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Swing for Victory at Kettner’s Lights Out! party

Posted on March 27, 2015

lightsout-ls1-1000pxKettner’s in Soho, London, is throwing a Lights Out! party on Friday, April 24, from 6pm to 1am, transforming the venue to wartime London after dark.

Starting off with a wartime-inspired menu, served with a contemporary fine dining twist, there will be Tom Collins cocktails served in tin cups at an authentic naval bar, lindy hop classes from Swing Patrol, performances, cabaret, showgirls and live music inspired by 1940s dance halls.

Dressing up is not compulsory but is strongly encouraged. Kettner’s suggests, as dress code inspirations: allied forces chap, GI visiting for one night only, munitions factory girl on a rare night off, or even a hard-working lady of the women’s auxiliary corps.

There will be stylish performances and cabaret shenanigans from dapper Des O’Connor and forces sweetheart Lili La Scala, showgirl sirens Betsy Rose, Ruby Deshabille and Giddy Heights.

Oompah Brass quintet will offer rousing live music, with close harmony trio Toot Suite, a house band guaranteed to get you lindy hopping, plus London’s finest gramophone manipulators playing on into the wee small hours.

Party-only general admission is priced at £25 per person or, with the addition of Churchill’s fine dining menu, £65.

For group bookings and general enquiries, email HannahJ@kettners.com or call 020 7292 0520. For tickets, click here.

Nicola Rayner was editor of Dance Today from 2010 to 2015. She has written for a number of publications including The Guardian, The Independent and Time Out Buenos Aires, where she cut her teeth as a dance journalist working on the tango section. Now acting editor of Discover Britain magazine, she continues to dance everything from ballroom to breakdance, with varying degrees of success.

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