Sunday, July 07, 2013

Lorna's UK Summer tour 2013 (and heads up for next autumn and spring too!!)

It has come round to that time of year again. Ramadan will be starting next week, and therefore all Bellydance in Cairo will be stopping for the month. The perfect time of year therefore for an extended trip back 'home' to UK!

Except that this trip I won't actually be 'home' very often (if you consider home as being in Edinburgh, Scotland where my family and friends are) but I will be largely based in London. This is because I will be performing and teaching workshops throughout England and Wales. Some of these are already fully booked, but there are still places on a few too.... here's my dates for your information... !

Quick summary;
Friday 12th July – Kent show
Saturday 13th July – Kent workshops
Saturday 13th July – Cambridge show
Sunday 14th July – Cambridge workshops
Saturday 20th July – Hartlepool workshops and show
Saturday 27th July – Derby workshops
Sunday 28th July – Oxford workshops
Saturday 3rd August – Pencoed workshops and show
Various dates between 10th July – 5th Aug – London private classes

(You may want to scroll down to the bottom of this blog entry to discover UK dates for autumn 2013 and spring 2014 too!!!)

More details for each of summer dates;

KENT  - Friday 12th July
Set Meal and Performance with Lorna. £21 per head
Seale Restaurant 78 High Street Chatham Kent ME4 4DS.
Meal will include Meze Starter, Choice of Lamb or Chicken Brochetter with salad & rice . Baklava or Ice cream plus coffee of tea. Vegetarian option Aubergine Mousakka or Imambayildi (Aubergine dishes) refer to Seale Website for description. Unfortunately we cannot include drink this time !!!
There is plenty of parking (pay parking) 2 mins from the restaurant in Medway Street
Lorna will dance and also give a small talk about the situation for dancers in Egypt just now in these interesting times!

ALSO KENT- Saturday 13th July
2 Workshops
Sorry- it seems the Kent dinner and workhops are both fully booked. If you would like to be on a waiting list, or know about future Kent dance event please contact Ann on or Or Tel 07763549255

Saturday 13th July - Performance at Emma's farewell Hafla
Sunday 14th July - workshops 
For complete details and to book please go to website

HARTLEPOOL -Saturday 20th July
Horsley Buildings, Darlington Street, Headland, Hartlepool, TS24 0QL
12-2.00pm Musical Interpretation with emphasis on arms & upper body not just hips!!
2.30-4.30pm Swing your Saidi stick with style!!

Both Workshops are Intermediate Level. Workshop price £23each,  there is also a Discount price for both workshops £40

ALSO- Saturday 20th July - An evening with Lorna of Cairo 
Wingfield Castle Boat at Maritime Experience (& there's ample parking)
6-9pm, Tickets are £17 and includes a Buffet :)
a dance performance and also a talk about life in Cairo now as a bellydancer. 
to book tickets for workshops and/or performance please contact Vanessa on

DERBY -Saturday 27th July
659-661 London Road, AlvastonDE24 8UQ Derby
Workshop 1- 11am-1pm- Lorna's Cairo Style
Workshop 2- 1.30-3.30pm - Egyptian Accents
Price for one workshop - £28.
To book send chq payable to D Green to the studio address above.
Or visit to pay on line.

OXFORD -Sunday 28th July
Pegasus Theatre, Magdalen Road, Oxford
workshop1-  1-3pm Lornas Cairo Modern Style
workshop2- 3.30-5.30pm Organic dance - How to move between moves to create a seamless performance
Book workshops online at 

WALES (PENCOED) - Saturday 3rd August,
Pencoed Miners Welfare Hall, Pencoed, Bridgend, UK CF35 5P
Workshop 1: 1pm - 3pm  Technique- Lorna’s Cairo style; Adapting your steps to fit different music styles
Workshop 2: 3.30pm - 5.30pm  The different ‘Baladi’ Styles with focus on musical interpretation and putting emotion into your dance.

Both workshops have been designed to complement others that have been hosted in the area, so they should prove a really valuable addition to your current knowledge.
Single Workshop £25, both workshops £48

ALSO on Saturday 3rd August - HOT HOT HOT Charity Hafla with Lorna of Cairo;
(same venue as workshops)

Lorna OfCairo features, and the lovely Mehira  amongst other beautiful and talented ladies!! Grab your dance slots asap!   AND! we may even have a fire performer!  ..and if he's not too shy .. The Little Daemon, Gary "Kung"
Arabic disco featuring DJ Poopdog, who proved very popular with his "Jewels" in previous years

There will be a variety of fabulous stalls, including Hipsynch Bazaar! and Everything Egyptian! 
Tickets  £10, and £11 on the door. 1 free ticket for group leaders, for groups of 6 or more

The main charity we are supporting this year is the National Autistic Society, Bridgend and District branch. Raffle procedes will go to the Bettws Boys and Girls Club. And maybe even "Stroke" the box will be let out!!

Pencoed is just off the M4, between Cardiff and Swansea. The venue has comfortable changing facilites and high ceilings, so no issues with wings!

To book workshops and/or halfa tickets please contact - or book via website:

LONDON - No London workhop this time around however I am offering Private classes at very reasonable rates! email me if you are interested. The dates I may be available on are as follows. (Generally daytime is best- but occasional evenings from these dates could be made available too... ) If my last trips to London were anything to go by these dates get booked up fast- so if you are interested please contact me asap to ensure you don’t miss out!

Thurs 11th July
Tues 16th July
Wed 17th July
Thurs 18th July
Fri 19th July
Mon 29th  July
Tues 30th July
Wed 31st July
Thurs 1st Aug
Fri 2nd Aug

 So check those dates in your London diary and see if any of them are any good for you and let me know!

And thats all for now folks with the Ramadan tour... looking forward to seeing you over the Summer.
I will be back in Cairo by 7th August, so if I don’t see you in UK in the summer perhaps I will see you there!

Failing that – I will be back in the UK in October too!

Newcastle 5th/6th Oct 2013
JoY festival 11th-13th Oct 2013

Details of Newcastle weekend will follow in a separate blog entry nearer the time and JoY website is

..... if that is not enough.... the next dates I have booked up for UK in Spring are in March 2014 where I will be teaching in Battle, East Sussex at BOTH these weekends!

Shimmy by the Sea festival - 21st- 24th March 2014
Shimmy by the Sea festival - 28th- 31st March 2014

... and that is more than enough for now! 

see you soon! x

1 comment:

Ian said...

This is cool!