From the founder of the first Drag Society worldwide comes Draguation, a regular, queer, student themed club night.
In 2016 Drag Soc was founded at the University of Sussex. Drag Soc became the home of many aspiring drag performers who have since become a success in their own right. It became a home for many queer students at the University and was even voted the most inclusive society for LGBTQ+ students in the UK, by the TAB in association with Bloomberg. Drag societies soon began
to pop up all over the country, including SOAS, Nottingham Trent, Rohampton, Greenwich, Bath Spa, Sheffield, Glasgow and Hull.
With thousands of students going to Uni every year, the excitement and nerves of living away from home feels overwhelming. There are so many events designed for meeting new people and making new friends, but there seems to be a complete lack of events specifically for LGBTQ+ students! For some, being away from home can mean the opportunity to explore sexuality and gender for the very first time. Draguation aims to provide a space inclusive of all ages, encouraging the queer community to come together and celebrate as one big family.
With graduation fast approaching it made sense for students to have an alternative club night of their very own, except this time off campus and a part of the Brighton queer scene. The launch party ‘Queers out for Summer’ will be kicking off this years graduation and Pride celebrations, taking place on 1st August from 7pm until late, at popular, Brighton, seafront venue, Patterns
Performers include, host for the evening and drag superstar FRUIT, new Drag Society president himself Prince of Persia, queerlesque and parody singer Olive Hooters, K-pop Diva Melanin Monroe, dancer and Youtube sensation Kelsey Ellison, as well as resident DJ and founder of Gal Pal’s Jumeau, who will DJing the night away with queer pop party anthems, wildcards and deep cuts that make you want to move! Expect a pool party themed, fancy dress night, with drag performers, dancers, cabaret, glitter, and so much more! Attendees will be welcomed at Pattern’s scenic terrace and at the end of the night, the draguates of the evening will be voted by a panel of ‘Drags Den’ judges, who will be handing out very special graduate mortarboard caps. So get ready to throw your grad cap and tassels in the air like you just don’t care for the first, queer graduation party! ‘Draguation’ will be a regular night, throughout the year and the next stop is Freshers Week!
Thursday 1st August 2019
7pm – 4am