Miss Amy Lamé will launch this year’s Foyle Pride Festival at An Cultúrlann this evening, which will no doubt prove entertaining for all involved.
Described variously as a, “multi-talented, multi-media, multi award winning wunderkind” and a “flowery feminist floosie”, Miss Lamé is perhaps best known for her one-woman shows, her LGBT-themed media works and as co-founder and hostess of the infamous Olivier award winning London club/collective Duckie.
As if that wasn’t enough, she also invented, produced and hosted The World’s First Lesbian Beauty Contest, was twice a contestant in the legendary Alternative Miss World, and has had a successful and varied career as a model. A cultural icon, former Mayoress of Camden and devoted Morrissey fan, she’s hosted the Stonewall Annual Gala Dinner and the LGBT Labour Dinner, and now Miss Lamé arrives in Derry especially to open the 2013 Foyle Pride Festival. The launch starts at 8pm.