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Tutu’d Walk for Life

Posted on May 23, 2011


tutuwalkDancers from English National Ballet will be dancing through the Terence Higgins Trust’s 10-kilometre Walk for Life, helping to raise funds for the HIV and sexual health charity.


Under the name Tutu Much, they will be dancing the event’s London route, which starts in Potters Fields Park and goes by Tower Bridge, St Paul’s Cathedral and Waterloo Bridge. Walk for Life has a Wizard of Oz fancy dress theme this year. Tutu Much’s Francisco Bosch said: “Walk for Life is a great day out, and we’re looking forward to dancing our ruby slippers off again this year, to support Terence Higgins Trust. Having had friends who’ve been diagnosed with HIV and fallen very ill with AIDS, we know just how vital this event is in raising funds for people living with HIV in severe poverty, so come and dance alongside us on June 5 to support this great cause.”


There’s still time to sign up to take part in Walk for Life. It costs just £10 to register, with all funds raised from walker sponsorship going to the Terence Higgins Trust’s Hardship Fund for people living in severe poverty with HIV. You can register online at or call 020 7812 1665. The event starts at 12 noon in Potters Fields Park and takes an average of two to three hours, with walkers welcomed back to the “Emerald City” finish, with entertainment including 4 Poofs and a Piano, as well as food and drink stalls.


Tutu Much are all dancers with English National Ballet, and can be seen performing in Strictly Gershwin at the Royal Albert Hall from June 9–19, and in the Roland Petit programme at the London Coliseum from July 21–24. For tickets and information, see


Picture: the dancers of Tutu Much.

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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