British Asian drag artist Asifa Lahore to perform at Redbridge Central Library

Asifa Lahore will perform at Redbridge Central Library on Friday.

Asifa Lahore will perform at Redbridge Central Library on Friday. - Credit: Archant

Claiming to be Britain’s only Asian drag artist, Asifa Lahore brings her unique talents to Ilford on Friday.

Combining her skills as a performer, hostess and DJ, the self-proclaimed “curry queen” blends her Asian background, British upbringing and uncanny flair for glamour during a side-splitting hour.

In 2013, she won the Drag Idol UK bronze medal and now performs regularly at cabaret venues across the country - including Halfway To Heaven and West 5, in London.

Asifa also DJs at two of the capital’s most successful world music nights - Club Urban Desi, in Shoreditch, and Disco Rani, in South Ealing.

She is considered a pioneering figure by many, and as a proud Muslim she is a highly visible figure within the gay Asian community - often using social media to advocate LGBT activism.

The event at Redbridge Central Library, in Clements Road, begins at 8.30pm and is strictly for over 18s.

Tickets cost £2.50, and be purchased from the library. For more information, visit redbridge.gov.uk or call 020 8708 2337.