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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.

The Candlelight Club
Saturday 18th January
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.

First party of the year as we enter the Roaring Twenties for a second time. More details to come, but we will probably have live music from Duncan Hemstock and his All-Stars, hosting from Champagne Charlie and 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


The Eccentric Club presents:
An Evening of Eccentric Poetry
Friday 24th January
7.13–10.30pm
Venue TBA
Admission: £20
from eccentricclub.co.uk
Dress: Black Tie; top hats are welcome. Ladies: eccentric but tasteful evening wear; tiaras are welcome. No jeans/denim, sports/casual wear, trainers, etc.,

The venerable Eccentric Club honours recently deceased member Adrian Brown, a poet and playwright, with an evening of poems read by his friends, club members and guests. The entry fee covers a glass of wine and room hire. The secret location in London W1 will be communicated directed to guests.

The Cabinet of Dr Caligari
Friday 31st January
7–9pm
The Old Operating Theatre, 9a St Thomas Street, London SE1 9RY
Admission: £20 from Eventbrite

A special screening of the Expresionist classic from 1920, with its astonishing angular sets, presented with a live orchestral accompaniment, in the atmospheric setting of the Old Operating Theatre at St Thomas's.

Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 2nd February
11am–5pm (trade from 10.30am)
Freemason's Hall, 60 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5AZ
Admission: £5 from Eventbrite

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

Prof. Philip Hancock will tease us with Charles Rennie Mackintosh—Dandy Architect? Exhibiting the devil-may-care attitude to linear chronology characteristic of the New Sheridan Club, the talk will follow the previous month’s address on Art Deco by considering the life and work of a man whose creations are considered by some to have been a major influence on "Deco"—not to mention Art Nouveau and Secessionism before it—Glasgow-born architect, designer and artist, Charles Rennie Mackintosh. In doing so, it also asks some uncomfortably penetrating questions about the aesthetics of dandyism and if there really is more to it than simply wearing a big floppy bow tie or sipping tea on Sauchiehall Street.

The Botanical History of the Gin and Tonic
Thursday 13th February
6–8pm
The Linnean Society of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF
Admission: £5 including a Kew gin and tonic: register at linnean.org

Kim Walker and Prof Mark Nesbitt FLS, Kew botanists and authors of Just the tonic: A natural history of tonic water (Kew Publishing, 2019) explore the history of the popular effervescent mixer. They believe that tonic water has been the unjustly overshadowed partner in the famous gin and tonic. The cocktail is thought of as a quintessentially English drink, yet its origins lie in the cinchona trees of eastern slopes of the Andes and the malarial landscapes of Asia. In this richly illustrated talk, Kim and Mark cut through centuries of legends to reveal a history of botany, medicine, empire and drinking to discover how the tree came together with alcohol and soda to create the perfect gin and tonic.

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/


sfd NSC Club Night
Wednesday 6th May
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 be posing the pugnacious question, What’s so great about Art Deco?


Sheridan Children's Weekend at the Beach
Friday 15th–Sunday 17th May
Shear Barn, Barley Lane, Hastings TN35 5DX
Admission:

Now a regular fixture in the Sheridan calendar: bring your tweed clad children for a weekend by the seaside, enjoying British weather, ice cream, playing on Hastings Sands, flying kites, sea bathing, riding the cliff train, exploring Hastings Castl,e etc. Please book your tent/caravan pitch or holiday cabin directly (see www.shearbarn.com). Dogs welcome.


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.