Winter Warmers: Paper Moon Swing Band

Winter Warmers: An Alternative 12 days of Christmas
Saturday 18th December
Arts Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, BS41 9JN

Arts Mansion presents: Winter Warmers, an alternative twelve days of Christmas – 12 evenings of entertainment featuring wide ranging eclectic acts to help you shake off the winter blues and keep you warm this winter.

On the second day of Christmas the Arts Mansion presents Paper Moon – Live Swing Band + DJ David Zilkha swing & blues DJ

“Paper Moon is a swinging, vintage inspired jazz quintet bursting with energetic swing, effortless repartee and classic tunes from the swing era and beyond. When Singer Lucy Moon claims “It Don’t Mean A Thing If You Ain’t Got That Swing’ she’s not joking. Her sizzling quintet might all be seasoned jazzers but Paper Moon’s eyes are firmly on the dance floor and if you aren’t on it, Lindy Hopping yourself into exhaustion they will be seriously disappointed. They’ve picked some of the best-loved swing classics from the 20s to the 50s and they play them like it’s yesterday. Face it – you have no excuses.
Tony Benjamin, Music Journalist – Venue

Formed in Bristol in 2011 from a love of all things swing and led from the front by captivating jazz singer Lucy Moon; Paper Moon is a swinging jazz quintet bursting with energetic swing, effortless repartee and classic tunes from the swing era. Over the last 10 years, Paper Moon have played in dance venues, festivals and jazz clubs all over the South of England and Wales and continue to delight all who dance in their path. Their sound would convince even the most determined of non-dancers to shake a toe.. possibly even a leg.

There will be an easy dance taster class just before the band, suitable for all.

Swing Dance Bristol have been running classes and events in the city since 2009, and are known for creating friendly inclusive events that get everyone dancing.
8pm – 11.30pm

Arrival Info:
Address: Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton BS41 9JN
About: The Arts Mansion (Ashton Court) is now an inclusive multi-use arts venue for Bristol and North Somerset facilitating art, theatre, performance and community activities in Ashton Court.
How to get there:
Directions to Ashton Court Estate (North Somerset) with public transport – The following transport lines have routes that pass near Ashton Court Estate:
Bus: X3a, X3, X4 leaves from Bristol city centre (opposite The Hippodrome) every 11 minutes, Last buses return at 10.22pm and 11.22pm link to times here. Once you are dropped off at Clifton Lodge it is a 5-10 minute walk up to Ashton Court Estate. To find out about the latest on the roads and get comprehensive travel directions by public transport please visit TravelWest.info

Parking:
There are free car parking spaces at the Mansion House car park: including 10 disabled parking bays. Please car share, use public transport, taxi and cycle wherever possible as car park spaces in the main car park are limited. There are overspill car park options nearby which will require a 5-10 minute walk up to the estate. Please arrive in plenty of time as there is another event on until 8.30pm and it may take take a little more time getting here and finding a car parking space as there is another event running at the same time.

FAQ
Taxi pick up and drop off point is in front of the Ashton Court Cafe area. Once you arrive you will be directed to the right hand side of the building and walk through part of the Light Up Trail and will be guided to the West Lawn Entrance (opposite side to the cafe).

Bristol Light Up Event – There is another outdoor Light Up Bristol event happening in the grounds of the estate between 4-8.30pm from 19th-24th December. Please note there will be stewards checking tickets when you enter the estate. Please show proof of your tickets and they will guide you to a car park space and the entrance of the Mansion as here is will be a one way pedestrian system in place.

Disabled access – There is disabled access to the Mansion through the West Lawn entrance. Please inform us if you require assistance, if you are coming with a support/ carer they do not require a separate ticket. Please let us know if you have any access requirements prior to your visit with us.