Dr Sketchy’s Anti-Art School – Dancing, Drawing, Drinking, Whatever
By Adam Clery on October 12, 2011 in Stage
However, such are our commitments to the local music, theatre, film, art and pub scenes, we seldom get a chance to even dip our toes into their respective paddling pools. So, this Sunday, with fate having thrown them both together, we’ve decided to indulge ourselves somewhat.
“Hang on, cabaret and live drawing!?” I hear you splutter “Is that even a thing?”. Well, yes, it actually totally is, and it’s called Dr Sketchy’s. Hosted by our old pal Amelie Soleil (one of the very kind souls who allowed us to interrupt valuable drinking time at the Edinburgh Fringe) it’s recently outgrown its traditional home at Barkollo and moved into the nurturing bosom of Carilol Square’s World Headquarters.
Naturally, we’ll be heading down with both a camera and our own special brand of invasive intrigue, but since events like this come around far too infrequently, we thought it best to invite you lot along as well. There’s nothing worse than a big case of the ‘awh-you-should-have-told-me’s.
So how does it work? Well, first there’s some cabaret – flexible starlets, pin up girls, roller derby vixens, circus boys, burlesque, that sort of thing – and then, essentially, they do some modelling and, if you’re so inclined, you can draw. It’s not just an artists love-in though, the pen to paper side of the event is entirely optional and open to people of all scribbling abilities from illustrative-maestro right down to lovers of lollipop trees.
It’s a canny line-up as well. For those old romantics amongst you who remember Jeepers Creepers, Meg La Mania will be making an appearance, as well as 9 foot Bride of Frankenstein Missy Malone, retro-vamp gymnast Leyla Rose, and the “not suitable for children’s parties” Betty D’Light.
Throw in chilled out retro tunes, some seriously potent beverages and special guest stalls, and you’ve probably got a cement mixer full of the best Sunday afternoon you’re ever likely to have.
We’ll be working, obviously, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy yourself. Especially as there’s still a few advance (advance means cheap) tickets left.
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