Date: 25 April 2019
Originally published in: Glamorgan Gazette (UK)
EIGHTIES icons have donated memorabilia to raise funds to mark what would have been Steve Strange’s 60th birthday.
A night of celebration, dance and music is being held by the Visage frontman’s family and friends in his hometown of Porthcawl. The flamboyant host of London’s trailblazing new romantic Blitz club was famous for his love of parties and in particular his own birthday, so his family and friends thought it fitting to gather together for a fun-filled Eightiesthemed night to mark the occasion.
Acts will include local DJs, synth band and laser show The Symphony Orchestra and Blitz club regular Lowri-Ann Richards/ LA LA Shockette.
All revenue raised from ticket sales and an auction will be donated to the One in Four charity in Steve’s name. Items have been donated and signed by Steve’s friends including Boy George, Kim Wilde, Steve Norman, Spandau Ballet, B-Rude and Jennie “Bellstar” Mathias.
The flamboyant singer, best known for Fade to Grey, died in February 2015 aged 55 after a heart attack. Steve’s family have chosen One in Four to honour his close relationship with life-long friend and front of house at many of his clubs, Rosemary Turner, who works as a volunteer counsellor. One in Four specialises in supporting survivors of sexual violence and abuse, and particularly survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma. Staff support survivors to work through the trauma of abuse, helping them rebuild their lives.
The event takes place on Saturday, May 25, at The General Picton Inn, Porthcawl, at 7pm. Tickets are £10 plus an admin fee from eventbrite.co.uk/e/ the-steve-strange-offical60th- birthday- partytickets-54749604541
If you are unable to attend the event but would like to donate to the charity, visit oneinfour.org.uk