RuPaul’s Drag Race is the cult television show sweeping the nation and next month Portsmouth Pride and Hampshire Boulevard have teamed up to bring their own version of the hit show. After having Alexis Michelle as their headliner for the main event in September last year they will be bringing more RuPaul action with the popular London star Charlie Hides.
Portsmouth Drag Race will take place at Hampshire Boulevard, on Hampshire Terrace in Portsmouth every Tuesday throughout March, with judges Chris Parker, Danii Dior, Aura Jay and guest judges each week from all over the country! The competition is providing a platform for performers of all backgrounds regardless of gender, age, race or religion. An ethos that is at the heart of Portsmouth Pride. Resident Queen and Portsmouth local Cherry Liquor will be hosting each event. “I’m super excited as I love giving an opportunity to new kings and queens! I love that the competition is open to any gender and any style of drag! It’s a great place to start and try new things out! If it wasn’t for a competition like this I would have never started drag!” explained Cherry.
The winner will receive £200 as well as the chance to perform their own set on the main stage at the Portsmouth Pride main event on the 22nd June held at Castle Field in Southsea. To stay up date to Portsmouth Pride events, follow @Portsmouthprideuk on Facebook and for more information about Portsmouth Drag Race follow Hampshire Boulevard on Facebook, @HBnightclub
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