Parlour fun with a new-age feel

Innovative companion night at club near Gillett Square.

Feminist issue: too many women attending this free event?

Since the formation of knitting groups in hipster HQ, it should surprise nobody that parlour games are taking off in Dalston.

On the second Thursday of every month the Duke of Wellington at 119 Balls Pond Road, London N1 4BL, hosts Mr Ball’s Games Night.

Organiser Lauren Johns says: “If you like playing games such as charades, the hat game, Pictionary and articulate, you should join us. At the September night 42 lovely people squashed into the back room of the Duke.”

“What happens is that your team plays another team, then you have a break, then you come back and play a different team at a different game. You’ll usually play three or four games. There’s a prize for the winning team. If you don’t have enough people for a team, I can help you make one up with other people.”

Loving Dalston lacks the brain for such pastimes but he could not help noticing that on the night he attended there was a gender imbalance of 4-1 in favour of young women. In an age of post-feminism, this is probably not a problem.

* Christmas games night: Thurs 9 Dec 2010, 8pm, mince pies and mulled wine. Free to play

 

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4 thoughts on “Parlour fun with a new-age feel

  1. Hello Anon!

    The Duke of Wellington is no longer a ‘gay’ pub, and hasn’t been for some time now. Although the Duke welcomes gay and lesbian punters with open arms, the rainbow flag has been taken down and you’ll find `straight’ and gay punters drinking in complete harmony, as you would hopefully find in any decent boozer.

    Ta x

  2. Usually, all 3 adjectives apply. In this case my slow brain requires time to think, so I’ll come back to it. May I make a separate point? In the “Comment as:” window a commenter can choose “NAME/URL” & call themselves anything they want, so long as it’s not libellous. My familiarity with the google blogspot does not include knowing how to identify commenters, as is shown by my need to reply in this way. And as well as lacking the ability to find out your real name, I do not have the need. If the system asks for a website, just type any url: google, woteva. I have the right to edit a comment; the last time I did so was for legal reasons and the editing was very light.

  3. David

    We loved your comment ‘Loving Dalston lacks the brain for such pastimes but he could not help noticing that on the night he attended there was a gender imbalance of 4-1 in favour of young women. In an age of post-feminism, this is probably not a problem.’

    Given its well-established and well-earned reputation as a LGBT venue for the past 25 years (to the best of our knowledge)
    http://bonatravel.com/hackney.htm
    ‘it should surprise nobody’ that, on the night you attended there was a preponderance of lesbians and bisexual women and their friends. Tell us, were you being naughty, subtle or delightfully naïve?

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