THE WILTON BALLROOM TO CLOSE FOR MAJOR REFURBISHMENT
WILTON ALLNIGHTER - FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th - THE LAST THIS YEAR.
The Wilton Ballroom which has provided a home for our allnighter, featuring soul music from all eras and genre for over 14 years non-stop, is to close for the remainder of the year.
Under new ownership, the venue is to receive much needed refurbishment and alteration, which is planned to start in October. This means our next allnighter on the 7th September will be the last this year, and our November 2nd allnighter unfortunately cancelled.
After a meeting with the new management team who are keen to retain the event, we are pleased to announce that the reopening of the ‘New Wilton Ballroom’ in early April 2008 will see the continuation of our much loved allnighters hopefully for many more years to come. Also during our meeting with the new management some exciting new possibilities were discussed for expanding and enhancing our allnighter.
Though a complete refurbishment of the existing building is planned don't worry, the raised dance area and sprung floor will be retained. However there will be all new furnishings, P.A. system, and extensions to the front and rear of the building, providing additional function rooms and a balcony. When completed, the new venue will provide us with more possibilities and facilities than ever before, so watch this space.
We hope this doesn't cause too much inconvenience to our regulars, and we would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their support over the years, soul fans, DJs, S.U.N. fanzine, and the many record dealers who have not only supported our events, but run our ads in their mailings.
The September date will not only be the last in 2007 but the last now for a little over 6 months, so let's make it a very special night and give the old place a good send off. This is the last time you will see the Wilton Ballroom in its present form.
We will kick off the "New Wilton" by celebrating our 15th anniversary with our much loved collectors' night, featuring DJs and collectors playing deck for deck, which we plan for early April 2008.
We'll keep you posted via the Wilton website (also to be refurbished) and the Soul Source forum as things progress, If you want the personal touch, send your email address to email@example.com and we'll keep you updated.