Peaky Blinders Speakeasy Swing Dance

John Hall and Pete Kirby, getting into character.

John Hall and Pete Kirby, getting into character. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Peaky Blinders-themed dance event at Pittville Pump Room

Mobsters and molls in Cheltenham? They came out in their flat caps and flapper frocks for an ‘illicit’ Peaky Blinders-themed Speakeasy swing dance night, at the Pittville Pump Room.

Organised by the Just Jive Lindy Hop dance group, together with The Cheltenham Trust, the 120 guests had a complimentary Gin Fizz on arrival, sponsored by Tivoli’s Gin, then danced the night away to live music from Kim Cypher and her band, one of the UK's most exciting saxophonists, vocalists and performers, having recently played at Ronnie Scott's.

The next big dance event at Pittville Park and Pump Room will be at the Retro Americana Weekend, featuring a 1940s evening filled with fabulous nostalgic swing music from Big R Big Band, on June 24.

John Hall and Pete Kirby, getting into character.

John Hall and Pete Kirby, getting into character. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Flapper girls Tracy Pickett, Jane Fenton, Pam Ayers, and Sarah Stephenson.

Flapper girls Tracy Pickett, Jane Fenton, Pam Ayers, and Sarah Stephenson. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Sarah Vernon, and Jim Hannaway, event organisers, from the Just Jive Lindy Hop.

Sarah Vernon, and Jim Hannaway, event organisers, from the Just Jive Lindy Hop. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Laurie Bell, CEO of The Cheltenham Trust, with Jonathan Munoz and Michael Long.

Laurie Bell, CEO of The Cheltenham Trust, with Jonathan Munoz and Michael Long. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Martine De Ste Croix and Carl Joseph.

Martine De Ste Croix and Carl Joseph. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Mary and Mike Gough.

Mary and Mike Gough. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Shania Kemble and Alex Knight.

Shania Kemble and Alex Knight. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Tracy Pickett, Jo and Brian Knaves.

Tracy Pickett, Jo and Brian Knaves. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Rachel and David Windley.

Rachel and David Windley. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Rob McElvanny sporting stylish plus fours.

Rob McElvanny sporting stylish plus fours. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Martine De Ste Croix and Carl Joseph.

Martine De Ste Croix and Carl Joseph. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kim Cypher and her band, Raph Mizraki, Mike Cypher, Kim, and Chris Cobbson.

Kim Cypher and her band, Raph Mizraki, Mike Cypher, Kim, and Chris Cobbson. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Drummer Mike Cypher, or mobster?

Drummer Mike Cypher, or mobster? - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Chris Cobbson, the cool guitarist with Kim Cypher and her band, performing at the The Peaky Blinders

Chris Cobbson, the cool guitarist with Kim Cypher and her band, performing at the The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pump Room. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Unarmed dancers only, props at The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pu

Unarmed dancers only, props at The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Swing dance action at the Speakeasy.

Swing dance action at the Speakeasy. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pump Room.

The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pump Room. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kim Cypher and her band performing at the The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at P

Kim Cypher and her band performing at the The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pump Room. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kim Cypher and her band performing at the The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at P

Kim Cypher and her band performing at the The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pump Room. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Kim Cypher and her band performing at the The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at P

Kim Cypher and her band performing at the The Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance, held at Pittville Pump Room. - Credit: Thousand Word Media

Dancing the night away at the Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance.

Dancing the night away at the Peaky Blinders themed Speakeasy Swing Dance. - Credit: Thousand Word Media