CROESO and WELCOME to the WALES BURLESQUE FESTIVAL
- where the weird, wild and wonderful come to play!
MARCH 21st to 24th 2024
Based in the Wales Millennium Centre at the heart of Cardiff Bay, FooFoo Labelle and Cardiff Cabaret Club host four unmissable shows alongside incredible workshops boasting some of the UK's top cabaret and burlesque artists.
Dress in your finest, grab a cocktail, and be transported into a sparking world of glamour, comedy and striptease.
Meet the team
With a background in acting and science communication Oola is now a passionate devotee of the art and science of bump n grind.
A member of Cardiff Cabaret Club since 2017 she is a burlesque fanatic, and advocate for the art in all its forms. Oola performs regularly as a soloist in Cardiff and across the UK, with her signature style of glam and geek!
As well as being a joyfully
peri-menopausal stripper she is a proud Mama Bear to three glorious humans, an environmentalist, micro farmer, artist and silversmith who loves Strictly, complicated board games, and cake.
Oola can't wait to welcome everyone to Wales Burlesque Festival 2024 and is tickled cerise to be part of it's creation.
Photo by Evita Photography
International sensation, FooFo Labelle has been hoofing it around the glove for over 30 years! Dancer, singer, choreographer, producer, Mum and business owner, FooFoo founded Cardiff Cabaret Club in 2007. She has produced over 250 shows and taught thousands of classes and workshops where performers of all ages and experiences are welcome.
FooFoo trained in Musical Theatre at Arts Educational London. She is constantly creating both for herself and the Cardiff Cabaret Club dynasty. Known for her high camp, ridiculous, comedy burlesque and sing n fling acts. Look out for her solo projects and theatre shows.
FooFoo is thrilled to be creating and producing the 2024 Wales Burlesque Festival at Wales Millennium Centre.
Photo by Neil Kendall
STAGE MANAGER & MARKETING
Flossie trained in Performance Art at Aberystwyth University before moving to Cardiff in 2011 where she is now the Marketing Campaigs Manager for National Dance Company Wales.
Flossie joined Cardiff Cabaret Club in 2014 - where she made many lifelong friends and quickly found her niche in stage management. She loves ensuring a show runs smoothly, especially if she can di it in a silly costume.
Flossie loves connecting people to live arts experiences that can make them smile - be it through glamour and grace or pure stupidity and is excited to share the power of Burlesque with new audiences across the City, as well as introducing the incredible artists to weird, wild and wonderful Wales.
Photo by Megan Pritchard
We are thrilled to be working with Wales Millennium Centre, and can't wait to welcome artists and audiences to enjoy the festival with us in this iconic venue at the heart of Cardiff Bay.
All shows and workshops will take place in the new Cabaret venue. This inclusive and accessible space has it's own entrance and bar, with table service and a selection of delicious cocktails and drinks to keep you lubricated and ready to cheer the night away!
Before the shows, and between the workshops, enjoy the beauty and bustle of Cardiff Bay with it's plethora of places to eat, drink and soak up the atmosphere.