Because sometimes you just wanna get shitfaced in a Unicorn.
Set in secluded grounds, almost untouched by time, surrounded by Langney village is the stunning and historic Langney Priory.
Dating back to the 11th Century, Langney Priory is the oldest building in Eastbourne, but over recent years this proud building and its mysterious grounds have fallen from grace, desperately needing restoration and a new purpose for the 21st century.
It’s new purpose is to be at the heart of the local community, a safe space, a wellbeing centre, a forest school for the local school children, an Eden for all the volunteer gardeners, Age Concern shed project, a sanctuary for wildlife, all accepting, all-encompassing and a fabulous place to party. We want to support the local community and we want to support the LGBTQ community.
I joined the project in December, and I saw a great opportunity to support Pride and what better way to support a cause than to have a huge party. Problem is as we have no funds, it is all volunteers that work at the Priory and all for the love of its history and what it means to Eastbourne.
The event is Pre-Pride party in association with Eastbourne Pride. Half of ticket sales go to Eastbourne Pride and I have managed to call in favors from old friends and they are supporting the event with their DJ/Bar/lighting/cabaret skills.
Why do I want huge mega inflatable unicorns? I want them for outside the front of the Priory. Lit up, beautiful, loud and proud and people can sip cocktails in them and then after a night of debauchery (hopefully) they will be donated to Eastbourne Pride. They are seaworthy creatures so they can be used throughout the year for various events to raise money for the LGBTQ community or just to bring people together.
Yes, I do realise asking for money for inflatable mystical creatures is ridiculous and you are probably thinking I just want to have a bounce around and get you guys to pay for it.
I will of course have a bounce but on a more serious note we are living in a time where homophobic attacks in the UK have risen, the POTUS refuses to allow the rainbow flag to be flown at the US embassy’s, when the Sultan of Brunei wants to punish homosexuality by stoning to death, out of 195 countries there are only 28 where same sex marriage is legal. In a world of bigotry and ignorance sometimes you just wanna get shitfaced in a Unicorn, be ridiculous, laugh and be kids again with your fellow human.