On Friday June 22nd from 7pm – 1am, my favourite resto-bar in London, the infamous Kettner’s (where Oscar Wilde used to hang out), will be hosting a deco trip down memory lane with The Candlelight Club.
On their website, the CC describes themselves as: a clandestine pop-up cocktail bar in a secret London venue, a stunning, tucked-away den with a 1920s speakeasy flavour, completely lit by candles. Each party offers a one-off cocktail menu, with special themes, plus dancing to live 1920s jazz bands and vintage DJing.
The Kettner’s event promises the decadence and debauchery of Weimar Germany, with both floors of their beautiful events spaces transformed into a desperate world where economic collapse and political mayhem waltz drunkenly with bold new art and bolder social mores. Come to Herr Kettner’s Kabaret to drown your sorrows with delectable cocktails and champagne, feast on a specially created five course gourmet menu, sway to jazz, flirt with cabaret singers and quaff Absinthe like there’s no tomorrow… because there probably isn’t!
The Kabaret Lounge line up includes the wicked dulcet tones of Dusty Limits with ivories tickled by pianist Michael Roulston, burlesque from Ruby Deshabille and Suri Sunatra, all comically hosted by the mistress of the ukelele Tricity Vogue.
In the Ballroom there will be live music from the Boomtown Swingalings, a jazz six piece playing hot American rhythms, along with vintage DJ’ing from Swingin’ Dickie and dance lessons from our masters Robert and Claire Austin.
At the Pernod Absinthe Fountain The Green Fairy will soothe and inspire your troubled soul with samples and a master class from our Absinthe guru. Our close up magician will be delighting and amazing with his prestidigitation and you can have a glamorous portrait taken at the Cafe Foto.
Dining Tickets £85 – includes a welcome cocktail, a sumptuous five course dinner, exclusive cabaret performances, half a bottle of wine and all the entertainment. (Groups of four people or more can purchase at the group price of £75 per ticket.)
Non-Dining Tickets £25 – includes a welcome cocktail and all the entertainment.
Dress Code: 1920s Berlin, moustachioed dandies, dizzy flappers, monocled counts, decadent aesthetes, firebrand radicals, apoplectic Teutonic military officers, predatory cross-dressers, itinerant jazz musicians, black or white tie.
Call 020 7292 0529 or email [email protected]
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