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Online Event

Upgrade Yourself: Inspiration | Developing Concepts and Performances with Drag Artist Crystal

Thu 11 Mar 2021
13.00 - 14.00

Join all-round entertainer and drag artist Crystal in this performance and conceptually inspired Upgrade Yourself.

Crystal will be navigating us through her early career journey, with many highlights to date, including developing original content for national tours, performing live aerial skills, multiple TV & press appearances and starring in Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK Season 1. Crystal’s stage presence is effervescent and dynamic, but how much hard work, scheduling and preparation does it really take to make it look so effortlessly brilliant and cool?

Crystal, one of East London’s most exciting drag queens, has been wowing international fans for many years, producing countless live events, collaborating with peers and honing her showreel & craft. Crystal combines aerial circus techniques, dance choreography, lip syncs and costume design, alongside creating incredible moments of paint, through innovative approaches to her signature face and body art. Recently, Crystal launched the podcast The Things That Made Me Queer, bringing celebrity friends and very special guests to share pop-culture references and real-life events shaping their queer development. There is the chance to ask Crystal questions during the live session via RHYANRHYAN-ART, our Young Host from the Young Producers at Somerset House programme, making this one session not to be missed.

About Crystal

Crystal is a drag queen, aerial circus artist and DJ based in London. As seen on RuPaul's Drag Race UK!


The Things That Made Me Queer is available on Apple Podcasts and Spotify

About RHYANRHYAN-ART (Young Host)

RHYANRHYAN-ART is a Black Queer Multidisciplinary Artist based in Hackney London. RHYAN has worked with leading creative agencies such as Adam+Eve DDB, Livity, Studio Moross and more. Influenced by Afro-futurism, African Spirituality and artists like Basquit and Keith Haring; RHYAN uses his talents to celebrate and document Black Queer identities and experiences. His desire to explore his inner power to articulate himself creatively in his work increased after experiencing personal trauma since Coming Out - forcing him into a journey of rediscovery. RHYAN uses his talents to celebrate and document The Black Queer experience. 



Industry voices and game changers share their career journeys and practical tips to both home and international audiences in these online talks. There is also the opportunity for audience members to ask live and direct questions via one of our Hosts from the Young Producer Programme at Somerset House.