11.00 DJ
12.00 Bar Closes
Pay bar, Dance floor and seating for x 150
Tickets in advance, £15, tel. 01484 680400


For further information: contact 01484680400. Visit: www.thecardingshed.co.uk




Events in November 2014


WARTIME COMMEMORATIVE DANCE
Saturday - November 08 - 2014
Burton Town Hall - Postcode: DE141LS (East Midlands)
Dancing to the music of the War Years. A fun packed evening dancing to the wonderful 16 piece Ashby Big Band and 2 Vocalists.
Quickstep, Foxtrot, Waltz, Square Tango, Shim Sham, Jive, Barn Dance, Palais Glide and lots more....
Free Parking, Bar, large sprung wooden dance floor.

7.30-11.30pm. Tickets £7 16 Piece Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01283508547. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/groups/26187296240/




Events in November 2014


DANCE BACK TO THE 1940'S
Sunday - November 09 - 2014
The Lincoln Dancentre - Postcode: LN5 8LD (East Midlands)
THE LANCASTERS invite you to Dance Back to the 1940's
with DJ Major Swing & kitty At The Lincoln Dancentre Sincil Bank Stadium LN5 8LD on Sunday 9th November 2014, 2pm-6pm, Doors Open 1.30pm
Nellie & Gerties World famous Tea Rooms will serve tea/coffee & homemade cakes, Bring your own additional Refreshments.
1940's Dress Encouraged, No Axis or Comedy, No Stilettos Please
Tickets for this event sell very quickly so please book early
Tickets £6.00 each
All Proceeds for Charity. Non Refundable

Telephone Keith on 01522 887805 or Dave on 01522 826759
email: kcpotts@aol.com

For further information: contact 01522887805.




Events in November 2014


A SALUTE TO THE 1940’S
Monday - November 10 - 2014
Pastures Lodge, Mexborough, Doncaster - (North East England)
The ultimate 40's variety show packed full of tributes to the stars from the 1940's inc George Formby, Gracie Fields, The Andrews Sisters, G.I Frank Sinatra and featuring Lorrie Brown. The UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute as voted for by the Agents Association of Great Britain
Lunch and Show
For further information: contact 01709579599.




Events in November 2014


RIVIERA SWING
Friday - November 14 - 2014
The Victorian Hotel, Torquay - (South West England)
RIVIERA SWING is a unique and small 30's and 40's long-weekender dedicated to providing the very best AUTHENTIC period entertainment, with a British slant. We pride ourselves on hosting the UK's greatest swing orchestras and dance bands playing music of those eras, all in the beautiful art-deco Victoria Hotel in stunning Torquay 'The English Riviera'. This Riviera Swing incredibly stars THE NEW SQUADRONAIRES, THE ALEX MENDHAM ORCHESTRA and DUNCAN GALLOWAY'S RHYTHMIC SIX.

Whatever your dance style – whether it's Quickstep, Fox Trot, Waltz,
Riviera Swing is November the 14th to the 17th

Lindy, or Balboa – our top DJs OKAY FOR SOUND, ROB BE-BOP and RICK'S COMMUNITY SWING will cater to all period styles. We may even throw in some period party dances – ever fancied trying your hand at the Palais Glide? The Valeta? How about The Lambeth Walk? Dance teachers MARK & HOC EWING, aided and abetted by Bryan & Lou Webb and Rob Be Bop & Julie, who will be on hand to show you how.
Enjoy authentic and elegant period tea dances every afternoon with our top DJ's, or gather round the piano for daily lunchtime sing-a-longs with the wonderful DEREK WEBBER. Also enjoy large-screen showings of expertly-curated classic vintage cinema by Paul Cotgrove of THE WHITE BUS, or browse clothes, shoes, music, accessories and more at the big vintage market all day Saturday (open to the public). And don't forget that we go through 'til Monday so the party will still be going strong on Sunday night! And it's all hosted by the legendary VIV THE SPIV!

For booking inquiries visit our web site below or call Tony on 07966 390802


Visit: www.rivieraswing.co.uk




Events in November 2014


HOLLYWOOD BALL BLACK & WHITE SWING NIGHT
Saturday - November 15 - 2014
The Longfield Suite, Prestwich, Manchester - Postcode: M25 1AY (North West England)
15th November 2014
Katz Korner once again present the sensational Suburban Swing Orchestra for a fabulous glamorous night of dancing, in an amazing ballroom with a fantastic dance floor.
Katz Korner will be spinnin' the sounds from the 20's, 30's and 40's
Dress Code: Glamorous, glitzy, black and white, Top Hat & Tails (optional), evening dress.
Ticket Price: £15
Commencing: 7.30 pm - Carriages: Midnight


For further information: contact 07703461833. Visit: www.katz-korner.com




Events in November 2014


BASKET DANCE
Sunday - November 16 - 2014
The Church Of St John The Divine,St John St (off Gooder Lane), Brighouse, - Postcode: HD6 1HN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
An afternoon of dancing to the great music from the ‘Swing Era’ with A-Train Swing Club and DJ Windy
Bring your own refreshments, alcohol and soft drinks.
(Don’t forget your plates and a glass
Unlimited Free tea and Coffee available.

There will be a prize for the best picnic basket.
[Gents, feel free to bring your goodies in any sort of manly container. ]

£5 pay on the door 1.30pm to 5.30pm

Free tea and coffee. Baskets will be judged at 2pm
For further information: contact 07512739985.




Events in November 2014


SINGING FOR VICTORY
Wednesday - November 19 - 2014
The Senators In Stockton-On-Tees - Postcode: TS19 0QB (North East England)
Singing For Victory - with Lancashire Belle, Miss Jane Francis on the
19 November 2014, from 7.30pm to late at The Senators, Stockton-On-Tees, Jane's third and final visit to The Senators during 2014 will once again see Marston's offering 'Lancashire Belle' bitter - named in honour of Jane, and pulled from hand pumps featuring her distinctive logo. Jane's regular visits to the venue are always highly anticipated by the locals and visitors alike, with many travelling a long way to enjoy her fabulous vocals. A night of 1940s nostalgia will finish with Jane's trademark flag-waving finale. Not to be missed.


Visit: www.lancashirebelle.co.uk




Events in November 2014


BLACKPOOL JUMP JIVE & SWING WEEKEND 2014
Friday - November 21 - 2014
Norbreck Castle Hotel, Blackpool - (North West England)
FRIDAY 21ST – MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014: Following on from last year’s very successful inaugural Jump Jive & Swing Weekend, here at Venture Away Music Weekends we are delighted to announce that this event is returning once again in 2014. The Norbreck Castle Hotel has one of the very best Large Sprung Dance Floors in the UK today, which was enjoyed by all persons who attended the 2013 event. In addition to the Dance Floor we had superb music from a host of bands including the quite outstanding Swing Commanders & The Fabulous Boogie Boys! All rooms at the hotel are en-suite and the breakfast and evening meal is included in the price for 3 nights.
The 2014 Line Up sees the following bands already booked for the weekend:
The Swing Commanders
The Fabulous Boogie Boys
The Revolutionaires
King Pleasure & The Biscuit Boys
Plus DJ Ian Hartley & Dance Tuition from the excellent – G.I Jive

We have Doubles, Twins & Single Rooms available for the weekend – all priced at £189 per person. Deposit payment to reserve a room is £40 per person. No single supplements.
To Book your place for the 2014 Blackpool Jump Jive & Swing Weekend please call us on 01305 750797 or

Email: paul@ventureawaymusicweekends.co.uk




Events in November 2014


1940S CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE
Saturday - November 22 - 2014
STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY VILLAGE HALL - Postcode: ST18 0LG (West Midlands)
1940s CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE SATURDAY 22nd NOVEMBER 2014, 2 - 7.30PM AT STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY VILLAGE HALL, STATION ROAD, STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE. ST180LG. TICKETS ARE £4.00. MUSIC BY SWING PATROL. 40s THEMED SECRET SANTA RAFFLE, ALL PROCEEDS FROM RAFFLE GOING TO BRITISH LEGION. PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FOOD TO FORM CHRISTMAS BUFFETT. TEA/COFFEE PROVIDED(FREE). 40s DRESS PREFERRED. FOR TICKETS/INFORMATION CONTACT KAREN ON 01785255368

For further information: contact 01785255368.




Events in November 2014


CAISTOR TEA DANCE
Saturday - November 22 - 2014
Caistor Town Hall - Postcode: LN7 6QU (East Midlands)
SATURDAY 22nd November The cakes are back! Caistor Tea Dance in aid of Hope Community Village, A Children’s home in Kerala, India;
3pm to 6pm at Caistor Town Hall, North Street, Caistor, Lincs. LN7 6QU
With Major Swing
Tickets £7 including Tea / Coffee and a selection of cakes (or bring your own refreshments)
Vintage dress is optional.
Music from the early thirties through to the early fifties, including period ballroom, swing jive, party and communal dances.
Not danced before? Have a lesson or two from 2.00pm
Book tickets from 01472 852693 or 07909222253

The Cakes are Back
For further information: contact 01472852693.




Events in November 2014


SWING RENDEZVOUS
Sunday - November 23 - 2014
Netherwood Hall, Grange Over Sands, Cumbria - Postcode: LA11 6ET (North West England)
An Exclusive & Stylish Event of Swing Dance An Exclusive & Stylish Event of Swing Dance, Music & Glamour - An All Inclusive Three Day Event - £259 per person
23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th November 2014
Lord & Lady Netherwood cordially invite you to their pre-Christmas Soiree at their extensive
Country Estate, Netherwood, situated on the edge of the Lake District National park in the Edwardian town of Grange over Sands, overlooking the spectacular Morecambe Bay.
Step back in time to the fabulously decadent period between the wars -think Gosford Park, Brideshead and all that jazz.
Two fabulous Bands and lots of surprises:
We present the superb sounds of the fabulous ‘ Leeds City Stompers’ and 'Louis, Louis, Louis'

For more information contact: 07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948
For further information: contact 07703461833. Visit: www.netherwood-hotel.co.uk




Events in November 2014


THE REGULAR JOES LIVE - JUMP, JIVE, SWING HOLLYWOOD PARTY
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Liberty Newbury - Postcode: RG19 6HW (South East England)
Come and party, Jump, Jive and Swing to the awesome sounds of The Regular Joes with DJs Major 5×5 & Lil’ Miss Wiggles and Now That’s Jive at Liberty Newbury.

It’s a Hollywood theme, so come dressed for the part to dance the night away.

Tickets £12 in advance, £15 on the door.


For further information: contact 0163532005. Visit: http://www.libertynewbury.co.uk/events/regular-joes-live-band-night/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/856766197674428/




Events in November 2014


SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, - Postcode: BD183JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR Est. 2007
2014 DATES: £3 entry / £2 concessions £2 in advance

> Sat 29 March 2014
> Sat 24 & Sun 25 May 2014 (Bank Holiday weekender!)
> Sat 29 November 2014
(Also Sat 20 September - part of Saltaire Festival - still to be CONFIRMED)

Victoria Hall, Saltaire, West Yorkshire BD18 3JS 9.30am - 4pm

With 40+ stalls of vintage loveliness for you and your home including genuine vintage fashion, such as 1940's tea dresses, 1950's prom gowns, jewellery, accessories, furniture, homewares, vintage vinyl, toys, books, kitchenalia and collectables, all from the 1920's to the 1980's.... Not forgetting wonderful teas from Interlude Tea Room & Emporium, This is our BIGGEST and most established event - not to be missed!
Tickets can be bought in advance for £2 from Rose & Brown Vintage Home. Call 07985 181120 or email roseandbrownvintage@yahoo.co.uk) Under 16's in FREE. Group discounts available.


For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk




Events in November 2014


LYNFORD HALL'S 1940S JIVE AND SWING NIGHT
Saturday - November 29 - 2014
Lynford Hall Hotel - Postcode: IP26 5HW (East of England)
After many requests Lynford Hall is proud to announce that it will be holding a 1940s Jive and Swing event.
Featuring the renowned Jonathan Wyatt Big Band
arrive 7.30 for 8.15.
Spam and eggs rolls will be available.
Period dress is encouraged but not compulsory.
£15 entry ( limited to 300 tickets)
Discounted bedroom rates will be available for those who wish to stay.
Please ring 01842 878351 or email rose@lynfordhallhotel.co.uk for further details and to book.
Lynford Hall is an historic country house set in Thetford Forest. Used for filming for Dad's Army and Allo Allo and several other Tv and film sets.


For further information: contact 01842878351. Visit: www.lynfordhallhotel.co.uk




Events in November 2014


1940S POP UP TEA ROOM AND RECORD HOP
Sunday - November 30 - 2014
Market Weighton Community Hall - Postcode: YO43 3AX (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Come and join Helen and Stephanie, The Vintage Tea Girls at their popular Vintage Pop Up Tea Room and Record Hop.
Music by Major Swing and Kitty to help you dance the afternoon away in the relaxed atmosphere of our pop up tea room. Relax, chat, drink tea and partake in our delicious home made cakes.
Major Swing and Kitty will be on hand to teach you some new dances, and will be playing all your favourite music from the 30s, 40s and early 50s.
All dance levels catered for at this friendly, social event. So whether you like to waltz, quickstep, lindy, balboa or just watch and enjoy, this is the place for you.
Vintage dress is encouraged but not essential.

A friendly vintage event with something for everyone. Delicious homemade cakes and unlimited tea and coffee included in the ticket price, which is £7.50. 3.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m. Sunday 30th November 2014.
The ticket price is £7.50 and our email is teateatime@hotmail.co.uk

For further information: contact 07971079468.




Events in December 2014


A SALUTE TO VERA LYNN
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Doubletree Hilton Hotel, Sheffield - (North East England)
with Lorrie Brown. UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute
Lunch and Show
For further information: contact 01142763633.




Events in December 2014


SWING INTO CHRISTMAS
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and ballroom dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests- please email before the event.
Special night starting with In the Mood and American Patrol and ending with Sing Sing Sing. The very best of the 1940s and 50s will fill our evening along with popular christmas tunes.

Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band. All music is "live" no supporting DJ. LIVE BAND NO RECORDS, SINGERS SINGING ALL NIGHT TO A LIVE BAND NOT BACKING TRACKS.
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2014


BAND BAND CHRISTMAS SWING ALONG
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Arnold Working Men Club, Front Street Arnold - Postcode: NG5 7ED (East Midlands)
Come and celebrate your Christmas night out with Jayne Darling and the Ricky Hunter Big Band lead by it's Musical Director - Ricky Hunter.
Performing Not only the well known big band hits including: In The Mood, American Patrol and Moonlight serenade but also enjoy some great Christmas tunes like Jingle Bell Rock and White Christmas etc
This event will also feature a guest DJ who has worked with Jayne and Ricky at Such events as Dig for Victory and Pickering War weekend.
Our Guest will be DJ UXB!
Tickets are £7 pre-booked, £10 on the door
For more information & tickets please go to: www.rickyhunter.co.uk
or search ' Ricky Hunter Big Band' on Skiddle.com or call 07821951214


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or www.rickyhunter.co.uk/events-diary-the-ricky-hunter-big-band.html




Events in December 2014


RICKY HUNTER BIG BAND CHRISTMAS SWING-A-LONG FEAT. DJ U.X.B
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Arnold Working Men Club,151 Front St, Arnold, Nottingham - Postcode: NG5 7ED (East Midlands)
Big Band Christmas Swing-a-long

Friday 5th December at Arnold Working Men's Club, Front Street Arnold Nottingham,

Come and celebrate your Christmas night out with Jayne Darling and The Ricky Hunter Big Band led by their musical director Ricky Hunter.

Performing not only well known Big Band Hits including: In The Mood, American Patrol, Moon River plus more but also some amazing Christmas songs.

This event will feature our amazing guest DJ UXB who has performed at many of the largest 40's event including Dig for victory Bristol and Pickering War weekend.

Tickets are £7 pre sale or £10 on the door

or purchase online
http://www.skiddle.com/e/12238141/


For further information: contact 07821951214. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or http://www.skiddle.com/e/12238141/




Events in December 2014


IN THE MOOD DANCE NIGHT
Friday - December 05 - 2014
Guildhall, Portsmouth - (South East England)
On Friday 5th December,2014 The Three Belles bring you their very own 1940s experience night! At this event you can expect to be whisked back in time for a night of nostalgia and fantastic entertainment! 1940s dress code is a must.
Meet Dorothy’s husband Johnny who will be celebrating his first night out on leave, sip our ‘Searchlight’ cocktail at the bar with Gail as she charms the soldiers with her stories of being a WREN, and spend the evening jiving with Betty as she flirtatiously foxtrots the night away!
Lindy Hop your socks off to the sounds of The Three Belles, The Bevin Boys and some fantastic guest acts, including a hilarious comedy sketch inspired by Max Miller! If the siren sounds, you can warm up in the air raid shelter with sing a long songs and Bovril!
Keep calm in that black out, don’t forget your gas mask and come and join us for a jolly good knees up!
Doors 7pm, dinner 7.30pm. Tickets £16.20/ table of 10 £189/ table of 12 £226.80 -


Visit: www.portsmouthguildhall.org.uk/events/the-three-belles-#sthash.6HLVpMgu.dpuf




Events in December 2014


PETE WAYRE PERFORMS JAZZ & SWING OF THE 20'S-60'S
Saturday - December 06 - 2014
The Blitz Tea Room Kettering - Postcode: NN15 0AY (East Midlands)
Pete Wayre returns to the Blitz after his 3 sell out shows 2013, and early 2014. Bringing his unique brand of participation and personality based 20's, 30's 40's swing & jazz.
Book early as spaces are limited.
Tickets only £5 and always sell out early!


Visit: www.the-blitz.com/contact-us/




Events in December 2014


REMEMBER PEARL HARBOUR AFTERNOON TEA DANCE. 2 - 6PM.
Sunday - December 07 - 2014
Prince Of Wales Hotel Southport - Postcode: PR8 1JS (North West England)
Tickets available in advance only.
Contact Christine on 07719907818. Cheques / Postal Orders.
PayPal. Christine@Femme-Fatale.co.uk

Charity Raffle in aid of The Bletchley Park Trust.
A Special Selection of Authentic Vintage Traders.
Vintage Record Hop

For further information: contact 07719907818.




Events in December 2014


A SALUTE TO VERA LYNN
Wednesday - December 10 - 2014
Sitwell Arms Hotel. Renishaw, Derbyshire - (East Midlands)
with Lorrie Brown. UK No.1 Vera Lynn tribute
Lunch and Show. £14. 12-4pm
For further information: contact 01142076363.




Events in December 2014


THE 1930'S & 1940'S CHRISTMAS BALL
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
The Masonic Hall, 27 Rockingham Road, Corby, Northamptonshire. - Postcode: NN17 1AD (West Midlands)
With DJ Major Swing playing the best 30's & 40's classics the evening is hosted by Vocalist Pete Wayre (visit his web site below)and is joined by Vocalist Luna Nightingale. We are yet to announce one more act that will be either burlesque based or a touch of something different!
Tickets available now at £15 each. Including 2 course christmas dinner.
There is a bar & lounge room, stage and large wooden dance floor.
Entry is by pre booked ticket only, limited availability.
any left over by the night will be made available on the door.
(call before leaving to check!!)

Call 07738631288 or email below for tickets & info.

Email: info@vintagevocalist.co.uk Visit: www.vintagevocalist.co.uk




Events in December 2014


MAKE-DO AND MEND CHRISTMAS ON THE HOME FRONT
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
Royal Engineers Museum, Prince Arthur Road, Gillingham, Kent - Postcode: ME4 4UG (Greater London)
Make-do and Mend Christmas on the Home Front
13th - 14th December 2014
Join us this Christmas at the Royal Engineers Museum to find out how Christmas time was celebrated during the Second World War.
Time: 10.30am – 5.00pm


Visit: www.re-museum.co.uk




Events in December 2014


QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING
Saturday - December 13 - 2014
Quorn Village Hall, Leicester Road, Quorn. Leicester - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Quorn Jump Jive & Swing Chritmas Dance
Resident DJ Savoy Jump & Guest DJ Woody
No Bar bring your own...Adults Only
7.30 till late
Tickets Recommended £7 Contact Lin 01162302828


For further information: contact 01162302828.




Events in December 2014


ASHBY BIG BAND CHRISTMAS CONCERT
Sunday - December 14 - 2014
Horsley Lodge Golf Club - Postcode: DE21 5BL (East Midlands)
Horsley Lodge welcome back the "most entertaining Big Band in the Midlands", the superb 16 piece Ashby Big Band with vocalists. The three previous Christmas concerts have sold out so get your tickets early.
Instantly recognisable tunes from the swing era.
The band goes from strength to strength and bring the curtain down on their most successful year to date.

Tickets £8. 8-10.30pm. Bar, free parking
For further information: contact 07775535515. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.facebook.com/pages/ashby-big-band/186754918007763#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2014


CHRISTMAS DANCE 1940S STYLE
Friday - December 19 - 2014
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests

Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band

For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in December 2014


NEW YEAR'S EVE BLITZ BALL
Wednesday - December 31 - 2014
Guy's Cliffe House, Warwick - Postcode: CV34 5YD (West Midlands)
A 1940's dance in Warwickshire, being held at the historical ruins of Guy's Cliffe House. Used as a home and school for evacuated boys in WW2, it famously went up in flames whilst Sherlock Holmes - The Last Vampyre was being filmed. Rescued by the Free Masons from demolition, the hall and chapel are still intact, whilst the ruins make a wonderful backdrop for the event.
The dance will be taking place in the main hall with a basic dance tutorial earlier in the evening, a DJ, entertainment by Kitten von Mew and a WW2 themed raffle. Each dance ticket bought will also be put into a special prize draw.
Call or email kvm@email.com for details and booking. We accept Paypal, cash or cheque.

Tickets cost £12 each and must be pre-bought. No tickets or money will be held at the door. Limited availability! Get in there early to avoid disappointment!
There will be a bar and nibbles on the table, but please feel free to bring your own snacks. Please do not bring your own drinks.

There is plenty of free parking at the venue!

For further information: contact 07920424884.




Events in December 2014


NEW YEAR'S EVE EXTRAVAGANZA MASQUERADE BALL & DINNER
Wednesday - December 31 - 2014
Radcliffe Civic Hall, Thomas Street, Manchester - Postcode: M26 2UH (North West England)
Start the New Year in Style with the Masquerade Ball & Dinner 2014
Your Host & Swing DJ - 'Kat in the Hat' and
The Fantastic Swinging Sounds of The Suburban Swing Orchestra.
Dress to Impress: Black Tie, Vintage, Total Decadence
Reveal Who You Are at Midnight
£35 fully inclusive
For more information or to book contact:
07703 461833 or 0161 736 9948


For further information: contact 07703461833. Visit: www.katz-korner.com




Events in January 2015


WINTERDANCE 3
Saturday - January 24 - 2015
Stareton Suite Stoneliegh Park Nr Coventry - Postcode: CV82LZ (All areas)
1940s dance with miss lola lamour and her blue light boys plus support from woodys war dept, to be held on sat 24 January 2015, tickets are £12 in advance or £14 on the door ,if any left there is a real bar loads of parking local hotels, with the stoneliegh militaria fair the next day,sorry no axis uniforms . for information ie tickets ,hotels ect call woody or Lynda on 02476393448 or 07737030098 or email woodyatwar@tesco.net.event start at 19.30pm until 23.59 pm
miss lola lamour also stoneliegh military fair next day
For further information: contact 07737030098.




Events in February 2015


1940'S MUSIC AND DANCE WEEKEND
Friday - February 06 - 2015
Burgess Hall, Westwood Road, St Ives, Cambs - Postcode: PE27 6WU (East of England)
Friday 6th February 2015.
Come along and join us for an evening of lively entertainment with THE SWING COMMANDERS. A fantasic band playing an exciting mix of Boogie Woogie, Swing and 50's jump jive. Supported by DJ PINBALL PAUL.
Allied uniforms/ period dress encouraged but not essential.
Cabaret style seating - no reservations.
Also available are Vintage Stalls, Period Vehicles and attractions.
Tickets cost £11 and are on sale from Friday 1st August 2014 and available to purchase from One Leisure St Ives on 01480 388500 or book online at www.burgesshall.net

EARLY BIRD PRICES: If you book before 15th November for both Friday and Saturday's events you will get the Early bird price of £20! After the 15th November the price will return to £25.
For further information: contact 01480388514. Visit: www.burgesshall.net




Events in February 2015


1940S VALENTINE DANCE
Friday - February 13 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in February 2015


VALENTINES TEA DANCE
Saturday - February 14 - 2015
Barton Marina Waterfront - Postcode: DE138DZ (East Midlands)
4-7pm Entrance £10.
Dance the afternoon away to the Tea Dance Band playing music for Quickstep, Foxtrot, Waltz, Latin, Swing and Stroll

4-7pm Entrance £10. Dancing to the TEA DANCE BAND
For further information: contact 01283711666. Visit: http://www.teadanceband.webs.com/




Events in March 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - March 06 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in March 2015


WE'LL MEET AGAIN 1940'S / 50'S JIVE WEEKEND
Saturday - March 14 - 2015
Beverley Holiday Park, Goodrington Road, Paignton, Devon - Postcode: TQ4 7JE (South West England)
This event is in aid of two local charities and is being held over Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th March 2015.10am -5pm. With all sorts of military vehicles, classic cars, side stalls, displays, entertainment, childrens play areas. Admission is £6.00 per person children under 12 go free with a paying adult. A park and ride will be in operation look on website for more details.
Evening dance tickets are available for both nights, Saturday is Swing night with the South Wests top Swing Band AJ's Caravan Band £10.00 per person. 7.30pm-12.00
Sunday night is 19 50's Rock n Roll with The Fabulous 59 Ford Band £10.00 per person 7.30pm -12.00.
Accommodation packages are available for this spectacular weekend of fun.
contact: Ken Newton on 01803 615770 or Garry Page on 01803 394159 or visit our website for all our updates and details of this event.

Military vehicles,Classic cars,Firework display (Sat only),Accommodation packages on site,Evening Entertainment Plus a real themed wedding on the Saturday 14th March, side stalls plus much more.
For further information: contact 01803615770. Visit: www.wmaweekend.co.uk or www.beverley-holidays.co.uk




Events in April 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - April 03 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Ticket £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in April 2015


COLWYN BAY FORTIES FESTIVAL
Saturday - April 18 - 2015
Colwyn Bay - Postcode: LL29 8BP (Wales)
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015

After the success of 2014's event, Colwyn Bay's Forties Festival returns for its fourth year in April 2015!

We'll see firm favourites return for the weekend celebration - joined by some new faces! As always, the festival will include live 40's style music, displays and entertainment. Guests include singers 'George Formby' and Lilli De Carlo, Llandudno Swing Band, 'Winston Churchill' and 'General Montgomery'. We'll also have a replica military plane, vehicles, weapons display, demonstrations, local food producers and more!

Back by popular demand, Sunday will see the return of the Battle on Colwyn Bay beach. This energetic display is a must see and will be held on the new beach area between the pier and Porth Eirias.

Again, the highlight of the weekend is the Ballroom Blitz Dance, a 1940's style dance held on Saturday evening at Parc Eirias, with live music of the era. Come and join us - dress up 40's style and enjoy the fun!

Dance ticket prices, camping details and full weekend itinerary will be confirmed soon, but you can register your interest now by email.


All details correct as at 28/08/2014

This event has been made possible thanks to support from local businesses and volunteers, funding from Colwyn Town Council, Conwy County Borough Council and donations collected during the event.

Join us on Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th April 2015 for Colwyn Bay's fourth annual Forties Festival!

We'll see firm favourites return for the weekend celebration - joined by some new faces! As always, the festival will include live 40's style music, displays and entertainment. Guests include singers 'George Formby' and Lilli De Carlo, Llandudno Swing Band, 'Winston Churchill' and 'General Montgomery' and many more! We'll also have a replica military plane, vehicles, weapons display, demonstrations, local food producers, trade stands, Ballroom Blitz Dance with live music of the time - and our spectacular 'Battle on the Beach'!

For further information: contact 07736299854. Visit: http://www.colwynbaybusiness.co.uk/events.htm or https://www.facebook.com/FortiesFestival




Events in April 2015


GRAND HISTORICAL & VINTAGE BAZAAR
Saturday - April 25 - 2015
Rufford Abbey Country Park, Nottinghamshire - Postcode: NG22 9DF (East Midlands)
25-26 April 2015, 11am to 4.30pm.
EventPlan’s seventh annual sales and multi-era living history event at this popular, attractive venue. “Shop to you drop”, browsing an huge, eclectic mix of pre-owned and new historical "stuff" on sale, with loads of ‘40s and vintage bargains to be found! Or if you have “stuff” to sell, book a stall!
80+ grass and marquee stalls anticipated, with an “elite” line up of 25+ Roman to Cold War living history groups, arena displays and classic vehicles. Sell, browse, shop, watch & enjoy!
1940s traders, re-enactors and promenaders are particularly welcome (please note, no SS, Nazi Party or similar items or impressions please). Free visitor admission, £5 parking fee applies. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

80+ sales stalls, 25+ living history groups, classic vehicles, and singers.
For further information: contact 01623821338. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk




Events in May 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - May 01 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be plenty 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, strollers and, Ballroom and sequence dancers. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2. In wartime money that is something like a penny to get in a halfpenny for a tipple! If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208. We play dedications or requests, just email the band before the event.
Tickets £5 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 10629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/




Events in May 2015


FOUR ASHES IN THE FORTIES
Saturday - May 02 - 2015
Willenhall RUFC Bognop Road Essington Staffordshire - Postcode: WV112BA (West Midlands)
A 2 day charity event on 2nd and 3rd May 2015 in aid of SSAFA at our NEW VENUE which will have stalls, civilian and military displays, entertainment, vehicles both civilian and military. From 11.00 to 17.00 both days. We will be joined by Chamberlain, Monty, Lord Mountbatten, HRH Sir Winston Churchill and HRH King George. The weekend will be full of nostalgia, music, re-enactors and displays to remember those bygone days. 2015 6th May will be the 70th Anniversary of D Day. We will have those Yanks joining us along with our own lads making sure to keep those Germans in line. It is possible that at some point during the weekend there may be a skirmish and a flypast will be applied for later in the year. There will be food and drink supplied by the clubhouse including a possible beer festival and pig roast, and some old fashioned proper pie mash n liquor.
Whilst we encourage our German re-enactor friends please bear in mind that we would appreciate it if you don't attend in Black Allgemeine Uniforms SS and Death Skull insignia please. Evening Entertainment on Saturday will be announced closer to the date.
Camping and caravan spaces available (no electric hitch up) but full working showers and toilets available and for more information please call Sarah on 07813823533 or Phil on 07976134152


For further information: contact 07813823533.




Events in June 2015


MID SUFFOLK VINTAGE FESTIVAL/D DAY COMMEMORATION
Friday - June 05 - 2015
Stonham Barns Leisure And Retail Village - Postcode: IP14 6AT (East of England)
Now in our second year and looking forward to making it bigger and better than 2014

Again we have 2 nights and 2 full days of entertainment with top acts and some of the best Dj's on the vintage scene for you to enjoy as well as a full main arena display programme.

Vintage Tattoo Studio
Hot rod/Rockabilly area
Re enactors Village
Shopping village
Food court
Fashion shows
Dance lessons
Military and civilian period vehicles
Full camping with some electric hook ups available.
Tickets on sale from 1st August
Check out the website for the latest developments and line up


www.midsuffolkvintage.co.uk

BBMF Flypast(TBC)
For further information: contact 07800562760. Visit: www.midsuffolkvintage.co.uk




Events in June 2015


1940S/50S DANCE
Friday - June 05 - 2015
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10.15pm. Live music from the Ashby "little" Big Band, a smaller version of the popular Ashby Big Band. We cater for all so there will be planty of 40s music for Jitterbuggers, Lindyhop, Strollers and Ballroom. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £5, and include FREE food (selected menu). Wine or beer from £2.

This event sells out every month so book your tickets early by calling Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
We play dedications and requests, just email the band before the event.

Ticket £5 includes parking, hot food and dancing to the Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/




Events in July 2015


YORKSHIRE WARTIME EXPERIENCE HANGAR DANCE
Saturday - July 04 - 2015
Hunsworth NR Bradford - Postcode: BD46RN (North East England)
The North's premier wartime experience 3-5th July 2015. Details to Follow. Saturday Night Hangar Dance featuring the Ashby Big Band and the fabulous Katie Mustang.
More details to follow.

Hangar Dance with Katie Mustang and the Ashby Big Band
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.nelz60.moonfruit.com/entertainment/4582109497




Events in July 2015


MELTHAM MEMORIES 1940'S WARTIME WEEKEND
Saturday - July 04 - 2015
Meltham Holmfirth - Postcode: HD9 4NP (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The event is taking place on Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th July 2015 in Meltham, Holmfirth, West Yorkshire.
There will be a parade through the town led by the local brass band and the Huddersfield & District Army Veterans.
This will be the 7th event and we hope it will be the biggest and the best. With a fly past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
There will be stalls, battle re-enactment, entertainment.
The Greater Manchester Police Band will be performing for a dance on the Saturday night in the Church Hall.


For further information: contact 01484521760. Visit: www.melthammemories.co.uk




Events in July 2015


CENTENARY TEA DANCE
Sunday - July 05 - 2015
Hendon School - Postcode: NW4 2HP (Greater London)
4-7pm Tickets £12.
What better way to spend an afternoon than dancing to the wonderful Tea Dance Band. Quicksteps, Foxtrots, Waltz, Latin, Swing and Stroll. Tea and cakes included in the ticket price.

4-7pm Dancing to a live band - The Tea Dance Band
For further information: contact 02082029004. Visit: http://www.teadanceband.webs.com/




Events in August 2015


BASTON IN THE BLITZ
Saturday - August 01 - 2015
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East of England)
BASTON in the BLITZ
Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd August 2015
BLITZ DANCE Saturday 1st August 7.30pm - 11pm
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Event officially opened by WINSTON CHURCHILL
Live all-day entertainment featuring KATIE MUSTANG, PAUL CASPER &
THE TWEEDIE SISTERS
Demonstration dancing & Forties Favourites by THE BLITZ DANCERS
Have your photo taken in the cockpit of our SPITFIRE MK.9
Living History groups
Many Military & Home Front Re-enactors
Vintage vehicles
Military Vehicles & Equipment
Big variety of Trader Stalls
1940's Hairdresser
Amusements & interesting attractions
Children's Play Area
Full range of catering
Fully Licensed Bar
Free Parking
See our website for more details & further updates: www.bastonblitz.org
Trader & Living History Group enquiries welcome
Contact: 01778 561148 enquiries@bastonblitz.org
www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf


For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org or www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf




Events in August 2015


ISLAND AT WAR 2015
Saturday - August 22 - 2015
Isle Of Man Steam Railway - Postcode: IM1 5PT (North East England)
Isle of Man Railways presents Island at War, on Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2015. A 1940s event on the steam railway.
More information early 2015.


For further information: contact 01624662525. Visit: www.iombusandrail.info or www.facebook.com/pages/Isle-of-Man-Railways-Island-at-War/410949625701112




Events in September 2015


WIMPOLE AT WAR
Saturday - September 19 - 2015
The Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: SG8 0BW (East of England)
Saturday 19 to Sunday 20 September 2015, 11am to 5pm.
EventPlan’s popular annual Home Front event encompassing the Hall, gardens and working farm of the National Trust's Wimpole Estate. Enjoy some great music and song from The Spitfires, other entertainments including a fashion show, the hilarious Mr Punch versus Adolf Hitler, parades, military and civilian living history, weapons displays and firing, vehicles, traders and much more! Flypast applied for.

Saturday evening dance for pre-registered participants only, modestly priced. Plus restaurant, shops and attractive parkland. All Allied and civilian 1940s re-enactors, vehicle owners and enthusiasts are warmly invited (including Germans/Italians as POWS). Pre-register for free entry if in Forties Home Front or Allied clothing or uniform (admission fee applies otherwise, free to National Trust members) and camping. For more information please visit www.eventplan.co.uk and follow the link to the event page, or call 01509 815645.

Music, song, dance, fashion show, entertainments, living history, vehicles, military displays and traders.
For further information: contact 01223206300. Visit: www.eventplan.co.uk






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