Take a step back in time to wartime Richmond, and party 1940s-style in this year’s BIG BAND BLITZ at York House Twickenham. You can dance the night away with the Jon Bennett Big Band and enjoy the showbiz guests, mingle with 1940s re-enactors, view the 1940s vehicles, and even hear the Air-Raid Warning. You will see 1940s posters/newspapers / memorabilia, and you can buy food / drink at the licensed NAAFI. There will also be a special 1940s museum, and some great prizes in the Celebrity Charity Raffle Draw.
The Jon Bennett Big Band (appearances include London’s Savoy Hotel, Australian High Commission, Dominion Theatre, Lyceum Theatre, and the Royal Gala Performance at Richmond Theatre) will play the music of Glenn Miller and other Big Band songs of the period, and will feature special ‘showbiz’ guests, including the 1940s three girl sensation, My Favourite Things; the acclaimed French retro singer, Aurora Colson; actor/singer Jack Pinder ; big band vocalist Fiona Paige (vocalist with the John Miller Orchestra, nephew of Glenn Miller); legendary vocalist, Peter French (formerly lead vocalist with Atomic Rooster); from the world of variety, Flanagan & Allen Tribute; comedian Viv the Spiv; plus a few surprise guests.
Big Band Blitz was featured on BBC TVs Strictly Come Dancing in 2009 to mark 70 years since the start of the Second World War. This year, the 15th year of Big Band Blitz, the event will commemorate 75 years since the start of World War Two, 70 years since D-Day, and 100 years since the start of the Great War.
This charity event will help benefit The Mayor’s Charity Appeal (registered charity no. 290585)
- Clarendon Hall, York House, Twickenham TW1 3AA
- Saturday, 22nd November 2014. Doors: 6:30pm, Starts 7:30pm.
- Tickets: £22.00 Concessions: £19.00 (60 or over) available
- Post Aspects Productions, c/o Executive Mortgages, First Floor, 6 Parkside, Teddington, TW11 OAA. Cheques payable to Aspects Productions (please include SAE for return of tickets)
- Credit Card Bookings: Ticketweb: 08444 771 000 (www.ticketweb.co.uk)
- General Enquiries: 020 8973 3605 / 07808 156 797