Could you help make this a regular event in Dursley?

Step back in time at the Lister Hall Tea Dance…

A wonderful afternoon of music and entertainment was had by all who attended the Afternoon Tea Dance at the Chantry Centre (Lister Hall) in Dursley at the end of January.

Organisers had hoped to try and capture the spirit of traditional Tea Dances and certainly those people who came along were not disappointed.  Comments from those who attended included how much they had enjoyed the afternoon, that the “atmosphere was warm and friendly”, “everyone was kind and helpful”,  the mixture of partner and  group dancing was good,  and the dance and music performances made it “extra special”.

The event proved very popular even attracting people from as far away as Stroud and Cheltenham.  So popular in fact, organisers were asked by many who attended to repeat the event again in February.

Jane and Ben Tea Dance

A second date has now been set for Thursday 25th February from 2pm-4pm .  Entry is just £2.50 (which includes your first cup of tea!) and a variety of refreshments including tea and cakes will be on sale at reasonable prices.

Local community organisation World Jungle assisted the Chantry Centre to put on the event by bringing the entertainment which included dance performances to add sparkle and encourage people to take to the dance floor. Ben Ward from World Jungle said:

“We were absolutely delighted at how well the first Tea Dance went.  It was lovely to see so many people using this venue which is so full of history – Many of those attending reminisced about coming to dances here years ago.  

The event links in well to World Jungle’s  ‘Full of Life’ project which has seen us run a number of events at the Chantry Centre over the past 18 months particularly aimed at older people in our community, helping to bring people together and create healthier, happier communities.”

Organisers are very keen to establish this event as a monthly fixture on the town’s social calendar, but for this to happen desperately need to find a group of volunteers who would be interested in getting involved.

If you would like to find out more, please contact Ben Ward at World Jungle on 01453 548880, email    or visit the World Jungle website:  .

Chantry Tea Dance Poster Feb 16 email


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