Mon 24th Sep at 1:00pm
@ Runnymede Hall, Benfleet
A Victory Tea Dance: Mickie Driver, Swingtime Sweethearts, Mark Walsh, Mike Marandi, Lloyd Ellery, Kay Carman, Jackie Simmonds, M7 Dance Band
"Mickie Driver and variety lunches are delighted to present a victory tea dance.
Join us for an absolutely joyful afternoon. You will be welcomed in to the hall (which will be beautifully decorated for the occasion) by our friendly and helpful staff. Tea, coffee and the bar will be available until the fun begins.
Revel in dancing or listening to a super seven piece band – Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Palais Glide, Lindy Hop and lots, lots more. We will also include a couple of splendid cabaret spots during the afternoon to give the dancers and the band a break.
In the midst of the proceedings there will be a truly scrumptious cream tea – sandwiches, cakes, scones with cream and jam and, of course, tea or coffee. No sign of rationing or shortages here, and we won’t be clipping coupons from your ration book!
Then back to the merrymaking, and you can sing or dance the rest of the afternoon away. The second half will include a ‘Spot Waltz’ with prizes – ah, those were the days!
If you would like to, please come along in uniform or period dress and help make the atmosphere even better. If you have earned medals, then please wear them too.
During the afternoon we will have a fundraising raffle for the ‘Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity’ which helps babies and small children with cerebral palsy.
The hall will be open at 1:00pm, the band strikes up at 1:30pm and carriages are at 4:30pm.
We do hope you will come along to what will be a fabulous, fun-filled afternoon. They say nostalgia isn’t what it used to be – well, we can tell you, it is!"
Info provided by the Event Organiser
Mickie is a professional variety entertainer working mainly in a pearly suit, specialising in Music Hall and songs from the years of WWI, WWII, the 1950s and 1960s.
He also heads Variety Collective providing entertainers for an elderly audience, and Variety Lunches (a lunch followed by a themed show) at venues in Dartford, Wood Green, Westcliff, Margate and Broadstairs.
Mickie is also available in a pearly suit grinding a barrel organ - a super idea for a garden party or special event.
Mickie Driver tour dates
Take a trip down memory lane with songs from the 1940's, Wartime & Swing. The Swingtime Sweethearts are Annie Riley & Le'arna Ashleigh, both successful solo artists, with a combined experience of over 12 years. Their affection for the forties, has brought them together to perform as the Swingtime Sweethearts. Their wide range of songs, including those that were originally hits for The Andrews Sisters, Anne Shelton, Vera Lynn & Ella Fitzgerald (to name a few) will entertain both young and old alike.
Swingtime Sweethearts tour dates
Mike Marandi is a versatile and engaging vocal entertainer, including lots of audience participation in a fun-filled act. A sure-fire success, he is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face and to set your feet tapping.
Mike Marandi tour dates
With his easy charm and a delightful voice, Lloyd will set your feet tapping and put a contented smile on your face. A wide range of songs guarantees that there will be something in his act for everyone.
Lloyd Ellery tour dates
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Venue: Runnymede Hall