PUBLISHED: 16:25 06 April 2019 Steve Russell A band that gave value for money Picture: FAMILY COLLECTION Archant Remember The Trevor Copeman Band and venues such as Norwich’s Norwood Rooms, the Samson and Hercules in Tombland, and the Tower Ballroom in Great Yarmouth? Looks like a night to remember. The Trevor Copeman Band at the Tower Ballroom in Great Yarmouth Picture: FAMILY COLLECTIONSome people had fathers who devoted their evenings and weekends to bowls or digging the allotment. Not the Copeman sisters. Their dad usually got people’s feet a-tapping when he wasn’t doing the day-job.For drummer Colin was the leader of a big-band that entertained East Anglians at venues such as the Norwood Rooms in Aylsham Road, Norwich; Samson and Hercules in Tombland; The Garibaldi in St Nicholas Road, Great Yarmouth, and Gorleston’s Floral Hall.For middle daughter Sally-Ann and her two sisters, life must have seemed like an adventure … [Read more...] about Did you dance to Colin’s band at Tower Ballroom?
Strict tempo dance music
Do you remember, years ago, going to your local ballroom or dance hall taking your partner in your arms and waltzing or foxtrotting around the floor to a live band? Would you like to relive those days? Now you can. Every Sunday from 7pm – 10pm The Club in Quesada becomes that ballroom and you can, once again, take your partner in your arms and dance to live music in strict tempo time. The Strictly Tempo Dance Club is ready and waiting to welcome dancers of all nationalities and abilities for a glorious evening of dance incorporating everything from waltzes, quicksteps and foxtrots to the livelier latin and jive dances. Live music is provided by the Contrasts Duo with Derek Symonds on keyboards and Mike Reilly on drums. Derek was a well-known musician along the south coast of England playing keyboards in bands, duo’s and solo in hotels and ballrooms for many years. Mike Reilly (aka Mick the Stix) honed his strict tempo drumming skills playing in … [Read more...] about Strictly Come Dancing comes to Quesada.
1 Meditate without meditation Good news for fidgets – ‘accidental meditation’ has the same stressbusting, mood-boosting and blood-pressure-lowering benefits as the traditional cross-legged variety. ‘Lots of people use a mantra to meditate, a repeated phrase that helps you zone in [yes, that’s what “om-ing” is all about], but simply focusing on your breathing shushes your body and mind in the same way,’ says meditation teacher Lucy Greeves (yogaforbusyminds.com). ‘So when you’re walking, be aware of your breath – breathing in for three strides, out for four. When cooking or in the shower, immerse yourself in the sensations, the smells, sounds. It might sound too simple to be effective, but it’ll click you off autopilot and into a calmer, meditative state.’ 2 Be FLAWsome Accept you’ve got flaws, but know you’re awesome regardless. According to the World Database of … [Read more...] about YOU Mag’s top 100 wellness tips
When my boss in the newsroom told me to go out and find the nightlife of the Potteries I thought he was joking. The year was 1963 and most people in North Staffordshire were in bed before midnight. Club land meant drinking holes for working men and their wives. However, my boss had heard about this new-fangled discotheque in Hanley. I hardly knew what the word meant, but I soon found out after a night in the converted warehouse in Bryan Street. The Place was like nothing I’d experienced before and it wasn’t my cup of tea. I’d been brought up on ballroom dancing. Inside it was like a dimly-lit dungeon. The walls were painted black, for heaven’s sake, and the music was deafening. I saw people who appeared to be dancing alone. Yes, this Potteries innocent was in at the birth of a social revolution. Although the rise of The Place in the Swinging Sixties is now part of pop history, I still marvel at what was achieved in the old warehouse. It was a time when the … [Read more...] about The Place Nightclub was the the only place to be in the 1960s