Sunday 10th July 2016, 6pm, The Malt Cross
In aid of Nottinghamshire Pride
Join us on the 10th of July THE UK premiere of Alex Berry’s Drag Becomes Him, a wonderful documentary about RuPaul’s Drag Race’s superstar Jinkx Monsoon. The film follows Jinkx’s journey to success, and we are very happy to be presenting this event with Divergence Nottingham.
Doors will open at 6pm, at which point we’ll kick off with an informal exhibition made up of beautiful LGBT art by local artists, where originals and prints will be available to buy throughout the day.
From there we’ll open the nights cinematic entertainment with a carefully curated selection of short films and poetry readings by popular local LGBT author Gregory Woods before moving on to the main attraction, Drag Becomes Him.
Finally we’ll top it all off with a one woman show by Nottingham’s best alternative drag performer, Riley Vyrus. She promises us it’s going to be one of her biggest performances yet, and you can be a part of all these things for just a fiver!
What’s more, we’re doing this in aid of Nottinghamshire Pride to help them prepare for what’s going to be an extra special celebration this year!
A CELEBRATION OF LGBTIQA ART
We’ll also be displaying beautiful work from the following local artists, and almost everything on show will be available for you to buy (with 20% of any sales going to Notts Pride):
Martin Sanders (Photographer)
Martin is one of the most exciting local photographers we’ve come across, and prints of his work will be available to buy. He has an extraordinary talent for experimenting with his medium and tapping into Nottingham’s Zeitgeist. On the 10th he will be displaying work that handles sexuality and gender in ways both humorous and stunning.
Juliana Loveluck (Paper Artist)
An absolute magician with a pair of scissors, Juliana creates almost incomprehensibly intricate and delightful art out of paper. For our exhibition she will be creating captivating pieces that pay tribute to the victims of the tragic Orlando attack and celebrate LGBT love.
Lee Henderson (Stencil Artist)
Lee is a fantastic British artist who creates very visceral and emotive art using stencils and spray paints. As part of our event he will be selling commemorative canvases that pay tribute to musical genius and great gender pioneer David Bowie.
Cherie Buxton-Barnes (Painter/Illustrator)
Cherie is a gifted, full-time children’s book illustrator who runs painting classes locally and has been involved in exciting events with organisations such as Waterstones. She has had around 100 books published, and on the day she will doing live painting as well as selling lots of captivating paintings that showcase both the joyful and the darker sides of her art.
Michele Lee Anne Buxton-Barnes (Painter)
Michele is a very passionate artists who co-runs painting classes across Nottingham with Cherie. She specialises in watercolour paintings of animals and the vibrant colours and fluid style of her work takes on a life all of its own. On the 10th of July, she too will be doing live painting and selling a selection of their work.
Our audience were also able to send beautifully crafted messages to Jinxy on the night – see them in all their glory here.