Burlesque art class launched in Manchester thanks to Magazine and Comics Festival partnership 

Burlesque Life Drawing Poster - Mancunian Way 2017

The Lakes International Comic Art Festival and The Mancunian Way, a small press magazine celebrating all things Manchester through Illustration, writing, design and photography, are teaming up to deliver a regular Manchester-based Burlesque Life Drawing Class.

The Class will take place once a month, hosted by artist, designer and Mancunian Way editor Jacob Phillips with Burlesque model Cherie Bebe, starting from 11th December 2017.

A concept art illustration by Jacob Phillips for Chris Condon’s new film Past Is Prologue
A concept art illustration by Jacob Phillips for Chris Condon’s new film Past Is Prologue

Jacob is a creator who wrote, illustrated, printed and sold his first comic book, Roboy, at age just 11, which sold out during the first day of the 2005 Brighton Comic Convention. He’s currently involved in putting on art and music shows with Man Made and Glass Onion – as well as editing and publishing The Mancunian Way to promote and exhibit the work of young creatives in the area.

Cherie Babe. Photograph: Sinead Marie Photography
Cherie Babe. Photograph: Sinead Marie Photography

Cherie Bebe says she “was made to perform”. Born Shireen Ashton in Manchester UK, from a young age she was a self taught dancer admiring the likes of Prince, Michael Jackson, David Bowie and Madonna. As a teenager, she was a member of the renowned Oldham Theatre Workshop, then began training and acting for screen in various independent short and feature films – her credits include The Look Of Love, directed by Michael Winterbottom, Plastic, Theatre Of Fear and Portal, a web series.

She has worked with Bafta shortlisted Aneel Ahmad, award winning film-maker Miriam Kassim and is currently taking classes with Jim Cartwright.

Finding she missed the experience of performing in front of a live audience, Cherie Bebe’s debut was in 2010 and she has been performing all over the UK ever since, delivering an unforgettable performance of for her audiences.

Cherie also produces a number of burlesque shows across various venues in the North West which star herself and a lineup of distinguished burlesque and cabaret acts.

For more information visit this Facebook event page

• Follow The Mancunian Way on Twitter @mancunianwaymag

John Freeman

The founder of downthetubes, John describes himself as is a “freelance comics operative”, currently working as a freelance editor for TITAN COMICS, as Creative Consultant on the new DAN DARE audio adventures for B7 Media, and on promotional work for the LAKES INTERNATIONAL COMIC ART FESTIVAL and LANCASTER COMICS DAY.

John has worked in British comics publishing for over 30 years, starting out at Marvel UK, where he edited a number of the Genesis 1992 books with Paul Neary. His numerous credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine at Marvel and Star Trek Magazine and Babylon 5 Magazine at Titan Magazines, where he was Managing Editor.

He also edited STRIP Magazine and worked as an editor on several audio comics for ROK Comics, including TEAM M.O.B.I.L.E. and THE BEATLES STORY.

Most recently he is writing CRUCIBLE as a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz, published on Tapastic; and DEATH DUTY and SKOW DOGS with Dave Hailwood for the digital comic 100% Biodegradable.

%d bloggers like this: