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At this time of year, my life is normally peppered with appearances as my badge-loving Ringmaster Emcee at events like the Festival of Thrift. Instead, overnight thousands of pounds worth of work was cancelled, and I had to find something I could do from home that might bring in an income. Such is the life of a self-employed creative!
Read the full article in the Digital Edition of the Festival of Thrift.
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Elsenham WI invited Paulus to entertain their members and guests at their July monthly meeting, the latest in a series held online.
Read the full story in the Saffron Walden Reporter.
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In our final episode of the series we meet performer, theatre maker and workshop leader Peta Lily. We delve straight into the blood and guts of physical theatre, what is clowning and how relevant it is to performing. We ask what is a dark clown and dip our toe into what is next for the arts post lockdown.
Cabaret ‘Queen’ Paulus and 28 teddies mark 100th anniversary of Dreamland and the Scenic Railway.
The event was due to have been marked with a series of large-scale events, new art commissions and festival fun . But 2020 has been a year blighted by the coronavirus pandemic.
Events everywhere have been cancelled, large gatherings are banned and social distancing measures in place to halt the transmission of the virus mean opening the amusement park is just not viable.
So, instead of the planned party alternative queen All Together Now TV personality and cabaret performer Paulus declared the 100th birthday before the Scenic set off along the track with 28 giant teddies onboard.
Paulus has been a regular Dreamland visitor since staying with his nan in Margate as a small boy. Later years saw visits with friends as a teen and last year Paulus was part of the Pride celebrations at the park.
Paulus said: “It really is a great story for the Scenic which has survived three fires and a world war and I am sure Dreamland will survive through this.”
Paulus and Emily step back in time with theatre historian Naomi Paxton. We discover how the suffragette movement incorporated the arts into their fight for women’s rights, and how the arts and politics are closely linked. Plus who knew jiujitsu had an important role to play in votes for women!
Paulus has a good gossip with an old friend and Emily meets Dusty Limits! Cabaret compère, actor and singer, he’s done it all. We discuss being in ‘it’ for the long haul, how a karaoke competition had a life-changing effect and we delve into “What is Cabaret?” We also discover Dusty’s creative top tip(s).
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