Peaky Blinders, gin and jazz for Biddulph Festival

Biddulph Festival will be given a 1920s twist next Friday, when it hosts a “Peaky Blinders and Gin” evening at the town hall. 
Event organisers have decided to bring the mean streets of Birmingham to Biddulph to celebrate “all things Peaky Blinders” with the help of the Jake Leg Jug Band, for a fun-filled evening of gin and live music. 
Jill Salt, organiser, has described the evening as a chance to “experience the 1920s in style”. 
Mrs Salt said: “Peaky Blinders has been huge since it broadcast, and we wanted to hone in on that and host a themed night for adults.
“It’s part of this year’s Biddulph Festival, which has got off to a great start, and it will be a nice chance for people to come and enjoy a drink and some live music.” 
The Jake Leg Jug Band, who are signed to Lake Records, a top jazz label, specialise in the sounds of the 1920s and 1930s. 
They have released four albums in the last five years, putting their own twist on the jazz and blues genres. 
Mrs Salt added: “We have got the Jake Leg Jug band playing on the night, which should be great fun. They play music from that era.
“It will hopefully make for a nice, authentic feel for everyone involved.
“We’ve even got an old classic car to add to the atmosphere.” 
 The Peaky Blinders series won a Bafta in May for best television drama. It follows the tale of the Birmingham-based Shelby family of gangsters in the aftermath of World War One. 
Its first four seasons aired on BBC Two. The BBC has confirmed a fifth series will be broadcast next year.   
It wasn’t long before Peaky Blinders fever swept the nation, leading to a revival of flat caps and pocket watches. 
The event will run from 7pm to midnight and will raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young and Biddulph Lifeline.  
Tickets are £12. For more information call 01782 379395. 

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