Alternative Queen of Reading

Could you be an Alternative Queen?

Sick of being judged by your looks? Got what it takes to impress a roomful of people with nothing but the sheer size of your talent, personality or even ego? Then sign up for your chance to be crowned the Alternative Queen of Reading!

On March 8 2013, Reading will play host to a celebration of all that is different. March 8 is International Women’s Day – but Alternative Queen of Reading is open to EVERYbody – male, female, trans, straight, gay, bi, differently abled etc. We welcome all acts and talents – as long as you’re happy to stand in front of an audience, then we want to hear from you! All we ask is that you do something related to the theme of, you’ve guessed it, women – “Wild and Wonderful Women” to be precise.

Visit the website for more information, and for an application form.
Application deadline 3rd Feb. Applications open to all people with a connection to Reading.

All profits from The Alternative Queen of Reading will go to Berkshire Women's Aid (

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Reading girl Alice Goodman was crowned Alternative Queen of Bath in 2012. Inspired by eccentric sculptor Andrew Logan, founder of the Alternative Miss World competition, the Alternative Queen of Bath sought to celebrate the beauty found in uniqueness. Alice won the event with her eccentric onstage character Miss Baaath; a country girl whose unusual sheep based dance to Gotye's Somebody That I Used To Know beat off the competition.

Alice enjoyed being part of the event so much that together with her friend Steph Weller (long-time member of Progress Theatre) she is bringing the event to Reading.

Female Arts is proud to support this event!

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