Tuesday, 24 August 2010

We know what we'll do this month, will you join us?

So we have heard about some very cool and intriguing events and exhibitions in London this month, we will definitely try to check out all of them and will report back to you with what we thought. But we're quite sure that some of our dear Alfies followers will be there anyway...

Firstly, we will pay a visit to the Fashion & Textile Museum to see their current exhibition entitled 'Horrockses Fashions: Off the Peg Style in the '40s and '50s'.

For us, the most exciting part will probably be to find items at Alfies afterwards that remind us of what we've seen at the exhibition, who knows, one of our dealers might even have a real Horrockses piece among their vast amounts of lovingly selected items?

Friday evening (27 August 2010) we will go straight to the V&A after work to their Friday Late which focuses on Retro Hollywood Glamour, ooooh, we cannot wait for this one! Workshops! Performances! Film screenings! Oh there will be so much going on, and an excuse to see the fabulous Grace Kelly exhibition!

And have you heard of The Cineroleum? Well, we are told it is yet another amazing project in London not to be missed! Guerilla cinema! Sounds exciting? Well, it is!!

If you - like us - are fans of the golden age of cinema, of the idea of supporting independent groups of people that work hard to enrich our leisure ti
me; if you like the thought of being part of a great outdoor screening at a derelict petrol station which has been transformed into a hand-built cinema, and last but not least - if you love off-beat classics like 'Rebel Without A Cause', 'Metropolis' or 'The Long Goodbye' to name but a few, you must go to the following website and secure your ticket to one of the screenings!

And for those of you stuck for ideas what to do Saturday night, why not venture down to the most fabulous 1930's New York style bar/club in London that is Positively 4th Street? You have probably passed this place a hundred times either not having noticed it at all or having wondered what is going on behind those pretty Art Deco frosted windows... We know we have, and we have gone in and never regretted it!

This Saturday sees a club night called ShugaPush which brings London's lovers of hot tunes from the '20s to '40s their monthly fix lovingly selected and delivered by some of the finest purveyors of hot jazz, swing and blues from that era. For more information visit the club's Facebook group site:

And if you are a little stuck with ideas as what to wear for such events, or should you feel inspired to start your very own collection of lovely vintage records or perhaps even want to buy a vintage record player - Alfies has it all under one roof!

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