I’ve been sent advance notice of a great 1980’s tribute night planned for Friday, September 16th 2011 up at The Memo. I think everybody loves the music and acts of the decade that taste forgot, and a fine time is set to be had by all. I’m telling you now, so that you can book early. Tickets for a gig this great won’t be hanging around for long.
The Memo is building up a great reputation for fun, family-friendly entertainment, so why not give it a go? You can contact the team via their website, twitter, Facebook or even by means of good old fashioned telephony on 01543 372148.
May even see you there…
Frankie Goes To Brownhills for Mayor’s charity appeal
Frankie will be going to Brownhills when Holly Johnson joins Boy George, Debbie Harry and Adam Ant for an 80’s charity night to remember for Walsall’s Mayor.
Fans of the eighties will definitely do a double take when they see the Electric Dreams tribute act pay homage to some of the biggest stars of yesteryear.
And guests are invited to dress up as their own Dandy Highwayman or Belle Star to get into the 80’s mood.
The 80’s Charity Night has been organised by fundraiser Sue Hill who has joined the Mayor’s Challenge 100 – for 100 people to raise at least £100 each in 100 days for his charity appeal.
It is being staged at Brownhills Memorial Hall in Lichfield Road, Brownhills, on Friday 16 September.
Organiser Sue, who works for Walsall Heathcare’s child development centre in Shelfield said: “The Mayor visited the centre when we’d had a refurb and mentioned the challenge.
“A few of us got talking about it and my colleague Jess Dudley, who is a member of the Electric Dreams group, offered its services.
“We’ve been re-living the 80’s ever since – laughing about the clothes we wore – and we think it will be a good night out.
“The charity appeal is all about helping children and that’s something close to our hearts.”
The Mayor’s Charity Appeal is raising money for three causes which are: The Creating Chances Trust, The Swing and PROUD (Parents Relatives and Others Understanding Down’s Syndrome)
The Creating Chances Trust is a partnership between the four Black Country authorities and has been set up to support the education and training of children in care and leaving care.
The Swing improves the futures of bereaved children and young people and was established by Walsall bereavement Support Service.
PROUD is a parent-led Down’s Syndrome support group that encourages individuals with this condition to lead full and rewarding lives and raises awareness.
The Mayor added: “Fair play to Sue for organising what I’m sure will be a great event.
“It’s the perfect opportunity to dig out your leg warmers, frilly shirts and hair gel and dance the night away while raising money for three brilliant causes.”
Tickets cost just £5 and are available from Sue on 07714 761852.
Doors open at 7.30pm and guests should bring their own drinks but food is available.
For details of how to become part of Challenge 100 complete the eform on the Walsall Council Website, contact Jo Whitehouse at firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact the Mayor’s Office on 01922 652072.