Just listening to a downloaded article on Women’s Hour about the Bluestockings, a group of educated and talented women in the 18th century. To listen too click here
I’d forgotten how much I loved this video and song when I was a kid. Who knows…maybe it planted the seed of all things 18th century in my impressionable young mind? Unfortunately I can’t embed it, but do check it out. Gorgeous 18th century-ness not to mention John Malkovich and Hugh Laurie reprising their roles in Dangerous Liasons and Blackadder!
And what a tiring journey it was! Four hours from mine and 5 from Mic’s. Broke the journey overnight by staying with the bf’s folks. Micaela made an impression by introducing them to Leffe beer. THe hall was lovely, a fantasy of pink and white moulded roccoco-ness and we had the stage to ourselves but….very few people to hear us! In fact, the organisers very kindy refunded us £20 due to the poor turnout. We like them though… here’s a link Castles and Carriages However, we took advantage of the stage and the space and tested out a few new songs including “man is for the woman made” by Purcell. Our fellow exhibitors were very nice, clapped loudly and took lots of photos and even vid footage. When we know where this is posted we’ll add a link and you’ll be the first to know! We’ve also had a costume change. I got busy with the glue-gun and made us some lovely feathered hair combs. Check out Mic’s In fact, we love them much that I’m planning to make some to sell at gigs, so everyone can have one! Here’s some links to some of the other stall-holders..perfect should you be planning a gothic event! Neesams Photography Rufflez gowns, tiaras and jewellery Cardz by design 01947604347 Cocktails Couturiere