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Saturday 28 July 2018

Flying Nudes & Water Jet Nipples For Brighton Body Casting Tukuk @ Brighton Pride

Local celebrity artist Jamie McCartney will be driving his tiny pink tuktuk in the Brighton Pride Parade again this year. As well as the crowd pleasing water jets from last year there'll be floating nude inflatables flying overhead!

Mounted on a turntable on the back of the pink tuktuk is a life size topless sculpture whose nipples squirt water twenty feet into the crowd when triggered by the pink cowboy hatted 'rear gunner'. It could only be Brighton Pride.

Joining her this year will be male and female nude helium balloons floating above the Brighton Body Casting float. 

Alongside and all around will be the usual selection of pink clad dancers and merry makers. 

With the weather predicted to be sunny and hot again this year the water jets are bound to be as popular as last year.

This year's theme is Colour My World and of course we've gone for the colour pink, to match our branded, pink, tuktuk pick-up truck, the smallest float in the parade! 

Jamie McCartney said:

"As a local business with a global reach it's hugely important that we come out and join in Pride to support our local LGBTQIAPK+ community. 

"Brighton thrives on its reputation as a friendly, open, inclusive and laid back city and this is the time when we get to show the whole world that we're not kidding. It's also a hell of a lot of fun!"

Jamie's Brighton Body Casting business is familiar to most Brightonians and is a completely equal opportunities employer. 

For the last twelve years they've been creating sculptures cast from local people - anything from baby hands in plaster or glass to whole bodies in bronze. 

Established at the erstwhile JAG gallery on Madeira Dive, they were in the Lanes for a while, then by Hove Station and are now at a permanent, purpose built studio in the harbour in Portslade. 

The company tuktuk draws stares and brings merriment to many as she whizzes around town and is a hilarious feature of the Pride Parade. 

Jamie is quietly involved in many community initiatives but Pride is the highlight of the company calendar.

For more info on Jamie McCartney CLICK HERE. Check-out his Brighton Body Casting business HERE. Brighton Pride 2018 info HERE.

by: Mike Cobley


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