Forget Glastonbury, this is my kind of festival. No mud, no tents and home to clean sheets every night. Thankfully there’s not a pair of cut-off denim shorts in sight at London’s Southbank Centre (though apparently Alexa Chung and Daisy Lowe will be rocking up on Sunday!) Just a superior type of festival chic. With a nostalgia for the forties and fifties, guests are decked out in the most amazing traditional garb. The Vintage Festival has a lovely friendly atmosphere, fashion shows, live music and a variety of workshops including dance classes, hair and beauty salons and dressmaking sessions.
And it’s worth popping into the Museum of 51 too. Designed to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Festival of Britain, there’s a fabulous collection of posters, photos and original fifties furniture:
I enjoyed it so much, I’m going back again today. Only this time I’ll be wearing a dress!
Vintage Festival is on 29 – 31 July 2011 at the Southbank Centre.