Valentines’ Day Deco Picnic – Greg Poppleton 1920 Trio
Valentines’ Day Deco Picnic, Sunday 14 February 2021: the 1920s Greg Poppleton Trio with Paul Baker on banjo, Adam Barnard on washboard (and myself singing), serenaded revellers with songs of the 1920s. Photos by Tim Levy
Think Jazz on a Summer’s Day meets a Great Gatsby garden party was the theme. Inspired by summer picnics of the 1920s, dining al fresco with friends and family is one of summer’s greatest pleasures.
Sydney Olympic Park’s Valentines’ Day Deco Picnic was the chance for friends to gather, dress in their Sunday best and enjoy a long lunch on the lawn.
The picnic connected the creativity of musicians and picnickers with the culture of the wide open.
There were themed hosts, visual performers, kids games, immersive theatre and roving live music. Guests revelled in curious vintage characters, live jazz and a shared glamorous nostalgia.