As well as being one of the funniest television shows of recent years, the fantastic Derry Girls can also boast of having one of the best soundtracks. Our friends at Street 66 are recognising this indisputable fact by throwing a night filled to bursting with an incredible lineup of absolute choons.
Fans of ’90s classics need to get themselves down to Street 66 from 8pm as DJ Siobhan fills the bar with anthems by artists ranging from Salt-N-Pepa to The Cranberries.
The show gained a new audience of LGBT+ fans when in the last series of the sitcom, the character Clare came out as a lesbian. Nicola Coughlan, the actress who plays her, said at the time, “I hope that we’ve played it right and I hope, for a lot of young gay kids out there, that we’ve done that kind of story justice. I know we’re a comedy but at the same time we really felt the weight of responsibility and we wanted to do it properly.”
First Derry Girls music night this Thursday at Street 66 , can’t wait from 8-late let’s dance to the 90’s @LisaMMcGee @CllrMickDuff @publinie @dubbears @BeLonG_To #lgbtqdublin #gaydublin #bearfeile #gaybourhood pic.twitter.com/p7NaPYRwzj
— Street 66 Dublin (@st66dublin) March 26, 2019
And don’t forget, gang, Street 66 will also host GCN’s very own ‘My Big Fat Gay Pub Quiz’ on April 18!
Our gorgeous presenter, the beautiful Bunny O’Hare, will grill teams of four on topics including music, movies, pop culture, LGBT+ history and everything queer in an effort to discover who is the brightest group this side of the rainbow.
And if competing just isn’t enough, the winning team will nab themselves a jaw-dropping prize. Brace yourselves – as well as four (invisible) crowns and four (non existent) sceptres, and the (un)official title of the ‘Most Intelligent LGBT+ Folk In All Of Ireland’, the Fab Four will also receive weekend passes to the fabulous Body And Soul Festival!
FYI, the festival is celebrating ten years in the business, so you know it’s going to be a special one!
There’s a host of tantalising prizes still to be announced, so don’t miss out.
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