The 4th North Wales Burlesque & Cabaret Festival kicks off on Friday 26th January 2018 with the final of the Seren Yn Codi / Rising Star. Hosted by comedy magic double act Erwyd & Gatling and their unique brand of sorcery, skills and silliness; the six highest scoring acts from October’s semi-final return to face each other one last time. Also appearing on Friday will be Seedy Frills, Bonnie Boux and Black Veil Tribal.
Saturday is home to a whole host of amazing workshops including Killer Heels, Hairstyling, Don’t Feed the Trolls (dealing with negativity in a digital world), Beginners Burlesque and Dealing with Stage Fright and Anxiety. The master class is Body Confidence and Burlesque with Fifi Von Tassel.
The Saturday night Voodoo show is hosted by Erwyd and features Ana Kiss, Kitty Von Crypt, Dave Diamond, Foxee Stole, Winnie Pelteez, Fifi Von Tassel, Bonnie Boux, Nula Hula, the Calamity Twins, Kiki Mellek, Scarlet Butterfly, and Victor and the Bully
“Why Voodoo? The word conjures up a lot of different images in people’s minds. But for us it means the controlling of others using an external force. And in the 21st Century that external force is the media. Newspapers, TV, magazines, social media, radio, blogs, vlogs and even those little stickers people randomly put on bus shelters. They tell us what clothes to wear, what size we should be, what to do with our hair, what car to drive and even who we should and should not be afraid of.
In the words of Alice Cooper: “Your world full of creeps Zombies walk the street 9 to 5 barely alive Have a beer go to sleep And start all over again” The worst part is we believe we’re doing it all out of choice. But if this were true why are we becoming increasingly unhappy? Our mental health is deteriorating. Depression, eating disorders and suicide rates are on the rise. In fact, latest figures show that female suicide rates in the UK are at their highest for a decade. Voodoo is our little way of saying ‘NO!’ to this mass media and ‘YES!’ to friendship, love, fun and support. Top name acts from around the world will be performing to say no to this negativity and fight against the media stereotypes. Join the revolution!”
The festival is for over 18s only.
The full festival ticket includes access to all areas of the festival and can be purchased via the link below:
Jay was in the news recently, when he was revealed as the official Conwy Tournament Wizard.
THERE is a new Wizard in town and he is hoping Conwy will fall under his spell.
Conwy Chamber of Trade have named award winning magician Jay Gatling as the official Conwy Tournament Wizard; the tournament is coming to the town in June. The historical re-enactment event will feature a “throng” of knights, nobles, Vikings, musicians, actors, jugglers, merchants and jesters.
Jay, a Llandudno based magician, received news of his prestigious title this week and swiftly tweeted images of his new wizarding robes.
He said: “I couldn’t believe it. The news came completely out of the blue.
The Conwy Wizard will be appearing at the Tournament this summer. As well as the Wizard, the event will feature over 300 re-enactors, jousting knights, travelling fools, minstrels and Erwyd le Fol the Conwy Jester
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