The Electro-Swing Ball In The Park
Glitz, Glamour & Summer Swing!
Join us in Telford Town Park on August 31st for an extraordinary evening of glamour, dancing and delightful treats, all with a vintage twist! Expect a non-stop performance of sensational live bands, swinging DJs, beautiful burlesque, circus performers, professional dancers, cabaret and much more. We are going to make this our biggest and most sensational event to date and you can expect an evening of entertainment and opulence like Shropshire has never seen before. Our dress code for the evening is vintage, 20s – 50s glamour, top hats and swing dresses, and something that makes you feel beautiful! So come get dressed up and dance the night away to our unique brand of vintage glamour and love. The Electro-Swing Ball has been invited to host this as the headline event of Telford & Wrekin Council’s ‘T Party Festival’ in Telford Town Park. There is a great weekend of entertainment planned including performance and street artists, steam punks, craft & art workshops, puppets, children’s entertainers plus much more. Go to the T-Party website for more information.
Jazz Jive Swing Dance Lessons
To get everyone in the mood, prior to the Ball there will be free dance workshops for everyone (even if you’re not coming to the main event!) in the marquee at 4pm and 5.30pm. This will be run by the dance group Jazz Jive Swing who are masters at teaching dance, and most of all at making it absolutely brilliant fun. They will also commence the Ball with a dance class at 7.15pm.
Hot Potato Syncopators
Our first band to play will be the incredibly entertaining and rather unusual Hot Potato Syncopators. They will be bringing their brand of vintage music, played on ukuleles, tea-chest bass and musical saw and combining it with moments of comedy, theatre and vintage tomfoolery. Not to be missed!
We’re delighted to have the wonderful and hugely talented Lunatrix perform for us as our second band. Over the last year and a half they’ve built up a great reputation playing festivals and nights throughout the UK. They are a seven piece band with a great style, taking an acoustic foundation and combining it with live drums, electric guitars and brass to create a fusion of contemporary and electro-swing. Perfect to make our beautiful crowd dance!
Our Beautiful Performers
As well as the bands we’ve put together an incredible range of performers to appear during the night. The exquisite Liberty Pink was an absolute sensation at the Spring Ball and she shall be compèring for us again as well as performing a number of songs on stage. If you don’t know what she looks like, look for the beautiful lady in green on our poster above! We shall be having music provided by our two resident DJ’s DJR and Bertie Dastard who will be performing whilst our juggler (Charlie Parker – also on the poster above), and our troop of circus performers entertain the crowd. Of course, this isn’t enough and so during the night we shall be having a number of burlesque performances by our resident beauty, and a performance by the wonderful belly dancing group Bedouin Shiver who combine belly dancing with all sorts of styles of music, including swing. Finally during the night you will meet the rather wonderful Long Tall Butler who will be entertaining the audience in his own rather unique way!
We shall have the wonderfully talented Julie Lou Weston taking photographs of everyone looking beautiful on the night. These will be available to purchase afterwards at a very reasonable price, so make sure you don’t miss getting your picture taken!
The night will take place in the main marquee in Telford Town Park arena, which we will transform into a decadent venue with a large solid dance floor for dancing the night away. In the adjoining marquee there will be a bar with lots of locally sourced gorgeous drinks and a local provider will also be offering tea and cake and various yummy treats. We are delighted to be supported for the event by Oakengates Theatre who will install and run the stage; and their professional sound and lighting will create the perfect back drop for our performers.
Tickets are £15 each and are available from the Oakengates Theatre website. There is a booking fee of £2.00, however you only need to pay it once because it’s per transaction, rather than per ticket. Make sure you get your tickets early (remember we sold out last time) and we’ll see you on the dancefloor!
The night will be held within a beautiful marquee in the main arena of Telford Town Park. We are the only event running over the evening and so parking close by will be no problem. If you would like to come by train there are regular trains to Telford from both the Shrewsbury and Birmingham direction. It takes 15 minutes to walk to the venue from the train station – walk past the town shopping centre with it on your right and head for the ice rink – Telford Town Park is just beyond. At the end of the night the last train back towards Shrewsbury leaves at 00-36 and the last train towards Birmingham leaves at 00-55.