Swinging Sixties summer party at hall

Young people get into the 60s spirit at Lotherton Hall

Young people get into the 60s spirit at Lotherton Hall

First published in Entertainment Ilkley Gazette: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

The sights and sounds of the 60s are set to light up one of the most historic houses in Leeds this weekend with an annual summer party.

The swinging sixties will be brought to life at Lotherton Hall on Sunday , August 10 from 11am to3pm.

On offer is The Chris Berry Band, who will be playing iconic music from the decade, Space Hopper Racing, a Hula-Hoop competition and other retro giant games such as Jenga and Connect 4. Other popular games including Spirograph and Twister will also be available inside the house. The magic of the big top is also set to arrive through A Dodgers Circus Workshop which will provide visitors with the opportunity to take part and try their hand at juggling, plate spinning and diablo.

For those people who remember the soundtrack of a night out in the 1960s, there will be the chance to listen to the juke box located in the hall's café, and afterwards enjoy a barbecue and bar on the lawn.

The person in the best 1960s fancy dress could receive a special prize - and drivers of a pre 1970s cars can get into Lotherton Hall for free on the day.

Entry to the event, which this year will celebrate its third birthday at the venue, is included within the general admission price.

Councillor Lucinda Yeadon, Leeds City Council’s executive member for digital and creative technologies, culture and skills said:

"Our 1960s themed party at Lotherton Hall is always a brilliant day out, and we are really looking forward to welcoming both old and new friends to this year’s event.

"As always there will be a wide range of fun activities and events on offer for all the family to enjoy which will be played out to a magical soundtrack of the 1960s. It is always amazing to see the fancy dress that people arrive in to the event, and don’t forget if you own a pre-1970 car, entry is also free."

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