Get the weekend started with the Lunchtime Disco at one of our fave London venues Drink Shop & Dance . Describing herself as 50% Martha Stewart and 50% Keith Richards, dj, presenter and all round good-time gal, Jess Indeedy, hosts London's only daytime dance party. Shimmy beneath the giant disco ball, boogie (or bop) to an eclectic mix of music from decades past and recent then wink at the peepshow pinups hidden in the walls - really! All this and you'll be home just in time for dinner! From 12pm to 3pm, entry £3/£4.
Grab your bestest gal pal, don matching macs and check out the following ace vintage fairs this weekend...
On Saturday visit The Very Vintage Fair in Rottingdean Village Hall with 16 top traders; Little Vintage Lover Fair in Norwich with 30 stalls of quality fashion, textiles, kitchenalia and crafts. The Shoreditch Vintage Fair once again opens up it's doors in the Shoreditch Town Hall in London with 60 sellers descending on the East End to offer fair goers their secondhand clothing, accessories, jewellery and homewares fix at one of the area's biggest vintage shopping events. Lipstick & Curls set up their pop-up beauty parlour and Teaspoon Events provide the tea and sugary pick-me-ups.
On Sunday head to The Brighton Vintage Fair featuring clothing from the 20s to 80s, homewares, collectables and accessories in the Corn Exchange from 12 to 5pm. Essex vintage vultures should go to Vintage Vogue for the ultimate Vintage Lifestyle experience from 10am to 4pm. The Spring Fling opens in Salford Museum and Art Gallery with stalls selling crafts using reclaimed, recycled and re-used materials and vintage crafts. Londoners should not miss out on the Vintage Home & Interiors Fair, promising a variety of unique and authentic vintage furniture and home accessories - from sideboards to tea towels via bread baskets, bud vases and vintage linen. The Vintage Home & Interiors Fair is well worth a visit for that perfect 'on the shabbier side of chic' piece in Cecil Sharp House from 11am to 5pm. Plus it's your last chance to visit this week long fair dedicated to the very best in vintage and antique home accessories at The Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair. A hot spot for designers and collectors, you might want to make a day of it. With over 140 sellers taking part, there's A LOT to take in!
Now into its final weeks, you have until the 26th of May to visit 'Marilyn', a Getty Images exhibition commemorating the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Monroe's death. The exhibition brings together iconic and behind-the-scenes photography, a collection of Marilyn's costumes and video footage of the Hollywood star in action. Head to Getty Images Gallery in London, Monday to Friday, 10am - 5.30pm Saturday 12 noon - 5pm. Free admission.
On Saturday night we'll be catching Woody Allen's Annie Hall - the 1977 neuromantic comedy (get it?) about the relationship between Alvy (Allen) and Annie (Keaton) which takes pride of place on the Late Show billing at Everyman's Screen on the Green. Maybe grab a gal pal or arrange a man date. Probably not ideal 'first date' material!
We can't wait for the History of Fashion Evening Lectures: 'What We Wore & Why We Wore It' at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London. Don't forget to book ahead! Whilst you're there you must check out the Designing Women: Post-War British Textiles exhibition.