Keep Calm and Party On! An authentic 1940’s party full of ‘swing a wing’. Step back in time and take shelter at Beckenham Place Mansion, which will transport you into a bygone era with sandbags, search lights, bunting and union jack flags. Pin your hair into a victory roll, don your soldiers uniform and ‘flip your wig’ with the live band, free dance lesson, cocktails and much more, this night is going to be a humdinger!
A live band will perform a wartime set of swing and jazz that will blow the dots off dominos! With a repertoire of 1940s classic, such as ‘The Andrew Sisters’ and ‘Vera Lynn’ and modern favourites remixed to suit the style of the era. Sharpen your swing steps at our free dance class, led by a vintage dance professional, and you’ll be cutting a rug for the rest of the night! Or take shelter in the bunker with classic 1940’s cocktails and other quenchers served up in t-cups and jam jars whilst reliving the glamour of Wartime London.
Venue & Times
Keep Calm and Party makes its debut at Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park. This stunning venue dating back to 18th Century re-opened to the public in November 2016 to become a vibrant, creative space to be enjoyed by the local community.
With ornate ceilings, Georgian fireplaces and Victorian floor tiles its faded grandeur makes the Mansion a perfect setting to transport guest back to the glamour of wartime London.
Date: Saturday 5th May 2018 – CANCELLED
Time: 8pm – Midnight
Tickets: £20 (plus booking fee) including a complimentary cocktail on arrival
Dress Code: 1940’s encouraged but not essential
Address: Beckenham Place Mansion, Beckenham Place Park, Beckenham BR3 1SY
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The main entrance to the park is on Beckenham Hill Road. If entering from here, you need to walk all the way up the tree lined driveway – about 5mins walk until you reach the carpark at the top.
Rail: Beckenham Hill Station (5 minute walk from station)
Buses: 54, 227, 254, 367 & N3.
Cabs: Don’t be a Johnnie Walker (Guy who never hires a cab) order your cabs in good time at the end as we have to be completely off the premises by 12.30 prompt! (Cannon cars 020 8777 888, Beckenham cab 020 3874 0223 or Uber)
If leaving on foot, bring a torch to light your path home!