A clan of scantily-clad saucepots are planning a march on Camden Town Hall at the end of the month. Nipple tassles will be twirled in protest against the Council's decision in April to require any venue offering a burlesque show to apply for the Sexual Encouter Entertainment Licence, which is normally the purview of peeler bars and lapdance clubs. The peaceful protest is being organised by the Burlesque Women's Institute, who say that Camden are effectively trying to ban a practice they don't even understand, though their description of burlesque as "theatrical satire" might be stretching credibility a little. The Council claim they are only following national guidelines. The protest takes place on 30th July, and anyone wanting to join can find out more information here.
Last Updated 20 July 2009