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An English Lady's Wardrobe
To Sunday 1st March 2020
10am–5pm
Walker Art Gallery, William Brown Street, Liverpool L3 8EL (0151 478 4199)
Admission: £9 from liverpoolmuseums.org.uk

Displaying more than 70 outfits, this new exhibition explores shopping and style in Liverpool during the interwar years. It offers new insight into Liverpool’s wealthy Tinne family, showcasing clothing and accessories purchased by Mrs Emily Margaret Tinne (1886–1966). The Tinne Collection is the largest collection of a single person’s clothing in any UK gallery. The exhibition features daywear, evening dresses, outdoor wear, underwear and accessories, including jewellery, shoes, handbags and an impressive selection of hats. Much of the clothing dates from 1910 to 1939, reflecting the changing styles of the period.

In addition to Emily Tinne’s clothing, the exhibition features costumes belonging to her children as well as outfits worn by the family’s servants. The gallery has also been given access to a large number of letters written by members of the Tinne family, revealing new information about their lives. Central to the show is a focus on the Liverpool ladies’ outfitters and department stores where many of the outfits were purchased, including Cripps on Bold Street, the Bon Marché and George Henry Lee’s on Church Street and Basnett Street, Owen Owen Ltd in Clayton Square and Lewis’s on Ranelagh Street.


Soane Lates: Hogarth After Hours
Fridays 22nd November, 6th December or 3rd January
Timed slots from 6 till 9pm
The Soane Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3BP
Admission: £25 from www.soane.org

Explore the exhibition Hogarth: Place and Progress after normal opening hours, accompanied with a Sipsmith Gin & Tonic. The exhibition unites all of Hogarth's surviving painted series for the first time. Displayed throughout the idiosyncratic spaces of Sir John Soane’s Museum, the exhibition demonstrates how Hogarth’s "Modern Moral Subjects" married the idea of progress with the moral geography of London. This special evening opening is a chance to see this exhibition and explore the Museum—a chappist wonderland of statues, paintings and architectural curios crammed into a house too small to hold it all—dramatically lit by spotlights. Tickets are available for arrival at either 6pm, 6.30, 7pm, 7.30 or 8pm and each slot lasts around an hour, including a tour led by one of the expert members of staff and a Sipsmith Gin & Tonic.


The Hallouminati: Six Courses of Cheese with the Dark Knight of Cholesterol
Tuesday 19th November and Tuesday 10th December
7–9.30pm
The Last Tuesday Society, 11 Mare Street, London E8 4RP
Admission: £30 in advance

The Dark Knight of Cholesterol shares his secretly sourced selection of dairy delights for kindred lovers of cheese and wine alike. Six courses of Europe's most interesting cheeses will be presented with stories of their origins and makings, masterfully paired with three wines. Tickets include admission to to Viktor Wynde's Museum of Curiosities.


Witch Bottles and Worn Shoes: Home Protection Folklore Practices
Wednesday 20th November
7–8.30pm
The Geffrye Museum, 136 Kingsland House, London E2 8EA
Admission: £15 from Eventbrite

In November 2018, builders working on the renovation of the Geffrye Museum discovered an old worn boot that was hidden in a walled-up chimney void from when the museum was an almshouse. What was the boot doing there? Since a chimney void is hardly a likely place to accidentally lose a boot, who put it there? What purpose did it serve? Can we truly step into the mindset of the people who interred these objects – or will they remain a mystery? The answers to these questions come from an ancient heritage of home-protection folklore practices throughout the British Isles reaching back through time—but also practiced far more recently than you might think.

For this evening lecture, join Dr Romany Reagan in the restored 18th-century Geffrye Almshouse. The evening will begin with a chance to view the hidden boot and the almshouse, alongside an exhibition of other historical items used in home-protection folklore, and enjoy a glass of wine before heading upstairs to learn the curious history of the secrets within our walls.

129th Annual Eccentric Club Dinner
Friday 22nd November
7.13–10.13pm
The Eccentric Club, 27 Old Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, London, WC1N 3AX, United Kingdom
Admission: £65 for a three-course dinner, plus wine, coffee and petit fours
Dress: Black Tie and eccentrically glamorous and tasteful evening wear

The Eccentric Club—founded in the 1780s and revived in 1890—has had various internal ructions and has moved around from one base to another without permanent premises of its own, but it continues still and counts a number of NSC members among its own (as well as Prince Philip as patron). It seems to be in a particular state of flux at the moment, yet the annual dinner is still taking place (though I'm damned if I can work out where it is taking place). All part of the eccentricity, I guess. You can learn more about the club at ecclub.co.uk


The Candlelight Club
Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd November
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. The November party will be hosted as ever by purveyor of saucy song Champagne Charlie, with and vintage vinyl spun by Holly of the Bee’s Knees. Making their debut at the Candlelight Club, the live band are the infamous Swing Ninjas, a multi-horn, multi-harmony sunburst of brass energy, combining New Orleans ragtime, spirituals, blues and cajun jazz, adding their own original music to produce a swing sound that is not just rooted in the past.

“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

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.


The Black and White Ball
Saturday 23rd November
7–11pm
Cecil Sharpe House, 2 Regent's Park Road, Primrose Hill, London NW1 7AY
Admission: £18 in advance from tickettailor.com
Dress: Elegant Black and White

Harking back to the glamorous black and white era of Hollywood, this ball presented by SwingDanceUK offers a basic dance lesson at the beginning of the evening followed by social dancing to live music from King Groovy and the Horn Stars playing tunes from the 1930s–50s. There will also be a magic show and chocolate fountains.

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.

Alexandtra Palance Vintage FairIACF Antiques & Collectors Fair
Sunday 1st December
9,30am–4.30pm
Alexandra Palace, Alexandra Palance Way, London N22 7AY
Admission: £6 (with a 2-for-1 offer with a voucher from popupvintagefairs.co.uk/alexandra-palace)

Organised by the International Antiques & Collectors Fairs (IACF), London's largest antiques fair, offering over 300 quality antiques dealers from around the UK and the beautiful, historic setting of Alexandra Palace, takes place just four times a year. This time it incorporates stalls curated by the Pop Up Vintage Fairs team offering Vintage Fashion, Accessories, Jewellery, Furniture, Furnishings, Posters, Mid-Century Homeware, French Brocante, Taxidermy, Lighting, Collectables & Curiosities.

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.

NSC Christmas Party:
I Want to Be Evil

Saturday 7th December
6–11pm
The Spy Bar, the Morpeth Arms, 58 Millbank, London SW1P 4RW
Dress: your favourite villain
Admission: free to NSC Members, £5 to guests (refundable if they join the club on the night)

The New Sheridan Club’s annual Christmas party has a whiff of villainy about it: our venue looks out across the Thames at the MI6 building and has a James Bond theme, so we’re inviting you to come as your favourite Bad Guy. It doesn’t have to be a Bond villain by any means: there is a vast vista of amorality to choose from, such as Al Capone, Vlad the Impaler, Fu Manchu, the Borgias, Caligula, Noel Edmonds, Nero, Commodus, Robespierre, the Krays, a Member of the Glorious Committee, Darth Vader, Mata Hari, Madame Defarge, wicked stepmother, pirate, femme fatale, black widow, Moll Flanders, “roaring girl”, Bill Sykes, Jack the Ripper, cad or bounder, butler (as in “the butler did it”), Jesse James, Baron Samedi, Sheriff of Nottingham, Harold Shipman, Dick Dastardly, secret policeman, wicked squire…

There will be silly games to play, seen from the perspective of the villain rather than the hero, such as a race to steal the Crown Jewels, a competition to design your perfect villain’s super-lair and a game to shoot those pesky ninjas who always invade your super-lair at the end of the movie (shortly before the whole place blows up).

There will be the usual Christmas Lucky Dip (or maybe an Unlucky Dip with nothing but live piranhas—we haven’t decided yet) and of course there will be our traditional Grand Raffle, entry to which is free, but only to Members of the NSC (including anyone who joins on the night). Prizes include a henchman outfit (boiler suit, hard hat painted silver, etc), a world-shattering laser doomsday weapon, a black hat, an attaché case of money, biographies of the Devil, Al Capone and George Sanders, the collected writings of Aleister Crowley, the animated oeuvre of Dastardly and Muttley, a DVD of The Krays, a box of Black Magic chocolates, some Charles Addams cartoons, a ring with a secret compartment for poison, a statue of Baphomet, a bottle of WKD, the complete Fu Manchu stories and more…


The Candlelight Club: Christmas by Candlelight
Friday 13th and Saturday 14th December
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.

Celebrating the season of goodwill by candlelight at a secret tinsel-toned party where the jingling of sleigh bells will mingle with the clinking of cocktail glasses, where for one night the cop and the gangster will lay down their Tommy guns and share a toast. There will be live music from those Scandi-funsters the Swing’It Dixieband, plus hosting from cabaret cove Champagne Charlie, vintage DJs the Bee’s Knees and a lot of baubles and snowflakes.

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

The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas
Tuesday 17th December
7–8.30pm
The Last Tuesday Society, 11 Mare Street, london E8 4RP
Admission: £15 in advance

In case you missed Philip Hancock's talk on Krampus at our own NSC meeting, here's a chancet to explore the authentic folklore, history and contemporary practices associated with the Krampus with Al Ridenour, preeminent English-language expert on the subject. Ridenour’s presentation, illustrated with slides, archival video (and a drop-in by a live Krampus) reveals how this often-misunderstood figure is connected to centuries-old witchcraft beliefs and an older darker understanding of the Christmas season as a time offering access to the spirit world.

Christmas Leave
Thursday 26th and Friday 27th December
10am–4pm
The Watercress line, Alresford Station, Station Road, New Alresford, Hampshire SO24 9JG
Admission: Adults £19, children £10, family (two adults, two children) £48

Join civilian and military re-enactors to experience the atmosphere of a 1940s Christmas on the railway. On both the 26th and 27th December, the Watercress Line's period stations will host re-enactors and the general public enjoying wartime music, steam and seasonal merriment. Your ticket will include all day travel on the railway, and you can hop on and off at three of the stations enjoying the 1940s entertainment on offer, with live music at Alresford and Medstead and an ARP display at Alresford in the Cattle Dock, plus the Reading Room at Alresford Goods Shed with wartime game. More at watercressline.co.uk.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Saturday 29th December
7–11.30pm
Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66–72 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW192BY
Admission: £15–35 from Design My Night
Dress: Strictly black tie, smart vintage and evening wear

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music and a selection of pre-war records. You are welcome just to watch, or if you can’t yet dance but would like to, there’s a “Learn to dance in a day class” for absolute beginners with musicality, and rusty dancers, from 10am to 4.30pm—so far all beginners with musicality have been able to dance around the floor with a partner in time to the music, looking reasonably elegant, by the end of the lesson. There is no need to bring a partner.
There are candlelit tables and chairs for all guests. Entry price includes two glasses of wine or beer, and a small portion of scampi. Doors open at 7pm with a half hour class for improvers of a new short ballroom routine, taught by former world champion Raymond Root. This is followed by one hour of pre-war dance records, then live music from 8.30pm. Doors close at 11.30pm

Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz, a Paul Jones and one popular sequence dance. There are photos and videos on our Facebook page and ticket link. Tickets are £15 (early bird) or £ 20 (standard) on line or £25 on the door. Tickets for the class are £25, or a combined ticket for the class and the lesson is £35. The venue has a free car park, and is less than five minutes walk from Colliers Wood underground station from which trains run all night. If you have any questions, feel free to phone George Tudor- Hart on 020 8542 1490.

The Candlelight Club's
New Year's Eve Party

Tuesday 31st December
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.

No one knew how to party like the Jazz Age crowd, so what better way to welcome in the 2020s than by stepping back to the1920s? Relive the giddy glamour and romanceat our New Year's Eve bash, in a secret London venue that saw it all the first time round. We'll be counting down to midnight in the traditional way, but before and after there will be cabaret from Champagne Charlie, live music from the Bubbly Boys, vintage DJing, Charleston dance routines from the Gatsby Girls and a glimpse into what 2020 has in store for you from fortune tellers Lucius and Foxglove. So pull on your 1920s glad rags and and join the party.

Super-Earlybird tickets were just £45 but they have sold out. Now it's the Earlybirds at £50—when they are gone, it'll be the regular tickets at £55.,There are also table reservations available as usual, plus a special four-course dinner option for £60. After midnight we'll be partying until 2am.

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
Thursday 2nd January
7pm–11pm (lecture at 8pm)
Upstairs, The Wheatsheaf, 25 Rathbone Place, London W1T 1JB
Members: Free
Non-Members: £2 (first visit free)

Luca Jellinek will kick off 2020 in pugnacious fashion by asking, What's so great about Art Deco?

Wurlitzer Showcase
Saturday 4th January
6pm
The Troxy, 490 Commercial Rd, London E1 0HX
Admission: £16.50 (or free if you're under 26, it says here)

Simon Gledhill, maestro of the cinema organ, showcases the mighty Wurlitzer. Gledhill is one of the world's finest players with an international following. "The cinema organ is a marvelof fantasy, sound, colour and awe-inspiring machinery. Wind rushes through nearly two thousand pipes… drums beat…cymbals crash…bells ring. The sound can become almost anything—a 110 piece orchestra, an 80 piece brass band, a jazz trio, a single pianist or a humble choir—all under the control of one master showman who is at once artist and magician." The Troxy's Wurlitzer used to be at the venue's original sister venue, the Trocadero in Elephant and Castle, and was saved and restored by the Cinema Organ Society. Dating from 1930, it is the largest Wurlitzer ever imported to Europe from the US. More details on the Troxy website.


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.

Black Tie Ballroom Club
Saturday 29th February
7–11.30pm
Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66–72 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW192BY
Admission: £15–35 from Design My Night
Dress: Strictly black tie, smart vintage and evening wear

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music and a selection of pre-war records. You are welcome just to watch, or if you can’t yet dance but would like to, there’s a “Learn to dance in a day class” for absolute beginners with musicality, and rusty dancers, from 10am to 4.30pm—so far all beginners with musicality have been able to dance around the floor with a partner in time to the music, looking reasonably elegant, by the end of the lesson. There is no need to bring a partner.
There are candlelit tables and chairs for all guests. Entry price includes two glasses of wine or beer, and a small portion of scampi. Doors open at 7pm with a half hour class for improvers of a new short ballroom routine, taught by former world champion Raymond Root. This is followed by one hour of pre-war dance records, then live music from 8.30pm. Doors close at 11.30pm

Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz, a Paul Jones and one popular sequence dance. There are photos and videos on our Facebook page and ticket link. Tickets are £15 (early bird) or £ 20 (standard) on line or £25 on the door. Tickets for the class are £25, or a combined ticket for the class and the lesson is £35. The venue has a free car park, and is less than five minutes walk from Colliers Wood underground station from which trains run all night. If you have any questions, feel free to phone George Tudor- Hart on 020 8542 1490.

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."



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

The Earl of Essex will fill us in on The Riviera: The Forgotten War. "The Allied invasion of Southern France in August 1944 was generally regarded as a low-key affair, almost an afterthought and a 'Hollywood offensive' with U.S. troops largely landing unapposed and soon able to sip champagne with the locals in the fleshpots of the Cote d'Azure," he elaborates. "The reality was somewhat different, the Allies desperately needed the deepwater ports like Marseille to strike-up through occupied France, and the local population had suffered mercilessly under both German and Italian occupation, and worse from their own brethren, at the hands of the German puppet-regime, the Vichy government." No, it's not an April Fool's joke—there will be Nazis involved.

Black Tie Ballroom Club
Saturday 11th April
7–11.30pm
Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66–72 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW192BY
Admission: £15–35 from Design My Night
Dress: Strictly black tie, smart vintage and evening wear

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music and a selection of pre-war records. You are welcome just to watch, or if you can’t yet dance but would like to, there’s a “Learn to dance in a day class” for absolute beginners with musicality, and rusty dancers, from 10am to 4.30pm—so far all beginners with musicality have been able to dance around the floor with a partner in time to the music, looking reasonably elegant, by the end of the lesson. There is no need to bring a partner.
There are candlelit tables and chairs for all guests. Entry price includes two glasses of wine or beer, and a small portion of scampi. Doors open at 7pm with a half hour class for improvers of a new short ballroom routine, taught by former world champion Raymond Root. This is followed by one hour of pre-war dance records, then live music from 8.30pm. Doors close at 11.30pm

Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz, a Paul Jones and one popular sequence dance. There are photos and videos on our Facebook page and ticket link. Tickets are £15 (early bird) or £ 20 (standard) on line or £25 on the door. Tickets for the class are £25, or a combined ticket for the class and the lesson is £35. The venue has a free car park, and is less than five minutes walk from Colliers Wood underground station from which trains run all night. If you have any questions, feel free to phone George Tudor- Hart on 020 8542 1490.


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/


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Saturday 13th June
7–11.30pm
Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66–72 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW192BY
Admission: £15–35 from Design My Night
Dress: Strictly black tie, smart vintage and evening wear

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music and a selection of pre-war records. You are welcome just to watch, or if you can’t yet dance but would like to, there’s a “Learn to dance in a day class” for absolute beginners with musicality, and rusty dancers, from 10am to 4.30pm—so far all beginners with musicality have been able to dance around the floor with a partner in time to the music, looking reasonably elegant, by the end of the lesson. There is no need to bring a partner.
There are candlelit tables and chairs for all guests. Entry price includes two glasses of wine or beer, and a small portion of scampi. Doors open at 7pm with a half hour class for improvers of a new short ballroom routine, taught by former world champion Raymond Root. This is followed by one hour of pre-war dance records, then live music from 8.30pm. Doors close at 11.30pm

Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz, a Paul Jones and one popular sequence dance. There are photos and videos on our Facebook page and ticket link. Tickets are £15 (early bird) or £ 20 (standard) on line or £25 on the door. Tickets for the class are £25, or a combined ticket for the class and the lesson is £35. The venue has a free car park, and is less than five minutes walk from Colliers Wood underground station from which trains run all night. If you have any questions, feel free to phone George Tudor- Hart on 020 8542 1490.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Saturday 8th August
7–11.30pm
Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66–72 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW192BY
Admission: £15–35 from Design My Night
Dress: Strictly black tie, smart vintage and evening wear

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music and a selection of pre-war records. You are welcome just to watch, or if you can’t yet dance but would like to, there’s a “Learn to dance in a day class” for absolute beginners with musicality, and rusty dancers, from 10am to 4.30pm—so far all beginners with musicality have been able to dance around the floor with a partner in time to the music, looking reasonably elegant, by the end of the lesson. There is no need to bring a partner.
There are candlelit tables and chairs for all guests. Entry price includes two glasses of wine or beer, and a small portion of scampi. Doors open at 7pm with a half hour class for improvers of a new short ballroom routine, taught by former world champion Raymond Root. This is followed by one hour of pre-war dance records, then live music from 8.30pm. Doors close at 11.30pm

Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz, a Paul Jones and one popular sequence dance. There are photos and videos on our Facebook page and ticket link. Tickets are £15 (early bird) or £ 20 (standard) on line or £25 on the door. Tickets for the class are £25, or a combined ticket for the class and the lesson is £35. The venue has a free car park, and is less than five minutes walk from Colliers Wood underground station from which trains run all night. If you have any questions, feel free to phone George Tudor- Hart on 020 8542 1490.

 

Black Tie Ballroom Club
Saturday 10th October
7–11.30pm
Colliers Wood Community Centre, 66–72 High Street, Colliers Wood, London SW192BY
Admission: £15–35 from Design My Night
Dress: Strictly black tie, smart vintage and evening wear

Dance the waltz, quickstep, foxtrot, tango, jive, rumba and Charleston to live music and a selection of pre-war records. You are welcome just to watch, or if you can’t yet dance but would like to, there’s a “Learn to dance in a day class” for absolute beginners with musicality, and rusty dancers, from 10am to 4.30pm—so far all beginners with musicality have been able to dance around the floor with a partner in time to the music, looking reasonably elegant, by the end of the lesson. There is no need to bring a partner.
There are candlelit tables and chairs for all guests. Entry price includes two glasses of wine or beer, and a small portion of scampi. Doors open at 7pm with a half hour class for improvers of a new short ballroom routine, taught by former world champion Raymond Root. This is followed by one hour of pre-war dance records, then live music from 8.30pm. Doors close at 11.30pm

Activities include a quickstep bus stop, a snowball waltz, a Paul Jones and one popular sequence dance. There are photos and videos on our Facebook page and ticket link. Tickets are £15 (early bird) or £ 20 (standard) on line or £25 on the door. Tickets for the class are £25, or a combined ticket for the class and the lesson is £35. The venue has a free car park, and is less than five minutes walk from Colliers Wood underground station from which trains run all night. If you have any questions, feel free to phone George Tudor- Hart on 020 8542 1490.