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15 listings for this week...

September 29 - Thursday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Bobkats Jumpjive & Swing Dance - more info

September 29 - Thursday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
Bobkats Jump Jive & Swing EXTRA DATE - more info

September 30 - Friday
Region - Wales
WELSHPOOL FORTIES WEEKEND - more info

September 30 - Friday
Region - East Midlands
1940's & Swing Music Evening - more info

October 01 - Saturday
Region - Wales
BLITZ BALL - more info

October 01 - Saturday
Region - All areas
In The Mood for Boogie Woogie - more info

October 01 - Saturday
Region - South East England
LIFE ON THE HOLME FRONT - more info

October 07 - Friday
Region - East Midlands
1940s/50s Dance - more info

October 07 - Friday
Region - East Midlands
1940s/50s Dance - more info

October 07 - Friday
Region - East Midlands
1940s/50s dance - more info

October 08 - Saturday
Region - All areas
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway's 1940s weekend - more info

October 08 - Saturday
Region - Yorkshire and the Humber
The October Seaside Vintage Fair (Whitby) 2016 - more info

October 08 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
1940s' Home Front Wartime Weekend - more info

October 08 - Saturday
Region - East Midlands
1940s' Home Front Wartime Weekend - more info

October 08 - Saturday
Region - South East England
The Coco Club - more info



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Events in September 2016


Thursday - September 29 - 2016
BOBKATS JUMPJIVE & SWING DANCE
The Solway Club, Immingham. - Postcode: DN40 1AN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Typical Thursday night. Bored? Same old rubbish on TV? Looking at each other wishing there was something you could do together...! Well now you can, with the East Coast Bobkats. Great music, great dancing and great company. From Strolling to Boogie Woogie, Swing Jive to Foxtrot, Lindy Hop to the Charleston, everybody is catered for with a great mix of vintage dance music by "The Cameraman".
Whether it is 1940's, or 1950's music and dance you enjoy, grab a partner, put on your "glad rags" and join in the fun.
Second Thursday of the Month, PLUS Additional Dates, at the
Solway Club, 68 Kings Road,Immingham, DN40 1AN. (only 2 minutes off the motorway network). Bar, Good Parking, Great Dance Floor.
For more details............
Phone:- 07914842641. e-mail-: jumpjivealive@yahoo.co.uk


For further information: contact 07914842641.


Events in September 2016


Thursday - September 29 - 2016
BOBKATS JUMP JIVE & SWING EXTRA DATE
The Solway Club, Immingham. - Postcode: DN40 1AN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Typical Thursday night. Bored? Same old rubbish on TV? Looking at each other wishing there was something you could do together...! Well now you can, with the East Coast Bobkats. Great music, great dancing and great company. From Strolling to Boogie Woogie, Swing Jive to Foxtrot, Lindy Hop to the Charleston, everybody is catered for with a great mix of vintage dance music by "The Cameraman".
Whether it is 1940's, or 1950's music and dance you enjoy, grab a partner, put on your "glad rags" and join in the fun.
Second Thursday of the Month, PLUS Additional Dates, at the
Solway Club, 68 Kings Road,Immingham, DN40 1AN. (only 2 minutes off the motorway network). Bar, Good Parking, Great Dance Floor.
For more details............
Phone:- 07914842641. e-mail-: jumpjivealive@yahoo.co.uk

Extra Date
For further information: contact 07914842641.


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 30 - 2016
WELSHPOOL FORTIES WEEKEND
Welshpool TOWN CENTRE - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Commencing with a 1940s themed dinner in a Vintage Tea Rooms on Friday 30th September, the Welshpool Forties weekend will continue to late afternoon on Sunday 2nd October 2016.

Located in and around the town centre the event will include entertainers, vintage vehicles, military vehicles, shop window displays, re-enactors, a Blitz Ball, and much more.

For accommodation bookings contact Tourist Information Centre on 01938 552043


For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.facebook.com/welshpoolfortiesweekend/


Events in September 2016


Friday - September 30 - 2016
1940'S & SWING MUSIC EVENING
The Deers Leap NORTHAMPTON - Postcode: NN39AZ (East Midlands)
Come along to our newly refurbished venue and join in some 1940s spirit to warm a Friday evening! Live Well known Vocalist from around 8PM. Taking you back to the days of WWII and some of the memorable tunes. Also general Swing.

For further information: contact 01604371257. Visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1640577726255989/


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 01 - 2016
BLITZ BALL
Town Hall Welshpool - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Dancing to the AShby little Big Band plus vocaliste Katie Mustang as part of our 1940s weekend. Also dance demonstration and instruction. Due to rationing patrons are asked to provide their own supper.

Tickets £10 buy on line using link / web address given


For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: http://theatrhafren.iristickets.co.uk/tickets/buy_step_1.php5?fb=1951&L=en#1951


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 01 - 2016
IN THE MOOD FOR BOOGIE WOOGIE
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall - Postcode: CM21 9AX (All areas)
Enjoy the outstanding nostalgic close harmony and authentic dance moves of the Belladonna Brigade trio re-creating the true 1940's feel. An opportunity to experience for one night only, original and stunning three part harmonies that have swooned audiences world-wide. All this will be happening on Saturday 1st October at Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall, Hertfordshire CM21 9AX. Doors open 8pm - bar open. Tickets only £5 available from David Mead 01279 724503 david.mead7@btinternet.com

For further information: contact 01279724503.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 01 - 2016
LIFE ON THE HOLME FRONT
1st &2nd OCT 2016 " LIFE ON THE HOLME FRONT 1940s WEEKEND - Postcode: PE7 3PA (South East England)
Yes we are back for our 9th year and still growing, we are one of the biggest, best and FREE entry 40's event's in the area. Something for all the family but we do however charge £2.00 per car for parking and this includes a programme and profits from this go to local causes.
Tank rides are back after a four year break along with lots of Living history groups and displays have a;ready confirmed along with Vintage and Military vehicles will be displayed throughout the village and Holmewood Hall grounds. We will also be having a mock battle both days and Vintage bus tours will be running to area's of interest locally. Holmewood Hall will open its doors and grounds to the public so you will be able to take in the ambience of this beautiful setting.
Numerous food outlets will also be available on site along with food within Holmewood Hall . We will be holding a Dance in the village Hall on Sat night but its Ticket only £12 each (going fast ) entertainment by Woodys War Dept and Madeline Brown. Throughout the weekend you will be entertained by the Blitz Dancers / Rossie Rose / Peterborough Highland Pipe Band / Leenie Jayne and a concert by the G B Home Band
There will be a open Memorial service on the Sunday at 12.00 noon by the village church where every one is welcome...
For further details please contact the following:
Vehicles: Paul Archer on 07860342163
Re-enactors: Tom Cardell on 01487830760
Traders: Chris Cardell on 07887817031


For further information: contact 07860342163. Email: paularchnewark@yahoo.co.uk Visit: https://www.holmewoodhall.co.uk/gallery/life-on-the-holmefront/


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. 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 £6, 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 £6 includes parking, hot food and dancing to the Ashby "little" Big Band
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 07 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
CHOLSEY & WALLINGFORD RAILWAY'S 1940S WEEKEND
Cholsey & Wallingford Railway - Postcode: OX10 9QD (All areas)
Also on Sunday 09/10/2016.

The Cholsey and Wallingford Railway steps back in time to the 1940s for just one weekend!
Join us in remembering the 40s with the homeguard, 1940s vehicle displays (both military and civilian), children's activities and more!
Dress the part and help us relive the 40s in style while travelling on 'The Bunk line'.
Music will be playing throughout the weekend on Wallingford station, so don't be scared to have a dance.

Trains will be running 11.05, 12.05, 13.05, 14.05, 15.05 and 16.05 from Wallingford station.
11.35, 12.35, 13.35, 14.35, 15.35 and 16.35 from Cholsey.

Visit our facebook page for info closer to the time and pictures of last years fantastic event.

Living history displays, war time vehicles, children's activities and other displays, music on Wallingford station and more!
For further information: contact 01491835067. Visit: www.cholsey-wallingford-railway.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
THE OCTOBER SEASIDE VINTAGE FAIR (WHITBY) 2016
Whitby Pavilion. West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire, - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The October Seaside Vintage Fair (Whitby) 2016 Est. 2014

> Saturday 8 October and Sunday 9 October 2016 £2 / £1.50 entry

Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3EN. 9.30am - 4pm (both days)

A vintage fair with a SEA VIEW!!! Two-day event, 40+ 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. Please note we have moved this October event to the same room as July, to make it even better than previous years!

Under 16's FREE.

On both Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October!
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
1940S' HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden, Northamptonshire - Postcode: NN100AW (East Midlands)
RUSHDEN 1940s’ HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND 2016
On Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October 2016 the Rushden Historic Transport Society (RHTS) journeys back to wartime England, recreating the sights and sounds of Home Front life. Over this weekend, the RHTS’ base ~ an historic Midland Railway station built in 1894 ~ will offer re-enactors (all those who dress in the fashion of the period) FREE access to the 1940s. Time travel will be assisted by a steam-train passenger service, steam-driven road and rail vehicles, 1940s’ civilian and military vehicles, living history displays, archive film shows, the Law at War and more. On both days, The Blitz Sisters will provide a musical backdrop for the era, playing all your wartime favourites and, on Sunday, will be joined by the Mainline Big Band. Beat the wartime rationing with our 5-Star Rated buffet car and quench your thirst in our CAMRA Award-Winning bar. STATION 109 VINTAGE Emporium, across the road from the war-weekend site, will be offering wine, 1940s’ newsreels and music from the 1940s in an atmospheric environment crammed with 1940s’ civilian and military clothing, militaria and household items from the era. The event is open 10am to 5pm both days. ENTRY IS FREE TO RE-ENACTORS + FREE TRAIN RIDE at 4.00pm each day. Entrance otherwise: Adults £2; Senior Citizens & Children over 5 years-old £1 (entrance fee shared between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the Merchant Navy Association & RHTS).
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW
Saturday 8 Oct 2016 and Sunday 9 Oct 2016
Website: www.RHTS.co.uk
Website: www.station109.com

The event is open 10am to 5pm both days. ENTRY IS FREE TO RE-ENACTORS + FREE TRAIN RIDE at 4.00pm each day. Entrance otherwise: Adults £2; Senior Citizens & Children over 5 years-old £1 (entrance fee shared between the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal, the Merchant Navy Association & RHTS).
Rushden Station, Station Approach, Rushden NN10 0AW
Saturday 8 Oct 2016 and Sunday 9 Oct 2016
Website: www.RHTS.co.uk
Website: www.station109.com

For further information: contact 01933551428. Visit: www.rhts.co.uk or www.station109.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
1940S' HOME FRONT WARTIME WEEKEND
Rushden Transport Museum, Station Approach, Rushden Northants - Postcode: NN100AW (East Midlands)
STATION 109 VINTAGE EMPORIUM: Buying & Selling 1940s’ Vintage Clothes, Militaria and Home Front items. On the weekend of Rushden's 1940s' Home Front event, 8th & 9th October 2016 (see entry in Rods 1940s’ Events Calendar), rendezvous at our converted Victorian shoe factory and enjoy 40s’ music, 40s’ documentary and dance footage plus wine and snacks for free in our room at the back of the Bunker. We stock a wide variety of 40s’ clothing and accessories and are just across the road from the Rushden Historic Transport Society’s Home Front Wartime Weekend site (see link for location http://station109.co.uk/contact-us/). Website: www.station109.com


Station 109 Vintage Emporium, across the road from the 1940s' Home Front Wartime Weekend site, Sat 8th & Sun 9th October 2016. Email: skelets@btinternet.com
For further information: contact 01933419516. Visit: www.station109.com or www.station109.co.uk/contact-us/


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 08 - 2016
THE COCO CLUB
Plaza Suite, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, Kent. - Postcode: TN13 1ZZ (South East England)
The 1930s Coco Club reopens its doors at the art deco style Plaza Suite, to bring alive the golden age of British Dance Band music.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that headlining the night will be the supremely talented, Red Fez Orchestra, accompanied by the wonderful voice of Kate Skellern.
The Coco Club - Saturday 8th October.
Doors open - 7.30; Carriages - 11.30pm
Location: Plaza Suite, Stag Theatre, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 1ZZ.
Tickets - £18 via the Stag Theatre Website, or Box Office on 01732-450175


For further information: contact 01732450175. Visit: www.empireradio.org.uk


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 09 - 2016
THE 40'S HOME FRONT SUNDAY AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
Peakirk Village Hall - Postcode: PE6 7NG (East Midlands)
Amanda and Steve of The 40's Home Front invite you to their Sunday Afternoon Tea Dance on 9th October at Peakirk Village Hall PE6 7NG, 2.30pm til 5.00pm. We will be playing a great selection of period music to suit all dance styles,including your favourite communal and social dances. There is no obligation to dance, anyone is welcome to come and sit with a cuppa and enjoy the music, however basic guidance is available. £3 on the door to include free refreshments, or you are welcome to bring your own. Any enquiries 07732261445, find The 40's Home Front on Facebook and Twitter or email the40shomefront@hotmail.com

For further information: contact 07732261445. Visit: www.the40shomefront.webeden.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 09 - 2016
COLNE VALLEY AT WAR
Colne Valley Railway - Postcode: CO9 3DZ (East of England)
A chance to see a recreation of a country station in the 1940's. Entry ticket includes access to all the railway's facilities and unlimited rides on the train. At 3pm, we hold a short service of remembrance to remember the dead from all wars, assisted by members of the Royal British Legion.

Any re-enactors/exhibitors or traders are welcome; please contact us on colnevalleyatwar@gmail.com to register.


For further information: contact 01787461174.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 09 - 2016
VINTAGE AFTERNOON TEA AND STRICT TEMPO DANCE
March Town Hall Skoulding Suite - Postcode: PE140LY (East of England)
​On Sunday 9th October there will be a vintage afternoon tea and dance, with vocal duo Back Two, and afternoon tea with cakes and nibbles at The Town Hall March - Skoulding Suite, March Cambridgeshire.
A wonderful combination for a Sunday afternoon, vintage tea being complemented by the authentic live vintage entertainment.....feel free to dance if you wish, or simply sit back and relax.....
Advance ***tickets are £5, £2 Children
***TICKETS ARE NON REFUNDABLE - IF AVAILABILITY ALLOWS TICKETS MAY BE AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR.
CALL 07760 160022

LIMITED SPACES PLEASE CALL 07760 160022 or contact via www.goto1940s.weebly.com
For further information: contact 07760160022. Visit: www.vintageafternoontea.weebly.com or www.goto1940s.weebly.com


Events in October 2016


Wednesday - October 12 - 2016
MISS MARINA MAE AT PICKERING WARTIME WEEKEND 2016 WED 12TH- SUN 16TH OCTOBER
Pickering, North Yorkshire - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Wednesday 12th- Sunday 16th October 2016

Join Marina as she performs her glamourous and authentic 1940’s show every night during the wartime weekend!


See her perform at the following venues:
Wednesday 12th October- The Wine Bar- Pickering High Street- 8pm start

Thursday 13th October- The Sun Inn- Westgate, Pickering 8pm start

Friday 14th October- Pickering WMC- 8pm Start

Saturday 15th October- The Black Swan- Opposite Smiddy Hill- 8pm Start

Sunday 16th October- The Wine Bar- Pickering High Street- 3pm start

Sunday 16th October- The Black Swan- 8pm Start

Can't get to Pickering? Follow me on Facebook for live streams from the weekend- including one of the parade on Saturday at 11am. Type 'Miss Marina Mae' into Facebook and click 'like'!
Visit: www.missmarinamae.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
ANDERSON'S 40'S SWING DANCE - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Kirby Misperton Village Hall, Off Main Road, North Yorks - Postcode: YO17 6XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
As part of the Pickering 40's war weekend -
Last year we took the lid off the place with Kal's Kats and this year we bring you their other band - The Glenn Miller style Kalamazoo Dance Band
An evening of ballroom, sequence, Latin and swing numbers - guaranteed to have you on your feet all night once again.
We will also have the superb Major swing and Kitty spinning the discs.

Pickering, Kirkby Misperton - Ambrose on 01977 790630 - ambrose@1940s.info or George on 01924 370464 - email:george@1940s


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: http://www.1940s.info/Home.html or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
ANDERSONS DANCE
Kirkby Misperton Nr Pickering - Postcode: YO17 6XL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday 14th - October - 2016 Pickering war weekend
Live music at Kirkby Misperton 4 miles south of Pickering .Tickets £10
THE ANDERSONS bring you Kalamazoo. a great swing band in the Glen miller style . Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favorite 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 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23.30pm.

Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
NO BAR please bring your own refreshments.
Village Hall, High Row, off Main Street, Kirkby Misperton, North Yorkshire - Postcode: YO17 6XL. Kirby Misperton is just passed the Show Ground towards Malton 4 miles south of Pickering, turn off to Flamingo Land then turn left at roundabout


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
'WELCOME TO PICKERING WAR WEEKEND 2016 !
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB, MARKET - Postcode: YO187AL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
THE CONSERVATIVE CLUB ONCE AGAIN, IS DELIGHTED TO HOST THIS WELCOME EVENING, FRIDAY 14th OCTOBER, FROM 8PM, WITH THEIR REGULAR 1940s SWING SINGER 'LILLI DE CARLO'...ALL THE BEST MUSIC OF THE BANDS OF THE DAY, PLUS THE OLD FAVOURITE SING-ALONGS. A GREAT EVENING, FREE ADMISSION, ALWAYS PACKED OUT ! WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING OUR OLD FRIENDS & LOTS OF NEW ONES TOO ! ON SATURDAY 15th OCTOBER & SUNDAY 16th OCTOBER, APPRX; LUNCHTIME,'LILLI' WILL BE SINGING ON OUR BALCONY AS ALWAYS, WEATHER PERMITTING, WITH THE STREET BELOW IN FULL SWING ! DON'T MISS IT !!


For further information: contact 01751472633.


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
AVA WW2 DANCE & PARTY NIGHTS WITH DJ LYNNE & HOST TERRY
The Engine Shed, Steam & Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Rd, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7JW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
PICKERING WAR-WEEKEND


DJ Lynne and Host Terry present their popular
AvA WW2 Dance & Party Nights
(formerly Wrelton Party Nights)

Friday & Saturday 14th/15th October 2016

The Engine Shed (new venue) PICKERING
Steam and Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW

Events commence at 7.30pm to 11.15 pm (Doors Open 6.30pm)

If you want great fun – this is definitely the place to come for GENUINE WW2 music, albeit at a new venue !

After entertaining at WW2 events in Wrelton Village Hall over the past 13 years, DJ Lynne and Host Terry are taking their popular nostalgic WW2 Dance and Party Nights - with music and fun from the War Years - to a new slightly larger venue at The Shed in Pickering, which offers excellent facilities including catering, licensed bar, lift and a disabled toilet: it is ideally located in 0close proximity to Pickering Showground.

The events will include original soundtrack reflections of selected moments from those WW2 years, but as usual the main focus will continue to 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 Host Terry (and maybe even the odd party game and “in-house cabaret” act!). Plus, of course, a delicious buffet! The Party will also comprise some WW2 community singing and conclude with The Exhortation (as a mark of respect) and – now by tradition - with Land of Hope & Glory plus Vera Lynne's famous song We'll Meet Again!

Because there will be a fully licensed bar, own drinks can no longer be permitted as a Condition of our use of the premises.

With the price of tickets remaining STILL THE SAME as in previous years at just £15 per ticket, this represents excellent value for nearly four hours’ entertainment in a new exciting venue that is located very close to Pickering Showground with generous parking facilities, a good size dance floor, a great buffet and the added benefit of being entertained in a very friendly atmosphere!

So come in your uniforms and 1940’s attire (very important) and party with us ! !

You can even e-mail the Organisers in advance with your own ideas – or even to volunteer to do a cabaret act! – to: avaww2parties@outlook.com.

Tickets are available NOW direct from the Organisers by sending them a stamped/addressed envelope after calling 01751 432811 or e-mailing us (see above) for address details etc (payment by cheques only or direct into a bank account)

Kindly note that Pickering Tourist Information Centre is now closed and hence no longer selling tickets for the event as in the past with credit/debit card facilities.

Net proceeds will benefit again the Registered charity, Marie Curie Cancer Care – in 2015, a sum of £1,346.66 benefited this very worthy charity from our WW2 events.

Tickets £15 FREE parking Delicious buffet Licensed bar Fab WW2 dancing!

ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD FOR SATURDAY NIGHT !
ONLY 18 TICKETS LEFT FOR FRIDAY NIGHT - AND DECREASING DAILY !
(updated 25th July 2016)

For further information: contact 01751432811. Visit: www.avaww2danceparty.net or www.avaweddingdj.com


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
THE PICKERING WAR WEEKEND " BIG SWING DANCE "
Lady Lumley's School , Swainsea Lane . ,Pickering - Postcode: YO18 8NG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Friday and Saturday 14th and 15th October 2016

at Lady Lumley's School
Swainsea Lane
Pickering
North Yorkshire
YO18 8NG

" Jump For Joy with DJ's Gypsy John and Woody "

Fill up the dance floor with ;
jive, jitterbug,lindyhop, strollers and tempo

Doors open 7pm to 11.30 pm Cost £7 per person

Bring your own drinks and nibbles

Dress code , 1940's civilian / allied uniforms / smart dress

Telephone 07999806635

Large wooden dance floor
Parking available on site

For further information: contact 07999806635. Visit: www.cinqueportsswingjive.com


Events in October 2016


Friday - October 14 - 2016
WARTIME TEA-DANCE 2016 !
THE ENGINE SHED, Steam & Moorland Garden Centre - Postcode: YO18 7JW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Step back to the 1940’s for a fun afternoon at our fabulous new venue The “Engine Shed” Licensed Restaurant.
Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment!
Just walking distance from Pickering town centre.
Steam & Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Road, Pickering.
Seating for 100, spiffing dance floor and scrumptious Afternoon Tea!
Dancing and songs from the wonderful 40’s with Wartime Tribute Singer LILLI DE CARLO, taking you on a nostalgic journey of marvelous memories and music.
DON’T MISS OUT – BOOK NOW!!!
You can purchase tickets at The “Engine Shed” Restaurant, Steam and Moorland Garden Centre, Malton Road, PICKERING, YO18 7JW or email you numbers and contact details to engineshed@hopkinsonandsons.com.
We can also send tickets to you, please send a stamped addressed envelope and cheque (payable to Hopkinson and Sons Ltd) for £10.00 per person to:
Steam and Moorland Garden Centre,
Malton Road, Pickering, YO18 7JW
Tel: (01751) 471471
Only 10 minutes walk from Pickering Town Centre, Ample Parking Available.
Admission is ticket only.Tickets are non-refundable 2.30PM - 4.45PM
Tickets: £10.00 per person to include afternoon tea.


For further information: contact 01751471471.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
WHITBY 40S NIGHT
Whitby Pavilion West Cliff Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Whitby spirit of the 40s & swing era
At the Met Ballroom Argyle road Whitby

15th of October 2016


On Saturday night From 6.30pm Classical Jazz will be performing in the foyer just to get you warmed up.

Doors open at 7pm wrist band to be worn
Saturday 15th of October 2016 7.00pm till late
Kalamazoo will be playing plus singers
Also back bye popular demand 1940s Singer Katie Mustang & Damaris Jean
Dapper Dan will be your host DJ for the evening
wristband event for payment Details please contact Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407) or email heathfieldlinda@aol.com or www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk
Or whitby pavilion booking office 01947 458899 or buy direct at whitby pavilion from 9am until 4pm www.whitbypavilion.co.uk

TICKETS £8 EACH

civilian or Allied dress optional
Raffle prizes,bar and large dance floor.
All proceeds to charity

Check out our Facebook page for updates
For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.bedandbreakfast-whitby.co.uk or Facebook


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND - SPIRIT OF WHITBY SWING DANCE
Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby - Postcode: YO21 3EN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
We are delighted to be asked back once again for a night of Ballroom, Sequence, Latin jump jive and swing - Kalamazoo Dance Band (sister band to Kal's Kats) will light up the stage and bring you all the great from the Big Band and swing era.
Last year was a sell out a few months in advance - This year will be the same - contact Linda and make sure you're there for a great night.

Whitby Pavilion. West Cliff Whitby YO21 3EN Whitby UK
Tickets available from Linda Cudworth Tel (01947 605407 ) or Whitby Pavilion - 01947 458899
Heathfieldlinda@aol.com)


For further information: contact 01947605407. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
ANDERSON DANCE
Thornton-Le-Dale Nr Pickering - Postcode: YO18 7LG (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 15th - October - 2016 Pickering war weekend
Live music at the Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire, Tickets £10
Opposite Classic Car showroom on Pickering Road.
THE ANDERSONS bring you The Honey Birds. a sensational female singing trio. Our DJ for the night will be none other than MAJOR SWING and KITTY playing your favorite 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 19.00pm dance starts at 19.30pm till 23.30pm.
Ticket event only no admittance at the door. No refund on ticket but can be transferred. Over 16years of age only
Village Hall, Main Street, Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire Opposite Classic Car showroom on Pickering Road.
. NO BAR please bring your own refreshments
.
For more info or tickets please contact Ambrose on 01977 790630 - email:ambrose@1940s.info 0r George on 01924 370464 - email: george@1940s.info If answer phone please leave details we will return your call.
Visit: www.1940s.info


For further information: contact 01977790630. Visit: www.1940s.info


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 15 - 2016
THE SATURDAY NIGHT PICKERING PALAIS !
THE RECREATION CLUB, MILL LANE, PICKERING - Postcode: YO18 7DB (North East England)
The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering, presents the hugely popular Saturday Night Dance. This year,we are delighted to welcome back, the Ultimate,1940s Swing Singer,'LILLI DE CARLO' & also welcome Vintage D.J & Dance Instructor, 'WINGTIP WINDY' A-TRAIN SWING (generally one half of Cotton Town Hot Club) ! As usual, the Recreation Club, will be serving up a delicious homemade Hotpot supper, a lovely comfy, roomy club,all on one ground level, no stairs, lots of free parking space, straight in, onsite bar, plenty of seating & tables....AND... just a stones throw from Pickering Centre, barely 5 minutes walk !
Please note tickets for the above are no longer available from Tourist Information as it has now closed down.
Tickets will be available from Dunning Butcher (opposite The Rose Inn pub near the railway station) & Pickering Recreation Club, if ringing the Rec; Club, please ring in the evening.

Steve Taylor Recreation Club
Tel 01751 473317
Also tickets can be bought from LILLI DE CARLO (07837 388096)

Doors 7.15pm Dance 7.30pm til' the end !




For further information: contact 01751473317.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 16 - 2016
THE FAREWELL TIL' NEXT YEAR DANCE, 2016 !
The Recreation Club - Postcode: YO18 7DB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Back for our 5th year, at The Recreation Club, Mill Lane, Pickering Y018 7DB

The Original Last Night Dance, closing the fantastic Pickering War Weekend, a good old get-together, fun, relaxing evening of great music & dance, in the comfy surroundings of the Recreation Club. Lots of space, nice dance floor, onsite bar, a stones throw from Pickering centre, easy walking distance, plenty of free parking too.
This year, your hostess, 'LILLI DE CARLO' will be swing singing you thru' some great 40s tunes as always & is delighted to have the company of the ever popular, superb 'DAPPER DAN' as Vintage D.J & Dance Instructor, for those that want to learn a few steps too !

Tickets £10 each & now available from :- ektimeless@gmail.com or call :- 07837 388096


For further information: contact 07837388096.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 16 - 2016
CTHC AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
The Church Of St John The Divine, St John Street, (off Gooder Lane), Brighouse - Postcode: HD6 1HN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
2pm to 5pm

£5 per person, pay on the door.


Tea, coffee and cakes will be on sale at reasonable prices.
Feel free to bring your own soft drinks or alcohol.

Cotton Town Hot Club will be playing all your favourite tunes from the swing era to cater for a variety of dances including:-
Swing jive, Charleston, Balboa, Ballroom, Lindy Hop
Plus some fun party dances.

(Note; Although it is pay on the door, it is advisable to reserve your place in advance via email, text or facebook pm.
Your reservation will then be held until 2-15)

For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 16 - 2016
1940'S SWING DANCE
The Sun Public House , 136 Westgate, Pickering - Postcode: YO18 8BB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
at CAMRA pub , The Sun , 136 Westgate , Pickering ,YO18 8BB

Vintage Floor stomping tunes

with DJ Gypsy John & guest DJ 8 Beat Mac

Free Admission

From 1pm - 5pm

Dress to Impress


Contacts Gypsy John 07999806635

The Sun 01751 473661


For further information: contact 07999806635.


Events in October 2016


Thursday - October 20 - 2016
SWING 'N' LINDY
The Bird's Eye Club, Ladysmith Road, Grimsby - Postcode: DN32 9EQ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Invitation to a social evening of music and dance from the 1940's swing dance era. 1930s - 50s Swing, Ballroom, Lindy Hop etc:
8pm - 11pm - every month on the 3rd Thursday. Admission on the door £3
Music by "Kings of Swing" record show. 1940's Dress appreciated.


For further information: contact 01472840344.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 22 - 2016
BLITZ PARTY WITH DICKIE LINES
Poynton Royal British Legion - Postcode: SK12 1JY (North West England)
Music, dancing and comedy - from 7.30 until late - £5.00 a head
The launch of our Poppy Appeal

With Dickie Lines/Further details from Glyn Derbyshire 07779894353
For further information: contact 07779894353.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 22 - 2016
SPIRIT OF THE 40'S DANCE
Fleetwood Hesketh Sports & Social Club, Fylde Road, Southport - Postcode: PR9 9XH (North West England)
The Spirit of the 40's Dance is being held in aid of the Spinal Unit Action Group which supports the Spinal Unit at Southport Hospital. Featuring Lilli de Carlo and other guests. A bumper raffle will take place.
Tickets are £15-00 and include a Hot Pot Supper.

Starts 7.30pm. Dress to Impress.

For ticket information contact:

Gill on 01704 830178 or Mary on 01704 568073


For further information: contact 01704830178.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 22 - 2016
PAPPLEWICK PUMPING STATION 1940S WEEKEND
Papplewick Pumping Station - Postcode: NG15 9AJ (East Midlands)
The event will run October 22nd & October 23rd, 11am-5pm (last admission is 4pm).

Now in its ninth year. Papplewick's 1940s event will feature military and civilian displays (including the Burma campaign), vintage vehicles, a selection of trade stalls, re-enactors in civilian and military attire, battles around the Cooling Pond, live entertainment all day long and much, much more!

The Pumping Station's beam engines and boilers will also be in steam along with the winding engine from Linby Colliery, the miniature railway and other engines. There will also be tours to the underground reservoir available (additional charge applies). Cafe and free car parking too.

Adult - £8
Senior - £6
Child - £4
Family - £20 (2A+3C)

*£1 discount off admission for those in 1940s attire.

Papplewick Pumping Station 1940s Weekend, Oct 22-23
For further information: contact 01159632938. Visit: www.facebook.com/groups/Papplewickstepsbackintime3945 or www.papplewickpumpingstation.org.uk


Events in October 2016


Sunday - October 23 - 2016
ADVINTAGEOUS VINTAGE FAIR
The Spa, Scarborough - Postcode: YO11 2HD (Yorkshire and the Humber)
60 Stalls of Pure Vintage
Live Entertainment
Hair Salon
Social Dancing Area
NAAFI Cafe
Vintage Tearoom
Classic Cars, Scooters & Bikes
Proud to Support St Catherine's Hospice

The Spa, South Bay, Scarborough. YO11 2HD.
10am - 5pm
Adm £2.50 / Conc £2 / U12s Free

For further information contact: 07946 729243
Visit: www.advintageous.co.uk


For further information: contact 07946729243. Visit: www.advintageous.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
1940S SWING DANCE
Pelsall Community Centre Nr. Walsall - Postcode: WS3 4BQ (West Midlands)
By Popular Demand, MIRA Group will stage another 1940s Swing Dance at Pelsall Community Centre, Station Road, Pelsall, Near Walsall, West Midlands WS3 4BQ on Saturday 29th October 7.30pm till Late. A mix of Swing, Old Time and Novelty Dance Music from the 1930s through to the 1950s will be played, and a Light Supper will be provided.

Again, All profits from this event will be donated to Breast Cancer Care, West Midlands Air Ambulance, and the British Legion.

Tickets available at £5.00, through the Centre Direct on: 01922 682156, or Via Terry Martin on: 07516995975.

This event was immensely popular last year, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment as numbers are strictly limited.


For further information: contact 01922682156.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
A VINTAGE SPECTACULAR
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice is proud to present their annual Charity Fund Raising Vintage Spectacular!! Featuring live music from Major Swing and Kitty and the George Formby Experience. You can dance along with Kingston Swing, treat yourself to a slice of cake or lunch in our Vintage Tea Room. There will be over 35 stalls to peruse. Vintage hair by Edelweiss, have your photo taken, wander onto the green to see classic cars, Cockleshell Hero’s and much more. The venue will be transformed to the nostalgic days of times gone by, with many people coming dressed for the occasion, to capture those precious memories. It’s going to be a fantastic day so please come along and support our local Hospice. For more information please telephone 01724 854824 or email christa.stephenson@nhs.net.



Saturday 29th October, 2016 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU.
10am until 4pm
£2 entry and under 16’s free

For further information: contact 01724854824.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
A VINTAGE DANCE
Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe - Postcode: DN16 1NU (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Lindsey Lodge Hospice are proud to Present their 2016 Charity Fund Raising Vintage Dance and Supper with live music from Major Swing and Kitty, Luna Nightingale and George Formby Experience. A Pie and Pea Supper or Vegetarian Lasagne is included in the price. So if you’re free why not grab yourself a ticket or two, glam yourself up, relive those nostalgic times of days gone by and join in the fun.

Get your tickets quick before they sell out! Available at all our Lindsey Lodge Hospice shops, online at www.lindseylodgehospice.co.uk or by phoning (01724) 854824



Saturday 29th October, 2015 at Redbourn Club, Cemetery Road, Scunthorpe, DN16 1NU
7.30pm until 11.30pm
£10 per ticket

For further information: contact 01724854824.


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
SALUTE TO SWING
The Riley Smith Hall, Tadcaster - Postcode: LS24 9JB (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Special 1940s Dance Night – Live swing music and period songs

Featuring Live Dance Music from:
Echo 4-2 Big Band and their Vocalists
also on stage
The Honeybirds (Vocal Trio)

Dance to the wonderful live music from the swing and big band era, Benny Goodman, Ellington and Glenn Miller etc.
The Echo 4-2 Big Band will be on stage in dress RAF uniform to entertain you all evening.

If you haven’t see this band yet at one of the many UK events you’re in for a real treat.

Also appearing on stage to entertain you with songs from the Andrews Sisters songbook are the delightful “Honeybirds”

Enjoy the large Riley Smith Hall dance floor, plenty of space for ballroomers AND any strollers too, enjoy as the band turn back time for you to enjoy the swing era.

Full bar & cafe where a wartime supper is available at reasonable prices (after all there is a war on!)

Tickets at £12.50 in advance or £15 on the door.
For further information: contact 01423569817. Visit: http://justaddtickets.co.uk/event/salute-to-swing-1940s-dance-night/ or www.echo42.co.uk


Events in October 2016


Saturday - October 29 - 2016
1940'S POPPY DANCE
Moon On The Water, North Promenade, Cleethorpes - Postcode: DN35 8SJ (North East England)
Enjoy a great night of 1940's songs and dancing. With the fantastic voice of Angie Rivers, singing songs from the 40's
and ''It's The Cameraman'' playing all your favorite tunes to get you dancing. Bar, Food and Parking.
Limited tickets,£5 Each from Mike & Julie on 07914842641 or e-mail jumpjivealive@yahoo.co.uk.


For further information: contact 07914842641.


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 04 - 2016
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please contact Jennie or Andrew on 01629 760208.

Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 04 - 2016
WE'LL MEET AGAIN
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry - Postcode: CV1 1GS (West Midlands)
Commemorating the Coventry Blitz, a celebration of the great wartime entertainers, including George Formby, Vera Lynn, Al Bowlly and many more.
Starring Andy Eastwood, Steve Barclay, Maggie O'Hara, Pete Lindup and Mervyn Francis, accompanied by the Martyn St James Band.

A live variety show paying tribute to the greatest wartime entertainers.
For further information: contact 02476553055. Visit: http://www.belgrade.co.uk/event/midday-variety-november-2016


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 04 - 2016
"WE'LL MEET AGAIN"
Belgrave Theatre, Coventry - Postcode: CV1 1GS (East Midlands)
One matinee only on the day
A 1940's production show with music, comedy and songs in forces uniform, featuring tributes to George Formby and Vera Lynn with live backing.  A long established professional show having toured theatres in the UK over the last five years.
For further information: contact 01253403177. Visit: www.duggiechapman.com


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 05 - 2016
C&BLE'S FLAMING BONFIRE BASH !!
HITCHIN TOWN HALL, BRAND STREET. HITCHIN. - Postcode: SG5 1JE (All areas)
The DYNAMIC NATTY CONGAROO & HIS FLAMES OF RHYTHM WILL BE PLAYING FOR US ON SATURDAY 5TH NOVEMBER 2016.
At Hitchin Town Hall, Brand Street. SG5 1JE.
Pus DJ SWING SHIFT
7.30 - 11-30pm
Put on your dancing shoes and let your hair down for a night of verve and vitality.
Tickets in advance only: £18.00 from:
C&BLE. PO Box 47. Sandy, Beds. SG19 1YL.
Cheques payable : Cambs & Beds Lindy Experience .
Dress code: forties preferred or red ( no jeans or hobnail boots please).................ALSO ON THE SUNDAY 6TH NOVEMBER:

C&BLES TRADITIONAL BRITISH AFTERNOON TEA DANCE
1.00pm - 5.00 pm
£8.00 from C&BLE, details as above
TEMPSFORD VILLAGE HALL, A1. SG19 2AW
Dress code and music 1930's/1940's
Enquiries Hoc: 01767 680013 / Julie 01440 712085


For further information: contact 01767680013.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 05 - 2016
GET YOUR DANCING SHOES ON.
St Eddies Function Room, Spring Lane, Lees Oldham, Lancs - Postcode: OL4 5AJ (North West England)
5th November 2016 Fireworks night
£10 per ticket
DJ, Singer, Burlesque, Plenty of dancing
7.30pm to Midnight
Limited tickets


For further information: contact 07815449540.


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 06 - 2016
CAISTOR SWING DANCE WITH MAJOR SWING AND KITTY
Caistor Town Hallr - Postcode: LN7 6QU (East Midlands)
Caistor Swing Dance is in aid of Hope Community Village,Registered charity No. 1041185, (see us on Facebook) on the 20th March 2016.
3p.m. to 6p.m.
Caistor Town Hall, North Street, Caistor, Lincolnshire, LN7 6QU
With Major Swing and Kitty.
Tickets £7 including tea and coffee. (You are welcome to bring your own teapot). You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.
Vintage dress is optional.
Music from the early thirties through to the early fifties, including, period ballroom, swing jive, party dances and communal dances.
For tickets please call: 01472 852 693 or 07909 2222 53
Not danced before? Have a lesson or two from 2.00p.m.

End the year with Lincolnshire's popular swing dance with amazing Major Swing
For further information: contact 01472852693. Visit: www.hopeindia.org


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
BEDWORTH BLITZ BALL - FEATURING THE KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Saunder's Hall WMC, Saunders Avenue, Bedworth, - Postcode: CV12 8RJ (West Midlands)
Presented by Alistair Fitzgerald of Strictly Jitterbug - The Kalamazoo Dance Band will be bringing you a great evening for 40's and swing


For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
1940'S VINTAGE DANCE
Huntington Club, North Moor Road, Huntington, York - Postcode: YO32 2LL (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Remembrance Weekend
Sat 12th November, 7.30 - 11.00

Huntington Club, North Moor Lane, Huntington, York YO32 2LL
Join us for another great night of entertainment, live music, dance and fun.
As its Remembrance Weekend, there will be a special emphasis on the 1940s for this dance. We will also be playing a few popular tunes from the 1930s, 50s & beyond, along with our own resident band:
The Rhythm Exchange, with DJ Murray & Vocal Harmony Trio The Alka Seltzer Sisters
You are welcome to bring your own supper or picnic, but there is a full bar available.
1940s or Vintage Dress really appreciated but not essential.

Tickets - £10 per person, and must be booked in advance. Please ring Tina on 01904 765780 or Judith on 01904 594592, or email us from the contact page. Doors open at 7.15pm.

There is a very large car park on site, with easy access. or take a No 5 bus (FirstGroup Strensall Service) from the city centre.

Remembrance Weekend
Sat 12th November, 7.30 - 11.00
1940's/Vintage Dance
The Rhythm Exchange, with DJ Murray & Vocal Harmony Trio The Alka Seltzer Sisters

For further information: contact 01904594592. Visit: www.yorkvintagedance.co.uk


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 12 - 2016
NOSTALGIA DAY
Sawbridgeworth Memorial Hall - Postcode: CM21 9AX (East of England)
Vintage military vehicles will leave the Hall at 10.30am to lay wreaths at Sawbridgeworth Airfield Memorial and then return to the Hall. Young performing arts group and professional singer Aimi Percival will entertain with an American Air Force theme. Giant poppy making by young people. Herts At War WW1 information display boards. Refreshments, plus war time food to purchase from Grill Sergeant catering van - bar open from 12 noon. Free entry but donations to Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal. If you have a military, or other vehicle from the era please bring it along and dress of 1940's/50's or military uniform is welcome. Further details david.mead7@btinternet.com 01279 724503

For further information: contact 01279724503.


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 13 - 2016
SUNDAY AFTERNOON VINTAGE TEA DANCE
Carlton Scroop Village Hall - (East Midlands)
An afternoon dancing to music from the thirties and forties in a nice old hall with large dance floor, join major swing and kitty to dance, drink free tea and coffee, eat some cake from our nice selection, and also to raise some money for the RBL, we will be having a raffle for the RBL and £1.00 from each ticket will go direct to the RBL. Dancing will start at 1.00 end end at 4.00.
Ticket only in advance, please call 01476 565199 or 07921121828
to order your tickets.......


For further information: contact 01476565199. Visit: www.majorswing.com


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 19 - 2016
1940'S DANCE
Uttoxeter Town Hall - Postcode: ST14 7HN (East Midlands)
Saturday, 19 November 2016 7.30pm

"Dress to impress" (Allied Forces costume only)

Bar available

Cake Stall

Bring your own nibbles

Entertainment provided by 'D J Woody' and Uttoxeter's Miss Maisy Hepburn

Tickets £6.00 each

Please call Town Hall Bookings on 01889 564085 or info@uttoxetertowncouncil.org.uk


For further information: contact 01889564085.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 19 - 2016
1940S BIG BAND DANCE (WITH FISH N CHIP SUPPER)
Crowle Parish Hall, Worcestershire - Postcode: WR7 4AX (West Midlands)
Enjoy the sounds of our 17 piece Big Band and dance the night away at our ever popular 40s Evening. Fish n Chip supper is included but, please bring your own drinks as there is no bar available.
Charity Raffle - 1940s film trailers - Air Raid Singalong
Dressed in 1940s civilian or military would be great but no Axis uniforms please.
Tickets £15 Limited to 100

Go on our WWII RAF Group - Ops Room Facebook page for map.
Visit: ww2rafgroup.org


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 19 - 2016
MISS MARINA MAE AT THE WATERFRONT INN, WEST STOCKWITH, LINCOLNSHIRE
The Waterfront Inn, West Stockwith - (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 19th November
The Waterfront Inn
West Stockwith
8pm Start


Visit: www.missmarinamae.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae


Events in November 2016


Sunday - November 20 - 2016
AFTERNOON TEA DANCE FEATURING SEAN MOYSES, THE BANJO MAN
GER Sports Club, Robingoodfellows Lane, March, Cambs - Postcode: PE15 8HS (East of England)
Raffle in aid of Royal British Legion. Afternoon Tea served at 3pm by C & B Catering.

TICKETS £8


For further information: contact 07876264613.


Events in November 2016


Friday - November 25 - 2016
AN EVENING WITH THE MOOD SWINGS
Shire Hall, Market Place, Howden - Postcode: DN14 7BJ (Yorkshire and the Humber)
An evening of songs from the '40s, '50s and '60s. Great female vocal trio. With support: Major Swing DJ. Excellent venue with sprung dancefloor and licensed bar. Period dress most welcome.
Tickets £7, Entry by prepaid ticket

Great Songs, Great Venue, Tickets only £7
For further information: contact 07970630287. Visit: www.themoodswings.co.uk


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
1940S CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE/PARTY
STOWE-By-Chartley Village Hall - Postcode: ST180LG (West Midlands)
1940s CHRISTMAS TEA DANCE/PARTY
SATURDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2016 2.00 - 7.30PM
AT STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY VILLAGE HALL, STATION ROAD, STOWE-BY-CHARTLEY, STAFFORDSHIRE. ST180LG. TICKETS ARE £5.00, MUSIC BY SWING PATROL.
40s THEMED SECRET SANTA RAFFLE WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO WOMENS AID.
PLEASE BRING A PLATE OF FOOD TO FORM CHRISTMAS BUFFET.
TEA AND COFFEE PROVIDED FREE.
40s DRESS PREFERRED.
FOR TICKETS/INFORMATION CONTACT KAREN ON 01785 255368


For further information: contact 01785255368.


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
“THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU”
SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE, - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North West England)
Please come along and enjoy a Night of Decadence and Fun!!
As we cordially invite you…
To join us for our next themed event!!
“The Adventures of Fu Manchu”

Dance to the music of the 1930's and 1940's with the
Kat in Da Hat.. Katz Korner
Dancing for your pleasure..
The Daughters of Fu Manchu.
Dress in the Decadence of the 1930's / 40's Evening Wear,
...Vintage Chinese Attire... 1930's Bright Young Things..
…1940's Savoy / Cafe Royal… Indian Summer.
…Fur's DJ's Top Hat & Tails.. or just as extravagant as you like!!

Tickets on sale now....Earlybird $avin£’s!!!
@Eventbrite http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH
Very Large Car Park
Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to park overnight.
Hey!!..you could even pitch a tent!?

Contact No’s
Ray aka Sugar Ray 07739231991
Christine aka Rosie Lea 07719907818.

Fu Manchu
Fu Man Who?
Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of
novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the twentieth century.




The character was also featured extensively in cinema, television and radio.
For over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mJRSKipbw

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956)
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Ladies & Gents, Our Events are all about having FuN!!
So to get the imaginative juices flowing, here are just a few ideas..
Of what You could, can or might like to wear.....
Take your self’s back…
To…The Decadent 1930’s / 40’s Evening Wear.
The legendary Slapsy Maxie's Nightclub.
Broad walk Empire, Onyx Club, Ditta Von Tease.
1930’s Coco Channel. The film Bright Young Things.
Elsa Schiaparelli 1930's/ 40’s. Indian summer.
The Great Gatsby. The Jewel in the Crown.
Smoking Jackets & Dinner Suits.
Also check our Pintrest Pages out
And watch our web site www.thegangster-squad.co.uk
Twitter @GangsterSquadUK Face Book www.Facebook.com/TheGangsterSquad

For further information: contact 07739231991. Visit: http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH or https://www.facebook.com/thegansterssquad/


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
“THE ADVENTURES OF FU MANCHU”
CANBERRA CLUB, SAMLESBURY AERODROME, BALDERSTONE, - Postcode: BB2 7LF (North East England)
Please come along and enjoy a Night of Decadence and Fun!!
As we cordially invite you…
To join us for our next themed event!!
“The Adventures of Fu Manchu”

Dance to the music of the 1930's and 1940's with the
Kat in Da Hat.. Katz Korner
Dancing for your pleasure..
The Daughters of Fu Manchu.
Dress in the Decadence of the 1930's / 40's Evening Wear,
...Vintage Chinese Attire... 1930's Bright Young Things..
…1940's Savoy / Cafe Royal… Indian Summer.
…Fur's DJ's Top Hat & Tails.. or just as extravagant as you like!!

Tickets on sale now....Earlybird $avin£’s!!!
@Eventbrite http://ow.ly/LbjI30159fH
Very Large Car Park
Motor Homes and Caravans are welcome to park overnight.
Hey!!..you could even pitch a tent!?

Contact No’s
Ray aka Sugar Ray 07739231991
Christine aka Rosie Lea 07719907818.

Fu Manchu
Fu Man Who?
Dr. Fu Manchu is a fictional character introduced in a series of
novels by British author Sax Rohmer during the first half of the twentieth century.




The character was also featured extensively in cinema, television and radio.
For over 90 years, and has become an archetype of the evil criminal.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33mJRSKipbw

The Mysterious Dr. Fu Manchu (1929)
The Return of Dr. Fu Manchu (1930)The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)
Drums of Fu Manchu (1940) The Adventures of Dr. Fu Manchu (1956)
The Face of Fu Manchu (1965)The Brides of Fu Manchu (1966)
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (1967)The Blood of Fu Manchu (1968)
Ladies & Gents, Our Events are all about having FuN!!
So to get the imaginative juices flowing, here are just a few ideas..
Of what You could, can or might like to wear.....
Take your self’s back…
To…The Decadent 1930’s / 40’s Evening Wear.
The legendary Slapsy Maxie's Nightclub.
Broad walk Empire, Onyx Club, Ditta Von Tease.
1930’s Coco Channel. The film Bright Young Things.
Elsa Schiaparelli 1930's/ 40’s. Indian summer.
The Great Gatsby. The Jewel in the Crown.
Smoking Jackets & Dinner Suits.
Also check our Pintrest Pages out
And watch our web site www.thegangster-squad.co.uk
Twitter @GangsterSquadUK Face Book www.Facebook.com/TheGangsterSquad

For further information: contact 07739231991. Visit: http://thegangster-squad.co.uk/ or https://www.facebook.com/thegansterssquad/


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
WHITE CHRISTMAS EVENING DANCE
Frimley Green Working Men Club - Postcode: GU16 6HX (South East England)
Our Debut event in Camberley Area is at the stunning Frimley Community Centre on Saturday 26th November

The event is White Christmas Vintage Evening with Live Entertainment from International Vocalist & Trumpeter Ricky Hunter.

The event is £10 per ticket which includes:

* Live Entertainment
* Buffet
* Free Glass Of Bubbly on Arrival
* Candy Cane

Also we will be donating 20% from each ticket sale and raffle money to SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity for all their amazing work with soldiers and their families

This event will feature great music from 40's 50's 60's and well known Christmas hits.

Music Genres: Big Band, Jazz, Swing

To buy tickets: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Guildford/Frimley-Community-Centre/White-Christmas-Vintage-Evening-and-Dance-/12806875/

this is a ticket event only
For further information: contact 07981758130. Visit: http://www.skiddle.com/whats-on/Guildford/Frimley-Community-Centre/White-Christmas-Vintage-Evening-and-Dance-/12806875/


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
BIG BAND BLITZ 2016
The Winning Post, Chertsey Road,Twickenham, - Postcode: TW2 6IS (South East England)
BIG BAND BLITZ 2016
The popular annual 1940’s charity gala Big Band Blitz, featured on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing, returns to Twickenham on Saturday 26th November at a new venue. This year the event will be held in the wonderful ballroom of the The Winning Post, Chertsey Road, Twickenham, TW2 6IS
Step back in time to the 1940’s and dance the night away to the Jon Bennet Big Band, with special ‘showbiz’ guests, including the all singing all dancing My Favourite Things; French singing star Aurora Chanson; singer / actor Jack Pinder; the ‘Sway with Buble’ vocalist Mikey JC, the now legendary ‘Viv the Spiv’, plus a few surprises.
Food and drink from the NAAFI, 1940’s re-enactors, the Air Raid Warning, 1940’s vehicles, 1940’s memorabilia, plus the ‘Barclays Bank’ celebrity charity raffle draw.
Doors 6.30pm for 7.30pm start (1940’s dress optional).
Saturday 26th November 2016.
The Winning Post, Chertsey Road, Twickenham, TW2 6IS.
Tickets: £23 (concessions for over 60’s £20)
Online bookings: http://www.seetickets.com/event/big-band-blitz-2016/the-winning-post/1009311
www.seetickets.com
Telephone Bookings : 0843 515 9400
General Enquiries; 07808 156 797


For further information: contact 07808156797. Email: aspectsproductions@gmail.com Visit: Online bookings: http://www.seetickets.com/event/big-band-blitz-2016/the-winning-post/1009311


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
BLYTH BATTERY CHRISTMAS DANCE 1940 STYLE
Blyth Sports And Social Club - Postcode: NE24 2HE (North East England)
Come along and join Blyth Battery celebrate Christmas 1940 style.T o include buffet tickets £10.00 each live big band plus Colin Bourdiec.
Dance along with Bright Street Big Band. 1940 style buffet. Colin Bourdiec.
For further information: contact 01670368816. Visit: www.blythbattery.org.uk


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
AUTUMN BALL
Winding Wheel Theatre, Chesterfield - Postcode: S417SA (East Midlands)
Put on your dancing shoes for our Autumn Ball featuring the Midland's premier dance band The Ashby "little" Big Band. The music will include timeless standards from the 20th Century, and dancing will be a balanced mixture of Ballroom (Quicksteps, Foxtrots, Waltz, Jive), Latin (Tango, Rhumba, Cha Cha Cha), and Sequence (Rhumba 1, Square Tango, St Bernards Waltz, Barn Dance etc).
Tickets £14 for dance only or £29 for Dinner/Dance. Ashby Big Band (8 Piece Dance Band with vocalists) Dancing 8-11pm. Large fully sprung dance floor and well stocked bar
For further information: contact 01245345222. Visit: http://www.chesterfieldtheatres.co.uk/shows/the-ashby-little-big-band.aspx#.V-b42fArLIU or http://www.ashbybigband.com/


Events in November 2016


Saturday - November 26 - 2016
MISS MARINA MAE AT BOLSOVER CHRISTMAS FAIR
Bolsover Town Centre - (East Midlands)
Saturday 26th November
Bolsover Christmas Fair
Bolsover Town Centre
10am-4pm
Performing songs from the 1940's and christmas songs to get you in the festive mood!


Visit: www.missmarinamae.co.uk or www.facebook.com/missmarinamae


Events in December 2016


Friday - December 02 - 2016
1940S/50S CHRISTMAS DANCE
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 with Special Guest Katie Mustang. 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 £6, 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 £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band and vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
CAMBRIDGE 1940'S & BIG BAND SWING DANCE (2ND YEAR)
Comberton Sports & Arts (Cambridge) - Postcode: CB23 7DU (East of England)
We return due to massive demand a second year!
Featuring Live acts:

*The Ashby "Little" Big Band
*Miss luna Nightingale
*Swing DJ "Pinball" Paul Claydon

3 fantastic live acts!

NOTE: The EARLY BIRD TICKET HAVE SOLD OUT!
NOW AVAILABLE: £15.00 Advance ticket
ON THE DOOR: £20.00

tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance or www.1940singer.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
REGENCY CHRISTMAS BALL - KALAMAZOO DANCE BAND
Regency Dance Centre - Sutton In Ashfield, Market Place, Notts - Postcode: NG17 1AQ (East Midlands)
An evening of strict tempo Ballroom, Sequence, Latin and some Rock n Roll to get you into the festive mood.
Book early will sell out
The Glenn Miller style Kalamazoo Dance Band will once again bring you a superb selection of very fine Big Band dance music - might even throw that little tune for that Happy Scotch Lad - Gay Gordon
Guaranteed to be great fun as always with Kal Vaikla leading off the cheer:-)

Contact Chris, Kim or Andrew for full details and bookings 0n 01623 552737


For further information: contact 01623552737. Visit: http://www.regencydancecentre.com/events or www.kalamazoodanceband.com


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
SALTAIRE VINTAGE HOME & FASHION FAIR
Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire, West Yorkshire, - Postcode: BD18 3JS (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair at Victoria Hall

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!
£3 entry (£2 concessions) U-16's free.

A lovely vintage fair in Saltaire leading up to xmas.
For further information: contact 07985181120. Visit: www.roseandbrownvintage.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
WHITE CHRISTMAS VINTAGE DANCE
Blaenavon Rugby CLub Gauts Gate, Recreation Ground, Middle Coedcae Rd, Blaenavon - Postcode: NP4 9DU (Wales)
would love to see support for our xmas vintage dance in Blaenavon on Saturday 3rd December

£10 per person includes:
* Buffet
* Free Glass of Bubbly
* Candy Cane

Great entertainment and dancing covering 40s 50s 60s
and after a very successful event in may we are now planning our Christmas events. Tickets can be bought online via Skiddle

http://www.skiddle.com/e/12803590

we will be donating 20% from each ticket to SSAFA Charity

or by calling Ricky Hunter on 07981758130 or
Ellie Bacon BA on 07963499771
visiting our website at www.rickyhunter.co.uk

Thanks

Vintage Theme Clothing or Christmas Theme Clothing

Also Prizes for Best Dressed Guy and Girl

For further information: contact 07981758130. Visit: www.rickyhunter.co.uk or http://www.skiddle.com/e/12803590


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
BLITZ N PIECES VINTAGE FAIR
Wigston Liberal Club - Postcode: LE18 3RY (East Midlands)
Saturday 3rd December | 10am - 3pm | Wigston, Leicestershire

FREE Entry | FREE Parking

Indoor Vintage Fair with over 30 stalls selling all manner of vintage paraphernalia to suit all tastes and budgets. Items include Vintage Clothing, Shoes, Accessories, Jewellery, Homewares, Books, Vintage Crafts, Furniture, Kitchenalia, Collectables and much more!

Join us in our *NEW* Pop-up Tea Shop serving light refreshments and scrumptious cakes.



Visit: www.blitznpieces.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/blitznpiecesvintage/


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
JINGLE BELL HOP
St Dunstans Parish Hall - Postcode: M40 9JG (North West England)
Katz Korner present their annual Christmas Swing Dance, The Jingle Bell Hop. Music from the 1940's and 50's - get out your dancing shoes for a fantastic night of vintage music and dancing - lots of Christmas goodies and surprises. Dress Code: Vintage/Christmas/Decadence.

Tickets £7.50

For more details or to book contact 07703 461833



For further information: contact 07703461833.


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 03 - 2016
1940'S CHRISTMAS BALL
Marston Green Parish Hall, Elmdon Road - Postcode: B37 7BT (West Midlands)
oin us on Saturday 3rd December for our 1940's Christmas Ball.
We will be joined by the fabulous harmony trio the Glamophones as well as Neil Tildesley A.K.A The Goodfella performing some swing classics.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased by visiting the Upcoming Events section of our website: www.marstongreenparishhall.co.uk.
Tickets incude a glass of prosecco on arrival and a festive buffet.

If you haven't alread booked your office Christmas party yet why not try us out?! Complete with air raid sirens this promises to be a night jam packed with entertainment and glitz!

There will also be a best dressed competition with cash prizes to be won so polish those boots and pin up those victory rolls!

Doors open at 7:30pm. Entertainment starts at 8pm. Last admission at 8:15pm. Strictly tickets only! Tables of 10 can reserve a table.

Glass of prosecco on arrival
Festive Buffet included

For further information: contact 07908211576. Visit: www.marstongreenparishhall.co.uk or https://www.facebook.com/events/600306650149866/


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 10 - 2016
BLACK COUNTRY (WOLVERHAMPTON) 40S NIGHT & SWING DANCE
Wednesbury Town Hall Ballroom (Near Wolverhampton) - Postcode: WS10 7DF (West Midlands)
NOTE: £10 EARLY BIRD TICKETS SOLD OUT IN JULY. THERE ARE OTHER TICKETS AVAILABLE. SEE LINK. BOOK NOW!

We return after a sell out 2015 show of 300!
An evening featuring;
*Vocalist & Compere ~ Pete Wayre (www.1940singer.co.uk)
*The Ashby "Little" Big Band (www.theswingbigband.co.uk)
*Beth Berwick-Lowe of the female trio (The Bluebird Belles)
*Swing DJ "Pinball Paul"

4 fantastic live acts!

Tickets now start from: £11.00
To: £12.50
On the door: £15.00

Tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance or www.1940singer.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 10 - 2016
GREAT GATSBY WEDDING PARTY - PRIVATE
Pelham Island Museum, Sheffield - Postcode: S3 8RY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Great Gatsby - Wedding Party with Kal's Kats

For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in December 2016


Sunday - December 11 - 2016
DECEMBER DEPARTURE
Rougham Control Tower Museum - Postcode: IP30 9XA (East of England)
Memorial service and event to mark the departure of the 94th Bomb Group from Rougham Field.
Event starts at 1pm, Memorial service at 2pm and refreshemnts in radar room afterwards.

contact for details




For further information: contact 07976679679.


Events in December 2016


Wednesday - December 14 - 2016
XMAS JIVE NIGHT
THE OCTAGON LIVE - Postcode: BD20 5LY (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Come along to our annual Xmas Jive Night at the OctagonLive & dance the night away to fantastic live band Jump Jive & Wail plus support DJ playing all your favourite 40's & 50's songs with a real party atmosphere. Comfy dance shoes essential!!
It's a Jacob's Join event so please bring some food for the communal table.
Put on your best gladrags & come along for a great night.
Doors open 7.30pm - first stroll 8.00pm
This is a strictly limited TICKET ONLY event - £10 - (no paying at the door)
For further information or how to obtain tickets please contact Nigel 07745117619 or Sue 07771863283


For further information: contact 07771863283. Visit: www.jiveclass.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 17 - 2016
MISTLETOE MAUI
Haddiscoe Village Hall - Postcode: NR14 6PD (East of England)
Mele Kalikimaka!
The Baker Boy Collective' are hosting the Mistletoe Maui..

Let's celebrate Christmas Hawaiian Style on Saturday 17th December 2016 .7.30-11.30pm
This CHARITY dance is to raise funds for a SHINE(a local group who support children with additional needs) and as always all profits will go to the charity.

Tinsel and Tiki, what a combination! Join us and jump, jive, swing or balboa the night away to the best beats around from the Collective's dj's The fabulous Baker boy and Ralfie, plus a guest DJ ( Tbc)

Great dance floor, free tea/coffee or BYO drinks if you fancy something festive. Plenty of off street parking.

Only £5 pp pay on door. It's going to be a tinseliscious night, so get the date in your dance diary!

( this dance replaces the moonlight Maui which had to be postponed due to travellers camping at the village hall )

Christmas charity dance
For further information: contact 01493722551. Visit: Www.facebook.com/mistletoemaui or Www.facebook.com/bakerboyjumpjiveswing


Events in December 2016


Friday - December 23 - 2016
CHRISTMAS 1940S/50S MASQUERADE BALL
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 £6, 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 £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing to The Ashby "little" Big Band.
For further information: contact 01628760208. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com/ or www.facebook.com/#!/groups/26187296240/


Events in December 2016


Monday - December 26 - 2016
CHRISTMAS LEAVE
The Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line - Postcode: SO24 9JG (South East England)
'We'll meet again, I do know where, I do know when, I know we'll meet again after Christmas Day'

Experience the atmosphere of a WWII Christmas and life on a WWII steam railway at this living history event. World War II is well underway and all along the railway there is hectic activity.

Join civilian and military re-enactors and witness the relief and joy of returning home from war.

Service men and women are dashing about, loved ones are saying goodbye to each other and evacuees are boarding trains.

With song, dance, steam & seasonal merriment, this is the perfect place to bring your family and guests after Christmas.

Find out about life on the Home Front, join in a '40's Jive and get a taste of railway life during the war.


For further information: contact 01962733810. Visit: http://www.watercressline.co.uk/product.php/36/christmas-leave


Events in December 2016


Wednesday - December 28 - 2016
KAL'S KATS - XMAS PUD BLOW OUT - SWING DANCE
Kirk Hallam Social Club, Dallimore Road, Ilkeston, Derbyshire - Postcode: DE7 4GZ (East Midlands)
Well, that's it, the mince pies are stale, the ol' bag o turkey bones are in the dog and you're feeling like a bloated mule.
Well, here's the answer, get yourself along to Kirk Hallam social club and join is for a right royal shindig as we take the lid off the joint with tons of jump jive, rock n roll and swing.
Tickets - £7 on the door on the night.
Doors from 7.30 and Band on at 8.30 - 11.pm
excellent sprung dance floor, well priced bar, lit car park.

further details
Kal - 07793 956653 or kalskats@gmail.com


For further information: contact 07793956653. Visit: www.kalskats.com


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
BLACK COUNTRY / BIRMINGHAM NYE 40'S NIGHT & SWING DANCE -
TBC (WOLVERHAMPTON) - (West Midlands)
CANCELLED DUE TO 4!!!! VENUES BEING UNRELIABLE. WE ARE CURRENTLY ASSURING SOME OPTIONS FOR A 2017 SHOW. THE WOLVERHAMPTON XMAS & CAMBRIDGE XMAS ARE STILL GOING AHEAD. SORRY GUYS!


after 6 years of successful Christmas shows we have been asked by many to provide a NYE event. So here it is. It will feat. Pete Wayre Vocalist & Compere and the amazing close female harmony trio (local to the venue) The Bluebird Belles. DJ TBC. VENUE TBC. check out www.theswingbigband.co.uk/events for full info which will be added asap.

tickets: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/1940sdance


For further information: contact 07738631288. Visit: www.theswingbigband.co.uk


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
NEW YEARS EVE MASQUERADE BALL
The Church Of St John The Divine, St John Street, (off Gooder Lane), Brighouse - Postcode: HD6 1HN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
8pm till late 31st December

Tickets £10 in advance only
Cotton Town Hot Club will be spinning the discs for a vintage evening of swing music and dancing.
A chance to wear your finest glad rags and your favourite mask.
FREE tea & coffee but no bar so bring your own alcohol and picnic
For more information and to purchase tickets contact:
Ian 07512739985 or Paul 07886530992
Email CTHC@sky.com or Dapperdan2011@btinternet.com
Or find us on facebook ~ Cotton Town Hot Club

Remember, no bar so bring your own refreshments.
For further information: contact 07512739985.


Events in December 2016


Saturday - December 31 - 2016
QUORN JUMP JIVE & SWING NEW YEARS EVE PARTY
Quorn Village Hall. Leicester Road, Quorn - Postcode: LE12 8BB (East Midlands)
Quorn's NYE Dance with resident DJ Savoy Jump and Guest DJ Woody

No Bar bring your own.
Tickets only @ £10 each
Limited numbers.. last year this Sold Out before October!!

Tickets Only £10 each
For further information: contact 01162302828.


Events in January 2017


Saturday - January 28 - 2017
CHARITY BACK TO THE FORTIES PARTY DANCE NIGHT
FISHLAKE VILLAGE HALL FISHLAKE NR DONCASTER SOUTH YORKS - Postcode: DN7 5LN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Another unforgettable night of Forties Fun coming up !
Annual 1940,s themed dance night with entertainment
By popular request , we welcome back the best 40,s DJ on the circuit
Major Swing and Kitty
Supported by fabulous 40,s singer / entertainer Natasha Harper
We go to great lengths to decorate our Village Hall in a manner befitting the era , and to add to the atmosphere we do ask for 40,s
Themed dress only please ( By Order of the War Office ! )

We have earned a reputation for being one of the very best and most friendly events , so give us a try .

No catering so please bring all your food and drink rations


Reserve tickets now Ring Mo White 01302 843673 £7
Payment to be arranged by December 12th 2016

To make sure our guests are all seated and comfortable with space to dance , our tickets are truly limited and always sell out quickly with a waiting list . Do not be disappointed please ring now You have been warned !
For further information: contact 01302841086.


Events in February 2017


Friday - February 03 - 2017
ST IVES MUSIC AND DANCE WEEKEND
Burgess Hall, St Ives Cambridgeshire - Postcode: PE27 6WU (East of England)
ST IVES MUSIC AND DANCE
FRIDAY 3RD & SATURDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2017
THE BURGESS HALL, WESTWOOD ROAD, ST. IVES, CAMBRIDGESHIRE. PE27 6WU
FRIDAY 3RD
STICKEY WICKET AND HIS SIZZLING SWINGTETTE
FULLY SUPPORTED BY DJ. PINBALL PAUL
730PM – 12 MIDNIGHT TICKET PRICE : £14
SATURDAY 4TH (AM) VINTAGE FAIR 10AM-4PM
ENTRANCE £2
A FULL RANGE OF VINTAGE STANDS TO INCLUDE ANTIQUES , CLOTHING, JEWELLERY, MILITARIA AND MUCH MUCH MORE.
A FULLY LICENCED BAR AND CAFETERIA WILL BE OPEN FOR YOU TO RELAX AND HAVE SOMETHING TO EAT AND DRINK WHILST YOU CONTEMPLATE YOUR NEXT PURCHASE.
SATURDAY 4TH
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY WITH 5 STAR SWING
FULLY SUPPORTED BY DJ. PINBALL PAUL
7.30PM-12MIDNIGHT TICKET PRICE : £14
*EARLY BIRD * TICKET PRICES – BUY TICKETS FOR BOTH EVENING EVENTS BEFORE THE 1ST NOVEMBER AND GET THEM FOR THE BARGIN PRICE OF £25. TICKET HOTLINE; 07969981154
A FEW SPACES STILL AVAILABLE FOR THE VINTAGE FAIR , FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THIS OR ANYTHING ELSE PLEASE CONTACT
JACQUIE LAWRENCE JAXLAW@HOTMAIL.COM

*FRIDAY 3RD STICKY WHICKET AND HIS SIZZLING SWINGETTE
*SATURDAY 4TH (AM) VINTAGE FAIR
*SATURDAT 4TH (PM) 5 STAR SWING
*EARLY BIRD TICKET PRICES

For further information: contact 07969981154. Visit: WWW.JAXLAW@HOTMAIL.COM


Events in February 2017


Friday - February 10 - 2017
1940S/50S VALENTINES DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking.
If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.

Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in March 2017


Friday - March 03 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.


Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in April 2017


Friday - April 07 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in May 2017


Friday - May 05 - 2017
SPECSAVERS GUERNSEY LIBERATION HANGAR BALL
Beau Sejour, Guernsey - Postcode: GY1 2DL (Europe)
As Guernsey celebrates its liberation from the occupying German forces, Specsavers are delighted to be hosting the Hangar Ball once again. An opportunity to remember loved ones lost, reminisce and celebrate freedom.
An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.
Tickets can be bought individually, for small groups or for a full table, which is for 11 people.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
8:00PM
Individual Ticket Price: £35.00*
Group Ticket Price: £385.00*

Tickets are only available from the link below.

Should there be demand, a further event may be put on on the following evening, Saturday 7 May

Ashby Big Band, singers and dancers
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 06 - 2017
SPECSAVERS GUERNSEY LIBERATION HANGAR BALL
Beau Sejour, Guernsey - Postcode: GY12DL (Europe)
As Guernsey celebrates its liberation from the occupying German forces, Specsavers are delighted to be hosting the Hangar Ball once again. An opportunity to remember loved ones lost, reminisce and celebrate freedom.
An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.
Tickets can be bought individually, for small groups or for a full table, which is for 11 people.

Doors Open at 7:00PM
8:00PM
Individual Ticket Price: £35.00*
Group Ticket Price: £385.00*

Tickets are only available from the link below.

An evening jam-packed with 1940s style entertainment featuring The Ashby Big Band and much more.
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/specsavershangarball


Events in May 2017


Friday - May 26 - 2017
DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY
Victoria Function Rooms, Batley - Postcode: WF17 8PA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
The always popular curtain raiser to Vintage Day. What better way to get "in the mood" than evening of dance, fun and laughter.

Tickets are expected to be priced at £10.00

There is no supper included/provided but please feel free to bring along your own ration book refreshments.

As in previous years the entertainment will be a specialist 1940s DJ with a live vocalist. More details to follow, but keep your eyes peeled because this dance always sells out.


Visit: www.batleyvintageday.co.uk


Events in May 2017


Saturday - May 27 - 2017
BATLEY VINTAGE DAY
Batley Town Centre - Postcode: WF17 5DA (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Ladies and Gentleman it is time to pick your best vintage outfit, shine those 40s shoes and come along and enjoy all the fun, because Batley Vintage Day is back for it's 4th year on 27 May 2017 from 10:00 until 17:00

Celebrating everything about the roaring forties, the fabulous fifties and the swinging sixties. With music and dance, comedy and song, vintage stall holders, food and drink, vintage vehicles, fun and laughter and much much more.

Join us as we turn back the clock to when suits were sharp and petticoats pristine. When Glenn Miller and Vera Lynn topped the hit parade, and you could swing, jive and lindy hop the night away.

The day takes place once again in the Market Place and up through into the Memorial Gardens, where you will find the legendary NAAFI tent for a refreshing cuppa and a piece of cake.


Live 1940s music and dance, with specialist DJs and acts throughout the day.
Visit: www.batleyvintageday.co.uk


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 02 - 2017
1940S/50S DANCE
Masson Mills, Matlock - Postcode: DE43PY (East Midlands)
Dance 7.30-10pm. Live music from the Ashby 'little' Big Band, a 1940s dance band. We cater for all Dancers, so there will be plenty of 40s/50s music for Lindy, Stroll, Ballroom, Latin and Sequence. Tickets are limited for this popular event at only £6, and include FREE food (selected menu), Cheap bar and free parking. If you would like further details or to book your ticket please call 01629 760208.
Tickets £6 includes Parking, Hot Food and dancing on 2 dance floors to The Ashby "little" Big Band and Vocalists
For further information: contact 01629760208

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


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 02 - 2017
1940S WARTIME WEEKEND
GREAT CENTRAL RAILWAY LEICESTERSHIRE - Postcode: LE11 1RW (East Midlands)
1940s WARTIME WEEKEND

RELIVE THE EXPERIENCE OF WARTIME BRITAIN

Please save the date! 2nd, 3rd and 4th JUNE 2017!


For further information: contact 01509632323.


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 03 - 2017
BRIGHOUSE 1940S WEEKEND 2017
Brighouse, West Yorkshire - Postcode: HD6 1RW (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Saturday 3rd June 2017
Sunday 4th June 2017
Free to enter the Brighouse 1940s Weekend takes over the whole town centre. Now established as the most popular 1940s event in the North of England. Exhibitions, displays, vehicles, re-enactors, markets, dances, talks, theatre shows, cinema shows, it's got it all.
The whole town centre and shops are transformed into the 1940s. During both Saturday and Sunday the town will be filled with music and dance of the era performed by top singers and dancers on five stage areas, there will literally be dancing in the street and music in the air. You’ll also be able to sit in a Spitfire, ride on a vintage bus, take a canal boat trip, bake 40’s bread, see Churchill, sing-along with George Formby, learn to dance the Lindy Hop, go to see a variety concert and dance at the Civic Hall.
As well as a whole host of military and civilian displays, it's fun for all the family with free entertainment all-round the town. For the children there will be a fun fair, steam train and donkey rides and canal boat trips.
This is just a flavour of the wonderful events taking place over this family fun weekend.
Join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.

Free to enter the Brighouse 1940s Weekend is billed as the most popular 40s event in the North of England. Top class dances on Friday and Saturday night with live bands.
For further information: contact 01484722462. Visit: www.brighouse1940sweekend.co.uk


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 17 - 2017
SHEFFIELD ARMED FORCES AND VETERAN'S DAY
Sheffield Peace Gardens - Postcode: S1 2HH (East Midlands)
Sheffield Armed Forces & Veterans Day honours the outstanding contribution made current members of the Armed Forces and by Veterans of all ages.
The Parade will start at Norfolk Row and will move onto Fargate, Town Hall Square and the Peace Gardens.
Following the parade and service the Ashby "little" Big Band will again play a fitting tribute to mark the 72nd anniversary of the end of WW2.

Ashby Big Band playing for Sheffield Armed Forces Day, Bring your dancing shoes!
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.welcometosheffield.co.uk/events


Events in June 2017


Saturday - June 17 - 2017
VINTAGE WEEKEND NEWPORT PAGNELL
NEWPORT PAGNELL - (East Midlands)
Newport Pagnell Town Council

Is putting on a vintage weekend in 2017 focussing on the 1940s
Activities:
Two static aircraft displays: the Spitfire and Messerschmitt, along with their crews for the weekend. The Military Police re-enactment group will be finding any spies who may be present.
Also the Field Marshal Montgomery re-enactment, the parade, a vintage car and military vehicle display, UKHomefront will be displaying at locations throughout the town, indoor displays of kitchenalia and toys from the decade, the Women’s Army, and clothes and wedding dresses of the period to view, stalls to procure those vintage items, an entire town and shop windows dressed for the event, a high tea and a dinner dance. Get ready to learn to Lindyhop.

Stallholders: To book a stall please contact Shar Roselman or Janine Wainwright at townclerk@newport-pagnell.org.uk or by phone on 01908 618756. Stalls places are outdoors and cost £15 for the weekend, irrespective of size. There are a few limited indoor spaces for Saturday only, and Sunday options are also available. Although a new event on the calendar, the Vintage Weekend is being combined with an existing Strawberry Fayre event that draws crowds in the thousands.

Not one but TWO static aircraft and UKHomefront with working class displays
Visit: http://www.ukhomefront.co.uk/events_diary_33.html


Events in June 2017


Friday - June 23 - 2017
PADIHAM ON PARADE
Padiham Town Centre - Postcode: BB12 8BS (North West England)
The Padiham on Parade 1940s Weekend takes over the whole town centre. Exhibitions, displays, vehicles, re-enactors, markets, dances, it's got it all.
Come and see what life was like in this significant time in our history as the town centre and shops are transformed. You’ll be able to see a Spitfire, see Churchill, sing-along with various artistes, go to see a live performance in St Leonards Church and dance the night away at the Blitz Ball.

As well as a whole host of military and civilian displays, during both Saturday and Sunday the town will be filled with music and dance of the era performed by top singers, there will literally be dancing in the street and music in the air.

It's fun for all the family with free entertainment all-round the town.
Why not join in the fun and come dressed in 40’s style and help bring a real period feel to the town.


For further information: contact 01282423612. Visit: www.padihamonparade.org.uk or www.facebook.com/padihamonparade


Events in June 2017


Sunday - June 25 - 2017
BIRSTALL GALA
Birstall Playing Fields Leicester - Postcode: LE4 4DH (East Midlands)
Live bands all afternoon building up to the WW2 tribute from the Ashby "little" Big Band 3-3.45pm
Live Bands including Ashby Big Band - Free Entry!
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com


Events in July 2017


Saturday - July 08 - 2017
YORKSHIRE WARTIME EXPERIENCE HANGAR DANCE
Hunsworth Near Bradford - Postcode: BD46RN (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Full details to follow. Featuring the Ashby Big Band with Paul and Melissa Harper
Big Band Dance featuring the Ashby Big Band and guests
For further information: contact 07886194993. Visit: http://www.ashbybigband.com/ or http://nelz60.moonfruit.com/


Events in July 2017


Friday - July 21 - 2017
FESTIVAL OF THE FORTIES WORLD WAR TWO SHOW 2017
Grounds Event Site, Knights End Road, March, Cambridgeshire - Postcode: PE15 0YR (East Midlands)
Now the largest WW2 weekend event in the eastern region. Set in 40 acres of green parkland this is the event to attend.
Starting on Friday 21st July through to Sunday 24th July you will see, hear, relive the battlefronts and soldiers of WW2

The complete weekend of nostalgia rolled into a true historic experience....

With Swing dances, Live artistes through the day, Falconry, Horse riding and dog displays in the main arena. Filmshows, Competitions, dance lessons and more 1940s performers in the big marquees onsite what more do you want??

How a bout Folk dancing, Real Ales, Ciders, and a vintage / military market and childrens area .

It just has to be done!!!!!

Battle Re-enactments on both days, Historic Aircraft Flypasts, Military Vehicles, and our big Homefront Displays.
Night time dances:- German Bier Keller Evening and the Dogtags and Dames USO Show and the big Final night Party GREAT NIGHTS INDEED


Come and join us.

For further information: contact 01733204353. Visit: www.1940sfest.org or https://www.tickettailor.com/checkout/view-event/id/63768/chk/bdb1


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 05 - 2017
BASTON IN THE BLITZ
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincolnshire - Postcode: PE6 9PA (East Midlands)
BASTON in the BLITZ
Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th August 2017 10am - 5pm
BLITZ DANCE Saturday 5th August 2017 7.30pm - 11pm
Brudenell Playing Fields, Main Street, Baston, Lincs PE6 9PA
Event officially opened by WINSTON CHURCHILL
BBMF flypasts requested
All-day live entertainment including PAUL CASPER
Forties music by THE BLITZ DANCERS
Static aircraft displays
Have your photo taken in the cockpit of a SPITFIRE
Experience the roar of the mighty MERLIN engine!
Firepower Demo & Battle Re-enactment both days
Many Military & Home Front living history displays & re-enactors
Vintage cars, lorries & tractors
Military Vehicles & Equipment
Post-war/Cold War displays
Big variety of vintage trade stalls
1940's Hairdressers (Ladies, get your hairdo ready for our dance!)
Punch & Judy show
Children's play & picnic area, and amusements
Plenty of undercover seating in our main marquee
Interest invited from living history display groups
All enquiries to 01778 561148 or enquiries@bastonblitz.org
For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org or www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz?fref=ts #sthash.HM4REsOF.dpuf

Firepower Demonstrations & Battle Re-enactments both days
For further information: contact 01778561148. Visit: www.bastonblitz.org or https://www.facebook.com/Baston.in.the.Blitz/?fref=ts


Events in August 2017


Saturday - August 12 - 2017
HOOTON PARK 1940S HANGAR BALL
Hooton Park, Ellesmere Port - Postcode: DE6 1BW (North West England)
Full details to follow
Ashby Big band, Paul and Melissa harper
For further information: contact 07875703969. Visit: www.ashbybigband.com or www.facebook.com/bookmarks/groups


Events in September 2017


Tuesday - September 05 - 2017
'WELSHPOOL REMEMBERS !'
WELSHPOOL TOWN - Postcode: SY21 9BW (Wales)
A festival is being organised in and around Welshpool town centre to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2.
From 10am Saturday 5th September, the weekend will be full of attractions that will include re-enactors, military vehicles, living history displays, tribute entertainers (George Formby), lookalike characters – Neville Chamberlain, Winston Churchill, and Field Marshall Montgomery.
LILLI DE CARLO the popular 1940s Swing Big Band Singer, will be keeping you on your dancing toes thru’ out the weekend too ! Dancing in the street is encouraged !
Daytime admission FREE!
The is also an evening dance with JAYNE DARLING & the JUMP JIVE BAND, at Welshpool Town Hall WELSHPOOL TOWN CENTRE - Postcode: SY21 7JQ (Wales)
Attractions / activities include:
Workers Playtime with Porthywaen Silver Band (Sat only)
1940s Afternoon tea.
re-enactors, scenarios, displays, decorated shop windows.
Talk on Violette Szabo SOE agent "Carve Her Name With Pride by her daughter Tania Szabo (Sat only)
Military and civilian vehicles.
Children's wartime fancy dress competition. Children's activities.
Advance dance tickets from www.thehafren.co.uk
Space available for vintage and memorabilia traders or anyone with items to exhibit
For further information: contact 07782166342. Visit: www.whatsonwelshpool.blogspot.co.uk.
Advance tickets for the Dance £10 www.thehafren.co.uk or call
07782 166342


For further information: contact 07782166342.


Events in September 2017


Friday - September 15 - 2017
GRASSINGTON1940S WEEKEND
Grassington - Postcode: BD235AT (Yorkshire and the Humber)
Starts Friday night 15/9/2017 and followed for the following two days




Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 16 - 2017
NEWARK 1940'S FESTIVAL
Newark Air Museum - Postcode: NG242NY (East Midlands)
Come join us at Newark Air museum on Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September 2017 to celebrate our 1940's festival. With a large range of aircraft to explore, 1940's trade stalls, military displays, dancing, singers, re-enactors, cafeteria and much more it's set to be a great day for a stroll in your finery. A wonderful location Newark Air Museum is looking forward to its se nod year of hosting a celebration of the 1940's. We welcome support from reenactors, trade stands, displays and entertainers to help make this event a success for this and future annual 1940's events. Without you we cannot make this possible so please come along and help us make this a 'must do' event in the forties calendar. For further information please contact Colin Savill on 07776 193253 . We looking forward to meeting you .

For further information: contact 07904979361.


Events in September 2017


Saturday - September 23 - 2017
SWING BALL TEAM
Cosby Golf Club- - Postcode: LE9 1RG (East Midlands)
23rd September @ Cosby Golf Club...
only 140 tickets available- book early- nice dance floor area and seating - bar etc.
Phone Jools on 07860-187796

For further information: contact 07570051155.


Events in October 2017


Sunday - October 01 - 2017
ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION CLUB
Royal Naval Association Club - Postcode: LN6 7BG (East Midlands)
At the Royal Naval Association Club, Coulson Road, Lincoln LN6 7BG.
Saturday 1st October 2016. 1940's Dance & Buffet 7 - 12 Entertained by Katy Spitfire (Mustang) & Brandon Shaw (Al Bowly) Tickets £.10.00 in advance from Leanne 07986607130/Katy 07966175835


For further information: contact 07966175835. Email: sendtokt@hotmail.com


Events in September 2026


Tuesday - September 15 - 2026
1940S DAY TO EVENING
Low Hill Community Centre - Postcode: WV10 9JJ (West Midlands)
Afternoon tea from 3-5 pm a nostalgic event suitable for older people. Ticket price £3.50 to include afternoon tea plus entertainment

Evening party 7-10.30pm music and radio show enactment, food available to buy also raffle etc in aid of Combat Stress.

Dressing up very much encouraged

You may pay on door.

Two events on one day in aid of www.combatstress.org
For further information: contact 07831615308.




News

25/02/2015
WANTED New Members
UKHomefront are looking for new members to help with their events this year. We represent the British WORKING CLASS of ww2 and are always in demand especially across the North of England & the Midlands.
So sorry no officers, no yanks and no ladies in furs.
What you will get is friendship from a family orientated group, lots of events and after a year we even cover your expenses to many events!
Interested? Contact membership@ukhomefront.co.uk



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 Salisbury’s 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 “Wartime in Llandudno” and the popular, “Dig for Victory” 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




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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