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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.

NSC Annual Xmas Pub Moot
Friday 21st December
Early evening till closing time
The Rising Sun, 38 Cloth Fair,London EC1A 7JQ
Admission: Free but bring beer money

The New Sheridan Club traditional pre-Christmas get-together, with the primary aim of checking that Lord Mendrick is not dead yet. (He spends the year working in an educational sweat shop in the far east and only gets to return to Blighty at Christmas.) Your last chance for some Chappist conviviality before having to spend the next week watching Ben Hur and The Sound of Music and dodging sherry-fuelled fist-fights with relatives.


Great Gatsby House Party

Friday 28th December
7.45–11pm
Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents park Road, London NW1 7AY
Admission: £16 from online

The Art Deco Orchestra return to the Kennedy Hall for another night of hot jazz and dance music from the 1920s and19 30s. Featuring the music of the bands of Jack Hylton, Duke Ellington, Ambrose, Paul Whiteman etc. Dancing, party games, licensed bar. Fancy/period dress encouraged.

The Candlelight Club's New Year's Eve Party
Monday 31st December
7pm–2am
A secret central London location
Admission: £45–60 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.

No one knew how to party like the Jazz Age crowd, so what better way to see in the new year than by reliving the glamour and romance of the 1920s? 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 from Baroness Jojo, Charleston dance routines from the Gatsby Girls and a glimpse into what 2019 has in store from our fortune tellers Lucius and Foxglove.

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

Callum Coates will give us a sartorial talk first delivered at Eltham Palace (in character as Stephen Courtauld): What is a Man to Wear? "For many centuries male fashion had been an area of self expression and flamboyant show. A highly visible and often gaudy indicator of wealth, status and even politics and religion. After blessed Beau Brummell’s reforms, however, men began to conform to a strict set of rules governing what a man should wear when. Arguably, the zenith of formal menswear dates from 1900 to 1939. Tonight’s talk will look at examples of clothing from that era, a guide for how to wear them today and how to avoid looking like a penguin dressed in a bin bag.”


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. Note that Saturday night has now sold out.

“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 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.


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".

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.