The Alternative and Burlesque Fair

Preview by Ailsa Mullins | 28 Mar 2014

For the first time, The Ultimate Alternative Shopping and Entertainment Experience stops off in Glasgow on its UK-wide tour. With up to 1,000 monthly guests, The Experience offers a variety of clothing, accessories and some naughty for those who enjoy the burlesque, vintage, rockabilly, fetish, adult lifestyle, gothic, alternative, steampunk and neo-Victorian scenes.

On Saturday the 12 April, Glasgow's Queen Margaret Union will play host to this spectacular (and alternative) event, spoiling you for choice with over 35 stalls, with names like Tatty Bon, Kinky Pink and Madame Pinups in attendance. This event is for the risky, naughty and indulgent – definitely not for the faint hearted! Satisfying all senses, a visual feast will be provided through an array of burlesque and aerial shows throughout the day, headlined by the fabulous, and arguably one of the most iconic British Burlesque performers of the last decade, Kittie Klaw.

For those not only looking to shop, social areas will be dotted between bars and catering, allowing you to rest your weary feet and get chatting to fellow enthusiasts. The party animals and night owls will be pleased to hear that Asylum, Glasgow’s top alternative night club, will hold The Experience’s special after party.

It all kicks off from midday and runs until 6pm. Entry is £5, £4 for NUS cardholders paid on the door. It’s over 18s only, and for the lucky baby-faced among us, ID may be required. For any more information, or about the other stops on The Ultimate Alternative Shopping & Entertainment Experience tour, check out

Queen Margaret Union, 22 University Gardens, Glasgow, £5 on the door Strictly over 18s only (ID may be required). NUS £4 (entitlement card must be shown) @Heresy_n_Heelz http://