Final line-up revealed for Golden Handbag Awards 2018

Besi Besemar April 29, 2018

Drag With No Name, West End performer Lascel Wood and star of Transformation Street Mzz Kimberley join the stars of BBC TV’s All Together Now, The Sundaes to complete the line-up for this years Golden Handbag Show, 2018.

THE annual celebration of everything glamorous and positive in LGBT+ Brighton will take place in the magnificent surroundings of the Oxford Suite at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on Sunday, July 1 at 7.30pm.

Hosted by Lola Lasagne, The Golden Handbag Awards now in their 22nd year, celebrate everything fabulous and supportive about Brighton’s LGBT+ communities and recognise the magnificent work done by volunteers during the year in the city.

Voting in this years awards will open online at midnight on Tuesday, May 15 after the annual Golden Quiz at Charles Street Tap.

Deadline for nominations for community and lifetime achievement awards have been extended to midnight on Monday, May 7. To nominate someone you think deserves wider community recognition for their contributions to LGBT+ Brighton, email:

There is just one VIP table for the evening left costing £240. To secure it email

Prowler at 112 St James Street, Brighton have 50 unreserved tickets for the public tables costing £20 each. Prowler are not charging a booking fee so tickets must be bought in cash and collected in person.

Who is top of the class in 2018?

The annual Golden Quiz to decide who has the brainiest team of staff or volunteers in LGBT+ Brighton takes place at Charles Street Tap on Tuesday, May 15.

Lola Lasagne
Lola Lasagne

Hosted by Lola Lasagne, the strictest and most formidable quiz mistress in the land, the Golden Quiz is one of the most popular events of the LGBT+ season.

Lola says: “The Golden Quiz is one of my favourite gigs of the year and gives us the opportunity to explain any changes to this years online voting. It is essential you reserve your table as last year teams were turning up on the night and there was no room to accommodate them. See you on May 15!”

To reserve your table, email:

Registration is from 7pm for a 8pm start.

Teams of 6 players cost £20 and will be restricted to the first 20 registered so everyone is guaranteed a seat for the evening.

All money raised from the registration fees will be donated to the Rainbow Fund for distribution in the Post Pride Grants Round.