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Glasgow Zine Fest

Sample a king-sized slice of drag with Dorian T. Fisk

Sat 8 July 2023

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Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Dorian T. Fisk, dressed in a red suit, tips his hat to us.The photo has an illustrated frame held up by a person.

Image Credit: Dorian T Fisk/Jules Scheele

Explore the masculine spectrum of the art of drag in this bite-sized workshop with Glasgow's master of metamorphosis, drag king Dorian T. Fisk.

Get ready to learn:

A short history of drag king artistry

An intro to creating a stereotypical masculine face and body illusion with makeup and movement

This is a beginner-level workshop focusing on the performance of masculinity and open to people of any gender. There will be interactive demos and DIY activities - full participation is highly encouraged but not mandatory.

Some materials will be provided, however, participants should bring:

Handheld mirror,

Make-up brushes

Highlighting and Contouring makeup - often sold in a palette form or as a duel-ended stick:

Highlight - A cream or liquid highlight that is lighter than their skin tone (this can be another foundation or a concealer)

Contour - A cream or liquid contour that is a few shades darker than their skin tone

Dark brown pressed powder, such as an eyebrow shadow

Dark brown or black mascara

If you need help getting hold of any of these items, please email us at

About the facilitator:

Dorian T. Fisk is a multi-award winning drag artist featured in The Guardian as one of the UK's most inspirational drag kings. He is known for elaborate looks and high production value performances that run the gamut from irreverent parody to that monster you secretly wish was ‘in’ rather than ‘under’ your bed.

Dorian is also the driving force behind Scottish drag king platform Shut Up & King and when not teaching the art of drag kinging, or flogging sparkly stuff at the Barras at Pop Up & Drag, he produces shows such as the annual Scotland's New Kings On The Block drag king extravaganza and The Kings Peach - Glasgow’s juiciest night of drag kings and burlesque.

More about Dorian at


There will be 12 attendees maximum, and the event will feature comfort breaks. During this event, attendees will participate in: whole group discussions, hands-on activities, visual presentations, sound/music, movement.

This event will take place at the Centre for Contemporary Arts on Sauchiehall Street. For information about venue accessibility at the CCA please visit their website.

You may be asked to wear a mask at this event.

If you have any questions or access requirements, please get in touch with us via

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Event Type


Talks & Events


Creative Lab


5:00pm — 7:00pm




Tickets: £0/1/2/4/6/8/10/12


Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available