The Supper Clubs: In the 1920s and early 1930s, Prohibition-era supper clubs shadowed as Speakeasies, but once Repeal Day came in 1933, cocktails were served with great panache at venues across the country.
New York City and Harlem between the 1940s and 1970s arguably had most of the best supper clubs, hosting performers such as Charlie Parker, Ella Fitzgerald, Edith Piaf, Marlene Dietrich and big bands such as the Count Basie Orchestra.
The talented Balingup Arts and Cultural Hub (BACH) young designing team will be recreating the atmosphere of these great venues with the Balingup Town Hall transformed through candlelight and a black and white themed Supper Club featuring the Divine Ms Joyce Mathers Trio.
The names of the clubs are legendary – the Cotton Club, Birdland, Swing 46 Jazz and Supper Club, Smoke Jazz and Supper Club, with the Lafayette and Lenox Lounges located on Harlem’s Boulevard of Dreams.
And dress the part in black and white – a prize of two bottles of chilled French champagne will be awarded to the best black and white threads on the sharpest of Cool Cats and Kittens.