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Blitz Party - 1940s-style clubbing in London in June


Fancy something a little different (and a little more retro) than your usual Saturday night? You need to check out the forthcoming Blitz Party in London.

The next available date is Saturday 5th June 2010 (May has already sold out), the location the Village Underground in Shoreditch, where you'll find 40s-style music and dancing, live swing bands, cocktails, Kentish ale plus original newsreels and wartime movies.

The venue will be transformed into a wartime east end air raid shelter complete with sandbags, searchlights and blackout curtains, with rations books replacing bar menus on the night. Dress code, as you would expect, is 40s glam, utility clothing and allied uniform. It kicks off from 8pm, tickets in advance are £15.

Blitz Party website

Prohibition returns for 1920s-style clubbing in London


We featured it a while back, but if you missed it, Prohibition is back for more 1920s-style clubbing in the capital.

The date is Saturday 10th April, once again at a 'secret location', which will offer up cocktails from tea cups, flamboyant floorshows, live music, DJs on gramophones, silent cinema, flapper dancing girls and roulette gambling tables. 20s-style clothing is a must.

Interested? You can buy tickets now, with the venue made known to you two weeks before the event.

Prohibition website

Prohibition - 1920s-style clubbing at a 'secret' location in London


If you're going to call an event Prohibition, it's only right that the night has a secret location - and this one does, although it does takes place 'somewhere' in London (and very likely Shoreditch) on Saturday 20th February.

As you might have guessed, we're talking 1920s-style decadence, with guests invited to sip cocktails from teacups do a spot of the Charleston, take in flamboyant floorshows and live music, not to mention enjoying DJs on gramophones, silent cinema, flapper girls and roulette gambling tables into the early hours. Of course, a 1920s-style dress code is expected if you want to get through the door and into this bygone world.

Tickets are £15 in advance from the website and the secret venue will be announced two weeks before the event. Doors open from 8pm.

Find out more at the Prohibition website

FAC 251 - Factory Records reborn at new club venue in Manchester


Some might say there's too much nostalgia in the Manchester music and club scene, but at the same time, that also means there's a ready made market for the return of Factory in the city, courtesy of Peter Hook's FAC 251.

Described as 'a new indie rock and roll club and live venue', FAC 251 is the old Factory HQ, redesigned by original original architect Ben Kelly and operated in conjunction with club operators Tokyo Industries.

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The Blitz Party - 1940s-style clubbing in London


It's time to party like it's 1945 with the return of The Blitz Party in London.
The date for your diary is Saturday 30th January 2010, the venue the Village Underground, Shoreditch, which will offer up a night of the finest 1940s cocktails, music and dancing, with Ta Mère & Twin Tonic playing big band tunes, The Spitfire Bar serving Kentish Ale and hearty food to hungry soldiers and another room will project original newsreels and wartime films, accompanied by live music.
More details and ticket sales at the website or check out the club's Flickr site for a glimpse at past events.

Blitz Party website


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