FLAPPERS, fizz and a festive feast – that’s what’s on offer at one of Tyneside’s leading museums this Christmas.

On Friday 14 December, Newcastle’s Discovery Museum is throwing open its famous Great Hall for a public party which will recreate the jazz age.

Hosted by the venue’s catering and events partner, Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, the evening will begin with a red-carpet reception at the Turbinia Gallery, alongside the famous steam turbine-powered ship, which was once the fastest in the world.

Guests will be served fizz and 1920s-themed canapés, such as devilled eggs, salmon and Champagne mousse on crostini and lettuce cups filled with smoked chicken and Waldorf salad, by staff dressed in period costume.

They will then be shown upstairs to the Art Deco Great Hall, which, with its vaulted ceiling, was originally used as a ballroom by the building’s original owners, the Co-operative Wholesale Society.

A formal three course dinner will then be followed by live music, dancing and the chance for guests to try their luck at a series of casino tables.

Israh Bhatti, sales and events co-ordinator at Sodexo Prestige Venues & Events, said: “The Great Hall at Discovery Museum is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular event venues on Tyneside and it just lends itself to a 1920s party – after all that’s what it was created for.

“And we are pulling out all the stops to give guests a night they will never forget.”

The event begins at 7pm, with carriages at midnight and tickets cost £59.95.

For tickets or further information call 0844 856 1074 or e-mail events@twmuseums.co.uk.