We Built This City

Manc 77:Divina De Campo - The Queen of Four and a Half Octaves

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“The only way we got our rights is by showing solidarity”

Divina De Campo is a force to be reckoned with, both on stage and off.  They’ve got the ability to sing in 5 different languages and up and down 4.5 octaves - whilst wearing some incredible outfits and heels. 

Divina has the best laugh in showbiz and there are some real laughs in this conversation too.  Underpinning it all though, are some strong values and belief systems that have contributed towards Divina’s vibrant and unforgettable on-stage presence. You’ll hear about the grit and graft it takes to make a career in the creative industries and the reality of taking part in some of the UK’s biggest entertainment shows. 

Divina’s time on Ru-Paul’s drag race UK created an iconic moment of television, when they addressed the damaging effects of section 28 in schools whilst they were growing up.  You’ll hear  Divina and Lisa explore this as well as the action that can be taken to stand up for LGBTQ rights in 2022.


Your host, Lisa Morton, started PR company Roland Dransfield in 1996, one month after the fateful IRA bomb that tore apart the city centre.  From that point, the business, and its team members, have been involved in helping to support the creation of Modern Manchester – across regeneration, business, charity, leisure and hospitality, sport and culture.

To celebrate the 26 years that Roland Dransfield has spent creating these bonds, Lisa is gathering together some of her Greater Mancunian ‘family’ and will be exploring how they have created their own purposeful relationships with the best place in the world.

Connect with Lisa and Roland Dransfield: 
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