2014 Reconnection/ General Meetup- with dancing to Soul and Funk!

Hey everyone,
So a new year and one of my (many) New Years Resolutions is to get some more events posted for Dancing Not Drinking, and get the group going again. Thanks so much to all those who have posted events in the meantime- I haven't been able to make any but hope they've all been great successes!

So first up, we have many many new members who have joined recently so I thought we would have a bit of a general Meetup back where it all started at the Phoenix pub on Cavendish Square in Central London.

I shall reserve an area from about 9.00 in the pub upstairs, where we can all meet chat and be generally have a jolly good time, before heading downstairs around 10/ 10.30 where they turn their basement into a mini club, where they will be playing Soul/ funk at a night called Soul of the 60's. 


The pub upstairs is free, and downstairs the club is £5 or for the very thrifty amongst us , you can sign up to the guestlist and get in for £4 by e-mailing your name and how many guests you are bringing to [masked]!

So get signed up and lets kick off 2014 (a bit late) with what will hopefully be a terrific night of dancing!
:)

Here is the blurb from the Soul of the Sixties Website called London Soul Club:

Now in its 5th hipshaking year, London’s finest Motown soul party takes over The Phoenix, Cavendish Sq, to deliver more belting sixties classics than you can spin a glitterball too.

From the jump-jiving sounds of Mr Jackie Wilson to the marvellous Marvelettes we play the very finest in Motown, Stax and Atlantic soul alongside a bumper helping of Rhythm & Blues, Rock & Roll and a touch of footstomping Funk.
So get out of your seat and get ready to stomp your feet!

For more info on the artists they will be playing:

http://www.londonsoulclub.com/soul-of-the-60s

Can't wait- see y'all there

:)

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  • Linda

    ok these comments are making me jealous!!! I couldnt make it due to flu...please organise another one!!! same place same time :) :)

    February 23, 2014

  • Tin T.

    cheers Ali for organising such a fantastic
    night, had super time & met many interesting
    people :-)
    looking forward to the next :-)

    February 23, 2014

  • daphne

    Just want to say, thanks Ali, fun night, ..a welcoming group, nice venue. Look forward to the next R&B night.

    February 22, 2014

  • Alan B.

    Hi Ali. A big thank you for organising last night. It was a great venue and top music. But most of all what a great bunch of fun people we have in the group. And such dancers. Looking forward to the next outing.
    Alan

    February 22, 2014

  • Rachael

    What a great night - and so cheap too. The sheer heat drove me out though! Thanks Ali for a great night xx

    February 22, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    Hi Ali, thank for organizing the event, the music and the location were great!!!

    February 22, 2014

  • amanda m.

    Hi, finally, a Saturday night when I am not working and can let my hair down..it's such a big group I think we will rock the dance floor...yeah!

    February 21, 2014

    • Ali P.

      Hi amanda, thats great news that your coming out- but you do know its tonight- as in Friday night not Saturday! :)

      February 21, 2014

    • amanda m.

      He he...I missed it - how dumb, and what a blow...anyway, hope you had a good 'un

      February 22, 2014

  • Ali P.

    Great night- fantastic tunes, lovely people- great to catch up with friends old and new :)

    February 22, 2014

  • Alison

    Sorry I can no longer make it.

    February 21, 2014

  • radhika

    Hi all, I'm sorry I wont be able to make it tonight

    February 21, 2014

  • Ali P.

    There is no reception but I will keep coming upstairs periodically to check my phone (despite the fact that it's freezing!) :)

    February 21, 2014

  • Ali P.

    Head downstairs and myself and one other member are on the right hand side of the seating area at the back!! :)

    February 21, 2014

  • Ali P.

    Ok I'm here! In about 10 mins I'm heading downstairs to sit in our reserved area- I'm wearing a white shirt, blue jeans and brown addidas trainers :) see y'all in a sec :)

    February 21, 2014

  • leandre s.

    Sorry All...can't make tonight...still fighting a flu that's been getting the better of me. Gutted. Have fun all an dance the night away for the likes of me...

    Best wishes,

    Alison.

    February 21, 2014

  • Ioanna

    Thanks a lot Ali !enjoy tonight !

    February 21, 2014

  • Ioanna

    I still have a cold ...sorry Ali but I think I should take it easy as I don't feel good. ..see you next time . Thanks for organising it .

    February 21, 2014

    • Ali P.

      No worries Ioanna and thanks for letting me know- Hope you feel better soon and see you next time!!

      February 21, 2014

  • Amy

    Sorry, too tired! :)

    February 21, 2014

    • Ali P.

      No worries Amy and thanks for letting me know- see you next time!!

      February 21, 2014

  • Linda

    Ive got a cold at the moment....but been looking forward to this for ages!!!!!!!! Fingers crossed I'll feel better and can make it :)

    February 20, 2014

    • Ali P.

      Hope you can make it Linda :)

      February 21, 2014

  • Ali P.

    Hi everyone,
    Great to see so many people signed up for this Friday!
    Just to let everyone know there is a slight change to the order of events.
    I was chatting to Paul at the Phoenix and he said that it gets pretty busy in the pub of a Friday night, so what I think the best thing to do is to head straight downstairs to the Soul Night.
    The doors downstairs open at 9.00, so if everyone starts turning up around 9/9.30, then we will have an area reserved downstairs and I'm sure it will be quiet enough for the first hour or so, so we can all chat and get to know each other a bit before the dancing starts a bit later on.
    Also chatting to Kris who runs Soul of the 60's and he said if you say your attending 'Ali's Meetup' or 'Dancing Not Drinking Meetup' on the door, then you get in for £4 (no need to sign up to the guestlist!)

    Really looking forward to seeing everyone Friday night!
    I'll send an e-mail with my contact details nearer the time!
    :) Ali

    1 · February 19, 2014

  • J. P.

    Great! Will be good to meet fellow like minded dancey, not drinky/drunky, people! :-)

    February 16, 2014

  • Daksha M.

    So gutted - I'm away in Warwickshire ... next timemy resolution is to come out with this group as i love dancing and don't do enough of it anymore

    February 16, 2014

  • pavol

    hello:-)

    February 2, 2014

  • J. P.

    Great! Will be good to meet fellow like minded dancey, not drinky/drunky, people! :-)

    February 1, 2014

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