London College of Communication collaborated with Creation Trust and Duckie to host the Posh Club – a “social and showbiz event for swanky senior citizens, elegant elders and glamorous golden girls” from the local community.
For three days in December, LCC Studio – a space in the Elephant & Castle Shopping Centre run by the College to host a range of community events and give local people a glimpse into the range of Design, Media and Screen activities that take place at LCC – was transformed into a glitzy ballroom for a “classy festive soiree”.
Around 200 local people aged 60+ and their friends and family gathered in LCC Studio to enjoy food, classic afternoon tea and a “seasonal spectacular cabaret” – from entertainment ranging from music and dancing to alternative hula hooping and “the UK’s original Black Elvis“.
Gill Henderson, Regeneration and Cultural Partnerships Manager for LCC, said: “We were delighted to collaborate with Duckie and Creation Trust because the Posh Club is such a brilliant, original and heart-warming concept.
“Simon Casson, Producer at the Posh Club, contacted us to use LCC Studio so that members of the local community passing through the Shopping Centre could see what was going on, as a preview in the lead up to a new weekly Posh Club about to open down the nearby Walworth Road.
“It is brilliant to see LCC bringing together older members of our local community with a famous queer performance company. Everyone had an absolutely fantastic time!”