Delicious - The 2010 Event
This show is a day and night event held at Derby LIVE Assembly Rooms on the 31st July 2010 and is billed as ‘The UK’s Greatest Burlesque Experience’. The opening times will be from 2pm and closing at 2am the following morning. As well as a fantastic performance line-up, we will also have over 50 burlesque trading stalls, 2 bars and food outlets. The centrepiece of the Delicious event will be possibly one of the most diverse and biggest shows of its type in the country, which will include an array of international and home-based artistes capable of demonstrating the rich diversity of the burlesque art-form at the highest level. The superbly equipped venue gives us the ability to offer a rare opportunity to see possibly the most dramatic and breathtaking aerial shows in the world. The ground based shows feature a mixture of both traditional and neo-burlesque performances encompassing comic, cheesecake, en-pointe, fan-dancing and even live operatic performances. Stunning visuals will be combined with vocal performances, with state-of the art sound and light accompaniment, and all presented to you and hosted by two of the country's leading compères. We do not believe a show of this diversity and scale has ever been staged in the UK, and we can promise that our guests will leave the night having been treated to some of the best performances they are ever likely to see. Every performer has been hand-picked for a particular skill, talent or signature routine..... ‘Delicious’ just doesn't begin to describe what is in store on the 31st July 2010.
Delicious will be held annually, and will showcase one of the best and most diverse line-ups of burlesque and cabaret talent ever seen in a single UK show. The festival style 12 hour structure will be accompanied by a huge selection of traders, plus Burlesque Tuition and Skills Workshops by Ministry of Burlesque and Beatrix Von Bourbon, a Newcomers competition, DJs and a live band. It will quite simply be one of the most spectacular burlesque cabaret events in the 2010 UK calendar. Delicious will be aimed at no particular “scene” or “group”, instead it will be an event which will be universally attractive to all lovers of burlesque, circus and cabaret entertainment. It will have a “formal” evening dress code from 7pm designed to appeal to all, whilst ensuring a high standard of attire from all guests.
The Promoters - The event is a joint venture between State of the Art Promotions and Heresy n Heelz Productions. SOTAP are a large scale national events management company who have run many festival style events including the State of The Art International Tattoo, Body Art & Music Festival and will be the main promoter and event organiser. Heresy n Heelz Productions run burlesque events particularly aimed at alternative cultures, with some very high profile line‐ups and attendances in excess of 300. They will be responsible for the full stage production and all other live entertainment/workshops. The event will be jointly marketed by SOTAP and Heresy n Heelz.
Supporting Features - We wish to offer the best possible value for money for our guests, and to ensure this, we want them to be spoilt for choice from arrival to going home. The Great Hall and Concourse areas of the venue will accommodate 60 traders offering a diverse variety of products likely to appeal to the wide range of guests that we are likely to attract. A “Newcomers” Competition, judged by an expert panel, will run on the main stage early on in the evening to find an up-coming performer who, as part of their prize, will get to perform their routine as part of the main feature. Leading performers will offer both tuition and practical workshops and a leading UK photographic studio will offer professional photo shoots of guests in all their finery (not to mention be on the look out for new models)! Delicious will have something for everyone and it is unlikely that a single night quite like this has ever been attempted before in the UK.
Media & Sponsorship - As you would expect, we will be engaging with a wide variety of online, magazine, radio and TV media in order to give this event maximum publicity and it will also benefit from some high level partners and sponsorship. Vendors can expect considerable publicity both before and after the show from numerous sources. The event will be heavily promoted and supported by Ministry of Burlesque.
TomMac Photography - Beatrix Von Bourbon
Tom Mac is the alias of London Photographer Tom MacDonald. By day Tom is a still life photographer working in a prestigious Mayfair auction house, but in his spare time he is drawn to the quirkier things in life.
Tas Kyprianou - Beatrix Von Bourbon
Tas Kyprianou - Kittie Klaw
Michael Lau - Kittie Klaw
Jessica Dobbs - Roxy Velvet
Sally Rose Photography - Miss Pink & Fluffy
Karl Bright - Rosie Lugosi
Holly Fairclough - Rosie Lugosi
Bernd Eidenmüller - Beatrix Von Bourbon
Sabine Schönberger - Beatrix Von Bourbon