Playford Ball

Our 2020 Playford Ball will be on Saturday 25 April 2020.
The caller will be Matthew Vernon and music will be provided by Stradivarious.
Please contact the secretary to reserve a ticket and arrange payment in advance or at the event.

The deails are still being worked on but we can promise a superb evening of dancing in a wonderful setting. Come back later or contact the club Secretary to be added to our mailing list.

Dancing will commence at 7:30pm and will continue until 11pm apart from an interval for a light supper.

Following the positive feedback we received in previous years, we will serve light refreshments during the mid-evening break. Soft drinks will be available. There are several excellent restaurants in the town for pre-dance meals.

Dances will be mainly of the Playford period but more recent dances in the same style may be included to keep the tradition alive.

As usual, the venue will be the Georgian Ballroom in Newark Town Hall.

The setting could not be more appropriate as the building was constructed in the mid 1770's and restored as near to its original condition as possible in 1989-90. The ceiling and fireplaces were inspired by Robert Adam and there are borders in Wedgwood style. The fireplace surrounds are in Italian marble.

Many of those attending will be wearing period costume but it is not mandatory. Smart attire will be perfectly acceptable.

The address is:

Newark Town Hall
Market Place
NG24 1DU
There is access via the Market place (via Kirkgate) for loading and unloading.
Parking is not allowed in the Market Place but there are a limited number of spaces available on Kirkgate and Stodman Stret
Parking is available at London Road Car Park, Appletongate Car Park and other locations. Charges apply every day. Payment by RingGo is possible.
Best locations are London Road and Appletongate. The multi-storey car parks are closed early in the evening.


Tickets are £16.50 for NFDG members and £17.50 for non-members.
Contact the secretary to purchase your ticket. There will be no tickets available at the door in order to ensure adequate catering.

More details

The 2017 Costume Ball was held on 22nd April. The videos below are from that event. The caller was Vanda Musial and music by 2D (Chris and Julie Dewhurst)

Our 2016 Costume Ball was held on 16th April. The pictures below are from that event. The callers were David & Kathryn Wright and the music was by Folkus Pocus.

Dancers in the ballroom at Newark Town Hall Picture 2
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Picture 6 Picture 7

These videos are from the 2011 Costume Ball.
The caller was Philippe Callens and the superb music was played by Aidan Broadbridge & Louisa Ridgway.