The Roustabouts in Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor. ©Sublime Boudoir

Sublime Boudoir: Burlesque Brilliance at Alder Manor

Burlesque star Betsy Rose reports on Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor, which ran for two spectacular nights in New York in May 2017.  To experience and be a part of Sublime Boudoir at Alder Manor was a treat beyond my wildest dreams. As I completed my journey from foggy London Town to Yonkers, New York, […]

Bettie Blackheart, by Minna Jerrman

Burlesquers of the World: Bettie Blackheart (Helsinki, Finland)

Click the link below to tell your burlesque story… My signature fire act ‘Thunder Goddess’ was born in 2010. It has changed a lot since. I absolutely love performing it, however it is hard to find venues that allow fire these days. It is my first fire act since being sanctioned by Satan’s Angel. It is […]

Bettie Blackheart's BurlyCon 2014 Diary

Bettie Blackheart’s BurlyCon 2014 Diary

The Lean, Mean Glitter Machine: BURLYCON! You stole my heart! Ever since the first BurlyCon was organised I have followed its development from a smaller gathering to a huge convention with as many as 600 participants. Through the years I have heard so many good things about BurlyCon from so many performers I respect that […]

Kitten n' Lou's Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

Kitten ‘n’ Lou’s Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

Hi! We’re Kitten ‘n’ Lou, ‘The World’s Show-busiest Couple!’  We kicked off our marvellous month-long European Honeymoon Tour with the Helsinki Burlesque Festival, and we would love to share it with you! (Disclaimer: this journal in no way attempts to speak for everyone else’s experience; it is simply a glimpse of the festival through our […]

Interview: The Rise and Rise of the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

Interview: The Rise and Rise of the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

The Helsinki Burlesque Festival, now in its seventh year, is one of the trendiest and increasingly high profile events on the burlesque calendar and attracts a steady stream of burlesque heavyweight headliners, including Dirty Martini, Angie Pontani, Tigger!, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, and burlesque legends Satan’s Angel and Isis Starr.  This year, […]

Minnie Tonka's European Tour Diary, Spring 2013.

Minnie Tonka’s European Tour Diary, Spring 2013.

The fabulous Minnie Tonka shares her European burlesque adventures… This spring, I embarked on a month-long European tour. I’ve been touring extensively nationally and internationally since 2010, but this was my first time performing in Europe and my first time touring on my own. I was so excited! Germany, Italy, and Finland – let’s ROCK! […]

Behind the Scenes at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival with Tinker Bell.

Behind the Scenes at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival with Tinker Bell.

Set designer Tinker Bell takes us behind the scenes at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival… My name is Tinker Bell and I am, in about equal amounts, a burlesque performer and a set designer from Helsinki, Finland. Theatre was my first love, but as we all know, burlesque has that peculiar tendency to take over all […]

Kaylin Idora at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

Kaylin Idora at the Helsinki Burlesque Festival

Celebrated burlesque photographer Kaylin Idora shares her Helsinki Burlesque Festival experience… I’ve been to Helsinki, Finland a lot of times. Probably more than anyone realises. Way before I knew anything about burlesque shows going on there. Long story short: a few years ago some friends invited me to ‘come hang out’ and check out some […]

LouLou D'Vil's Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

LouLou D’vil’s Helsinki Burlesque Festival Diary

The absurdly gorgeous LouLou D’vil (BHoF Best Debut 2011) shares her Helsinki Burlesque Festival experience… The 5th Helsinki Burlesque Festival, 16th – 18th February. Thursday 16th February The day started perfectly. The sun was shining, the coffee tasted like velvet and I had packed almost everything. Almost. It became clear that my new costume was […]