Mary Mac and Gabriella Parrish added to Golden Handbag lineup

Besi Besemar June 2, 2019

Mary Mac
Mary Mac

Mary Mac and vocal powerhouse Gabriella Parrish join ex-Collabro star Richard Hadfield at the Golden Handbags on Sunday, June 23 at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.

THE glittering award ceremony will once again this year be hosted and presented by the indomitable Lola Lasagne.

MARY will be jetting in from Lanzerote where she now lives especially for the evening and promises no crowd surfing anywhere near the Mayor’s table. Gabriella Parrish who appeared on a BBC show about Adele impersonators which included, unknown to the contestants Adele herself, returns by popular demand after her stunning debut at the Golden Handbags in 2017 when she won the Golden Handbag for best singer.

Mary and Gabriella will be supporting Richard Hadfield who won Britain’s Got Talent in 2014 with musical theatre vocal group Collabro. Before Richard left the group to pursue a solo career in 2016, Collabro’s first album Stars debuted in the UK album charts at number one and their second album Act Two reached number two. Their first national tour culminated with a sold out headlining show at the London Palladium.

The annual awards celebrating LGBT+ Brighton & Hove takes place in the magnificent surroundings of the Oxford Suite Ballroom at the Brighton Hilton Metropole on Sunday, June 23 at 7.30pm.

Gabriella Parrish
Gabriella Parrish

The awards, now in their twenty fourth year, celebrate everything fabulous and supportive about Brighton’s LGBT+ communities while recognising the magnificent work done by volunteers fifty two weeks of the year in LGBT+ Brighton & Hove.

Voting in this year’s awards is now open online at

All VIP tables have sold out, but individual unreserved tickets on public tables costing £20 are still available from Prowler at 112 St James’s Street, Brighton. Prowler do not charge a booking fee so you need to attend in person at the shop and pay in cash. If you experience difficulties securing a ticket email

Headline sponsors of the glittering awards this year are Reveries Event Production and Design who are providing the set, stage, lighting design and production on the evening, E3 Events and PSAV®.

Once again this year Security and Event Solutions will provided security personnel for the evening and the tables in the ballroom will be dressed by Billie Lewis Promotions.