Ladies and Gentlemen. BRACE YOURSELVES ! The third show of Belfast Alternative Fashion Week TITANIC QUEER takes place in the Titanic Suite where the famous replica staircase is on Thursday 17th November 8pm to 11.30/12pm.
Once upon a time when shooting stars were unexplainable and misunderstood they were often referred to as being a beautiful "Queer" light in the night sky fleeting. This should not be forgotten and although in the dictionary the word "Queer" can mean strange or misunderstood it is also a positive word meaning extraordinary,remarkable,happy and alternative.
Taking place in Titanic Suite where the Replica Staircase from the actual Titanic Ship is situated we will welcome our very special guest on this night all the way from London the World Award winning body painter and Hollywood (In America) Blockbuster artist Victoria Gugenheim. Victoria's work you will see is phenomenal and she will be painting ACE MODELS for the Catwalk of Diversity such as "THEE FACE of ACE" Heather Mclean ," GREY IS THE WAY " Pioneer Denise O'Neill,THE GOTHIC GODESS Morgan Mørgan Lawless, BIONIC BEAUTY Just Stacy Paris ,STUD Sebastian Pawlik, the slick and very handsome shaken but not stirred MrGordon Flynn of London to name just a few.Beautiful petite models such as Torii Wilson and beautiful plus sized model Miss Manda Panda will also get the touch up of a lifetime from Victoria's brush as will a series of cancer survivors in what promises to be an unforgettable catwalk performance fusing art,medicine,life and science.
For those who know and follow Victoria on social media then you know how special this is to have her come this far to support and join in the celebration of this first ever Alternative Fashion Week in Ireland.This is a very special and proud moment for BAFW to have the presence of this uniquely talented lady who is the leading force in special effects body painting.
A Burlesque show of particular magnificence will be coming all the way from the South East of Ireland as Bonnie Boux will be showcasing her act called "Kaleidoscope" .With her entourage including Fifi La Roux, Femme Fatal and "The Peekabouxs" this fantastic variety performance will enthrall you.
Bonnie Boux will do 3 acts - Comedy "Granny Boux" - Bellydance - and a titillating little number full of bling and feathers galore.
This boisterous breathtaking buxom beauty who bounced onto the burlesque scene in 2014 will intertwine her mesmerizing belly dancing techniques with her classic flair allowing her body to flow like the River Nile. Bonnie's hip-hop training has catapulted her to being an all-Ireland hip-hop champion; harmoniously integrating her urban vibes into burlesque means this wonder woman is blazing up the stage with a unique fire and passion. Bonnie likes to combine her love of comedy with her fierce and sassy moves to create routines that will leave you wanting more.
FIFI LA ROUX: 2 acts - "Ugly Duckling and LED HOOP
Ugly Duckling : This Neo burlesque routine is not only Fifi La Roux's comment to how she just cannot dance but also a sweet journey of self discovery and being happy in one's feathers!
Hoop Love : A passionate hoop routine crescendos into an explosion of lights and love.
FEMME FATAL: A performance artist who likes the flames but while indoors UV is her light of choice. Combining the tribal Art of Poi, dance and physical theatre, Femme Fatal is sure to awaken your tribal side.Visual art (Body paint and SFX) will be by Derek Harvey. Miss Fatal will show her dark and quirky side as an MC in a display of storytelling throughout the Burlesque Bonanza.
THE PEEKABOUXS: A troupe of Fierce ladies choreographed by Bonnie Boux will show their naughty and nice and sugar spice in a performance that is sure to awaken you inner twisted and creative desires.
The Queer community will be incorperating alternative acts in this show featuring the vibrantly riveting local lady and well known Scott Shilliday AKA " Sassie " with her amazing Drag Queen performance which is set to shake you up and shake you down.
Inspirational and very brave survivors of cancer are about to bring you a show like none before. Choreographed by Joan Mccartney and Ray Noble members of the charity "WE CANCERVIVE" will make their very special catwalk appearance bringing unforgettable awareness that early diagnosis really does work and should be priority one in healthcare treatment especially with Victoria Gugenheim's artistic touch as she will be painting some of these inspirational people up for a bit of craic.
BAFW cant think of any better way to put the icing on the cake than finishing our evening off with Irelands number one Nirvana Tribute The Negative Creeps as they intend to play their Nevermind Tour set list.
Like the shooting stars Nirvana were, they burned extremely brightly and vanished in a flash emblazing an unforgettable legacy into the conciousness of three generations in a matter of a few years. So what better choice than to have such a broadly and highly loved alternative band play at Belfast Alternative Fashion Week.
With the help of some good TITANIC QUEER folk we will celebrate in alternative style with some the best of the queerness this city and world has to offer.
Belfast Alternative Fashion Week is a celebration designed to shine a big bright light all over the richly diverse and alternative talent in society by bringing it to a live audience in acknowledgement of it's undying, enduring and creative life force which affects everything from past present and future fashion trends both alternatively and commercially orientated. Combined with a strong musical element it's main aim is to entertain the public by highlighting it's fascinating multi layered attractions bringing the world a new kind of experience for an evening or a night out that can be enjoyed fully leaving a positive landmark memory in your life.
Doors open 8pm
Show starts 9pm to 11.30/12pm
Venue Titanic Suite @ Belfast 1 Olympic Way, Queens Road, Titanic Quarter BT3 9EP