7.20pm to 8.10pm, Thursday 30 September 2021
Free Talk: "From Cabaret To Conservation" an inspirational and entertaining talk by Shelley Lozano former professional cabaret artiste, belly dancer, fire eater, author, radio DJ and conservationist.
Shelley Lozano has worked professionally as a cabaret artiste and entertainer for over 35 years. Her work has taken her as far afield as Europe, Kathmandu, India and the Middle East. She is also an author and radio presenter with a weekly wildlife show and through her work, helps raise awareness and funds for endangered wildlife.
'From Cabaret to Conservation', is an inspirational and entertaining talk as Shelley shares her experiences about her life in show business to her work raising awareness and funds for endangered big cats on her travels around the world. She also shares her passion and enthusiasm along with some of her favourite wildlife photographs that she has taken on her journeys.
Shelley has performed as a belly dancer in cabaret, and also taught belly dancing for over 30 years for adult education, various gyms and dance studios as well as on cruise ships and even via zoom.
Shelley is also a published author and her book 'Wild and Free' is fully illustrated with photographs she has taken from her travels in the wild and include thought-provoking and inspirational poems to raise awareness for big cats, wildlife, nature and the environment.
A large portion (20%) of the profits from the sale of her book goes back into the wildlife projects she supports for charities. Shelley has raised thousands of pounds over the years for various charities to help endangered animals in the wild as well as improving conditions for big cats in captivity and through her work, she continues to raise awareness and funds for big cats and endangered wildlife.
Shelley has also:
met and been inspired by the work of Sir David Attenborough, wildlife artist David Shepherd, Virginia McKenna of Born Free and Jill Robinson of Animals Asia.
Appeared on both TV and Radio, Theatre and in Cabaret and also presented an 8 part series for Southampton television called 'Arts 4 Evry1'.
Appeared in several T.V. programmes and chat shows, radio and magazines.
Shelley has worked with and had the pleasure of supporting many named Artistes such as Tony Christie, Ken Dodd, Frankie Vaughan, Bob Monkhouse and June Whitfield in “What`s My Line?”, TVS – “Love me Love me not” and as a guest Artiste on ‘The Time the Place’ and appeared as a cabaret artiste in Peter Kay's series 'Phoenix Nights'.
Appearances include the Channel 4 production of Peter Kay’s Pheonix Nights and as a guest Artiste on ‘Cybercafe’ for Meridian TV in November 2000, as guest Artiste/Limbo instructor for Meridian TV’ and ITV2’s “Date my Daughter” in 2005.
This promises to be a very interesting talk and one you will not want to miss. There will also be an opportunity afterwards to ask Shelley questions too.
The Hotel observes COVID19 protocols so there may be a limit on numbers.
Refreshments will be available and there is free parking but please register your vehicle at reception as a guest for the evening for this.
After the talk attendees may wish to socialise in the bar or outside weather permitting.
The Marriott Hotel, Pipers Way, Swindon, SN11 8LL