Sad but also happy times for Lip Service fans as the Official
Lip Service Fan Event has now been and gone, having taken place in
Glasgow on Sunday. And a very enjoyable day it was too.
Attended by just under 300 fans, the event kicked off with
Q&A sessions with show creator and writer Harriet Braun, and
stars James Anthony Pearson (Ed) and Fiona Button (Tess), Anna
Skellern (Lexy) and Heather Peace (Sam).
The five of them fielded questions from GreatLezBritain's Lee
Beattie, who hosted the Q&As, as well as from the audience.
Questions ranged from the serious to the not-so-serious
(naturally), with the discussion covering the writing of the show,
the filming of sex scenes, which characters they'd like to play if
not their own and the like.
Things then moved on to Sloans bar for the evening, with a Dykes
of Hazard party, signing and photo session with the cast plus a
host of entertainment upstairs at 'Rubies Bar' provided by compere
Jen Brister, with music from Kat McKenzie, Julia and the Doogans
Lee Beattie from event organisers Wire Media said: "The first
official Lip Service event was a resounding success with fans
travelling from all over - Italy, Israel, Russian as well as
throughout the UK - to meet the cast, listen to the Q&A's and
generally have a party in celebration of the show. We know how much
people love the programme and we wanted to make sure that the whole
event really felt like a 'Lip Service experience' - and I think
from the positive reaction, we definitely gave them that. Thanks to
everyone who came, had a shots o'clock moment, donned a Stetson and
left with a Frankie swagger."
There will be full coverage, as they say, of the event in our
next issue - September, on sale 16 August. So if you weren't able
to be there on the day, we'll get you up to date, and if you were
there, well, it'll be a chance to reminisce. And who doesn't like
to do that?
PHOTO Benedicte Beugnet