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29 May 2014 | Secret | By: Silvia Baretta

D-Day Party In The Waterloo Vaults

D-Day Party In The Waterloo Vaults

'Run For Shelter a night of Forties Fashion and Frolics On 65th Anniversary of D-Day' 

Coinciding with the 65th anniversary of D-Day, 6th June Blitz Party event under the railway arches in Shoreditch,  [54 Holywell Lane , Ec2 ] remembering and honouring Britain’s finest with 1940s music and dancing. 
The Blitz Party gives party goers the opportunity to step back in time at our 1940s East End air raid shelter, where drinks, dancing and neighbourly spirit are the order of the evening.   

Dress code: 1940's glam, home front utility clothing and allied uniform 

The venue transformed into a wartime East End air raid shelter; c/w :  with sand bags, searchlights, blackout curtains, oil lamps & ration books replace bar menus and scarce provisions line the walls. The perfect setting to enjoy 1940s entertainment, including the UK’s finest swing bands, performers and DJs, drink tasty cocktails and dance the night away. 
part of the Bourne & Hollingsworth Group

pics and copyright Nick Cunard
commission The London Lite
The Blitz Party remembers the 70th anniversary of D-Day

To celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, which marked the beginning of the liberation of Europe from Nazi control during the Second World War, Blitz Party has organised a one-off wartime-themed celebration. 'Run for Shelter' is the motto and, appropriately, the party takes place in an underground venue.

On Saturday 7 June get ready to be thrown back tp the 1940s: The Vaults, the multi-disciplinary underground venue in Waterloo, will be transformed into a wartime shelter. The warren of tunnels will be filled with sandbags, searchlights, blackout curtains and even military bunk beds. During the night, there will be clues, maps and code-breaking, to further entertain.

The party starts at 8pm and the programme includes: screening of wartime films and newsreels, live music featuring a swing band and DJs, a beauty parlour to style ladies up and — of course — themed cocktails and snacks.

The dress code is rigorously 1940 glamour and those in sneakers will not be admitted. Tea-dresses and red lipstick for women while medals and uniforms for men would be the ideal look.

The Blitz Party takes place on Saturday 7 June at The Vaults, Waterloo Road, SE1 8 London. Tickets are £25+bf and can be purchased online. The Blitz Party organises themed party periodically, more information can be found on their website

Silvia Baretta

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no better way to celebrate the slaughter of 12000 men!