In a spirited response to the ongoing issues surrounding LGBTQ+ spaces in Cork, a group of passionate drag entertainers, led by the dynamic duo Lucina Schynning and Krystal Queer, is set to make a dazzling statement with “SAINTS.” This inclusive and electrifying event will take place at the renowned venue, The Oyster Tavern’s Upstairs area, on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, starting at 8:30 PM and continuing until 2 AM.
*A Night of Inclusivity and Expression*
“SAINTS” aims to provide a much-needed safe haven for Cork’s LGBTQ+ community, emphasising celebration over shame. The Oyster Tavern has generously donated its space for a night filled with jubilation. This event stands as a beacon, shining a spotlight on the necessity of queer spaces while showcasing the immense talent of Cork’s drag performers.
*The All-Star Cast*
Joining Lucina Schynning and Krystal Queer on stage will be an ensemble of dazzling performers, including Angel, Éiresure, Jeanie Mac, and Abra Kedavre. These remarkable entertainers promise to dazzle the audience and create an atmosphere of unity and celebration during these challenging times.
*Groove to the Beats of Renowned DJs*
“SAINTS” will also feature the musical talents of guest DJs, including Dj Mia Poland of 96FM/Instinct and DJ Jules, the esteemed manager of Cork’s beloved gay bar, The Park. The music will keep the energy high and the dance floor buzzing throughout the night.
*Artistry and Imagery*
The captivating poster design and photography for “SAINTS” are masterfully crafted by Avril O’Sullivan, adding an artistic dimension to this remarkable event.
*A Night to Give Back*
While entry to “SAINTS” is entirely free, attendees are encouraged to contribute to a queer charity (specifics to be confirmed). This collective effort is a testament to the Cork LGBTQ+ community’s resilience and unity, reinforcing the message of love and camaraderie.
*Calling for LGBTQ+ Spaces*
The “SAINTS” event serves as a rallying cry for more LGBTQ+ spaces in Cork. The LGBTQ+ community thrives when it has a place to call home, and “SAINTS” aims to inspire publicans and community leaders to provide these vital spaces. The pink pound is not a myth – it’s a call for inclusivity, understanding, and a welcoming embrace.
Commenting on the event, Lucina Schynning said;
“Join our community on Wednesday, September 20, 2023, at The Oyster Tavern’s Upstairs area for a night of sheer exuberance, acceptance, and unity. Together, we can create a brighter, more inclusive Cork for all.”