Monday, 13 August 2012
Ayr Town Hall to host Jubilee Ball to get you ‘in the mood!’
There’s a great chance to get in the swing this month, and turn back the clock too, as Ayr Town Hall hosts the Jubilee Ball on 25 August from 7pm – a nostalgic night of singing and dancing that will transport you back to the sights and sounds of the 1940s and 50s.
Featuring the big band sound of That Swing Sensation (pictured above), hot from their sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show, you’ll literally be flexing your vocal chords and tapping your toes as the fantastic night of forties and fifties features hits made famous by performers such as Tommy Dorsey, Mary Martin, Bing Crosby, The Andrews Sisters, Perry Como, Frank Sinatra and many more!
There’s more to sing about too, as the band is joined by a star-studded line-up of vocalists featuring the talents of June Love, John Griffin and Claire Knight (who plays Iona McIntyre in River City).
The Jubilee Ball also features the 1940s all-girl dance troupe ‘The Kennedy Cupcakes’ of Lisa Kennedy, Emma Dunlop, Linzi Slamin, Lynne Haig, Julieann Crannie and Evette Sheehan, leading the way in successfully reviving a golden era of glam and swing nights in Scotland.
Set up by dance tutor Lisa Kennedy, the six-strong group (pictured above) has been charming audiences for over a year and her dancers have been a huge success with Armed Forces.
South Ayrshire Councillor Bill Grant, Portfolio Holder for Enterprise, Tourism and Leisure commented: “All in all, the Jubilee Ball promises to be a visual, musical and choreographic feast – offering something different for all ages.
“Ayr Town Hall has a fantastic pedigree in hosting events such as this. In the 1940s and 1950s it was the place to be for the big band sound and dancing, so I’m thrilled the Jubilee Ball will take the audience back to the days of the Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with a superb evening of nostalgia for all ages.
Tickets, priced at just £12, can be purchased from Citadel Leisure centre box office, by calling 01292 269793, or through Ticketweb www.ticketweb.co.uk.
Councillor Grant concluded: “To really help the evening go with a swing, we’re suggesting that people might wish to dress in 1940s outfits, with a prize on offer for the best dressed!”
South Ayrshire Council is a Founder Member of the Elite Ayrshire Business Circle.