Suffolk Libraries is working with Britten Pears Arts to support their forthcoming Virtual Tea Dance event.
Britten Pears Arts usually hosts a festive Tea Dance at Snape Maltings in early December – bringing together care homes, local community groups and dancing enthusiasts alike to enjoy music, dancing, tea and cake. This year a Virtual Tea Dance is taking place online on Tuesday 8 December.
Suffolk Libraries is helping to spread the word to regular library customers who are also invited to attend an online social gathering after the main event.
The Suffolk Libraries social session is aimed at older people who may attend Suffolk Libraries’ regular Top Time social activities for older people or anyone who may have been missing the social side of libraries in recent months. Anyone is welcome to book a virtual table for free, either in groups or as individuals, and they will then get a chance to meet online in smaller groups to have a cup of tea and chat to friends old and new after the main tea dance event.
When signing up to the event people can also request a special Tea Dance care pack which they’ll receive in the post to help them enjoy the event.
The main Tea Dance event will involve a forty-five-minute film which includes a seven-piece big band, a presenter and professional dancers, which is sure to get everyone’s feet tapping. There will be an opportunity for people to learn some dance moves and sing along too.
People only have to sign-up once to take part in the event on 8 December. It’s free and easy to book your place online via the Suffolk Libraries website or via this link.
The event starts at 1.45pm with the Tea Dance running from 2pm to 2.45pm and the tea and chat session running from 3pm to 3.30pm.
Melissa Matthews, Creative Programmes Manager at Suffolk Libraries said: “We’re really pleased to support Britten Pears Arts who are organising this event to bring people together at this challenging time. We know many library customers have been missing the social side of library life so we’re helping out by providing an opportunity for people to reconnect or get to know someone new.”
You can view a trailer for the video via our website, along with more information.