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Thu, 08 Feb



Fresh Fruit: An Intro to Drag and Queerlesque

Dive into the gorgeous world of drag and queerlesque and get in the spotlight with our 8 week course!

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Fresh Fruit: An Intro to Drag and Queerlesque
Fresh Fruit: An Intro to Drag and Queerlesque

Time & Location

08 Feb 2024, 19:00

Oxford, Oxford, UK

About the event

👑 From the people who brought you OxPHWOARd, dive into the gorgeous  world of drag and queerlesque and get in the spotlight with our 8 week  course!  

💅 For all comedy clowns, club kids,  bodacious babes, gender gremlins, and drag darlings, you will create  your very own stage persona! 

💛 No experience is required. This course is for everyone aged 18+, for all genders, bodies, and expressions.  

🎭  You will get the tools you need to put together a look and a drag or  queerlesque routine in your own unique style, with an optional showcase  at the end.   

📅 Sessions will run weekly on Thursdays with a final showcase on Sat 30 March.

 ➡️ Book your ticket here ⬅️ 

Lesson plan Please note the content and order may be adjusted to suit class needs.


👄 Session 1 - Intro to Queer Performance: Physicality and Lip Sync 7:30 - 9pm Thurs 8 Feb - Rose Hill Community Centre  

🕺 Session 2 - Act Development and Choreography  7:30 - 9pm Thurs 15 Feb - Rose Hill Community Centre  

💄 Session 3 - Makeup Workshop 7 - 9pm Thurs 22 Feb - South Oxford Community Centre  

🧥 Session 4 - Reveals and Act Development 7 - 9pm Thurs 29 Feb - South Oxford Community Centre  

🧵 Session 5 - Costume Creation 7 - 9pm Thurs 7 Mar - South Oxford Community Centre   

🎛️ Session 6 - Act Devising and Track Editing 7 - 9pm Thurs 14 Mar - South Oxford Community Centre  

🎭 Session 7 - Rehearsals 7:30 - 9pm Thurs 21 Mar - Rose Hill Community Centre  

👢 Session 8 - Final dress rehearsal 7 - 9pm Friday 29 March - Florence Park Community Centre   

🎫 SHOWCASE 5:30 - 10:30pm (show starts at 7:30pm) Sat 30 March - Florence Park Community Centre   

🥧 About T(ART) Productions We  are a queer not-for-profit community events company, dedicated to  creating fun and accessible queer arts and social events. Led by trans  and neurodivergent people, our safer space policy and accessibility  information ensures everyone feels seen, safe, and supported.  


 👑 What is drag? 

Drag  is a very broad performance art form which can include dancing, lip  sync, comedy, singing, art, and so much more. This queer artform is a  place for self expression and playing with gender, with often wildly  over the top costumes, hair and make-up. It is for everyone, and it  celebrates everybody’s individuality.   

👙 What is queerlesque? 

Queerlesque  is a form of burlesque that breaks traditions and expectations. Whereas  classic burlesque tends to lean towards embracing femininity to feel  empowered, queerlesque is far more broad in scope. It’s all about  playing with and subverting expectations.  

😳 Do I need experience? 

This  course is suitable for a range of experiences. It's the perfect  starting place for newcomers, and can be a great opportunity for more  experienced performers to workshop new work.  

💸 Can I pay in installments? 

Of course! You can pay a £50 deposit, another £50 on starting the course, and £75 by week 5 of the course.  

🆓 How can I access a free supported place? 

We have a limited number of free places for people who need them. To find out more please contact  

👩‍🦰 Who is teaching the class? 

The  class will be taught by OxPHWOARd babe Ginger Tart (they/she). Ginger  has 8 years of drag and burlesque experience, including performing at  the Hebden Bridge Burlesque Festival, founding OxPHWOARd and the  Oxfordshire Drag Collective, and bringing their own brand of  fantastically bizarre queerlesque to stages internationally.  


All of the venues have level access, accessible toilets, and parking  available. The course content is fully adaptable to all mobility levels.  The course is relaxed and participants are welcome to stim and move  around as much as they need.   Many of the spaces do use fluorescent lighting.  Please contact to discuss any access needs.  


This is an inclusive space that welcomes people of all ages (18+), genders, sexualities, races, religions and identities.   We  will not tolerate any kind of homophobia, transphobia, sexism, racism,  ableism, fatphobia, biphobia, femmephobia, interphobia, or  non-consensual touching. Any behaviour of this sort will result in  expulsion from the course without refund. Treat everyone with respect  and we'll send that love right on back to you 🌈

Event Details 

Starts at 7:00PM

Various Oxford Venues, Oxford, OX1 4RP 

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