It’s time to don your best vintage threads, put your dancing shoes on and throw some impressive shapes at the Grand Vintage Ball.
The Venue 2013 gets a lavish makeover in homage to the city’s cultural and social past, revisiting the music, styles, trends and fashions of the 1920s-1960s.
Glamour, great music, dancing and fun are guaranteed as you jive, waltz and quickstep the night away.
Music at the Ball comes courtesy of The Puppini Sisters, a band who have become synonymous with the intoxicating mix of music and style they call Swing-Pop. Dressed in
matching attire, the trio sing in close harmony, combining their own arrangements of classics from the 30s to the 50s, jazzy reinventions of rock hits, and self-penned original songs.
Don’t be put off if you don’t have all the dance moves – help is at hand. Details of old-time dance classes will be posted on the City of Culture website and social media channels from February 2013.
During the day, vintage enthusiasts and casual admirers of all things retro can browse the Vintage Fair and sample the food, fashion, design, music and culture of bygone days. Indulge in some afternoon tea and cake, peruse the vintage furniture or try your hand at clothes alterations. Ladies, you can even get your hair styled in pin curls or a Victory Roll in preparation for your big night out!
If you live to jitterbug, or you just fancy an excuse to dress up, then this is an occasion you won’t want to miss.
Tickets: £19.50 including booking fee
Book online at https://cityofculture2013.millenniumforum.co.uk/EventSeatBlock.aspx