Drag-up - the way beyond


Drag-up the way beyond

18:00 - 21:00
Queering the Collection

Are you a regular tech geek, dreaming to dress up? Or a seasoned drag king, looking for an excuse to strut your stuff? All can come play at our 2019 monthly drag ups, here to save your soul and save you from what's 'Normal'.

Maybe Boozegeoisie is a drag queen from Den Bosch who has been putting on underground drag parties since 2016, with the purpose of creating an atmosphere of inclusion and play. Together, we bring you a next-level drag experience, with a series of themed monthly parties where you get to learn makeup techniques from drag divas, create your own drag personae, take selfies in front of the artwork, and hang with friends. 

Everyone is welcome! 


This month we do drag “high-art-style!” Inspired by two rooms from Van Abbe’s The Way Beyond Art collection exhibition, we are mixing up our usual glamour makeup kits with surprisingly new unconventional materials and playful textures to help you explore a drag personae that reaches far beyond your imagination. Led by trend researcher, fashionista, and drag queen extraordinaire Cindy van der Loon (who may also manifest as “Paul”), this evening we’ll use the artworks to drag us into a whole new level of expression. PLEASE bring things to stick to your face/body/hair if you can, or just show up with your courage, shyness, and a blank slate (we will love you all the same). 



We cannot wait to see your gorgeous faces, so mind the schedule to get the full experience!

18:00               Tour of The Way Beyond Art exhibition (choose the art pieces that will be this evening’s dragspiration!)
18:30 - 20:30   Drag time with Cindy van der Loon
20:30 - 21:00   “Cover girl!” Make a selfie, or our have your photo taken by in-house photographer Niek
21:00               End
Some of us *might* hit the bars afterwards to show off our full drag glory

Tickets: FREE with a requested donation of €4 for makeup fees, if you are able. Please register in advance. 

Basic make-up is sponsored by the amazing Schmink en Grime! Bring your own lashes, wig and outfit to complete your #waybeyond look.

Graphic design by Clodagh Read :)