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First World War Commemorative Day at Leamington FC

First World War Commemorative Day at Leamington FC

Thank you to all who attended and supported! I had a wonderful time and thoroughly enjoyed listening to the ukulele group and performing for you. It made my day being part of the grand procession on to the football pitch and singing God Save the Queen before the match!

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WW1 Commemorative Day at Leamington FC


I am really looking forward to this event! A commemorative day looking back on the First World War, there will be plenty to entertain and inform audiences young and old. I will be singing some 1940’s numbers (I know!), but there will be a couple of WW1 classics in there too.

So come along to Leamington Football Club’s WW1 Commemorative Day this Sunday!

Welshpool 40’s Weekend 2018

Welshpool 40’s Weekend 2018

This wonderful event is back for another year! Entertainment, vintage stalls, reenactors, vehicles and more throughout the weekend (29th and 30th September).

I will be singing in the town hall at 11.30am and 2.30pm on Saturday only. I will also be hosting a vintage stall, selling off some of my own personal collection of 1940’s clothing in the hall too!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again!

Southam Retro Revival 2018

Southam Retro Revival 2018

This coming Sunday (23rd September) I will be singing and hosting a stall at Southam Retro Revival!

With entertainment, vintage vehicles, stalls and more, it sounds like this will be a yearly spectacle that will get bigger and bigger!

I’m looking forward to seeing the lovely Betsy Harmony again and all the other acts I haven’t watched yet!

I love the fact that there are dedicated children’s activities, really making this a wonderful family event.

Goodwood Revival 2018


So Goodwood Revival was (yet again) epic. It isn’t just an amazing event because of the classic racing cars. Although in jaw-dropping outfits, the event isn’t even about the wonderful public for me personally. For those who have been to Revival, you would’ve seen the Glam Cab Girls, lindy hop dancers in the champagne marquee, the parading singing trios, the Goodwood Chars, Garland Girls on the Grid, Forge Formby, the meticulously themed areas, St. Trinians girls and sooooooooo many other roaming acts. Rain or shine they will be full of smiles, full of character and ready to entertain. It could be heatwave, it could be freezing, they are there (bar the child actors) from 7.30am until 5.30pm every day of the event. So now who looks after those entertainers? The Goodwood Actors Guild, hair and makeup artists (from beehives to fake moustaches and prosthetics), the costume department (mending, making, creating and organising). Most of these people are actually at the event from around 5am til very late, making sure everything is as good as they can, whilst preparing for the next day. Lets not forget the security teams, chaperones, first aiders and everyone else that helps make Goodwood run so beautifully. I was proud to be part of this hard working team…right until I got a crippling migraine on Sunday, which floored me for the rest of the show.

This year I was lucky enough to be a character host with Graeme (Forge Formby) at the Duke of Richmond’s Ball! It was a Steampunk themed affair, so I am being rather modest when I say I NEARLY FLIPPING WET MYSELF AT THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THIS. Dressed in my Mary Coggins outfit (huzzah! I remembered the rocket pack!), Graeme became my Burt and we welcomed the guests, along with a gaggle of exquisitely dressed actors that set the scene. Even the waiting staff were dressed in Steampunk outfits.

So here are a few photos of what I got up to. Apologies for the lack of racing cars, I had plans for Sunday but those were scuppered due to my eyeballs being kickboxed by my brain.

 

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Assisting a photographer, whilst he fished around in his bag for a photo he took of me a few years back!

 

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With the hilarious Dolly and Gracie

 

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Singing in The Mess after the champagne toast at 11.30am

 

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A quick cheeky selfie on the Saturday morning.

 

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Helping raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund by warbling a few 1940’s songs outside

 

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What Katie Did…Saving Kitten von Mew‘s bacon at Goodwood since 2009! Another ladder, another gorgeous pair of seamed tights. I’m loving the red contrast seams!

 

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Tractor totty! Who said pinups are just for aircraft!

 

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Chatting to Derek Bell outside the Driver’s Club

 

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The Driver’s Club theme this year was a farm. Complete with sheep, chickens and these gorgeous piggies! I could just eat them!

 

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Posing with the actual motorbike Steve McQueen rode in The Great Escape!

 

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Kitten von Mew and Forge Formby having a giggle in the Drivers Club

 

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My wonderful Saturday chaperones!

 

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Being interviewed for a European classic car magazine.

 

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Posing in front of a WWII Mustang aircraft. Absolutely amazing warbird!

 

 

 

 

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One of my steampunk hat creations being worn for the Goodwood Ball!

 

 

 

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Simon, the chap on the far right is also incredibly talented. He created his own costume AND made the Duke’s using Sue’s design!

 

 

 

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Mary Coggins and Sue, the amazing lady who runs the GAG department, designed the waiting staff costumes AND the Duke of Richmond’s Steampunk outfit. Insanely talented, plus she was kind enough to put me up when I had the migraine.

 

Asylum Steampunk Festival – Part 2


As promised, here are some more of my photographs from this incredible Steampunk event. I was anchored to Lincoln Castle, so didn’t get so see other areas of the city in action, but my days were still full of wonder as you will now see. Sunday was a washout all day, but it certainly didn’t dampen our spirits. I even had people dancing in the rain whilst I was on stage! In regards to my outfit, I made the little plaid jacket, matching bag and hats (Bird Nest fascinator and Cheshire Cat mini topper). The bolt of fabric used (and on the little topper hat modeled by Betsy with the brolly) was the same used on Sherlock. My leather corset belt was custom made for me a few years ago, for the Steampunk Dr. Sketchy in Birmingham. I am thrilled to be able to wear it again! Betsy’s little fur is an original Victorian child’s capelette, whilst mine is original 1940’s.

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Lincoln Steampunk Asylum 2018 – Part 1

Lincoln Steampunk Asylum 2018 – Part 1

This year I had the honour of being part of the world’s largest steampunk event! Taking place in areas within Lincoln city, I was based at Lincoln Castle. The setting was stunning, the people incredibly friendly and the outfits unbelievable. I am doing this in 2 parts as I have so many photos! I will also post some video when I have a bit of time too!

I was dressed in my Mary Coggins outfit on the first day (but forgot my flipping rocket pack! What a twit!!!), the second day was cold and rainy, so I wore a more subdued brown ensemble, whilst on the last day I donned my Haberdasher’s costume!

If you recognise yourself or friends in the photos then PLEASE get in touch so that I can title them correctly!

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My first big sale was my Apothecary Hat to this wonderful young gent!

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Witch way did the Warlock go?

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Becca Calver showing Betsy Rose her dragon!

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Mary Coggins and a beautifully dark young lady

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Betsy spent most of Saturday morning wanting to find ‘Der red dragon’. It was like a Welsh ‘Where’s Wally.’

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Great outfits! Titanic hat and lifesaver vest talking to a haunted mansion ghost

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Fabulous hat!

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Steampunk VM Camper!

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This would’ve been a fabulously arty photo if Betsy hadn’t decided to pick her nose…

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