Welcome to the home of the NWBS on the web, please take a good look around and see what we're all about.
The NWBS was founded in 2010 as a way of learning, socialising and networking within the burlesque community. Going from strength to strength it has become an extended family welcoming everyone into it's open arms, so please come along and see what we can offer you, our doors are open to all!
Whether you're a performer, promoter, audience member or simply have an interest in burlesque and/or the vintage lifestyle and would like to make new friends we're here for you.
A Place to Learn and Share
We meet once every two months in Manchester and have a guest speaker at our meetings. In previous months we've welcomed speakers such as Em Brulee, Neil Kendal and Snappy O'Shea, we've covered topics from costuming, union benefits, legal issues to body painting!
We've run workshops with Anna Fur Laxis and Beatrix Von Bourbon.
Please see our Upcoming Meetings section for more info on what we have in store for you!
A Place to Perform
We have performer slots available for everyone, so whether you need to try out a new act or you're looking for somewhere to pop your cherry in front of a supportive and friendly crowd the NWBS is the place for you!
Please see our "What We Can Do For You" section for more details.
Our meetings start at 2pm and finish at 6pm, leaving plenty of time for travel or if you'd like to hang about for a drink we're more than happy to prop up the bar with you. We're a social bunch so don't be shy!
And all for a bargain price!
We are a non profit Society and like to keep things as cheap as we can so everyone can benefit and attend. We ask for a contribution of £3 on the door, or you can join our membership scheme for £12 a year (plus you get loads of discount codes and benefits along with your NWBS Membership card).
So what're you waiting for? Come along and say hello!