Nightclubs in London are closing down at an alarming rate. The creativity and Culture that once put London at the centre of the map is being sold off and thrown in the dustbin. The smoking ban is fully in place the fun ban is coming next.
On November the 4th The Museum of London threw a free event to celebrate the vibrancy, history and plain old fashioned fun of London’s historical nightclub scene.
Curated by Shunt co Founder Andrew Rutland and Smashing co creator Martin Green, The idea was to bring back all the fun, spontaneity and dressing up of London’s long lost club nights.
Wayne and Jack Hemingway dj’d in The Disco Apocalypse, the last nightclub on earth.
The candlelight club held one of their impeccable soirees within the museum’s 1920’s exhibits.
There was 1980’s T shirt transfer printing and a photo booth and dress up room courtesy of 55factory, with Christopher Sims holding the camera, and London’s Beyond Retro.
Tom Carradine held a cockney sing a long in The museum’s Victorian Quarter.
Jonny Trunk presented a radiophonic workshop full of tape loops and bizarre sounds in the Olympic cauldron.
For one night The Museum Of London came alive with fashionistas, illuminati from clubland’s past, Flappers and exquisitely dressed gentlemen and it’s fair share of clubland clowns.
With extra special thanks to Lauren Parker and Ruth Lie from The Museum of London for having us.
Thanks to the ARTS COUNCIL for their continues support
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