Thursday, 9 June 2011

THE PARIS 1940S


THE PARIS 1940S IS A 5 PIECE HAILING FROM THE MIDLANDS WHO SEEM TO REVEL IN TOYING WITH WHAT IS EXPECTED OF THEM. SEE THEM LIVE AND THE STAGE SET UP WILL HAVE YOU CONVINCED YOU’VE STUMBLED ACROSS A QUAINT SOHO JAZZ CLUB; WAIT FOR THE BAND TO GET ON STAGE AND THE FLOPPY HAIR AND CHECK SHIRTS SHOULD HAVE YOUR INDIE STEREOTYPE KICKING IN NICELY. CHANCES ARE WHATEVER YOU THINK YOU’RE ABOUT TO HEAR, THE REALITY WILL BE SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT.

WHAT FOLLOWS IS AN INTRICATELY ARRANGED, EXPERTLY DELIVERED COCKTAIL OF JAZZ, SWING, SAMBA, POP AND EXPERIMENTAL INDIE/ROCK, PLUCKED FROM A SEEMINGLY INFINITE REPERTOIRE OF SONGS FROM MGMT TO MOTORHEAD AND EVERYTHING IN BETWEEN, QUITE LITERALLY. WITH SETS PACKED WITH SENSATIONAL SOLOS (HARRY LIGHTFOOT, SAXOPHONE AND JOE ARCHER, GUITAR), MULTI-LAYERED VOCALS (THOM KIRKPATRICK) AND SAX HARMONIES LOOPED LIVE ON STAGE, THE 1940’S WILL HAPPILY LET THE MOST ECLECTIC AUDIENCE WATCH ON IN INTRIGUED BEWILDERMENT BEFORE PULLING ATTENTION BACK JUST IN TIME FOR AN UNMISTAKABLE CHORUS THAT ONLY SOMEBODY WHO HAS MANAGED TO AVOID ALL MUSIC FOR THE LAST FEW DECADES WILL MISS.


KATY PERRY LIKE YOU’VE NEVER HEARD BEFORE, FRANZ FERDINAND AT A FRENETIC TEMPO (JIM BASHFORD, PERCUSSION AND MARTYN SPENCER, DOUBLE BASS) AND LADY GAGAS’ THREE HIT SINGLES SHOE-HORNED INTO AS MANY MINUTES WILL LEAVE YOU THINKING, WELL, I WASN’T EXPECTING THAT! ADD TO THAT SOME VERY EXCITING SOUNDING ORIGINAL MATERIAL ON THE HORIZON, THE SURPRISES SHOW NO SIGN OF STOPPING. WATCH THIS SPACE.


wanna have a glimpse first?  



Friday, 3 June 2011

Get inspired by the 1940's fashion!!

Any ideas what to wear on the 1940s Knees' Up event? If not, this might help :)

Tips for LADIES:
Calf Length Flare Skirt/Dress
Keys: Pleated, high-waisted and Shoulder Pads
40s' Curly Hairstyle, Hair accessories and make-up references
 Siren suits


Tips for MEN:
Patriotic Uniform
Smart and Dandy 
 Eisenhower Jacket

Time to freshen up your closet!!! ;)

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Vintage Fair stallholder update

Just two of the wonderful retailers that will be at our Vintage Fair on Tuesday 14th June...
The Vintage Tea Cup



The Vintage Teacup will be at A 1940s Knees Up! selling their gorgeous vintage china. They specialise in customising original 1920's-1950's tea-ware and re-working it into functional as well as beautiful home accessories.
Their products are available to buy here: http://www.notonthehighstreet.com/thevintageteacup
The Vintage Tea Cup will also kindly be providing us with tea sets to serve you delicious cocktails in!

Minimum Mouse




Birmingham based retailer Minimum Mouse is run by vintage loving couple Marianne and James who wanted to find a way to make a living using their creativity, love of history, bargain hunting and doing things their own way. One of their dresses has walked the red carpet at the BAFTAs and they have been featured in publications such as Vogue.
www.minimummouse.com

More updates to follow!
xx

Finished flyer


Pretty snazzy we hope you agree!


Monday, 23 May 2011

More Forties Style Icons

So as you all should know by now, 'A 1940's Knee's Up' has a dress code.
Just to give you a few tips on women's style in that decade, Ava Gardner and Katharine Hepburn epitomized the classic and timeless look that the forties are known for.





Key 1940s pieces for Ladies:
  • Straight, knee length skirt
  • Smart jacket with padded shoulders and a tapered waist
  • Low-heeled canvas shoes. Leather was being rationed so canvas shoes were popular.
  • A veiled hat
  • White gloves
  • An alligator handbag
Look at 1940s film clips and vintage clothing online to give you an idea of fashion in the forties. Try eBay or local charity shops for a bargain.




xxx

Forties Inspiration...

Our vision for 'A 1940s Knees Up!' is a post-war celebration; decade inspired decor, live music from a range of genres, cocktails served in mis-matched tea sets and a lively yet chilled out atmosphere.


Cathepple hellovintage IMG_4321-54  
How quaint!


Boys get practicing your smooth moves ;)


WWII Icon - Rosie the Riveter


Rosie the Riveter is a cultural icon of America, representing the women who worked in factories during the World War to produce munitions and war supplies.

All the day long,
Whether rain or shine
She’s part of the assembly line.
She’s making history,
Working for victory
Rosie the Riveter

WeHeartEvents have been working as hard as Rosie (but in a slightly different environment...) to make sure put on an event that doesn't disappoint!


This will get stuck in your head - 'rrrrrrrrr', amazing

Learn how to re-create a Rosie hairstyle:

xxx

Friday, 20 May 2011

Stage Two: Venue confirmed!

We are very pleased to announce that the confirmed venue for our event 'A 1940s Knees Up!' is the Yardbird jazz club in Birmingham city centre.

My Photos by

We love the venue and this sums it up perfectly:

''Our concept is simple...we want to provide a funky and intimate place where people can hang out, watch bands and dj's play, have a dance, have a bite to eat, and just generally feel enveloped in a warm and wonderful atmosphere. There isn't any dresscode, grumpy bouncers or even an ounce of pretension...just friendly faces, quality music, food and drink at very reasonable prices.'' Ollie Lloyd (Owner/Promoter)

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/group.php?gid=10910776407&v=info
Myspace http://www.myspace.com/theyardbirdbirmingham

The event will run from noon til midnight. We have exciting plans for vintage stalls and live performances.

More details soon :)

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Stage One: Fundraising

Like bread and butter, Salt n Pepa and Torville and Dean comes charity and fundraising.
We kicked off our fundraising with Krispy Kreme, selling the best doughnuts every across Birmingham Insitute of Art and Design and Aston unis.

This was an amazing success as we sold out by 2pm! You snooze you lose!


£100 is a perfect start to our fundraising for The British Red Cross!

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Hello Internet!

Hello from weheartevents HQ!
Our newly established event management venture kicks off with a collaboration with iconic, global charity, the British Red Cross.

£1 could pay for six months’ counselling for a child affected by conflict in Sierra Leone

£5 could buy two foil blankets for evacuees affected by fire or flooding in the UK

£10 could provide 3,750 litres of clean drinking water in Pakistan

£20 could train two people to save lives in an emergency in the UK or abroad


So everything we raise, whether it's a donation of 10p or £10 or even £1000 (fingers, toes and everything else crossed!) will go somewhere to making a postive impact on someones life.

In the past week all 9 of us at weheartevents have been knuckling down to serious discussions with ideas on locations, themes, entertainment and everything else flying everywhere!