“It’s time to play the music, it’s time to light the lights,” because on March 11th, at the Róisín Dubh, Dominick Street, Galway, GASS are hosting the first fundraiser for the Galway Community Pride Festival.
Dixie Normous, Martin Beanz Ward, Lily Venom, Donatella D’Burqa, plus other guests, are all set to appear on stage as glamour-puss, and Ireland’s Miss leading lady Mr. Pussy, acts as the host and compere, for a night that’s surely going to entertain, followed by a DJ set through the hours from Inertia.
“As people are probably aware by now we’ve had a some challenges and organisational changes in the last few months,” said Rob Partridge, current chairperson of the Galway Community Pride Festival committee, “but we’re sure everyone just wants a celebration so we’re pushing ahead and GASS have kindly come onboard to help us kick off our fund raising! We’re insanely grateful to them for that!”
The stage will be alive with talent on the 11th as Lily Venom, a regular face in the community struts her stuff and Donatella D’Burqa, Galway newest drag queen, shows us what she’s got. Martin Beanz Warde will be bringing the house down with his comedy stylings and Galway’s premier fattest drag queen Dixie Normous will be showing off why she won the In Your Face Drag Race at the 2015 Galway Community Pride celebration. “The Drag Race was a really great event and I’ve heard a rumour it’s coming back for 2017,” said Dixie, “Obviously I’m looking forward to winning it again!. Oh, and performing at this GASS fundraiser for Pride!”
The event will be hosted and compered by the remarkable Miss leading lady, Mr. Pussy. As the Irish Independent once said:
“If anybody has helped to lure Irish audience into a broad-minded era it was Mr. Pussy,” and the committee and community are thrilled she’s agreed throw on her stylish yet comfortable sling-backs, and take to the stage at the Róisín on the 11th.
Entry is €10 on the door with all the money raised going towards the Galway Community Pride Festival which will take place in August in 2017.
For more information see their facebook page facebook.com/galwaycommunitypridefestival