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Goodwood Revival
Friday 13th–Sunday 15th September
7.30am–7pm
Goodwood Motor Circuit, Goodwood, Chichester, West Sussex  PO18 0PH
Admission: From £36 (see ticketing.goodwood.com)

Annual three-day festival of classic motor racing and vintage fashion. See goodwood.com/revival for more details.

Hasting Steampunk Circus of Curiosities
Saturday 14th–Sunday 15th September
Hastings, East Sussex
Admission: £18 per day or £28 for both days from Eventbrite

I'm a little unclear as to whether any of this happens in Hastings itself or whether everything is in the St Leonards Showground (Magdalen Road, St Leonards on Sea, TN37 6 EG), but there will be performances (including Professor Elemental on Saturday), exhibitors, traders, workshops, competitions, a funfair and more. For an exhaustive list of what is on offer see https://www.facebook.com/events/175594506712459.


Margate Swing Festival
Saturday 14th–Sunday 15th September
9am–11pm
Nayland Rock Hotel, 1–5 Royal Crescent, Margate, Kent CT9 5AJ
Admission: £14

A seaside vintage dance weekend, including an evening ball, vintage clothes fair, tidal pool beach swim, high tea and sunset outdoor dancing. See www.margateswingfestival.com.


The Candlelight Club
Saturday 14th September
7pm–12am
A secret central London location
Admission: £25 in advance
Dress: Prohibition dandies, gangsters and molls, peaky blinders, decadent aesthetes, corrupt politicians and the Smart Set In the Know

London’s award-winning immersive 1920s-themed speakeasy party, with live jazz, cabaret and cocktails in a secret London venue filled with candles. For the first party of the new season, there will be live music from the New Sheridan 7—yes, NSC Member Jack Calloway has named his new dance orchestra after our own Club. The band specialise in the music of British hotel and broadcast orchestras of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. Running the show, singing songs and keeping everyone in order will be your host with the most Champagne Charlie, with vintage DJing from the Bee’s Knees. Ticket-holders receive an email two days before, revealing the secret location. More at www.thecandlelightclub.com.

“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


Mr White’s Open House
Saturday 21st September
1pm to 7pm
10 Walters Way, Honor Oak Park, London SE23 3LH (nearest train station Honor Oak Park, five minute’s walk; P4, P12, 171 and 172 buses)
Admission: Free
As part of London Open House, when buildings across the city normally closed to the public are thrown open for snooping, Mr Ian White’s house will be available for inspection. Walters Way is a self-build timber-framed scheme by pioneering architect Walter Segal, and a council housing project from the 1980s. There are 13 such houses in a cul-de-sac on steep sloping ground, although many have been extended and adapted. Another house in the street will also be open. Films on self-building schemes will be running and refreshments will be available. From 6.30pm Mr White will be hosting a drinks do featuring his own cider! NSC Members very welcome to come and imbibe: feel free to bring drink, snacks and nibbles. See openhouselondon.open-city.org.uk/listings/1615.

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

James Rigby will get Chappist hearts aflutter with a talk on The Dandy History of (Royal) Tunbridge Wells.

Tweed Walk NRW
Thursday 3rd October
2–7pm
Meet in front of the Schlosscafé, Benrather Schlossallee 108, 40597 Düsseldorf, Germany
Admission: Free
Dress: Stylish autumnal wardrobe (tweed, wool, corduroy…)

After the great request after the "Großer Spaziergang der Flaneure" in July it's time for new plans, writes Ferdinand Sturm. On Germany-wide holiday, Thursday 3rd October 2019, we invite you to a small autumn walk in beautiful Benrath and its surroundings for another chance to celebrate good style together! We will explore the Schlosspark and the historic Urdenbach light-footed, hike dynamically along the banks of the Rhine and stop at one or another café or inn as we please, to feast on small delicacies and relax our strained calves. We will meet at 2 pm in front of the Schlosscafé in Benrather Schlossallee 108. The S- and RE-Bahnhof "Düsseldorf-Benrath" is in immediate vicinity. Automobile drivers park best at the Stadtbücherei/ Orangerie.

The Candlelight Club's 9th Birthday
Saturday 5th October
7pm–12am
A secret central London location
Admission: £25 in advance
Dress: Prohibition dandies, gangsters and molls, peaky blinders, decadent aesthetes, corrupt politicians and the Smart Set In the Know

London’s award-winning immersive 1920s-themed speakeasy party, with live jazz, cabaret and cocktails in a secret London venue filled with candles.

Yes, for nine years Candlelight Club has been keeping you in illicit hooch and foot-stomping jazz. Our birthday party will feature live music from Gallic crooner Benoit Viellefon and his band, who have been delighting guests for almost as long as the Club has been in business. Vintage vinyl will be spun by the Bee’s Knees and leading the Jazz Age birthday singalong will be the King of Cabaret himself, Champagne Charlie.

Ticket-holders receive an email two days before, revealing the secret location. More at www.thecandlelightclub.com.

“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


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.


The Candlelight Club's
Halloween Ball

Saturday 26th October
7pm–12am
A secret central London location
Admission: £30 in advance
Dress: Jazz Age Halloween party goers, witches and wizards, black cat minxes, dapper devils, ghostly flappers and seductive spiderwomen

London’s award-winning immersive 1920s-themed speakeasy party, with live jazz, cabaret and cocktails in a secret London venue filled with candles.

The Jazz Age crowd loved nothing better than a fancy dress party—and what better excuse than Halloween? Join us for a seasonal spooktacular special in a vintage east London venue with two rooms of entertainment: in the Ballroom there will be live music from Champagne Charlie and the Bubbly Boys, eerie dance performances from the Gatsby Girls and sepulchral DJing from the Bee's Knees.

Meanwhile in the Cabaret Lounge there will be a live performance from the Creep Quartet—a string quartet playing horror movie themes—followed by a two cabaret variety shows hosted by Weimar Androgyne Victor Victoria, and featuring gothic burlesque from Suri Sumatra, uncanny magic from Neil Kelso and superhuman circus skills from Jess Love. Elsewhere we’ll have tarot readings from Lucius and Foxglove, ready to reveal the full horror of your future, and sketch artist Daniela waiting to capture you in your ghoulish finery (better keep that portrait in the attic as you may find yourself staying mysteriously youthful…).

Ticket-holders receive an email two days before, revealing the secret location. More at www.thecandlelightclub.com.

“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



sfd NSC Club Night
Wednesday 6th November
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Members: Free
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)

Our glorious Chairman Torquil Arbuthnot will give a talk entitled Sundry Musings on the James Bond Novels.

Chap Hop and Cheese
Saturday 23rd November
7–11pm
National Space Centre, Exploration Drive, Leicester LE4 5NS
Admission: £15 (including cheese buffet)
from spacecentre.co.uk

Last September, a team of researchers from the Bern University of Arts played different musical genres to cheese for a six-month period. Their findings suggested that Hip Hop gave the cheese an especially funky flavour. Join the NSC (National Space Centre, not New Sheridan Club) as they recreate the experiment by exposing a buffet of different cheeses to the Chap Hop stylings of Tom Wild, who performed at our last Christmas party. Their "homage to fromage" will then be consumed by the audience and ratings given to our scientists. So grab a cheese knife (one must always use the correct implement for the task) and enjoy a selection of dairy and non-dairy options.

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.

sfd NSC Club Night
Wednesday 4th December
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Members: Free
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)

Adrian Prooth will talk nonsense to us. Literally, apparently.


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

TBA. Not sure what the date will be, as the first Wednesday in January appears to be New Year's Day!


sfd NSC Club Night
Wednesday 5th February
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Members: Free
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)

TBA.

 

sfd NSC Club Night
Wednesday 4th March
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Members: Free
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)

Mark Christopher will offer us An introduction to cognitive biases: how to avoid them or use them (with help from Warren Buffett and Charles Munger). "Donations and charitable giving, wall street bonuses and joining a cult—a few concepts links these together. Come and find out why decisions, both personal and group, can be enlightening—or devastating."


Dance Across the Atlantic
Friday 17th–Saturday 25th April 2020
The Queen Mary 2, travelling from Southampton to New York
Admission: From £1267 plus tips and transfer
Dress: Properly

Alex Mendham and his Orchestra will be performing their 1920s and 1930s repertoire every night on this transatlantic cruise—a reproduction of a crossing as it would have been back in the day. Note that these private dance events will only be accessible to those booking through Ahoy cruises: contact tom@ahoycruises.com. For more information see https://www.facebook.com/events/2364989196942665/