Firstly, I want to start off by saying thank you so much to everyone for being patient regarding the outcome of Boogiefest'24.
I asked you all to give me a little time to get things sorted and that you have. So thank you ?
I want to keep in touch with you with updates as I go along and this is what I am doing here ......
I may have potentially saved the Festival for this year keeping the dates the same and the location still being Gloucester.
Sadly, unless a miracle happens it is not going to be held at The Walls Club ?
There are just a few things I need to look at, sort and negotiate before it becomes final and at the very latest by the end of next week, I will be in the know if
we can make this happen ??
If all works out, the plans will be put to you and we can take it from there ??
Please bear with for a little longer ??
This is an extremely sad day for us at Boogiefest HQ (28th Feb 2024)
The Walls Club is the home of Boogiefest, so to hear the sad news below is heartbreaking on so many levels. Not only is it
the home of Boogiefest, I have been teaching at The Walls Club for the past 27 years. This includes the Heroes & Villains days, and for the past 12 years it has been the home of some of Boogie
Shoes classes and Socials.
I want to let you all know that I am currently working on some ideas on how to take this
event forward and I ask that you give me just a little time for me to do my upmost to save this years event.
Boogiefest started in 2019, survived the Covid Lockdowns of 2020 & 2021 and came back even stronger and better. It has
since grown over the past 2 years. So, as far as I am concerned this is a bump in the road that I need to flatten and we will get past this.
I promise I will be back in touch by the weekend.
POST TAKEN FROM THE WALLS CLUB BELOW:.........
It is with deep sadness that we announce today that the Walls Club will close its doors for the final time on Sunday 31st
March 2024 after providing a huge range of social events and sporting facilities for the employees of Walls Factory and the people of Gloucester for over 60 years.
During this time, the Walls Club has become a Gloucester institution, known, and used by so many who enjoyed the family
friendly atmosphere, fantastic customer service and value for money facilities it has provided. Our aim as a business has always been to provide an affordable and accessible community facility aiming
to provide great products and services that delivers value for money while assisting local people, businesses and charities.
Since the COVID pandemic, we have been working extremely hard as a team for the past two and a half years to try and turn
things around. Over the past 12 months, we felt like we had turned a significant corner, however, unfortunately it was not quickly enough and due to a combination of the COVID pandemic, a cost of
living crisis, high inflation, high interest rates, a building requiring urgent renovation and an extremely difficult hospitality market, we have had no choice but to come to the very difficult
decision to enter the company into liquidation.
We would like to sincerely apologise to any customers who had events planned at the Walls Club in the future. All these
bookings were taken in good faith believing that we would be able to fulfil them. We have reached out to every customer individually and we are working with the proposed liquidator to understand the
next steps as quickly as possible as well as offering to try to help them find an alternative venue.
A message from the Chairman – ‘’Having been involved with the Walls Club for 20 years and the Chairman for over 10 years,
this is an extremely sad day for me, I am absolutely devastated. However, my primary concern is for my dedicated employees and our loyal customers. The employees have gone above and beyond to ensure
that the business has even managed to survive for the past 2 and a half years. I would like to sincerely thank them for their loyalty and hard work’’.
Finally, we would like to thank all the past Directors, Committee Members, groups, organisations, charities, businesses and
individuals who have supported the Walls Club and helped us to shape the business over the past 60 years to ensure that thousands of people have been able to make memories that will last a