UNITED - the details
We're creating the biggest ever 1940's-themed-event-wrapped-around-a-film-premiere that you will have ever seen.
Here are some key questions answered.
When & where? Saturday 29th September in two spectacular hangars in the Imperial War Museum, Duxford. The event starts at 7.00pm and ends at midnight.
What is it? It's a hangar dance on steroids, with a film premiere in the middle. There will be period cocktails (created & served by the fabulous Cambridge Cocktail Weekend), vintage food from The Grill Sergeant, a 1940's trio called The Knightingales charming you as you sip said cocktails, an authentic jazz band called Harmony in Harlem (dancing, anyone?) booked by the brilliant Cambridge International Jazz Festival, and some rather fabulous pin-ups and entertainment from the brilliant Neon Moon. You can see more about the event partners here.
Why is it called United? That's a good question, with many answers. Because the film is about love and the connection (or otherwise) between people, and because we're in the United Kingdom and in WWII the United States of America joined with us and brought something rather special to this region. But it's also because House of Cambridge is all about uniting brilliant creators of content to give you a good time. People are good together, basically.
What does it cost? Standard tickets cost £32.50 / early bird tickets (of which we're offering a limited number) cost £28, and VIP tickets cost £50 (with an early bird price of £45). There is a small booking fee applied by our ticket partner.
What's included? A gorgeous drink on arrival is included with your ticket purchase, as well as two live bands, one film premiere, and an incredible vibe. Please bring money for food / more drinks.
What should you wear? The sky is the limit, literally! Think the RAF, think 1940's retro, think land girls, think American G.I.'s, flying jackets. We'll be in touch about this and about what our Wing Commander for the night might award the best dressed in due course ;)
Where can I get tickets? http://houseofcambridge.ticketlight.co.uk
Who is behind this?
UNITED is a collaboration between House of Cambridge, the team behind new independent film 'Magpie' (see below for the fabulous trailer, and more info about the film) and four of Cambridge's finest arts & entertainment brands, as follows below.
the UK Premiere of 'Magpie'
Magpie is an Independent British drama, written, directed and filmed in East Anglia by directors Paul Cook and Carmel Hannant. When the directors approached House of Cambridge about hosting their UK premiere, we could not believe our luck. Just watch the trailer below, and you'll see why. For 'UNITED' we are delighted to be welcoming a whole heap of people from the cast and crew, and also a number of the re-enactment communities supporting the film, along with vehicles (and touch wood, possibly a plane or two). The film lasts c.45 minutes and will be screened in partnership with the Cambridge Film Festival. We cannot wait. But there's a little more that we'll be building around it....
The Knightingales are a close three part harmony trio that performs well known 1940s classics, as well as modern music with a vintage twist (commonly known as Post Modern Jukebox). They've performed across the UK and beyond, been on both radio & TV, and sound absolutely fabulous. Come be charmed.
For more info see www.theknightingales.co.uk
Harmony in Harlem
Harmony In Harlem knows how to swing, Ellington-style! Think the Cotton Club days of Duke Ellington and his famous orchestra, and get your dancing shoes on. They've played at BAFTA Piccadilly and too many lindy hop dances and parties to count, and for United will be performing two sets to get you on shaking your tail feathers.
For more info see www.harmonyinharlem.co.uk
The Grill Sergeant
With food names like The Spitfire, The Jitterbug, The Churchill and The Ginger Rogers, you sort of know that this guy is a little passionate about the 1940's. We particularly loved his logo. All food will be £5, with cash & cards accepted.