MOUSTACHES was the only dress code necessary at Ginglik’s 10th birthday party.
In a delightfully eccentric day which included the club’s own Wonky Olympics races and games, and with live music, burlesque, comedy and art, the Shepherd’s Bush Green venue – in an old underground public toilet built to serve spectators during the 1908 Olympics – was packed for Saturday’s celebrations.
Among the performers were Fiona Bevan, Ben Montague, The Shoestrung and Jake the Sax, performing a rich array of music throughout the day.
The club said: “As Ginglik may be the last remaining structural legacy of the 1908 Olympics held at White City, we thought we’d honour the past and celebrate Ginglik’s birthday with our very own Olympics, but a bit wonky.”
Among the bonkers games and activities were space hopper races, tug of wonk, giant egg and spoon race, sock wrestling, hula hoop keepy uppies, and comedy commentary. All guests were handed a free moustache, which had to be worn during the day.
The games took place in Ginglik’s own Olympic arena on the green, while the party continued downstairs in the club until the early hours.