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Emergency measures in the wake of Covid-19
Venues Closed, Events Cancelled

All UK restaurants/ food and drink venues, pubs, bars and clubs, cinemas, theatres, concert and bingo halls, spas, indoor leisure and gyms, casinos, betting shops, museums and galleries are temporarily closed. Restaurants can sell takeaway food and drinks. People my leave their homes for very limited purposes, and public gatherings of more than two people are banned.

Compassionate, brash, & political
Billy Elliot the Musical - On Hold

Open Run, Victoria Palace Theatre, 8 Victoria St. Astounding sets and configuration; magnificent play about a boy from a mining town who pursues his ballet career in spite of the discomfort this causes his father, and brother; set against the political backdrop of local community solidarity of the coal miners during the Thatcher years.

www.victoriapalacetheatrelondon.info
Films, Events, Festivals, Exhibitions, Shop...
BFI Southbank programme - On Hold

Ongoing at BFI Southbank, screenings of over 2000 classic and contemporary films every year, over 1000 hours of free film and TV in the Mediatheque, plus two restaurant/bars. The BFI National Archive holds a magnificent collection of film and television, from the birth of cinema to today; also posters, images, publicity material, original scripts, letters and other artifacts.

whatson.bfi.org.uk
Independent Theatres in London
Off West End - On Hold

Full spectrum of Off West End theatres; heady darkness, dangerous passion of little powerhouses above a pub, under a railway bridge, in a disused warehouse, a butcher's shop or a shopping centre. Taking risks to push boundaries of live performance, entertaining intellects, stretching imaginations -breeding grounds for new talent, new ideas to feed, reinvent, reinvigorate our culture.

www.offwestend.com
The National Theatre building is closed until June 30
National Theatre Online Presentations

Free online plays every Thursday on Youtube at 7pm UK time, and then on-demand for a week.

www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home
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G-A-Y Porn Idol - On Hold

Thursdays 11pm-4am at Heaven, Under the Arches, off Villiers St, Charing Cross. Fun with or without your clothes on. Anyone can enter the strip contest and let it all hang out! Mixed, mostly gay crowd. Mostly guys get on stage and take off all their clothes, hoping to win the £100 cash prize. Email pornidol@g-a-y.co.uk to enter a future contest.

www.heavennightclublondon.com
The UK’s hottest Friday party!
Men Inc. - On Hold

Fridays, 8pm-5am at Eagle London. Powered by SCRUFF! - getting ready to have a blast and dance all night to beats by DJs Nic Fisher, Louis Lennon + Sugarbear along with the hottest SCRUFFy men of London! An international weekly Friday night party for the gay men of London, São Paulo and Amsterdam. WOOF!

twitter.com/MenIncClub
"Britain's Biggest Gay Friday Nighter Is Now Even Bigger"
G-A-Y Camp Attack - On Hold

Friday night/ Saturday morning, 11pm-4am, at Heaven. Three rooms of music: Main Floor - 70s & 80s; Star Bar - 90s; The Island & Pop Room - 00s.  Travel "the G-A-Y Tardis" through four decades - just by going from one room to another.

www.heavennightclub-london.com
Hosted by JOCK
JOCK London - On Hold due to Covid-19

Third Fridays, 11pm-4am. The hottest UK men's underwear/sports kit party for like-minded people w/ no attitude up for a sexy fun time: underwear, sports kit or naked. Chillout area sex permitted + porn by UK Hotjocks + Justfor.fans on the large screen. Performers + the hottest GoGo boys. DJ TBA. Free entry to 4am A:M afterhours (mixed/ no full nudity event).

www.facebook.com/events/467945043891181
Protocol rooms at Fire - intimate dungeon - state of the art sound & lights
A:M - On Hold due to Covid-19

Every FRIDAY night/ SATURDAY morning 1-10am weekly dance club with stripped-down underground vibe; 2 rooms, different musics - London’s longest running after-hours party. An 18+ event.

www.facebook.com/AMafterhours
Happiness. Every Saturday morning in Vauxhall
Wrong! at Union - On Hold

Every Friday night/Saturday morning, 1-11am, at Union, Vauxhall. Saturday morning afterhours dance club, gay and straight scene. No pop, no commercial dance music, just cutting-edge underground tech house and techno. Special guest DJs include: Pagano, Jason Chance and Smokin Jo. £10 admission; £8 before 6am and members. WRONG! operates a strict gay majority door policy.

www.facebook.com/wrongvauxhall
Weekly rave ups at a Bethnal Green strip club
Savage Disco - On Hold

Saturdays, 10pm-5am, usually at Metropolis, 234 Cambridge Heath Rd. Naughty late-night disco where anything goes; little sister of the infamous Club Collective, Sink the Pink; combining Disco Music with Pole Dancing Drag Queens - the late night dirty disco of East London. Resident DJs include: Luke Solomon, Guy Williams, HiFi Sean + Jonjo Jury plus guests Artwork, Smoking Jo + 2 Bears.

www.facebook.com/SavageClubNight
A Queer Pulp / Indie / Post Punk / New Wave Disco
PINK GLOVE - queer disco for common people - On Hold

Saturdays, 10pm-1am (or 3am), every month or so, at The Victoria, The Chateau or Moth Club. Pulp/ faggy indie/ post punk/ new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks. Live go-gos The Actionettes! DJs Seductive Barry + Pencil Skirt playing stuff like: Ash. Billy Idol. Bowie. The B-52s. The Cure. Dandy Warhols. Elastica. Franz Ferdinand. Garbage Hole. The Hives. Iggy Pop. Kate Bush....

www.facebook.com/events/1671956593070615
London's Every Saturday Fetish Event! - Choose your TRIBE ...
Tribe - On hold due to Covid-19

Every Saturday, 10pm-5am at Bunker. We all have a little bit of kink somewhere inside.... London’s kinkiest, most XXXTREME hardcore multi fetish party with the strictest dresscode: Leather / Rubber / Kinky Sportgear / Jocks / Underwear / Skinheads / Uniform / Naked. See new dates when the clubs reopen.

www.facebook.com/pg/tribelondon/events
Glam up in your Bindi’s & Bangles and Sparkle - Every First Saturday
Club Kali Party! - On hold due to Covid-19

Every FIRST SATURDAY of each month, 10pm-3am. Free Fun Bolly-Pop Dance Class 10pm. A Spin Around the World since 1995: Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic + Dancefloor Delights! Eastern flavours/ Western classics. Jason Kwan performance. DJs Ritu + Dilz fly you around the world in 80 tunes. Sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB! See new dates as the clubs reopen.

clubkali.com
At Heaven Under the Arches
G-A-Y Saturdays - On Hold

Saturdays, 11pm-5am at Heaven Under the Arches, off Villiers Street, Charing Cross. The UK's biggest weekly gay party, wide range of music, younger dance crowd, world class pop act performances. Several dance areas play a wide range of music: the best in 80s & 90s pop music, Electro House, commercial dance and R&B. New releases and special events and guest performers.

www.heavennightclub-london.com
Orange Nation - UK’s largest + most successful gay clubbing/ promotions brand
Beyond - On Hold due to Covid-19

Saturday nights/ Sunday mornings 4am-12pm. Eclectic 18+ afterhours crowd. Two rooms of Funky, Tech House, Vocal House + Circuit by resident DJs + guests.

orangenation.co.uk/club-brands/beyond
Tourist or regular locals, all are welcome
Buff Naked Sundays & Wednesdays - On Hold

Every Sunday 2-6pm and Wednesday 5pm-12am at Bunker. Totally naked nights footwear only. All kinds of 18+ men, climate controlled, heated smokers' terrace, darkroom, maze, glory holes, cheap beer, videos/ horny visuals. Saturdays 7pm-4am BUFF CRUIZE

www.ma1.co.uk
leather, uniform, rubber, industrial, skinhead, sports, boots, jocks, naked
SBN + NBN (Stark Bollock Naked) - On Hold (see virtual events)

Every Sunday 2-7pm at The Light Box in Parry St, Vauxhall followed by NBN, 7-10pm at Mirrored Arch (Lightbox Entrance), 6A South Lambeth Place. The best day of the week. Party starts at 2pm with SBN the largest naked party in Europe. Stark bollock naked - apart from foot wear. See more JamieHP events such as Boys+Sirs, Total Fekkin Nude, Horse Fair, Pool Party and virtual events at:

jamiehp.co.uk
Every Sunday at the RVT
Sunday Socials - On Hold

Every Sunday, 3pm-midnight, at RVT, 372 Kennington Lane. Features world-class cabaret line-up on alternating weeks, CHARLIE HIDES TV, LA VOIX, MYRA DUBOIS, TOPSIE REDFERN plus guests. Weekly showtime 5.30pm. Dance, schmooze and cruise to commercial dance and pop music with 3 DJs immediately after the cabaret. Entry £4 members, £5 non-members.

www.rvt.org.uk
London's sexiest new weekly Sunday afternoon cruise party
Joxx - On Hold

Every Sunday, 5pm-1am. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising fetish venue with videos play areas, equipment, private cabins, maze, gloryholes, enclosed smoking area and cheap bar prices! DRESSCODE: SHORTS, SINGLETS, JOCKS or NAKED!

www.facebook.com/events/535922696751750
The Sunday stallion serves up genius disco to dancefloor believers
Horse Meat Disco - On Hold

Sundays, 8pm-3am at Eagle London. Resident DJs: Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard and Severino, transform the Eagle London dancefloor with their inimitable selection of disco classics, unexpected gems and sublime rarities. A magical night of music and a eclectic mix of beautiful people. Special guests visit from all over the world.

www.eaglelondon.com
Across 3 rooms at London’s legendary & world famous nightclub
Popcorn at Heaven - On Hold

Every Monday night, 11pm-5:30am, at Heaven, The Arches. Presenting some of UK's leading DJs, upfront and uplifting vocal progressive house, the coolest hip hop & RnB via Top 40 pop, guilty pleasures, relaxing lounge bar, chill out games arcade. POPCORN operates a strict EVERYONE WELCOME door policy. See website for weekly DJ lineups, and special theme events:

popcorn-heaven.com
For men who are into corporal punishment
Club CP | Bad Lads - On Hold

Every Tuesday, 5-10pm at Bunker Bar, 217 City Rd, Shoreditch. Labyrinth of small rooms, booths for private sessions, maze, video room, dark room for frisky moments -- perfect for spanking and other punishment! Smokers area, discrete entrance. Wear anything you want. Army, leather, rubber, uniform, industrial or as you are. No dress code!

www.clubcp.com
Gay, straight and bi-curious; plus lads who cheat on the misses!
London Jack Off Club - On Hold

Every third Wednesday 6-10pm Jack-Off (Wank) club: hands only playspace limited to 100 people per event! Dresscode: naked, shorts, gymwear, jocks or Speedos (by the end of the evening most lads are stripped off). Spurt returns to Bunker in new time slot: first Saturdays 8pm-Midnight - naked/fetish or whatever - Jack off, grope and/or shag. With g-holes/ maze/ darkroom/ booths.

ma1.co.uk
The theatre has shut down through April, May and June due to Covid-19
King's Head Theatre Cancellations

Productions of An Indian Abroad, Bathhouse The Musical, For Queen and Country, Illusions of Liberty, Iolanthe, Jew…ish, Naked Boys Singing, No Strings Attached, Queer Lady M, and That’s Entertainment with Thelma Ruby at 95, have been cancelled. Aida, scheduled for May 6 - June 6 will be postponed until October - dates TBA. See:

www.kingsheadtheatre.com
Queer Spanish speaking films for the spring sun! (Or a rainy day)
The Latin Boys: Volume 1

May 12, 2020. Directors Andres Madrigal Alvarado, Henrique Arruda, Rodrigo Bellott, Qurntin Lazzarotto, Simon Jaikiriuma Paetau and Erick Salas Kirchhausen. This collection of shorts will take you to 6 South American countries to tell you 6 different gay experiences. Where to watch it: Vimeo.

www.fringefilmfest.com/blog/2020/05/12/queer-spanish-speaking-films-for-the-spring-sun!-(or-a-rainy-day)
Hosted by Qweer Collective
QweerFest - Cancelled

May 16, 2020, 12am-1am, The Apple Tree London, 45 Mount Pleasant. All day/ all night festival for queer womxn and non-binary peoples - should be the biggest 2020 qweer festival in London - w/ qweer artists and performers for spoken word, debate, discussion, workshops, art and performance throughout the day + qweer performers and musicians throughout the night, with DJs until 1am.

www.facebook.com/events/826021241190299
How masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography - Cancelled

Ongoing through May 17, 2020. 1960s to today, complex, sometimes contradictory representations of masculinity. Works of over 50 artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie. Themes include power, patriarchy, queer identity, female perceptions of men, hypermasculine stereotypes, tenderness and the family.

www.barbican.org.uk/whats-on/2020/event/masculinities-liberation-through-photography
Live digital drag extravaganza as part of GCN's In & Out Festival
Mockie Ah & GCN Present: Drag Invaders

May 22, 2020, 7-8:30pm. Towering talents of Candy Warhol, and an international cast of drag performers will slay your screens for a mind-blowing instalment of GCN’s #InAndOut Digital Festival! Jaw-dropping performances from the fierce and fabulous Ariel Versace (RPDR S11) and the murderously magnificent Maxi Glamour from Dragula S3! A one-time-only event streamed for free via Zoom.

www.facebook.com/events/1887533921380011
Are You Ready to Virtual SCREW again this Friday?
SCREW with JamieHP: featuring Max Duran & Roni Yarz Live Performances

May 22 + June 5, 12, 2020, 10pm -1am. Gay fetish guys get together to party online! Cruise in gear or wear nothing at all each 1st Friday of the month. Gay video stars perform live in a XXX show pushing all boundaries in the fetish scene, w/ sexy sounds and dirty beats all night. Dress code: leather, rubber, latex, denim, uniform, army, construction, sports, jock strap, underwear, naked.

jamiehp.co.uk/whats-on
SATURDAY’S BUSIEST NAKED NIGHT OUT IN THE UK GOES VIRTUAL
Totally Fekkin Nude: TFN Saturday w/ DJ Lee Harris

May 23, 30 + June 6, 13, 2020, 8pm-2am. Jamie HP/ TFN men-only internet take-over party: Saturday night’s busiest UK party for guys in the buff. Men can get to know other men much like themselvesn in a series of meeting points and play spaces. Your video camera must be turned on, with you ready for TFN Naked before you attend. Messages can be sent by chat. Event ticket £1.99.

jamiehp.co.uk/whats-on
Come together naked in own private party
Virtual SBN & NBN Sunday Party

May 24 + 31, 2020. With video camera turned on, leave your clothes on the floor to join hundreds of online users for the busiest UK naked club. Sexy sounds/ dirty beats by DJ Aamyko. 5pm Ashley Rider LIVE online show w/ surprise guests. Guys in underwear join in from 5pm. Meet guys by video messaging. Stay connected wherever there is internet. Create a photo profile and lose the clothes.

jamiehp.co.uk/whats-on
Hosted by Bar Wotever and Wotever World
Bar Wotever Online Show

May 26-31, 2020, 7:30-9:30pm. On this week's online show, see performances from RhyssPieces, The Nightbus, Marcelo D'Avilla, and Mal Content! Video on this page starting Tuesday is available for the week. Follow the artists online. Links support LGBTIQ+ folks good causes and Paypal donations support the crew and resident performers during the lockdown.

www.facebook.com/events/634973650564591
Hosted by BOi BOX, Adam All and The Glory
BOiBOX Online 2 - Unstoppable!

May 28, 2020, 7-8:30pm. Another thrilling cabaret show dusted with dazzling Drag King super-stars. King-Size your Drag experience with our Fanciest, Fanciable, Fierce and Fabulous Drag Kings: the creamiest of the cropped, the most magnificent of manly marvels, the Kingliest crowned Kings of the UK King universe. Pre-prepared, packaged from prime-cuts and blended for cabaret consumption!

www.facebook.com/events/886775691818255
An exclusive online event for hot gay guys aged 18-40
H-Partyboys - Virtual Online Private Pool Party

May 28, 2020, 7:30pm. Come together online at this private party. Check-in at zoom/ turn your video camera on. H-Partyboy rules apply. A PRIVATE video group without call costs. A fun-packed, sexy private members club for fit, good looking guys in tasty swim gear - or less. Full discretion/ young, up-for-it crowd. No strict dress code (Speedos or Nasty Pigs or Andrew Christian suggested).

jamiehp.co.uk/whats-on
Hosted by PINK GLOVE and Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
Pink Glove: a Queer Pulp / Indie / Post Punk / New Wave disco - Cancelled

May 29, 2020, 9pm-2am - CANCELLED - at the fabulously scuzzy Bethnal Green Working Men's Club. Head down for a night of Pulp / faggy indie / post punk / new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks, with DJs Mike Menace + Heidi Heelz. Don those NHS specs, smear that lipgloss on and head on down. We don't care what you wear, as long as it's pink and tight.

www.facebook.com/events/2622152401354951
Pop culture celebration that unites people through music, fashion & acceptance
Mighty Hoopla 2020 - Cancelled

June 6, 2020, noon-10pm, Brockwell Park Gardens. The most fabulous of all the festivals, Mighty Hoopla is a queer pop focused celebration of trash, camp + drag! -The GUARDIAN. Free-spirited, relaxed, well organised... with tons of glitter and confetti, Mighty Hoopla is a triumph for London's festival scene. -ATTITUDE. Chaka Khan, Tove Lo, All Saints, Kate Nash.

www.mightyhoopla.com
Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements Together
Pride in London 2020 - Cancelled

June 27, 2020, 12-3:30pm - CANCELLED - 2021 dates TBA. Saturday Parade and main events. London's biggest one-day event, one of the world’s biggest LGBT celebrations. Typically over 750,000 people at Pride, 30,000 in the Parade. Sunday to Sunday Pride Festival, showcasing London’s varied LGBT+ cultural scene.

prideinlondon.org
You don’t have to be a member of HARD ON to attend an event
Hard On

June 27, 2020, 10pm-5am. HARD ON is a Fetish Club. DRESS CODE: Rubber, Leather, Sports, Neoprene or Jockstraps/Naked. FOOTWEAR: boots or trainers only! NO other footwear or bare feet permitted. Dark rooms, play spaces, wet area. Changing area with bags + coat checks. DJs Brent Nichols + Barlow. Next: Aug 8, Maspalomas; Nov 14, Antwerp.

www.hardonclub.co.uk
The only pride celebration #byusforus
UK Black Pride 2020

June 28, 2020, 12-9pm - past year at Haggerston Park in Hackney, East London. More information about schedule TBA - depending on Covid-19 restrictions at that time - see UK Black Pride and:

www.facebook.com/events/196348738291735
Attention Homostash lovers! It’s time to show off your شوارب
Homostash - Arabic Edition 2 - Postponed to new date TBA

July 10, 2020, 9pm-3am. For Homos, boys, girls, inbetweenies, homo sapiens + the moustachioed. Upstairs Arabic Pop/ Disco by Pride of Arabia queen Salwa International + Seksu. Sexy go-go/belly dancer Matteo Cortés on the bar + moustachioed visuals ft. poster boy Waleed Guermat. Basement sweaty Techno/Tech House beats w/ Lyes + residents Tafkanik + Pavliné - Dance Music!

www.facebook.com/pg/dalstonsuperstore/events
All the sleaze you’d expect, plus some new surprises
Fetish Week London 2020 - Cancelled

July 12-19, 2020. Fetish men from around the world meet, socialise and play during a week of debauchery. For FWL2020 a new event … Fetish Week is evolving! A celebratory year as Recon turns 20 - help us celebrate, raise a glass. More details to come, save the date and get ready for one of the world’s largest and filthiest fetish and kink events!

www.facebook.com/events/151451476306216
Hosted by BEEFMINCE and The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
BOATMINCE

August 30, 2020, 12:15-5pm, Westminster Millennium Pier. BEEFMINCE takes to the waves aboard The Jewel of London - sail away on this annual tradition, mincing down the Thames with seamen, burly captains and cabin boys on board for an afternoon of fun. BEARS AHOY! A party boat w/ two large outside decks, sunroof, viewing gallery, superb sound system with DJs Silverhook + Cactushead.

www.facebook.com/events/717938518657571
Klub Kids London presents
ROCK M SAKURA & ERIKA KLASH (18+)

September 25, 2020, 10pm-4am. The Klub Kids are super excited to announce an exciting mini tour with fan favourite from RPDR S12 Rock M Sakura and Dragula S2 drag monster ERIKA KLASH. Two fierce queens join forces for a unique drag show. FREE entry to Circa the Club after party w/ best London party DJs + Drag hosts. 9pm VIP M+G. 10pm GENERAL DOORS. 11pm SHOWTIME. 1-4am AFTER PARTY.

www.facebook.com/events/699195727552090
The 64th
BFI London Film Festival 2020

October 7-18, 2020, Twelve days of the best new films from around the world; strong/ eclectic programs of feature films, shorts, artists' film, video/ experimental work, discussions, special events. BFI Flare, Documentary, Experimenta, LFF CONNECTS, Sight/ Sound Special Presentations. See this past year's program and upcoming events:

www.bfi.org.uk/lff
Clothing-Optional fashion & flesh - Now in its 8th year
West End Bares

Mid-October, 2020 (TBC), 8:30-10:15pm. Annual event combines the naughtiness of burlesque with West End razzle dazzle, featuring hottest performers currently appearing in the West End. Evening based on the original concept BROADWAY BARES by legendary Broadway/ West End director/ choreographer Jerry Mitchell to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. Afterparty until 2am.

www.madtrust.org.uk/event/west-end-bares
By Jon Bradfield & Martin Hooper with songs by Jon Bradfield
Dick Whittington - A New Dick in Town

November 17, 2020 - January 10, 2021. Dick may not be straight but he’s pointing in the right direction. Called to London by the enormous dong of Big Ben, country boy Richard Whittington seeks fun, fame and fortune. Where to live? Who to hang with? What’s with all the brunches? Dick soon plunges into a great adventure that will make his name! A Dick on everyone’s lips.

abovethestag.org.uk/whats-on
Showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation; animation is for everyone...
London International Animation Festival

November - December, 2020 (TBC). Annual 10-day Festival of gala premieres, retrospectives, Q+As w/ filmmakers, workshops, audience voting, and Best of the Festival screening. Aims to dispel popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids; screening a broad range of intelligent, entertaining, provocative current films from around the world.

www.liaf.org.uk
“London’s answer to Edinburgh’s Fringe” - Time Out
Vault Festival 2021

January through March, 2021. Eight-week annual arts festival. Past year saw over 350 shows across a festival of events in Waterloo, attracting over 70,000 people to sixteen venues, with bars, food and plenty of surprises. Committed to being the fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work - see:

vaultfestival.com/whats-on
34th BFI London (2020 edition cancelled due to Covid-19)
FLARE | London LGBT Film Festival 2021

Mid-March, 2021. Twelve days of the best in new queer cinema each year from around the world. Opening and closing night, and the Accenture gala. See past year program, plus theme, schedules and venues for 2021 at website as announced:

www.bfi.org.uk/flare