Roll up, roll up the Galway Burlesque festival will be hitting our wonderful city from 18th-20th september and the lovely co producer Shir Madness has given me the low down:

They have launched a  new site with a full programme on this mad weekend with events running day and night across Galway, it promises to be great fun! There will be performances, workshops, Dr Sketchy’s Cabaret life drawing and vintage market. We are also delighted to sponsor a prize for this event as we love to shoot all things that glitter and shimmy! See some of our snaps of Shir in showgirl mode!

As it happens Shir is competing in the Miss Burlesque Ireland competition on July 18th in the Button Factory, Dublin along with other amazing performers.  Follow her on Facebook and twitter and show some love… and @shirmadhoop

Some facts about Shir for those who have not heard of her :

Originally hailing from Marseilles, France, she has taken Ireland by storm the last 8 years.
With amazing hula-hooping skills, a penchant for the glamourous and a grace like no other, Shir has fast become one of Ireland and Europe’s’ most loved  burlesque performers.

 She describes herself as a ‘curvy, fiery circus freak who likes to tease’. She is most known for her jaw dropping act which sees her hula hoop with up to 30 hula hoops, while effortlessly peeling of some of the most beautiful lingerie ever seen. (all designed and painstakingly handmade by her) It is also one of the reasons a lot of photographers like myself love to get her in front of their lens! check her out!

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