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Mods, Rockers and mobility vehicles are coming to Brighton Pride! / 7 July 2014

Lucille Power, a London-based disabled artist has dreamed up a fun project to shake up Brighton Pride on August 2nd: In a special performance, she wants to transform wheelchair users and riders of mobility scooters into 1960s mods and rockers for 'Lucille Power's Rev-in', in collaboration with London's legendary club night Duckie.

The performance sounds like so much fun - I am already looking forward to getting dressed up in studs and leather and dousing myself in hairspray (guess which one of the two I'm going to be?). The idea is to invest the history of mods and rockers with new meaning, and at the same time challenge the stigma that is attached to wheelchairs and other mobility vehicles - after all, we know that our wheels are rockin', so let's show some pride!

Lucille is still looking for participants to take part in 'Lucille Power's Rev-in', for Duckie as part of Brighton Pride on 2 August. She is looking for a small number of people to take part in a performance being Mods and Rockers for the night, and particularly welcomes people with mobility issues who are wheelchair users, or use mobility vehicles, and/or their friends and carers. LGBT people are particularly welcome to contact her.

Participants will take part in a performance at the Dome on the evening of 2 August using their mobility vehicles, and dressing as mods or rockers. There may be the possibility of hiring some mobility vehicles for the evening, so if you are an occasional user, or even if you haven't used one, but have mobility issues, contact Lucille: lipstickpower@yahoo.co.uk

Personally, I can't wait for it - Check out www.duckie.co.uk/generic.php?id=182 for more details. www.duckie.co.uk