On Sunday, Hebden Bridge Town Hall will host THE BURLESQUE BAZAAR - a full day of shopping and performances, hosted by Festival favourite, the flirtatious, lyrical lothario and seasoned comic raconteur Stage Door Johnny.
The Burlesque Bazaar runs 11am - 5pm. Admission is on the door by donation. No need to prebook, just rock up to Hebden Bridge Town Hall, anytime between 11 and 5.
Sunday daytime there will be more workshops (schedule announced in Jan) plus a brand new event for HBBF: A round table discussion of feminism and the politics of burlesque performance, I AM WOMAN - HEAR ME PHWOAR! Dr Ellen Wright (aka Snappy O’Shea), Lecturer in Cinema and Television History at De Montfort University, chairs a panel discussion with performers and the producers of HBBF. The panel will feature invited guest panelists Dr Clare Nally, author of “Twenty-first Century Feminism: Forming and Performing Femininity” and “Naked Exhibitionism: Gendered Performance and Public Exposure” and Dr Jacki Willson, author of “Being Gorgeous: Feminism, Sexuality and the Pleasures of the Visual” and “The Happy Stripper: Pleasures and Politics of the New Burlesque”.
Please note - this is an unticketed pay-what-you-like event. Just arrive at the venue 20 minutes before the start time. Watch this space for venue details coming soon.
The Festival closes on Sunday evening with HEBDEN BRIDGE BURLESQUE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE - a veritable smorgasbord of talent, featuring invited guests from outside the UK, representing the finest acts from Burlesque stages across the globe. Host for the closing event is ‘The Songbird of Trafalgar Square’, host of the Edinburgh Festival sell out hit, Another Fucking Variety Show, Lili La Scala. The full lineup for the International Showcase will be announced in the new year.
11am-5pm – THE BURLESQUE BAZAAR Shopping event at Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Waterfront Hall)
2pm - 3:30pm - I AM WOMAN - HEAR ME PHWOAR! (A round table discussion of feminism and the politics of burlesque performance) at Hebden Bridge Town Hall (Terrace Room)
8pm INTERNATIONAL SHOWCASE and closing night party
WORKSHOPS with selected festival performers at Hebden Bridge Town Hall. Click HERE for the full workshop schedule.
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