Thursday, July 21, 2011

Vintage at Southbank Centre

You may recall the Vintage at Goodwood event last year. You may also know that this year the festival is moving (somewhat to my chagrin, as I live in Chichester and Goodwood is literally ten minutes down the road from me), and will be Vintage at the Southbank Centre. It's the 60th anniversary this year of the Festival of Britain, held at the Southbank Centre in 1951, and as a celebration of "five decades of British cool", the Vintage weekend forms part of the Southbank Centre's Festival of Britain celebrations (sponsored by Mastercard) and promises to be even better than last year.

Generally everyone had a marvellous time at Vintage at Goodwood, but as it was a new festival there were inevitably teething problems, so I'm looking forward to seeing what the organisers learned from last year.

From what I read on the website so far, it promises to be a super event. Plus, entry to all the outside spaces is free, so even if the price of a daily pass is beyond your budget, you can still stop by the vintage marketplace to soak up the atmosphere. Have I persuaded you yet?

There are lots of things I missed out on last year which I'm really looking forward to, like the workshops. I wonder if they'll have the "Wall of Death" again - I heard good things about it last year but I didn't make it inside to see. The Chap Olympiad will be back (look out for Fleur). I'm also looking forward to getting back into the Torch Club 1940s nightclub, the Let It Rock 50s arena, and - exciting - a 1920s Prohibition dining room (I hope they serve bootleg booze from teapots!). I'm super excited!

Meanwhile, I've got to start thinking about my outfit! Since I wear vintage every day, my entire wardrobe is full of lovely every day clothes, but these events call for something spectacular. I'm off to ponder the question (maybe I'll make something new?)

Just one week to go... See you there!


  1. Sounds lovely! I hope you have a great time. I'd love t go to it but I live in secluded Wales without even a vintage shop in sight.

  2. I went to vintage goodwood last year and loved it as I too live close by. I wont be going to the soutbank show though. hope you have a great time!

  3. Hope to spot you in the crowd if you are about on Sunday. I am too poor for a ticket - so I shall be soaking up the outside atmos! I am praying for SUN!!

  4. If you're there on Sunday look out for the southbank Tours I'll be helping to run them with Lena (Style High) and Margaret (Penny Dreadful) ... it'd be great to meet you :)


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