Margate is Burning: Vogue-Chi and Makeup

Carlos Maria Romero and Ted Rogers

Come and spend a fabulous afternoon exploring gender, unconventional beauty and shameless self-indulgence in a loving and safe environment.

1pm: Vogue-Chi by Ted Rogers and Atabey

A self-affirming, meditative practice mixing movement and lifestyle elements of Voguing – a variety of dance styles inspired by fashion – and Tai Chi.

3pm: Make a jewel of your face

A creative makeup workshop with Paris-based drag artist Jean Biche. (Please bring a table mirror along with you!)

4:30pm: Voguing Tea

A photoshoot with photographer Jason Pay and delicious tea and cookies!

6pm Paris is Burning

A screening of Jennie Livingston’s iconic 1990 documentary Paris is Burning (15) at Margate Arts Club.

The events are FREE and open to all, but the workshop is limited to 30 spaces. You can sign up by emailing

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About Vogue-Chi

Vogue-Chi encourages its participants to fully find new versions of themselves whilst exploring unconventional beauty and shameless self indulgence in a loving and safe environment. It offers a gentle work out for the soul and a good ol’ stretch for the mind.

Vogue-Chi facilitates a spectrum of spiritual principles historically developed by LGBTQI+ people to engage positively in life and overcome institutionalised oppression, invisibilization and abuse. 

Vogue­-Chi was created in Margate for people aged 50+ by artists/dancers Ted Rogers & Carlos (Atabey) Maria Romero. With initial support by Ageless Thanet, a constant backing of Turner Contemporary, and more recently from Margate Pride, the sessions ran locally with huge success since February 2016. Vogue-Chi is now open to all, it is offered to school teachers and LGBTQ+ young persons, and starts in London in October.

Cliffs, ​172 Northdown Road
Margate CT9 England GB
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18th September 1pm - 8pm