When: 14th February 2013, 7pm – 10pm
Where: Museum of London
£: Adults 7 and concessions 6 (to book call the box office on 020 7001 9844 or visit www.museumoflondon.org.uk)
What is it?
Celebrate the roaring twenties and a decade of decadence at an adult-only Valentine’s late event held at the Museum of London which will take a trip back in time to the age of jazz, cabaret and fabulous flapper fashion.
Dress up 1920’s style and learn to dance the Charleston alongside your partner or friend with demonstrations and classes held by Swing Dance UK. Live jazz will be performed throughout the evening in order to give you the chance to try out your moves, and cabaret will be brought to you by top tap dancer, Josephine Shaker.
Art collective, Hurdy Gurdy, will be on hand to help create the perfect card for your Valentine or the most desirable art nouveau accessory to complete the twenties look. There will also be the chance to learn more about the fashion that characterised a decade with fashion curator, Beatrice Behlen who will discuss fashion and sexuality in 1920’s London.
To bring a bit of romance to the evening, Write Queer London will host a Bloomsbury Literary Salon with poetry and performance in the most romantic location in the museum, the Pleasure Gardens. And as ever, there will be a bar to provide refreshment when you need a break from dancing the Charleston.
More info: www.museumoflondon.org.uk