Hove couple Rosie Wakley and Ali Child began performing as their heroes, Gwen Farrar and Norah Blaney in 2014. They took their show about them to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to great acclaim. Since then Ali has written a 90,000 word biography of the forgotten pair of lesbian variety stars who were household names in 1924.
Planning a hen party for your best friend or yourself can be a lot of hard work. Many things starts to crop up such as budget, location and accommodation not to mention what the activities are going to be. Having just organised my own hen party, the most important thing is to find an activity which is inclusive and breaks the ice. There will be groups of girls who have never met each other before so finding an something which gets everyone participating in, and most importantly having a good laugh, is ideal.
In the 1920s flappers girls broke the image of what a traditional woman should be. They cut their hair short, wore make-up and are what many considered the "modern" woman, breaking away from victorian womanhood. Flapper girls Josephine Baker, Clara Bow and Louise Brooks are maybe the most most famous three from the era but what made them stood out and stand the test of time?