ONE of the worldâ€™s leading burlesque star is set to add a little bit of spice to Belfastâ€™s International Womenâ€™s Day celebration. Saucy singing starlet Amber Topaz revealed sheâ€™s planning on â€œblowing the audiences socks offâ€ with a â€œcheeky burlesque cabaretâ€.
The curvy dancer is just one of the acts taking to the stage at the International Womenâ€™s Day Cabaret Party supported by easyJet in aid of the Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre on March 8.
Celebrating the international festival in Belfast was â€œan absolute pleasureâ€ said Amber.
Amber joins a line-up for event including Living TV Rehab star and former X-Factor finalist Rowetta, Iâ€™d Do Anything singers Rachel Tucker and Niamh Perry as well as performances from top swing singer James Huish and a special live set from international DJ and music producer Micky Modelle.
Over the next week a whole host of other performers will be announced for the marathon event starting at 7.30pm at the Speakeasy in Queenâ€™s Students Union, Belfast. These will include performance arts, dance, acrobatics and more singers.
John Ferguson of Crew Management, who are managing the event, said: â€œI was approached by the Rape Crisis Trust who were set up late last year to raise vital funds for the Rape Crisis Centre.
â€œEach month staff and volunteers at the Rape Crisis Centre battle against an ongoing funding crisis to keep their helpline open.
â€œWe wanted to put on an event that brought the best of female talent together a variety of other performances to give a night of entertainment for everyone.
â€œWe decided that we wanted to also use the event to celebrate the work of the centre and also to celebrate International Womenâ€™s Day which this year will mark 27 years since the organisation opened itâ€™s doors in 1982.
Tickets are Â£10 for the Sunday March 8 event at the Queenâ€™s University Speakeasy and available from ticketmaster.ie , sponsorship opportunities and student discounts available please contact [email protected]