Looking for something to do in the big smoke tonight? We recommend a trip to Chalk Farm's glorious Roundhouse and prepare to be beguiled. Caro Emerald vocally hot foots it through a hip swaying set of original ballroom jazz numbers, flirtatious tangos and smokey eyed ballads. Heavily inspired by music and cinema of the 1940s and 50s, enjoy a nostalgic skip back in time. Tickets cost £28.50.
If you wanna get your dance on this weekend, Brightonians should head down to Born Bad at Komedia for a wild night of delinquent rhythms. Red hot rockabilly, 50s rock'n'roll, 6Ts garage and girl groups, surf, sleaze and exotica for discerning hep cats and kittens. From 11pm and 6 quid door tax. Norwich folk should bop on down to the Jurnet's Club for it's monthly 60s music night in a medieval cellar bar underneath the Wensum Lodge. You can even buy a pint for £2.20. From 8pm FREE entry.
Britain's biggest vintage fair pops up to Scotland this weekend and because it's Mother's day you can bring your Mum for free! Aww. Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair is in Edinburgh tomorrow where you'll find Love Me Again an incredible trader of midcentury homewares. Then in the Glasgow University Union on Sunday and we can't wait to check out the Victorian Circus themed jewellery by We are the Robots and Once upon a Time which caters for 70s to 90s punk and grunge garb, think Sabrina the Teenage Witch on an acid trip. Woah.
Budding upcyclers and savvy sustainable fashion lovers in Manchester are in for a treat this week at School of Junk. Learn how to revamp your wardrobe and customise your clothes at a one day course tomorrow. Learn how to make your very own men's shirt from scratch, includes pattern cutting, sewing, button holes, collaring and alterations on a course starting this Wednesday 21st or learn how to make a 50s style prom dress with petticoat on a course starting on Thursday 22nd. Visit Junk Shop's blog for more info.
Manchester's vintage vinyl lovers should head on down to the Record and CD fair in the Sachas Hotel on Tib street. Meet the sellers face to face, examine the condition of the records yourself and get yer haggle on. Opens up in Skipton town hall the day after from 11am to 4pm also.
Friends of the 40s bring their Spring Retro Fayre & Lifestyle Festival to Uppermill Civic Hall in Saddleworth this Sunday. Enjoy a vibrant day of swing dancing, vintage traders selling everything and anything from vintage radios to music and books. With hairstyling, make-up and fashion shows throughout the day, there will also be vintage DJs playing your favourite tunes. If Altrincham is your playground then head on down to it's new Vintage & Craft Market on Greenwood Street which runs alongside its already successful Producers' Market. The market sees traders selling vintage clothing, textiles, homewares, upcycled items and locally produced crafts with a vintage flavour.
Burlesque lovers in Oxford should clear their diary this Thursday 22nd and find a date for An Evening of Burlesque at the New Theatre. The beguiling evening will showcase some of the world’s top Burlesque dancers as they bring to life the golden age of theatrical Burlesque with stockings, heels and corsets aplenty. Ooh la la.