Winter proves to often be a hard season to party in. Freezing nights, rain that ruins the hair you spent an hour straightening and a log fire that crackles “please don’t leave me”, but thanks to Palais-Hepburn’s upcoming Gatsby Party, you’ll be counting down the days.
A night of 1920s escapism, The Gatsby Party is bringing the best of 1920s entertainment to The Palais where guests will be treated to an array of acts that will make sure everyone leaves hollering for more, along with plenty of opportunities to enjoy the fabulous cocktails, sit back and take in the entertainment and, of course, have a shimmy on the dance floor too.
“The Gatsby Party is exactly what it says on the tin…a party!” explains Brooks and Baker co-founder and creative director Jenny. “It’s not a seated affair as such, although you will be able to make the most of the gorgeous seating in the Palais when our acts are in full swing.
“It is more cabaret style…but we take it a step further,” she continues. “We want everyone to be able to feel like they have stepped back in time, to the glitz and glam of the roaring twenties. A time where partying was a necessary ‘outlet’ to escape from the reality of the prohibition period and the great depression. In the twenties, they knew how to party, because they needed to. It helped keep everyone going through dark times.”
Throughout the night, guests will enjoy dancing from The Gatsby Girls and music from The Wild Tonics, who we hear are ‘big, sexy and unpredictable’ as they perform a fusion of current tunes with a 1920s twist.
There will also be acrobats from Calligraphy Circus who will display an incredible amount of strength and skill, alongside one of the top jazz bands in Australia, The Shuffle Club. An insanely talented makeup of musicians, The Shuffle Club are not to be missed and will have the whole venue dancing to their toe-tapping’ tunes from the band.
If you’re competitive in nature or just want to freshen up your dancing skills, there will even be workshops during the day prior to the event that will teach you authentic 1920s moves in preparation for the night!
The best part about the whole event is, of course, the 1920′s dress code, giving guests the chance to indulge their inner Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby.
“The wonderful thing about the 1920s is that it doesn’t have to feel like fancy dress…it feels like dressing up for a glamorous night out,” Jenny explains. “Women can feel fabulous, yet comfortable with the style of dress that was worn in the 1920s and the men can dress as dapper as they desire!
“Outfits typically include a fringe dress with some feathers and pearls, and a suit for the men. Braces, bow tie, whatever they fancy! We have seen so much more over the years and love when people think outside the box too. From top hat and tails, to swimsuits and 1920s golf attire, we’ve seen it all!”
There will even be a prize for best dressed so we recommend that you have some fun with it.
Whether you like being a fly on the wall or you prefer to jump in and immerse yourself in the fun completely, this event is the perfect excuse to step away from reality for a few hours and just get your Gatsby on.
It all goes down at the Palais-Hepburn on Saturday, July 20. Tickets via Oztix.