A drag queen stands in the centre of the image with their arms outstretched wide in an indoor club with mirror balls on the ceiling and a soft warm orange stage light shinning directly onto the right side of their face and shoulder. Below them is a crowd of people dancing and drinking. Their face is painted white with hand drawn black outlines of symbols and shapes around their mouth, eyes and forehead. They are wearing a very striking red shiny headdress with tassles and a skin tight long sleave leotard with fish net tights.

Bristol Pride | Drag and Draw

Thursday, 7th July 2022, 18:15 to 20:00
Age 16+ Please arrive at 6.15pm to find a seat, collect materials and get settled so that everyone is ready to start by 6.30pm.
FREE but please book in advance as capacity is limited to 40. → Book

image: Astro-Zenica. Photo credit Charley Williams


An experimental drawing session run by our wonderful life drawing tutor, Sarah-Jane McCarthy.

Celebrating Art, Pride, music, and eccentricity in Bristol we have invited talented drag queens from The House of Savalon to strike a pose or two in their best outfits to inspire you to draw.

All materials and paper provided, just bring yourself, grab a drink from our bar, good vibes and your loud shoes that you thought you would never get the chance to wear!


Sarah-Jane McCarthy is a multi disciplinary artist, with 10 years experience in life drawing, she is passionate about focusing on expression, movement and gesture, striving to make life drawing accessible to everyone, making it a fun and communal experience. Her guided classes give people the space to grow creatively, experiment and let go as well as to practice proportions and be in a sound and open minded environment when doing so.

Check out bristolpride.co.uk for the myriad of gorgeous events for this year’s Bristol Pride, from Saturday 25 June to Sunday 10 July.

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