10 things to do at Vintage at Goodwood

By Rosanna Holmes,
11th August 2010 - 10:33
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If you’re heading to Vintage at Goodwood this weekend, you’ll be spoilt for choice for what to do. Here are a few of the things that have tickled our fancy...

1. Whether you want to learn the Lindy Hop or The Hustle, there’ll be teachers leading classes in numerous dances, including the legendary Tobias Tak who’ll be giving free tap lessons on Saturday and Sunday morning.


2. Bonhams is taking its rostrum to the festivities on Sunday to sell some of the most trend-setting items that pioneered popular culture. Festival-goers will be able to bid for Jackie Kennedy’s trademark string of pearls that she wore while undertaking her duties as First Lady in 1960s, Herm├Ęs ‘Kelly’ handbags, classic Fender Stratocasters and Dan Dare tinplate toys.

3. Is there anywhere else you can catch music by 1970s group Faces, joined by Sex Pistols’ Glen Matlock and Mick Hucknall? Or 60s pop legend Sandie Shaw crooning with Paloma faith and Sophie Ellis Bexter? Thought not.

4. A fully functioning High Street will pop up on the Sussex Downs during the festival where you’ll be able to shop til you drop at the likes of The Body Shop, Dr Martens, Gola and Cath Kidston as well as a recreation of Oxfam’s first ever 1948 store - not to mention the largest gathering of vintage clothes sellers ever assembled.

5. If you fancy a breather, put your feet up in H&A’s 1950s living room on Penny Lane and meet members of the team, who’ll be only too happy to ply you with sweet treats, vintage badges and, of course, a good read. Plus, we’ll be offering visitors the chance to win a Heal’s lamp and a weekend away, and copies of the magazine will be on sale for the special show price of £1.50!

6. You may be donning vintage garb but what about your hair and face? Get dolled up at the salon, where you can choose a proper vintage updo.

7. Mother and daughter fashion queens – and vintage lovers - Pearl and Daisy Lowe are showing some of their new collections in the Vintage Catwalk Theatre on Sunday evening at 6.30pm.

8. There’ll be traditional British grub served up across the site, but we suggest tucking into classic delights such as Melba toast and trifle at Tanqueray Torch Club.

9. You will just love the futuristic mobile vintage cinema. At 11.30pm on Friday night, scare yourself witless with the showing of 1961 hit The Curse of the Werewolf, a tribute to Oliver Reed.

10. Lily Allen is turning her back on pop music and opening a vintage clothing store, Lucy in Disguise, with her sister during the festivities that’s worth a peek.