Festivallette this Friday & Saturday/ New beginners/ Diary

The Tango Warwick @ Warwick celebration starts this Friday 11th; some practical & parking info is copied below.

To start on Friday:
Milonga Ideal at Warwick Court Room Ballroom, Jury Street, Warwick CV34 4EW, 7.30-11.30 pm. It is above the Tourist Information office, entrance just off Warwick's main street, Jury Street. £12 at door, nibbles, BYOB if you wish. DJ Susan Morgan.

Continuing on Saturday:
Workshops with the 2014 world salon tango champion Lorena Gonzalez and Gastón Camejo at 1pm to 2.30pm and 3pm -4.30 pm at St Nicholas Church. Booking in advance mandatory, some spaces for leaders and couples remain. Contact tangowarks@gmail.com

2pm -6 pm Matinee Milonguita at Lord Leycester Hospital, 60 High Street, Warwick, CV 34 4 BH. DJ Juan de Scarfo, £8 at door. Teas & snacks can be bought at The Brethrens Kitchen there until 5 pm http://www.lordleycester.com/the-brethrens-kitchen.html

8pm -00.30 am Milonga "Warwick" at Warwick SPACE, 71 Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NU, performance by the wonderful Lorena Gonzalez and Gastón Camejo at about 9 pm. DJ Ricardo Peixoto. Nibbles, some wine for early arrivers, but BYOB if you wish. £12 at door.
Warwick SPACE is next to the pub now named the Black Pug, which will not be serving food on Saturday.


Practicas at Warwick SPACE, CV34 4NU are from 8.30 pm -10.30 pm on Wednesdays. Totally informal; if you are attending classes, or have some Argentine tango background you will be most welcome to drop by to dance or practice. Cost £5.


On Friday 18th October, Absolute beginners will be welcome to the 6.30 class at St Mary's Leamington Spa, to start a new series of classes with Luis Rodrigues & Elizabeth Knock. other classes + practica as usual. Usual details repeated next week.


Diary of nearby events coming up:

  • Wednesday 9th October: 8.30-10.30 Practica/social dance at Warwick Space, 71 Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NU

  • Friday 11th, Saturday 12th October: MINI FESTIVAL :"Tango Warwick @ Warwick" with Lorena Gonzalez & Gaston Camejo. Dancing at Courthouse Ballroom Friday 7.30-11.30 pm, DJ Susan Morgan; at The Great Hall of Lord Leycester Hospital on Saturday 2pm to 6 pm, DJ Juan de Scarfo; and at Warwick SPACE on Saturday 8 pm -12.30 am (approx), DJ Ricardo Peixoto, with performance. Workshops at St Nicholas Church, Warwick, on Saturday 1pm-2.30, 3 pm to 4.30 pm. See https://tangowarwick.org/events, for booking information

  • Wednesday 16th October: 8.30-10.30 Practica/social dance at Warwick Space 71 Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NU

  • Friday 18th October, 6.30 pm ...Tango Warwick Classes and practica at St Mary's Church, St Mary's Rd, Leamington Spa, with Luis Rodriguez & Elizabeth Knock. Absolute beginners welcome at 6.30 pm.

  • Wednesday 23rd October: 8.30-10.30 Practica/social dance at Warwick Space 71 Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NU

  • Friday 25th October, 6.30 pm ...Tango Warwick Classes and practica at St Mary's with Luis Rodriguez & Elizabeth Knock

  • Friday 1st November, 8.30pm -00.30 . Milonga La Ideal Warwick Space 71 Coten End, Warwick, CV34 4NU, DJ "Oz" Özgür Aydın.


PRACTICAL INFO for Tango Warwick @ Warwick

WALKING BETWEEN VENUES: https://www.traveline.info
11 minutes from St Nicholas Church to Lord Leycester Hospital
16 minutes: Lord Leycester Hospital to Warwick SPACE lots of pubs & restaurants on the way

PARKING : https://www.warwickdc.gov.uk/info/20547/warwick_car_parks
Hassle free free parking after 5pm Friday, all day Sat & Sun., Cape Road Council Workers Car Park,CV34 4JS, very close to Warwickshire County Records Office. Lots of room. about 12 minutes from Lord Leycester Hospital (can take short cut through lane across road & opposite entrance) & 9 minutes from The Courthouse (from entrance head towards St Mary’s Church); 12 minutes to St Nicholas’ Church & 15 to SPACE so not the best for them.

FOR WORKSHOPS (in St Nicholas’ Church, use main entrance) :
St. Nicholas Park Car Park, Banbury Road, Warwick, CV34 4QY is perfect!:
Entrance just S of and adjacent to St Nicholas’ Church. To get to Workshop go into churchyard via lane in N side of car park . Cost 50p for half an hour, up to 10 hours, max charge £4.50; free from 6 pm to 8 am. Should be lots of room. Easy access to back of New Bowling Green pub, serving pub food from 12 noon to 9 pm. https://www.newbowlinggreenwarwick.co.uk. Reasonably convenient for Warwick SPACE on Saturday night, but probably rather dark coming back late night/early morning.

FOR MILONGA LA IDEAL ( Friday evening at Courthouse, entrance as for Tourist Information then upstairs, opposite street leading to St Mary’s Church).
Castle Lane Car Park CV34 4BT, just down the road from the Courthouse, small, £1 from 6 pm to 8 am otherwise 50 p for 30 minutes up to £4.50.
On street parking eg on Church Street opposite the Courthouse, free after 8 pm, £2.20 from 6 pm; Northgate Street (just past the church) also good.
The Butts CV34 4ST, would be OK ,£1 from 6pm to 8 pm, could go through the door in the wall and arrive via St Mary’s Church, or walk along road.
Westgate Car Park, CV34 4DE, see below, also OK or Linen Street CV34 4DT, see below.

FOR LORD LEYCESTER HOSPITAL. Westgate Car Park , CV34 4DE is very convenient, max 3 hours before 6 pm at 50 p per 30 minutes; from 6 pm -8am £1 ; small but there were several places lateish this Saturday afternoon.
Linen Street multistory, CV34 4DT also very close, max cost £4.50 for 24 hours

FOR MILONGA "WARWICK" (Saturday night, Warwick SPACE) , people usual find on street parking, usually along the main road past it on the Warwick side or towards Warwick Station, or in the web of side roads. There is free parking in the evening at Smith Street, leading down from Warwick, with restaurants & a good tea merchant, 10 minutes walk away. Priory Road car park CV34 4NA should be OK, £1 from 6pm to 8am, 8 minutes walk.

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