About us

@divequeerparty / divequeerparty@gmail.com

Dive started life as an eclectic, anything-goes queer party in the murky depths of a subterranean dive bar in Edinburgh in July 2013.

Since those humble underground beginnings the Dive family has grown into an ever burgeoning collective of artists, performers, makers and doers blending together to create our unique flavour of parties, cabarets and happenings.

Dive Queer Party was created by Agent Cooper and Miss Annabel Sings, two queerdos who felt compelled to create a space to share, explore and show off their collective creativity, joy and madness in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.

Dive promotes a world where – through the power of positive expression – you can be whoever you want to be, however you want be, wherever you want to be.

Our immersive and decadent parties have secured Dive a reputation as the “queer scene’s finest show-folk and entertainers” (The Skinny). We were nominated for the Diversity Award in the inaugural Equality Network Awards and celebrated for “creating a new world order” (Four Letter Word).

 

What we do

Cabarets / Parties / Festivals / Outreach

Dive creates cabarets, parties and happenings that immerse and entertain audiences with a heady mix of live performance, music, film and visual art.

From a warehouse party in Glasgow’s iconic Glue Factory to the daytime debut of The Miss Annabel Sings Show in the sumptuous surroundings of Edinburgh’s Traverse Theatre, our famously diverse and eclectic programme of events secured us a spot at number 24 in Scotland’s annual movers-and-shakers list “The List Hot 100” in 2016-17.

Often expertly hosted by Queen of queer cabaret Miss Annabel Sings, we’ve been commissioned by organisations such as LEAP Sports Scotland, LGBT History Month and Traverse Theatre to sprinkle our magical fairy dust over launch parties and events.

In 2015 we teamed up with Luminate: Scotland’s Creative Ageing Organisation to present a special intergenerational cabaret for “All Ages & Persuasions”, working alongside community networks & support groups such as LGBT Age. In 2016 we joined up with Luminate again to launch a creative development project with a group of emerging performers over the age of 50. The new collective performed to sold out theatres in Edinburgh (Traverse Theatre) and Glasgow (Tron Theatre) and was featured on BBC Radio Scotland.

Dive is a firm fixture of Edinburgh’s annual August Fringe festival, presenting parties, cabarets and theatrical shows across the city in a variety of spaces and settings (Edinburgh International Book Festival, Summerhall, Traverse Theatre), packing out venues and impressing reviewers (see below).

Calendar

Dive presents The Last Night On Earth Cabaret Party  

Date City Venue Country
28/08/17 Edinburgh Unbound Spiegel Tent United Kingdom
Time: 7:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Dive Queer Party’s Rainbow Soapbox  

Date City Venue Country
07/08/17 Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Bar United Kingdom
Time: 10:00am. Admission: £9. Age restrictions: No Minors. Buy Tickets
14/08/17 Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Bar United Kingdom
Time: 10:00am. Admission: £9. Age restrictions: No Minors. Buy Tickets
21/08/17 Edinburgh Traverse Theatre Bar United Kingdom
Time: 10:00am. Admission: £9. Age restrictions: No Minors. Buy Tickets

Homage at the Book Festival  

Date City Venue Country
26/08/17 Edinburgh Unbound Spiegel Tent United Kingdom
Time: 9:00pm. Admission: Free. Age restrictions: No Minors. Address: Edinburgh International Book Festival. More information

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