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Disco Divas – Cork Women’s Disco, Other Place, 1990s

DiscoDivas2As I trawled through boxes of archival material recently, I found this hand written notice for the Women’s Discos which were run on Friday nights in the Other Place in the 1990s.

It is unsigned.  The hand writing is very neat and clear.  It includes a word count, so I would assume it was written for inclusion in a newsletter or in GCN.

Does anyone know who wrote this?

It provides a good snap shot of the Women’s Discos, the atmosphere inside the club and the experiences of women coming to and leaving the club – security cameras to ensure safety.  And it sings the praises of the D.J.  – Diane Jefferies!DiscoDivas

Here is a transcript of the article:

Disco Divas

Want to get your glad rags on and boogy on down, or just sit in a quiet corner and watch other women shed their inhibitions?  Then it is about time you came to the Women’s Disco.  From 11.00 pm onwards on the first Friday of the month knock on the door of the Other Place and the night and space is yours. Continue reading

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