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Win tickets to MayFest Vintage evening: The 39 Steps

Posted by on May 5, 2015 in blog, events, party time | Comments Off

All photos © Dulwich Picture Gallery This month, the Dulwich Picture Gallery are hosting MayFest – a fabulous vintage weekender which features viewings of the Eric Ravilious exhibition, free swing dancing, shopping and screenings of Rear Window and The 39 Steps among all sorts of other activities. As you all know, we love a good vintage film and night out, so we’ve teamed up with the Gallery to give away a pair of tickets to the Saturday 16th May evening, with entry into the Ravilious exhibition and the film. It’s the “first major exhibition to survey watercolours by celebrated British artist Eric Ravilious (1903-42). Well known for his...

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The Valentine’s Ric Rac Club – Roses are Red

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in blog, events, ric rac club | Comments Off

The Valentine’s Ric Rac Club – Roses are Red

Join the Vintage Mafia for a Valentines Day special Ric Rac Club at London’s most glamorous Art Deco bar, Fontaine’s. With dancing tunes from the 1920s to the 1960s played by Miss Ginger Fizz and the VM girls plus another special guest DJ TBC, the night will be an elegant, cocktail-fuelled soirée. The venue is the fabulous new Art Deco bar and lounge in Dalston, Fontaine’s. Opened in December 2014 by burlesque star Emerald Fontaine, the upstairs bar is filled with authentic period furniture and decor (down to the glamorous bathrooms) and the downstairs Bamboo Lounge pays homage to the mid-century fascination with the South Pacific, with a perfect-sized...

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The Vintage Mafia x Prohibition #2

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 in blog, events, prohibition | Comments Off

The Vintage Mafia x Prohibition #2

This September, join us and the good people of The Prohibition Party on Saturday 6th September, London’s most riotous celebration of 20s opulence as we once again host a very small, dirty, decadent and totally ‘secret’ (ish) Speakeasy within a speakeasy. Last time was just the bees knees as these pictures by Hanson show. [Show as slideshow] ...

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La Traviata at Soho Theatre

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in blog, events, prohibition | Comments Off

La Traviata at Soho Theatre

A few weeks ago, we put on our 1920s best for a very special Vintage Mafia x Prohibition, which we really need to write a blog about. And we will. But while we’re on the subject of 1920s, here’s something a little bit special. Next Friday, August 8th, there is a rather fabulous event at the Soho Theatre – a performance of their new production of La Traviata set in the 1920s underworld with a special 1920s soirée! Following the success of La bohème and Don Giovanni, Olivier Award-winning company OperaUpClose and director/translator Robin Norton-Hale return to Soho Theatre with their new English version of La traviata. The story of Violetta, a...

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Angels & devils

Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in blog, events, prohibition | Comments Off

Angels & devils

Last month was a crazy one. Not only did we programme an amazing village fete at the Royal Academy of Arts, but we put on a secret Ric Rac Club at Prohibition. Before we (finally) share the photos from what was an amazing night, check out what we got up to beforehand! The kind people at Angels Fancy Dress let us run riot in their Shaftsbury Avenue store, and even more kindly, let us borrow some outfits so we looked like real 1920s ladies – with a slightly sleazy, ‘lady of the night’ feel. Jeni’s chap Hanson Leatherby took these photos of us trying some things on, a couple of which were most definitely not 1920s… but it was like being in a...

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Vintage Mafia x Prohibition

Posted by on Jun 26, 2014 in blog, events, ric rac club | Comments Off

Vintage Mafia x Prohibition

Apologies for the late notice of this rather exciting event announcement, but it’s been all systems go at the metaphorical VM Towers. Last weekend we curated the courtyard at the Royal Academy’s Midsummer Night’s Fete and next weekend, we are hosting a secret Ric Rac Club, deep in the bowels of the Bloomsbury Ballroom for Prohibition. Imagine, as a glamorous 1920s party fills the Art Deco ballroom’s main rooms, that a couple of corridors away, tucked into what used to be an old kitchen, a dark and sleazier affair is unfolding. Guests in the know approach the side entrance, speaking the passwords, ‘I’m a member of the Temperance...

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