So Anna, what have you been doing for the last SIX MONTHS, and why haven’t you been blogging?!?!? Hmmm????
Well t’s a long story, I think best told in photos…
This NewsBlog is mainly written as record of adventures to entertain myself when I’m on old lady. I only talk about the good bits, so if you’re not me (hell, if you ARE me!) it could be a little nauseating. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! :D
ok. So I went to Birmingham for Enchanted Burlesque:
And then to Wales for Dr Sketchy
Which was filmed for TV
Tampere, Finland for Halloween “Horror & Tease” (It was cold)
And Moutier (where there was a hot tub in the backstage)
And Basel (where a Sailor called Daniel asked me to sign his stomach!)
And THEN, I went to tour in China for a month with the wonderful Lady Wildflower!
We didn’t mess about AT ALL during rehearsals
We kept it classy
We shared our skills with other performers
And met a cat called Small Hong Kong Paul
We really did keep it classy
Especially in the First Class carriage of trains
And we were very conservative because it’s “a little bit Communist” (actual quote from our Agent) OH! - and we’re NOT naked in a bar. We’re wearing pasties.
We met some AWESOME PEOPLE
Had a Chinese Christmas
And worked very hard
I came back to the UK for like 5 minutes and I was all “I miss China” so I immediately went back and started at Mandarin Language school. I was a very keen student.
I made new friends
And even taught one of them a Chinese character she didn’t already know (It’s very rude. It’s important to learn the essentials).
Then I came back to the UK. Yeah yeah, define “offensive”.
And then it was time for Kinky & Quirky! One of my fave shows ever :D
It was 2 days of shows so we were able to relax at the seaside:
And an awesome fun photoshoot - here are a couple of the resulting photos by Elizabeth Armitage:
I saw my grandma (she looks kinda annoyed, but trust me, she’s cool that I “shake my bottom” for a living).
How did that get in here?! ;D
And went to the Helsinki Burlesque Festival
Why wasn’t I invited to the Knife Party?!?!?
And I did my homework like a good Ninja
Then it was time to go to Sheffield for another top-notch UK burlesque show: Burly Q
And then I was all “I miss China!” So, guess what…
Yeah I went back to Mandarin School.
I packed for a MUCH warmer month than it turned out to be, thanks to the dreadful advice of a local friend (who should have known better)
And got to see my awesome classmates and teachers again
Was chased around a Metro Station by a Korean man because I “look like Snow White”
Caught up with awesome friends
Saw bugs markets, temples and parks
And attended a Martial Arts performance
Then it was time to go back to the UK, so I went to Cheltenham for Missy Malone’s awesome show
(Did you know Cheltenham has a Wishing Fish Clock??)
Then to Zurich for Ooh LaLa Cherie
And to Leeds West Yorkshire Playhouse.
…Where we all had a BEDS in our dressing rooms:
Oh yeah, and I was in some magazines in Milan:
And the UK (Accent Magazine April 2013) With the gorgeous Bettina Spankenhaus and Constance Peach
Alt Fashion Magazine Summer 2013)
So I think that about brings me up to date. This month I’m doing some training for secret future projects, as well as performing in Bradford with Catherine D’Lish:
Then next month I’m off to Los Angeles to throw axes on board the Queen Mary for the Ink & Iron Festival.
After that, who knows?!?!?! - Whatever happens, I hope I get to see you! :D