Celebrating Pride this month with Brighton Marina’s Drag’on Boat Party

August 17, 2021

Brighton Pride may have been cancelled this year but Sunday 29 August will see Brighton Marina come alive in celebration of Pride with its Drag’on Boat Party, a brand new entertainment concept.

Between 1 – 5pm on Bank Holiday Sunday, The Village in Brighton Marina will be transformed into a glittering, plume-filled extravaganza with three well-known Brighton based Drag artists performing live throughout the afternoon as well as  professional dance groups The Sass Squad and ODC from Marina Studios.

The Drag’on Boat Party will be hosted by the drag queen of drag queens and star of reality TV show ‘Faking it’ Dave Lynn. Dave has been in the business for 30 years entertaining crowds in Brighton and around the UK and is delighted to be able to perform in his own town during the month of Pride.

Dave said, ‘I’m really looking forward to hosting Brighton Marina’s Drag’on Boat Party and the ability to perform in front of a home crowd?. Our own little pride. After all, this is Brighton and who doesn’t love Brighton? It is going to be a really fun afternoon and I am really excited to be able to work with my fellow Drag artists.”

Dave will be accompanied by fellow Drag Queen extraordinaire Portia De Fosse who has a worked as a West End performer as well as an entertainer for big-name brands including Benefit Makeup and the very first RuPaul’s Drag Con UK, and Snow White Trash The UK’s ‘Saxiest’ Drag Queen who comes armed with herher saxophone, powerhouse vocals and sassy wit. Snow White Trash will be entertaining the audience at the Marina with her sing-a-long numbers and hilarious quips. 

Snow White Trash said “I can’t wait for the Drag’On Boat Party! Brighton Pride may be cancelled but Pride is all year round and I can’t wait to celebrate in the iconic Marina!’ The day will be filled with music, song and dance and a lot of lipstick and false eyelashes. Fabulous Darling!”

Sophie Chandler Marketing Manager for Brighton Marina said, “Brighton & Hove Pride is one of Europe’s biggest Pride Festivals attracting thousands of people from across the UK and although sadly this could not go ahead due to it being a mass participation event, Brighton Marina is hoping to offer the community an opportunity to celebrate in another way….”

Sophie continued, “We really wanted to offer residents, locals and visitors a vibrant and exciting event keeping in the theme of Pride, so we decided ​to celebrate this year with an all singing, all dancing party with three fabulous celebrity Drag Queens from Brighton performing and entertaining during the day as well as dance performances from Marina Studios dancers The Sass Squad and ODC.”

One number sees all 3 drag queens and the dancers singing and dancing to Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I am what I am.’

We encourage visitors to bring blankets and foldable chairs to make yourselves feel comfortable.

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Drag Artists

Dave Lynn – Dave has appeared on numerous TV shows, including EastendersCoronation StreetSilent WitnessThe Weakest LinkFaking It and Doctors. With extensive, film and theatre credits. Dave was instrumental in transforming a Navy Officer into a drag cabaret performer for the Channel 4 Show ‘Faking it’ which turned Dave into a house-hold name.

Snow White Trash The UK’s ‘Saxiest’ Drag Queen https://www.joogleberry.com/acts/snow-white-trash/

Portia De Fossehttps://www.joogleberry.com/acts/portia-de-fosse

Marina Studios

Marina Studios are the Dance Destination of the South. Offering world class teachers and choreographers, workshops, masterclasses, regular classes, they cater for all your dance needs. www.marinastudios.co.uk

Marina Studio Dancers: 

SASS SQUAD:

A troop of fierce dancing queens who are sassy & classy . They are a team of fully trained professionals who perform regularly across the country 

Oraceon Dance Crew (O.D.C)

O.D.C are a UK based dance crew that tackles various dance styles from hip hop, commercial, waacking to K-pop covers. Our aim is to showcase the unification of diverse dancers whilst maintaining a level of individuality.