Talulah Blue appearing at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza, by Neil Kendall

Photos: 12 Sizzling Burlesque Starlets Spicing up Sheffield

The array of dazzling divas taking the stage at the Sheffield Burlesque and Cabaret Extravaganza this month are a sumptuous feast for the eyes, captured exquisitely here by some of the finest burlesque photographers in the UK. Renowned for boasting a first rate lineup of burlesque and cabaret stars year on year, The Velvet Burlesque […]

Review: Burlesque Noir, Starring Tempest Storm (Blackpool, UK)

Review: Burlesque Noir, Starring Tempest Storm (Blackpool, UK)

[wp-review] When it was announced at the beginning of the year that Burlesque Noir 2015 would be held at Blackpool’s Tower Ballroom my heart skipped a beat. When the announcement of Tempest Storm as headliner was released I nearly fainted, then made my way happily to the booking page, credit card in hand. For anyone […]

Mimi Amore at the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival 2014. ©Ravey Davey

Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival Prepares for Striptastic Third Year

The Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival has defied opposition and obstacles and steadily grown from a low key two day event to one of Europe’s biggest burlesque festivals. The festival is the brainchild of two Yorkshire women – Heidi Bang Tidy and Lady Wildflower – who launched the event in 2013 as a celebration of diversity which brings […]

In Pictures: Kinky & Quirky's Burlesque Ball

In Pictures: Kinky & Quirky’s Burlesque Ball

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 […]

Showgirl Problems: Producing Pedigree Burlesque in Hebden Bridge

Showgirl Problems: Producing Pedigree Burlesque in Hebden Bridge

Jessickah Walsh speaks to Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival producers Heidi Bang Tidy and Lady Wildflower (with honorary showgirl Neil Kendall) about the challenges of producing pedigree burlesque shows in the UK… In a recent independent study (me, sat listening in to people’s conversations on the train) it was found that Hebden Bridge is famed for […]