the cat's meow emporium and kabaret
(Cat`s Meow - 1920s slang for someone or something wonderful or remarkable.)
The Cat`s Meow Emporium and Kabaret is the first major Bristol event to be organized by Jezebel Events. It will be held at the historic Passenger Shed at Brunel`s Old Station, Bristol on 17th November 2012 from 12 midday with doors closing at 12 midnight, and is a celebration of the 1920s/Prohibition era via music, performance, art, fashion, food and shopping.
We’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing people on the event and the result will be a spectacular feast for all the senses!
Once inside the building, you will be swept back to the Roaring Twenties with vintage music and a shopping ‘village’ selling clothes, period home ware and unique Christmas presents. Or you could have a 20’s makeover, lounge in the Opium Den chill-out area or join in with the tea dance. We encourage everyone to dress 20’s or 30’s style or just come as you are and soak up the atmosphere.
There will be live performances throughout the day, which will become more exotic as the night draws in.
Attractions will include the Black Cat Café and the Prohibition Bar, the vintage Shopping Emporium; Shangahi Sam’s Opium Den; a Photo Booth, a hair & make-up Boudoir; live performances and lots of exciting surprises.
The Black Cat Café, serving luscious afternoon tea and cake will host a tea dance during the afternoon, with vintage music and lessons in Charleston & other period dances. In the evening the Café will transform into The Black Cat Cocktail Bar – elegant, sophisticated and glamorous.
The Prohibition Bar will be serving forbidden hooch and ales under cover from the beat police.
Shanghai Sam`s Opium Den will provide an area where you can take the weight off your feet kick off your shoes and rest while watching your favourite silent movies.
You may want to visit The Boudoir to have your hair and makeup done 1920s style and emerge as a Hollywood star for the evening’s entertainment. Or try out the photo booth for some alternative images for your Christmas cards this year.
The Emporium will kick start your Christmas shopping and all purchases can be stored in the cloakroom until the end of the event. Take the opportunity to buy something chic and unique for that special someone, or a few unusual stocking fillers, or even an outfit to change into for the evening.
The afternoon will appeal to families too and we will provide crèche facilities so you can enjoy your shopping while your children play. There will be a few surprises for children but these will be TOP SECRET until the actual day. Children are welcome at the event until 6pm, after which the evening becomes more risqué.
The Cat’s Meow Emporium & Kabaret will appeal to all age groups from the very young to those with experience of the original tea dances and we hope to be able to offer some exciting hotel deals for anyone wanting to make a weekend of it!
We’ll be posting up more details very soon so do watch this space!