Corner House Club Night
Saturday 20th July 2013
Melting Vinyl & Towner Presents..
Doors 8:30 pm
Price £10 / £9 Concessions / £6 Towner Members
The first Lyons Corner House opened in London’s Coventry Street in 1909. The Corner Houses were huge restaurants on four or five levels, each floor having its own restaurant style, with orchestras playing to the diners almost continuously through the day and evening. Inspired by the Corner House tearooms of the 1940s and ‘50s, Towner and Melting Vinyl have come together to present the Corner House Club Night – a modern club night with a retro 40s / 50s Corner House twist!
Dress up in your vintage finest and step into our Lyons tearoom where Radio City Theatre will present ‘Briefs Encountered’, a spoof of Brief Encounters. Jiving with Faye and Simon. Listen to lively talks on a variety of Corner House-inspired themes – all hosted by awarding-winning Catalyst Club front man and Brighton’s very own Cheeky Guide author Dr David Bramwell (two speakers Alastair Goode’s My Suffragette Heritage and David Bramwell- Celebrating the life of Victorian postal prankster). Take part in the sewing workshop’s bunting bonanza delivered by Eastbourne’s very own Owl and Sewing Cat, The Wind Ups wind up DJs playing Jive tunes through an authentic gramophone, and step into the dress up Corner House photobooth to have your picture taken. Enjoy live music from orchestral ensembles and join a jive and swing class and dance to the sounds of the wind up DJs playing ’40s and ’50s until the midnight hour.
Your ticket price includes entry to Towner’s exhibition ‘The Lyons Teashops Lithographs: Art in a Time of Austerity’.