Archive | April, 2009

Alternative Miss World 2009

20 Apr

As Brian Eno once remarked,‘The Alternative Miss World should be entered for the Turner Prize!’

The event that brought Leigh Bowery to London, that intrigued artists from Brian Eno to David Hockney, that has attracted fashionistas from Zandra Rhodes to Ryan Styles – The Alternative Miss World – a beauty contest like no other – ricochets back into the limelight for its 12th outing since 1972 at London’s premier venue The Roundhouse on Saturday May 2nd 2009.

Artist Andrew Logan’s Crufts-inspired competition thrusts 20 hard-core exhibitionists, including head-hunter Janet Slee, Gallery owner Matthew Flowers, club phenomenon Daniel Lismore & milliner Piers Atkinson, onto the stage to compete through Daywear, Swimwear and Eveningwear for the ultimate accolade; the coveted title of The Alternative Miss World. Judged on poise, personality and originality by a panel of the ruthless crème de la crème of the creative world, contestants pull every trick in the book to gain attention, favour and those all-important votes. Past competitors have included Jubilee’s Jenny Runacre, Norman Rosenthal in Sarah Lucas, 80 year-old Russian Pani Bronua and ‘Transformer’ Burnel Penhaul. Expect cross-dressing, nudity, absurdity, art, gigantic looks, mechanical costume, raw sexual energy, laughter and shock!

The Alternative Miss World
The theme is The Elements
The place is The Roundhouse
The date is 2nd May
The time is 8.00 pm
The night to crown it all!

Tickets: £27.50 Groundlings and £50 Seated. Available from the Roundhouse Box Office on 0844 482 8008 /

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