21st Century Burlesque Magazine is thrilled to release some teaser shots from the second annual All Nude Cabaret Charity Calendar, which features over thirty naked cabaret performers – including one who posed while undergoing treatment for cancer.
The calendar will be officially released on December 3rd 2014 at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, with all proceeds from calendar sales and events being split between Cancer Research and Macmillan.
The A3 calendar features twelve individual photographs of top cabaret performers as well as a group shot of performers, producers and technical staff, all shot by photographer Sin Bozkurt on location and at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. The target for the 2015 calendar is £5,000, and money will be raised through sale of the calendar, the launch event, and other events held during 2015.
The calendar stars many award-winning cabaret performers who have performed both in London and internationally, including Meth (star of tv’s Drag Queens of London), Fancy Chance (Miss Alternative World), Craig the Incredible Hula Boy (London Cabaret Award Winner), Champagne Charlie, Miss Polly Rae, Liberty Pink, Chrysalis, Missy Macabre, Bettsie Bon Bon, Michael Roulston and Andromeda Circus.
Rose Thorne is the producer of the award winning Double R Club, and was previously a burlesque performer. Since the death of her mother in 2010 she has produced many charity events for Cancer Research, Macmillan and the South Ayrshire Hospice. “I’m very proud of the cabaret community and their willingness to ‘bare all’ in the name of charity,” she says. “I hope this year to be able to reach our target and help these charities. I am especially in awe of Liberty Pink, Miss August, who posed for her naked shoot in the middle of her course of radiotherapy.”
The calendar is dedicated to a number of family and friends who have died and survived cancer, including Rose’s mother and father who both died from cancer.
Sin Bozkurt, who has taken all of the calendar photographs, is an Associate of The Royal Photographic Society. His work has been published in Tatler and Italian Vogue, and he is a highly respected photographer of cabaret events and performers.
The calendar, as well as donations and raffle tickets, can be found online here.
The calendar will be formally launched at a party on Wednesday December 3rd at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. With live performances, a raffle, tombola, and of course a signing table. Tickets are available here.
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.