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Bishopsgate birthday!

Posted on November 20, 2014

natasha and stefano soldati

natasha-and-stefano-soldatiBishopsgate Institute celebrates its 120th birthday with a grand ball. When the London venue opened in 1894, it launched with a dance, which will be remembered in this 21st-century party.

The evening, which starts at 7pm on November 21, features live music from swing band Down for the Count, with waltz and foxtrot demonstrations from ballroom couple Natasha and Stefano Soldati (pictured). The dress code is Formal and Fabulous!

Tickets for the event cost £20 (£18 concessions) and can be booked at the Institute’s website or by calling 020 7392 9200.

For more on Bishopsgate Institute and its anniversary, see our August issue.


Photograph courtesy of Bishopsgate Institute




Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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