7th Annual London Burlesque Festival 2013

That’s American Boylesque star Smokin McQueen paying tribute to the legendary Josephine Baker, by doing his very own male version of her famous banana dance routine.

London Burlesque Festival 2013

 

This is an example of the several avant-garde acts you will be entertained by when you visit the London Burlesque Festival. I can’t even begin to tell you what a fantastic event this is, just like all such events run by Burlesque King Chaz Royal. Google him to read his interviews.

London Burlesque Festival 2013

One man’s mission to keep showcasing Burlesque in the spotlight, while maintaining  consistency with several regular events and supporting both British and international talent, is proving to be a massive success!

London Burlesque Festival 2013

Now in it’s 7th year, London Burlesque Festival is known as the world’s greatest  showcase of international Burlesque talent. Ten sizzling evenings of sultry entertainment from 10th until 19th May 2013 will make this event the largest international Burlesque festival of it’s kind!

London Burlesque Festival 2013

With a packed schedule of high profile events, celebrity following and a loyal expanding fan base, London Burlesque Festival showcases the most eclectic and diverse acts in the genre. From sexy and sensual to twisted and bizarre, erotic and risqué to funny and cheeky, circus artists, novelty acts with classic and new strip tease.. and everything in between, I can guarantee you that you’d have a great time. So why not get your friends and family together as well?

london burlesque festival 2013

Dress to impress and join the fun at the world’s most extravagant celebration of Burlesque in each of its exotic forms! Please Click Here for tickets and more details. 

london burlesque festival 2013

The London Burlesque Festival audience is a mix of regular cabaret enthusiasts and curious newcomers, who appreciate the finest in burlesque performers as well as the sheer glamour and tastefully risqué entertainment.  I’ve always had a great time when I attended.

london burlesque festival 2013

 

Last year at the World Burlesque Games hosted by Chaz Royal at Scala London, I met loads of interesting people including a couple who invited me to their home for a threesome (she was dressed as a showgirl and he, as a sailor!) and a pretty English rose dressed as a  1950s housewife who told me she wouldn’t mind turning a blind eye if I cheated when we are married.

london burlesque festival 2013

I was also groped and kissed by a few tipsy girls and their gay friends, and ended up backstage with the Burlesque stars, then went home with a gorgeous transsexual (she looked like a porn star!) I met at the event who told me s(h)e wasn’t a fan of my work but had  always fantasised about having sex with me. That was a great night! OK, so getting back to matters…    

london burlesque festival 2013

LBF 2013 has a limited number of media passes available for select events. If you would like to attend the festival as a journalist or press photographer, please Click Here and email your request by 1st May. 

london burlesque festival 2013

If you are a photographer who would like to attend for commercial or promotional purposes, LBF has a limited number of photo passes for sale and a licensing release form will be issued for use of all images taken. Please contact for further details.

See below for more images and and visit the LBF website for more details.

 

 

Author: Emmanuel Ray

Nominee, London Personality of the Year 2012 (London Lifestyle Awards). Winner, Fashion Icon of the Year 2011 (Fashions Finest Awards, UK).

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