London has survived another fresher’s week, but seeing all those cherub-faced 18-year-olds all over the place, yet to be damaged by shame and bad life choices, is making us feel really old. While some of us are not so bitter, for those who are, there’s a refuge for you. Old-timers Don and Reg have organised a monthly shindig at The Albany, strictly for the old and the embittered. This is a party where house is something you live in, not listen to, and ‘you can bust a move, or you can bust a blood vessel’. The formidable no-nonsense Vera will be guarding the door, making sure that only those over the age of 28* will be allowed to have a go at the sherry and dad-dance to a smorgasbord of guilty pleasures that include anything from Prince and Daft Punk to One Direction. Head down on October 4 and you can also enjoy ‘The Oldest Swinger in Town’ dance competition and ‘Singalong Vera’ (no idea) which will probably require a few cheeky tipples at the bar first. Ally Swadling
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*Whether or not you consider 28 officially ‘old’ is up to you!