A piece from from the Manchester Independent newspaper heralding the relaxation of the dress code at University of Manchester's November Ball. Jeans, however, were not permitted.
As well as a dance in the Main Debating Hall, a cabaret in the coffee bar, which would be decorated as a beachcomber's hut, was promised.
Highlights of the dance included Lonnie Donegan and Robin Hall & Jimmie Macgregor (pictured).
Equally fascinating is the article on Highlife, described here as a 'progenitor of the Twist'.
This artefact is taken from my upcoming online exhibition focusing on the University of Manchester Students' Union, Manchester Academy & its venues.
With thanks to James Peters at the University of Manchester Archives and Ben Ward at University of Manchester Students' Union.
Featured in the following MDMArchive online exhibitions:Manchester Academy Memories
Artefact added : 1st August 2016