Yes We Can Can

Life Drawing Classes with a Twist, or a Can Can…

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Making a living from the arts is testing, in fact survival often demands all our creative attention. And when I meet an artist who meets this challenge with aplomb and business nous, I can only applaud. Natalya Umanska is a Norwich based burlesque dancer, pianist and life model who is combining her talents and love of visual art to open the Dr. Sketchy Anti-Art Class in the East Anglian capital.

Dr Sketchy’s  Anti –Art class is a life-drawing class with a twist, or perhaps that’s  a can-can. Glamorous models from the world of Burlesque model with their feathers and fans while artists, amateur and professional, turn out their best Toulouse Lautrec-esque sketches. And it’s all done in the best possible taste, dahlink, with wine and conviviality on hand.  Such business chutzpah and fun, always deserves a plug. So, if you’re in town come along to the upcoming class on February 27th has an ‘anti-valentine’s’ theme. 7-10pm @ the Unthank Arms, Tickets £10.50 in advance, £12.50 on the door.

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About suehealy

Irish writer/playwright Sue Healy’s work has been supported and developed by Arts Council England, Dublin’s Abbey Theatre, the Peggy Ramsay Foundation, the Heinrich Boll Association and Waterford Corporation/Tyrone Guthrie Centre. Her short play ‘The Dog in the Tree House‘ won the 2017 Claremorris Fringe Award. In 2016, her debut stage production, ‘Brazen Strap’ showed at the King’s Head Theatre. She was a finalist for the 2016 Eamon Keane Playwriting Prize, the 2016 Nick Darke Award and the 2016 Old Vic 12. In 2017, her work shows at the Hackney Attic (January) and the Etcetra Theatre (April). Sue’s nine radio dramas have broadcast on BBC Radio 4,WLRfm, KCLR96fm. She has also won the Sussex Playwrights’ Award, presented in the Festival of Contemporary European Drama and has had staged readings of her work in London, Norwich, Brighton and Cornwall. A UEA Creative Writing MA alumna, Sue’s prose won seven national prizes: the Molly Keane Memorial Award, BBC Opening Lines, Escalator Prize and HiSSAC Award. She spent eleven years in Budapest, editing Hungary A.M. Presently, she is London-based, researching a PhD on the Royal Court Theatre. Sue is Deputy Literary Manager at the Finborough Theatre. View all posts by suehealy

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