Is there anything more fabulous than a fierce drag queen? No, they know how to sashay away better than the rest of us, they have the moves, the looks and the next level extra AF eyelashes. The art of drag is becoming more mainstream and as it does they are throwing more wild events in celebration, so to celebrate Pride month, here are 5 drag events that you know are going to be a whole lot of fun.
The Karaoke Hole
What: Drag Karaoke
Why: Fancy yourself as a performer? The recently opened Karaoke Hole, from the founders of East London’s Dalton Superstore, is the place to go for a chaotic evening of free-for-all karaoke sing-offs. Hosting both professional drag queens and brave amateurs, nights will be a cocktail fuelled evening of singing taking place on a disco ball-clad stage, complete with strategically-placed wind machines. It’s time to unleash your inner diva and show just how fierce you can be on stage.
Where: 95 Kingsland High Street, Dalston, E8 2PB
Sink The Pink
What: The Colour Ball
Why: The iconic party, Sink The Pink is known for its outlandish, outrageous extravaganzas. And after partying in East London, for the first time they are heading south of the river for one of the biggest LGBT + events at Brixton Academy. The theme? The Colour Ball. Expect plenty of fun, performers in loud costumes, an absolute ton of glitter and a no gender agenda.
The Colour Ball takes place on the 7th July 2018
Where: 02 Academy Brixton, 211 Stockwell Road, SW9 9SL
100 Wardour St
Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles)
What: Drag Brunch: London Pride Edition
Why: Fizz, wigs, eggs and legs. That’s the order of the day at 100 Wardour St as they makeover their Drag Brunch, to be even bigger and better to celebrate London Pride. There’ll be drag gameshows, dance troupes, live DJ Annie Grace, rainbow pancakes and rainbow prosecco. It’s going to be one fabulous brunch, darling.
The London Pride Edition takes place on the 7th July 2018
Where: 100 Wardour Street, Soho, London, W1F 0TN, United Kingdom
Queen of Hoxton
What: Drag Bingo
Why: When else could you have drag bingo but on hump day? As Queen of Hoxton says, it’s a night of balls, wigs and satanic invocation. Don’t expect your usual bingo nights, you won’t get two fat ladies more like two fabulous ladies. They pride themselves on genuinely awful prizes…at least they’re honest.
Where: 1 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX
What: Meet the New Drag Artists
Why: Just outside of Pride Month, The Art of Drag will give you the chance to see all the hottest new drag talent from The Art of Drag course at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. For one night only, Michael Twaits class of 2018 will be taking to Underbelly. Expect the camp, high, high heels, sequins, wigs, eyelashes for days as pop and politics are combined for an electric night.
The Art of Drag takes place on the 24th July 2018
Where: Belvedere Road Coach Park, Waterloo, SE1 8XX
What: Werk yourself on the bicycle
Why: If you’re a fan of Queens and exercise, you get to act on that ‘Side to Side’ Ariana Grande fantasy by joining DENIM at Boom Cycle. DENIM is a performance troupe known for their drag shows and musical performances that has been selling out shows and residencies all over the UK, and they’re always up for a good party. Just before London Pride, on Saturday, June 30th, Boom Cycle’s Duncan will be hosting a pride ride at noon. Afterwards, DENIM will be performing at Boom Cycle Battersea, following up with a Q&A hosted in the spirit of self acceptance and celebrating your true identity. Try not to sweat through your makeup, Queens!
Where: Boom Cycle, Battersea SW11 8AB
The Ivy Soho Brasserie
What: A gay ol' time at brunch
Why: In celebration of Pride, the Ivy Soho Brasserie are adding to their menu for guests to enjoy! They have created an exclusive pride-inspired dessert, available on the menu only during the week of Pride, from July 2nd to July 8th, the colourful Strawberry Pride Melting Dome, accompanying this will be a refreshing gin-based cocktail served in a glittering golden coupe. And on the day of the parade, some of London’s most loved drag queens would be hosting brunch at the Brasserie, Tiffaney Wells will return as a charismatic Maître D’, alongside Kitty, Topsy and Chamonix, all of whom will greet, host and entertain guests, whilst performing, from 11am to 4pm. It’ll be an explosion of colour like all the fabulous people who will be attending Pride.
Where: 26-28 Broadwick Street, Soho W1F 8JB