The Queer Tango London Team would like to extend their deepest condolences to the family and to the many friends of Tony Walker, who, for more than 20 years was tango DJ, tango entrepreneur, tango bon viveur who died on Thursday 20th April
Queer Tango London has sought consistently to provide a safe space in which LGBTQ people can dance as they choose, but also to be part of the tango mainstream. For some years, Tito’s on a Wednesday with Frances Pace became for many from QTL a regular feature of our dancing lives. More recently as Tango Bridge @ Tito’s, Tony, as part of a team with Kat Henderson, Antonio Mago Riva and Dharmin Polra welcomed us not only to dance but to teach as well.
As elsewhere, as resident DJ at Tango Bridge, Tony brought knowledge, taste, joy and no small amount of humour to his choices of music. Who will forget his tandas of fox-trot milongas?
Tony was appreciated for many of the things that he did and still more for the person that he was. Queer Tango London will always be grateful to him for being part of the warm welcome which enabled us to bring some of our ideas to a wider audience.
Tony Walker made richer the lives of all he came in contact with. He will be sadly missed.
This week at Tito’s, London Bridge, there is a special programme.
— Special Milonga Workshop for everyone, with Hernan and Marina: 6.45pm-8.15pm (£12 - cash only this week) — Milonga social in remembrance of Tony: 8.15-11pm (included in the class, otherwise £6 - cash only this week) The profits of the evening will go to Tony’s family, who are deciding on how best to honour Tony’s memory.