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Len Goodman 'Life Stories' - AFTERNOON

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Len Goodman 'Life Stories' - AFTERNOON

Date: Thursday 6th September 2018

Price: £29* per person.

*A booking fee of £2.86 per ticket will apply.

(A limited number of premium tickets will be available at £35).

There is also a EVENING Talk Click Here To Buy Tickets.

Event Details:

We are very excited to announce that Len Goodman, known to millions as the past Head Judge of Strictly Come Dancing and current Head Judge of Dancing With The Stars, will be coming to Coolings on Thursday 6th September, to chat about his amazing life and career, and to entertain us with some of his life stories and Strictly gossip. Len will be giving two talks timed to start at 2.30pm and 7.30pm and we strongly encourage you to book early as demand for the event is expected to be high. Len will be joined on stage by journalist Jo Goodman, who will be interviewing Len in a ‘Life Stories’ type setting.

Born in Bethnal Green in the East End of London, Len started his career relatively late in life. He actually wanted to be a footballer and it wasn’t until the age of 20 that the ex-docker started dancing. Having retired after a successful competitive dancing career, which included winning Dual of the Giants, British Rising Stars, The British Exhibition Championships (four times) and the World Exhibition Championships in the early 1970’s, it was a natural progression for him to open his own dance school in Kent.

As an Examiner for the National Association of Teachers of Dance, a Fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, Adjudicator for the World Dance Council, British Dance Council, Ballroom Dancers’ Federation and a founder member of the International Dance Sport Judges and Trainers Association, what Len doesn’t know about dance isn’t worth knowing!

Len has received various awards in the UK, including a Life Achievement Award for his work in dance and two Carl Allen Awards (The equivalent Oscars of the dance world). His work on Strictly Come Dancing and Dancing With The Stars has ensured nominations and awards aplenty and in 2006-2007 he was personally nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for his work on Dancing With The Stars.

Len has made numerous TV and radio appearances in the UK and has also been a very successful presenter of several shows too, as well as starring in the Strictly Live Tour for many years.

He has produced many teaching DVD’s over the years for the dance teaching industry as well as an instructional DVD for the general public “Dance With Len Goodman”. Len has also written his autobiography “Better Late Than Never” and also has had two further publications Len’s Lost London and Dancing Around Britain.

We can’t wait to hear about Len’s amazing dance journey at our Len Goodman ‘Life Stories’ event to be held on Thursday 6th September.

Talk Times:


2:00pm Entry to Events Area
2:30pm Talk Commences
3:10pm Interval and refreshements break
3:30pm Second half of the talk commences
4:10pm Talk expected to finish but may overrun depending on audience questions.


Interval Refreshments
(Please book this when checking out with your tickets to avoid disappointment)

A selection of hot, cold and alcoholic refreshments will be available. A range of cakes are also available as a light snack. These can be pre-booked when making your ticket purchase and will be available during the interval. Please book any interval options during checkout.

Cold Drink Refreshments
Coke, Sprite, Bottled Still Water

Hot Drink Refreshments
Tea or Coffee

White or Red Wine by the glass

Light Snack

Large Blueberry Muffin or Large Double Chocolate Muffin

Arthurs will be staying open later than usual to allow those attending the talks an opportunity to enjoy a meal in Arthurs post afternoon/pre evening performance. Last orders for hot food will be taken at 7pm. Arthurs will close at 7:30pm.

If you require any further information please view our website or please do ring us on 01959 532269.


You will receive an email from Eventbrite our online booking system provider. This email will contain your ticket/s. Please make sure you print these tickets along with the accompanying email. You will be required to present these to a member of the Coolings team before attending the event.

Additional Information:

The talk will start at 2:30pm at Coolings Garden Centre, we suggest you arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for parking and seating. Tickets and interval refreshments will be checked at our welcome desk on arrival. Within our car park there will be a designated area for you to park. Please follow the signage on the day.

The audience will finish at approximately 4:10pm, but please be aware this time is approximate and can be subject to change and circumstances beyond our control, and may overrun depending on audience questions.


Am I only able to now book online for events / excursions with Coolings?

Our online ticket system is by far the easiest way for the majority of our customers to make a booking. However we are still happy to process phone booking at Coolings Garden Centre on 01959 532269, but phone bookings will still be proccessed via our online booking system.

Alternatively you may still visit Coolings Garden Centre in person and make a booking at our customer service desk located in the main shop. However these bookings will also be processed via our online booking system. If making a booking in person or via phone you can only pay by credit / debit card

I am have a Coolings Family Card, can I use it?

Coolings Family can unfortunately NOT be used for this event.

What if I have some specific requirements that are not listed here?

Please contact Coolings Garden Centre on 01959 532269 or alternatively email us on events@coolings.co.uk to discuss your requirements and as always we will do our best to accommodate them.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact Coolings Garden Centre on 01959 532269 or alternatively email us on events@coolings.co.uk

Is my registration/ticket transferable?

You may transfer your ticket to someone else, but we must receive confirmation of this 48 hours before the event / excursion.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

Yes a printed ticket must be brought to the event and the confirmation email for any additional refreshment or meal options. Although our ticket provider 'Eventbrite' does offer electronic tickets, mobile reception at Coolings is often limited so this may mean you are unable to recall your ticket on site. We do hold a record of all attendees to any event / excursion, but if you do not have your ticket this will cause delays.

What is the refund policy?

Refunds can only be offered 30 days before this event.

Owing to the advance payments Coolings are required to make for certain Events/Excursions any refunds will be calculated on an individual basis per Event / Excursion and may only be partial should Coolings have already incurred liabilities in connection with your booking

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?

Tickets may be transferred with 48 hours notice, but on the day of an event / excursion ticket attendee/s should match our registration details.

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