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Black Country’s Dancing Grannies will join Bollywood star Diljit Dosanjh on upcoming tour - including Birmingham show
Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh will be on the road with his CON.FI.DEN.TIAL tour at the Birmingham Arena, SSE Wembley Arena, and Leeds First Direct Arena on May 19, 26 and 28 with the Grannies on board.
Diljit became aware of the performing pensioners after he was told of them performing in Solihull shopping centre to his track Patiala Pegg.
He eventually tracked the Grannies, the brainchild of the Fizzogs comedy group, via social media and invited them to join his tour.
Black Country comics The Fizzogs, also well-known as The Dancing Grannies, write in today's Express & Star
The life and times of Fizzogs Dancing Grannies. Well, you’re probably wondering how it all started, this dancing malarkey.
Well me (Letty), Hilda and May all met back in 1940 summat. We started dancing and just never stopped really. It’s like the music takes hold of your body and you just cor seem to control it!
There was a time when we gave up for a while, back in the 90s I think it was.
Paula Goodyear from the Dudley Fountain Arcade Café has added her support to the fundraising attempt by the Black Country troop’s Dancing Grannies to develop a feature film script with award winning writer-director Ben Field.
They are raising money by a crowdfunding page to make a teaser tape to present to producers and investors. So far they have generated more than £600 towards their £2,000 target.
If this catches the attention of the right Hollywood bigwigs then the group are optimistic a movie could be on the cards.
Internet sensations the Fizzogs performed to people with dementia and their carers, friends and families at the Dudley Council-run Brett Young Dementia Gateway.
The trio danced their way around the centre, meeting service users and encouraging them to dance along to their performance. Their performance was one of a number of activities taking place this week to celebrate the national campaign, which started on Monday.
Show me the way to... Wolverhampton! Tony Christie takes a tour through the city ahead of theatre performance
Star Tony Christie enlisted the help of some of the Black Country’s finest to find his way to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre where he is starting rehearsals for new show Ladies Day.
His light-hearted journey, documented in a series of tweets posted by the theatre, comes just weeks before Ladies Day arrives at the Grand – in which the crooner makes a cameo appearance.
The theatre company have travelled to the Big Apple following their appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
The move follows numerous requests from American fans who are among more than 300 million people who have viewed the Grannies’ dance routines on social media.
The opportunity arose after the performers caught the eye of a talent scout from the Middle East at the Edinburgh Fringe during the summer.