Diamond Ring Presentation Tea Dance for Gilbert & Gordon: Then All The World Could See How In Love We Are
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Get your dancing shoes on, your hair up in victory rolls and join us for an afternoon of Tea, Swing dancing and celebrating Love in all is glorious forms. Jane and Fran from Dyfi Dance will be leading jive and other dances from the period. No partners needed. All welcome.Dress to impress in your best 1930s & 1940s glamour.
2pm Dance lesson with Jane and Fran from Dyfi Dance. A fun session for beginners and more experienced. Jive, bossa and other dances. No partners needed.
3pm Chocolat Band - practice your dance steps, drink tea, devour cakes.
5pm Diamond Ring Presentation and more dancing until...........
To commemorate Oswestry Town Museum's remarkable collections of love letters written by a gay solider to his male lover in WW2 we have been growing a diamond from the ashes of burned love letters. As part of Heritage Open Days in September 2017 members of the public were invited to compose and commit their own love letters to a repurposed George VI postbox where a memorial fire burned their dedications to ash. Now the ash is being transformed into a commemorate diamond which will be presented to Oswestry Town Museum set in a gold ring where it will be displayed in the museum's collection ‘for all the world to see’.
Were you one of the 800 people who committed their love letter to the very fabric of this unique diamond? Would you like to celebrate the moment the ring is presented to the museum? Whether you participated in the September events or not, everyone is invited to the celebratory Diamond Ring Presentation Tea Dance for Gilbert & Gordon: Then All The World Could See How In Love We Are, Saturday 24th Feb 2018, 2pm to 6pm.
A Heritage Open Days, Unsung Stories commission by Olivia Winteringham (KILN) in collaboration with Oswestry Town Museum with support from the Shrewsbury LGBT History Festival.
For further information about Gilbert & Gordon’s love letters and about this project visit Oswestry Town Museum and www.KILNensemble.org