Past Event

The Anniversary

Fri 13 Dec 2013

Why are historical re-enactments the preserve of people in armour having a go at each other on ancient battlefields? Why not re-enact the cultural moments that really matter?

Join writer, performer and life-long ABBA fanatic Christopher Green (Tina C, Ida Barr, creator of the BBC’s Like An Angel Passing Through My Room, a piece documenting his ABBA obsession featuring an exclusive interview with Frida), for a unique opportunity to remake ABBA’s historic Eurovision Song Contest win on the very spot it happened, 40 years to the day.Christopher will also be joined by Brighton Gay Men's Chorus, who'll be delivering their unique take on ABBA's repertoire. In this party performance lecture celebrating ABBA and their momentous triumph, you’ll discover more about the history of the group and their cultural significance, experience their finest moments on film, and witness some extraordinary cover versions of the songs that didn’t scoop the coveted prize that year.

Wearing Napoleon’s get-up and channelling his inner Katie Boyle, Christopher will welcome special guests, and he needs your help reliving the moment pop music changed forever.

And if you're in the party mood but want to make the night extra special, costumers Gladrags will be at your service to provide you with 70's gear on the night for a £30 cash deposit, and cocktails will be available from the bar.

This party performance lecture will also feature this year's San Marino Eurovision entry Valentina Monetta, Martha & Eve and The Martini Encounter. We look forward to seeing you there!