Robin Windsor has embarked on his final tour Picture: STRICTLY THEATRE CO STRICTLY THEATRE CO Ipswich boy and Strictly Come Dancing favourite Robin Windsor explains how wanting to finish at the top of his game and the lure of a permanent natural tan convinced him to waltz into the sunset. Robin Windsor dancing in his earlier days Picture: CONTRIBUTEDEvery kid at some time or another dreams of seeing their name in lights. Not every kid’s dream comes true. “Probably the highlight of my entire career was headlining Burn The Floor at the Shaftsbury Theatre in London’s West End. I remember standing outside, watching the signs go up with my and Kristina Rihanoff’s name across the top of the theatre and shedding a little tear. “I’d travelled the world with that show for 10 years. We ended up on Broadway, which for ballroom dancers was absolutely incredible, they’d never been a ballroom show on Broadway and we were there for almost a year. Then along … [Read more...] about Have your tissues ready for emotional farewell show at Ipswich Regent from home town Strictly Come Dancing star Robin Windsor
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Strictly Come Dancing will be jiving its way back onto our TV screens in a matter of weeks. Ahead of the glitzy launch night, the BBC has revealed the line-up in full. The TV channel has been teasing fans by announcing the stars day by day, since last week - with the last few names being announced today. Here is the dazzling line-up in full, as reported in the Mirror Online . Susannah Constantine Mum-of-three Susannah was the final Strictly star confirmed. The telly star said: “I hope to prove pigs can fly (dance). Sick with nerves and jangling with excitement.” Susannah, 56, is a television presenter, fashion journalist, style advisor, author and designer. She began her career working in fashion for Giorgio Armani and John Galliano before she met Trinny Woodall in 1994, with whom she proceeded to write a weekly fashion column for the Daily Telegraph, which ran for seven years. The pair went on to co-host the hugely successful BBC One show ‘What Not to … [Read more...] about The Strictly Come Dancing full line-up has been confirmed
PUBLISHED: 07:26 05 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:47 05 June 2018 St Albans Folk Festival's main concert will take place at the Maltings Arts Theatre Supplied by St Albans Folk Festival Leading national performers will join a multitude of local talent at this year’s St Albans Folk Festival. The Dovetail Trio will play this year's St Albans Folk Festival Folk dancers and musicians will be making their way to St Albans city centre on Saturday, June 16 to take part in a day of music and dancing. The day will culminate in a headline concert at the Maltings Arts Theatre featuring two nationally known groups, the highly acclaimed Dovetail Trio and Granny’s Attic, a trio with a rapidly rising reputation. Throughout the day there will be numerous free performances along with opportunities to join in throughout the city. A record 19 dance groups will be taking part in this year’s Day of Dance in St Albans. Granny's Attic will play this year's St Albans Folk Festival Eight … [Read more...] about A day of dancing and music set to take over city centre
Staged in an imposing fortress high above the mighty river Danube, it quickly becomes clear why Exit festival is developing an equally formidable reputation.Having emerged from a resistance movement during troubled times in the Balkans, the annual four-day event was once again crowned Best Major Festival at the European Festival Awards in 2017.An eclectic mix of music, unique setting and almost-guaranteed sunshine during Serbia’s scorching summers create an extremely successful formula.What’s it like?Every July, almost 50 stages and performance areas are packed into the vast Petrovaradin Fortress on the eastern bank of the country’s second city Novi Sad.As festival entrances go, a narrow wooden bridge spanning the lush green grass of a former moat is certainly different. Historical charm continues through an arched gateway where a series of illuminated tunnels and winding cobbled paths lead to competing sounds of punk rock, techno and reggae.At the heart of the … [Read more...] about Is Exit Europe’s coolest festival? Here are this summer’s must-visit overseas dance events
Yet more high-profile acts have signed up for BBC Music's Biggest Weekend . BBC Music have announced yet more acts for the Biggest Weekend festival following yesterday's news that Liam Gallagher would be Coventry's headliner. They have now revealed that Stereophonics will be opening for the ex-Oasis star at Coventry's War Memorial Park on May 27. More has been revealed about Monday's performance from the BBC Concert Orchestra as well, which will see the stars of Strictly Come Dancing take to the stage. Acts previously announced for Sunday include Paloma Faith, Billy Ocean, UB40 featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey, Tears for Fears, Snow Patrol and Jamie Cullum. On Monday Nigel Kennedy, Milos, Eliza Carthy and The Wayward Band and GoGo Penguin will play along with new addition Angelique Kidjo. But what can Coventry expect from Strictly? A spectacular ballroom performance from the professional dancers of BBC One’s flagship award-winning entertainment show will take place. Stars Gorka … [Read more...] about BBC Biggest Weekend: Which Strictly Come Dancing stars are coming?