DEVINE TENSION PRESENTS
"Devine is rural grit and glamour personified"
Devine Tension Presents are a boutique LGBTQ+ events production company, working predominantly within Dumfries & Galloway (South-West Scotland) since 2021.
HISTORY & CONTEXT
Devine Tension was born under the bright lights of cosmopolitan city life in LONDON. Devine found her start at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama’s (RCSSD) quarterly event NWQ, which took place in Kilburn, North West London, at a small bar named The Good Ship.
Whilst studying for an honours degree in Drama, Applied Theatre & Education at RCSSD, Devine became fascinated by the development of queer culture in rural areas and, after many years of rejecting her queerness within her hometown, returned to Dumfries & Galloway.
IN 2018, she performed in the annual Queer Haggis cabaret at Big Burns Supper Festival. This was a flying visit, which would change the face of Queer Dumfries & Galloway forever. Later that year, she left city life behind, and returned to Dumfries, where she performed at the first annual Dumfries & Galloway Pride alongside queer legends Danny Beard & Virgin X.
IN 2019/EARLY-2020, Devine Tension's mission statement became to develop an accessible LGBTQ+ nightlife culture for South-West Scotland and surrounding areas. This was inevitably put on hold during the COVID-19 pandemic, and revisited in 2021.
DEVINE TENSION PRESENTS' INCEPTION & CLUB QUEER
Devine Tension Presents was established in 2021, post-pandemic, with the first produced events being Swan Night Only (London) and Club Queer (Dumfries).
Club Queer debuted at Chancers Nightclub (Dumfries) on October 23rd 2021, with a vision of presenting Dumfries & Galloway with the finest local and national queer talent, including two critically acclaimed performers from RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Queer clubland meets underground rural grit. This SOLD OUT, with much more in store for queer Dumfries & Galloway.
IN MAY 2022, Club Queer ventured towards Brighton (United Kingdom), for Brighton Fringe Festival at Club Revenge. Now in collaboration with Pack Productions, Club Queer went cross-country with three different line-ups, three themes (Sweet Sinners, Icons Only, Bubblegum), three nights, and one unforgettable experience.
IN JULY 2022, Club Queer returned to Chancers Nightclub in Dumfries & Galloway with 'Lipstick 90s' alongside the powerhouse performer Vanity Milan (from RuPaul's Drag Race UK).
IN OCTOBER 2022, Devine Tension Presents began to produce a monthly drag extravaganza, within the heart of Dumfries and Galloway, titled STEAMIN'. Annually, this culminates in a MAIN EVENT, which will take place on June 3rd 2023, and feature headliner Cheddar Gorgeous (from RuPaul's Drag Race UK).
Since 2021, Devine Tension Presents have booked/hosted some of the most exciting talent across the LGBTQ+ scene in the UK. Keep your eyes peeled for future events and projects with external clients.
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DTP PRODUCED EVENTS
Chancers Nightclub | STEAMIN': Spring Cleanse | March 2023 |
Granary, Dumfries | Big Bad Bingo | February 2023 |
Chancers Nightclub | STEAMIN': Club Cupid | February 2023 |
Granary, Dumfries | Big Bad Bingo | January 2023 |
Chancers Nightclub | STEAMIN': New Year, New Quiz | January 2023 |
Granary, Dumfries | Big Bad Bingo | December 2022 |
Chancers Nightclub | STEAMIN': Christmas Crackers | December 2022 |
Granary, Dumfries | Big Bad Bingo | November 2022 |
Chancers Nightclub | Club Queer: RAW | November 2022 |
Chancers Nightclub | STEAMIN': Sparklers | November 2022 |
Chancers Nightclub | STEAMIN': Halloween Spooktacular | October 2022 |
Chancers Nightclub | Club Queer: Lipstick 90s | July 2022 |
Club Revenge | Club Queer: Bubblegum | June 2022 |
Club Revenge | Club Queer: Icons Only | May 2022 |
Club Revenge | Club Queer: Sweet Sinners | May 2022 |
Swan, Hyde Park | Swan Night Only | May 2022 |
Swan, Hyde Park | Swan Night Only | March 2022 |
Swan, Hyde Park | Swan Night Only | February 2022 |
Swan, Hyde Park | Swan Night Only | January 2022 |
Swan, Hyde Park | Swan Night Only | October 2021 |
Chancers Nightclub | Club Queer | October 2021 |
Swan, Hyde Park | Swan Night Only | September 2021 |
Dumfries & Galloway Pride 2021 | Theatre Royal | September 2021 |
Swan, Hyde Park | Swan Night Only | August 2021 |
Summer Gardens Dumfries | An Evening with Devine | July 2021 |
MetFilm School | MA Screenwriting | 2020-2021
Royal Central School of Speech and Drama | BA(Hons) Drama, Applied Theatre & Education (Writing for Performance) | Received: First Class Honours | 2015-2018
EVENT PRODUCTION (RECURRING: STEAMIN' & Club Queer)
EVENT PRODUCTION (EXTERNAL CLIENTS)
DEVINE TENSION'S GAY BINGO
WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS
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