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Saturday 18th December 2021

Paper Moon Swing Band

— Ashton Court
Paper Moon is a swinging, vintage inspired jazz quintet bursting with energetic swing, effortless repartee and classics from the swing era
price: Headfirst Tickets


Arts Mansion presents: Winter Warmers, cosy evenings of entertainment featuring wide ranging eclectic acts to help get you in the festive spirit.

Presenting ...... 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

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 managed by charity Artspace Lifespace.

Address: Ashton Court Mansion, Ashton Court Estate, Long Ashton BS41 9JN

Please note there is another event Light Up Bristolhappening in the grounds of the estate between 4-8.30pm from 19th-24th December.

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


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 Main car park are limited. There will be overspill car park options nearby which will require a 5-10 minute walk up to the estate. If you are coming by bus, scooter, or bike - there is festoon lighting from the bottom of the Kennel Lodge Road Entrance.

Follow the signs for the Light-Up Bristol, illuminated trail and come through the West Lawn Entrance (opposite the coffee and donut hut and marshmallow roasting point).

There is a disabled access entrance and toilet at the venue. If you need further information or have specific access needs, please contact us so that we can make your visit as easy as possible. We can also provide complimentary tickets for your carer. Unfortunately there are no hearing loops in the Music Room.

Our bar is card only.

You can buy tickets at the bar subject to availability

Help us to reduce the risk of the spread of COVID-19.
As well as a copy of your headfirst ticket, attendance at our events will require the presentation of your NHS COVID Pass, evidence of immunity or of a negative lateral flow test. You can download your digital NHS COVID Pass and print it or show us a copy on your phone. Visit https://covid-status.service.nhsx.nhs.uk/ to get your NHS Covid Pass. If you are taking a Lateral Flow test please register the result on the NHS app and you’ll receive a confirmation text which you need to show to gain entry to the Arts Mansion. Self-declared exemptions will be permitted. Please do take a lateral flow test to help protect others. Please bring a mask as masks are required for visitors walking through public areas but you can pop off your mask when you are having a drink and in the music room. Windows will be opened to provide ventilation during the event. We also have reduced the capacity of our events to make our events as safe as possible for visitors. There are hand sanitiser points throughout the venue

Any further questions? please email artsmansion@artspace.uk

See you soon for some warming festivities!

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Paper Moon

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