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Join hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they talk about all things mental health, cabaret and burlesque.

Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe - exclusively devoted to exploring mental health. Through burlesque, comedy, original music and more, the troupe seeks to express and question assumptions and expectations surrounding mental health. Will you STRIP AWAY STIGMA with us?

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The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & Creativity Invisible Cabaret

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Join hosts Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose as they talk about all things mental health, cabaret and burlesque.

Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe - exclusively devoted to exploring mental health. Through burlesque, comedy, original music and more, the troupe seeks to express and question assumptions and expectations surrounding mental health. Will you STRIP AWAY STIGMA with us?

...
Like what we're creating? We'd love you to buy us a drink: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/inviscab

    Boys Don’t Cry | Locking Down and Opening Up with Richard 'The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie

    Boys Don’t Cry | Locking Down and Opening Up with Richard 'The Burly Photographer’ McKenzie

    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.

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

    CW - 15:23 brief mention of suicide.

    Some useful links for Men's Mental Health: CALM (for men aged 16-35); Dudes 'N' Dogs community group.

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    Things mentioned in the podcast:

    Buy Richard's Book of Rainbows

    Richard's photographs from the BLM demonstrations and many more are available to purchase in this book

    Luscious Cabaret, run by Lady Luscious

    Museum of London's appeal for Covid collection contributions

    Councillors pointing at things

    Reading Fringe Festival

    The Scarlet Vixens (on Instagram as @thescarletvixens)

    Harlem Nocturne

    John Cooper Clarke - some of Richard's recommendations: Kung Fu International & I Wanna Be Yours

    Paulus's original song, 'Tribe'

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    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/

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    • 31 min
    The Art of the Perfect Tickle-Slap | Glamour and Grit with Dee Dee La Femme

    The Art of the Perfect Tickle-Slap | Glamour and Grit with Dee Dee La Femme

    Our mental health and creativity podcast hits its 10th episode! And who better to celebrate with than another Invisible Cabaret stalwart, the sexy chanteuse, lipstick lesbian and baddest of asses, Dee Dee La Femme.

    You can find Dani on Instagram as @deedeelafemme, and on her page dedicated to sexual wellbeing and sex positivity.

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    Tweet or DM us with what you're grateful for this week, or - better still - send us a voice message!

    Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast.

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    Things mentioned in the podcast:

    Don't drink Lemsip if you're taking antidepressants!

    Dani's Quarantine Birthday video

    Kubler-Ross Stages of Grief, not to be confused with the Myers-Briggs personality test 😂

    High-functioning depression

    Loss of libido: NHS guide

    Self-date ideas: some tips to get you started

    Health benefits of cuddling & some new cuddle positions to try 😏

    Healthline

    Relate official website

    Louis Theroux: one of Rosie's fave documentaries

    Miss Mustardseed's latest blog on our website

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    The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more.

    You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube.

    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/

    Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography 

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    • 34 min
    'Everybody Loves Parfait' | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois

    'Everybody Loves Parfait' | Grease and Grace with Burlesque Queen and Drag King, Petit Pois

    What a treat to talk to Petit Pois, a celebrated burlesque artiste and drag performer who just happens to be one of the longest-running members of our troupe! Hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose talk to Shayla about her love of performing, creating characters and removing layers (in all senses).

    You can find Petit Pois via her website, on Facebook and on Instagram as @petitpoisburlesque.

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    Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast.

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    Things mentioned in the podcast:

    Petit Pois as Danny Zuko at the World Burlesque Games

    Watch a snippet of Petit Pois in her 'Miracle' act and on our Instagram

    Derren Brown's 'miracle' speech

    Check out Dodie's music, used in the 'Miracle' act

    Incredible circus performer who just happens to be Shayla's bro, Danny Ash

    For Petit Pois's acts, e.g. Miss Trunchbull... see her website!

    The Shame Wizard on Big Mouth

    And of course, we couldn't leave out the full video for Bedknobs and Broomsticks 'bobbing along'

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    The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more.

    You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube.

    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/

    Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography 

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    • 34 min
    'I Was Reborn' | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine

    'I Was Reborn' | Feminism & Feeling Your Oats with Ida Sanguine

    Burlesque siren and Invisible troupe member Ida Sanguine joins hosts Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose to talk about the origins of her burlesque career, her 'knack for sensual movement,' being a performer in lockdown, and the Law of Jante... 

    You can find Ida on Facebook, and on Instagram as @idasanguine.

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    Are you a creative (of any description) with a mental health story to tell? Email invisiblecabaret@gmail.com with your pitch to be a guest on the podcast.

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    Things mentioned in the podcast:

    Burlesque performer, Belle de Beauvoir (the quote we reference was on her Instagram story so has since expired, but she's well worth a follow all the same!)

    LIPA (Liverpool Institute for the Performing Arts)

    LIPA Vogue Ball - the birth of Sanguine [as Jessica Rabbit]

    Law of Jante

    JournalSpeak with Nicole J. Sachs

    COFX coffee shop in London

    Parks & Recreation - how to watch in the UK

    And no, we still don't know what Ida said at the end... If you can understand, get in touch! 

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    The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more.

    You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube.

    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/

    Photo credit: True Love Portfolio Package

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    • 26 min
    Redefining “Much” | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday

    Redefining “Much” | Capitalism & Cyberpunk with Blue Monday

    Join regular hosts Rosie Verbose & Ferrero Rochelle, as they chat with troupe member Blue Monday about creativity & mental health; specifically, how the need to make money affects our wellbeing.

    You can find Blue Monday on Instagram as @bluemonday.exe.

    CW: abuse at 28.37 - 32.34.

    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.

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    Things mentioned in the podcast:

    Ada Lovelace – one of first coders, not to be confused with Linda Lovelace...

    The marketing creation of Blue Monday

    Extrinsic vs intrinsic goals: a sample study

    Cyberpunk and its links with the past

    'Fig tree' piece - Belle Bluestocking explained her thinking on a recent podcast

    OCD info

    Mouncealot episode on processing trauma through art

    Perfectionism: some resources

    Warburtons wheat-free sourdough cob bread (Rosie's gratitude for the week!)

    National Domestic Abuse Helpline & the UK government website

    Erin's recipe : baby tomato & rosemary foccacia - stay tuned on our blog & socials!

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    The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more.

    You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube.

    Mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk

    Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography

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    • 36 min
    When I Was a Fig in the Cabaret... | Toxic Positivity & Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking

    When I Was a Fig in the Cabaret... | Toxic Positivity & Dancing Through Life with Belle Bluestocking

    Today we’re joined by dancer and troupe sister Belle Bluestocking to talk about mental health and creativity, and what the two mean to her (kind of our theme, in case you hadn’t noticed). Belle opens up about dancing through her emotions, her beloved Sylvia Plath, and why ‘toxic positivity’ can be damaging to our mental health. Plus, did you know you can have a panic attack from happy excitement? Neither did we. Listen to the end to find out more…

    You can find Belle Bluestocking on Instagram as @issybee22.

    NB brief CW at 36 mins 

    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.

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    Things mentioned in the podcast:

    Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. New York: Harper and Row, 1971

    Limón contemporary dance technique, developed by Mexican dancer & choreographer José Limón

    Martha Graham (American modern dancer & choreographer)

    Alvin Ailey (American dancer and choreographer)

    'Toxic positivity'

    Digging for diamonds cartoon

    Dyspraxia - some great support resources on the ArtsMinds website

    Long-read about dance & mental health

    ‘I May Destroy You’ on BBC iPlayer

    ‘Little Fires Everywhere’ on Amazon Prime

    What to do if your friend has a panic attack

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    The Invisible Cabaret Podcast is all about mental health and creativity. Invisible Cabaret is a cabaret and burlesque troupe devoted to raising mental health awareness, founded by Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle. When the world's not in a global pandemic, Invisible Cabaret makes burlesque and cabaret shows all about mental health. Think vaudeville variety, dance, original music, comedy, poetry and more.

    You can see some clips of Invisible Cabaret in action on YouTube.

    Mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk

    Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

    Photo credit: Steve Gregson Photography

    www.invisiblecabaret.org


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    • 38 min

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