The 2015 Bathing Beauties Festival
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Postcard Posers - Comedy Performance
Step back in time with these couple of bonkers 'throw-backs', Millie and Willy the Postcard Posers!Remember the married couples you'd see on the saucy postcards from the 50s and 60s? Well come along and meet them in the flesh! This hapless duo will have you howling and while you at it why not get a snap taken with them; they're a right couple of posers and like nothing more than striking a pose for all the passers-by they meet!
Skegness Silver Band
Skegness Silver Band is a friendly and popular 4 section band which has a long history of performances and contests. They can regularly be seen in Tower Gardens in Skegness where their expansive repertoire delights both holiday makers and residents alike.
Over the years, the Band's "Last Night of the Proms" and "Remembrance Concerts" have become firm fixtures at the Embassy Theatre in Skegness, for which early booking is recommended to avoid disappointment.
Acting as ambassadors, they have not long returned from a very successful tour of Bad Gandersheim, Skegness' twin town, where they played two concerts to packed venues and huge appreciation.
Jessamine Grace - Singer-Songwriter
Jessamine Grace is a singer-songwriter musician from Theddlethorpe.
I started writing music for myself and recently realised that I love sharing it with others. My songs are about life, death and all that happens in between... I hope you'll hear something that strikes a chord with you!
Dan Hickin - Acoustic fingerstyle guitarist
Dan plays original pieces and a couple of interpretations of well known songs along with the occasional ragtime piece. Using various fingerstyles, the melody is generally played on the top strings while other harmony and bass notes are played at the same time, making for rich, complex and complete sounding pieces of music from just the one instrument.
Dennis Hannant - Crooner
Dennis has a versatile tenor voice and although he enjoys all types of music, singing classical, songs from the musicals, swing, country and western, folk and popular songs, he is the ultimate ‘crooner’ and particularly enjoys covering the Rat Pack, Tony Bennett, Matt Munro, Elvis Presley and Bobby Darin.
As well as regularly performing at weddings, corporate events, social balls and dinner parties, Dennis an ex-soldier, has performed in a number of concerts in aid of various Armed Forces and local civilian charities including: SSAFA, Help for Heroes, ABF, The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund, Grantham Lions Club, The Red Cross and various Grantham based charities. In addition he has performed with a number of military bands including the Band of the Irish Guards, Coldstream Guards and the Band of the Parachute Regiment at venues such as De Montfort Hall Leicester, Lincoln Cathedral and the BRITFEST in Germany. He has also performed on the same bill as ex X-Factor stars Jamie ‘Afro’ Archer and Amelia Lilly and recently performed in front of Her Royal Highness, the Princess Royal at St. James’ Palace in London.
The Victorian Explorers - Comedy Act
Meet Maraduke Colslore Esq, Lady Matilda Tinklebottom, Clarance Claggnutt Esq, The Infamous Dr Archibald Cockles and party. Exploring this modern world from the perspective of a victorian mind.
The Red Marrows - Comedy Circus Skills
Tribute to Lincolnshires Finest The Red Arrows, tongue in cheek performance, either as a "Walkabout" or as an "Arena Show". Join Squadron Leader Reggie Barns and the lads perform death defying moves including the see saw of death!
Twist and Make - Balloon Modelling
Twist and Make can make small balloon sculptures to massive ones, we loved to be challenged so if you have something you would like to see made out of balloons or a fun bright hat, backpack, wand, or animal Twist and Make can make them all.
Arabian Delights - Belly Dancers
Mablethorpe beach is a great place to watch a jaw dropping firework display so what better way to round off the evening?
Jasmine Lingard - Singer Songwriter
Jasmine Lingard is a 16 year old singer-songwriter from Lincolnshire.
I have been singing and writing songs since a very early age and was given a guitar as a birthday present one year. Ever since I've been strumming my way through life, improving both my writing and my playing.
Wes Finch - Americana Inspired Pop Rock
Wes is a guitarist and singer songwriter, brought up in the midlands, who makes his living playing music, both his own songs and those of other writers he admires, all over the country.
Fans of Paul Simon, John Martyn, Richard Thompson and Tom Waits will enjoy his selection of cover songs and lovers of a good story and a well delivered tune will enjoy his original work.
Wes’ new album "Awena" is released in June 2015.
The album is a collaboration with acclaimed producer Gerry Diver (Sam Lee, Lisa Knapp, O’Hooley & Tidow) and is a collection of dark and twisted songs sitting somewhere near the folk/new folk bracket.
"Disturbingly brilliant" fRoots Magazine
"A blast of originality, primal energy and musical magic in a market saturated with cloned artists and homogenised songs" Gerry Diver
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Itchy Fingers - Country-Blues & Ragtime
Itchy Fingers play an eclectic mix of ragtime, country-blues, and Western swing, using guitar, mandolin, washboard and stand-up bass.
The Gypsies - Classic Rock Tribute Band
The Gypsies are a four piece tribute band bonded together by their love of classic rock music. The band excels in live performances, connecting with the audience and making any event a memorable one.
Louth Ukulele Orchestra
The Louth Ukulele Orchestra currently has eleven musicians playing a variety of instruments from the ukulele family.
They may be an 'orchestra' but they play an eclectic selection of music, modern and not so modern, and even the odd jazz number!
Promenade Promotions - Traditional Entertainment
A variety of high quality comedy acts based on traditional British entertainment. Visitors to the Festival will be treated to performances by Professor Reakes, Circus in a Suitcase and the Dom Tink-Test your strength!
The Wrong Brothers - Walkabout Theatre
Orville and Wilbur, or the Wrong Brothers, are two pioneering aviators whose flying machines just won’t fly. Throughout the day Orville and Wilbur will entertain and interact with spectators of all ages, as they attempt to create aviation history with their range of ‘experimental’ machines of flight. Inspired by silent movies, slapstick and clowning The Wrong Brothers is accessible and fun for all to enjoy.
Top Limitz - Dance School
At Top Limitz Luke teaches urban dance which is a synthesis of various styles/forms of dance. Hip Hop, popping and waving is mixed together with a variety of many other dance forms. This makes it a fast, funky and exciting style of dancing.
Top Limitz dance school is a non-profit school where the intent is to provide all children with opportunities to learn skills (from a qualified and experienced dance teacher) at an affordable price. Personal development in; self confidence, social skills, creativity and determination are just as important as the dance skills themselves. It's important for children to grow up with a sense of self achievement and therefore all progress is measured against their own standards and not in comparison with other children's abilities. Top Limitz provide opportunities to progress, perform, compete and feel part of a team. Above all, the school aims to make those invaluable early life experiences more accessible than they were for ourselves as children.
Ruby Red Performers
'You make us proud to be women' Amanda Holden and Alesha Dixon praise dance group Ruby Red performers as they strip off during body-confident routine on Britain's Got Talent. David Walliams simply said: 'It was brilliantly original and brilliantly entertaining.' Alesha Dixon added: 'Ladies, that has made my day. You are giving confidence to women and it’s powerful.'
World Class-Hull Graffiti Artist
Nick Horsfield is an Apex predator character artist with a bottomless imagination and the vision and well earned skills in most mediums to match, although his speciality is large technical works on any surface using spraypaint.
Parkour and Freerunning Team
On Sunday afternoon the Skegness Parkour and Freerunning Team will be in Queen's Park sharing this new and exciting sport.
Handmade Cards Gifts and Home Accesssories
We make handmade cards, gifts and home accessories/decorative items e.g. sewn and knitted items, pictures, decorative pegs, magnets, coasters and craft accessories/kits. And sandcastle flags!
Elemental Candles are beeswax rolled candles and soy container candles. All the candles are handmade in Nottinghamshire. The beeswax candles are hand rolled and hand decorated, which means each candle is slightly different. The soy container candles are used using high quality fragrances and are hand poured individually. Our new range of "Herbalist" candles in both the soy and beeswax use Essential Oils and we are pleased to be offering our different take on bug repelling fragrances. Candles can be customised and made to order.
With a strong art background Alex loves to create intricate and innovative face designs. Beautiful butterflies, scary tigers, your favourite TV or film characters and many more. Using only approved professional face paints she works to create individual face paintings to make you smile. Ages 3 years to adult.
Mablethorpe based business, making handmade sock animals: monkeys, teddies, lambs, bunnies, cats and dollies. All sock toys are suitable from birth and are tested to CE mark standards. Also available wash cloth creations and NEW for 2015 upcycled teddy bears and memory bears.
Sea Breeze Found Art
I create jewellery and mixed media pictures inspired by my love of the seaside. Everything is handmade by me in Nottingham, using beach finds and resin. My work features seaside themes such as boats, fish and beach huts.
I've always loved being by the sea, at any time of year and whatever the weather. I've even been beachcombing in a mini blizzard! After scouring beaches for treasures, including sea glass, pottery, wood, shells, rope and plastic, I craft them into lovely things to wear or display. Making something new from items that have been discarded is very satisfying and I really like the fact that they have a history. Who knows where they originally came from or what they were used for.
I design and make a range of fused glass and small stained glass items including jewellery, sun catchers and other decorations for the home. I also make brightly coloured beaded spiders which you will either love or hate!
I make a vast range of things from textiles, beads and felt. At Bathing Beauties i will be bringing everything from cushions to broaches and peg bags to crayon rolls. I have been an artist and maker for 7 years and also provide art and craft workshops in my home town of Lincoln.
Fudge and Glass Art
This Homemade Fudge is created in a purpose built kitchen (which passed an environmental health inspection with a fantastic 5 stars). At shows we like to provide 10 different flavours, 9 stock flavours with 1 novelty flavour which changes through the year. The stock flavours are: Vanilla, Butterscotch, Baileys, Chocolate, Mint Chocolate, Mocha Choc, Ginger, Rum and Raisin, White Choc & Cranberry. The novelty flavours we bring out are: Banana, Strawberry & Cream, Lemon Curd and Christmas Fudge. The texture of the fudge is similar to Scottish tablet fudge, with a slightly softer texture; it melts in the mouth
Fused Kiln ArtMatthew’s glass can be separated into distinct categories; tableware ranging from coasters to 20-inch platters to sculptures and wall art; framed ‘paintings’ made of glass. All of Matthew’s glass is unique and handmade using the highest quality glass imported from America. Each piece possesses natural bubbles and flaws only found in handmade pieces, and each piece is individually signed.
Glass Fish & Seahorses
Designer maker of kiln formed glass fish shells seahorses landscapes.
Handcrafted Jewellery and Beaded Gifts
I am pleased to be attending this event for the fourth year with my Handcrafted jewellery and beaded gifts, from earrings and bracelets to bookmarks and bottle openers. All items are lovingly made in studio in Rural Lincolnshire.