Music: The Roaring Twenties Tea Dance
  • The Ballroom, Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth

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Steve Chisolm, band leader
Sorin Negrea Tango para el Alma

Led by vocalist Steve Chisolm, for many years resident ‘crooner’ at the famous Burgh Island Hotel, ArtDeco recreates the authentic sounds of the jazz and ‘hot’ jazz bands of the 1920s. Join in, show off your Charleston and enjoy afternoon tea in the elegant Duke of Cornwall Ballroom. 

Romanian tango expert and founder of Tango para el Alma - Plymouth’s Argentinian dance school, Sorin Negrea, will also perform the Tango with dance partner Anna Tatkiewicz. This Argentinean dance was originally developed in the mid-1800s by the urban lower classes in Buenos Aires and by the 1920’s tango had spread worldwide.

Period 1920’s costumes invited, but not essential.

Date: Sunday 11 June
Time: 16:00
Venue: The Ballroom, Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
Ticket information: £17.50 (including afternoon tea)*

*Please note, tickets are available in advance only, and booking closes at 17:00 on Wednesday 7 June.


Part of the 2017 Words and Music Festival including:

Film: Some Like It Hot (1959)
Talk: Dr Jody Patterson - Rhapsodies In Paint: Modern Art And The Jazz Age
Talk: Chris Robinson - Plymouth in the Roaring Twenties
Music: Kit Hesketh-Harvey and James Mcconnel: Noel Coward and His Legacy
Peninsula Arts Sinfonietta: The Roaring Twenties Gala Concert

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