Salute to the Forties

Salute to the Forties describes itself as ‘spiffingly nostalgic’, two words that sum up the kind of stiff-upper-lip nostalgia we British specialise in. Whereas a lot of the UK’s vintage events focus on Americana (nothing wrong with that, of course, some of my favourite festivals etc. etc…),  for one weekend in September the Historic Dockyard…

Atomic Mid 20th Century Festival

It’s new! It’s Jet-Age! It’s ATOMIC! With a wham-bam, thank-you, ma’am blast of confidence like that, the new Atomic festival sets itself a high bar. But then Robin and Colette, Jerry Chatterbox and Miss Mary Ann know a thing or two about organising festivals. Both the Rockabilly Rave and the Rhythm Riot have been going…