'Massive success' - see pictures from Ipswich LGBT+ night

The After Party was well attended at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

The first LGBT+ night in Ipswich since the vast majority of coronavirus restrictions were eased proved a "massive success", organisers have said.

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

Attendees at the LGBT+ event

The After Party from Jay Austin of Just Jay Dance held its first-ever evening event on Saturday. 

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

Mr Austin said he was "so nervous" before the event.

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

Revellers enjoy first Ipswich LGBT+ club nights since July 19 Covid restrictions eased - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

"You worry it's just going to be just your friends," he added.

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

Dolores, drag queen - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

However, when the Music Room, near the Waterfront, opened he saw lots of people queuing outside - with partygoers taking lateral flow tests before arriving and temperature checks on the door.

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography


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"It was a massive success and everything went smoothly," Mr Austin said. 

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

Kenya Knott, drag queen - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

The 300 attendees included people celebrating hen nights, teachers on a night out and members of the LGBT+ community.

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was the first LGBT+ event since the majority of Covid restrictions were eased - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

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East Anglian drag queen Kenya Knott and Dolores, and London-based Asia Thorne, provided the entertainment for the night, along with podium dancers. 

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

The After Party will be back on August 21 with an 80s and 90s-themed night. To buy tickets, visit ticketsource.co.uk/TheAfterParty

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich

The After Party was attended by around 300 people at the Music Room in Ipswich - Credit: Rebecca Gilchrist Photography


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