Clubs are often a momentary expression on the changing face of Lisbon’s nightlife, but the opening of People last year was embraced with much interest. The venue, a former factory, had been home to popular club, Industria, and regarded by many as a great space. A year after it closed, Sofia Cunha e Silva and her sister decided to start up another club here – a brave venture in a scene largely dominated by balding males. After a spell of research in the world’s top international club world, the girls have settled on a ‘happy house’ policy for the new place, akin to the New York gay house scene of the early 1990s. Sofia, who was formerly doing PR work for elite club, hopes to use her clientele database to attract a crowd of rich fashionistas and beautiful faces. In reality the club lies somewhere between a slightly more up-market and a vastly less fashionable Lux. Nevertheless, People at least goes some way to bridge the cavernous void between the extremes of Lisbon’s nightlife.