Yesterday I refused to sit in Stratford East Picture House and spend money on the coffee there as I support the striking Picture House workers as at Hackney Picture House and the Ritzy.
Today I decided to find those others who might have sat in and drank coffee together, those I never met yesterday and so off I went to the Bishopsgate Institute where they might have been to Posh Club for the loveliest cabaret and high tea at lunchtime a fiver could buy.
The wine did the trick and I was forgiven for supporting workers and their rights and we all relaxed. No-one had even gone to the Stratford Picture House.
POSH CLUB was amazing: POSH CLUB is amazing. It is first class organization from ticket sales by mobile phone to the clearing of tinsel to make way for the champagne flutes, from the freshly cut sandwiches to the professional stage-acts. The compere/MC, Dickie, is always on the verge of music-hall vulgarity with his jokes and strutting around and reminds us all that we are Hackney and unique seniors from all walks of manual working life. He is a gem.
Everything is smooth and considered behind the scenes. There’s music, there are servers, there are dancing volunteers, cloakrooms, and even a coach laid on to get the Hackney residents into Tower Hamlets. Today we had a dance troupe, a nimble limbo dancer, a gorgeous choir, a dance-hall queen and she was a female cos you never know, and many many groove mixes from the DJ.
Go see for yourself. On January 5th booking opens for January through to March POSH CLUB sessions at St Paul’s in Stokey, Hackney.
POSH CLUB is part of Duckie’s London based in The Vauxhall Tavern.