Patrick Lilley has worked closely with UK Black Pride Board in his role as artistic advisor to the Executive Director for the past five years, in addition to providing guidance on marketing and event management.
Patrick is a veteran of London’s club scene and an award-winning club promoter, and event & PR consultant who has worked with Black community audiences for more than 20 years.
Patrick opened Queer Nation 21 years ago. It remainsLondon’s longest continuously running club event and was voted ‘Club of the Year’ at the Black LGBT Community Awards in 2007. Patrick also presents WORK @ AREA which is theUK’s biggest weekly gay R‘nB and bashment event. The club night was nominated for ‘Club of the Year’ in 2008.
Patrick has contributed features, interview and columns to a number of gay titles including Gay Times, Attitude and QX magazine. Patrick has also worked with a range of artists as PR consultant or manager including Norman Jay MBE, Duran Duran, Divine, and Sinead O’Connor.
In 2002 Patrick created a photographic exhibition titled Queer Nation 02 (a photographic history of lesbian and gay clubbing since World War 2 in collaboration with 02 the mobile communications network). In 2006 Patrick hosted a Vogue Ball ‘Singstar Extravaganza’ with Sony Entertainment Europe that brought legendary vogue father Benny Ninja toLondonin order to raise funds for Body & Soul (the charity supporting children and families affected by HIV).