Friday, 16 December 2011

Eastbourne Festival 2012

Plans for the 2012 festival are now well under way, with the programme of events looking to be even more exciting than last year. The festival programme will feature, amongst many others:
  • Fringe 2012  so far:
    • The Happening:  for the second year running The Happening will once again entertain & bemuse us with its exploration of eclectic underground art forms which combine mixed media entertainment, live performance art & music.
    • The Grand Éclair:  for one afternoon only this pop up event will be making its début appearance with a bijou & intimate Parisian inspired afternoon tea.  Served in a decadent, velvet festooned, tiny Raj Marquee.  Each 60 minute experience includes tea & cakes, static art plus a live tableau vivant or a Parisian inspired chanteuse.  Limited tickets for scheduled viewing, each ticket is valid for 60 minuets.
    • Streets of Eastbourne: Following the success of the 2011 festival launch event, this year’s event will host not one but two stages showcasing a variety of performances including music, dance, theatre, poetry & story telling ditties; plus street dance, hoopla & poi performances & workshops.  A vibrant street market will meander along the high street linking the two performance stages. There will also be an information stall where you can pick up your festival brochures or book tickets for some of the festival events.
    • Boudoir Burlesque: Another festival regular, the Boudoir Burlesque team will once again showcase the “Boudoir Belles” & the town’s favourite darlings “The Pretty Little Horse Breakers”, who will be performing their 2012 selection of beautifully choreographed routines before they head off into the sunset to perform on the summer festival circuit.  Eagerly awaited by the ladies a very special appearance by “The Chaps” an all male cheeky burlesque routine.
    • Boudoir Burlesque will present live music & in house DJs dropping quality tunes till the wee hours. If this was not enough, there will be a mini burlesque boutique & a burlesque inspired photo booth & costume area where you & your friends can immortalise yourselves as dandies or burlesque beauties!  A professional photographer will shoot & print your photo there & then for a suggested donation per head, proceeds of which will go to Breast Cancer Awareness.
    • Also in support of this charity some beautiful ladies will be circulating the venue peddling moustaches of a certain distinction & garters to be worn above the knee! Please give generously.
  • More info on the following in our next blog
  • Artists Open Houses Event:
  • Festival treats:
  • Towner Gallery:

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