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.