Borough council to host traditional tea dance

Northampton Borough Council is hosting a tea dance at the Guildhall on Saturday 25 March.

Delivered in partnership with the Northampton Pensioner’s Forum and School of Life, a lottery-funded, intergenerational project running in Northampton, the traditional event will also offer advice on how to get to grips with technology. 

Northampton Borough Council is working with Barclays Digital Eagles to provide practical advice on how to get online. People are being encouraged to bring along their own tablets, phones and laptops to learn how to get the most out of them.

Young performers from the Northampton strictly youth competition will take to the stage before dancing breaks for tea. The Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Christopher Malpas, will be in attendance welcoming donations made to the Mayor’s charity, Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Councillor Anna King, cabinet member for community safety and engagement, said: “I’m really looking forward to an afternoon of brilliant music and dancing. Everyone is welcome and you don’t have to be able to dance to join in, it’s just a good opportunity to meet some new people.

“The Digital Eagle’s advice is free of charge and free from jargon, so it’s definitely worth coming along to ask any questions you have about how to use the internet safely.”

Doors open at 1.30pm, dancing will begin at 2pm.

For more information please contact forum@northampton.gov.uk or call 0300 330 7000 and ask for the partnerships and communities support team. 

Posted by: Northampton Borough Council

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