SS: ATLANTICA RETURN TO THE GOLDEN AGE OF OCEAN TRAVEL, St Katharine Docks, Tower Hill, London
Saturday, 10 September 2011 20:00
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St. Katharine's Way, Tower Hamlets, London E1W 1LA
020 7488 0555
- Website: www.ssatlantica.com
- Cost: £ 20
- Added by: eamon
We have a pair of tickets to give away to this, all you need to do to get your boat in the race is email us at QDL@qype.com with your Qype username and “I am sailing” in the subject line, please. Closes Friday 9th, 10am.
As the sun sets over St Katharine Docks and dozens of yachts moored there for the Thames Revival, guests draped in their best ‘at sea’ finery will gather to celebrate the event’s maiden voyage. Recreating the luxurious sea travel of yesteryear, guests will dance the night away immersed in decadent glamour and fine entertainment.
For one night only, the beautifully art deco Silver Sturgeon, a luxury clipper, will be transformed into a luxury cruise liner circa 1931. Curving balustrades and portholes encircle an immense dance floor, lined by round tables dressed with pristine white tablecloths, two bars serving classic cocktails and Champagne, a stage holding live floor shows and bands, as well as balconies holding up a string quartet.
The evening’s entertainment follows an authentic ship itinerary from the 1930s, and throughout the evening guests will be entertained by activities and diversions, typical to those enjoyed by the P.O.S.H* crossing the Atlantic in those glory days. Classic deck games like shuffleboard, card games and dominos will be on hand for those tired of dancing, while gamblers can try their hand at the roulette tables. Entertainment will be provided by London’s finest live bands, singers, dancers and cabaret acts, all performing in the style of the era.
The event’s dress code is ‘At-Sea Formalwear’. Gentlemen should emulate the starched collar and immaculate dinner suit of an Agatha Christie villain and ladies can take their inspiration from the silk and fur ensembles worn by stars of the silver screen.