Len Goodman Comes to Coolings!

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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 is 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 held on Thursday 6th September.  

Tickets £29* per person.  (A limited number of premium tickets will be available at £35)

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

Talk Times

Afternoon: (Click Here To Book)

2:00pm    Entry to Events Area

2:30pm    Talk commences 

3:10pm    Interval and refreshment break (pre book to avoid disappointment) 

3:30pm    Second half of talk commences

4:10pm    Talk expected to finish but may overrun depnding on audience questions.



Evening: (Click Here To Book)

7:00pm    Entry to Events Area

7:30pm    Talk commences 

8:10pm    Interval and refreshment break (pre book to avoid disappointment) 

8:30pm    Second half of talk commences

9:10pm    Talk expected to finish but may overrun depending on audience questions.

Interval Refreshments (both talks)

A selection of hot, cold and alcoholic refreshments will be available. Our famous homemade cakes are also available as a light snack. These can be pre-booked when making your ticket purchase.

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. 


We encourage you to book early as demand for this event is expected to by high.




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