On Sunday 24th June, women worldwide will celebrate World Femininity Day, and London will honour the occasion with The Clittorati Ball – a charity cabaret show featuring acclaimed burlesque and cabaret performers in aid of The Orchid Project to end female genital cutting.
World Femininity Day began last year with events in London, New York, Copenhagen, Rio and Zagreb. On 24 June 2011, the World Femininity Day website attracted over 30,000 visitors from 73 countries.
London’s World Femininity Day events this year will include an array of afternoon workshops on everything from beginner burlesque and merkin making to cake decoration with a saucy twist. The day will culminate in a riotous celebration of all things feminine at The Clittorati Ball in Soho’s legendary nightspot Madame JoJo’s. An all-star line-up of burlesque and cabaret performers includes.
Miss Polly Rae Burlesque Sensation and Star of the West End Show ‘The Hurly Burley Show’
Tricity Vogue Vintage songstress and Co founder of The Thinking Woman’s Cabaret Blue Stockings
Mr Mistress Queerlesque Performance Artist and winner of the 2nd place at the World Burlesque Games 2012
Rubyyy Jones Performer writer and muse
Lady Cheek Founder of The Cheek of It! WFD and London Cabaret Award Winner
and more to be announced!
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Feminine Inspired workshops in run up to The Clittorati Ball include:
- Burlesque taster class from The Cheek of It school of Burlesque and cabaret
- A Clittorati inspired cupcake workshop from Ladyyy love Bites
- Merkin making with The Curious Case of Gaby’s Tassels
- Lets talk about Sex with Sex writer and illuminator Rubyyy Jones
WHY CREATE WORLD FEMININITY DAY?
To discover, empower and celebrate femininity and the feminine prowess in all of us.
Regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or culture, so many people in the world are repressed, abused and exploited because of their feminine expression and we believe it is your human right to cultivate and to express your femininity however you choose. As people who have the freedom to be inspired by this prowess we feel it’s our duty to sing, write, dance and speak for those who cannot be free in their femininity.
World Femininity Day is committed to working with charities that support the end of exploitation of women and children and this year they have chosen The Orchid Project.
Orchid Project has a simple vision: a world free from female genital cutting.
Find out more about World Femininity Day