I’d like to thank everyone that came along and squeezed into the Red Lion Hotel to see Helles Belles last night. We had over 80 (I think the final count was 83!) cheeky souls attend. Wow! We had a blast performing for y’all.
A very big thank you to our fabulous new compare Baby Berlin. Baby completely smashed it. Hats off to our Stage Fairy Aby who always gets stuck in and does a wonderful job. Plus the wonderful tunes from DJ Sukie who sadly couldn’t make it down. Ruth stepped up to the plate and managed the music for the night so cheers Ruth! Also Glen who was our door man. Finally, thanks to our resident photographer. There will be some photos flying out from all my social media orifices as soon at the top notch Just Jaq sends em over.
I’m popping back to Red Lion tomorrow to have a chat with the Manager. I think a regular night may be on our hands…. I know the venue layout probably needs a change around but it’s an exciting development for the Belles!
If you’re dying for some more burlesque til that’s confirmed we’ll be at the Great Gatsby Bar Night at Tea & Sympathy next month! Find out more here.
I’m hosting a workshop as my alter ego Fanny Darling, from the Essex based Burlesque group Helles Belles. I’ll be teaching local ladies how to make their very own fascinators.
Join me for a tongue in cheek workshop learning the technique to creating a stunning head piece with feathers, mesh, flowers or sequins.
You will be shown a variety of techniques and Fanny has templates for mini top hats, tear drop shapes, pillbox hats or you can experiment and try something new!
£15 per person, including all materials
Places limited, please secure your place by paying a deposit in the shop.
Date: Tuesday 21 May
Time: 7:30 - 9.30pm
Location: 15 Queen Street , CO1 2PH
RSVP: on Facebook
For May we are making bloomers with local burlesque dancer Holly High Heels from Helles Belles Burlesque. We will provide the needles, thread, and those bits and bobs to get you started. We also have a huge bag of random fabric you can rummage through! Please bring along some silky or lovely fabric to make your bloomers with. The staple ELVIS will be playing and there will be plenty of tea and coffee.
If you’ve got a haberdashery project you are working on, please bring it along. We’d love to see what you’ve been creating.
Our sessions are all about dedicating one night of the month to getting crafty with local ladies and gents.