King, a queer club night for women-identifying folks and their friends, returns to Opium on July 28 after its well-attended debut in May. The trans-inclusive event aims to create a safe space for partygoers to celebrate with their community while proudly centring the experiences of queer women.
The event, which comes from the team at LGBTQ+ powerhouse and friends of GCN, Mother, will have guests dancing the night away in a safe, friendly and boldly queer space.
“We want King to manifest monthly queer Majesty”, the organisers wrote in the event’s description. King has already manifested its fair share of queer majesty at its launch, but organisers hope this event will be even more magical.
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The legendary Claire Beck will lead in the festivities, playing the best tunes to set the mood for a night of queer joy. Beck, host of popular podcast Real Hot Girl, also appears as a regular DJ on Today FM. Described by some as the “Queen of King”, Beck will return to the Opium stage once again to keep the music going for King’s second party.
Speaking ahead of the club night’s initial launch back in May, the DJ commented, “I’m beyond thrilled about King, it’s exactly what Dublin needs right now and it’s exactly the kind of night I would be on the dancefloor all night for.”
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Reflecting on the event’s debut, organiser Lisa Connell said, “Our launch party on May 26th in Opium was a total joy. The crowd who came to King were gorgeous, the vibes were wonderful and thanks to the brilliant Claire Beck, the dance floor was full all night long.
“We’re so grateful to people for coming along and supporting us with King. We’re so excited to be back on July 28th with our second installment,” she added.
The party isn’t just trans-inclusive, it’s also inclusive to folks with disabilities. The event’s venue, Opium, is a fully accessible space, so everyone can enjoy a fantastic night of music, friends and fun.
King will light up the club from 11pm and will run until late into the night and early hours of the morning.
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