Thanks to everyone for supporting the Crowdfunder for The Posh Club. We raised £6,364 from 204 backers. We love you.
The club is moving permanently to a new venue, which is a shabby room that we are turning into a grand performance palais. We are installing a stage, theatre lighting, sound system, velvet theatre curtains and 90 gold chairs, and undertake small structural changes to the room. This will be the permanent home of The Posh Club serving 90 older folk each week for many years to come with a spectacular performance programme and a community hub.
The Posh Club will re-open on Tuesday 25 October at Broadfield Community Centre in Crawley and will run every Tuesday from then.
Please watch this video of the Hackney club, it's 3 minutes.
Other videos are below it.
The Posh Club is an elegent event for older folks in their 90s, 80s, 70s and 60s - aka - swanky senior citizens, elegant elders & glamorous golden girls.
The next 'one off' Posh Club's will be at:
Pembroke House on the Alysbury Estate in Bermondsey at 12noon on Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September 2016, call 020 7703 8923 for tickets, presented in association with Creation Trust.
and Crawley Town Hall on Monday 26 September 2016 for two shows, at 11.30pm & 3pm, call 01293 451 056 for tickets.
These events will star The Victory Sisters, Chinese Elvis & Coco Deville.
The Hackney club is due to re-open full time from April 2017 in the newly re-furbed St Paul's Church Hall and will run every Wednesday.
The Posh Club features classic high tea and fabulous entertainment and the strict dress code is very posh.
Cabaret sideshows include tap dancers, opera singers, comedians, london's finest flappers, acrobats, hula hoopers, black elvis, chinese elvis and white elvis, music hall starlets, soubrettes, ukelele bands, acapella troupes, impersonators and the finest ballet.
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A big thanks to our brilliant volunteers who have given up their time to work on this project: Deirdre O'Halloran, Kaysha Sinclair, Claudia Palazzo, Richard Howell, Nathan Evans, Anita Finch, Natacha Poledica, Mary Jones, Marc Mason, Deborah Salter, Angela Campbell, Anna Greco, Liam O'Hare, Alex Truby, Louise Gray, Martin Forrest, Andrea Mauger, Lucy Wake, Tom Whitney, Susan Billinge, Mark Wood, Ignacio Vasquez, Aaron Berry, Sylviane Decroliere, Asha Pond, Debbianne O'Donovan, Nadja Dias, Eleanor Dolan, Rachel Gammon, Sue Frumin, Michael Dalziel, Yvonne Wickham, Carolyn Atherton, Angela Cookson, Andrew Phillip, Tracey Smith, Helene Corr, Emma Linley, Holly France, James Muldoon, Andrew Franks, Colin Chester, Zack McGuinness, Kelly Green, Linda from St Pauls, Enid Bacon, Beryl Hovell, Frank and Gloria Hull, Kira O'Reilly, Zoe Gregory, Dawn Right Nasty, Roxy Carney, Rose Alexander, Leon Clowes, Denise O'Brien, Sue Frumin, Bernadette Russell, Stephen Wrench, Michael Atkinson, Shanti Freed, Elizabeth Lynch, Paul L. Martin, Christy McAleese, Mamoru Iriguchi, Stephen Nock, Gerry Hagemeyer, Glynn McDonald, Matthew May, Sylvia Smith, Dave Smith, Geoff Prior, Colin, Dorothy, Judy Pyne, Doris Jones, Chloe Alfred, Krishna Istha, Sean Wightman, Bonnie Bennett, Andrew Stewart, Iris Tzemari, Jennifer Milarski, Karl Taylor, Juggy Jones, Leanne Barratt, Tara Boland, Beth Gardner, Peter Robertshaw, Finn Love, Ziad Dajani, Angela Clerkin, James McFadzean, James Drysdale, Richard Kneller, Aaron Berry, Arkem, Lesley Greening Lassoff, Scarlott Lasoff, Zulfquar Ali, Jess White, Jess White and Lindsey Pugh.
Check us out here in the local papers:
Read Peter Bazalgette, Chair of Arts Council England, writing in The Guardian about this kind of work
The Posh Club is funded by the Big Lottery Fund, Arts Council of England, Hackney Council, United St Saviour's Charity, Awards for All, Church Urban Fund, Sussex Community Foundation, West Sussex County Council, West Hackney Parochial Charity, Creation, Notting Hill Housing Trust, The William Reed Fund, Land Securities, Gatwick Airport Community Trust and the Courage-Dyer Recreational Trust through the Mayor of Crawley and Crawley Borough Council.
Photos by Caroline Furneaux, Peter Robertson, Colin Baldwin & Lorna Milburn.