London Gay Men’s Chorus goes back to its roots with a festive performance on London Underground in aid of World AIDS Day campaign
The London Gay Men’s Chorus (LGMC) will be giving a one-off performance at Angel tube station on Monday 10th December in support of HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust’s Stand Up and Stand Out anti-stigma campaign for World AIDS Day. The festive performance, which starts at 5pm, will raise funds to help the charity provide services and support for people living with HIV across the UK.
The recital will see the Chorus going back to its roots by mirroring its first ever performance, which was also a fundraiser for Terrence Higgins Trust at Angel tube station in 1991.
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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson is backing a major HIV testing campaign in the run up to World AIDS Day on 1 December. HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust, which marks its 30th anniversary with a reception at City Hall on 19th November, has launched England's first ever National HIV Testing Week. The week runs from 23-30 November and aims to increase testing among the most at risk populations, gay men and Africans in particular.
The Mayor said: 'London is home to almost half of all people living with HIV in the UK, but a quarter of them are unaware they carry the virus. It is vital that people who might be at risk get tested, not only to reduce the risk of transmission to others, but to ensure they get the life-saving treatments that are available.'
The Mayor's HIV Ambassador Annie Lennox said: ‘Stigma, fear and complacency are the greatest obstacles to people seeking out their HIV status. This is why Terrence Higgins Trust and the Mayor of London have taken this initiative to encourage those most at risk to take the HIV test. Knowing your status can literally be a life saving action.'
Following last year’s sell out run and 2010 at Leicester Square Theatre, Snow White and her Seven Poofs are back for another Christmas of rude flirty fun and frolics.
This pop-powered drag panto is suitable for adults only and stars 2008 Drag Idol winner Tanya Hyde, who is returning to her role of Snow Whit for the third year, the hilarious Mrs. Moore as the Queen, Simon Gross returning to his role as Horrible Hilda. This bigger, bolder, ruder fairytale is packed with audience participation and feel good party anthems ‘Get The Party Started’, You’re the One That I Want, ‘YMCA’, ‘It’s a Sin’, ‘Hot Stuff’, and Rhianna’s ‘S&M’.
Tanya Hyde, recreating her role of Snow White, has a weekly residency at Trannys and has won Drag Idol 2009. Tanya’s TV includes Lynda La Plant’s Above Suspicion for ITV1, Louie Spence's Showbusiness (Sky1), The Morganna Show (Channel 4), The Ali G Show (Channel 4), Dream Team (Sky 1) & Ballroom High (Sky 1). This year, she won ‘Best Cabaret Newcomer’ at the 2011 BOYZ Scene Awards.