Get ready to party like it's 1929

Posted by ap507 at Sep 29, 2014 11:30 AM |
University reading group to organise Evelyn Waugh public party event on 2 October

Elaborate cocktails and 1920s attire will be all the rage at a free public event to celebrate the life of English author Evelyn Waugh on Thursday 2 October 2014 between 7:00 - 11:00pm.

‘Party Like It’s 1929’ has been organised by the Waugh Book Club based at the University and seeks to replicate the life and times of Evelyn Waugh, best known for his novels A Handful of Dust, Brideshead Revisited and Vile Bodies.

The event will take place in the downstairs bar of the Crumblin’ Cookie in Leicester city, which will be transformed into Waugh’s notorious fictional club the Old Hundreth, serving authentic twenties cocktails and nibbles to a soundtrack of swinging jazz.

Visitors are encouraged to dress as their favourite ‘Bright Young Thing’ and sip Brandy Alexanders while listening to readings from Waugh’s novels. 

The event forms part of Leicester’s Everybody’s Reading festival, which runs from 27 September – 5 October, with book-themed events taking place throughout the city.

The Waugh Book Group is part of the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)-funded Complete Works of Evelyn Waugh project based at the University of Leicester, whose Co-Executive Editor is Professor Martin Stannard.

Entrants must be 18 or over to attend.

Visit here to book your place.

More information about the event can be found here.

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