Burlesque Protest March

The burlesque community sets out to Camden Town Hall to educate those on the council on their art form that had been deemed adult entertainment.

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Saving Burlesque

Despite its history dating back hundreds of years the genre may soon face adult restrictions.

Burlesque has been facing troubles this year ever since Camden Council asked clubs hosting burlesque nights to apply for the same licences as lap-dancing bars. Not only would the licence be costly but it would push the genre into adult entertainment.

To defend their art the burlesque community banded together to educate the council about the nature of their shows. They believe the predominately female audiences do not place it in the same realm as conventional 'striptease.'

Currently facing new legislation that may place them under adult restrictions again, meet the people who are determined to keep the art of burlesque alive.

Photo by Andrew Otto


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