Monday, 8 March 2010

The Grand Vintage Ball @ the Rivoli Ballroom

The next Grand Vintage Ball will take place in the sumptuous environs of the Rivoli Ballroom down in South London.

Guests are invited to enter the Vintage Attire Pageant, where they can be crowned Best in Show. Categories include:

  • Dictator's wife
  • Champagne Socialist
  • Dressed to Kill
  • DIY Delight - I made it myself!
  • Fur Coat & No Knickers
  • The Margot Leadbetter Award for lifetime services to synthetic fabrics

The venue (pictured) started life as the Crofton Park Picture Palace in July 1913 and was converted into a ballroom in 1957, reopening in 1959 with a large sprung maple dance floor. It is now priately owned.

Famous for its original decor and interior fittings (red velvet, flock wallpaper, chandeliers, glitter balls and over-sized Chinese lanterns) it is often used as a film location and plays host to many dance and musical events. Some of the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing programs have also been filmed here.

Music on the night will be an aural extravaganza of jive, rock n' roll, 1970s glam stomp, 80s new romantic pop, Studio 54 and Motown.

The Grand Vintage Ball
7pm - 1am Saturday 8th May 2010
Rivoli Ballroom, London SE

For tickets and information click here.

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