The shortest night of the year has always given humankind an excuse to make merry from sunset to sunrise, knowing there's a nice long day ahead to sleep it off in.
So accoutre yourself in your finest garb and join us at
... The Midsummer Masked Ball ...
to celebrate the Solestitia, Litha, Golowan and the feast of St John on the traditional night where witches fly to Brocken and mortals chasten their bodies with fire and purify them with water.
Waltz the early hours away to Lady Scarlett.
Swing, Rhythm n' Blues, Old Time Jazz, Jump n' Jive and Calypso with Francois Nordmann aka Francois Dirty South.
Dance into the wee hours with Louise Newton aka Louise XIV
Stomp the night away to the most anarchic of all DJs Penny Metal
Laugh and play with instruments of torture under the masterly supervision of Captn Crop
With performances from our favourite travelling gypsy klezmer Balkan legends and the Gypsy Circus.
Celebrate the WHITE NIGHTS with Karine Baldry and Katrina Kollegaeva of Russian Revels who invite you to dance under the light of the Midnight Sun in the Russian Dacha. Savour a crepuscular feast of traditional Zakuski, make your innermost wishes come true in a ritual fire jumping ceremony and use the once-a-year divination powers of St John to find your true love.
There will be dance lessons before the ball starting at 9 pm. Join us one hour before to hone up on your dancing skills. Tuition in Waltz, Swing and Pole Dancing offered.
THE MIDSUMMER MASKED BALL
On Saturday the 21st June 2014
10 pm till 3 am in Georgian Tunnels beneath the Strand at Adam Street Members Club.
Tickets now available at £25 each or five for £100...