LGBTQ+ cabaret picnic extravaganza comes to the City

Tickets are now on sale for the Duckie Summer Fete, an unmissable celebration of LGBTQ+ communities and allies in London at Finsbury Circus Gardens in the world-renowned City of London on Saturday 1 July from 1-8pm

The extravaganza is a modern mash up of an afternoon fair and picnic, which pays homage to the early Pride celebrations of the 1970s, and will bring together picnic, performance and dancing.

Produced for the City of London by Duckie, a group of veteran LGBTQ+ club runners who produce show stopping events and workshops, and designed by Robin Whitmore, Riah and Slap by Daz.

Visitors can pick a spot in Finsbury Circus Gardens to relax and enjoy the whole host of entertainment, with live music and acts running throughout the afternoon, which include performances from:

- London Gay Symphony Orchestra
- Bourgeois and Maurice
-  Shirley Bassey
- Travis Alabanza
- DJs Readers Wifes
- Rambert School of Dance directed by choreographers Thick and Tight, a Gender Circus and The Duck Dollys

A Brass Marching Band will also be recreating iconic queer anthems such as I Will Survive, I Am What I Am and YMCA.

Everyone’s invited to bring a picnic, plus enjoy an ice cream station hosted by performer David Hoyle and refreshments from The Posh Club and the Butch Bear Beer Bar.

Tickets are priced at just £5. Capacity on the day is limited, so guests are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.

The event is part of the City of London’s flagship Destination City programme which sets out a vision for the Square Mile to become a world-leading leisure destination for UK and global visitors, workers, and residents to enjoy.

City of London Corporation Culture, Heritage and Libraries Committee Chairman Munsur Ali said:

“We are thrilled to bring the Duckie Summer Fete to the fantastic Finsbury Circus Gardens. We have had the pleasure of working closely alongside Duckie and its incredible team who are delivering this brilliant event and do such important work for the community every day.”

For information about the event and to purchase tickets visit https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/events/duckie-summer-fete


About the City of London Corporation:

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk

About Destination City:

The City of London Corporation’s flagship Destination City programme sets out a vision for the Square Mile to become a world-leading leisure destination for UK and global visitors, workers, and residents to enjoy.

Find out more about the Destination City Programme here: https://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/destinationcity.



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