queer prom dances back into our lives this friday
Queer Prom is back! After selling out its first-ever event in Komedia last January, the prom for the LGBTQ community has moved to a bigger venue and promises to be just as fantastic the second time around. And it’s not too late to get tickets, so grab your crowns and get yourselves down there for a queer night to remember.
The Queer Prom Rainbow Ball at Patterns will feature a host of top-notch drag and cabaret performers, including Lydia L’Scabies and BABY, and two floors of DJs, as well as ambassadors from Channel 4’s Genderquake documentary who will be doing a ‘Ginderquake’ (yup, that means free Brighton Gin cocktails) meet and greet with guests on the colourful terrace.
With a Queer Prom bus transporting guests safely from the station to the venue, and a team of escorts on hand, too, ticket holders can just focus on having a good time.
Set up by DJ and events organiser Vicki Cook of music night Femrock and her partner Jules Haydon Guaitamacchi, the not-for-profit night aims to give the queer community the amazing prom experience they may have missed out on when they were younger.
“Our hope is to keep Queer Prom alive as not only a means to experience something so many of our members felt unable to be part of, but equally to raise awareness and funds for local LGBTQ organisations voted in for by our attendees,” said Vicki and Jules.
“After the year we just had, Queer Prom is invested not only in hosting an event that will help rewrite people’s childhood experiences, but we want to invest in changing people’s future. We’ll also be raising money for a Brighton LGBTQIA+ start-up charity and the Rainbow Fund who put money into many of these projects and services,” they added.
Queer Prom’s main charity is Mermaids, an organisation that works closely with transgender children and their families.
Friday 3rd August, 7.00pm – 4.00am; £15
Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton BN2 1TL
Photo credit: Kaleido Shoots