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A birthday at Lutter & Wegner, with the vintage songs of Sir Henry De Winter!

T and A at party at Lutter & Wegner by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018I met a lovely pair of gentlemen outside a club in Berlin one night.

We strolled and chatted and I showed them my drawings from the night. Not long after, I got an email from one of them, T, who wished to hire me to draw at his husband A’s 60th birthday party.

Sir Henry de Winter at As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018The party was held at Lutter & Wegner seit 1811, a beautiful historic restaurant walking distance from our flat.

Lutter & Wegener seit 1811 is so cozy and gorgeous, a charming interior of dark wood and white linen. It was filled with flowers from the couple’s floral design business.

Sir Henry de Winter, seen above and below, performed vintage songs of the Berlin 1920s. Marvelous!!!!!

He is an absolute legend of Berlin! His website is here, instagram is here, you can hire him to sing at your event! (hopefully, soon, when there are events again.)

Sir Henry de Winter performs at As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018 The party was 1920s themed and everyone wore fancy dress!

Everyone looked divine.

Party guests at As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018

Guest at As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018

Guests on As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018A on his 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018The couple brought their “daughter”, a sweet little dog.

You can bring a dog to most restaurants in Germany. Shocking to my US readers!

Folx on As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018The pup snuck into several of the pictures!

The restaurant staff were incredibly kind and the food was delicious.Pup at Lutter und Wegner seit 1811 on As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018

Lutter und Wegner Seit 1811 staff on As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018 Here the staff gather at the end of the night.

As they knew my clients very well, the atmosphere was very friendly and great care was taken with everything.

Dancing on As 60th Birthday by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018

Of course there was much drinking of fancy wine, and dancing!

But far more exciting to me, there was chocolate mousse cake!
Guest in cap at party at Lutter & Wegner by Suzanne Forbes Feb 10 2018

I switched to brown Kraft paper at the end of the night.

this was about a year into my beginning to add color to my drawings!Child at As party by Suzanne Forbes feb 10 2018

I believe this child was wearing his grandfather’s antique silk topper.

Of course in Berlin tweens come to fancy parties and stay up very late having fun!

I had the most wonderful time, documenting this group of dear friends and this loving couple in such a beautiful setting. I believe times like this will come again, of course, though my own health has devolved enough that I may never draw all night like this again.

T at Lutter und Wegner seit 1811 by Suzanne Forbes 2018And so I am so grateful to my wonderful clients, who invited me into this dream of Berlin that night.

*drawings shared with their consent of course, I lost the scans for a while so it took me a long time to post them!

 

Another amazing evening of Disabilitease!

Perfect Tyler for Disabilitease by Suzanne Forbes April 11 2021This is Perfect Tyler performing for Disabilitease!

What an incredible, iconic wheelchair burlesque piece! I looooove Perfect Tyler, find and follow them here! This performance was for the November 2020 edition of Disabilitease.

Little Peaches

Little Peaches is an international performer and producer and DisabiliTease is her baby. Several years ago, a serious flare up of several of her medical conditions left her unable to dance. Being the stubborn renegade stripper that she is, Little Peaches grabbed her wheelchair and re-trained herself to dance with wheels!

About booking performers with disabilities, she says:

Performers with disabilities are often overlooked for shows because they may need a little extra help when it comes to making the show accessible for them. That may be having wheelchair or walking aid access, assistance with travel, assistance to and from the stage to aid with visual impairments, BSL interpreters or a quiet space to retreat to if they are feeling overwhelmed. These little things can be surprisingly easy to put into place but more often than not, they aren’t.

Arielle Firecracker is the other half of the Disabilitease team!

Arielle is a gorgeous tattooed bombshell who burns up the stage! Here she is photographed by Veronika Marx.

Arielle Firecracker by Veronika Marx 2020

Arielle Firecracker by Veronika Marx 2020

I’m working on more drawings from this event.

Due to my own disability, it’s going slower than usual, but I will get them up eventually 🙂

I am incredibly grateful to my Patreon Patrons, whose monthly financial support makes it possible for me work safely at home.

As usual these drawings are licensed Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) for all to share and enjoy!

In addition, I release the copyright on each drawing to the performer shown and they may use the drawings for their own profit and pleeeasssure in any way they choose.