Shakona Fire

Shakona Fire

ID: A slim black drag performer blows a kiss to the audience. She wears a metallic beaded leotard and has long curly black hair. You can see pride flags hanging in the background.

Pride banner

Pride banner

ID: A long hanging banner from our Pride show. 3 pride flags, the lesbian flag, bisexual flag and non-binary flag are stitched onto a long piece of black fabric. There are white pieces of fabric on top with messages including Trans Joy is Real, Bi and Proud, Black Lives Matter, Love is Love, Queer and Proud and My Body My Rules.

Ginger Tart

Ginger Tart

ID: A slim white drag queen squats on stage, weilding a microphone. Ginger is wearing a very shiny gold suit and a short curly ginger wig. She has a cartoony and elated facial expression

Mysti Vine

Mysti Vine

ID: A medium build black cabaret performer drinks a bottle of wine through a straw. They are wearing a leopard print onesie with a matching headscarf and thick rimmed black circular glasses.

Romeo de la Cruz

Romeo de la Cruz

ID: A slim black drag king stands on stage. They are wearing a black leather pleated skirt with white braces and a choker. Their chest is bound.

Velma Von Bon Bon

Velma Von Bon Bon

ID: A slim white burlesque performer raises two rainbow coloured silk veil fans in the air triumphantly. She has short curly brown hair and wears a gold underwear set.

Ginger Tart

Ginger Tart

ID: A slim white drag queen stands on stage. She wears a short blue satin dress with a large neon yellow applique covered in neon fringe, Her makeup is blue and she has a curly grey wig on.

Oedipussi Rex

Oedipussi Rex

ID: A stocky white drag performer stands on stage. Their crotch is glowing like a beacon, causing a flare of light across the photo. They have long brown hair, a beard, heavy eye makeup and are wearing lots of straps.

Lilly Snatchdragon

Lilly Snatchdragon

ID: A curvy Asian cabaret performer poses on stage. She wears a black sequin dress with a matching necklace. She wears bold drag-style makeup and has a wry smile on her face.

Gaia Callas

Gaia Callas

ID: A white drag performer with Downs Syndrome flings her arms open on stage. She wears a silver sequin dress, an auburn flippy wig and sticks her tongue out. There is a pride flag in the background.

The Dragprov Revue

The Dragprov Revue

ID: A pair of performers stand on stage. In the foreground is a slim white drag queen holding a microphone, wearing a short bob wig. In the background is a slim white drag king with long hair and chest on display.

Aleksandr Arkhon

Aleksandr Arkhon

ID: A stocky white drag performer stands on stage, clutching a trans flag. They are wearing a striped shirt in the colours of the non-binary flag.

Dancing Queer

Dancing Queer

ID: A curvy brown dancer shimmies on stage. They have curly black hair, a beard, and dramatic eye makeup with a joyful expression. They wear a rainbow coloured costume

Pi the Mime

Pi the Mime

ID: A slim white cabaret performer on stage. They are holding two large teal ostrich feather fans and wear a black sequinned leotard. Their makeup is done entirely in black and white like that of an old Hollywood star, with a small black moustache.

Frisky Whispers

Frisky Whispers

ID: A white male burlesque performer of average build on stage. He wears a rhinestoned red harness with a matching beret and red lipstick. He squats down towards the audience with a cheeky expression.

oxphwoard

“An unforgettable evening.” – Daily Info

OxPHWOARd is Oxford’s best loved cabaret: celebrating the camp, queer, and eclectic. Serving fierce, funny and frisky cabaret acts, OxPHWOARd is an electric evening showcasing drag and burlesque as you’ve never seen it before.

Starring performers of all shapes, sizes, and genders, you never know what’s coming next in this high energy, one-of-a-kind show.

This show has been running for 5 years. Typically based in The Bullingdon on Cowley Road or the Old Fire Station on George Street, it is a staple of the Oxford scene.

Producers: Ginger Tart (she/they) and Frisky Whispers (he/him)

Photos by Fyrefly Studios

 
 
Life Drawing sketch

Life Drawing sketch

ID: A black charcoal and red pencil sketch of a nude person sitting cross-legged

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

ID: A photo of brightly dressed people sitting on the floor drawing. They are surrounded by sketches on the floor

Life Drawing sketch

Life Drawing sketch

ID: 2 charcoal sketches side by side of a nude figure standing and sitting

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

ID: A photo of a nude model laying on their front on top of a beanbag. Behind them you can see people sitting on the floor and chairs, drawing them

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

ID: A photo taken from the back of the room, looking over the shoulder of someone sketching a nude model. You can see the nude model posing in the distance

Life Drawing sketch

Life Drawing sketch

ID: A pencil sketch of a nude figure standing with their hand raised

Life Drawing sketch

Life Drawing sketch

ID: A charcoal sketch of a nude fugure laying on their front, resting their head in their hands.

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

ID: A photo of a series of sketches splayed across the floor

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

ID: A photo of a white blond person sat on the floor, leaning over a piece of paper and drawing

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

ID: A photo of a nude model standing before a range of seated people sketching

Life Drawing sketch

Life Drawing sketch

ID: A pencil sketch of a nude figure posing with one hand raised, the other hand holding something small and rectangular

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

ID: A photo of a range of brightly dressed people sitting on the floor, sketching

Life Drawing sketch

Life Drawing sketch

ID: A piece of paper covered in many charcoal sketches of a nude figure

queer life
drawing

This is a fun, safe, relaxed social space where people can get in touch with their artistic side, whilst celebrating queer bodies in all their glory.

All of our models are queer with a broad range of body types. We're particularly keen to showcase marginalised bodies including trans people, people of colour, disabled people, and fat people. 

It tends to run every first Sunday of the month at East Oxford Community Centre.

 

Photos by Anna Sturrock.

 

Artwork by Queer Life Drawing participants. Model is Eleanor Fitzgerald (she/they)

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queer latin & ballroom classes

Get into the Strictly spirit with monthly social dance classes where your queerness is totally welcome! Hosted by Rachel Sparks Dance - each evening will introduce you to Latin & Ballroom dance styles with gender neutral partnering.

These classes run on a casual drop-in basis and are for all levels. No partner required!

These classes are currently on hiatus due to a shift in the instructor's availability.

Photos by Anna Sturrock

 
 
 
 
Ginger Tart

Ginger Tart

ID: A photo of Ginger Tart. A slim white drag queen, dressed in a gold leotard, gold party hat, with giant golden wings splayed behind her camply

Ayn Randy

Ayn Randy

Ginger Tart and Frisky Whispers

Ginger Tart and Frisky Whispers

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Bolly Ditz Dolly

FHunK3OD

FHunK3OD

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Ginger Tart and Frisky Whispers

Ginger Tart and Frisky Whispers

Frisky Whispers

Frisky Whispers

Ginger Tart and Frisky Whispers

Ginger Tart and Frisky Whispers

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Bolly Ditz Dolly

Frisky Whispers

Frisky Whispers

Frisky Whispers

Frisky Whispers

OnFZ2M1s

OnFZ2M1s

tartmaster: the cabaret gameshow

"It is a night which begs you to let your hair down, leaves you dancing in your chair... Outrageous." - Lucy, Old Fire Station

This camp monstrosity was created for Offbeat Festival 2021. Led by infamous tit Ginger Tart, virtual and in-person audiences were pitted against each other, competing for her approval. Think Taskmaster if Greg Davies was off his tits on glitter.

With sexy sidekick Frisky Whispers, tech whiz Ayn Randy, and special guest performers, this show dazzled and frazzled through a series of weird and wacky tasks. Phwoar!

We are currently reworking this show for an entirely in-person audience.

Photos by Fiona Cue

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away with the fairies

“A wonderful explosion of colour, music and inclusivity.” - Daily Info

Oxford’s very own Oxfordshire Drag Collective created Away with the Fairies: a Queer Drag Panto in January 2020. With parody songs and camp classics galore, this gender bending, ridiculously queer mashup of Jack and the Beanstalk and a Midsummer Night’s Dream was a show not to be forgotten!

It’s a tale as old as time, adventure loving boy trades his talking, socialist horse for a magic love spud and pandemonium ensues.

This was an Oxfordshire Drag Collective show. Anna from T(ART) Productions produced the show and worked as a writer, costume maker, and performer.

Photos by Fyrefly Studios

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SPUDS

“Fabulous and acid-trip-esque.” Daily Info 

SPUDS (Strange People Undertake a Drag Show) is the name of the Oxfordshire Drag Collective's regular cabaret show. It was created to provide a space for local performers to experiment, push boundaries, and deliver brand new off-the-wall material. With a diverse mash-up of performance styles, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, so come and celebrate the growing Oxford scene! They also feature at least one brand new performer (a new potato) in each show.

Note: This production is now produced by a rotation of Oxfordshire Drag Collective members.

Photos by Fiona Cue and Mazz Image.