dg
xc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs
To 20th January
Tuesdays–Saturdays, 11am–6pm (Thursdays till 8pm), Sundays 11am–5pm
The Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF
Admission: £9.90 (£8.80 concs, £7 students)

Following the success of 2017’s 1920s Jazz Age: Fashion and Photographs, the museum are following up with this exhibition. As a decade of design, the Thirties saw off the excess of the Jazz Age and ushered in the utilitarianism of World War II. As the flapper grew up, so too did her fashions. The new silhouettes of the 1930s played with the hard edged chic seen in the Art Deco and Moderne styles, the unexpected as seen in the surrealists and the sensuality of silver screen sirens. The exhibition will explore the day and evening styles of the decade, complemented by photographs of the stars who championed them. With fashion as the lens, Night and Day: 1930s Fashion and Photographs will traverse the great period of social change that was the 1930s.

Alfred Munnings: War Artist
Until 3rd March (late opening until 7.30pm on 9th January and 5th February)
National Army Museum, Royal Hospital Road, London, SW3 4HT
Admission: £6

Exhibition of over 40 paintings by Sir Alfred Munnings, one of Britain's most celebrated equine artists from his time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force during the First World War. Displayed together for the first time in a century, these impressionist paintings cover equine subjects, portraiture and pastoral landscapes. They highlight the role of horses in military operations, capturing their beauty in the war-affected landscapes of France in 1918. As an official war artist commissioned by the Canadian War Memorials Fund, Munnings provides an insight into the men of the Canadian Cavalry Brigade and the Canadian Forestry Corps. His paintings demonstrate both the important role of the cavalry on the Western Front and the vital work behind the lines that sustained the war effort. NSC Member Dr Jonathon Black helped to organise this exhibition and wrote large chunks of the accompanying book.

Illicit Signals Bletchley
Until Saturday 26th January
8–10pm
COLAB Factory, 74 Long Lane, London SE1 4AU
Admission: £30 from Design My Night

Immersive evening where you must solve puzzles based on the wartime Bletchley Park code-breaking facility, while also juggling dilemmas of whether or not to keep personal secrets. More details at www.designmynight.com/london/whats-on/immersive/illicit-secrets-bletchley.

Wodka Wednesday
Wednesday 16th and 23rd January
7pm
Jamboree, 27 Three Colt Street, London E14 8HH
Admission: £6 on the door, £4 in advance

Fred Snow and his Bootleg Trio host this regular music night, citing as influences Woody Guthrie, Tom Waits, Marlene Dietrich, David Bowie, 3 Mustaphas 3, Jacques Brel, Agnes Bernelle, Alex Harvey, Queen and Velvet Underground.


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 11th January
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. Indian vegetarian snacks are also provided 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 the facebook page, website and ticket link. Any questions, please phone George Tudor-Hart on 020 8542 1490.

Jinx's Joint
Saturday 12th January
7pm–12.15am
Bounds Green Bowls & Tennis Club, The Clubhouse, Brownlow Road, London N11 2BS
Admission: Not specified

Night of music and dancing to rhythm and blues, doo-wop, rockabilly and rock and roll with resident DJs Mr Jinx and Voodoo Doll, plus guests.

The Candlelight Club
Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January
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

A 1920s clandestine speakeasy party in a secret London venue lit by candles, with live jazz bands, cabaret and vintage vinylism.

Just over 100 years to the day since Prohibition passed into US law (it was ratified on 16th January 1919), the Candlelight Club brings the spirit of the speakeasy roaring into 2019. Live music will come from Duncan Hemstock and his mighty All-Stars, with hosting by cabaret cove Champagne Charlie and vintage vinylism from the Bee's Knees. Guests receive an email two days before revealing the secret location and are encouraged to dress in 1920s outfits—so pull on your flapper dress, let the giggle-water flow and get ready to Charleston. 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

Tea with Oscar Wilde
Thursday 24th January
8pm
The Tea House Theatre, 39 Vauxhall Walk, London SE11 5HL
Admission: £15 from Eventbrite

A chat show with a difference—join Oscar Wilde (played by Jonathan Goodwin) as he interviews a leading celebrity of the Victorian era, recounts a story or two and invites his audience to get "Caught in the Act". An evening of comedy, music and audience participation.

Gothic Encounter at Strawberry Hill
Friday 25th January
6–9pm
Strawberry Hill House and Garden, 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST
Admission: £18 in advance

Horace Walpole's house is currently hosting an exhibition that reassembles key treasures from Walpole's own collection. At this special late opening, in addition to viewing the exhibition you'll be able to meet housekeeper Margaret and Walpole himself in a "theatrical Gothic encounter".

RA Lates: Vienna Cabaret Night
Saturday 26th January
7–11.45pm
The Royal Academy, Burlington House, London W1J 0BD
Admission: £25–40 in advance

A one-off event recreating Vienna’s avant garde art scene. In the 1900s, Vienna experienced an unrivalled golden age of art, architecture, design and fashion before the outbreak of the First World War. With two million inhabitants it was the most populous city in Europe and rapidly expanded as immigrants flocked from Austria’s rural provinces. Klimt and Schiele each founded new rebellious artistic groups to challenge the conservative values of the bourgeoisie, such as the Secession and the New Art Group. Both artists also designed products for the Weiner Werkstatte (Vienna Workshops) who wanted a return to handmade crafts, a reaction to the new industrial and mechanised age. This cultural flourishing extended to the performing arts when the Kabarett Fledermaus opened in 1907, a vibrant underground nightspot where the Viennese avant-garde experimented with theatre, poetry and dance performances. Think experimental cabarets, secret café societies, life drawing, film screenings, salons in decadent bourgeois drawing rooms, fashion shows, speakeasy bars and live music until late.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 3rd February
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 6th February
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 tweak our curiosities with The Many Meanings of Modernism and the Chappist Critique.

Wassailling of One Tree Hill
Saturday 9th February
2pm
Meet at 10 Walters Way, London SE23 3LH
Admission: Free
Dress: Pagan

Club Member, and luminary in the Campaigns for both Real Ale and Real Cider, Ian White invites you to come and wassail some trees at the allotment where he makes his own cider. (Wassailling apple orchards is an ancient tradition in cider-making parts of the country, and is a way of blessing the orchard to ensure a good crop. It involves making a noise to scare off evil spirits, pouring libations of cider on to the roots and consuming a certain amount of it too. More details at ianwhite.info/Wassail.html). Interested parties can gather at Ian's house at 2pm before the wassailling of the site begins at 2.45. From 3.30 there will be scoffing of jacket potatoes and quaffing of mulled apple juice and cider, before retiring back to 10 Walters Way. Guests are requested to bring noise-making instruments and snacks and apple-derived drinks to share. In addition to the "pagan"dress code, guests are advised to dress warmly and wear suitable footwear, bearing in mind that the going can be slippery. In case of bad weather a gathering will simply take place at Walters Way.

Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 15th February
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.

The Surrey Steampunk Convivial
Saturday 23rd–Sunday 24th February
from 10am
The Royal Oak, 90 Coombe Road, New Malden, Surrey KT34
Admission: £15–20 in advance
Dress: Steampunk, presumably

Previous Convivials have included dance, drama, poetry, music, art, sculpture, two markets, miniature battle re-enactment, comedy, live reptiles, a robot band, the Fling-a-Familiar bazooka, Tea Duelling, Rubbish Football, Umbrella Fencing, remote control whacky races, Splendid Teapot Racing, Jenga, The Best Cake in the World Competition, Ostrich Racing, Snail Racing, (Clockwork and real ones), a Superciliousness Slam, a Makers Competition, magic, Battle Croquet on the lawn, Morris dancing...something going on every half hour - eight real ale pumps, and a special Steampunk menu from the pub, and lots of friendly Steampunks. More at www.harpsfest.com.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 3rd March
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 6th March
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 chill our spines on the subject of Borley Rectory: "The most haunted house in England".


Black Tie Ballroom Club
Friday 8th March
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.


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

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 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.


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.