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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
by Abigail
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