SUNDAY 15th December – learn how to make “CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS” with ALEXANDRA WOOD & GUILLERMO TORRENS at Tango on the Thames CHARITY CHRISTMAS!
Help the EVELINA TRUST continue to make St Thomas’s Hospital and other places special for babies, children and their families!
AND enjoy Alexandra Wood and Guillermo Torrens showing you some GORGEOUS, intricate steps, sacadas and decorations which focus on vals!
AND DANCE to the lovely, LIVE MUSIC of Enrique Galassi and Corrina Piatti!
AND dance to the exquisite music choices of DJ, Diego Doigneau!
…with special CHRISTMAS FOOD, mince pies and chocolates – REGISTER HERE (but pay at the door) so we know if you are thinking of coming, how much delicious food to get in!
£25 – a special price for a VERY SPECIAL event!
The Shepherd Hall
St Thomas’s Hospital
Westminster Bridge Rd
How to get there?
Whack the address into Google Maps, or…
Either WESTMINSTER, cross Westminster Bridge, St Thomas’s on the right-hand side
…OR WATERLOO, Walk south-west on York Rd towards Chicheley St, Turn left onto Forum Magnum Square, Turn right onto York Rd, Turn left onto Westminster Bridge Rd/A302
There is a pay car park at St Thomas’s Hospital, which you approach from the south.
Guillermo Torrens and Alexandra Wood:
Guillermo Torrens and Alexandra Wood teach and perform together in London and on tour, Guillermo is from Argentina and Alexandra from England. Their classes run weekly in London and are focused on pure traditional Argentine Tango covering all aspects and levels.
Their dance school offers friendly and detailed classes which are sure to inspire and fulfil. They have both got many years of experience teaching and dancing.
They first starred dancing together in the West end hit “Midnight Tango!” They have danced on ITV’s “This Morning” and BBC2 “Classic Brit Awards”. They travel world-wide, teaching and performing and they are currently touring between classes with the UK show “Tangomotion” with Tango Siempre.
They are committed and passionate dance professionals.
Their website: https://www.tango-sense.com/
Corina is a singer, songwriter and guitarist from Argentina, based in London. Since 2010 she has been playing for tango dancers in shows, festivals and milongas. She is the Vocalist of the group Tango 44 and has been awarded 2018 Runner Up Latin UK Vocalist.
London based Double Bass player Enrique Galassi, graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2007.
A classical trained musician, his repertoire goes from Classical to Contemporary and Latin Rhythms.
In his hometown, Bahia Blanca (Argentina) he has played for several years at the Symphony Orchestra of the City.
In London he has been performing a wide variety of orchestral and chamber repertoire since 2005.
While he was a student at TCM he won the Vernon Elliot Prize for Double Bass in 2004. He has also attended master classes with Rinat Ibraguimov, Alex Henery and Corrado Canonici.
In 2005 Enrique founded “Del Plata Quintet” a Tango Quintet focusing on the “Tango Nuevo” of Astor Piazzolla with who he toured around UK.
Enrique has also been a professor at the International Summer School in Dartington on the Tango Course.
At present he is a member of The London Tango Orchestra and he works as a Freelance Double Bass player with Orchestras and chamber groups and he is in special demand among Tango groups and soloists. He just recently founded “The Teddington Orquesta Tipica” A school Orchestra that he conducts and is intended for people to learn the Style of Tango.
Corina & Enrique will be performing together on Voice, Guitar and Double Bass. The Argentine musicians have been playing together for many years now in London and abroad.
Argentinian “DJ de Tango”, Diego is well-known not only in London, but around the world. As ever, he will bring us his intelligent, imaginative, responsive, but above all danceable choices of music during a milonga. Diego is a connoisseur of tango music and uses his exquisite taste to bring joy to the dance floor. We are fortunate to have him play for us!
The Evelina Trust was founded in 1869 and is celberating 1550 years this year!
The Evelina Trust is 150 years old!
See what they do here: https://youtu.be/5b8LDqLk8ZU
Evelina London was originally founded in 1869 on Southwark Bridge Road by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild – in memory of his much loved wife, Evelina. Ferdinand was born in Paris and educated in Vienna, but on 7 June 1865, he married Evelina de Rothschild – known as Evy – at her parents’ house in Piccadilly, London.
Evy had been his childhood sweetheart, and from the start, it seems to have been a very happy marriage. During their honeymoon, Evy wrote to her parents that Ferdinand was “a dear old duck” and she quickly became pregnant with their first child.
However, Ferdinand and Evy’s happiness was tragically short-lived. Their son was stillborn on 4 December 1866, and Evy died later the same day. The shock for Ferdinand was intense and he never remarried.
Originally, he had thought to open a maternity hospital in honour of his wife and child, but he was persuaded by his friend Dr Arthur Farre, an obstetrician and physician to the Queen, to open a children’s hospital for the poor. Children often ended up in the adult wards of workhouse infirmaries. Following his friend’s advice, Ferdinand built the four-storey Evelina Hospital for Sick Children south of the River Thames.
It was described as having “the very latest design concepts”, “with no expense spared to make this a model hospital”. In the first year, more than 300 children were admitted to the hospital’s 30 beds. By 1900, bed numbers had doubled, with over 1,000 admissions and more than 20,000 children visiting the hospital each year.
Sir Evelyn de Rothschild and Lord Fink, President of Evelina London, led the campaign that made the current awardwinning hospital building possible. More recently, the Eranda Rothschild Foundation has supported the new Fetal Cardiology Unit by providing specialist heart scanners.