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The House of Suarez Vogue Ball Returns For 2020

With every other event in the city’s cultural calendar cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vogue Ball finds away to return under socially distanced guidelines.

By Shaun Ponsonby
Thu 24 September, 2020

With Liverpool’s cultural calendar all but wiped out on account of you-know-what, it is with great delight that the House of Suarez have found a way to overcome these challenges. With the theme of The Carnevil Ball, they have found a way to stage the 2020 Vogue Ball on a smaller, socially distanced scale.

Traditionally held at the Invisible Wind Factory to an audience in excess of 1,000, this year’s Ball will be held at the Black-E to a limited audience, but no less of an extravaganza. This will make The Carnevil Ball a unique edition of one Planet Slop’s favourite annual events.

Darren Suarez, artistic director of the House of Suarez and founder of the Vogue Ball says; “The Vogue Ball is important more than ever this year as we are all struggling to maintain a positive mind set under the current climate. The Ball has always been a safe space for all who enter and attend and this year is no different, providing a very welcomed escapism from our new norm!

I feel it is House of Suarez’s responsibility to help and support our veteran Houses by providing as much help and guidance as possible. The arts have always picked us up in the past, during times of depression, and I believe the Vogue Ball has a special place in people’s hearts and will hopefully lift people’s spirits!

Click here for our review and gallery of the 2019 Vogue Ball

The House of Suarez was established by Darren Suarez in 2006 as a platform for Vogue Dance and Culture developing the choreography of the vogue style.

Darren was the founder of the first Liverpool Vogue Ball event Liverpool is Burning as part of the programme for European Capital of Culture in 2008. Since then the Vogue Ball has been produced independently in Liverpool and from 2010-2020 has grown its audience and participants to form one of the main cultural events in the city’s calendar.

The House of Suarez Vogue Ball 2020: The Carnevil Ball takes place on Saturday 24th October 2020 at 5.30pm, with a strict curfew of 10pm. Extremely limited tickets are available by clicking here.