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July 4, 2016

British Burlesque History: A Peek at the Past inside The Britannia Panopticon

Contemporary burlesque has reached far and wide across the globe. Festivals and shows worldwide host thousands of performers every year, bringing glitter, glamour, weirdness, fun and humour to new stages and audiences around the world. It’s easy to get swept up in the ever-changing world of neo-burlesque, but it’s also crucial to look back at [...]

June 5, 2016

The ABC Burly-Q Book Review

As summer approaches, many of our readers will be getting packed up for their holidays , so why not get stocked up on some burlesque-reading, to while away the hours whilst you sit sipping cocktails in the shade of a palm tree by the pool? This month, we’ve put together a little review of some [...]

May 1, 2016

Learning Burlesque: Boost Your Confidence with our Top Tips

Many of the ladies we meet who are new to burlesque, whether they’re beginners in our weekly classes or ladies who attend our burlesque hen parties, feel a little nervous or unsure of what to expect. Do I have to get naked? Will other people be staring at me? How do I look sexy and [...]

February 14, 2016

Burlesque: Steal that Style for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine’s Day upon us, are you all ready for romance? Whether you’re planning a fancy evening out or a saucy night in, why not take some inspiration from the world of burlesque… Dressed to the Nines Your Valentine has promised to take you out somewhere special, but what is a girl to wear? You [...]

January 29, 2016

2016: Your Year Ahead in Burlesque

The new year is now underway, but what have you got planned for your burlesque calendar in 2016? The beginning of the year is often a quiet time in the performance year, so it’s a good time to take stock, make the most of any extra free time and get down to some planning and [...]

January 1, 2016

Happy New Year from the Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret

Wishing you all a sparkly, gin-soaked fabulous new year from the Academy of Burlesque & Cabaret! 2015 was an amazing year here at the ABC, so we thought we would wrap up the old year and get the new year off to a high-kicking start, with a round-up of our burlescapades over the last twelve [...]

December 1, 2015

The ABC Beginner Guide: How to make Ostrich Fans – Part 3

Welcome back to our exclusive mini-series, on how to make your own set of ostrich plume fans. So far, we’ve gone through materials and tools needed, preparing your staves and feathers and mounting the feathers onto the staves. You might think that’s you finished, but the final touches and some extra embellishments can make all [...]

November 24, 2015

The ABC Beginner Guide: How to make Ostrich Fans – Part 2

Welcome back to our DIY guide to making your own set of feather fans. If you missed Part 1, you’ll need to start there, so check out our last blog here. Next, we are moving on to preparing your feathers and beginning to assemble your fans. STEP 2: Preparing Your Feathers Before you start gluing [...]