The Dark Circus Party**Pre-Meet at Princess Louise at 8pm**

The people who are behind the Blitz, Prohibition and Belle Epoque parties have teamed up with Torture Garden to bring a slightly darker, more risque Belle Epoque night.

"Run away to the circus for an evening celebrating all that is glamorous, provocative and a little risque and succumb to a night of abandoned dancing, pleasure seeking and spectacular entertainment."

Their website doesn't describe it with as much panache as this one does:

http://www.allinlondon.co.uk/whats-on.php?event=105914

It sounds rather darkly delicious!

The dress code is very strict - no jeans and no trainers. They WILL turn you away! We can meet somewhere for some drinks first, maybe the Princess Louise, but we should head in there close to 9 so we don't miss any of the entertainment.

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  • Annie

    I wont look like my pic! ... top hat & diamonds!! I will come to the PL before hand.

    1 · June 15, 2013

    • Shakil

      Annie, are you coming this Saturday ? Cheer Shak

      September 19, 2013

  • Sarah

    Just seen club anti-christ bday is circus theme...so wig won't go to waste! Enjoy all that are going!

    1 · June 15, 2013

    • Robert L.

      You wait for ages for one circus theme event then two come along at once'. Enjoy

      June 16, 2013

    • Robert L.

      Hi Sarah it's also back in September

      June 24, 2013

  • Richard A

    Dam it looks like you guys had fun. Next time, though. Next time...

    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Shakil

    I enjoyed it .. was that noticeable ? :-)
    Great to meet everyone and definitely going to invite more people for the September one.

    June 17, 2013

    • Robert L.

      why don't you suggest it as an even tfor on here and get it in the calendar :)

      1 · June 18, 2013

    • Christopher M.

      What a good idea. Done. Now I've just got to be able to go!

      June 18, 2013

  • Annie

    I had a blast,,, left at just gone 2 only because I'd danced soooo much that my feet where killing!! I even asked the bouncer to carry me to my hotel!
    Sweet crowd nice to meet you x

    2 · June 16, 2013

    • Christopher M.

      I'm not sure I could dance in skis either.

      June 18, 2013

    • Robert L.

      I thing it's more of the leg / hip action. Having tried skiing once I m not sure I can ski in skis lol

      June 18, 2013

  • pink

    Thanks everyone who uploaded photos. They are great ! Shame I should have stayed a bit longer to watch that sword swallowing and fire eating acts.. never mind :(

    June 17, 2013

  • Hollie

    great photos :)

    June 17, 2013

  • Richard

    I had a wicked time - Good to meet everyone! Hopefully at least someone took some photos...

    June 16, 2013

    • Christopher M.

      I'm afraid the only photo I took was of the band. I was so impressed with a band fronted by a flautist with two sousaphones!

      June 17, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      Put it on here! I want to see all the photos!

      June 17, 2013

  • Robert L.

    If anyone did get any photos of me on Saturday if i could please have a copy it would be much appreciated.

    June 17, 2013

    • Annie

      ive a pic of you and me! not sure how to load pics though i think a file has to be generated by Jamina

      June 17, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      You should be able to load photos yourselves - other people have for other meetups. I see a little 'upload' icon at the top of the page near the location.

      June 17, 2013

  • Christopher M.

    Fantastic party. I would have loved a couple more circus acts but that would be grumbling. Still woke up at about 6:30 on Sunday though, walking like a zombie all day.

    June 17, 2013

  • Robert L.

    It must have been successful it's back in September.

    June 17, 2013

  • Amanda

    Hi everyone, I had a great night but had to take off a bit early! Look forward to seeing you at the next Meetup! Amanda xx

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Anthony

    There were several stage acts later in the night. Sword swallowing, a brass band, a high(ish) rise hoop act, an act that played with fire, and something else, I think. Oh, and the continued fun of watching people try their luck/skills on the pole!

    I really enjoyed the night - great event, it stayed busy right up to the close. The 'big top', I think, was the smaller second room at the back. There was a very different vibe to the room as the music was a bit different, and people seemed to be more.... Well... The was a lot of sexual tension in there! :)

    Great night, thanks Jamina.

    2 · June 16, 2013

    • Tiranth

      Pete, I think they came on at about 1am if I'm not mistaken...they were quite good when they did come on, esp Yasura and her fire/wax act

      June 16, 2013

    • Annie

      I missed the second room!

      June 16, 2013

  • Robert L.

    Brilliant night. Had a great night . Never had my taken so often although ironically don't have one of my own . Let's hope they do it again

    June 16, 2013

  • Robert L.

    Completely missed the second room until about 2 30 there was a rocking horse and some sort of cargo net.

    June 16, 2013

  • Pete H.

    Had to leave early-ish but there didn't seem to be much going on. it was a fun atmosphere, but no entertainment as billed. Did I miss something? Were there more rooms? Where was the 'velvet-draped big top'?

    1 · June 16, 2013

  • Tessa

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    June 16, 2013

  • Tessa

    This is dull so far....entertainment?!?!

    June 16, 2013

  • Pete H.

    We're inside near the back of the left side bar

    June 15, 2013

  • Marie C.

    Same here! I was so much looking forward to it :(

    June 15, 2013

  • Jamina W.

    As Richard has said, all the tickets are sold out for tonight so if you don't have a ticket, please change your RSVP.

    June 15, 2013

    • Mikel

      Sorry to hear it, I don't have a ticket so I'll be missing this one. Hope to see you in another one then. Have fun!

      June 15, 2013

    • Richard A

      Thanks. Have fun tonight y'all.

      June 15, 2013

  • David M

    I have 1 spare ticket. First to reply gets it is probably fairest. Face value is £20.

    June 15, 2013

    • Clare

      Thanks so much, see you there at 9!

      June 15, 2013

    • Richard A

      ... arghh, spotted this too late.

      Have fun Clare!

      June 15, 2013

  • Jamina W.

    Ok, I'm wearing a red corset, black skirt, fish nets, have curly hair. I'll be with a girl in a white spotty dress and black bob. Will get to the pub by half eight - it has taken a while to get this look together! Also, I don't trust myself with my phone after last night so I'm not taking it. I'm pretty sure you will be able to spot me though. We'll leave the pub by ten so if I don't see you in there I'll see you in the ballroom! Come and say hello!

    PS - I do normally take a dedicated phone for this but that's the one I lost and I don't have it tonight. This is not normal service! :)

    June 15, 2013

  • Clare

    So kicking myself for not getting a ticket earlier! If anyone has a spare...

    June 15, 2013

  • Sarah

    Arrrrgghh I thought friend had tickets....he thought I did...will have to miss out..if anyone is selling tickets though PLEASE PM me!!

    June 15, 2013

  • Jamina W.

    Hello all, so the 'stuff' doesn't start until 10pm! Which means we can spend longer in the pub... please feel free not to come dead on eight - I'll get there for a little after probably.

    June 15, 2013

    • Hollie

      cool - I'll be there at 8pm or just after. If anyone is early and waiting to recognise someone, I'm the girl in the red tights :)

      June 15, 2013

  • david b.

    Ah... are all the tickets sold out for this evening?!

    June 15, 2013

  • Richard A

    Merde!
    Thought I'd still be in Brighton so left it to the last minute... of course tix are now sold out.

    Unhappy face.

    Anybody have a spare?

    June 15, 2013

  • Tiranth

    Where might I be able to pick up an outfit today? Any store suggestions peeps?

    June 15, 2013

    • Mikel

      Just bought a waistcoat at Soho's there aren't a lot of suits so I'll try my luck with the regular one. Beyond Retro was probably the shop I said before.

      June 15, 2013

    • Guv

      Thanks - will see if i can find a hat.

      June 15, 2013

  • Jamina W.

    I reckon we'll move on to the Ballroom at about 9ish so we're sure to catch all the acts. See you all later!

    June 15, 2013

  • Sarah

    Won't make 8pm so will have to see you all in there....I will be a clown type of thing (going to try and throw an outfit together!) with big polkadot skirt and matching hat, so feel free to say hi if you see me - be great to meet some new people!

    June 15, 2013

  • Jamina W.

    Can everyone who is not coming tonight please change their RSVPs so I know who to look out for? Thanks, it really does help me.

    June 15, 2013

  • Guv

    Is there a phone number I can use to contact the group? Just in case I can't find you.

    June 15, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      I normally ask people to send me their numbers so I can text them but I might be without a phone tonight. I see you've sent me your number though so thanks for that, just in case.

      June 15, 2013

    • Guv

      Thanks. I plan to make it to the drinks if I don't please text me Ur number so I can find you.

      June 15, 2013

  • Jamina W.

    Ok guys, I'm not sure if I will have a phone with me tonight as I lost monde last night...although I know where it is I might not be able to get it today. The best thing will be for you to meet its in the proved Louise - then you can't fall to miss us. Otherwise, I will make frequent stops in the first hour or so to whatever the very first bar is when you enter Bloomsbury ballroom to pick up stragglers. :) It would be a good idea to let knee know what kinds of time you think you'll arrive. Also, do send me your number in case I do have a phone with me after all... Will post on here what I'm wearing when the final decision had been made!

    2 · June 15, 2013

  • Gabrielle

    Hi Jamina do you know if this is tickets only?

    June 15, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      I'm fairly sure you need a ticket in advance but not certain...

      June 15, 2013

  • Tessa

    Can I have a few ideas of what people are wearing? I'm going to wear similar outfit I wore to the Torture Garden.PVC skirt,nipple tassels and harness.sound ok?

    June 14, 2013

    • Tiranth

      versatile? the in-laws?

      June 14, 2013

    • Robert L.

      Surely you need some big clown shoes as well otherwise your feet would get cold.

      June 15, 2013

  • Kee

    Sounds like a really good event ..... I'm not sure I can make it this time sadly ! Xx

    June 14, 2013

  • Holly

    Can i pay on the door or do i need to pre-book? Thanks! Xx

    June 14, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      I would pre-book. They often sell out but even if they don't I'm not sure if they do tickets on the door.

      June 14, 2013

  • Marie C.

    how much does it cost, please?

    June 14, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      I think the tickets are twenty quid.

      June 14, 2013

  • Tessa

    Ok great thanks I can do masked ball!! Looking forward!!

    June 14, 2013

  • Annie

    my first meet up with the group,, looking forward to it, if a little apprehensive!

    June 13, 2013

    • Holly

      It'll be my first time too! Don't worry, it'll be fun! :) xxx

      June 14, 2013

  • Christopher M.

    I saw this was previewed on the Londonist: http://londonist.com/2013/06/darkcircus.php

    1 · June 14, 2013

  • Hollie

    got my ticket :) though on ticket it just says Belle Epoque, with an event time of 18.45, is that normal? don't have many circus-themed clothes, so will probably just be wearing a vintage type dress and fur shrug, which I think will be ok looking at the dresscode.

    June 9, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      I'm, belle Epoque is right nut the start time seems a little early! I wouldn't focus on the circus theme so much as just making sure you look glam!

      June 9, 2013

    • Christopher M.

      I got an email from them. The start time on the ticket was a mistake. Can't remember what it actually is but more reasonable and works with our meetup

      June 14, 2013

  • Robert L.

    Everyone got their their costumes sorted out ? needle and thread will be coming out I think.

    June 9, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      Ha ha - didn't realise I was logged in as Stephen, he certainly didn't dream about what he was wearing to it!

      June 9, 2013

    • Robert L.

      All sorted thank God for industrial work wear and imaginationt

      June 13, 2013

  • Lisa S.

    My very first Meetup.com event! Very excited to meet you alternative nightlife adventurers :)

    June 9, 2013

    • Rachael

      Woop - it's my first meetup event too. Looking forward to meeting you all :)

      June 11, 2013

    • Christopher M.

      Not my first meetup.com event (5th, I think, but one of them I didn't actually meet up with anyone; does that count?) But my first with Alternative nightlife. Looking forward to this.

      June 13, 2013

  • JacQueline A.

    Just been invited to a friends 50th! Was looking forward to my first Alternative night out and Meet up Event. Sounds like a great night, have fun :)

    June 11, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      Ah well, hopefully you'll be able to come to something soon!

      1 · June 12, 2013

  • Christopher M.

    After dithering for about a week and a bit I'm in. Ticket bought. First nightlife adventure; or at least first one with this group.

    Princess Louise sounds good to me. Not sure what I'll be wearing yet.

    June 11, 2013

  • JacQueline A.

    Hiya, Is there a definite meet up before hand???

    June 11, 2013

  • Shakil

    Looking forward to this and meeting you all.
    Is there a pre-meet location ?

    June 5, 2013

    • Jamina W.

      Well, I did moot the Princess Louise in the event description but am open to suggestions.

      I'll be wearing a red corset most likely!

      1 · June 9, 2013

    • Hollie

      princess louise sounds good to me!

      June 9, 2013

  • Richard

    Looking forward to it

    June 7, 2013

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