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In Pictures: Kinky & Quirky’s Burlesque Ball

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Described as a ‘variety show with an alternative edge’ and featuring some of the very best performers on the UK and international burlesque circuit, Kinky & Quirky’s events promise a riot of colour, show and spectacle, and at the Riviera Centre on July 5th they delivered a highly entertaining display of burlesque, juggling, hula-hooping, tap dancing, comedy and live music.

Lady Wildflower at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Lady Wildflower at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

Chi Chi Revolver at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Chi Chi Revolver at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

International burlesque powerhouse Kitty Bang Bang appeared, alongside acclaimed fellow British performers Mat Ricardo, Ophelia Bitz, Chi Chi Revolver, Lady Wildflower, Crimson Skye and Josephine Shaker.

Josephine Shaker at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Josephine Shaker at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

Mat Ricardo at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Mat Ricardo at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

Live music was provided by Kiki DeVille, who recently appeared on the The Voice UK, and Mr B, The Gentleman Rhymer, the chap hop star who was listed as one of the top performers to see at Glastonbury 2014.

Kitty Bang Bang at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Kitty Bang Bang at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

Crimson Skye at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Crimson Skye at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

Guests were invited to stay and party after the show until 2am, enjoying an eclectic mix of dancefloor hits and more live music from Mr B, The Gentleman Rhymer.

Ophelia Bitz at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Ophelia Bitz at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

Kiki DeVille at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK.  ©Alex Small

Kiki DeVille at the Kinky & Quirky Burlesque Ball on July 5th 2014, Devon, UK. ©Alex Small

Founded in 2007, Mark and Sarah Bell’s Kinky & Quirky Burlesque and Boogie events attract large audiences from all over the UK to the tiny seaside town of Torquay in Devon, UK. As well as a top quality lineup of acclaimed performers, audiences get handpainted banners and sets, cabaret seating, a full theatre production show and an aftershow party to shake their own tail feathers.

Find out more at www.KinkyandQuirky.com

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21st Century Burlesque

Quoted in major international newspapers and held in high esteem and affection by the international burlesque community, 21st Century Burlesque Magazine has documented the contemporary burlesque scene since 2007. Founded and edited by Holli-Mae Johnson.

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