This is the brand, spanking new poster for this year’s festival!!!!
Is the theme of our weekend, and the fabulous Gala Ball on Saturday night. What does this conjure up for you? Travel, adventure, exotic beauties? Daring adventurers in pith helmets? The answer is, of course, that it is up to you, and your imagination! If you want to come as a Steampunk adventurer complete with goggles and a steam-powered gun, fine! If you wish to come as an exotic houri from the deepest Orient, fine! A voodoo beauty from darkest Africa….. it’s all up to you folks! Your imagination is the limit! With a fantastic line-up, and with Morecambe Carnival happening the same weekend, with the same theme, it’s going to be as amazing as you make it!
Yes folks, we are back, back back, bigger and more beautiful than ever!!! Morecambe Variety Festival rides again, this year, 2014 with full funding from the Arts Council and a fantastic line-up!!!
In the meantime, to whet your appetites for some fantastic vintage goodness, there is the fantastic Sea Horse Ball!
A hedonistic night of wining, dining, vintage loveliness and a fantastic burlesque cabaret in the art deco splendour that is the Midland Hotel!!!
Tickets are £55 inc a three course meal, available from Goldust and the Midland!!!
More News to follow about the splendidness that will be Morecambe Variety Festival 2014!!!
Some fantastic news for our firends at Morecambe Winter Gardens Preservation Trust! Next May, part of London Fashion Week will be taking place in the glorious setting of the Winter Gardens.
Found over on Amelie Soleil’s lovely blog today….original post here
2,000 audience members, 200 year old venue, 20+ performers, 2 days…
It’s been a little bit manic at Frayed Knot Towers recently. We’ve moved again and actually might be in the same city together for more than one night. Maybe.
However, we’ve been so busy, the past weekend of AWESOME simply crept up on us!
We love working for Neil Kendall and the team at Golddust so were so excited to be asked last year to perform at several of their events in 2012. The first of these commenced this weekend with The Morecambe Variety Festival after a 10 hour journey from London.
We had the BEST time. From ghost tours to icecream, sideshow stunts to sleepy showgirls onna train.
Pippa The Ripper – Sleepiest Showgirl Carries Own Bed.
Wonderful, beautiful, superb and an absolute honour to perform at the event.
We have too many pictures but check out some videos of the event…
Frayed Knot Circus (us!)
AND do check out the entire festival shot & edited by Elly Hughes photo.php?v=3413627372598&set=vb.1027458370&type=2
Her original posts can be found here and here
First of all, a Glamour Cover from May 1950
Having a Wonderful time on:
And all the time keeping a close watch on the competition with those sly sidewise glances!
then an amazing cover from Seventeen, from May 1951
If you look closely at the full skirt, you might be able to pick out the words, “I Love You”, which are applied in felt. All the separates are by Junior First, a label I’ve never encountered, but they are really adorable. Also note, they are on a ship. According to the cover notes, it is the S.S. Queen of Bermuda. I’m jealous.
Fantastic Vintage goodness!
It features three 1950s soup recipes for all you budding domestic divas! Ideal for all those wild, wet, and windy days we’ve had lately!
As Jessica puts it…
“This is not a day for complex meals or anything that involves reams of intense activity. It’s the sort of damp springtime Wednesday that calls for, to my mind, one food perhaps more than any other: a steaming, alluringly fragrant, delightfully tasty bowl of warm soup.
Whether on the coldest of winter eves or a drizzly May afternoon, there’s nothing quite like soup to comfort, nourish, and relax the mind, body and soul – which no doubt accounts in part for why this dish – in its countless iterations – has remained such a beloved classic the world over for thousands of years.
While we aren’t reaching anywhere near that far back in time today for today’s vintage soups, this trio of 1950s recipes (quartet if you count the suggestion of cooking frankfurters in your soup) featuring Lipton soup mixes that one jazzes up to turn into more exciting lunch or dinner fare, certainly harkens back a few decades and brings with it all the timeless appeal that soup has held since day one.”
“Of the three recipes above, I think that the Chinese Noodle Soup appeals most to me at the moment, but the Tomato Fish Chowder and Milky Way Soup both certainly have their merits, too (I’m not the biggest seafood fan though, so I’d be included to turn that recipe into Tomato Chicken or Turkey Chowder if I was cooking solely for myself).
Aside from the ultra easy mid-century soup recipes themselves here, I’m drawn to – and just adore – the wonderful ice cream and coral inspired colours of this charmingly illustrated cookery page. Talk about fabulous vintage decor – or wardrobe – inspiration!”
Thanks so much for sharing, Jessica, we’ll get our pinnies on and give it a go!
*blush* We have been nominated for the Liebster Blog Awards by the very kind people over at The Big Forest. Thank you so much for this, we know we’re doing something right now!
First of all, this is the link to The Big Forest – a jolly lovely blog!
We have been asked to do the following in acknowledgement of this lovely award!
1. Acknowledge the person that gave the award and link back to their blog.
2. Copy and paste the award to your own site.
3. Share five of your choice blogs to award and let them know by commenting on their blog.
We would like to share with you the following utterly amazing blogs, and to pass this award onto them!
The Friends of the Winter Gardens - without the fantastic Winter Gardens and the Friends, our task would have been very difficult! So we send them some blog love!
The amazing Jessica Cangiano at Chronically Vintage- for being an inspiration to us!
The lovely Carol Bean’s blog at the wonderful Itsy Bitsy Vintage Local and fantastic!
The utter gorgeousness of the lovely Fuzzylizzie over at The Vintage Traveler. Superbly researched and executed!
Last but not least, some blog love out to Shona at ‘In the Heyday’- a blog we’ve found gorgeous to look and and informative!
We were, with our variety of stupendous and saucy acts, bringing vintage and saucy back to the traditional seaside!
Super sexy sundaes
The fabulous Kapow Sisters
The amazing Mr Rod Laver
The fantastic CoCo Malone
The gorgeous Ms Emmanuelle Clairee