University of Roehampton society celebrating all things drag, inspired by the TV series 'Ru Paul's Drag Race'. Open to performers and appreciators alike- absolutely no one is excluded!
Wikipedia definition for drag queen ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drag_queen )
"A drag queen is a person, usually male, who dresses in clothing of the opposite sex and often acts with exaggerated femininity and in feminine gender roles which is for the purpose of entertainment or fashion. Often, they will exaggerate certain characteristics such as make-up and eyelashes for comic, dramatic, or satirical effect. While drag is very much associated with gay men and gay culture, there are drag artists of all sexualities. There are many kinds of drag artists and they vary greatly in dedication, from professionals who have starred in films to people who just try it once, or those who simply prefer clothing and makeup that is usually worn by the opposite sex in their culture. Drag queens can vary widely by class and culture. Other drag performers include drag kings, women who perform in male roles and attire, faux queens, who are women who dress in an exaggerated style to emulate drag queens, and faux kings, who are men who dress to impersonate drag kings."
Our society is dedicated to celebrating all things drag and fabulous. We're open to all performers and appreciators, sexualities and gender identities- absolutely no one is excluded! We're inspired by the TV series Ru Paul's drag race, but whether you're a die-hard fan or you've just learned what drag is from the definition above there will always be something to enjoy. We won't push anyone to do anything they're not comfortable with, so please don't feel you'll ever be forced into a dress and a pair of heels!
This society is a place of expression, appreciation, support and love of absolutely everyone. We want to provide a safe place for people to perform drag and try out new things, as well as having fun and potentially changing ideas of gender and sexuality.
There will be two kinds of events every month: 'Mini Challenge' events, and 'Maxi Challenge' events.
- Mini Challenge events: EXCLUSIVE FOR MEMBERS ONLY! Fun casual society get-togethers- events for relaxing and getting to meet other people. Future events may include: Drag Race/ All Stars group binge-watching, movie nights (such as Paris is Burning, Rocky Horror, Hurricane bianca), workshops, etc.
- Maxi Challenge events: MEMBERS CAN PERFORM, NON-MEMBERS CAN ATTEND. Larger scale events at the university: shows, open mic nights, lip-sync battles, competitions, and hopefully trips into central London to see drag performers live! Members can take any part in the running of events that they like; performing, costume making, make-up- whatever your skill set, just let us know you're interested. Non-members cannot take part in the events but are invited to watch, and if they're interested can purchase a membership anytime they like!
Please let us know any ideas or suggestions you have, and how you'd like to see us improve!
"If you can't love yourself, how the hell you gonna love somebody else?"
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