Ahead of our wonderful winter pop-up at Z-arts this December, we got the low-down from Rachel who went to see Drag Queen Story Time in Bristol with her lovely daughter Grace and husband Jack –
Hi I’m Rachel, I’m a stay at home mum to Grace who is 18 months old. Last year we moved from the hustle and bustle of Manchester to the beautiful countryside of Devon for my husband’s job.
We are constantly on the look out for activities and events to encourage us to explore more of our new surroundings, so when I saw Drag Queen Story Time advertised I knew it would be the perfect reason to travel up to Bristol.
The show itself is a whirlwind of fun, stories and sequins and captivated children and adults from the very beginning as our hostess, Alyssa Van Delle, descended the stairs into the room dressed as Mary Poppins.
There was a mixture of singing, stories and performance that delighted the kids and a fair few jokes thrown in to make the grown ups laugh! Although Grace is still only relatively little she loved looking at the sparkly dresses and watching the dancing, especially the rendition of wheels on the bus with lots of audience participation.
The highlight for me was the completely relaxed fun atmosphere and the way all the kids were free to join in as much or as little as they wanted. Everyone was welcome and we even got time afterwards to have our pictures taken with Alyssa.
I would definitely recommend attending a Drag Queen Story Time event to anyone who wants to experience a fun and vibrant event for all the family.
DQST comes to Manchester this December to collaborate with Our Kids Social for a very special wintery afternoon pop-up. Divina De Campo will be telling the stories, singing some songs and then joining us on the dancefloor for an OKS silent disco. We will also have winters arts and crafts and our magnificent face-painter on hand. It promises to be an afternoon filled with love, warmth and fun! Tickets and info on the website.