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Events Diary

A listing of future events and dances which are of interest to 1940's enthusiasts.
Please confirm details with event organisers before attending.



March 2014

28th March 2014
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks


The Night Blitz

Author and historian Dr John Ray will be giving a talk on the Night Blitz during the Second World War.

8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
29th March 2014
Death by Radio - A WW2 Murder Mystery Evening


Sevenoaks Community Centre, Otford Road, Sevenoaks, Kent TN14 5DN - 7.30pm


A mystery Murder evening to support the work of the Sevenoaks Area Youth Trust (SAYT) - Charity 1090595 so please support this evening if you can.

The year is 1943 and the setting is that oif a dinner/dance evening in a local village hall. The local radio station has been bombed so they are using the village hall to broadcast the evenings play from. Actors will be 'in character' from the moment they arrive at the hall and will be running around setting up the make shift radio station. There will be quiet when the broadcast begins as the actors begin, a murder will occur and then Inspector Foot of the Yard will ask the guests to help him solve the murder. There will be extra clues handed out and the actors will go round the tables and may be asked a question by each team. this will happen twice. The evening will have 2 intervals - the first for food, the second for a sing-a-long.
There will be a licenced bar and the menu is Cottage pie and Apple pie/crumble. Please dress in 1940s Period costume.
Tables will be of 8 people and there is a prize for the winning team. The winner is the team who name the murderer who and get the motive closest to the script!
Tickets are £12 and available from Sue Norton on 01732 451203 or email sue.norton@sayt.org.uk.
30th March 2014
Sunday Swing 1940's tea dace


with Hoc and Mark Ewing

Venue - Church of the Ascension, corner of Fox Hollies Road and School Road, Hall Green, Birmingham B28 8JD (2pm to 6pm)

A welcome return of the wonderful, the outstanding Hoc and Mark from C&BLE! This time they will be teaching The Peabody. This fun dance will get you really in the mood for some tea and cake afterwards! oh and dancing obviously! Make sure you get your tickets soon. Last time they went like hot cakes!

Gingermegs Vintage will also have a stall

Here's the link to buy tickets. £10
Ticket Purchase
April 2014

5th April 2014
THE WW2 EXPERIENCE


The Keep, Kempston, Bedford, Bedfordshire - Postcode: MK42 8AJ (East of England)
An evening of 1940's music and dance featuring Miss Luna Nightingale singing 1940's and 1950's songs, and a realistic portray of how the war started, with the actual radio broadcasts, famous speeches by Churchill, and play role acting during the night depicting the start,to the end of the war in a few hours! Food included. Tickets £15 pp, 7.30pm till late!! For further information: contact 07746916556 - See more at: http://www.40s-events.co.uk/calendar.php#calender
12th April 2014
Otford 1940s Swing Dance 7-30 till Midnight.


Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford, Kent TN14 5PQ
Dress to Impress, 1940/1950s civilian or allied uniform
Free tea, coffee & doughnuts, Please bring your own drinks
Large dance floor and clothing stalls
Tickets £7 on the door
Details: 07931 674 158or www.preservers of sound.com
12th - 13th April 2014
Spirit of the 1940s


Explosion - Museum of Naval Firepower in Gosport Hampshire PO12 4LE

Kids’ Zone’ with Hands on History, Wartime Dance Displays, Air Raid, Naval Gunnery Display, Military Vehicles, Winston Churchill, Trade Stands And every day at 4pm the Grand Finale, the awesome Battle of Priddy’s Hard Ramparts - simulated battle.
Ticket Prices Adult - £12, Concession - £7, Family Ticket (2adults + 3children) - £25, Dance - £12 Combined Day/Dance Tickets - £20.
For more information please telephone 02392 505600 or visit www.explosion.org.uk
19th and 21st April 2014
Lanc, Tank and Military Machines


Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre PE23 4DE

Experience a military weekend including an M36 Jackson tank destroyer , Lancaster taxy runs, military vehicles, trade stands and flying displays!!
For more information please call 01790 763207 or visit www.lincsaviation.co.uk
26th - 27th April 2014
"OPERATION HOMEFRONT"
1940s Weekend at the Churnet Valley Railway


Family favourite event sees the Churnet Valley Railway transported back in time to the early years of 1940s with the colourful reenactors, military vehicles ,1940s classic cars, vintage market stalls and our nostalgic musical entertainers, Plus the "We'll Meet Again" dining train will be serving a splendid 4 course Dinner on Saturday evening 26th April (pre Booking required) Dance the afternoon away at Consall Station with the Telstar tea dance band. Reenactors, Vintage vehicles owners and stall holders wishing to attend should apply for a registration form (limited re enactor passes available). Emai: events@churnetvalleyrailway.co.uk
May 2014

10th May 2014
Spitfire Bounce 7-30 till Midnight


Swing, Jive & Boogie all night to music from the 1940s & early 1950s.
Slade Green Community Center, Bridge Road, Erith (Dartford) DA8 2HS
Dress to Impress, 40s or 50s Civilian or Allied uniform
Free tea, coffee & doughnuts, Please bring your own drinks
Tickets £7 on the door
Details: 07931 674 158 or www.preservers of sound.com
17th May 2014
The 1940s Relived - From the Home Front to the Front Line


Brooklands Museum - Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN

A full day of 1940s events with dance lessons, re-enactors, family workshops and lots of other activities. Normal museum admission prices apply, seperate evening tickets also available.

Further details on 01932 857381 or www.brooklandsmuseum.com
23rd May 2014
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks


Dunkirk

74 years ago this month the 'miracle of Dunkirk' took place. Sean Longdon author of a bestselling book about the evacuation of Dunkirk will be giving a presentation about this incredible event.

8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
24th May 2014
The Coco Club


Enjoy the style and glamour of the 1930s
At the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks - 7.30 pm

This vintage nightclub features period music from Empire Radio and live performances by Brandyn Shaw with his band The Rhythm Makers. We are delighted to have Brandyn performing as he is recognised as the New Voice of the 1930s and has been performing nationwide and on television.
This is an opportunity to wear your best classic clothing and enjoy an evening of fabulous music, social dancing and a unique atmosphere.

Tickets £15.00
Order Now from the Box Office on 01732 450175 or online at www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
July 2014

16th - 20th July 2014
The War & Peace Revival


RAF Westhanger, Folkestone Racecourse
After last years move to this new venue there is even more to see and do at this massive military vehicle event. Check the website for full details.
Visit www.thewarandpeacerevival.co.uk for more details.
25th July 2014
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks


Ireland During the Second World War

An illustrated lecture by Dr Bryce Evans


There is much rumour and speculation as to the role of Ireland during WW2, most of it unsubstantiated. Dr Bryce is the author of a new book on the subject which at last details the social and economic history of Ireland during the Second World War, He reveals the real story of the Irish emergency. Revealing just how precarious the Irish state's economic position was at the time, he examines the consequences of Winston Churchill's economic war against neutral Ireland and how the Irish government coped with the crisis and how ordinary Irish people reacted to emergency state control of the domestic marketplace.

This will be a fascinating evening covering an area which is seldom considered.

Bryce Evans is Lecturer in Modern History at Liverpool Hope University and his book "Ireland during the Second World War - Farewell to Plato's Cave" (ISBN 978-0-7190-8951-0) is published in January 2014.



8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
26th - 27th July 2014
LEYBURN HOME FRONT VINTAGE FAIR


(as part of the Leyburn 1940's weekend)

A two day fair held in Thornborough Hall, Moor Road Leyburn North Yorkshire DL8 5AB Saturday 26th July and Sunday 27th July, Saturday 10 - 5 Sunday 10 - 4. Free admission Great selection of vintage and retro goodies, authentic period items, fashions, jewellery, home-wares, something for everyone interested in vintage.
Stand bookings and all information from BR Events www.brevents.co.uk email website@brevents.co.uk or call 07779342782
September 2014

13th January 2014
Spitfire Bounce 7-30 till Midnight


Swing, Jive & Boogie all night to music from the 1940s & early 1950s.
Slade Green Community Center, Bridge Road, Erith (Dartford) DA8 2HS
Dress to Impress, 40s or 50s Civilian or Allied uniform
Free tea, coffee & doughnuts, Please bring your own drinks
Tickets £7 on the door
Details: 07931 674 158 or www.preservers of sound.com
26th September 2014
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks




Speaker to be confirmed.

8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
October

11th October 2014
The Coco Club


Enjoy the style and glamour of the 1930s
At the Stag Theatre Plaza Suite, Sevenoaks - 7.30 pm

This vintage nightclub features period music from Empire Radio and live performances by renowned musicians.
This is an opportunity to wear your best classic clothing and enjoy an evening of fabulous music, social dancing and a unique atmosphere.

Tickets £12.50
Order Now from the Box Office on 01732 450175 or online at www.stagsevenoaks.co.uk
11th October 2014
Otford 1940s Swing Dance 7-30 till Midnight.


Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford, Kent TN14 5PQ
Dress to Impress, 1940/1950s civilian or allied uniform
Free tea, coffee & doughnuts, Please bring your own drinks
Large dance floor and clothing stalls
Tickets £7 on the door
Details: 07931 674 158or www.preservers of sound.com
26th October 2014
FORTIES TO NOUGHTIES BAZAAR


Scrogg Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE6 2PR
(formerly an Art Deco cine-variety theatre)


9.30 to 3.30 £2.00 adult admission. Vintage, retro, recyclers/up-cyclers, home-wares, jewellery, glass, china, fashions, etc., and gorgeousness. Live entertainment, refreshments, and other "attractions". Free local parking, and only 1 ½ miles from Newcastle city centre (buses numbers 39 and 40) virtually to the door, and metro nearby.

Stand bookings and all information from BR Events www.brevents.co.uk email website@brevents.co.uk or call 07779342782
November 2014

28th November 2014
The 1940's Society - Sevenoaks


Doodlebugs - V1s & V2s
Bob Ogley


Bob Ogley is well known in Kent as an author, journalist and historian with a particular interest in Kent. We are delighted that he will be coming to speak to us on the impact of the German V1s & V2s during the Second World War. An evening of anecdotes, facts and first-hand accounts that should not be missed.

8pm at Otford Memorial Hall near Sevenoaks, Kent.
Further details from Ian on 01732 452505 Admission £3
29th November 2014
Otford 1940s Swing Dance 7-30 till Midnight.


Otford Village Memorial Hall, Otford, Kent TN14 5PQ
Dress to Impress, 1940/1950s civilian or allied uniform
Free tea, coffee & doughnuts, Please bring your own drinks
Large dance floor and clothing stalls
Tickets £7 on the door
Details: 07931 674 158or www.preservers of sound.com
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