I'm thrilled to annouce that we will be be representing Dr Sketchy at Delicious Burlesque Festival on July 31st 2010 with a stall showing off all the exciting things we've been up in 2009 and 2010.
Ther following is the press release for Delicious:-
31st July 2010 sees the launch of the UK’s ‘Greatest Burlesque
Experience’ - ‘Delicious’. With an expected attendance of over 1,000 guests itis likely to be one of the UK’s biggest and most unique events of its kind thisyear.
‘Delicious’ seeks to recreate the golden age of Burlesque, the glamour, the sequins, tassels and fans, the “ooohs” and the “aahhs”!
Open 2pm - 2am
Tickets from www.delicious-burlesque.com
Main Show - Great Hall 9pm
Rosie Lugosi & Desmond O’Connor
Beatrix Von Bourbon
Miss Pink & Fluffy
Mademoiselle Lili La Scala
Newcomers Competition - Great Hall 7pm
(which I will be co-judging with Kittie Klaw and Beatrix Von Bourbon)
Burlesque Beginners Tuition Workshop
(Ministry of Burlesque Academy)
Practical Skills Workshops
(Beatrix Von Bourbon)
Live Bands + DJ Mikey Wong
12 Hours of Burlesque Fun & Entertainment
The highlight of ‘Delicious’ will be a glittering stage-show adorned with luminaries of the International Burlesque and Cabaret Scene, presented by Rosie Lugosi ‘The Vampire Queen’. Topping the bill is Amsterdam’s aerial specialist Natsumi Scarlett, a circus trained performer and ballerina synonymous with fast-paced highly theatrical routines. Exclusively for ‘Delicious’ she will premiere a stunning new routine culminating in a breathtaking aerial display on silk ribbons. Other highlights include Ministry of Burlesque founder Kittie Klaw, a unique and sought after specialist of 'British Burlesque’; London’s Roxy Velvet, perched high above the stage in an 11ft birdcage with pyrotechnics and New Zealand songbird Lili La Scala withburlesque performances featuring live operatic vocals.
In addition to an array of international stars, ‘Delicious’ has been scouring theUK for the best up-and-coming talent, and presents the ‘Delicious’ Newcomers Competition. This features eight fantastic performers, handpicked from a series of regional auditions, who will battle it out to win some amazing prizes and a slot in the main show! The final takes place on the main stage at 7pm, hosted by cabaret legend Desmond O’Connor.
To complete the bill there is a full programme of supporting features enabling guests to spend a whole day immersed in glamour and beauty. Why not ‘shop till you drop’ in the UK’s biggest ever burlesque and vintage market? Launch your own burlesque career with expert tuition from the Ministry of
Burlesque’s Academy, or maybe just spend a few hours relaxing with friends being entertained by some great live bands and DJs throughout.
The Derby LIVE Assembly Rooms is one of the Midlands’ premier concert and entertainment venues regularly hosting symphony orchestras, international ballet, opera, rock and pop concerts, music festivals and corporate events.
There is something for everyone at ‘Delicious’, whether you’re an
experienced performer, a lifelong fan, or just plain curious, so prepare yourself for a roller-coaster ride through the rich tapestry of performance art that is Burlesque..... ‘Delicious’ just doesn't begin to describe what’s in store!
Hope to see you all there!