Milonga Abierta Masked Ball: Saturday 6th April, 8pm - Midnight

In April, we're having an extra-special Milonga Abierta Masked Ball; with live music from the London Tango Orchestra Escuela, with DJ David and special guest DJ Warren Edwardes sharing music with you all night long.

The dress code is "Masks and Smartness", so dust off those DJs and LBDs, because we want you all to be a gorgeous and mysterious as possible!

Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 9SB. (directions).


Live Music: The London Tango Orchestra Escuela

About The London Tango Orchestra Escuela

The London Tango Orchestra Escuela is a new and exciting group of Argentine Tango musicians, coming together to play live music. Their Director is Caroline Pearsall, co-founder of the original London Tango Orchestra.

Guest Director: Enrique Galassi

Unfortunately Caroline cannot be present on this occasion, however we are delighted to have Enrique Galassi as Guest Director for the evening.

Enrique is a classical trained musician whose repertoire goes from Classical Music to Contemporary and Latin Rhythms. Born in Bahia Blanca, Argentina,

Enrique is in special demand among tango groups and soloists: Acebras Trio, Los Mareados... He has also played in musicals: "Tango in the City" directed by Terry Bates, and "Flamenco, Flamen'ka" at the Lyric Theatre.

The Orchestra at Milonga Abierta

We have supported the London Tango Orchestra Escuela since they formed in 2017; they've played several sessions for us, and each one has been longer and better. We're very happy to continue with this support, and we hope you enjoy it.

This is a lovely opportunity for you to dance to live music, re-creating the atmosphere of Buenos Aires for you as part of our milonga, so don't miss it!


Special Guest DJ: Warren Edwardes

The Set

Warren will play silky smooth traditional tangos, blending energetic 40s Golden Age with romantic 50s Silk Age, plus a few 30s valses, big 60s tangos and contemporary-traditional tangos. Enjoy a slick tsunami of music, alternating rhythmical and lyrical tangos from simple to complex with a tilt to lyrical romanticism.

Warren will play a set from the start of the evening until approximately 10pm.

About Warren

Warren DJs regularly for Tango Mi Refugio and Tango Bridge in London, and hosts regular Mayfair Milonga events. For more details see his DJ site.

Warren is known for his Tango musicality and has delivered Argentine Tango musicality classes. Warren's love for and fluency in Spanish helps him to obtain a deep understanding of the music within Tango; he has also started translating Tango songs to be sung in English retaining all the flavour of the Spanish originals.

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Booking

Tickets are available on the door at £15 per person.


Gallery: Previous Milongas


Venue

Apsley Community Centre is a large hall, with a great atmosphere including a lovely dance floor, and full facilities, and plenty of free parking nearby.

Getting there

Apsley Community Centre, London Road, Apsley, Hemel Hempstead, Herts HP3 9SB.

By Car

From London: take the M25 to Junction 20, then take the A41 exit to Hemel Hempstead / Aylesbury. Take the A41 north for approx 2.5 miles, then take the A414 Hemel exit. Turn right at the roundabout towards Hemel (A414). At the lights, turn right onto the A4251. Follow the A4251 for 0.5 miles and the Community Centre is on the left. Turn left onto Durrants Hill Road for parking.

From the North: take the A41 south, then take the A414 Hemel exit, and follow instructions as above.

Parking

There is some on-street parking near the venue, and there is plenty of free parking on the local car park on Durrant's Hill Road, just past the venue (1 minute walk).

By public Transport

Apsley railway station is approximately 0.5 miles from the Community Centre. From the train station, turn left and walk up the A2251, and the centre is on your right.


Contact

Contact us for more details about these events:

Email: learningtango@gmail.com.

Phone: David: 07767 784238