Afternoon Delight Cabaret Discos for the over 60s

by Afternoon Delight in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Afternoon Delight Cabaret Discos for the over 60s
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Later life is for living! We want to give back to our amazing older community by putting on fun-filled afternoon social events in Bristol.

by Afternoon Delight in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Launch event:  Saturday 25th January, 1-4pm, The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG.

We all know that a lot of older people are isolated, feel invisible or just don’t have enough opportunities to get out there and really enjoy themselves.  We want that to change.  

Setting up fun, fancy social events for original disco dancers, rock ‘n’ rollers and pop and soulers has been an idea in the making for old friends Donna and Dee, aka Afternoon Delight, for some time now.  We work with adults in the community; Donna as a teacher and Dee as an artist and maker.  We both have experience of organising events and now want to do something which is close to our hearts.

Unique events for the over 60s

If 60 is the new 40, then 80 is the new 60, so it’s goodbye Vera Lynn and hello Afternoon Delight, afternoon events for the over 60s like no other.  Expect disco with classic singalong tunes and dance floor fillers, live acts, table service cream teas, canapés and cocktails.  It’s a glamorous shindig and a whole lot of fancy fun!  A place where you can be yourself and anything goes.

What will the funding pay for?

The project is ready to go, with lots of local performance artists and volunteers keen to participate. We just need some financial help to get it off the ground.  The events will be financially sustainable after the initial set up which requires a significant outreach phase to get the word out.  We are hoping to raise £2,000 to help pay for marketing and our face-to-face taster sessions in older people's residences and community groups.  Funds will also pay for venue hire (at a central Bristol location), decorations, live acts and catering.  

Why it’s such a great idea

Our project is led by the changing needs of an increasingly ageing society.   We want to provide joyful events where older people can get active and feel special, particularly those who are lonely and have few social connections. 

Please help us funk up the lives of our fabulous older community in Bristol by donating what you can.  Our fabulous rewards mean you and your loved ones can be part of the fun!

Thank you.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£25 or more

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The Soul Star

Get your glad rags on, this reward entitles you to a ticket and cocktail or mocktail from our menu on the night to get you strutting your funky stuff from the start.

£6 or more

Lover not a Fighter Reward

You like this idea. You are one of life’s givers and we will share the joy of the event with you in photo form following the event.

£10 or more

The Soft Spot

You just love the idea of spreading joy, fun and eco glitter! We think you are the Fonz and wish you many nights’ good sleep. We will send you a thank you email on receipt and an email with photos following the event.

£21 or more

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21 again with a Ticket to Ride

A ticket for the event all ready and raring to go, posted through your letterbox. She’s got a (bus pass) ticket to riiidde!

£50 or more

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The Cocktail Date

Tickets for two and a cocktail welcome. All served by our glamorous hostess, Mrs Hatter.

£100 or more

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Glad Rags Gifting Pack

Send four sparkling event invites out to four fabulous favourites as a good time gift and as a BONUS you get to come along for free! Each of your guests will get a golden envelope with the gifted ticket from us accompanied by a special letter explaining the event and that this is a special gift from you. All your friends will be seated together with you. Envelopes can be sent directly to your friends or to you in bulk to hand out.

£150 or more

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The Fab Four Table

This is an exclusive opportunity for you to come free and invite 4 fab friends to join you at your table. Includes a bottle of Prosecco on ice. Maybe you used to go out with a particular bunch but the idea of all that faffing puts you off. Now’s your chance to reset the clock! The reservations for this award can be posted out in individual golden envelopes directly to your favourite friends or in bulk.

£250 or more

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That’s Entertainment Table

This ticket is like gold dust! It is an exclusive opportunity to book and fill a table with your favourite 8 friends and two bottles of Prosecco. You go free! Flash your bus passes and party! The ticket reservations for this award can be posted out in individual golden envelopes directly to your favourite friends or in bulk.

£500 or more

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Spangling Sole Sponsor Reward

Thanks for your fabulous generosity. Like us, you think there needs to be more frivolous fun and less loneliness for the over 60s. Your logo or name will be displayed at our first event for all to see and all over our publicity. Your organisation’s literature can be left on the tables and we will provide web links in our pre-event emails. Plus, we’ll love you forever!

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