Dollar Shake honours glitz of Cafe de Paris

The belle of the ball - Fiona Harrison
The belle of the ball - Fiona Harrison

DOLLAR Shake returns this Friday evening, and visitors will be transported back to Cafe de Paris...nothing got in the way of the glittering splendour and marvellous musical talent that happened there.

Until the bomb.

During wartime London the venue was hit on March 8, 1941.

Eighty people lost their lives that night, including performer Ken ‘Snakehips’ Johnston, during the beast of the blitz.

Almost 70 years to the day since the tragedy, and Dollar Shake is holding an evening of remembrance.

“Let us dance to great songs and roll in the delicious surroundings, in memory of the way they used to be!’ say Dollar organisers.

Upstairs in the Theatre District location The Slug & Lettuce is where the action will unfurl, and the decor will be of a decidedly vintage nature.

Entry is £3 all night long, and a late night menu and drinks offers will keep you fed and watered.

Doors open at 9pm and songstress Fiona Harrison – that’s her looking dazzling on the left, will take the stage for two sets of 1940s style during the course of the evening.