If you're familiar with Drag Race UK (and if you're not, then you better get to know it, hun), you won't be surprised to hear we've gone OTT with the confetti, glitter, dancers on stage and inflatable fun! If that’s not enough to whet your appetite, we'll be bringing you a live drag show, plus you’ll have the chance to meet Baga Chipz herself by entering our Meet & Greet competition.
When Baga Chipz said THEY'RE "MUCH BETTA" THAN ANYONE ELSE'S! we’re sure she was talking about Royal Holloway’s students.
Baga Chipz is the stage name of Leo Loren, who placed 3rd on Season 1 of RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
"I was having a drink in a pub in Birmingham and this fella came up and started flirting with me and my mate. I said: "Look, why do you want a burger when you can have me, prime steak on a plate?" And he was like: "Prime steak? More like a bag of chips."
On 21 August 2019, Chipz was announced as one of the ten queens to be competing in the first series of RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Baga won three challenges and finished in third place. During November–December 2019, Chipz and the cast of series one embarked on a tour hosted by Drag Race alumna Alyssa Edwards. In January 2020, Chipz attended the first-ever RuPaul's DragCon UK.
In December 2019 Chipz, alongside fellow RuPaul's Drag Race UK contestant The Vivienne, began starring in Morning T&T on WOW Presents Plus. The show sees The Vivienne and Chipz reprise their Snatch Game impersonations of Donald Trump and Margaret Thatcher, respectively, to host a fictional television news show, and consisted of six episodes as of January 2020.
In March 2020 Chipz, once again alongside The Vivienne, started presenting the UK version of I Like to Watch, a web series produced by Netflix in which they review Netflix programming.
In July 2020, Baga appeared on Celebrity Masterchef, and three months later she released her debut single titled 'When The Sun Goes Down' in collaboration with Saara Aalto. She also appeared on the ITV series Celebrity Karaoke Club which started on 23 September 2020.
Baga was a contestant on The Celebrity Circle in 2021 which was in aid of Stand Up to Cancer, where she portrayed Kim Woodburn.
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Individual tickets will go on sale at 10am on Tuesday 14 September.
Following the government announcement that the scheme for vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs and large events in England will not be going ahead, we've updated our entry requirements for events at the Union Venue and Founder’s South Quad.
Please read our Venues Entry Requirements Update for the full details.
Only current Royal Holloway students can attend our events at the Union Venue and Founder's South Quad, no guests are permitted.
Included in the Freshers' Festival wristband package
Tickets will guarantee you entry into the venue until 11pm, after this time entry will be dependent on venue capacity until midnight.
All of our venues are cashless and will remain so in the 2021/22 academic year. We are aware that when starting university, some of you will not yet have a bank account and if you’re an international student, you may not have a UK bank account when you arrive in the UK to study. To facilitate this, all students will be able to top up their College Card account before arriving on campus, using Upay.
Whilst we strongly discourage bringing large amounts of cash onto campus, we understand that some of you have do not have any other means to pay for essential items during your first few weeks. Therefore, up until 31 October 2021, if you are unable to top up your Upay account with a credit or debit card, you can load up to £250 onto your Upay College Card account in cash at either the Hub or Kingswood reception.
As your Students' Union, we're keen to promote equality of opportunity for people with disabilities and to take the necessary steps to meet their requirements - that's why we've ensured that everything we do is accessible to as many of you as possible.
All of our venues are wheelchair accessible via shallow ramps; you can find out more about our venues and view our AccessAble pages by heading to our Accessibility page.
If you or someone you know requires access to special facilities, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and our friendly team will do their best to meet your needs.
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