Boudoir Events

I am always in the process of planning more fabulous trips to all sorts of exciting places and performances - cabaret clubs, theatres, restaurants, the TG scene's key annual events and even foreign locations are all part of a constantly developing and exhilarating future agenda!! Some of The Boudoir's forthcoming event plans for 2014 are already listed below - and don't forget the Latest News page is always worth keeping an eye on for additions to The Boudoir's diary and of course watch your email inbox too.

Please note - all listings below marked with an asterisk, do not have a preview write up available yet.


Trannyshack, Madame Jojo's, London

The Boudoir is pleased to present a mid-week opportunity to get out and about for those of you who find weekends difficult. Wednesdays are Trannyshack night at Madame Jojo's on Brewer Street, in the heart of London’s Soho. In my opinion the venue, the music and the vibe make this the best tranny night in London at this present time. The music is friendly, the hosts are a plethora of colour and imaginative drag that resembles the feel of the 80s London drag scene and the crowd is mixed and fascinating. Trannyshack attracts a host of unusual, colourful and flamboyant people who just love drag… either being in it, or just being around it. Dusty O, Lady Lloydand Tasty Tim are the most glamorous hosts in London and they never fail to make this night special. The cabaret spot midway through the night is an absolute scream and well worth watching.

Here’s what the Trannyshack official website said about the club: ''Trannyshack is one of Soho's saucy secrets. Every Wednesday an über-eclectic mix of Klub Kids, Trannies, Drag Queens, Inbetweenies, Fabulous Hetros and Scene Queens get together for one hell of a party!! You can’t fail to have fun at Trannyshack. Everything is geared towards it. Trannyshack regularly hosts special PAs which in the past have included Lady Bunny, Marcella Detroit, Laquisha Jonez and pretty much all of London’s drag stars. The music is party pop and fashionably funky provided by 4 of London’s scene legends Dusty O, Tasty Tim, and Lady Lloyd. It’s £1.00 before midnight if you surrender your gender and party in heels and lippy, otherwise it's £5.00. Everyone loves Trannyshack. Come once and we promise you, you will return!!''

Trannyshack

Here’s the deal: Makeover and hair at The Boudoir (including false nails or your own nails painted) - Wardrobe can be provided upon prior request - Tea, coffee, wine or champagne and our famous nibbles at The Boudoir - The cost of the trip is £100 (Special Price if three or more attend - usual price £195) not including taxi fares, club entrance fees (if applicable) or any food and drink consumed while out - Back to The Boudoir at the end of the evening for changing back.

If you would like to book a place on this outing please email Jodie Lynn at info@theboudoironline.com or call 020 8211 1666. A 50% deposit will be required to confirm your place on this event. Makeover slots will be confirmed a little nearer to the event, but bear in mind we do now try to operate on a first come first served appointment slot basis. These events are going to be very popular and The Boudoir Dressing Service is proud to be the only dressing service in England that provides this opportunity at this high class level, so be sure to book ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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The Enigma Ball, Three Locks Golf Club Bistro, Milton Keynes

The Boudoir is delighted to announce the first Enigma event of the year at another fantastic new venue for the trans community and friends with open minds!! We realise that not everyone wants to wear a ball gown every time but still wants the chance to glam up in their best dresses for a great night out in the company of like-minded people. So, what have the Enigma gang found this time?

What Is It? A more intimate dinner and dance party for a maximum of 70 people. Another great opportunity for you to have a superb evening and be your enigmatic self with friends old and new. This time not limited to ball gowns, just very smart cocktail and evening dresses. The evening consists of a three course dinner followed by a premium quality disco. As on previous occasions we aim to keep the dance floor full after we've eaten with the sort of music we like, and people have come to expect, from an Enigma event.

When Is It? Make space in your diary for Saturday 17th May 2014 between 7.30pm and midnight.

Where Is It? The Three Locks Golf Club Bistro, Great Brickhill, Milton Keynes MK17 9BH. Set in private grounds, safe and secure from prying eyes. Far from the ‘maddeningcrowd but not too far from an enigmatic bunch of smart people who enjoy being themselves with friends in a supportive stimulating atmosphere, at a great venue with other ‘grown-ups’.

Three Locks Golf Club Bistro

Here’s the deal: Makeover and hair at The Camponile Hotel (including false nails or your own nails painted) - Wardrobe can be provided upon prior requestYour ticket for the 3 course meal and disco - The cost of the trip is £195 not including taxi fares or club entrance fees. Please arrange your own accommodation at The Camponile Hotel, via this link www.campanile.com/en/hotels/campanile-milton-keynes-fenny-stratford or by calling central booking on 020 7519 5045. Remember, it is possible you may find better deals by shopping around using comparison sites.

If you would like to book a place on this outing please email Jodie Lynn at info@theboudoironline.com or call 020 8211 1666. A 50% deposit will be required to confirm your place on this event. Makeover slots will be confirmed a little nearer to the event, but bear in mind we do now try to operate on a first come first served appointment slot basis. These events are going to be very popular and The Boudoir Dressing Service is proud to be the only dressing service in England that provides this opportunity at this high class level, so be sure to book ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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Royal Ascot, Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

The Boudoir is absolutely thrilled to announce that we are organising another trip to Royal Ascot and we are ready to provide you with the most fantastic experience that you could imagine. The date for this extravaganza is Wednesday 18th June 2014. Plus... we've even arranged for the sun to shine agasin this year... Miss JL has connections everywhere you know!!

Pre Race Grooming

Royal Ascot is renowned for being a place where you must dress to impress!! The right outfit, hat, shoes and accessories are integral. As well as dressing to look the part it is vital that you have an outfit that you can comfortably spend a whole day in whilst walking around on grass, walking up and down stairs and generally functioning in with minimal difficulty. We are NOT supplying outfits or accessories for this event but we can arrange an Escorted Shopping Trip in advance of Royal Ascot where we will help you to buy the perfect outfit, hat and all the accessories you will need.

Pre-Season Training

We are going to base ourselves from a hotel near to Ascot where we will be performing makeovers, hair and nails on the morning. Every measure will be taken to make sure that all of our gurls look stunning for their day at the races. We will have booked a number of rooms at the hotel for the Tuesday (17th) so that you can arrive the evening before, get a good nights sleep and be fresh and ready for your morning makeover the next day. Please just let us know if you do require a hotel room for the Tuesday evening. You may even want to stay in the hotel on the Wednesday night too as you may well be drinking an awful lot of champagne at Royal Ascot!!

Royal Ascot

And They’re Off!!

A coach will arrive at the hotel to take us all to Ascot racecourse where our marquee will be all set up and ready for our arrival. We will be greeted with a glass of Bucks Fizz by my team that will be waiting on us for the duration of the day. The marquee will be our base throughout the day. It will be laden with a delicious buffet, comfortable chairs and mirrors for those important make up pit stops throughout the day!! We will have a sumptuous Ascot-inspired buffet lunch in our marquee in the picnic area before venturing over to the grandstand to watch the Royal Procession. After The Royals have played second fiddle to us gorgeous gurls, who really do steal the show, we will have a little flutter on the fillies and if we win, maybe we’ll venture over to the champagne tent for a splash more bubbly!!

And They’re On The Final Straight Now

When we have had enough, or our shoes start to really kill us, we can totter back to the marquee for afternoon tea with delicious strawberries and cream!! We will then relax here, eating and drinking till the sun starts to go down. At around 6pm our coach will return to whisk us out of Ascot and back to our hotel in Slough to either get changed back or continue enjoying your evening in the hotel bar or restaurant.

It’s A Photo Finish!!

The cost of this whole day experience is £295. Just to recap, this will include: Full makeover, wig styling (in accordance with your hat) and nails (false or your own) - Transport to and from Royal Ascot - Your General Admission Ticket to get you into the grandstand - Unlimited food and drink (alcoholic and soft) throughout the day - A CD Rom of photos of your day at Royal Ascot -  To book your place, please email info@theboudoironline.com or call 020 8211 1666. We will require a 50% deposit in advance to secure your place on this trip, and we will need to collect full payment at least 2 weeks before Wednesday 18th June 2014.

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Sparkle, The National Transgender Celebration, Manchester

The dates this year are Friday 11th July to Saturday 12th July 2014. Sparkle is a weekend festival of all things transgender, with live entertainment on the Sparkle In The Park stage, meals, clubs, information/support and so much more. A list of all the weekends activities and wonderful happenings will be found here www.sparkle.org.uk/index.php/the-weekend/full-event-listings/friday and here www.sparkle.org.uk/index.php/the-weekend/full-event-listings/saturday.

The Boudoir will be based as usual at The Place Apartment Hotel (www.theplacehotel.com) on Ducie Street, Piccadilly, Manchester, M1 2TP. Here we will be doing makeovers, hair and nails strictly by appointment only. We will be working from Friday lunchtime through to the early evening, and Saturday morning and then all day through to the early evening - to get you all ready and looking amazing for your various activities and events for the weekend. For a list of alternative places to stay for the Sparkle Weekend click here www.sparkle.org.uk/index.php/the-weekend/where-to-stay.

If you would like to book a makeover, wig styling and nails with us, our away rate is £80 and you can book your appointment with us by email info@theboudoironline.com or by calling us on 020 8211 1666. We do require a 50% deposit in advance in the form of a cheque, postal order, bank transfer or PayPal. We always get very busy for this event so please do book early to avoid disappointment.

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Miss TV Scotland Weekend, King Malcolm Hotel, Dunfermline

The dates this year are from Friday 24th to Sunday 25th October 2014. The usual format applies – we will fly up to Edinburgh from London (flights details to be confirmed) and then transfer to The King Malcolm Hotel in Dunfermline.

I will be doing makeovers and nails that afternoon for the 'Night Of One Hundred 80s Divas' - not just the pop girls like Kylie, Madonna, Cyndi Lauper, Annie Lennox etc. but think also TV/film - Dynasty, Dallas, Wonderwoman and more. There will be karaoke – They are looking for the best 80s impersonators, so please tell Loraine and Lousie about your singing talents when you get to the hotel!! There will also be an 80s quiz and of course, prizes for the best outfits!! DJ Gladys takes over after with her disco late into the night. Then you can fall into bed and get a good nights sleep before rising bright and early for the day’s activities throughout the Saturday. These range from quizzes to manicures and beauty treatments.

Saturday afternoon I will begin makeovers in our special make up room that is given to us for the weekend. Saturday night is of course the time of the fabulous Miss TV Scotland and Miss Hide and Sleek Competitions, taking place directly after a sumptuous Three Course Gala Meal. As you know, anybody can enter the competition (even if you are not from Scotland) so you are all welcome to have a go.

The Boudoir has had many winners in the Miss TV Scotland competitions. The first was the stunning Sarah Gray way back in 2003, then Zoe Snaggle in 2005, Ashley Monae became the first black Miss TV Scotland in 2007 with fellow Boudette Jill Kaylee as first runner up. In 2008 Liz Dietrich won first prize with Tessa Stevenson scooping up the Miss Hide and Sleek first place.

Dee Coe won Miss Hide and Sleek in 2009 with Rachel Green ably retaining the title for The Boudoir a year later in 2010!! 2011 saw Rachel Green and Liz Dietrich both in runner up positions in Miss TV Scotland. In 2012 Rachel was victorious again, this time as Miss TV Scotland with former champion Liz coming second. Deborah Loncraine was a glamorous runner up in 2012's Miss Hide and Sleek.

Last year, on Friday's James Bond themed evening party Trixie Bailey and Stacey Dee Collins were joint first in the fancy dress competition for their portrayals of Magda (Kristina Wayborn) from Octopussy and Solitaire (Jane Seymour) from Live And Let Die respectively.

Saturday saw more great success for both The Boudoir and Trixie as she won the Miss Hide And Sleek title, with Deborah Loncraine coming second. In Miss TV Scotland our Sara Campbell came third and Elizabeth Von Dietrich was runner up!! Well done girls!!

After the competition there is the fabulous DJ Gladys and her brilliant disco to the wee small hours followed by drinking in the hotel till you just can’t take any more.

Rachel

Sunday, we fly home to London. This really is a fabulous weekend where you get the chance to dress for the whole weekend if you want to. You don’t even have to leave the hotel!! In the past we have found that everyone really bonds and comes back to London on a real high!! The Hide and Sleek crew are a really nice group of people and the Scots have always been really friendly to us.

The rooms are all twin rooms so you will be sharing with another Boudette. If there is someone you would particularly like to share with, please let me know. The cost of the weekend is £TBA. This includes two makeovers and nailsYour meals Friday and Saturday night - Your breakfast on Saturday and Sunday mornings - Your two night’s accommodation. Your transfer to Dunfermline from Edinburgh Airport will be included if the majority of us travel together, however if everyone is arriving at different times and travelling to the hotel separately then you will be responsible for your own taxi fare. Once you place a firm booking with us we will advise you on flights if you would like to fly with other Boudettes to Edinburgh, but you can also make your own flight arrangements and meet at the hotel if you prefer.

A 50% deposit to guarantee your place on this trip will be required, with full payment being made before the event date. This is a very popular trip so you will need to let me know as soon as you can if you would like to attend. You can call me on 020 8211 1666 or email info@theboudoironline.com to book your place. The places for this trip are limited so we do need your booking and deposit ASAP. I do hope you can join us in bonnie Scotland for what I consider to be the most enjoyable tranny weekend of the year.

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