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Manchester Weekender - Ritz/Palace - May 13-15th 2011

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Ian E has been in touch with news of a new weekender, continuing what seems to be a increasing trend nowadays for city centre venues

BRAND NEW WEEKENDER FOR 2011 - MANCHESTER WEEKENDER

THE RITZ/PALACE HOTEL 13th 14th & 15th May 2011

To commence the weekend we have Richie Pitts live at THE RITZ on friday night plus a host of djs (26) over the three days from across the uk.

THE RITZ venue as been forgotten about on the NORTHERN SOUL front, as we all remembered it!!

So if you missed it all those years ago, then this is your chance now to re-live the memories at this great venue.

Saturday were across the road at the PALACE HOTEL 2 rooms playing oldies and across the board music.Sunday back at THE RITZ for the 1st all day session of Northern Soul in God knows how many years !!.

Over 35 hours of top northern soul to be played, tickets are on sale now at just £22 for the weekend.

Limited tickets to ensure a comfortable dancing atmosphere

http://www.manchesterweekender.com

tel : Ian 07894554693 OR Ste 07791143858

Ian e

RITZ REVIVAL!

MAY 13TH, 14TH & 15TH

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MAY 13TH

Opens up at the legendary Ritz, the former home of the 'HEART OF ENGLAND SOUL CLUB'.

Come and re-live the memories gone by at this grand venue, from 8 pm through 'til 4 am, with classic oldies and floor fillers.

Plus across the board sounds from DJ's:

NEIL RUSHTON

STEVE THOMAS

PETE ROBERTS & JOHN GREEN

KEV MURPHY

STEVE POWELL

WIGAN ELLI

SEAN HAYDON

PLUS - LIVE ON STAGE:

RICHIE PITTS!!

DAY 2 SATURDAY 14TH

AT THE SPECTACULAR PALACE HOTEL

Two rooms:

ROOM ONE in the basement: COPPER JACKS

1:30 pm - 2:30 am

MIKE WALKER

JIMMY RANDALL

DOLLY

BIG BOB

CAROLE GILBOY

FENNY

BLUNNY

MOZ

CHESSER

YORKSHIRE HARRY

NICK BANBURY

DAVE PEET

ROOM TWO:

THE WHITWORTH SUITE

6 pm - 1:00 am

This promises to be a hectic night, with DJ's:

LITTLE SCOTTY

BRIAN RAE

STEVE WHITTLE

PETE ROBERTS & JOHN GREEN

STEVE POWELL

WIGAN ELLI

SEAN HAYDON

SAMMY DEE

DAY 3: SUNDAY 15TH

BACK AT THE RITZ

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Keeping the pace going for our final day, we are back at The Legendary Manchester RITZ!

2:00 pm - 9 pm

With DJ's

NEIL RUSHTON

STEVE THOMAS

KEV MURPHY

STEVE POWELL

WIGAN ELLI

SEAN HAYDON

PETE ROBERTS & JOHN GREEN

TICKETS ONLY: £22.00

More details to follow on our website as it is updated:

http://www.manchesterweekender.com

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HI STE, IVE HEARD THE TICKETS ARE GOING OUT NICELY FOR THE WEEKENDER BETTER GET MY HOTEL BOOKED,SOUNDS AND LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO BE A CRACKING WEEKEND WITH THE RESPONSE TO THE FLIERS ETC ETC CANT WAIT TO GET BACK AT THE RITZ AGAIN GREAT MEMORIES FROM THERE MUST BE 15 YEARS OR SO SEE YOU SOON :lol:

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HI STE, IVE HEARD THE TICKETS ARE GOING OUT NICELY FOR THE WEEKENDER BETTER GET MY HOTEL BOOKED,SOUNDS AND LOOKS LIKE ITS GOING TO BE A CRACKING WEEKEND WITH THE RESPONSE TO THE FLIERS ETC ETC CANT WAIT TO GET BACK AT THE RITZ AGAIN GREAT MEMORIES FROM THERE MUST BE 15 YEARS OR SO SEE YOU SOON :lol:

Agreedthumbsup.gif Had some great times at the Ritz, looking forward to playing a few on the saturday at the weekender-HARRY [YORKSHIRE] thumbsup.gif

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Tickets for sale on:

Friday at Joe's, St. Helens

Saturday: Orrell Soul Club and The Monaco Ballroom

Sunday: The Twisted Wheel

Obtainable from Wigan Elli and myself (Steve Powell)

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Event Title: MANCHESTER WEEKENDER

Event Author: wiganelli

Calendar: Allnighter/Weekenders

Event Date: Fri 13 May 2011

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MANCHESTER WEEKENDER AT THE RITZ AND PALACE HOTEL13th-15th MAY .THE 1ST NORTHERN WEEKENDER TO BE HELD IN MANCHESTER IN THIS GREAT CITY. THE RITZ SPEAKS FOR ITSELF!!.AND ACROSS THE ROAD AT THE 4 STAR PALACE HOTEL WE HAVE TWO GREAT ROOMS LINED UP.THERE ARE 26 DJS PLAYING FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY WITH OVER 35 HOURS OF NORTHERN SOUL AND RICHIE PITTS LIVE AT THE RITZ .ALL THIS FOR JUST £22 See www.manchesterweekender.com for mor details...

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Event Title: RICHIE PITTS LIVE AT THE RITZ MANCHESTER

Event Author: wiganelli

Calendar: Allnighter/Weekenders

Event Date: Fri 13 May 2011

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TO GET THE MANCHESTER WEEKENDER OF TO A GREAT START WE HAVE LIVE ON STAGE RICHIE PITTS (THE FANTASTICS,VELOURS, AND THE INVITATIONS).THATS ON THE FRIDAY 8-4AM!!,SATURDAY WERE ACROSS THE ROAD AT THE 4 STAR PALACE HOTEL 2 GREAT ROOMS PLAYING ACROSS THE BOARD MUSIC THE COPPER JACKS BAR STARTING AT 1PM AND GOES ON TILL 2.30AM AT 6PM WE START IN THE WHITWORTH ROOM WERE WE WILL BE PLAYING OLDIES(BRIAN RAE,STE WHITTLE ,AND THE TWISTED WHEEL LADS PETE ROBERTS AND JOHN GREEN)TO NAME JUST A FEW,ON SUNDAY WERE BACK AT THE RITZ FOR A DAY SESSION 2-9PM.IN TOTAL OVER THE WEEK-END WE HAVE 26 DJS PLAYING OVER 35 HOURS OF TOP NORTHERN SOUL.RECORD DEALERS ARE WELCOME (LIMITED NUMBERS).FOR MORE DETAILS AND HOTEL REDUCTIONS SEE www.manchesterweekender.com .TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW AND HAVE ALREADY BEEN GOING OUT!! 35HRS,26DJS.£22

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Topics merged.

Other people do not have 3 seperate threads for 1 event so can ask that you stick to the rules like they do.

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Tickets now available online.

www.manchesterweekender.com

Not long to go folks, get your tickets while you can!:(

Edited by dancing demon

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For people who would like to attend, but cannot make the full weekend, we are now selling tickets seperately for:

Friday only - £10.00

Saturday only - £10.00

Sunday only - £7.00

Full weekend - £22.00

Tickets of any combination can be bought from our website:

http://manchesterwee...ookingform.html

or pay on the door on the actual night. But we suggest you buy tickets online to avoid disapointment,

On a sad note we have to announce that Richie Pitts has had to pull out due to illness, which requires surgery, which means that he won't be fully recovered for the event. He sends his deepest regrets that he can't make it , but if he feels up to it he will be there as a good wlll gesture in person, but not to sing.

Also we have been informed by the RITZ MANAGEMENT that this is to be the last ever NORTHERN SOUL EVENT to be held there before they close the doors a few days later for a refurb. So this will be the very last chance to visit THE RITZ as we knew it before it changes.

DONT FORGET THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE TO VISIT THE RITZ !! as we knew it.

Edited by dancing demon

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Hi STE, Got lots of questions yesterday at the WHEEL about day and night passes,and seems that people are getting x wires with the JULY RITZ which has been cancelled!! .Sounds and looks like this is gonna be a BIGGIE cant wait.

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Just a couple of weeks away now and really looking forward to playing at the Legendary Ritz. Lets see if we can get that dancefloor BOUNCING wink.gif

Quite a few of the old Wolvo crowd coming up for this thumbsup.gif

See ya there, Sean

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JOHN BARRETT, author and photographer of the northern soul book KEEP THE FAITH is attending the weekender he informed us,he will be taking photos and asking people about there history with NORTHERN SOUL,some of these photos and comments could be used in future books if and when they are published.

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Hi Seaney, if you go to the events and go on to it the individual days/nights are all on there, and all dj times, cheers Elli,not be long now !!

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Just one weeks away now and really looking forward for the First (In-City PROMOTIONS)

ITS GONNA BE BIG **BE THERE OR BE SQUARE**

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DJ TIMES:

Opening night to the MANCHESTER WEEKENDER we are at the RITZ,this will be the last NORTHERN SOUL evening session before it closes its doors for a refurb,it promises to be a storming night with a great dj line up.playing all the oldies and floor fillers

8-8.30pm JIMMY RANDALL

830-930 KEV MURPHY (MR LOWTON)

930-1030 PETE ROBERTS(WHEEL)

1030-1130 KEITH MINSULL(LEGEND)

1130-1230 NEIL RUSHTON(RITZ LEGEND)

1230-130AM JOHN GREEN(WHEEL)

130-230 SEAN HAYDON(BURNLEY ALLNIGHTERS)

230-330 STE THOMAS(BIG ALL NIGHTER DJ)

330-FINISH STEVE POWELL/WIGAN ELLI

On the second day of the MANCHESTER WEEKENDER,we are at the splendid PALACE HOTEL 100 metres from the RITZ, 2 rooms the 1st room(COPPER JACKS) starts at 1pm-230am.Playing across the board music,and current floor fillers.

COPPER JACKS 1pm-230am

1.00pm JIMMY RANDALL(LOWTON LABOUR)

2.00pm FENNY(BLACKPOOLWEEKENDER)

3.00pm JACKIE HARRISS(WALSALL SOUL CLUB)

4.00pm CHESSER(ST HELENS JOES)

5.00pm BOB BRIERLEY(MONACO WIGAN)

6.00pm MOZ(NORTHERN LINE WARRINGTON)

7.00pm HARRY CROSBY (CRESCENT SOUL CLUB YORK)

8.00pm CAROLE GILBOY(SOUL AT THE MILL)

9.00pm KEVIN MURPHY(MR LOWTON)

10.00pm BLUNNY(ORRELL SOUL CLUB)

11.00pm NICK TURVEY(RADIO BANBURY)

12.00PM SEAN HAYDON(BURNLEY ALL-NIGHTER)

1.00am IAN WILLS(MR MS CASINO)

2.00am-finish WIGANELLI/STEVE POWELL

THE WHITWORTH SUITE 6pm-1am playing 100% OLDIES DJ LINE UP AS FOLLOWS

WHITWORTH SUITE

WHITWORTH SUITE

6.00pm SAMMY DEE(BIG ALL-NIGHTER DJ)

7.00pm JOHN GREEN(TWISTED WHEEL)

8.00pm LITTLE SCOTTY(GOODYEARS WOLVERHAMPTON)

9.00pm BRIAN RAE(LEGEND)

10.00pm STE WHITTLE(MR MS CASINO)

11.00pm PETE ROBERTS(TWISTED WHEEL)

12.00pm NEIL RUSHTON(RITZ LEGEND)

1-1.30am WIGANELLI/STE POWALL

To finish the MANCHESTER WEEKENDER off we are back at the RITZ, this will be the last ever NORTHERN SOUL SESSION to be held there as we knew it before the refurb, which will be a few days later,this promises to be a great NORTHERN SOUL SEND OFF TO THE RITZ,DJS are

2pm-3pm KEV MURPHY(MR LOWTON)

3-4 SEAN HAYDON(BURNLEY ALL NIGHTER)

4-5 JOHN GREEN(WHEEL)

5-6 NEIL RUSHTON(RITZ LEGEND)

6-7 PETE ROBERTS(WHEEL)

7-8 STE THOMAS (BIG ALL NIGHTER DJ)

8-9 WIGAN ELLI/STEVE POWELL

Edited by dancing demon

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Was at The Ritz on Friday, checking things out and it was a most surreal moment as a small group of us decided to test out the dance floor. And boy, just like in the 70's that sprung floor moved. The look on everyone elses faces said it all :yes: Absolutely awesome venue and what a shame it's going to disappear after this weekend. Luckily a photographer will be there to capture the memories.

YOUR LAST CHANCE TO GET THERE - DON'T MISS OUT!!!!

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Well records are packed, im ready for an early start to the weekender,hope all you djs get there in one piece, and you soulies are ready for one hell of a time,see you all at the weekender(that ritz dance floor is going to get some hammer)

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Well its been a long wait since Steve asked me to dj last year & now at last its here, looking forward to coming down tomorrow & meeting up with some old friends. Well done all for putting it together, see you soon-HARRY :lol:

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Hi Harry,well it was actually me who asked you wigan elli think you got us mixed up a little down the way no problems Harry it was in Horwich i 1st approached you was a long time ago and this event was in its early days of planning safe journey down pal and dont forget them stompers you play!!! cheers Wigan elli

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Hi Harry,well it was actually me who asked you wigan elli think you got us mixed up a little down the way no problems Harry it was in Horwich i 1st approached you was a long time ago and this event was in its early days of planning safe journey down pal and dont forget them stompers you play!!! cheers Wigan elli

Sorry mate, thats how long ago it was :lol: remember now it was blunny who passed me over steve`s phone number, thats how ive got you lads mixed up :thumbsup:

the old memories not what it was elli, just sorting those records out now mate, see you tomorrow-H :lol:

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looking like a great weekend , just got home from work , . packin records SORTIN STUFF OUT , LEAVIN HERE FOR 7.00 SHOULD BE AT RITZ FOR 9.00

SEE YOU ALL LATER

STEVE T

Edited by steve thomas

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well I can't comment on the weekender but I can on Sunday's Ritz all dayer. Just got back home and I have to say a huge thanks to the peeps who put this one on. Not a bad tune spun all day, a great dancefloor once you got the syrup from the carpets off your shoes and some really great people. Today I met Sheila and Paul from Rotherham. Thanks for taking time to chew the fat with us.

As always photo's to follow later this week. Needless to say we have witnessed the end of an era today with the Ritz closing it's doors on the current venue.

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what a weekend my hat goes off to everyone involved in organising it. and the woman with the white top and jeans curly blonde hair who was in copper jacks on sat can i have your number ????. lmao

Edited by appy2be

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What a cracking weekend, hats off to Steve & Ian

Missed the Friday session but made up for it Saturday. Great sets played down stairs, and a good selection of underplayed sounds up stairs, and thanks for the cast of Eastenders, Corrie and Emmerdale for turning up in the bar for a drink and dance.

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Photo's from Sunday's event can be found here

as always high res images can be downloaded from my facebook page for private use. If you want to use them for any event promotions please ask me first (it's just good manners) Just come say hello and make a new friend :-)

http://www.facebook....74505.740470399

Edited by MartynJJ

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Finished work at 11.00pm on the Friday and thought why not. Last time i was a t the Ritz would be about five years ago and thought the place was looking pretty bad then. I was not disappointed , it was even worse. With the balcony in darkness the rest looked dilapidated. Good job there were some good tunes being played with plenty on the dancefloor. As i walked down the underground corridor to the gents , i could picture the same corridor in the seventies with bags and people lining both walls, the difference being this time , not a soul in sight. Overall though not a bad night, though its revamp has been well overdue by about twenty years.

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Would just like to thank all the DJ's, door staff and especially everyone that attended over the three days and made it such a wonderful occasion. We gave The Ritz a great send off! Pics to follow.

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1st of all a big THANKS to all the djs who played some great records over the weekend,and a big THANKS to the door staff,and not forgetting you the people who attended cause without you it wouldnt have happened,seeing it was our 1st event and it was on a large scale it went quite well.Over the weekend we did get some positive feedback which can only be built on at future events,once again THANKS a million Elli and Carole

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Wigan 'Elli' and Steve,

I thoroughly enjoyed all the sessions over the weekend. They gave me the chance the play something a little bit different from my normal Wheel stuff. Great atmosphere at both venues. Hope you can repeat for next year and will see you both soon down in the Cellar !!!

John Green.

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Fantastic weekend thanks to all pics have now been added although cannot put them all on as it has taken me ages :hatsoff2:

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Only did fri nite at the Ritz as wasn,t missing the last allniter there for no one, i had a fantastic nite to be back there just felt great remembering how it used to be, as was said the tunnel to the toilets was deserted :D it used to be crowded as was the balcony, but it didn,t spoil it for me, the company, the music & the memories :hatsoff2: just to be there one last time , i did get told off for sitting on the steps outside by the bouncers :yes:

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Cheers for all these pos feedbacks, i agree the RITZ does need a revamp and is well overdue!! the reason we put it on there was the fact that it was closing and wont be the same when it re-opens and this was the last chance to bring back them memories!!.Thanks Mr John Green for youre positive comments and of course youll be seeing me in the WHEEL,thanks again until next time to all of you elli and carole.

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