Getting Glammed up for the History of Drag

Drag acts from the past and present will be donning their highest heels and most glamorous gowns for a special fundraising event being held next month.

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On Sunday July 13, Boulevard cabaret club, Churchill Street, Newcastle, will be taking visitors on a journey through the history of drag for a special evening of entertainment in aid of leading LGBT charity, Northern Pride.

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The aptly-named Dragged Through the Generations, which is open to ages 18 and above, will feature performances by some of the North East’s best-loved female impersonators, many of whom have been working the circuit for years.

This includes Anna Morphic and October De Winter, who were crowned Drag Idol winners in 2013 and 2014 respectively, along with Boulevard’s own Betty Legs Diamond and compere Miss Rory.

Proceeds from the event, which is being held in the build up to the annual Newcastle Pride festival, will be donated directly to Northern Pride to help promote equality for the LGBT community and ensure the popular Pride festival remains free in future years.

Miss Rory
Miss Rory

Mark Nichols, Chair of Northern Pride, said: “Northern Pride and its annual Newcastle Pride festival rely heavily on the support of sponsors and individual donations to continue to promote equality and inclusion for all.

“Events like Dragged Through the Generations are a great way of bringing all branches of the North East community together and raising vital funds while having a fabulous time.”

Tickets for Dragged Through the Generations, priced at £5 standing and £10 seated, are available direct from Boulevard on 0191 2507068 or www.boulevardnewcastle.co.uk

You can also find out more about the events taking place as part of the free Newcastle Pride festival, July 18 to 20, including performances by Sinitta, Shayne Ward and the Vengaboys, by visiting www.northern-pride.com or following @northernprideuk on Twitter.

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