The John Steed Ball


Eight Club Moorgate, Old Street


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The John Steed Ball

Swinging Sixties party to celebrate a style icon, with special guests and dinner

Mrs Peel's, the Swinging Sixties party inspired by Emma Peel, the catsuited heroine of stylish 1960s TV show The Avengers, invites you to a charity ball in honour of actor Patrick Macnee who played Emma's bowler-hatted partner John Steed, and who passed away earlier this year. In a penthouse private club, with views across the city from heated terraces, there will be a gala dinner with special guests, exclusive performances and a charity auction, followed by a Mrs Peel's club night with live music, dance acts, DJing and more. Special guests: Peter Wyngarde, star of 1960s TV detective show Jason King, and actress and singer Aimi MacDonald, both of whom appeared in episodes of The Avengers, plus Rodney Marshall, author of books on the various series. Also Fenella Fielding (she was also in episodes of The Avengers, and nearly got the role of Steed's partner herself, as well be being the voice of the tannoy announcer in the Village in The Prisoner). - hosting by lounge legend Count Indigo - live music from psychedelic rock band The Jetset International - DJ Martin Green creating a soundtrack ambience - mind-expanding gyrations from the very own six-piece dance troupe Catsuit A-Go-Go - a vintage 30/98 motorcar, the model driven by Steed, kindly loaned by Vauxhall - awesome views from the rooftop terraces - psychedelic lighting effects - cocktail bar Over 18s only. Valid ID required. For dinner guests the evening begins at 7pm with a three-course meal, featuring a performance by Catsuit A-Go-Go, a talk by Rodney Marshall on Steed's cultural impact, a personal recollection by Peter Wyngarde followed by a Q&A session with him, a charity auction and a video message from Dame Diana Rigg (who played Mrs Peel) herself.

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