A Kirkby-Stephen based producer is set to bring a drag show to Kendal this December to help grow the queer community in the area.

Kay Trayford moved to Cumbria last year and quickly became aware of the lack of spaces for LGBTQIA+ people in the county, and now she’s aiming to do something about it.

The Santa SLAY event will take place on Saturday December 17 at the Blind Bus Driver cocktail bar on Lowther Street, with drag queen and live vocalist Layla Zee Susan headlining.

Speaking about the event, Kay said: “Drag queens and queer venues have always been a big part of my life and since moving to Cumbria I’ve really been missing them.

“As this is a really beautiful part of the world it didn’t take long to find a gorgeous and talented queen willing to head out of the city and bring a touch of camp to the countryside.

“I’m really looking forward to Layla’s show in Kendal this December and, all being well, Santa SLAY will be the first of many queer events in the area.”

Audiences can expect to be wowed by the vocal talents of Layla Zee Susan who has been performing up and down the country and beyond for the past six years, plus a host of games and, of course, dancing to wrap up the night.

There’ll also be the opportunity to scoop a prize for best dressed ‘frosty bitch,’ and both Kay and Layla are keen to see Kendal locals donning their best sequinned frocks and turning stunning looks.

Layla added: “I’m incredibly excited to visit Kendal and perform surrounded by old friends and new.

“There’s nothing quite as camp as Christmas, but we’re certainly going to have a go, so chuck on your best frock and SLAY."

Due to the intimate nature of the venue tickets are strictly limited and audiences are advised to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tickets for Santa SLAY are priced at £20 and are available online.

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