A photo of a ball organised by Vogue Rites
This Bright Land

Vogue Balls with Vogue Rites

06, 13, 20 & 27 Aug 2022
Tickets from £5.00 - £22.50

On Sat 27 Aug, the start time is 17.00-22.30

Edmond J. Safra
Fountain Court

Bringing Ballroom culture to This Bright Land every Saturday night.

Headlining the festival’s Saturday nights was London’s weekly Voguing night, Vogue Rites. Bringing Ballroom culture to This Bright Land, each Saturday will took on a different theme as performers and house members competed in different categories for trophies and unique prizes in an outdoor extravaganza of dance, fashion and music, supported by M·A·C Cosmetics.

Featuring some of the most exciting names in the international Ballroom scene, the weekly events culminated in a Finale Ball on 27 August in what was set to be the largest open-air Vogue Ball in UK history.

About Vogue Rites

Vogue Rites is London’s weekly vogue mini-ball series and music collective, celebrating & connecting the London ballroom scene by providing an inclusive and supportive space for people who want to be part of ball culture. Vogue Rites draws on the long tradition of Ballroom, originating from Drag Balls that date back over 150 years ago in Harlem, New York, founded by Black and Latinx members of the LGBTQI+ community. Ballroom is an intentional space that celebrates and prioritises LGBTQI+ People of Colour.

About Ball Culture

Ballroom is an intentional space for Queer/Trans People of Colour. Pioneered by Crystal Labeija, Ball culture has spread across the globe - thanks to one of its many competitive categories - Voguing, an improvisational art form/dance with rhythmic movement inspired by models' poses in fashion magazines. Voguing has since become a powerful representation of the socio-political struggles of LGBTQI+ people of colour.

"Balls" are competitions/events where individuals and houses come together to compete in categories across fashion, beauty, realness and performance for prizes.

"Houses" are family units that are formed as support networks, with parents of each House guiding & caring for their children and as teams to compete together at Balls.