Who are the Drag Punk Collective?
In the true tradition of Birmingham’s club kids, cabaret artists and queer culture icons, Brum now has a new “Drag Punk” syndicate.
Dragpunk is a drag collective of creative queer-minded people based in Brum, who perform, host and run events and workshops, as well as the I’m Not Okay alternative queer ego and rock club night.
What is ‘Drag Punk’?
The group calls themselves Drag Punk as a form of identity expression rooted in the following:
Drag – Drag artistry is the expressive and creative art for anyone regardless of their gender, sexual identity and orientation. It knows no one gender but subverts and mocks all gender and art norms.
Punk – Expressive, individual freedom that is anti-establishment and anti-mainstream society.
What are they all about?
Drag Punk use drag to express identity and make bold statements about gender norms.
Collectively, they proudly showcase their style and appearance, and celebrate through art, performance and hosting club nights to promote inclusivity and acceptance. They are both socially and politically active in representing and defending LGBTQIA struggle, and joined hundreds of thousands of demonstrators in London in July to protest US President Donald Trump’s UK visit.
Who exactly are Drag Punk?
Drag Punk (stylised ‘DRAGPUNK’) is a collective made of drag and performance artists Amber Cadaverous, Lilith, Paul Aleksandr and Tacky Alex. Based in Birmingham, their aim is to promote LGBTQ art, awareness, confidence and fun through drag, makeup, performance and events.
The femme goth and self-confessed brat with a passion for emo music and feminism.
The 2000s emo trash with more than a touch of the the gothic.
The creepy clown uncle of the collective who loves to mix genderfuck with clubkid vibes.
The anime angel princess (or that’s what Tacky would like people to think!).