4-Aug-2010 Source: The Helicopter Museum
Tickets went on sale this week for a special one night only event to celebrate 100 years of aviation heritage in the South West.
As part of the BAC 100 Celebrations marking the 100th Anniversary of the birth of the aviation industry in the West of England, The Helicopter Museum is hosting a Period Hangar Dance on the evening of September 18th.
â€œWeston-super-Mare has played a vital role in that heritage.â€ Explained Museum Manager Lee Mills â€œso it is only fitting that we host an extra special night of entertainment to commemorate it.â€
Performing live will be â€˜Swing Feverâ€™, a jazz and swing band who have performed all around the world including Ned Kellyâ€™s famous jazz club in Hong Kong and for Her Majesty the Queen in 2007.Â â€œThey will be making the aircraft hangars of our museum rock to the swinging sounds of the 1940â€™s and 50â€™sâ€ Lee added â€œwhile guests dance the night away in an authentic aviation setting surrounded by real aircraft.â€
To add authenticity to the event the Museum staff and volunteers will be in full period costume and members of the Ack Ack WWII Living History Group will be in character to greet the guests and divulge tales of air raids and rationing. There will be no rationing on the night however as a free buffet will be laid on courtesy of the museums catering team. There will also be a licensed bar serving drinks and refreshments.
Smart dress is requested with period and aviation attire optional, so if anybody is looking for an excuse to dress up WWII style or to dust off the old flight jacket, penny loafers or poodle skirts, then here is the perfect opportunity.
Tickets are priced at just Â£9.50, which includes the evening buffet and are on sale from The Helicopter Museum Shop and the Weston-super-Mare Tourist Information Centre.
[On enquiry, HeliHub.com were advised that “BAC 100” refers to the anniversary of the Bristol Aeroplance Company, who have a website to celebrate the 100 years at http://www.bac2010.co.uk ]