Past events

the Lavender Cafe Orchestra

for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer

communities of Yorkshire and beyond.

Balls, tea-dances and special events.

Spring Tea Dance 2018

the Lavender Cafe Orchestra


wishes to thank:

Hazel for fabulous decorations, dance teaching and marketing

Kirsten and Zeb for arranging the raffle

Interlude Tea Rooms of Shipley for magnificent epoque evoking catering

Victoria Hall of Saltaire for springing their floor

and being utterly nice

John for doing the door

Fiona for leading the sequence dances

Our Guests for learning new steps

and having a great time.

Local businesses for sponsorship



Tea Dance


Our crooner, Steve, at his smoothest yet.

The trombone section.
Our very smooth singer, Steve.
Gillian conducting our final rehearsal.
Some of the string section
Gillian checking the score.
Glamorous guests having loads o' fun.
Our talented musicians relaxing between sets
Interlude Tea Rooms set the tone
Sequence dances with our fabulous caller, Fiona.
Quick-stepping the afternoon away

the Lavender Cafe Orchestra

Musical Director: Gillian

Bean Counter: Wendy Robinson

© The Lavender Cafe Orchestra 2018