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Last Performance Dates of 2017


Well, here are some dates for your diaries!

Kitten Von Mew, Santa and Stratford Wyevale Manager at their preview event.

12th November 11.30am – Snitterfield Hall (near Stratford upon Avon), singing to raise money for Army Widow’s Association.

30th November 4.30pm – Singing a mix of vintage and festive songs at Wyevale Garden Centre, Warwick Rd, Stratford upon Avon.

2nd December (time TBC) – Christmas Fayre at St.James’ Parish Church, Snitterfield. Between 2 and 4pm I will be singing a selection of Christmas songs.

3rd December 3.30pm – More festive songs at Snitterfield Village Hall, this time at the Fairtrade Fair!

8th (3pm) and 9th (5.40pm) December – I will be singing a short set at the Stratford Upon Avon Christmas Festival, raising money for Combat Stress. This will be on the main stage in Wood Street.

21st December 3pm – Singing some Christmas crooners at The Forteas in Stratford upon Avon. I will bring my Combat Stress collection tin with me!

All dates are health permitting, of course 🙂

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Stratford upon Avon Christmas Festival 2017


I am proud to announce that I have been asked to perform at the Stratford Christmas Festival this year! I will be taking to the main stage on Wood Street with other entertainers throughout the event.

Kitten von Mew with one of Santa’s reindeer

My slots are 3 pm on Friday 8th December and 5.40 pm on the Saturday, so head on over for some festive tunes!

There will be heaps going on, including the Christmas market and food stalls.

As I am not charging a fee to sing, I will be collecting for my chosen charity COMBAT STRESS. This amazing organisation raises money for veterans dealing with depression and post traumatic stress. As someone who battles depression myself, I know how important it is to get the right help and support for this invisible illness.

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Contemporary Arts Fair in Stratford upon Avon


Today (04/11/17) we just nipped into this free Contemporary Arts Fair at the town hall, in Stratford upon Avon. It is well worth a visit if you are in the area. With free admission (which is very rare with anything nowadays), there’s jewellery, paintings, ceramics, leather, wood work and more.

Upstairs there were more vendors, but also a wonderful pop up tea shop serving yummy cakes, tea and coffee. They had the most beautiful gold tea sets and the cakes we sampled (chocolate and some Stollen) were really fresh.

My highlight was Becky Paton and her gorgeous mosaics. As well as the larger pieces to break hearts and bank accounts, there were more purse friendly items such as Christmas decorations, brooches and clips. I bought this wonderful dragonfly!

The show is open today and Sunday, with more info available HERE.

Wyevale Garden Centre Christmas Preview


Join me at Stratford upon Avon’s Wyevale Garden Centre on 26th October 2017 for their special Christmas preview event. Not only do you get a free glass of prosecco at the door, but Santa will be walking around the store AND I’ll be singing some vintage and festive songs to get you all in the spirit!

My performance will be at 5.30pm and there will also be special tastings in the restaurant and special offers around the shop!

So if you just can’t wait for Halloween to be over to hear a bit of Jingle Bells, then head to Wyevale Garden Centre next week! Peruse this year’s decorations, gaze at the twinkling lights, pat the animatronic reindeer, get on Santa’s good list and shop to Christmas songs.

Hogwarts Themed Wedding Shoot


Back in March I was lucky enough to be part of a collaborative shoot, organised by Ruth and Sheena of Emily’s Best Travelling Traditional Sweet Shop!

With a Halloweeny… Harry Potteresque theme, I jumped at the chance to get involved! Having not had the exciting bit of trying on loads of bridal gowns for my own wedding, this was also the perfect opportunity to feed that little yearning too.

Gemma Williams was a wonderful photographer, as you can see from the images.

Daisy and Fred created an epic Snitch themed cake, Jamball and Kerry Gold made some wonderful fabric and paper bouquets adorned with charms and Harry Potter references, Jen Hogmany Melchett upcycled some wonderful heels with big velvet bows and Marauder’s Map fabric, All Things Lucy handmade some stunning headdresses, Rosie Red Corsetry brought a mouth watering collection of gowns that I wanted to take home, Sarah Russell was makeup artist and went for a much more natural style than I am used to but super-wild hair, Shelsey Herbs and Flowers brought stunning flowers and foliage, M Style did the theming and there were more people than I can list helping out.

A double page spread of this wonderful bridal shoot has been featured in Issue 83 of Vintage Life Magazine!

RIP Hugh Hefner


Well, if there is an afterlife, I wonder whether he will find it boring compared to what he created in his lifetime?!

Hugh Hefner has died at the respectable age of 91. An entrepreneur and iconic figure for his entire life, the Playboy Clubs, magazines, models, girlfriends, wives and Playboy Bunnies have been part of our lives since 1953. You only have to see the logo to know exactly what it is and represents.

I watched Girls of the Playboy Mansion religiously, with its dog poo littered carpets and girlfriends in various stages of further education; it was a bit of a mad house. They were given opportunities that some could only dream of, yet with it came rules such as curfews, no boyfriends and much more.

I respected Heff for the fact he built this amazing Playboy empire and was able to set all these rules for his harem around his own needs and desires. He treated them like girlfriends and daughters respectively, but you could sense the invisible wall he put between himself and the girls in the house. Hefner craved the attention and sexy women that had made him famous, but still wanted to be thought of as the world’s most famous bachelor (apart from being married).

Playboy won’t be the same without its founder, but I wonder how it will change now he is gone?

RIP Hefner xxx

Kitten Von Mew by Lee Parker Photography

Welshpool 1940’s Weekend 2017


This Saturday I will be performing at Welshpool 1940’s Weekend in Wales. I’ve never been before, so very much looking forward to seeing the event! It looks like it will be full of military vehicles, stalls, entertainment and even the light railway has gotten involved this year!

See me perform on 30th September in Hall Street at 1.30pm and 3pm. I will also be hosting a vintage stall in the town hall all day!

For more information, please visit their website HERE