Lewis Bailey the boy who was forbidden to perform his Drag Act at his school talent show joins Europe’s largest Drag Celebration
The MJR Group present
“Europe’s largest Drag convention”
18th & 19th August 2018
The 14 year old boy from Dudley West Midlands was banned from performing his drag act “Athena Heart” at his school talent show as they dubbed it inappropriate has joined DragWorld.
Inspired by RuPauls’ Drag Race, Lewis said that that he was heartbroken at the school’s reaction which has knocked his confidence, he had rehearsed and was show ready and extremely excited to perform his act after much preparation.
The organisers of DragWorld picked up the story and made contact with the parents, inviting the family and friends to attend over the weekend, and offered Lewis the opportunity to showcase and celebrate his drag act at the DW convention, which takes place at Kensington’s Olympia in London on 18 & 19 August.
Nathan Stone Creative Director of MJR Group said “We are so excited to have Lewis and his family at our event. It is an absolute honour to showcase the great young talent. We don't believe anyone should be told they can't be who they want to be!"
Athena Heart will be DragWorld’s guest of honour on Sunday 19th August where Lewis will take to the stage and finally secure his chance to perform the act which was banned by his school.
“I’m very excited about my DragWorld invite to perform and get my name out there so others just like me know that it’s ok to be different.” Lewis Bailey.
Athena Heart will be joined by all the other Drag Kings and Queens of the weekend on the catwalk finale.
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