Sunday, 23 March 2014

B**ches Be Cray...

Once again I've been a little lax in writing my blog - sorry! However the title is thanks to the gorgeous Chrys Columbine - I promised I'd use it, and so I have!

Well, I've had a lot of lovely shows at House of Magic and Proud Cabaret, and hung out with some lovely people!

On Thursday I started an aerial hoop course at My Aerial Home and learned 'Man In The Moon', 'Amazon' and 'Hocks-on-Top'. I also learned two different ways of getting onto the hoop and only fell off once, so I call that a win! I can't wait for next week. I'm still keeping up with trapeze as well, but it's hoop that I've always wanted to do and I love it.

Photos of various shows to follow...

With Abby Drake at House of Magic, being photo-bombed by Elliot Mason

Joe Morose's new look at Proud Cabaret


Mirror Picture! With Mister Meredith, Taz Zebrowski, Betsy Rose, Michael Standen and Jolie Papillon!

I love the City at night...


Crazy Face Selfies! With Chrys Columbine, Joe Morose and Leah Debrincat!

Selfie with the Birthday Girl Adama!

Shopping for Cabaret Performers...

Mirror Picture! With Joe Morose, Chrys Columbine, Adama, Taz Zebrowski, Leah Debrincat and Betsy Rose!

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Hanging Out...

Last week saw the inaugural Monday Funday meeting! Monday is a) the worst day of the week, and b) practically Cabaret Saturday, so why not have a celebration! 

In The Cheshire Cat (one of the oldest pubs in London!) With Antonia Lynch, Taz Zebrowski, Ruby Deshabille, Ben Carpenter, Joe Morose and Chastity Belt!

Zebrowski Photography was on hand to get some suitably artsy pictures of the night!


Erm... yep.

Such a fun night with a great group of people - here's to many more Monday Funday shenanigans!

At the weekend I joined the cast of The Burlesque Show for the evening in Epsom! It's been such a long time since I've performed with The Ministry of Burlesque and it was so lovely to spend some time with friends I've not seen for far too long.



Selfies!! With Frankie Lynn, Alexandra Hofgartner, Kittie Klaw and Abi Collins!

So, last week, Antonia and I went along to a Trapeze induction, and this week we started lessons properly! I love it - it's so much fun, and I remembered to take pictures!! Amanda is such a wonderful teacher; funny and patient and clear; I'm so excited to learn more!


|Antonia *nailing* it on Trapeze!


Trapeze times!

Trapeze injury! A Hello Kitty plaster makes it all better though!

After trapeze I headed across to Balham to a lovely pub called Hagen and Hyde where Chastity Belt was hosting a pub quiz for another Monday Funday! Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the night, but I think this about sums it up...


Monday, 3 March 2014

Rockin' and a-Rollin'

Oo-eck, I forgot a blog last week!! In my defence I had a terrible cold and all the plans I had for the beginning of the week were written off and replaced with a slanket and a cup of tea, then I forgot to take any pictures at various shows, and you know I like to share lots of pictures!

I took myself for a day out around The British Museum: Reading about Drama History and saw The Rosetta Stone!

So - what have I been up to? Well, I made the New Years Resolution to try more new things - I wasn't more specific because I tend to fail on specifics, but one of the new things I really wanted to try was Aerial Classes. I did a short trapeze course several years ago but I severed a tendon in my hand and obviously had to stop that! I have to admit I was a bit concerned about going back to it as a) I wasn't sure how my hand would hold up under pressure (answer: quite well but it hurt the next day!) and b) my upper body strength is non-existent!!

However: I popped along to a taster trapeze class with Antonia and we had a blast! I've signed up to an Aerial Hoop course starting in a couple of weeks time and until then we're planning on going once a week for basic lessons to build up our strength and skills before the course starts! Eek - I'm so excited!

Not me... yet :P

I had a few lovely shows over the last couple of weeks as well - Saturday at Proud Cabaret was my favourite though; the line-up was fabulous, and the third act was especially epic! I opened with Shake It Doll to ACDC, Ruby Deshabille performed her Kashmir Fan Dance, Leah Debrincat was dancing to The Prodigy and Missy Fatale closed Kabarett Verboten, to Aphex Twin before Joe Morose sang Sympathy For The Devil as a finale! It was the most upbeat, ridiculous third set ever and we loved it! Backstage was great fun too with such a lovely group of people and we spent most of the night in fits of giggles (especially difficult in a corset or similarly tight fitting costume!)

Mirror Picture! With Missy Fatale, Alex (chef!) Leah Debrincat, Taz Zebrowski, Joe Morose and Ruby Deshabille!


Selfies Night! With Ruby Deshabille, Missy Fatale, Leah Debrincat, Joe Morose, Naimah and Adama!

Mini Leah!!

I think that's about it for now - I have a lovely week ahead and will try to remember to take lots of pictures this time!

Final Picture - my pointe shoe collection!