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"What a delightful and dazzling night out..."

Summery salutations friend,

This Friday 31st May, the swing dance party This Joint Is Jumpin' at The Bedford, Balham, (map) features The Silver Ghosts plus guest DJ Gypsy John 9pm-midnight!

Next Wednesday, 5th June - The Silver Ghosts are performing in the early evening at swanky Cuban bar and restaurant Floridita in Soho (map), where they will be supporting the remarkably authentic Alex Mendham and his Orchestra.

And 2 weeks tonight, Tuesday 11th June its time once again for The Canonbury Caper! Now with a dance lesson at 7.30pm! Gastro fare, top tipples, hot swing, and an ace floor for hot dancing, at The Canonbury, N1 (map)!

Details of these recitals follow.
We hope to have the pleasure of your company soon.

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The Silver Ghosts


This Joint is Jumpin! -
The Bedford
Friday 31 May - 9pm

The Bedford, 77 - Bedford Hill, Balham, SW12 9HD (map)
£10 on the door
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8.15pm - Beginners swing dance class
9pm-midnight - Dancing to The Silver Ghosts + guest DJ Gypsy John

The Bedford is an amazing Victorian venue with a wonderful period Ballroom upstairs, where you'll find This Joint Is Jumpin'.

This Joint Is Jumpin' is a monthly Friday night swing dance party - featuring the very best music from top swing DJs and this month features The Silver Ghosts swing septet! Non-dancers are very welcome so bring your friends to see what swing dancing is all about and how much fun it is. You'll find everyone from complete beginners to experienced dancers. Depending on the time of year, anything from 40-100 people attend. Expect a fun and friendly atmosphere.

An extensive food menu is available in the main bar (on the ground floor) from 6.30pm - and between 8pm and 9pm on Friday nights you can buy excellent food from the hot buffet upstairs adjacent to the Ballroom (£7 per person - cash only).

Grab a drink on the way up from the bar downstairs, which is open from early evening til late.


By tube - Northern Line to Balham, 2 minutes walk. Turn right out of the station and walk up Balham Station Road. The Bedford is easily visible ahead of you.

By train - Balham (10 minutes to Waterloo or Victoria via Clapham Junction), 2 minutes walk as for tube.

By bus - Buses 315 (Bedford Hill), 355, 249 or 155

By car - Just off the South Circular (A205), Balham is easily accessible by car from all directions. There is plenty of parking in local streets, free after 6.30pm - or use the Sainsbury's car park opposite.

The Masquerade Ball -
Wednesday 5 June - 7pm

Floridita, 100 Wardour Street W1F 0TN (map)
Facebook event page

Book a place at the bar here: £10
or Book a Table for dining here
or call 020 7314 4000 for all bookings

The Silver Ghosts
7:30 - 8:15pm
8:30- 9:15pm

The Silver Ghosts as a 5 piece swing ensemble performing numbers that evoke the hot, breathless and high spirited dance gigs of the 1920s, 30s & 40s.

The ensemble will perform a mix of high spirited winners together with songs that you're sure you've heard before, but then you're not quite sure adding two or three familiar faves for your listening pleasure.
"What a delightful and dazzling night out", 5 stars
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Get to the venue early so not to miss The Silver Ghosts!

Alex Mendham & His Orchestra:

9:30 - 10:15pm
10:45 - 11:30pm

See a YouTube video of Alex mendham & His Orchestra here

Formed in 2010 under the direction of Alex Mendham, the orchestra authentically performs and records period dance music from the 1920s and 30s.

The passion the orchestra has for this music is what keeps them together. No corner is cut when it comes to preserving the music. From their vintage instruments to the pomade on their hair, no detail is overlooked. The orchestra also prides itself on its library of music. Thousands of rare dance band arrangements from the period. All of these things are indispensable tools of the trade.

Bar £10 - Book a place at the bar here
or Book a Table for dining here
or call 020 7314 4000 for all booking

The Canonbury Caper - N1
Tuesday 11 June - 1st set 8pm approx.

The Canonbury,
21 Canonbury Place, London. N1 2NS (map)
Facebook event page

  • New-fashioned bar
  • Gastro restaurant
  • Free admission

    Beginners swing dance lesson (£TBA) with USA dance teacher Gaia Hannan in the early evening!
  • Hot swing from The Silver Ghosts on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at this chic, capacious establishment. Why not join the early evening dance lesson in the function room (£TBA)? Try out your moves with the swing dancers on the excellent floor in the restaurant area in front of the ensemble. An unpretentious À la carte menu, a range of fine wines, European ales, champagne and reasonably priced cocktails. This month featuring DJ guest spot from top UK swing DJ Mel Calanglang!

    With all this and free admission (£3 'hat' donation suggested), you can expect ensuing eventide good times.

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