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Live Entertainment, Sat 8 Dec 2018, £10-£22

Big Band Christmas Swing Gala Night

Big Band Christmas Swing Gala Night

Fans of big band swing, jazz and dance are in for a treat on the 8th of December 2018 at 7.30 pm at Downham Market Town Hall at the Big Band Christmas Swing Gala Night, giving patrons the chance to re-live the heady atmosphere of the flo

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Bridge Street,
Downham Market,
Norfolk,
PE38 9DW

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Sat 24 - Sun 25 Nov Winter Craft Fair
Sat 8 Dec Big Band Christmas Swing Gala Night

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Fans of big band swing, jazz and dance are in for a treat on the 8th of December 2018 at 7.30 pm at Downham Market Town Hall at the Big Band Christmas Swing Gala Night, giving patrons the chance to re-live the heady atmosphere of the floor shows of the 1930’s and 40’s.
With live and featuring the trumpet of Johnny Welsford as the 40’s trumpet star and bandleader,Harry James. this is an evening of Big Band swing and dance music with a festive feel. Relive the dances and floor shows of the 1930's and 40's with the Babylon Vintage Jazz Orchestra and the DMSO with MD Cy Payne . There will be a dance floor with glitter ball prizes floor for those wishing to strut their “Strictly” or “freestyle” routines with no judging ! Optional 40’s dress.
This is an event for all the family . Whether you are a dance novice, an experienced dancer or just love to listen to swing and jazz music this is for you.
Johnny Welsford is a seasoned performer having played in a wide range of professional groups in Europe, Japan, Africa and of course, the United Kingdom and Channel Islands , including the Gerry Bosman Pops Orchestra ,the SABC symphony orchestra, National Chamber Orchestra, He has also worked with the music producer, Bruce Cassidy, formerly of Blood Sweat and Tears. John formed a special connection to the music of master swing and jazz trumpet player, Harry James and often performs tributes to him, having met his hero in the early 1970’s , on one of the bandleader’s last tours to the UK and prior to John winning a scholarship to the Royal College of Music in London .
The bands will play a selection of hits of the era along with seasonal swing hits and there will be a licensed bar and snacks available. To capture the atmosphere there are a number of floor-side table seats with wine as well as the usual seating.

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 Dec 2018 19:00 to 22:00
Doors open 19.00 music starts 19.30

Prices

Table Seats with Wine £22 Seated:£12 £10 available from: John Durrant Arts 01366 384544 or 07543 301145 Or: Mackies Cards Stationary and Giftware 14 High St Downham Market, PE38 9DB- 01366 382198

Directions

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Map reference: TF 608031  Lat: 52.60188 Long: 0.37296

Facilities

  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access