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N.B. ROCK A HULA AT BLOOMSBURY BOWLING LANES/ CLUB VENUES IS STRICTLY OPEN TO OVER 18s ONLY
The rumours are true: Rock a Hula is BACK for one night only Sat 2nd March 2013 at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes!
Rock a Hula REVIVAL!
Sat 2nd March 2013, Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, 8pm – late
“Standout 1950s night” – the Times
“One of the biggest parties we’ve seen” – Timeout
Rock n roll, hula hooping and swing dancing return to Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes for a rare revival in Spring 2013!
In 2009, something very special happened at Bloomsbury. Rock a Hula arrived: a wave of 1950s hula hoops, showgirls, rockabilly bands, hair parlours and Hawaiian beach photo booths! Over the next 2 years, thousands of people came to hula, learn to swing dance and get their vintage wriggle on, in a hands-on, un-pretentious, chaotic cavalcade of good times! Not being ones to end on a downer, Rock a Hula last hit the Lanes in December 2011, hung up our hoops, and decided to take a l’il break.
But in Spring 2013 – we’re BACK for one night only: to raise a load of money for a very good cause – in aid of Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support: all profit will go to these charities.
Join us for a very special event presenting rare vinyl DJs El Nino and Lady Kamikaze, live hula hoop show from Miss Constance Irkles, special guest live band: Tony Diavolo’s All Star Killers, featuring Paul Ansell, Pat Reyford, Ronan Lopez, Dollar Bill, Carlos Bandido, Florence Joelle, Sister Cookie, Jake Allen, Jenny Cash, Dave “Hot Rod Gang” Vincent Phillips, Paul Gaskin, Crag Shaw from The Excellos. Plus beginners’ swing dancing lesson from Brace Yourself at 8pm, vintage makeovers from Pretty Me Vintage and photo booth by The Pin Up Studio – this is a night NOT TO BE MISSED!
1950s/beach party dress encouraged!
Sponsored by Vivien of Holloway, with thanks to all those involved for their generous support.
Vivien of Hollway have generously donated a £50 gift voucher which we will do a raffle for on Saturday – be sure to get your ticket(s) on the door!
Advance tickets are no longer on sale. There will be tickets for £7 door available on the door, get there early to avoid disappointment! Starts at 8pm
FRIDAY 21st OCTOBER 2011 Rock a Hula @ Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes London feat. The Obscuritones & DJ Jump Jive Tim. Hula hooping from Miss Constance Irkles, beginners’ swing dance lesson taught by Brace Yourself at 9pm, plus hula hooping for everyone and rock n roll vintage vinyl all night long 8pm – 3am
FRIDAY 19TH AUGUST 2011 Rock a Hula @ Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes London feat. The Sundae Kups & DJs El Nino. Hula hooping all night, beginners’ swing dance lesson taught by Brace Yourself at 9pm. 8pm – 3am
FRIDAY 17TH JUNE 2011 Rock a Hula @ Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes London feat. Voola & The Jayhawks, DJs El Nino and Tim Hellzapoppin’. Hula hooping all night, beginners’ swing dance lesson taught by Brace Yourself at 9pm. 8pm – 3am
PAST EVENTS 2010
Rock a Hula @ Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes feat. The Kansas City Cryers (rockin raw rockabilly) 8pm-3am £5 ENTRYAdvance tickets are no longer available – tickets will be available on the door. Get there early to be sure!
11th & 12th September
Rock a Hula! @ by The Lady Luck Jive Stage as part of the Thames Festival on London’s Southbank all day free to attend, more details to follow soon!
Rock a Hula! Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes, London, 8pm – 3am
Presenting *The Arousers* surf/rock n roll/garage, beginners’ lindy hop lesson taught by guest teachers ‘Brace Yourself’, brand new Hawaiian photobooth from Blast Photo, DJs El Nino (Lady Luck/Black Cotton Club) and Tim’s Jumpin’ Jive (Hellzapoppin’ Club), hula hooping all night, Rock a Hula cocktails for £5, plus Elvis films in the cinema and bowling.
Rock a Hula! at the Arnold Circus Sharing Picnic Shoreditch, London with Home live art *Free outdoor event* 1-5pm Join in and celebrate the renovation and centenary of Arnold Circus, at the heart of the world’s first social housing scheme, with a grand community picnic, artist’s fair, music on the bandstand and 100 laps cycle ride & alternative vehicle parade. Rock a Hula will be there giving hula hoop lessons all day – led by the wonderful Miss Constance Irkles. Bring your own picnic and a bicycle for the 100 laps cycle challenge!
Sat 12th & Sun 13th June
Rock a Hula! @ the City Steps Festival, Liverpool
Rock a Hula @ Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes (London) feat. Blackberry Wood (stompin circus/gypsy/ska/country ragtime all the way from Canada!)- 8pm-3am £5 ENTRY
May 15th & 16th
Rock a Hula in the magnificent Spiegeltent at the Norfolk & Norwich Festival Garden Party in Chapelfield Gardens (Norwich) both days 11-5pm w/ swing dance lessons, hula hooping lessons, DJ El Nino plus more TBA! FREE
Rock a Hula! daytime spectacular @ The Camden Crawl (London): swing dancing lessons from Hip to The Hop and hula hooping lessons all day long from Miss Constance Irkles plus the best vintage music w/DJs El Nino & Tim’s Jumpin Jive ENTRY FOR FESTIVAL WRISTBAND HOLDERS ONLY