- Words Notion Staff
As the iconic LGBTQ+ collective and party people, Sink The Pink, announce their last hurrah, celebrities such as Little Mix's Jade Thirlwall, Spice Girl Mel C and Bimini share their favourite moments and memories of the club nights.
Dissolving gender stereotypes whilst saving queer nightlife AND throwing the best parties in the U.K.? It’s got to be Sink The Pink.
If you hadn’t already heard about the legendary parties or been to one of their life-affirming club nights, where on Earth have you been?
Kicking things off with cabaret and drag performances at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club in East London, Sink The Pink formed in 2008 as a response to ‘too many bland and non-inclusive nights out’. Before long, the collective had become known for putting on legendary parties, live performances and immersive productions, touring the U.K. as well as the world.
Their diverse, inclusive and transgressive M.O. sees a melting pot of drag artists, club kids, performers, decorated choreographers, creatives and set and costume designers come together to form the largest LGBTQ+ collective. Collaborating with everyone from Little Mix and P!nk to Melanie C and Years & Years, they have performed at Glastonbury, Printworks and Times Square, as well as The Mighty Hoopla, clubs in Berlin, Sao Paolo, Australia and more.
Now, Sink The Pink have announced their final event at Printworks London on Friday 15th April, the Good Friday bank holiday. Tickets will go on sale next Wednesday 2nd February.
In honour of Sink The Pink’s legacy, Mel C, Bimini, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Jade Thirlwall and Daisy Lowe share their favourite memories, moments and experiences.
“I walked into Sink The Pink for the first time and was like, what is this magical wonderland. I loved it and I’ve been back so many times since. One of my favourite Little Mix memories is performing at Sink The Pink during the Get Weird era, it was such an amazing night. Sink The Pink changed the face of LGBTQ+ events in London and has paved the way for so many more inclusive nights across the UK.”
– Mel C
“As someone that has never truly fit in I remember the feeling of that first moment I walked into Sink The Pink, It was this incredible energy that celebrated creativity and everyone was there to be together, it changed my view on what nightlife could be and London and personally it made me feel part of something that up until then I never had felt. I have spent my life feeling like a misfit and feeling as though I had to subscribe to beauty norms and becoming part of a community that just encouraged me to let loose changed my life.”
– Daisy Lowe