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I posted some time ago about the relaunch of Soul nights at an iconic venue from the past - Queen Mary Ballroom at Dudley Zoo.

Am pleased to announce that the opening "SOUL DO AT THE ZOO" will be a Christmas Party on Thursday December 23 from 8pm till 2am.

The QM has had a refurb and looks better than ever.

If you've never been the place ...it's at the top of the 47 acres Dudley Zoological Gardens which is a major tourist arraction in the

West Midlands, To get to QM you need to drive/walk past the animals in the Zoo. Parking will be on the grounds of Dudley Castle which dates back to the 11th century and is also part of the zoo complex.

So it's a bit special!

Thanks,

Neil

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Count us in Neil, it.ll be straight to work for a few hours after, but i have fond memories of the Q. M. B.andlooks like we will see you New Year also for a drink before Lifeline at Bidds, as the A1 Fox has been "foxed".

Will catch up with you before then no doubt, most probably somewhere between here and Landywood, and involving GH, and his eternal quest for "trades"

Paul

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Forgot to say, the opening night party will be also be the Ist national preview for the forthcoming DVD "Keeps On Burning" coming out on Odeon and currenty being worked on by Glenn Gunton.

This contains the original footage and out takes from "This England" plus loads of brand new footage which will be shown on a a large screen at the Christmas Party.

Neil

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Oooh I think I might manage that, it's walking distance from home :)

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Oooh I think I might manage that, it's walking distance from home :)

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Oooh I think I might manage that, it's walking distance from home :)

All back to yours afterwards then dave, smile.gifsmile.gif hope your well matethumbsup.gifhatsoff2.gif

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It's to be hoped none of the sealions escape again Neil(!)... though a few loose penguins may perhaps add a festive flavour to the event.

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see ya there ! looking forward to it ...pick you up Dave Rimmer ok ... :thumbsup:

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see ya there ! looking forward to it ...pick you up Dave Rimmer ok ... thumbsup.gif

pick him up?......wathca gonna do chalks, carry him on yer shoulders??!!....ITS OVER THE BACK FENCE MATE!!:thumbup::D

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see ya there ! looking forward to it ...pick you up Dave Rimmer ok ... thumbsup.gif

OK mate

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see ya there ! looking forward to it ...pick you up Dave Rimmer ok ... thumbsup.gif

OK mate

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pick him up?......wathca gonna do chalks, carry him on yer shoulders??!!....ITS OVER THE BACK FENCE MATE!!:thumbsup::lol:

way to heavy for my shoulders lol :yes: well it will save his legs and climbing the fence :wave:

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As you said Neil long over due this venue great memories of past nights here hopefully we will be there

Gaz

I posted some time ago about the relaunch of Soul nights at an iconic venue from the past - Queen Mary Ballroom at Dudley Zoo.

Am pleased to announce that the opening "SOUL DO AT THE ZOO" will be a Christmas Party on Thursday December 23 from 8pm till 2am.

The QM has had a refurb and looks better than ever.

If you've never been the place ...it's at the top of the 47 acres Dudley Zoological Gardens which is a major tourist arraction in the

West Midlands, To get to QM you need to drive/walk past the animals in the Zoo. Parking will be on the grounds of Dudley Castle which dates back to the 11th century and is also part of the zoo complex.

So it's a bit special!

Thanks,

Neil

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THE RELAUNCH WILL FEATURE 5 DJ'S WHO AT DIFFERENT TIMES IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN RESIDENT AT QUEEN MARY SOUL NIGHTS

MIKE -"OSCAR MICHAEL" HOLLIS

CARL DENE

BILL BAKER

BASIL (YES PAUL'S COMING OUT OF RETIREMENT!)

AND ME

ADMISSION IS £6 PAY ON THE DOOR OR TO GUARANTEE ADMISSION ADVANCE TICKETS @ £6 EACH ARE AVAILABLE - SEND PAY PAL PAYMENT TO

sales@soulvation.biz

THERE WILL BE A FESTIVE OUTDOOR BAR-B-Q.

IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED AM THINKING OF ARRANGING A MEETING FOR A CHRISTMAS DRINK OR TWO BEFORE THE DOORS OPEN AT 8PM.

MAYBE THE MALT SHOVEL FOLLOWED BY THE FELLOWS CLUB WHICH HAS JUST REOPENED. HAD A LOOK AROUND IT ON TUESDAY AND IT'S BEEN GIVEN A NICE NEW LOOK.

ENTRANCE ON THE NIGHT WILL BE VIA THE FELLOWS CLUB ENTRANCE.

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Capacity is 250 (not like the old days!)

There's 200 advance tickets, plus 50 pay on the door.

About half of the advance tickets gone already.

If you want one of the tickets that are still available, they are £6 each and can be ordered on line at -

www.soulvation.biz

or you can send PayPal payment to -

sales@soulvation.biz

All the Best,

Neil

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I posted some time ago about the relaunch of Soul nights at an iconic venue from the past - Queen Mary Ballroom at Dudley Zoo.

Am pleased to announce that the opening "SOUL DO AT THE ZOO" will be a Christmas Party on Thursday December 23 from 8pm till 2am.

The QM has had a refurb and looks better than ever.

If you've never been the place ...it's at the top of the 47 acres Dudley Zoological Gardens which is a major tourist arraction in the

West Midlands, To get to QM you need to drive/walk past the animals in the Zoo. Parking will be on the grounds of Dudley Castle which dates back to the 11th century and is also part of the zoo complex.

So it's a bit special!

Thanks,

Neil

Me and paul where the last one's to run the soul nights there had some good nights.

Good luck to you Neil

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Me and paul where the last one's to run the soul nights there had some good nights.

Good luck to you Neil

Hi Phil,

Thanks for your good wishes.

If you get the chance to come along on December 23rd please do...you will love the new look of the QM Ballroom. It had a had a revamp costing £80,000 - it includes new floor covering and furniture, refurbsihing the dance floor and deorating throughtout. It looks and feels great.

As part of the works, the small stage at the end of the room which had been there since the 1960's - and where loads of Soul records have been played since then - has been taken out , and as a result the curves of the oriignal "Tecton" design are accentuated, and you can more readily appreciate that the shape of the building was based on the Queen Mary ship when it was built between 1935 and 1937.

It really is a magical venue.

No way of getting Cuddles The Killer Whale back from those 70's Soul sessions, but the Zoo's very own 3 Lions are only about 100 yards away from the QM!

All the Best,

Neil

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About 50 advance tickets left, looks like it is going to be a great night. People coming from all over the Midlands to boost the bostin' Black Country contingent.

Tickets @ £6 each available to purchase on line (PayPal/Credit or Debit Card) please go to -

www.soulvation.biz

Thanks,

Neil

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Had people asking about access to the zoo grounds & Queen Mary.

This will be via the Fellows car park gate, which is the rear of the recently reopened Fellows pub.

The gate there will be manned from 7.30pm and this will be the entrance for cars and people waking up to the QM.

If you are walking don't have a shock when the first animal you walk past, a raven, squawks at you.

If someone is disabled they can be droppede off outside the QM but fire regulations means no car parking is allowed there, you will need to park in the grounds of Dudley Castle which are opposite the QM, or in the Fellows Club car park.

All the Best,

Neil

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