7 Fabulous Drag Events for Pride

By Emily Gray |
26th June 2018

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

The Karaoke Hole

Drag Karaoke

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
Website: www.thekaraokehole.com

Sink The Pink

Sink The Pink

The Colour Ball

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
Website: www.sinkthepink.co.uk

100 Wardour St

100 Wardour St

Drag Brunch: London Pride Edition

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
Nearest station: Tottenham Court Road (0.4 miles)
Website: www.100wardourst.com

Queen of Hoxton

Queen of Hoxton

Drag Bingo

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.
Every Wednesday

Where: 1 Curtain Road, Shoreditch, EC2A 3JX
Website: www.queenofhoxton.com

Underbelly Festival

Underbelly Festival

Meet the New Drag Artists

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
Website: www.underbellyfestival.com

Boom Cycle

Boom Cycle

Werk yourself on the bicycle

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
Website: www.boomcycle.co.uk

The Ivy Soho Brasserie

The Ivy Soho Brasserie

A gay ol' time at brunch

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
Website: www.theivysohobrasserie.com

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