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Fab Fundraiser on Friday – Knees up for Nepal event tomorrow!

Our Knees up for Nepal benefit gig at The Latest Music Bar tomorrow has been profiled in Brighton Source Magazine.
Advance tickets are available here. Limited tickets available on the door.
Fab Fundraiser Friday!
We all love an occasion to party, especially when it’s for a good cause. Strike A Light are hosting just the night for us at The Latest Music Bar. Knees Up For Nepal is a night of music, comedy and DJ sets raising funds for the 8m people affected by the recent Nepal earthquakes.
We’ll experience an exhilarating night of live music from soul and funk originals Gyratory Allstars, ska-hugging beat poets Oscillator and the exciting eleven piece big band Fat 45. We’ll also hear from representatives of the Brighton & Sussex Nepalese Society, and our debonair compere for the evening will be stand-up poet and storyteller Jonny Fluffypunk. If that’s not enough, Oscillator DJs and Greekboy will be spinning tunes to keep us dancing into the early hours.
All proceeds from the night will go to the Disasters Emergency Committee for their work in the region. For further information visit the Strike A Light website.
Knees Up For Nepal, The Latest Music Bar, Friday 19th June 2015

Fat 45 play Knees up for Nepal!

downloadJust confirmed for our fab Knees up for Nepal fundraiser is….. The Fat 45!

A blistering eleven piece big band bringing back the dance music of the 1940’& 50’s with their slick quiffs, sharp suits, swingin hips & high heels.

Crowned by the rich soulful voice of Dale de Ville, the Fat 45 play rock & roll, rhythm & blues and jump jive, setting the dance floors alight wherever they go, guaranteed to make every party shake, rattle & roll…


Our Dancing Feet

CRMNH logoOur Dancing Feet

True, and not so true: Tales from the Dance Floor…




Thursday 27th June – 7-9pm: The Writers’ Place 9 Jew Street, Brighton, BN1 1UT

Saturday 29th June 10am -1pm: Grand Parade, University of Brighton, BN2 OJY

Thursday 4th July: The Writers’ Place

Thursday 25th July: The Writers’ Place

Following on from the great successes achieved by The Port, The Beast & The Traveller project which took place in 2012 at Newhaven Fort, Zap Art and inroads productions have once again joined forces to develop a second exciting project for 2013-2014, due to start shortly.

The project will explore the social mores and gender etiquette of partner dancing in the 1950’s, and will celebrate the history of the Regent Dancehall in Brighton, (which once stood where the large Boots store is now) & The Winter Garden in Eastbourne.

From June 2013 through to July 2014 here will be a busy and varied schools and community outreach programme with intergenerational activities such as talks, exhibitions and tea dances (with the Ragroof Players), oral history training, heritage learning & creative art and drama and writing workshops.

 The project will culminate in two performance events in November 2013 in Brighton & April 2014 in Eastbourne

 **We are looking to recruit volunteers interested in FREE oral history training and interview collection, working with experienced tutors**

Learn how to record interviews and identify key histories about Brighton and the Dancehall; and how to transcribe and archive material – skills that can be used to collect your own family and community histories. 

Stories collected for the project will be incorporated into a script written by Sara Clifford, and added to the local oral history archives in both towns.

Places are limited, so if you would like to get involved please find out more and book a place through the contact details below:

Sara Clifford

Telephone: 07759 28768

Email: dancehallproject1950@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/regentdancehall.wintergarden?fref=ts