Bridging gaps in the queer communities – The Tapestry Project

Besi Besemar April 19, 2019

Several months ago, drag artists Robert Kocur (Polka Dot) and Jordan Stovall (Wanda Cookie) began planning a way for other drag artists in London to give back to their surrounding community through impactful work.

THE result is The Tapestry Project: a new charitable collective dedicated to ongoing charitable work. Their first endeavour, a collaboration with the AKT (Albert Kennedy Trust), will result in a public-facing performance at The Glory on May 5, 2019 celebrating the work they have done and raise funds for the AKT with a minimum goal of £1,500.

To execute this work, Robert and Jordan have collaborated with the AKT to donate an arts workshop led by visual artist DTyminski and drag artists to LGBTQ+ youth supported by the organisation.

The AKT supports LGBTQ+ young people in the UK experiencing homelessness or living in hostile environments to find safe homes, employment, education or training and to celebrate their identities in order to improve their life outcomes.

Their mission: preventing LGBTQ+ youth homelessness, because they believe no young person should have to choose between a safe home and being who they are.

During their visitation to the AKT, the young people and drag artists will create art together to be donated back to the participating organisations to display and celebrate the ever-expanding reach of queer communities, inclusivity, and support available in all forms. The overlying message of the visitation is to enforce how much we all have in common, that no matter what our past is we are in charge of our own futures, and that we have the power to become whomever we would like.

Joining them will be Mahatma Khandi (Sink the Pink, The Bitten Peach), That Ray (Wotever World), Bimini (Miss Sink the Pink 2019, The Glory), Taylor Trash (The Gold Rush at The Glory, Daddy Issues), and more to be announced shortly.

The public performance will take place at The Glory (281 Kingsland Road, London N1 5RL) on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 6pm – 8pm.

The presentation will include a raffle with donated prizes from sponsors including 28 Gays Later, Drag Diva Fitness, FullerWigs, Ollie Quinn, The Breakfast Club, The Young Vic, and more.

Admission to the performance includes free entry to The Glory’s following All Day Party, lasting all  evening.

To contribute a donation and/or purchase tickets to the event costing  £8 for Early Bird, £10 General Admission, click here:

Event: The Tapestry Project

Where: The Glory, 281 Kingsland Rd, London, UK E2 8AS

When: May 5

Time: 4-6pm

Cost: £8 Early Bird, £10 General Admission

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