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Halloween Ball

  • The Candlelight Club A secret location London United Kingdom (map)

Saturday 26th October


No one liked a fancy-dress party more than the Jazz Age smart set—and what better excuse than Halloween? For spooky fun with a more elegant style, come and join our 1920s Halloween Ball in a long-forgotten east London hall, lit by candelabra and flickering jack-o-lanterns, where a host of ghostly flappers and gory gangsters, coquettish witches, black cat minxes and dapper devils, will frolic in two rooms of entertainment.

The Ballroom will be hosted by that impish impresario, Lord of Cabaret Misrule Champagne Charlie, introducing live music from swing band the Bubbly Boys, accompanied by Charleston dance troupe the Gatsby Girls showing you how it’s done. When the band aren’t playing DJs the Bee’s Knees will be spinning platters by long-dead artists for your shimmying pleasure.

There will also be a three-course dining menu to preorder, or the option to reserve tables with Champagne.

Meanwhile in the Cabaret Lounge there will be another bar where drinkers will be wooed by the Creep Quartet, a string quartet playing classic horror movie themes, followed by two variety shows hosted by musical Weimar androgyne Victor Victoria, of the award-winning East End Cabaret, with gothic burlesque from Suri Sumatra, superhuman circus skills from Jess Love, and uncanny magic and mind-reading from Neil Kelso.

And if stepping back into the past is not enough for you, our foreboding fortune tellers Lucius and Foxglove will be on hand to predict your awful future…

Dress code: 1920s dress mandatory, with an optional Halloween flourish. Dagugli the Drop-in Artist will be waiting to capture you in your ghoulish finery (better keep that portrait in the attic as you may find yourself staying mysteriously youthful…)

Note that all dinner reservations and reservable tables are in the Ballroom, though you are welcome to leave your table to explore the rest of the venue—your table will still be reserved for you. Tables in the Cabaret Lounge are freely available to all comers.

Victor Victoria

Victor Victoria

Champagne Charlie and the Bubbly Boys

Champagne Charlie and the Bubbly Boys

Earlier Event: 5 October
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Later Event: 22 November
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