Sensational anti-drag queen David Hoyle to give special free performance in Leicester

Sensational anti-drag queen David Hoyle is giving a special free performance in Leicester as part of LGBT+ History Month being marked at our University.

Hoyle came to prominence in the 1990s as the Divine David. He appeared in several late night Channel 4 shows and later in Chris Morris's Nathan Barley but now performs live under his own name. He is closely associated with the Royal Vauxhall Tavern but has also performed at the Soho Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Victoria & Albert Museum.

Dr Emma Parker, from our School of Arts, said: “This is a showpiece event in our rich repertoire of events for LGBT+ History Month. Expect biting satire, bravura costumes and high comedy.”

The University has been rated as one of the top 100 employers in Stonewall’s Workplace index. Leicester was placed at 44 in Stonewall’s top 100 employers list, a jump of more than 200 places, which highlights the fantastic work which has taken place across the University.

Dr Kate Williams, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality and Diversity, said: “This past year has seen a huge amount of activity on campus to celebrate our LGBT+ staff and students. Being ranked 44th in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers is fantastic recognition of the efforts to make the University a truly welcoming environment for all and we look forward to building on that achievement.

“Colleagues have put together a really interesting and varied programme of events for LGBT+ History Month again this year and I would encourage everyone to come along to these events and get involved.  By working together, we can realise our ambition to make the University a truly inclusive place to work and study.”

  • An Evening with David Hoyle takes place on Friday 23 February, 7pm: George Davies Centre, Lecture Theatre 2, 15 Lancaster Rd, Leicester LE1 7HA. TO BOOK VISIT: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/an-evening-with-david-hoyle-tickets-42527021466
  • Press release with other events at the University during LGBT+ History Month
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