Wednesday, 7 September 2011

This Weekend - The Thames Festival

I have a fun packed weekend coming up which will be full of friends and activities!

I will start by telling you all about Sunday.  This weekend of 10th and 11th September will be The Thames Festival in London.  I shall be doing my bit on the 11th by helping my lovely friend Sophie of Kappuke-ki-Kidswear run her stall and having a little catch up at the same time.  As well as her lovely organic cotton and 100% Fair trade kids clothing for sale she will also be serving up her delicious cupcakes too.  Now I have tasted these various flavours of cupcakes many a times and can vouch for their yumminess!

One of many pieces in the Kappuke-ki-Kids range

Modelled  here by the cutesy that is Wednesday!

To add some edible goodness to entice you to join us...

Dark chocolate cakes soaked in absinthe with vanilla butter cream

White Russian cup cakes soaked with vodka schnaps and topped with vodka butter cream

Sophie and I met several years back in the burlesque scene when we were both performing at the first ever London Burlesque Festival which has now become huge.  Through these years we have worked together on projects, namely The Burlesque Brunch as well as attended events and partied together.  Sophie's talents is one which I admire and I am proud to call her my friend.  She will try her hands at anything and usually succeeds but will never get down about a failed project.  Instead choosing to move onto her next creation and making it better than ever!

Here are a few more examples of Sophie's talent.

Modelled by the lady herself - An Edwardian opera coat inspired by a visit to the V&A

A beautiful gown modelled by Fleur at one of The Burlesque Brunch events

One of me at The Burlesque Brunch with a fluffy number

More yummy goodness

Apart from running the stall with Sophie I shall be looking forward to The Jive Stage hosted by The Lady Luck guys again this year.  There's always great music and performance and of course being a fan of their club nights for several years now I shall swing by to catch a dance or two!

The programme for The Lady Luck Jive stage will be as follows.  Not bad for a free day out.

12 noon London Swing Dance Society
Swing, jive and lindy-hop for all - come and learn the steps!
2pm Blue Harlem
Big band stompin’ jive to keep you moving on the dance floor
3pm DJ Lady Kamikaze
Dance sounds from the 20s to 60s from the founder of the world-famous Black Cotton club
4pm Jive Romeros
Classic rock ’n’ roll 50s jive outfit - fun to watch & dance to
5pm DJ Scott Charles
Jiving rhythm, rock, blues and soul the Lucky7 Club DJ
6pm King Salami and the Cumberland 3
Crazy wild rhythm and blues with a show you don’t want to miss
7pm DJ Tim Jumpin' Jive
40s & 50s jive for your dancing pleasure
8pm Carlos and the Bandidos
Rockin’ dance band that mix south of the border to rock’n’roll
9pm DJ El Nino
Legendary vintage DJ from the Lady Luck Club who rocks wherever there is a record player & dance floor

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Looking forward to it all and maybe some nice weather??  Hope to see some familiar faces and meet some new ones on Sunday!
Alison xx

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