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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.

Theremin Centenary Concert
Wednesday 19th February
7pm
St Alfege Church, 3 Greenwich Church Street, London SE10 9BJ
Admission: £5 from Eventbrite

Virtuoso Lydia Kavina leads a theremin ensemble in a diverse programme celebrating the 100th anniversary of the invention of this early electronic instrument. (Picture shows a nine-year-old Lydia with Theremin himself.)

How Eva Von Schnippisch Saved Hollywood
Wednesday 19th February
9.15pm
The Vault Festival, Leake Street, London SE1 7NN
Admission: £13 from vaultfestival.com

Weimar cabaret maven Eva Von Schnippisch, having previously related how she won WWII single-handed, now presents her new show: “The world’s greatest cabaret star turned double agent is following her dream and is Tinseltown- bound. As she basks in the glitz and glamour of the LA lifestyle of pool parties, cocktails and orgies, she unearths a dark truth behind its
red velvet curtains. The Golden Age of the Silver Screen is plagued with scandal, sex, drugs, desire and deceit. Is Eva to blame? Or is she saving it from self-destruction?”

Sugarpush Social
Sunday 23rd February
4–7pm
The Lexington, 96–98 Pentonville, London N1 9JB
Admission: £5 for the social, £12 for one class and social, £15 for two classes and social

Swing dance event, with a beginner's class from 2–3pm and an improver class from 3–4pm then a social from 4–7pm. Expect more of the finest swing, R'n'B, jump blues and boogie woogie with DJs Holly France and Romayne Etwaroo. "Air con and disco ball will be out in full force," we are assured.

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."

Tweed Run tickets on sale
Friday 6th March
12pm
Admission: £35 from www.tweedrun.com/tickets

At midday precisely tickets will go on sale for the 12th annual Tweed Run (see below). And presumably will sell out 3 minutes and 26 seconds later.



Clerkenwell Vintage Fashion Fair
Sunday 15th 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 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/

The Tweed Run
Saturday 2nd May
Central London route
Admission: £35 from www.tweedrun.com/tickets

The 12th annual Tweed Run London will take place on Saturday 2nd May, an immensely popular jaunty bike ride around London in vintage sartorial finery. The event will start in the morning and the location will be revealed to ticket holders closer to the day. The route will take in some of London’s finest landmarks, making stops along the way for a spot of tea in a fine London square, a picnic break in the park, and ending up at the awards ceremony for a drink and a bit of a knees up. Tickets are £35 and go on sale on Friday 6th March at noon, via www.tweedrun.com/tickets. Tickets usually sell out very quickly, so be advised to be poised at your computer promptly before noon.

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.