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This is what they say on the eventbrite website where you can buy tickets here and I agree the Rivoli is worth a visit any time."Lewisham SOS NHS would like to invite you to our fundraiser event to be held at the stunning and iconic RIVOLI BALLROOM, Brockley Road SE4 2BY Opposite Crofton Park sta - 15 mins from Victoria/ 10mins Clapham ( NB Sunday service - NOT Blackfriars). Buses P4, 122, 171, 172 and P12. Crofton Park cabs opposite. We have a really great bill of locally sourced comedy and music - local bands The Grey Cats, Delta Detour and the T Men will be compered by Dulwich's very own Stephen Frost, ably abetted by the comedy of Charmian Hughes, Luke Sorba and Niall Ashdown with added musical humour from Pippa Evans ( check out her forthcoming Radio 4 series ). We've hopefully made the tickets affordable - with a concessionary rate for all! The venue is fully accessible. If you are disabled and in need access assistance please let us know in advance The Rivoli Ballroom has been used in many a film and tv set and this is the perfect way to check it out!"Hopefully third time lucky with the link!
Looks fun. the grey cats are terrible by the way
This event was filled with old school, middle class, well to do, socially conscious Brockley at its finest and some of their kids. The dancing going on was something else, strictly non ballroom.Headliners, The Grey Cats were pretty good, opened with the Clash's, London Calling and followed with loads of mainly 80's floor fillers, The Specials etc.There was a female Tim Minchin singer, who went down very well, (so much so I've forgotten her name) she sang a range of self penned songs including one apologising to record companies for not looking or sounding like Lily Allen and not having a famous father. Barbella- an all female barbershop quartet sang two songs, - including barbershop classic Lollipop. They looked med students on rag week.All the acts gave of their time for free and the owner of the Rivoli gave his charming venue at a generous rate.It wasn't too political and in some senses made me rather proud to be of Brockley, proud of the values that a rump of people that live here share.
@kolp - thanks for the review, I wonder whether the singer was Pippaa Evans/Loretta Maine?
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