Tower Hamlets’ annual tea dance comes around

A Tea Dance in Tower Hamlets Pic: Tower Hamlets Council

Tower Hamlets’ older residents will be hitting the dancefloor once again this festive season as the popular annual Tea Dance event returns to the borough.

The December 12 event, organized by the council’s arts and events team, will be taking place at the Brady Arts Centre in Hanbury Street.

The Tea Dance aims to address issues of loneliness among older people, particularly around the holiday season when those with few relatives or friends around may be most susceptible.

Residents aged 50 and over are welcome to join this year’s festivities, which will feature jazz music by the Sunshine Kings and dance lessons from instructor Tony Lane.

A council spokesperson told Eastlondonlines: “The tea dance has a positive impact on community cohesion as it provides older people with a safe and fun environment in which to socialise. Many people come by themselves but quickly make friends.

“The council also works with organisations to ensure vulnerable residents have access to the right services.”

Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets said: “The Christmas Tea Dance is always an extremely popular and eagerly anticipated event. It is a fun way for older residents to get together and socialise.”

To book a place contact Regina from the Arts and Events Team between 9.30am and 4pm Monday to Friday on 020 7364 7916 or email

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