Are you scared? Do they make you shudder? Perhaps they make you angry; or maybe you – like thousands upon thousands of others – love and cherish them with every fibre of your being?
I am torn, but generally, I would have to agree with the latter. To be fair, my knowledge of the subject is fairly limited. In the past I have only ever visited Latitude (cracking, by the way), but, on my travels (to Camden) I have unearthed another little corker, and have decided it is so utterly brilliant an ENTIRE PAGE should (and will) be dedicated to it in its honour…
If you haven’t already heard of it, Twinwood is an annual vintage music, dance and fashion festival. Now in its 11th year, the event runs on the 25, 26 and 27th August in Clapham near Bedford (London) and plays host to multiple dance floors, fashion shows, comedy, stalls, food, bars, living history, classic vehicles and (duh duh duuuuuh) dance lessons! (My favourite!)
The festival pays particular homage to the 1930s, 40s and 50s and has been voted by The Telegraph as one of the top 20 UK festivals for the past three years in a row.
Now, I am all for a bit of dance, music and the obligatory vintage fashion stall, but this festival seems like something I should be all over – to be honest, I’m a bit embarrassed I have only just heard of it.
Still – no matter, if you are as interested as I am, why not book a couple of tickets? The prices are reasonable and because it’s situated half an hour away from the dead centre of London, it seems fairly easy to travel to and from.
You may find this hard to believe, but I am not actually employed by Twinwood, however, London in particular appears to embrace these sorts of events, and any three-day festival which dedicates its waking hours to the 40s (plus a decade either side) is a winner with me.
Visit their website here, or watch the video below for a wee preview of things to come.