Northern Soul to return to Chateau Impney

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POPULAR Northern Soul music nights of the late 1960s are set to be relived at Droitwich Spa's Chateau Impney.

The town hotel will host a charity event on Sunday, March 16 that will see the venue's 3 to 7 Club brought back to life.

Back in 1968, Northern Soul was first played at the Chateau on a Sunday afternoon between 3pm and 7pm, this was known as the 3 to 7 Club. People from across the country used to descend on Droitwich to dance to the music.

A charity event, which will take place from 3pm to 11pm this time, will be run to remember those days and to raise cash for hospices in the area.

The traditional DJ line-up from the period will also be on hand to play the original vinyl records.

Northern soul is a music and dance movement that emerged in northern England in the late 1960s from the British mod scene. Northern soul mainly consists of a particular style of black American soul music based on the heavy beat and fast tempo of the mid-1960s Tamla Motown sound.

Northern soul is associated with particular dance styles and fashions that grew out of the underground rhythm and soul scene of the late 1960s at venues such as the Twisted Wheel in Manchester. This scene and the associated dances and fashions quickly spread to other UK dance halls and nightclubs like the Chateau Impney in Droitwich, Catacombs in Wolverhampton, the Highland Rooms at Blackpool Mecca, Golden Torch in Stoke-on-Trent and Wigan Casino.

For tickets call Pam Jones on 07976351377.

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