Join us at Gloria! A Digital Pride Festival

Welcome to Gloria! A Digital Pride Festival

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th June

Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/gloriadigitalpride

It’s one of the hardest times ever to be working in the performing and creative arts, but that also means it’s one of the most important times ever for us to come together to show unity, and to support the performers hardest hit by the closures of studios, bars, clubs and theatres.

We’re hosting an online festival with an amazing lineup

  • RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1 stars Divina de Campo and Cheryl Hole
  • RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 star Charlie Hides’ Isolation bingo 
  • Bougie Drag Brunch
  • Kings of Clubs
  • The Cocoa Butter Club
  • World class DJs from London & Manchester
  • Mint Events

And our amazing teachers

  • Andrew Gregory (Tattoo Pole Boy): World Parapole Champion 2019, UK Pole champion 2019
  • Josh Taylor
  • Anouska Annan
  • Rachel Smith

….Plus two days of workshops and classes from the Pride of London Dance Academy!

Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/gloriadigitalpride

What to expect at Gloria!

On Saturday and Sunday daytime, we will get your pulses racing with some of our signature, interactive classes and workshops such as  Twerk, Splits and Music Video Dance. If you prefer a more holistic start to your day perhaps you’d like to try our unique approach to Yoga. With a long standing reputation as one of the hottest fitness joints in Shoreditch, since lockdown you have rated our online classes 5 out of 5. Fun fitness queen Dolly Trolley will also be hosting her famous aerobics class!

London Dance Academy performers and classes

London Dance Academy teacher and World Parapole Champion (and UK pole gold medallist) Andrew Gregory, @tattoo_pole_boy, will perform a jaw-dropping pole dance piece that will make you rethink the limits of the human body. You might recognise Andrew from his recent features in Attitude and Time Out London. We also have our very own Melissa Gray, Anouska Annan, Josh Taylor and Louise Andree Magic, Katarina Hromnikova and Rachel Smith performing and streaming classes throughout the weekend.

Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/gloriadigitalpride

Bougie Drag Brunch

Later in the afternoon, the Bougie Drag Brunch Queens – Tayce, Honey The Foxx, Bimini, Baby,  Sminty Drop, & Brandy X plus special guests (TBA) – will provide the kind of cabaret that had them named the No1 Drag Brunch in the UK, as well as hosting and linking together the evening’s performances.

Kings of Clubs

Established Drag King club promoters the ‘Kings of Clubs’ will also form part of our cabaret with performances from King Frankie Sinatra and Richard the Magician.

The Cocoa Butter Club

‘The Cocoa Butter Club’ cabaret collective completes our lineup featuring the amazing Sadie Sinner, The Songbird & Vanity Milan. The Cocoa Butter Club is a collective that aims to showcase and celebrate Performers of Colour within cabaret with regular events at Soho House and The Vault Festival, even being featured in a BBC documentary recently.

Divina de Campo and Cheryl Hole

Much-loved Ru Paul’s Drag Race stars Divina de Campo and Cheryl Hole will each provide their trademark one-woman performances filled with the kind of antics, entertainment and impressions that helped them both garner loyal fandoms. 

As the sun sets on Saturday we will also have DJs streaming live to take your house party up a level! We are delighted to have the famous Paul Heron & Alexis Knox on hand, as well as the ladies from Mint – one of the most sought-after events in London for lesbian and bisexual women as well as the wider LGBTQ+ community. 

The music will run late into the night, provided by globetrotting La Demence & Little Gay Brother resident DJ Paul Heron, Heaven’s Popcorn & Ministry of Sound’s he.she.they regular Alexis Knox, House Nation podcast host & Fire’s Beyond resident Lee Harris, as well as the multitalented drag performers, Channel 4’s Drag SOS star DJ Tete Bang, Circa resident Sam Londt, Reka and many more, including Manchester favourites Smiley Vyrus & ON Bar / & The Brewers resident Josh Smith.  

Charlie Hides isolation bingo

On Sunday evening, we are proud to announce that Charlie Hides (from Ru Paul’s Drag Race Season 9) will be hosting his hilarious isolation bingo. There will also be chances to phone and text in to interact and win high-ticket prizes, with Fitbit already confirmed as one of our prize partners. 

Tickets are now available to purchase from https://tinyurl.com/gloriadigitalpride. They cost just £9.75 for 1 day or £12.75 for a whole weekend pass. There’s a charge of £5 required to join the lockdown bingo (available from Fever).

Ticket proceeds from the event will go towards supporting our fabulous performers in this difficult time for artists worldwide.

About London Dance Academy

We have been supporting equality and the arts since our inception. London Dance Academy is the city’s most established alternative dance facility. We were one of the first to introduce pole fitness and fusion techniques to mainstream gyms like Virgin Active, LA Fitness and David Lloyd. Opening the UK’s mind to the sport and the hugely supportive community that comes with it. We are the only self contained pole dance and aerial facility in the city. We’ve seen more than 25,000 students walk through our doors. Crucial to our culture at London Dance Academy is the principle of inclusivity. We welcome students from all walks of life with their own unique reasons to dance. No matter your age, size, background, gender or style, London Dance Academy is a safe space where you can discover yourself.

London Dance Academy are coming together with Toad Motion and Fabulous Beyond Productions to support our LGBTQ+ community by hosting Gloria! An online festival in honour of Pride to support our diverse community of artists. 

About Fabulous Beyond Productions

With over 25 years experience in the hospitality & events industry, Fabulous Beyond Productions know how to throw a party! With close links to the LGBTQ community, FBP now produce over eight large scale brunch & supper club events such as Bougie Drag Brunch, Boy Toy Brunch, Buff Bingo, Life’s A Drag Life Drawing & Dinner With Drag Queens in multiple cities across the UK, including Manchester, Cardiff, Brighton & London. Bougie Drag Brunch has grown from humble beginnings to being the UK’s largest and no.1 voted drag brunch.

Pioneering this concept in London, it’s been incredible to watch how drag has grown over the past few years & our inclusive brunch parties now see customers enjoying our experiences together regardless of age, gender or sexuality.

Tickets available at https://tinyurl.com/gloriadigitalpride