Valentine’s Day at Canary Wharf: from Starlight Cinema to a Vintage Tea Dance

Monday 28 January – Media Release

Valentine’s Day at Canary Wharf: from Starlight Cinema to a Vintage Tea Dance

This Valentine’s Day, Canary Wharf offers something unique and memorable for those looking to really impress their date.

On Wednesday 13 February, the popular Starlight Cinema returns to Canary Wharf’s spectacular East Wintergarden with a free screening of The Breakfast Club. A cult 1985 classic directed by John Hughes, The Breakfast Club follows five teenagers, each a member of a different high school clique; a brainbox, a beauty, a jock, a rebel and a recluse. The group are thrown together in a Saturday detention. Cinema goers can re-live younger years and enjoy a giggle over a glass of wine, watching what is widely considered to be the greatest high school film of all time.

On Thursday 14 February, Canary Wharf’s Valentine’s Tea Dance, part of the exceptional Vintage Dance Club series, offers the opportunity for people to literally sweep their loved one off their feet. The East Wintergarden will come alive with music from the Berkeley Square Society Band. The glamorous hosts from Ragroof Theatre will go through a dazzling array of dances, including the waltz, tango and cha cha, bedecked in gorgeous gowns and mysterious masks. Experienced instructors will be on-hand to run through the steps in a drop-in workshop from 6:00pm, before everyone takes to the floor for an evening of gliding, strutting and twirling. Partners are welcome but definitely not essential.

Tickets are £12 for a fabulous vintage Valentine’s evening which includes a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival. Vintage tea, cakes and dainty finger sandwiches are available from the bar.

ENDS

NOTES TO EDITORS:

Starlight Cinema: The Breakfast Club
13 February 2013
East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 5NX
7pm (Doors open at 6.15pm)
FREE* (Tickets are not required)

Unreserved seating, full bar, hot dogs & cloakroom available. Only items purchased on the premises may be consumed. *Space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis. Note: Tickets are not required.

Valentine’s Tea Dance
14 February 2013
East Wintergarden, 43 Bank Street, Canary Wharf, E14 5NX
6pm Workshop
7:30-10:30pm Dancing
£12 entrance fee (ticketed event) includes a glass of bubbly.

Unreserved seating, full cash bar, Vintage Teas & cloakroom available
Booking Information:
In advance: Visit seetickets.com or call 0871 220 0260 (Booking fee applies)
In person: On the door, subject to availability

About Canary Wharf Arts & Events

The Canary Wharf Arts & Events team produces and facilitates more than 100 events each year, many of which are world-class and premieres. The majority of these events are free and enjoyed by those who work at Canary Wharf, the surrounding community and visitors.

Its diverse programme ranges from music concerts, comedy nights, film seasons, outdoor festivals and dance performances to street theatre, sporting events, charity initiatives, theatre shows and art exhibitions.

Canary Wharf Arts & Events is part of Canary Wharf Group plc

For more information visit www.canarywharf.com or contact arts&events@canarywharf.com


About Canary Wharf Group plc

Canary Wharf Group plc has achieved one of the greatest feats of civic transformation – an iconic urban regeneration, designing and constructing over 15 million square feet of office and retail space across its 97 acre East London Estate.

There are more than 240 shops, bars and restaurants at Canary Wharf. The Group’s world-class Arts & Events programme includes over 100 events each year and more than 60 art works by 45 artists and designers is found throughout the Estate. Temporary art exhibitions run throughout the year, with recent exhibitors including Peter Randall-Page, Phillip King and Phyllida Barlow.

Canary Wharf Group won the Christie’s Award for Best Corporate Art Collection and Programme at the International Art and Work Awards in November 2010, beating entries from around the world.

20% of the Estate is landscaped parks, plazas and walkways with over 1,000 trees, 88 floral species and each year 70,000 seasonal plants are planted. Canary Wharf also has one of Britain’s highest concentrations of ‘green’ roofs, reducing energy use and encouraging biodiversity. Canary Wharf Group has been named one of the Sunday Times Best Green Companies in Britain for the past three years.

100,000 people work at Canary Wharf, with the population projected to double by 2025.

Canary Wharf Group plc is an integrated property development, investment and management group of companies.

www.canarywharf.com


For further information, please contact:

Rosie Kempson/Clarissa Knox
The Communication Group
T: 020 7630 1411
E: rkempson/cknox@thecommunicationgroup.co.uk

Hamish McDougall
Canary Wharf Group plc
T: 020 7418 2326
M: 07779 888 075
E: Hamish.mcdougall@canarywharf.com