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Velvet Helmet A Carnival of Unearthly Creatures

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by Kevin Liepins (subscribe)
A lover of Brisbane, the wonderful Wynnum Manly Bayside, and and the beautiful Scenic Rim. A freelance writer always looking for the new and quirky places and events in my own backyard.
Exhibition-ist Wednesday
Roll Up, Roll Up, the Carnival is in town. Velvet Helmet is scattering the sawdust and raising the top with their new show, A Carnival of Unearthly Creatures.

A Carnival of Unearthly Creatures
A Carnival of Unearthly Creatures - Image from website

Velvet Helmet is Brisbane's foremost underground fringe cabaret, hosting soirees of decadent delights every second Wednesday of the month at the New Globe Theatre, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. The shows are lavishly themed with artists exploring comedy, tragedy, burlesque, cabaret, circus, poetry and an eclectic mix of live music.

Velvet Helmet music
Velvet Helmet music - Image from website

In the middle of Ekka week (on the public holiday) Wednesday August 12, Velvet Helmet will present a Carnival of Unearthly Creatures, with acclaimed creative producer and provocateur, Eloise Maree as Mistress of Ceremonies. The evening promises to be a saucy cavort through the flashy lights of side show alley. The fun house of festivities will be full to overflowing with emerging local artists peddling their talents for your amusement and applause.

Be swept up as Melon the Human amazes you with his jaw dropping, eye popping, hair raising, contortion and manipulation magic. Thomas Stewart as Melon will channel Sun Wukong - the staff wielding Monkey King because he can, because he is HUMAN.

Thomas Stewart
Thomas Stewart - Image from website

Pain Proof Pixie (Rebekah Yeo) will cast a spell of fairy floss glamour as she twists and twines classic sideshow acts with her theatrical artistry and lush costumes, all served with a sprinkling of pixie dust.

Pain Proof Pixie
Pain Proof Pixie - Image from website

Daz Buckley is original, cutting edge, mind-altering and spellbinding, who likes his magic dipped in danger.

Daz Buckley
Daz Buckley - Image from website

In Sideshow Alley, the Twisted Travellers explore Butoh styled circus acts described as manipulating, magical and grotesque.

Twisted Travellers
Twisted Travellers - Image from website

Finally you're invited to weave a while with Ariel and their lush sounds. With their theatrical style and cabaret contralto they will take you to the dizzy heights of the big top and let you float to the sawdust below all without a safety net.

Ariel - Image from website

Time to apply the grease paint and shine up the sequence. Dress in your favorite carnival costume with prizes for best dressed.

For a flavour on what Velvet Helmet can offer check out the previous reviews of A Mid-Winter's Night Dream and the Velvet Helmet Cabaret & Variety Night.

Keep up to date on the performances on the Velvet Helmet website and Facebook pages.

Doors open at 7pm at the New Globe Theatre at 220 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, just a short stroll minute from the Valley rail station.
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Why? Velvet Helmet A Carnival of Unearthly Creatures
When: 12/8/15
Phone: 0437 115 703
Where: New Globe Theatre
Cost: $10
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