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Leading drag queens coming our way thanks to I Like to Watch from Netflix

Touring line-up will feature winner of RuPaul's Drag Race UK

Netflix is delighted to announce that its popular video series – I Like to Watch – is hitting the road this month and during October and tomorrow Margate is next on the schedule. This fantastically camp tour of the UK will bring the show’s outrageous humour live to LGBT+ venues.

Travelling between cities in a fabulously flamboyant kitsch motorhome fit for Queens, the venues will be given an I Like To Watch living room-style makeover, immersing attendees and bringing them closer to the action than ever before. 

The tour kicked-off on September 4 at London’s Mighty Hoopla, where the motorhome was parked-up to give festival-goers drag makeovers, before hitting the road to Margate, Bournemouth, Nottingham, Glasgow and Swansea, before a final stop in Hull on October 20. The Margate show will run from 6pm to 10pm at Sundowners Bar in Albert Terrace.

Each night of the tour will be hosted by a rotating cast of fan favourites, including RuPaul’s Drag Race UK winner The VivienneTia KofiCheryl Hole and Tayce, who will be partnered with up-and-coming Queens, local to each of the venues. Fans will get up close and personal with ohe cast, watching and critiquing films including Pitch Perfect, Netflix’s Eurovision Song Contest: The Story of Fire Saga and He’s All That in their own unique style. 

After a year in which venues and drag artists saw their industry struggle tremendously with work disappearing overnight due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the I Like To Watch tour is an opportunity to celebrate and support LGBT+ performers and the venues which act as a vital resource for the community.

“I’m so excited to be taking I Like To Watch on the road,” says The Vivienne. “We’ve all had a shocker over the past year or so, and queens and LGBT+ venues have really struggled. I’ve made a career working in bars all over the UK, so I know how vital they are to our community. We want to give everybody a camp time, but, fingers crossed, our tour can help local scenes as they start to find their feet again.”

Tickets for the I Like To Watch live shows are free and available now. You can get your tickets by searching ‘I Like To Watch’ on Eventbrite

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David Buckley

Dave Buckley is a career journalist. “I once went painting girders for a week and discovered I didn’t like heights,” he says. “Apart from that it has always been journalism for me in one form or another.” Past local weekly publications he has worked for include: the South-East London Mercury* covering the Borough of Greenwich as a junior reporter; Orpington-based News Shopper as a sub-editor; and the Kent Messenger when based in Larkfield, Maidstone, as deputy chief sub-editor. He has also worked for the following dailies/nationals: Daily Express, Today*, News of the World* and Hong Kong Star*. All those marked with an asterisk no longer exist (trend emerging?). He owned and edited a Thailand-based property magazine before returning to England and currently works as a production editor on a car fleet magazine. His first foray into property ownership saw him move from London to Rainham (the Gillingham, Kent, variety). He has subsequently lived in Chislehurst, Petts Wood and Orpington in the Borough of Bromley (which he still regards as being in Kent). In more recent years he owned three different properties on the Kings Hill (West Malling) development.

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