Rocking the Rivoli

Do you remember me talking about an “event” I was working on, but I was waiting for the pictures? Well finally I’m able to share them with you.

So, imagine the scene – the Rivoli Ballroom. Built in 1913 as a picture palace, it now stands as one of the last remaining ballrooms in London.

The Rivoli Ballroom, Brockley, South London

With original chinese lanterns, flock wallpaper, chandeliers and glitter balls, this is one cool venue.

So cool, in fact, that the line up of gigs goes something like this:

The kings of Leon at the Rivoli Ballroom

The Kings of Leon

Florence and the Machine at the Rivoli

Florence and the Machine

Oasis at the Rivoli Ballroom


The Heinenken advert.

The White Stripes

and unarguably the most talented of all……

The Pushettes, The Rivoli Ballroom, Push Studios

 “The Pushettes”

Pushettes at the Rivoli Ballroom, Push Studios

“Who?” – I hear you say – the very fabulous dance troupe from Push Studios, of course.

Yes, we actually got the chance to burlesque and cabaret the night away, at this incredible venue, in aid of Ahoy.

What can I tell you? Performing in a venue like the Rivoli is unbelievable. We got ready in “real” dressing up rooms, with light bulbs round the mirrors (last time it was a headmaster’s office – so you can imagine our delight!)

And walking out into that huge room, well, my mind went blank and my heart started thumping.

However, the Pushettes are never fazed, we started up-town, with Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend and finished down-town, with a little help from Lady Marmalade.

It was amazing fun.

The actual performance is one thing, but without doubt the camaraderie that goes on, before and during, is always the best bit. So thank you Amanda, Linda, Annia and Ijy for another unforgettable evening!

Not sure we’ll be able to beat this venue next time?

The Pushettes, Push Studios, the Rivoli ballroom

 Moulin Rouge perhaps?

(PUSH photographs by James Eppy)


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