Cotswold Homes gets in the swing of Corsham's magic and mayhem festival

Tue, 7 November

Hoppin’ Mad dancers Graeme Puckett and Ann Peskett demonstrate the Lindy Hop to Terri Hayes-Pugh of Cotswold Homes, sponsor of this year’s Remembrance Sunday Concert and Tea Dance in Corsham Town Hall on November 12th.

A local housebuilder constructing new homes in Corsham has stepped in to sponsor this year’s Remembrance Sunday Concert and Tea Dance in the Town Hall on November 12.

Cotswold Homes, whose Corsham Rise greenfield development is taking shape in Potley Lane, predicts that nostalgia will be high on the menu, alongside afternoon tea, Prosecco and dancing evocative of the ’forties.

The firm’s sponsorship donation will be used to fund two headline acts performing during the event, a highlight of the annual Magic and Mayhem Festival hosted by Corsham-based arts charity The Pound Arts Trust.

Wiltshire singer, songwriter and musician Louise Jordan will commemorate Remembrance Sunday with stories and songs about women in the First World War.

Next will be a Tea Dance with twice UK Lindy Hop champions Hoppin’ Mad. They learned Lindy Hop – an American dance born in Harlem in 1928 – at the start of the Swing revival in the 1990s. Since then they have undertaken a variety of television and film assignments including BBC’s Turn Back Time - The High Street and London Weekend’s Barrymore Show.

During the afternoon the jiving duo will give a performance and run a workshop to teach some new steps.

‘Stepping out to buy a new home has been a priority for many local people this year,’ comments Cotswold Homes head of sales and marketing, Terri Hayes-Pugh, who reports that phase one of the development already has sold out and houses in phase two are being released ahead of schedule in response to demand.

Corsham Rise is proving to be popular with families whose breadwinners are working in Bath and Bristol. 

‘City traffic congestion combined with limited and costly parking facilities make the option of commuting by public transport an attractive one,’ says Terri.

The firm’s sponsorship donation will be used to fund two headline acts performing during the event, a highlight of the annual Magic and Mayhem Festival hosted by Corsham-based arts charity The Pound Arts Trust.