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Twinwood Festival Burlesque Photos by Lee Parker


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Richard and Kitten von Mew on the Vintage Life Magazine stand. Taken by Lee Parker

I have just received a photo CD from Lee and had to post up some of his shots from Twinwood 2012. There were so many  great ones, it was hard to narrow them down, but they deserve to be seen!  Here are some of my Lili Mewleen burlesque act from the Colonial Club and a few of my ATS fan dance at the Casablanca!

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Kitten von Mew as Lili Mewleen – Taken by Lee Parker

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Close up of original shot by Lee Parker

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“Oh nein!” Taken by Lee Parker

 

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Kitten in her Voller’s Corset by Lee Parker

 

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Clam shell kisses, taken by Lee Parker

 

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Kitten singing in the Casablanca Club in her ATS Corset by Lee Parker

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A song and a smile making life worth while! By Lee Parker

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Kitten von Mew’s ATS Fan Dance by Lee Parker

 

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Low flying Spitfires! Taken by Lee Parker

 

 

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Upcoming Year


It has been quite a while since I last wrote on my blog…well, a while for me considering the verbal waterfall that usually sploshed it’s way over these pages.

This year has somewhat crept up on me. I knew it was coming; it happened to warn me of its existence thanks to a 2012 page at the back of my diary, so I should have known really.

I am excited, daunted, refreshed and cynical all at the same time. I cannot wait for our wedding and honeymoon, the planning of which has helped me through some very tough times, but then you get the financial worries that rear their ugly heads, even with budget weddings such as ours. In fact, the wedding isn’t the issue, it is the honeymoon! After such a financial struggle all year and cutting corners on wedding expenses with ‘make do and mend’ creative thinking, we wanted to be able to let our hair down on a honeymoon that we felt we deserved. All great on paper, but when the phone number you thought was on the bottom of the invoice is in fact the price of your holiday,  it starts to dawn on you that even the best laid plans and saving as much as we can each month may just lead to a long weekend in Bognor Regis.

I have also managed to fill up every weekend in May with performance bookings and considering we are getting married on the 2nd June, I should have possibly left more time for decorating the venue and organising!

Other excitements for the year…Well there is The Berliner of course, which along with the Halloween version will be a great highlight of this year. Who can imagine singing 1940’s songs on a military steam train to Berlin, followed by a performance for the mayor and press and a visit to WWII bunkers?

Of course my dear, faithful War and Peace Show is in July and I have an idea of a new little act I may do there this year. I can’t wait to catch up with friends and see what new dioramas the groups have come up with this year.

My local Wartime in the Vale weekender will be my 1st event as a married woman AND my Birthday on the Saturday! I am hoping to catch up with local wedding guests as well as enjoy performing at this lovely event!

A rookie at Twinwood, my first taster of this famous event was only last August bank holiday, where I performed in 2 of the small clubs in the evening. After a fantastic response I am back in 2012 for another stint in Glenn Miller’s haunt…

The glamour of Goodwood Revival calls once more in September as I get to squeeze the near life out of my 2 fabulous girls Sue and Milly and wave at famous racing drivers like I know them. This year I will NOT overuse my voice and end up with Laryngitis again!

Twinwood Festival Video!


This is the official Twinwood video! See a little exerpt of me 5 minutes in.

Check out the Twinwood site to grab your tickets for next year! I will be performing again in the 2 little clubs in the evening!

Kitten von Mew at Twinwood Festival 2011


I will be performing  at Twinwood in the Casablanca Club on Saturday and Sunday evenings at around 11.30pm and Le Cafe De Bois at 10.30pm.

Fingers crossed that the weather will improve, but atleast you can come and shelter in these 2 amazingly themed clubs. Step into Rick’s Cafe from the movie Casablanca and be transported to 1940’s Morocco for the evening where I will be performing my Carmen Mewanda and then mosey on to Le Cafe De Bois, a French chic, 1940’s cafe for a chance to see my Pipe Dreams act in all its glory.

Make sure you go and watch John Millers Orchestra and the gorgeous Lola Lamour in the daytime too and take a look at the Heyday Vintage stall for awesomely comfy vintage repro clothing.