Prince maybe partying like it’s 1999 but he’s 77 years too late because partying like it’s 1922 is where it’s at. Because next Saturday the Prohibition Party at Bloomsbury Ballroom is back for its 50th soiree which is set to be more lavish, more debauched and more glamorous than ever before!
Entertainment comes in the form of DJs on gramophones, silent cinemas, dancing troupes and gambling tables. Speakeasy Bourne and Hollingsworth will also be serving up drinks in teacups, whilst cocktail menus are hidden between the pages of books – well your chosen poison was probably prohibited back in 1920s America – good thing we’re in London then!
To celebrate the 50th party there are new additions to the ball, downstairs sneak into the dingy speakeasy bar hosted by the Vintage Mafia – just make sure no one is looking, or take a furtive journey through spy-ridden drinking dens with the theatrical supper club. If you haven’t perfected your 1920s look then get made up in the boudoir with Clara Bow lips and pencil moustaches or if you want to work on your 1920s' moves then the Swing Patrol will teach you the Charleston.
Don’t look out of place and make sure you dig out that flapper dress and pearls or embrace the braces and trilby!
The Handbook is giving away 5 pairs of tickets to The Prohibition Party on 28th June – to enter visit @thehandbooknews on twitter.