Friday, 12 August 2011

Museum Of London Fabulous Fifties @ Late

A night at the museum? Well, we don’t mind if we do! The Museum Of London was thriving, last night, with glamorous Bettie’s and Teddy Boys at their 50s themed evening ‘Fabulous Fifties @ LATE’.
So we donned our fancy frocks and hit the museum to investigate.

The museum teamed together with quirky-cool London jewellery designers Tatty Devine as well as the London Swing Dance Society to provide a taste of the 1950s in the capital.

After learning some classic swing steps, we had the opportunity to dance the night away to jazz band Laura B and The Moonlighters, get our hair done by vintage hair stylists or to sample some classic British food choices, like a cone of fish and chips or Spotted Dick.

Tatty Devine were there to preview some of their fantastic pieces and also to encourage you to make your own unique corsage. And if you didn’t fancy making a corsage, you could design your very own old school plastic badge (we got creative and added some lipstick messages to ours).

The event was part of a month-long programme across the city to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain. The original festival was held in 1951, to show a progressive view of post-war Britain and showcase contemporary design and innovation. To see what else is going on in the city throughout August, visit Story of London.

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