Gliderdrome set for festive dance night


The Gliderdrome will be holding a Christmas dance, many years after anyone last strutted their stuff on the Starlight Room dance floor.

Manager Andrew Malkinson said several organisations had been in touch and, coupled with positive comments as a result of Dave Peatling’s letter to The Standard, this had encouraged them to think about recommencing dances.

“We had hoped to put on a really top show for Christmas,” he said. “But a number of problems took a lot longer to sort out than we thought and as a result we were unable to confirm to this band that we would be ready for Christmas.

“At the last minute we have been able to book Soul Solution, an eight-piece soul band from Lincoln, and they will be supported by two fairly local groups, Little Big Band and Bullet Tooth. We used to give local bands a platform in the old days and wish to continue with this.

“Steve Greenhough is well known on the local music scene and he will act as compère and DJ for the evening, where the admission charge will be only £10.”

Shows already booked next year are Band From County Hell and Boston Youth and Jazz Orchestra, although bingo sessions – which have continued uninterrupted since the early Sixties – will not be affected.

Band From County Hall will appear in a St Patrick’s Day celebration on Saturday, March 16. The following Saturday Boston Youth and Jazz Orchestra take to the stage.

The Christmas event will be held on the Thursday before the big day. Tickets are available from: Gliderdrome (bingo sessions); Chris Cook, Main Ridge East; and Burgess Thompson & Richardson, High Street.