TANGO SHELTER 2018
Sat 8 Dec 2018 / 17:30 > 22:00
It was getting cold towards the end of the Hyde Park Sunset Milonga in the bandstand. But some people have to sleep out in the mid-winter cold.
Tango Shelter raises funds to get them indoors at night and feed them.
Tango Shelter 2017 The Movie
Mount Street Jesuit Centre
114 Mount St, Mayfair,
Opposite Connaught Hotel
London W1K 3AH
Opposite The Connaught Hotel
Hall Fee Waived. So every penny for charity
Date: Saturday 8 Dec 2018
Time: 17:30 > 22:00 (4 1/2 hours)
Entry Price: £15 (in advance online) ; £16 on the door
Lottery Tickets: £5 / Buy 4 £5 tickets get 1 free so £20 for 5 tickets
Prizes will be drawn by random number generator.
£10 minimum value for prizes
Prize delivery in London. Lottery tickets available to those attending Tango Shelter 2018 or not.
100% of income after payment card fees goes to the shelter charity.
Music: Two Rooms and Three DJs
100% Argentine Traditional tangos in Tandas with Cortinas 4T c 4T c 3V c 4T c 4T c 3M c
Second Room: Nuevo and Alternative Tango.
Address: [Opposite Connaught Hotel so entrance via Mount Street and NOT Farm Street]
Mount Street Jesuit Centre,
114 Mount St,
Mayfair, London W1K 3AH
The Elegant Hall is turned into a dining room for the homeless and then a dormitory
Enter from Mount Street opposite The Connaught Hotel
It is getting cold. But Tangueros and Tangueras have warm embraces. So let's help The Westminster Night Shelter Project though Tango Shelter.
So on Saturday 8th December 2018 we celebrate a charity milonga in Mayfair at the elegant Farm Street Church Hall across the road from The Connaught Hotel in aid of the Farm Street Winter Night Shelter Project.
The hall where the Milonga will be held is transformed into a Monday Night dining room and then a dormitory for the homeless as part of the Westminster Night Shelter Project for people who would otherwise have spent the night on the streets of London.
Meals are supplied by local hotels and restaurants including Claridge's.
The charity buys inflatable beds, sleeping bags and pillows. These are allocated to each guest and stored in the hall after the dormitory is dismantled. Breakfast is supplied in the morning.
So let us Tangueros turn our warm embraces into a warm place to stay for London's cold and shivering homeless and help fund the Farm Street Winter Night Shelter Project.
More info on the West London Day Centre and the Westminster Night Shelter Project.
All the DJs, musicians and performers will be providing their services free without expenses. So also will the organisers and support staff.
Think of this when buying lottery tickets
In order of appearance:
Main Hall DJ1
Zhanna Rabinska Traditional Golden Age Tango DJ
Professional musician Zhanna Rabinska is well known by fans of tango music as she runs the popular "Today's Tango is" Facebook group. Her dancing is known for its musicality and knowledge of the music is evident. She will play a set of Traditional GA Tango music.
Second Room DJ
David James Bailey Nuevo & Alternative DJ
David and Ann run the Learning Tango school in Hertfordshire. David has DJ-ed for several years, at the Milonga Abierta events and others throughout the UK. David will play a selection of the most danceable Nuevo, Alternative and Blues tango music in the second room, so giving you a choice of dance rooms and genres throughout the evening.
Main Hall DJ2
Warren Edwardes Organiser and Traditional Romantic Tango DJ
Silky smooth traditional tangos blending energetic 40s Golden Age with romantic 50s Silk Age plus a few 30s valses, big 60s tangos and contemporary-traditional tangos. There'll be a slick tsunami alternating rhythmical and lyrical tangos from simple to complex with a tilt to lyrical romanticism.
Just back to London from his native Argentina Guillermo Willis will deliver a smoking solo tanda on the Bandoneón for Tango Shelter 2018.
Feel free to sit and cry; just dance; or even dance and cry. I'll be doing the latter and carrying two freshly ironed handkerchiefs for two sets of tears.
Opera Singer and Tanguera Carlotta Missiroli will "cross over" for Tango Shelter 2018 to sing songs with the orchestral music supplied by Orquesta Romantica Milonguera.
Olga Metzner of Tango BETTER and Onur Gümrükçü met in 2014 and really enjoyed dancing together. In summer 2018 they decided to work as a couple, based in London, Hamburg and Istanbul.
They focus on deep connection within the couple, elegance of the movement, joy of dancing and endless opportunities to grow in their tango.
La Cumparsita de Oro semi-sparkling wine will be supplied free by Warren Edwardes of Hyde Park Wines
Sale: £3 a glass (20cl) - 100% to charity
Sparkling and Still water supplied. [Warren Edwardes]
Quiche and Cakes will be supplied by Peng Newman of Tango on The Thames for sale.
Sale: £1 a slice - 100% to charity
There will be a Ladies' Dressing Room.
No changing in the toilets for women. Plush Ladies’ Dressing Room with comfy sofas to aid changing into elegant tango dresses and try our Bahar's Designs dresses.
Bahar's Designs by Bahar Köse will showcase handmade dancewear in the Ladies' Dressing Room. There will be a range of made to order dance clothes and accessories.
The dresses are superb for showing off Flighty Boleos and Sweeping Planeos
As with Tango Shelter 2017, Alex Lake will make a video and take photographs of the event.
La Cumparsita ends at 22:00 so time to get home by midnight.
Mayfair Milonga is located between Berkeley Square and Grosvenor Square.
By public transport, it is 8 minutes walk from Bond Street Station and 4 minutes walk from the "Dorchester Hotel" bus stop on Park Lane.
It is on Mount Street and not on Farm Street.
Parking is free from 18:30 on single yellow lines and some resident and payment parking bays. Beware of drop kerbs and entrances.
Zone E Mayfair and St James £4.90 per hour
Parkopedia's site shows car parks. Click "Street" to find free parking from 18:30 and £4.90 per hour before that.