A Boardwalk Speakeasy

Mimi ON Oct 05, 2011 AT 9:29 am

Boardwalk Empire

Boardwalk Empire

By Emma Skipper

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the launch of the second series of Boardwalk Empire (the new TV series from Martin Scorsese), however it was no normal launch. Yes there were cocktails and yes there was a screening, but there were also tailored 20’s era outfits for attendees to wear, a burlesque dancer and a jazz band… Oh and it was held in a secret club in Angel, The Candlelight Club.

Boardwalk Empire, set in prohibition era Atlantic City, stars Steve Buscemi and Paz de la Huerta, is directed by Martin Scorsese and is a BATD favourite. The first season was an epic demonstration of art direction and costume design at its best and, if our screening was anything to go by, the second season will be as equally dramatic and well-designed. The new series starts on Sky Atlantic on 8th October at 9pm and I can’t wait… I might even dress up again!

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My outfit for the night, kindly chosen by the Boardwalk crew

For anyone that loves all things 20s you MUST MUST go to The Candleight Club. They do events throughout the year and are the most amazing nights out. The cocktails are good and the venue is authentic and welcoming (even if you do have to search for the entrance – which is a small hole in a warehouse door). Just be prepared to make a real effort on the dress front as people that go to these events really do LOVE their fancy dress!

Watch the trailer for the new series below:

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