In conjunction with their current exhibition Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, the MAC and Outburst invite you to an evening dedicated to Alternative Miss World: a pageant that celebrates freedom of expression in the most creative, outrageous way possible.
Created by artist Andrew Logan in 1972, Alternative Miss World is a riotous, queer celebration of the art of dressing up. It is not about beauty – it’s about transformation – and when it comes to costume absolutely anything goes.
A special screening of The British Guide to Showing Off – Jes Benstock’s documentary on the history of Alternative Miss World – will be introduced by artist, self-confessed maximalist and Shonky curator John Walter, who will be joined in conversation by the legendary Andrew Logan.
Afterward, get ready to party the night away with DJ Venus Dupree on the decks spinning everything from Disco to Italo and Deep House. In the spirit of Alternative Miss World, come in your most dazzling attire. There’ll be a prize for the best (most alternatively) dressed!
Fri 17th November
£15/ £12 early bird