Tomorrow is Merfolk UK, the UK's first ever mermaid convention - and the Merlesque Mermaids will of course be performing our hilarious mermaid comedy cabaret act, plus running a stall where you can buy amazing handmade mermaid accessories. To celebrate the convention, Merlesque have also launched a poetry competition which is open to all merfolk from across the UK and beyond!
The only rule is that your poem must be mermaid-themed - it can be funny, happy, sad, a haiku, limerick or sonnet: the choice is yours... Entries must be in by midnight on Friday 7th April - you can submit your poem right here.
Our top three poems will be shared via the Merlesque Mermaids Facebook page, and our winner will receive two beautiful handmade Merlesque Mermaids seashell & seaweed hairclips, plus a handmade mermaid necklace. So better get writing!
Being a professional mermaid sounds like a pretty awesome job. And it is! But most people only ever see the glamorous side of the profession – mermaids lounging in hot tubs and looking beautiful in underwater photographs. The magical mermaidens of Merlesque Mermaids UK have been performing across the UK since 2012 - and will be appearing at the Merfolk UK convention on March 31st with their killer mermaid cabaret act, to lift the lid on the secrets of mermaid life! Until then, here is our list of the top five things you never knew about life as a professional mermaid...
2. Mermaids have runny noses.
Continuing with the theme of 'being a professional mermaids is far more gross than you imagine': as well as being burp machines, our noses run all the time. Not only does chlorine from swimming pools irritate the nose and cause it to run, but when you're diving deep underwater, the water gets trapped in your sinuses – only to reappear at inopportune moments.
4. Mermaids are crafty.
Since Merlesque Mermaids launched in 2012, the popularity of mermaiding in the UK has exploded. But even now there aren't that many companies based in the UK who sell mermaid tails and accessories. So most professional mermaids get pretty good at making their own!
5. Mermaids spend 90% of their time doing admin.
Merlesque will be appearing at the Merfolk UK convention (follow the link for tickets!) on Friday 31st March 2017, so please pop along to our stall for a chat, a song, and to see our awesome collection of mermaid accessories for sale. In the meantime, find out more about Merlesque at our website www.realmermaids.co.uk or find us on Facebook or Twitter!
Like all true mermaids, the Sirens at Merlesque like to let their hair down once in a while...
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