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More teabag than WAG

Alternative night out Club Geek Chic is back at Racquet Club with cakes, cocktails and dancing

Published on January 14th 2010.


More teabag than WAG

CLUB Geek Chic, purveyors of some of the most sophisticated, intelligent and fun nights out (even if they do say so themselves) in Liverpool, are back!

Since hosting the first of her events in 2007 Gemma Aldcroft’s quest to offer an alternative weekend night out for discerning socialites in Liverpool continues.

“I’m still passionate about offering a proper alternative for a Friday or Saturday night out” says Gemma. “At the moment the more cerebral events take place mid week and finish around 10pm. Just because people like to discuss books or philosophy doesn’t mean they don’t want to drink and dance tillo the wee small hours!”

So after a six month break to find venues and develop themes, Club Geek Chic is returning this week and Gemma now has another geek on board in the shape of Karen Podesta.

Karen, a native Liverpudlian recently returned from 10 years as an event coordinator in London, contacted Gemma via her website in May. Sensing they were kindred spirits the two immediately hit it off. With their mutual love of the arts, socialising and all things cerebral they soon realised that this made for an ideal partnership.

“If Alex Curran is to be believed, Liverpool’s nightlife is going downhill,” says Karen. “We’re going to prove her and the rest of the city wrong!”

Their first event as a geeky double act is entitled TEAdance and will be held this Saturday, the 15th August in The Racquet Club on Chapel Street in Liverpool’s business district.

In keeping with the Geek Chic ethos the whole evening will be a celebration of the traditional 30s and 40s entertainment with a distinctly modern twist. The event will include music from quirky seven piece The Maladies of Bellafontaine, MC Rinty Boo, tea cocktails and a DJ for those wishing to shake their tail feather in a less traditional manner! The event takes place from 5pm until midnight, tickets are £20 (which includes a dance class, full afternoon tea and access to lovely vintage stalls) and can be purchased from the website clubgeekchic.co.uk.

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5 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Why I love my Ech...LivConfAugust 10th 2009.

After the review of the Christakis restaurant we now have the opportunity for a good night out in the splendid place. From Cheap Greek to Geek Chic. And no chance of Alex Curran dropping in. Or having to help the DJ find his teeth.

Ay!Carmela!August 10th 2009.

I would advise readers of a sensitive disposition not to enlarge the accompanying image. My monocle dropped into my G&T every time I clicked.

Thomas CrapperAugust 10th 2009.

What are vintage stalls? Old lavatory cubicles?

Tam DyellAugust 10th 2009.

Cor! what a crackin' set of bookcases Well worth £18k of anybodies money. Just the thing for my castle.And two phillies thrown in to dust off my periodicals.

The MonoculistAugust 10th 2009.

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