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The Wonder Women of Hampstead Cemetery
Saturday 23rd March
1.30–3pm
Hampstead Cemetery, Fortune Green Road, London NW6 1DR
Admission: £12 in advance

March is Women's History Month and as history is male-dominated enough as it is, CemeteryClub.co.uk are throwing the spotlight on the iconic women who lay beneath Hampstead Cemetery. Join Sheldon of the club for a guided tour through the gravestones of one of the most beautiful open spaces in London and meet the likes of legendary actresses, illustrators, ballet dancers and artists whose stories shouldn't be forgotten, listen to evocative poetry and marvel at the sauciest performer to tread the boards of any stage… More details on the Facebook event.

The Candlelight Club:
Cabaret Special
Saturday 23rd March
7pm–12am
A secret central London location
Admission: £25 in advance
Dress: Prohibition dandies, swells, gangsters and molls, degenerate aristos and decadent aesthetes, corrupt politicians and the Smart Set In the Know. Maybe the odd Sally Bowles.

The Candlelight Club, London's award-winning immersive 1920s speakeasy, joins forces with the world of cabaret. In the main room we'll have our regular offering of live music, from the Volstead Orchestra, getting your feet moving with the rhythms of the Jazz Age, plus retro-DJing from the Bee’s Knees.

Meanwhile in the intimate cabaret lounge there will be saucy song from Gracie and the G-Spots plus two variety shows hosted by imp of the perverse Champagne Charlie, offering you burlesque from Ruby Deshabillé, comedy magic from Neil Kelso and a feast of tap-dancing and juggling from Stewart Pemberton.

There will be a cocktail bar in each room, plus our famous rum and cigar bar, where you can buy genuine Havana cigars to smoke in our private palm-filled garden. You can pre-order a three-course dinner (which includes a table reservation all night) or just reserve a table with Champagne: you can choose which room your table will be in, but guests are encouraged to explore the whole venue, sampling the various entertainments. Ticket-holders receive an email two days before revealing the secret location.

“The closest you’ll find to an authentic Jazz Age experience in central London. Its unique ambience, fuelled by hundreds of candles, is truly a scene to behold.” —Time Out

More at www.thecandlelightclub.com.


sfd NSC Club Night
Wednesday 3rd April
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Members: Free
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)

Pandora Harrison will deliver an talk on her recent trip to Egypt, part of a specialised tour in which everyone dresses on 1920s costume.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 7th April
11am–5pm
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Admission: £5

Some 45 stalls offering vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, textiles and jewellery from the 1800s to the 1980s. There is also a tea room, alterations booth plus sometimes live entertainment too. More details at www.clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk.

Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 12th April
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

This will be the last Black Tie Ballroom Club event!

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Art Deco Orchestra and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.

The Lucky Dog Picture House: The Freshman (1925)
Friday 19th April
7.45pm
Wilton's Music Hall, Graces Alley, London E1 8JB
Admission: £10.50 (£8.50 concs) from wiltons.org.uk

Purveyor's of silent cinema with live musical accompanient, the Lucky Dog Picture House return to the atmospheric Wilton's Music Hall to screen Harold Lloyd's varsity-themed romp. The new student on campus, Harold dreams of being the most popular man in college but instead becomes the butt of the joke when he attempts to join the football team. The Freshman showcases Lloyd's faculty for physical comedy as well as his trademark charm, cementing his place alongside Keaton and Chaplin as a PhD of silent comedy. The film will be accomanied by a new original score created by the Lucky Dog in-house band.


sfd NSC Club Night
Wednesday 1st May
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Members: Free
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)

Gile Culpepper will break his duck by delivering his maiden speech to the Club: The City of Sheffield: Home of the Howards, Rulemaking and World-Famous People of Whom You've Never Heard.

NSC Annual Punt, Picnic n' Plunge
Saturday 4th May
11am–11pm
Oxford
Admission: Expect to contribute about £20 to the hire of the punts

The Annual NSC Tradition of messing about on boats - which predates the NSC - hoves into sight once more to entice you aboard with its siren song. Come me lads and lasses, take the Glorious Committee's shilling and join us for a day on the river. The day offers the opportunity (interesting choice of word. Ed.) to learn how to punt, to sit back and scud along the quiet waterways of England's green and pleasant land, to enjoy a communal picnic and the ever popular 'Who Will Fall In?' Sweepstake.

Cost - about £20 for each person's share of a punt and you'll want some pennies for grub, grog and gambling.

There is usually a dinner in Oxford the night before, details to follow once the date is final. On the day we typically meet at a pub from about 11am then hit the boathouse at midday to pick up the punts and head off.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 10th May
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Ewan Bleach Quintet and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 12th May
11am–5pm
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Admission: £5

Some 45 stalls offering vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, textiles and jewellery from the 1800s to the 1980s. There is also a tea room, alterations booth plus sometimes live entertainment too. More details at www.clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk.

Sheridan Children’s Weekend at the Beach
Friday 17th May–Sunday 19th May
Normans Bay Camping and Caravanning Club Site, Normans Bay, Pevensey, East Sussex, BN24 6PR (01323 761190)

Please bring your tweed-clad children for a weekend by the seaside, enjoying British weather, ice cream, playing on Normans Bay Beach, where evil Normans invaded our glorious country one thousand years ago. There we can fly kites, Re-enact the Norman Invasion, toast marshmallows over campfires, visit Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux Castle, Martello Towers and ride on the Eastbourne Miniature Steam Railway. Please book your tent/glamping-pod. Dogs welcome. See https://www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/
campsites/uk/eastsussex/pevensey/normansbay



Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 14th June
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Kewdos Strict Tempo Orchestra and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 12th July
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Art Deco Orchestra and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 9th August
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Ewan Bleach Quintet and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 8th September
11am–5pm
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Admission: £5

Some 45 stalls offering vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, textiles and jewellery from the 1800s to the 1980s. There is also a tea room, alterations booth plus sometimes live entertainment too. More details at www.clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 13th September
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Art Deco Orchestra and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 11th October
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Art Deco Orchestra and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 20th October
11am–5pm
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Admission: £5

Some 45 stalls offering vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, textiles and jewellery from the 1800s to the 1980s. There is also a tea room, alterations booth plus sometimes live entertainment too. More details at www.clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 8th November
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Ewan Blach Quintet and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 24th November
11am–5pm
Freemasons Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London, WC2B 5AZ
Admission: £5

Some 45 stalls offering vintage clothes, shoes, handbags, hats, gloves, textiles and jewellery from the 1800s to the 1980s. There is also a tea room, alterations booth plus sometimes live entertainment too. More details at www.clerkenwellvintagefashionfair.co.uk.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 13th December
Beginners’ class from 7pm, main dance from 7.30–11pm
The Indian YMCA, 41 Fitzroy Square, London W1T 6AQ (02073870411)
Admission: £15 earlybird from Design My Night, £20 standard or £25 on the door
Dress code: Strictly black tie, evening dress or smart vintage attire

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music from the Art Deco Orchestra and a selection of pre-war records. If you can’t yet dance, there’s a free ballroom dance lesson for absolute beginners from 7pm to 7.30 pm. Or if you prefer you can just watch. Candlelit tables and chairs for all guests, a balcony area with tables for those who don’t choose to dance, and four or five male and female taxi dancers available free of charge for those who do. The venue is dry, but free tea, sparkling water and coca cola are provided, and guests may smuggle in their own drinks if they are discreet. They also provide Indian vegetarian snacks for all our guests at no additional charge.

There is a large wooden dance floor and the venue is located in Fitzroy Square, London W1. Dress code is strictly black tie and evening dress only, and the event usually sells out. Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz and a Paul Jones. There are photos and videos on our facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.