New Year parties? Never liked them all that much, if I’m honest. All that standing around waiting for an arbitrary moment of time to arrive and trying to find things to talk about with friends of friends you’ll later on in the year cross the street to avoid talking to. No thanks. Give me TV coverage of the London fireworks any day.
But this year, it’s different.
This year, we not only need to open the back door to let the old year out, we need to do so with a hardened boot firmly in its backside, and if it’s pouring down with rain outside then so much the better.
And we need to welcome in the new year with open arms, beaming smiles and warm words of encouragement – but not before it sees what we did to 2020 first. “Come in! Come in!” we must cry, “Make yourself at home! And by the way, fucking behave yourself!”
Which is why the Nancy Redgrave Building will be opening its doors to SL residents keen to dance just that little bit longer on the corpse of 2020 in its first ever New Year Party. Everyone is welcome.
Date: 2 January 2021
(ie, just when the New Year’s Eve hangover has about worn off)
Time 3pm SLT to 5pm SLT
Music: DJ Ylva
Venue: The StoshChuckles Bar at the Nancy Redgrave Building
Stand on the TP pad in the foyer and select ‘Bar lounge.’
Dress code: formal would be nice, but not obligatory.
Feel free to invite friends.