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Event dateStarts: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 - 20:00
Ends: Thursday, 14 March, 2024 - 22:30
The first round of Brass Bands England’s ‘Elevate’ programme will see Jamie Sophia Fletcher (Director) and the Freckleton Band produce a celebration of brass bands, drag cabaret and queer culture.
Taking place on Thursday 14 March 2024 at The Fifth Floor, which is located within the iconic Blackpool Tower. Doors at 7.30pm, show at 8pm.
Meet your hosts
Fronting the event will be two leading drag artists in the UK, Len Blanco and Donna Trump.
Len is a drag king, musician, comedian and performance-maker from Cardiff, best known for their satirical ex-boyband character and his original pop songs. Len is also a lover of the unruly and improvised at the cabaret shows and immersive events they perform in. Len’s work is about querying and challenging the gender binary through singing, pointing, laughing and winking.
Donna is a singer, lip-syncer, and comedian who describes herself as ‘a child who has been let loose in the toy box – imagination has no bounds and the way you connect things is so bonkers that it makes sense only to the few sometimes!’. She is influenced by theatre practitioners such as Bertolt Brecht and Antonin Artaud – causing a reaction, emotion or retaliation is something that is important in her drag.
Age guidance: All under 18's must be accompanied by an adult. Some language and subject matter will not be suitable for young children - for older children the accompanying adult should make a decision on whether the event is suitable to attend, accompanied by an adult.
NB: Our booking system will ask you for your band/orginsation. Just put n/a if not applicable.