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Faithless all stars headline at Day of the Dead Ball
Tuesday 13 October 2009
Faithless stars Maxi Jazz and Sister Bliss will headline at Mencap's Dia De Los Muertos Ball at Proud gallery in Camden later this month.
The legendary British dance act will hit the decks at the fancy dress ball celebrating Mexican festival Dia De Los Muertos, with all proceeds going to top learning disability charity Mencap.
Featuring Mexican burlesque, travelling performance gypsies, fortune-telling Frida and ‘tequila torture', the deliciously decadent and gorgeously grotesque night of Mexican madness on 28 October promises to be one of the hottest tickets in town.
Faithless all stars DJ set will be joined by Mr C of ‘Ebeneezer Goode' fame, Russ Cuban, Rory Phillips, Daisy Heartbreaker as well as a traditional live Mexican mariachi band.
The vibrant and emotive Dia De Los Muertos festival, also known as Day of the Dead, is an opportunity to remember the dead and celebrate life.
And it's all for a good cause. Tickets are just £10 with all proceeds going to Mencap's work with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
For more information or to book tickets please go to www.mencap.org.uk/dayofthedead or call 020 7696 5547.
For more information please contact Lucy Hannagan, Mencap media team, 020 7696 6017, firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors:
- Mencap's fancy dress Dia De Los Muertos Ball will be held on Wednesday 28 October at Proud Camden, The Stables Market, Chalk Farm Rd, London, NW1
- Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets £10.
- All proceeds will go to learning disability charity Mencap.
- Mencap works with people with a learning disability and their families and carers.
- 1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.
- A learning disability is caused by the way the brain develops before, during or shortly after birth. It is always lifelong.
- Learning disability affects someone's intellectual and social development all their life. People with a learning disability find it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.
- People with a learning disability don't get an equal chance in life. Mencap fights to change laws and services and to provide better access to education, employment and leisure facilities, supporting thousands of people with a learning disability to live their lives the way they want.
- It is not a mental illness and should not be confused with mental health issues. It is not dyslexia or Asperger's syndrome.
- It used to be called mental handicap but we don't use this term anymore because most people with a learning disability find it offensive.
- For information about learning disability issues please call the Learning Disability Helpline (England) on 0808 808 1111 or visit www.mencap.org.uk
About Day of the Dead
- Dia de los Muertos, also known as Day of the Dead, is a holiday celebrated in Mexico.
- The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family who have died.
- The celebration occurs on the 2 November
- Scholars trace the origins of the modern holiday to indigenous observances dating back thousands of years