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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

SS Atlantica: 1930s themed evening

SS Atlantica

If you are around in London this Saturday and fancy a glamorous alternative to the usual round of pubs and clubs you may be interested in a new event called SS Atlantica. It's organised by the people behind the Prohibition and Blitz Party nights and it aims to relive the allure of a 1930s ocean liner. There will be live bands, cabaret acts and dancing and, of course, it's a great opportunity to get dressed up in your finest glad rags. 

Those of a nauseous disposition will be pleased to know the event takes place on dry land, in a faux liner on St Katharine's Docks. Tickets for the event cost £15.

Find out more online

Withnail and I go bowling at Bloomsbury Lanes, London


Not just a screening of a cult classic, Withnail and I go bowling throws in everything related to the film and indeed, a celebration of the year the film was set - 1969.

Taking place on Thursday 30th July from 9pm at The Bloomsbury Lanes, London WC1H, the event promises the finest wines know to humanity, a theatrical performance of best scenes from the film, a film screening, a competition for the best dressed character, a Withnail trivia competition, lighter fuel cocktails (yes, really), some tasty pheasants for your pot and DJ ‘Uncle Monty’ playing the best tunes from the film.

Bowling too we presume, although it's not specifically mentioned (except in the event name). Admission is £3, see the website to find out more. Incidentally, the Withnail and I movie comes out on Blu-ray soon - more on that later.

Bloomsbury Lanes website

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Gama Clothing 1960s Clubs t-shirts by Gary Crowley


Gama Clothing has produced a range of t-shirts featuring iconic 60s clubs and other institutions of the decade.

The GCT's are 'designed' by DJ and broadcaster Gary Crowley, although as most of the logos are pulled from original 60s artwork, I'm not sure how much designing was actually done - although he has picked the designs that feature on the shirts and overseen development of the range to be fair.

Regardless of that, the shirts are certainly eye-catching and worth a look for your summer hols, with The Marquee, the Flamingo, The Scene and The International Times being the first of the limited edition designs for sale. You can buy all of those from 1st June 2009, priced at £20. See over for more images.

Gama Clothing website

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