Meet The Performer: Vivid Angel, Performing This Saturday at Swansea Grand Arts Wing

Well, it’s nearly Christmas, and it wouldn’t be the same without an angel, would it? and we’ve got the most Vivid kind hitting the Arts Wing this saturday!  Those who were at our Christmas show in 2015 might remember the Vivid Angel – we mean, how can anyone forget her inventive shows that often feature […]

Meet The Performer: Tricity Vogue, Performing at Our Dec 16 Show!

With our seasonal spectacular only a couple of weeks away, we thought we’d roll out some of our rather fantastic cast for your delectation… So step forth the four-stringed wonder that is Tricity Vogue!  Tricity Vogue is a cheeky charmer, a ukulele-strumming singer of off-beat ballads all with a clever lyrical twist. A regular on […]

Geeky Historical Christmas Facts pt 22 and 23

So we’ve come to the penultimate edition of the geeky historical facts – we hope you’ve all enjoyed reading them and having a gander at pics from BSL’s Christmas shows over the years…  Fact #22 concerns the Vikings (again) and the Krampen. The Vikings god Odin is said to be a precursor to the ‘modern […]

Geeky Historical Christmas Facts 17 & 18

Today you get a double whammy (because we didn’t post yesterday) of Christmas fact, that we hope has been making you feel a little bit Christmassy! And Today’s pic is of the lovely Velma Von Bon Bon’s Blue Moon act from our Blue Christmas show, Dec 2013  Fact #17 The Star Of David. Could it […]

Geeky Historical Christmas Facts 11, 12, 13 and 14

We’ve got a bit of catching up to do on our Christmas facts – which are nothing to do with Burlesque and really, are just an excuse to raid our Bluestocking christmas show album! So today, you lucky beggars, we have 4…  fact #11 tinsel…  Yes that tacky, hideous string of horror that gets everywhere, […]

Geeky Historical Christmas Facts 10

We’re on the 10th of December, which means part 10 of our historical Christmas facts! And today’s pic is the lovely Primrose Proper’s Christmas Fairy act from our Myths and Legends show, Dec 2012 by Miss Moth  Fact #10 concerns the 25 December… Ancient Romans had three celebrations around this time: Saturnalia (mentioned in an […]

Geeky Historical Christas Facts pt9

So today’s historical Christmas fact gives us the chance to share this pic of our lovely audience dressed up all christmassy from our Blue Christmas show, 2013 (pic by Miss Moth)…   Fact #9 concerns the Christmas pudding…  As with the mince pie, this also comes from the East and first arrived in the 1300s […]

Geeky Historical Christmas facts pt8

Well, we’re a third of the way through our Christmas countdown already, and sharing Lilly Laudanum’s Christmas facts – which are totally nothing to do with burlesque, but everything to do with festive cheer!  Fact #8… Which concerns the origins of Xmas…  X is actually the greek letter Chi, the first letter of the Greek […]

Geeky Historical Christmas Facts 7

Nothing to do with burlesque (aside from giving us the chance to root through the Bluestocking Christmas album) but everything to do with Christmas, we’re bringing you a geeky historical Christmas fact for every day leading up to Christmas…  Fact #7 – Mince Pies…  They are actually of Middle Eastern origin (my fave part of […]

Geeky Historical Christmas facts, 4 and 5

As we are at the 5th December, here are parts 4 and 5 of our historical fact about christmas – nothing to do with burlesque or cabaret, but everything do do with feeling christmassy!  Fact #4 concerns Mistletoe…  The moniker of this is actually of Anglo Saxon origin (Misteltan – means dung stick, as misteltoe […]