The 2011 Bathing Beauties Festival
The Bathing Beauties Festival fill the beach and the beach huts of Mablethorpe, Sutton On Sea and Sandilands with a wild assortment of artistic splendour; music, poetry, fire, performances, film and drama.
A touch of Bollywood
These Bhangra, Giddha and Bollywood Dancers are a traditional Punjabi dance group dancing to traditional Punjabi Boliyan popular for Jaggo Nights, Wedding Receptions, Ladies Sangeets, Mehndi Nights and Lohri Parties. The dancers have also performed at Birmingham Carnival, Glastonbury Festival and Eden Project to name a few.
Bhangra is a fast and high energy dance that utilises live music including traditional folk songs and Dhol players. Our Bhangra Dancers wear traditional costumes.
Watch out for the Sandies
Watch out - the Sandies are back with a whole new set of adventures! Yes, those charming, helpful characters (mostly!) who live underneath the beach huts have returned, bringing our coastline to life again. With each story combining detailed observations with a magical sense of humour, this third book in the sandies series will not fail to delight all who carry with them a love of the seaside.
"I love the sandies' books, especially as this third instalment continues their lovely adventures and taught me even more about the exciting habitat of the seashore." Vanessa, The Book Nook, Hove.
artsNK with Structures on the Edge inspired activities
artsNK returned to Festival of Bathing Beauties with more Structures on the Edge inspired activities.
artsNK are an innovative arts development team based in the South of the county, working on the follow up project to the original Bathing Beauties Beach Huts commissions, a series of new public art works, Structures on the Edge.
Visit their space on the promenade for a range of fun activities from making salt to wind socks, musical instruments to salt installations, inspired by the artists designs;
A dramatic wind tower that draws in the sound and power of the wind and a seaside space created out of Salt.
Professional continental market traders from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Holland and Poland will be selling high quality products. All of the traders will also wear their traditional local costumes from 100 years ago, as well as decorating their stall to represent the area of the country they come from. The market really will therefore provide a true flavour of the continent.
Axil had just completed her debut single called 'Left Field Feet' which she performined live at the Bathing Beauties Festival
Axil's rock-chick influences cut through a contemporary underbed to provide a great vocal performance which contrasts a breathy verse with a punchy chorus of Debbie Harry proportions. With some real attitude coming through, especially in the rapped breaks, Axil is showing us that she's a young singer with a very bright future.
Granny Turismo has been delighting audiences wherever they go and is one of the most talked-about acts around. The show has universal appeal and is part walkabout, part circle show and wholly engaging.
When Doris, Mary and Marge arrive on their souped-up shopping trolleys, everyone takes notice.
Emporium play Rock and pop music and some of their own material.
- Neil · Vocals
- Paul · Guitar
- Ron · Bass
- Dave · Drums
- Chris · Guitar
Blues Boy Kings
Blues Boy Kings is a new exciting blues band coming from Boston and Lincoln, performing new original material.The sound is bluesy but modern, rootsy yet current.
All of the songs feature great guitar work, sensitive lyrics with a passionate delivery. The rhythm section, sometimes featuring a harmonica, and a hammond organ is always solid.
1623 Theatre Co. Shakespeare on the Sand
Following the success of Bard on the Beach last summer, 1623 returns to the Bathing Beauties Festival in Lincolnshire with more Shakespeare on the sand.
This time, we're taking Seaside Shakespeare to the beach at Sutton-on-Sea. Watch out for Shakespeare wearing his knotted handkerchief, Bottom as he turns into a beach donkey and a pair of youngsters called Romeo and Juliet who fall in love at a beach party.
1623 Theatre Company - Seaside Shakespeare - Shakespearian Performance
Bambolina & Dodo
Let us present to you the story of Bambolina & Dodo. When the clock strikes twelve, magic begins a doll comes to life. A show full of romanticism, comedy and illusion inspired by such old tales as The Nutcracker , Coppelia or Pinocchio.
Loop Cycle (Dan Hickin)
Loop cycle is a live looping specialist who creates music through live recording using many effects and loop pedals.
Everything you hear live, and on the CD is created by one person by means of guitars, human beatbox, vocal and guitar effects, Ebow, slide and mic drumming. Nothing is pre-recorded for live gigs, it is all created and mixed there and then while the audience watch.
Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band
Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band, being a morally good medicine band, making music of merriment with tones of joy in celebration of the tonic, titillation and tuneful etiquette of life.
Dr Butlers Hatstand Medicine Band present to you their good time rags and reels, show stoppers and sight stealers; music for foot stomping and toe tickling that joins hearts with flesh whilst invigorating the thinking mind.
The Hut People
The Hut People are constantly gaining more of reputation as one of the hottest acts to come out of the Yorkshire folk scene in a long while. With amiable charisma and sheer talent topped with huge professionalism & showmanship, they perform a truly unique high-octane blend of original tunes mixed with British, Nordic and European folk music, perfectly formed & embellished with a foot stomping accordion and mind-boggling array of exotic percussion.
Take the Pose
Roll up! Roll up! For the new tour of Take the Pose. Outdoor art for the young, the not-so-young, and the downright ancient! Come and take part in a sideshow reviving the tradition of the seaside snapshot.
Acoustic roots duo, Mambo Jambo, will take you on an intriguing and joyous musical journey mixing sounds from around the world, featuring music from Cuba, Brazil, the Caribbean, New Orleans and Eastern Europe, as well as bluegrass, boogie, and their own compositions. Between the two of them they carry with them more instruments than the average orchestra - Pete on guitar, vocal, banjo, percussion, tres (traditional Cuban guitar), ukulele, suitcase (!) and Frankie on saxophone, clarinet, flute, guitar, vocal, percussion.
Naomi O Kelly
The Mobile Story Tent is a small place for small stories, for small or large people. Bring big attitudes, sweeping statements and a taste for the epic, and you might just win an incredibly small prize.
Tennyson Players present the comedy "Seaside Dreams", their modern language adaptation of "A Midsummer Night's Dream". Come with us to 1953 Mablethorpe, where befuddled lovers wander the dunes (or are they the dunes?), a stage hypnotist creates chaos, a showbiz couple scrap over a child prodigy and inept workmen present a play for the dodgy mayor's banquet. What happens when the tide goes out? Tennyson Players is a long-established local group of adults and children. We are proud to be part of the Royal Shakespeare Company's Open Stages project. And we can sing and dance, too!
Dave Simpson Trio
The Dave Simpson Trio are a local Blues Rock band that mainly play original material with a few classic covers from the likes of Jimi Hendrix and Rory Gallagher. The Trio are brothers Dave and Johnny Simpson on guitar and bass with Kyle Mortimer on the drums.
An innovative and professional music facilitator specialising in African/Caribbean percussion with first rate experience in providing workshops for children/young people/adults and those with special needs . Rocky has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of people affectively and good humouredly in some times highly demanding situations. Keen to continue using these skills for the benefit of the community.
Munishi Dance Company
Join Vina Ladwa and her dancers for a dance workshop with a difference. The group promote Asian Dance and specialise in Kathak one of 7 classical dance forms from India. Kathak dance has 2 aspects technical and storytelling. A story is told by using eyes & head gestures, hand movements and body shapes. There will also be a performance by the group and Henna Painting.
Are a four piece clasic rock band from Lincoln in the UK. The band are currently touring venues around the UK and are building up a great reputation as one of the best live acts around.
The Gypsies are a band who will take a song , strip it down to the basics and rebuild it in their own way. This results in some great twists on some great songs.
2011 Festival Gallery
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