International Drag brunch tradition coming to Swindon

By Jessica Durston - 5 November 2021

Arts and Culture

An afternoon of Drag cabaret, comedy, and dance will visit Swindon this month.

Adam All

The Drag Brunch in its many forms is estimated to have been around since the 1900’s and consists of Drag performers showcasing a range of Cabaret such as Comedy, Dance, singing, and impersonations.

The gargantuan success of television series Ru Paul’s Drag Race has catapulted the art form further into the mainstream and the history of Drag continues.

Swindon’s Level 3 will be the setting for a Bottomless Drag Brunch Spectacular on Saturday 27 November 2021 from 1 - 4.30pm

The event offers two types of entry, 2 hours of Bottomless Prosecco, and Bottomless Prosecco with optional Burger Brunch.

The 4-hour event will feature 3 award winning Drag performers.

Headlining the show is Adam All, who is said to be hailed as a pioneer of the modern UK Drag scene, has their own TED talk, has been featured on This Morning, in Timeout Magazine, on the BBC and most recently included in Alfie Ordinary’s interview series ‘The Living Legends of British Drag’.

In 2019 they won the award for Best Drag King at the QX Awards.

Jersey the Devil is described as 'Bristol’s prettiest cryptid with far too much energy.' With performances filled with hyperactive dance moves and lip sync prowess. A spokesperson said of Jersey: "Wig stylist to the stars and producer of events for The Bristol Drag Collective, Jersey isn’t scared to bring a good time!"

Hosting the event along with organiser Evie Em-Jay, will be Cardiff based Drag Queen Dr Bev Ballcrusher. Dr Bev is a comedian, actor, singer and is said to be one of the matriarchs of the LBGTQIA+ scene.

The afternoon will kick off with an exclusive Pop Diva set from Wiltshire’s own twin singing group Billy & Louie who have been seen on ‘Little Mix, The Search’ on BBC primetime as well has having a national following on social media.

Organiser Evie Em-Jay said: "I’m excited to bring a Drag Brunch to Swindon especially to the respected and historical venue that is Level III! I hope to show that the drag scene in the UK is so much more than what is shown on TV.

"I’ve enjoyed Drag shows for over 30 years and the scene is so diverse with so much to offer everyone who is looking for a good time! Having a trailblazing and award winning performer like Adam All headlining the event is a real honour and I hope that Swindon supports this event and its community."

Standard bottomless prosecco tickets are priced at £22. For the inclusion of food, tickets will be £30. 

They can be purchased at https://www.seetickets.com/event/bottomless-drag-brunch/level-3/2118630

More information can be found on the Facebook event page at https://www.facebook.com/events/914773849415079

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