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Charles Spencer, Daily Telegraph

Sunday: 26 June 2012
Sunday: 16 September 2012
2 July 2012--mid August 2012

The Hurly Burly girlys are back in town with a bigger, bolder, sexier new show for a summer season of deliciously bawdy fun.

Starring Miss Polly Rae, The Hurly Burly Show is an all-singing, all-dancing revue with a contemporary twist. Fusing fashion, music and popular culture it is the first major burlesque inspired musical spectacular to be staged in a West End Theatre.

Featuring steamy covers and twisted mash ups from artists including Kylie, Britney, Prince, Beyonce, Madonna, Lady Gaga and many more. With a bevy of beautiful burlesque stars, speciality variety artists and fabulous costumes, sets and music, The Hurly Burly Show opens at the Duchess Theatre on 2 July for a strictly limited 12 week season.

Directed by William Baker (best known for his creative work with Kylie Minogue, Rihanna, Leona Lewis and Westlife) with a creative team including Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Aida), musical direction by Steve Anderson (Kylie, Take That, Britney Spears), choreography by Ashley Wallen (Ghost the Musical) and vocal arrangements by Terry Ronald.

So leave your inhibitions at the door and prepare to be dazzled in the intimate surroundings of the Duchess Theatre by a night that will be Naughty ... but Nice!

This show opens at the Duchess Theatre
on 2 July for a 12 week run

‘The vintage fashion fair in Clerken well is like Selfridges for vintage’

Sunday: 26 June 2012
Sunday: 16 September 2012
Sunday: 21 October 2012
Sunday: 18 November 2012

One of London's greatest vintage fashion, accessory and textile events now takes place at Finsbury Townhall every month, showing 50 finest vintage dealers from all around the world.


  • Mens and womentswear from 1800s-1980s
  • Hosiery, Fabrics, Buttons, Lace, Hats, Bags, Shoes, and much more
  • Tea Room
  • Vintage Hair and Make-up from only £5
  • Alteration Booths
  • Entry £4

    Old Finsbury Town Hall
    Roseberry Avenue
    London EC1R 4RP

    11:00am until 4:30pm

    Vintage News Brighton:
    Biba-Inspired Store is Opening This September

    September 2012

    Great vintage news for English vintagistas. Brighton Museum shop undergoes a transformation to become the city’s very own temporary Biba-inspired store influenced by the label’s quirky 60s and 70s style. Find reprints of original Biba books and posters, Biba inspired jewellery, mirrors and glassware, and fabulous accessories including a special collection of hats inspired by the iconic brand.

    This golden haven for Biba lovers includes items commissioned especially for the shop, and maintains the Biba ethos of providing great products at affordable prices.

    You can follow all the developments in the lead up to the exhibition on twitter at #BibaBeyond

    Vintage News Brighton: Biba & Beyond – new vintage exhibition

    22 September 2012 - 14 April 2013

    A new major fashion exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery in Brighton celebrates all things Biba and Beyond! The Biba store, the clothes, the lifestyle and the far reaching influence of this iconic retro brand. The exhibition also looks at the life and times of the charismatic and talented woman behind the label, Barbara Hulanicki.

    This is probably on of the most desirable vintage labels. Young working women shopped alongside models and celebrities, including Twiggy, Cher and the Rolling Stones. Art Deco, Victorian and Hollywood glamour all combined in striking, romantic and sensual designs.

    With loans from major collectors and private individuals the exhibition tells the amazing story through illustrations, film, fashion, music, photography, ephemera and the memories and reminiscences of those who shared the experience. There will also be items on display from the very successful ‘bring in your Biba’ day at Brighton Museum. Contributors were asked to bring in their Biba items and memories from the London and Brighton stores.

    Admission tickets for Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki will go on sale in June 2012

    Admission tickets for Biba and Beyond: Barbara Hulanicki will go on sale in June 2012.

    Royal Pavilion Gardens
    East Sussex
    BN1 1EE

    Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm

    Vintage News London: CIRQUE DU CABARET with Tassel Club

    2 June 2012 - 21 September 2012


    The Tassel Club Cirque du Cabaret is London’s longest running vintage inspired cabaret show. With a series of bespoke shows created for 2012 Underbelly festival, expect aerial hoop and trapeze, live music and some very special guests from the world of burlesque, circus and vaudeville.

    Tickets £19.50
    Early Birds £17.50

    Jubilee Gardens
    off Belvedere Road
    SE1 8XX

    When: Doors open 10.15pm
    Show starts 10.30

    V&A Vintage News: British design 1948-2012s

    Sat 31 March 2012 – Sun 12 August 2012

    The V&A's exhibition, British Design 1948–2012: Innovation in the Modern Age, celebrates the best of British post-war art and design from the 1948 ‘Austerity Games' to the present day. Over 300 British design objects highlight significant moments in the history of British design and how the country continues to nurture artistic talent and be a world leader in creativity and design.

    Adults -£12
    Students -£8


    V&A Vintage News: Ballgowns. British Glamour Since 1950s

    19 May 2012 - 6 January 2013


    Alexander McQueen, S/S 2011. Image: Courtesy Christopher Moore, Catwalking From spring 2012 the V&A celebrates the opening of the newly renovated Fashion Galleries with an exhibition of beautiful ballgowns, red carpet evening dresses and catwalk showstoppers. Displayed over two floors, Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will feature more than sixty designs for social events such as private parties, royal balls, state occasions and opening nights.

    The exhibition will cover over sixty years of a strong British design tradition that continues to flourish. Eveningwear from the V&A’s vast collection, by designers including Victor Stiebel, Zandra Rhodes, Jonathan Saunders and Hussein Chalayan, will be on show alongside dresses fresh from the catwalk shows of Alexander McQueen, Giles Deacon, Erdem and Jenny Packham.

    A selection of royal ballgowns will be on display, including a Norman Hartnell gown designed for Elizabeth the Queen Mother, Princess Diana’s ‘Elvis Dress’ designed by Catherine Walker and gowns worn by today’s young royals. Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950 will also include dresses worn by actresses and celebrities including Elizabeth Hurley, Bianca Jagger and Sandra Bullock, and a stunning metallic leather dress created especially for the exhibition by innovative designer Gareth Pugh.

    £10 Admission Fee

    Where: Victoria and Albert Museum, London Fashion Galleries Room 40

    Spitalfields Affordable Vintage News

    Every first Saturday of the month

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    Vintage News is pleased to announce that Spitalfields Market opens its gates for Affordable VIntage. Spitalfields Affordable Vinrage Fair covers everything from veritable vintage playground featuring fashion, furniture, homewares, the handmade, menswear, reworked (and everything inbetween).

    150 stalls of vintage bargains!
    Free entrance
    Where: The Old Spitalfields Market
    When: 10:00-17.00

    British Stamps Vintage News


    Collectible vintage inspired stamps and their value
    Bletchley Park Post Office have been producing these first day covers since the Park opened to the public in 1994 and they have become Very Collectable. Early editions can fetch several £hundred’s at auction as collectors are reluctant to part with them. The Alan Turing issue released on February 23rd this year was a sell out and is already valued at twice the issue price.

    The current “Station X” issue is heading the same way and the Fashion issue could be sold out in a few days after release such is the interest. With the annual Bletchley Park “Forties Weekend” on 25th and 26th Royal Mail could not have timed the issue of these stamps better for us which probably accounts for the extra interest.

    About Bletchley Park Post Office
    Bletchley Park Post Office was originally the Butler’s quarters when Bletchley Park was the home of Sir Herbert Samuel Leon. In 1939/40 it was turned into an undercover mail room to ensure that code breaker’s mail gave no clue to enemy agents of Bletchley Park’s true wartime activity.

    Around 1947 after code breaking moved to what is now GCHQ, Cheltenham, the GPO turned into a sub post office. It is now a re-creation of a 40’s post office with displays on undercover mail etc.

    Fashion Value
    Each cover comes complete with a descriptive insert and is packed in a protective sleeve.

    Sam Tickner of Firecatcher has a background in fashion illustration and came up with the concept based on Gruau’s work to fit the Bletchley Park connection.

    So here they are these 10 stamps that will be on the face of the cover:


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