Podcast Episode 11 – The Burly Photographer

You can listen to Episode 11 here!

Invisible Cabaret charters new waters this week, as we venture outside the troupe to talk about creativity and mental health with artists in other fields. And after guesting on his podcast earlier on in lockdown, how could they not put Richard McKenzie, AKA The Burly Photographer, top of the priority list! Richard is a fantastic live-event photographer, whose work has earned him international renown in the burlesque community. He joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose to talk about how to keep motivated and inspired as a creative – even in an international crisis – as well as sharing his fascinating perspective on men’s mental health and how cabaret might begin to bridge that gap.

CW – 15:23 brief mention of suicide.

Mouncealot and her new boyfriend(?) at an Invisible Cabaret show in November 2019, taken by THE BURLY PHOTOGRAPHER!

You can find Richard on Facebook as @digitalmck and on Instagram as @theburlyphotographer.

Are you an artist (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com for more details about how to be a future guest on the podcast.

Things mentioned in the podcast:


Be in the next episode of #InvisiblePodcast! Tweet or DM us with what you’re grateful for this week, or – better still – send us a voice message! You can also email us: invisiblecabaret@gmail.com.

With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk
Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.

'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity

Burlesque artist, host and all-round powerhouse Curly Chaos joins Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose, to chat about what creativity and mental health means to her. Expect a rip-roaring half-hour adventure through dance, periods, psychotherapy and mutilating rubber ducks. Strap in, lads. Check out Curly on Instagram as @curly_chaos_burlesque, and read her blog here. Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode:  CW – PMDD (12:30 – 16:45): treatment; self-care; blog & community; suicidal thoughts (26:35). *** What are you grateful for atm? Tweet @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: Chaotic Good Neo-burlesque: a short history Rubber duck act; Willy Wonka teaser; Chaos Cabaret; Warrior Act- see Curly's Instagram! East London burlesque studio – run by Evelyn Carnate Cabaret vs. Cancer Love Actually first lobster Prima ballerina with Alzheimer's is transported by music Our episode with troupe member and nurse, Miss Mustardseed – she also wrote about it on our blog PMDD Our episode with Robert Hallow (re. dealing with anger) SO cards That's Burlesque podcast Bitten Peach cabaret collective Cocoa Butter Club burlesque collective Gratitude jar – make your own using this guide! *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. 'We're Revolutionaries Out Here' | I am Artist, Hear Me Art with CURLY CHAOS
  2. "I am terrified. Are you?" "Yes. We are both terrified." | Making Music and Magic with ROBERT HALLOW
  3. Boys Don’t Cry | Locking Down and Opening Up with Richard 'The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie
  4. The Art of the Perfect Tickle-Slap | Glamour and Grit with Dee Dee La Femme
  5. 'Everybody Loves Parfait' | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois

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