Lucy recently gave a demonstration of Burlesque to the Broadbridge Bombshells, a local Women’s Institute group in Sussex. Below is their newsletter article kindly republished.

What a fabulous night we had when the fabulous burlesque performer The Botanical Bombshell (aka Lucy) paid us a visit. She arrived bedecked in stockings, brassiere, corset, sparkly jacket and shoes and was a feast for the eyes on a dull October evening!  Lucy began by telling us what it was about burlesque that she loved so much and why she had decided to take it up three and a half years ago. She said that the burlesque community are an incredibly inclusive and supportive group of all shapes, sizes, ages and backgrounds, with their own reasons for wanting to learn burlesque. It is an empowering way to have fun, get a bit of exercise and make friends. And Lucy added that as well as teaching women a new skill, burlesque also teaches women how to love their bodies and for many women who take part it can be a form of therapy. So it is far from being merely titillation for the audience.

Lucy gave us a potted history of the origins of burlesque and then performed a routine. It was utterly fabulous! Then she gave us  a lesson in how to remove silky gloves in an elegant and provocative way. I’m not sure we achieved her finesse but we certainly had a lot of fun!

Lucy is hoping to set up a local beginners burlesque group. If you are interested please use the contact Lucy via the Contact page.

The Broadbridge Bombshells are always pleased to welcome new members to our friendly group, so if all this sounds like your idea of fun, then please check out our website