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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturdays weekly, 10pm-6am at Pulse, Southwark St, Vauxhall. 18+ men-only for big guys & friends, no attitude, value for money dance/cruise/booze; bears, cubs, chubs, muscle bears & admirers of all ages, backgrounds, tastes & sizes: “one club fits all” ethos, resident and guest DJs.
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....
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.
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
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 and Pool Party:
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.
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!
Every Sunday, 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.
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:
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!
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.
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 email@example.com to enter a future contest.
Through August 26, 2019. A graphic world where art and storytelling collide; the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Immersive and playful, it explores manga’s global appeal and cultural crossover: original Japanese manga and its worldwide influence. To include homoerotic books: Poe Clan (Moto Hagio); and The Poem of Wind and Trees (Keiko Takemiya).
Through August 31, 2019, 7:30pm. New to London, young Irish dancer Dave is ambitious to make his name. Taking a nightclub bartending job in Soho, he’s surprised to find himself at the heart of a very unconventional family. But as drink and drugs begin to take over his life, his future as a dancer is disappearing into the haze. Can he drag himself back from the edge to truly shine?
July 18 - August 24, 2019, 2:30pm + 7:15pm. Millennial fashion designer Wes just bought an abandoned building in the French Quarter of New Orleans, unaware it was once the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant ‘70s gay bar. An exhilarating journey of seduction and self-exploration in summertime heat, with the rush of lust, sex and incense in the air. Beautiful love songs. Power rock ballads.
July 19 + 22, 2019, 8pm. Flaming on your parade: Original music, surreal sketches, wayward choreography, twisted pop hits, Disney + musical rewrites. Sex, drugs, sequinned satire, millennial memento mori, Simon+Garfunkel at GUM clinic, kitchen sex-ghosts, Nigella Lawson in hell, autocorrect, fashion-assassination, Public School Striptease. Straight white men? Got your back, schweedies!
July 19, 2019, 10pm-2am. The former Montague Arms regular is coming back to the Chateau for a one-off special raising money for PSC Support and Galop. Performances from The Silver Field and drag queen Cola Phalquero, followed by late dancing til late w/ DJs Hannah + Jae: pop, RnB, disco, funk, 60s girl groups, synthpop, house, hip-hop. Come dance and raise money for a good cause.
July 25, 2019, 7:30-9:30pm at Ovalhouse, 52-54 Kennington Oval. Four short pieces of risk-taking, celebratory and innovative new performance in one night: Clumsy Bodies - Anatomy of a Panic; Erinn Dhesi - How to Find Your Future (Queer) Girlfriend; SamOne SamTwo - Werk in Progress; Lasana Shabazz - Unicorns.
July 25, 26, 27, 2019, 10:30pm. In an explosion of energy, high camp, big notes and filthy humour; the multi-award winning Reuben Kaye comes to Above The Stag Theatre for a strictly limited late night run. With an acid wit and casual sensationalism that is simply delicious, Kaye is a dazzling phantasm of anachronistic showbiz - an explosion of sequins, lashes and teeth.
July 26, 2019, 8pm-1:30am. The rumours are true! CRAMPS returns to The Chateau with old and new friends to wreck and resurrect you! Hosted by That Ray. Performances by LaMont, Cassandra, Benjamin Butch, Chanukah Lewinsky, Bolly Ditz Dolly, and Cyro. With DJ TamTam.
July 27, 2019, 7-10:30pm. Former Prime Minister Theresa May invites you to the leaving party you’ve been waiting for. Celebrate the end of May in the most outrageous way, with Time Out queer cabaret favourite Fagulous in the hit cabaret show. The true story of what happened during her disastrous premiership - she'll even show you her hard borders if you ask politely!
July 27, 2019, 8pm-3am. Inclusive, welcoming party for queers of SE London and beyond. Special line-up of favourite DJs from the past year, willl spin you into a birthday frenzy down in our subterranean LGBT+ speakeasy. DJs: JAY JAY REVLON, MWEN, SHIV, 2 SPICY LEGENDS, and COCO PATRON. Gogo dancing all night by The Chateau Babies! Taking time off for awhile in August!
July 27-28, 2019, 9pm. When Baden-Powell and Joachim von Ribbentrop arrange British boy scouts/ Hitler Youth exchanges, the local Bassington troop host Hitlerjugend cyclists - or are they spyclists? As war looms Will and Jacob, on the cusp of manhood, have their lives changed forever. Heart-wrenching, darkly humorous drama of espionage, scout’s honour and forbidden love.
July 28, 2019, 2pm-2am. Returning to one of London's best clubs for some more Terrace Fun! Party in the sun on London's number one terrace all day long - then inside through until 2am. Followed by Orange from 4am at Fire London.
July 31 - September 8, 2019, 7:45pm. Jack Hawk, a straight, out-of-work actor, finally gets a break! He signs up to star in Cops, the latest skin-flick from gay porn director Arthur Mack. But as Jack’s efforts to hide his new career from his wife fail, and his twink co-star embarks on an affair with the director’s boyfriend, it’s anything but a smooth shoot.
August 2-8, 2019, vt. In Porto Alegre, Brazil, shy teenager Pedro lives with his soon to leave sister Luiza. Isolated, facing charges for defending himself from a gay-basher, he retreats into his webcam service for paying viewers, performing erotic dances in neon body paint. Leo, another online dancer, copies his act. They meet and decide to work together, but then get sexually involved.
August 2-8, 2019, vt. Summer 1983. The precocious 17-year-old Elio, spending days with his family at their 17th-century Lombardy villa, meets Oliver, a handsome doctoral student working as an intern for his father. Amid the sun-drenched splendour of their surroundings, the two discover the heady beauty of awakening desire over the course of one summer that will alter their lives forever.
August 2-7, 2019, vt. In 1967, the Sexual Offences Act partially decriminalised homosexuality in the UK. A documentary on the history of Pride in the UK, LGBTQ+ liberation, and the continuing relevance of Pride marches and battles fought for British hearts and minds. Archive footage, images, and interviews with Gay Liberation Front and Stonewall members, plus Pride events coverage.
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2019, 10pm-5am at The Bunker/ East Bloc. The UK’s number 1 scally, chav & sportsgear dance and cruise party attracting the fittest crowd in town and the sexiest ladz from across the UK, with cruise zones, darkrooms, and sexy sounds. Aug 2nd + every 1st FRI Amateur Strip Contest w/ £100 prize! Aug 23rd + every 4th FRI Grey Trackies Club.
August 2, 2019, 10pm-2am. A coalition of chaos as AANIE PICS strutts their toxic stuff to sounds of DJs JACOB ARIA + DANCE ARMSTRONG staging late night drag mutiny! Hazardous pop-up mayhem/ 2-floor qwerty nuclear banger dance party 'til 2am. NO SPICE GIRLS ALLOWED! Only hard bitten, fabulosity and snag-nailed delusion aloud witchez! Aug 9: Camelion. Aug 23: John Sizzle/ A Man To Pet.
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 1-10am weekly Friday night/ Saturday morning 18+ event at Protocol. Stripped down underground vibe, 2 rooms, different music styles. London’s longest running after-hours party. DJs Sordid Soundz, Arnaldo Novais, and Lee Harris deliver A:M HOUSE. A:M Tech: DJs Summer Ghemati + Yvette Lindquist.
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 9:30pm-2:30am. Every Saturday totally fun naked party. Large bar. Wet zone. Play rooms/ cabins/ showers/ pool. Lounge area. Clothing-check area. Next: Sep 7th, 14th, 21st ....
August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 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.
August 3, 2019, 10pm-6am at The Cause, Down Lane Studios, Ashley House, Ashley Rd. Four dance floors - inside/ outside/ day / night gathering - on stage entertainment: Hannah Holland, Wilson Phoenix, Remove Me, Andy Blake, Grace Sands, N-Gynn, and Shay Malt. DARKROOM. ALL WELCOME.
August 3, 2019, 10pm. World's Biggest LGBT Club bringing Bollywood to Hollywood since 1995 w/ Summer Boat Party! Spin Around the World 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! Next: Sep 7th at Kolis Camden.
August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, SAT night SUN morning 12am. The first fetish only men party to ever arrive at Madrid pride lands in London to join forces with Beyond! Fetish code, dark room, 2 rooms of pumping music and a club fully fitted to let you explore your wildest fantasies. DJs Matt Bogard, Michel Mizrahi, Tony English, Emma J White and Danny Phillips.
August 4, 2019, 12-4pm. Wanna swim? As you eat your brunch? Wear your bikini and come for a splash at the summer brunch with A man To Pet. Aug 10th, 12-4pm - Brunch The Pain Away - REDUX! avec Oberon White. Yes, she's back, back, back again, Mx Oberon White. She's a spirit of anarchy and anxiety in a glamorous human shaped skin suit. Sounds fab!
August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 2-10pm. With 5pm weekly Live Duo stage acts. Plus MayDay Bank Holiday Monday 2-8pm Special. 3 arches of fun - Interior play zones of iron and steel provide hours of fun and exploration for guys to cruise + outdoor area. Cum play with 400+ guys every week - the UK’s Largest Naked Party from 2 pm or join the fun 6-10pm in underwear. Next: Sep 1, 8, 15, 22.
August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 6pm-1am every Sunday. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising at state of the art fetish venue on two floors with play zones, equipment, private cabins, gloryholes, enclosed smoking area and cheap bar prices! £10 entry includes free drink + coat check. DRESSCODE: SHORTS, JOCKS or NAKED!
August 4, 2019, 7pm-2:30am. Juicy little Femmme Fraiche sibling every 1st SUN/ month: Fraîche, fruity end to the weekend, squeezing out the last drops. 7pm DJ basement workshop (womxn, female identified, trans, NB folk). 9pm-2:30am party upstairs w/ fresh local talent: Rosy Ross + Michelle Manetti playing Disco, House, Italo, Electro, Acid and post-pride party bangers.
August 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 8pm-3am. London's legendary Sunday night discotheque, every week at The Eagle. This week: HMD residents James Hillard + Luke Howard (celebrating his 50th). Next dates: Sep 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
August 24, 2019, 11pm-6am. London’s most awesome DJs for best Afrobeat, dancehall, Garage, hiphop, Soul, House music. DJs Chillz, Biggy C, Jeffrey HInton, Kartel Brown, Sugarbear and Tyron on the decks, on 2 dancefloors. If you're into Urban music then this is the only place to be. Yes this is a LGBTQ+ gay rave, but you get in if you fit in.
August 5 + 16, 2019, 8:20pm. USA 1991. Director Director Gus Van Sant. Narcoleptic hustler Mike (River Phoenix) and his friend Scott (Keanu Reeves), secretly from a wealthy family, ditch the Portland streets to hit the road for Idaho and Italy. Avant-garde in style with focus on characters who live on the fringes of American society. Aug 8th, 6:15pm - Queer As Folk - Q+A w/ Tom Robinson.
August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019, 1-9am. Every TUE night/ WED morning 18+ house/ techno party for ravers/ dance floor warriors - good music/ friendly vibes/ laid-back mix. DJs Emma Yasumi, G Belmonte, OLIV3R and Sofi Canter, plus showcasing London's freshest talent with new guests weekly. See more at:
August 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019, 6pm-12am. Hot party nights at one of London’s most long established saunas. Hot, horny and most definitely uninhibited underwear themed cruise night. Next: Sep 3rd, 10th, 17th ....
August 6, 2019, 7pm-12am. Best LGBT/ Queer Performers in London/ UK/ the World. Queer Tuesdays host Zayn Phallic - this week with Jessabelle Thunder, Cerise Rei, Live Hart, and Rubyyy Jones. Show 8:30. DJs until Midnight. Continues every Tuesday - see line-ups at:
August 7, 2019, 7-11pm. Come taste the Asian Sensation... The legendary Queens, Kings, and Beasts from the East are slithering back to the Royal Vauxhaull Tavern with a mouthwatering bite of the Bitten Peach for you. See LINE-UP:
August 7-31, 2019, 7:30pm at Rosebery Avenue. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, London’s brightest young dance talent join New Adventures, with direction/ choreography by Matthew Bourne,
August 10, 2019, 2pm-5am. A 14-hour queer party of performance art, house + techno for our divisive times. Queer City/ 3 zones: Garden (performance art); Arena (house+club); Bunker (techno+hardcore). With: THE GARDEN, FEELD x CAMPerVAN panel discussion + Queer Performance Takeover; Bussycat Dolls; BUM.P; JUNGLE KITTY; LOVE CHILD; HOWL, OPULENCE, KAOS, and HTBX. FOOD + DRINK.
August 10, 2019, 9pm-4am. We gave you BOYS BOYS BOYS in May, so now it's time for the GIRLS to release their inner DIVA! Performing live Dance DIVA with KYM SIMS Live. Next: Sep 14th - Cheer Up: A PWL Poptacular; Sep 20th - Cheer Up: The Ultimate SAW Party w/ Sonia + Hazell Dean Live.
August 10 + 11, 2019, 9:30pm. What is sex? From a young age we are told ridiculous, untrue and damaging things; what we should be doing, but not how, nor how to feel. Two Oxford Revue alumni bring to life an absurd onstage universe populated by characters who have shaped their (mis)understandings of sex and sexuality. An attempt to unpack both universal and intensely personal themes.
August 10 + August 25, 2019, 10pm-5am. Butt fucking, hole punching fun, hot crowds, strict fetish code: rubber, leather, sports gear, skin, neoprene or just boots! Multilevel play space: cruise cabins/ glory holes/ equipment/ slings. Golden shower piss bath. Hard Show w/ John Thomas. Next: Aug 31st + Oct 10th The Bunker, Maspalomas; Oct 12th in London; Nov 9th at The Boots, Antwerp.
August 10, 2019, 10pm-3am. Daddy Issues is back at Hangar London Fields. Special Summer Party with legendary guests from NYC THE ILLUSTRIOUS BLACKS! London Debut w/ gender bending fashions and spacey disposition, Inspired by Prince, David Bowie, Grace Jones, Boy George and George Clinton - fusing futuristic funk, hypnotic house and cosmic pop; pulsating positivity for the planet.
August 12, 2019, 7-10pm at Matchstick Piehouse, Railway Arches 213-214, Edward Pl. The Drag Goons up/ out of this world. Look to the future for the next show to take you through time + space! Monday evening drag + games. Host Clay Taurus. Stellar acts: Jules Jones, The Crossy, Keela Kraving, Bee Jamming and Lady Aria Grey.
August 14, 2019, 7pm-12am. Recon is back at the RVT for another night of fetish cabaret. Hosted by London’s rancid punk horror starlet Baby Lame, there will be games and performances from some of London’s top cabaret artists, with all acts having a unique twist and different take on fetish. Get your gear on for a night of fun, fetish and side show Cabaret.
August 15, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm. Queer performance art + cabaret at intimate London venues; get comfortable and celebrate/ embrace gender, sexuality, and love. A sit down Friday Night cabaret show with a bunch of great people and acts! Tonight's theme: Rebirth! A celebration of new chapters in our lives.
August 16, 2019, 10pm-4am. Classic bear-full attitude-free party at The Royal Vauxhall Tavern with guest DJ Dan Walker (Manchester). Resident DJs SILVERHOOK and CACTUSHEAD will be delivering their eclectic sets of dirty beats and remixes. Next dates: Sep 20th; Oct 18th.
August 16, 2019, 11pm-6am. Community space/ platform for emerging artists/DJs; showcasing new works by residents + special guests. The duo marry camp with underground, pop with techno, and good with bad, for an exciting new clubbing environment. With: Lewis G Burton + Venice Calypso; Hosts Brother Of Set + Samantha Togni; performance artist Jeanocide.
August 17, 2019, 1-10pm, Finsbury Park. Huge gathering to celebrate of our amazing community. Beautiful location/ day of PURE QUEER JOY! 50+ LGBTQ+ performers. 2 stages + 5 Street Food Vendors. Huge 30 Meter Bar. Dance Podiums. Special Guest + NADINE COYLE, SINK THE PINK, COCOA BUTTER CLUB, LONDON CONTEMPORARY VOICES, and SAVAGE DISCO. Gather the pals - see you on Sink The Pink Street!
August 17, 2019, 9pm-2am. Willing mares offer themselves to stallions without ever seeing their faces. To fully experience the thrill of this parties uniqueness, the rules and laws of the stable auction must be obeyed in full. This will be one of the best mind-blowing parties that you will ever be invited to attend. Password sent by text. Next date: Sep 23rd.
August 17 + 31, 2017, 10pm-4am at Bar&Co. The legendary LGBT Latin Dance Club in London. Dance to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Vallenato, Electro Latina, Popular, Reggaeton and more. Continuous Party Music. Host/DJ J G. Next: Sep 14 + 28. Facebook.
August 17, 2019, 11pm-4am. MEN ONLY party. Groove + cruise to sounds of Nik Denton, Lee Harris, Ale Amaral, Massimo Paramour, Arnaldo Novais and Zach Burns. Dark room for naughty fun and more. Xtra customers stay on free to BEYOND AFTERHOUS. Lounge (RAW) DJ Massimo Paramour. Main (WOOF) DJs Nik Denton, Ale Amaral, Lee Harris, Arnaldo Novais, Zach Burns. Hosts Alexia Macqueen + Glendora.
August 22, 2019, 8-11pm. Like a bit of camp humour that’s a little rough around the edges? Join Fagulous, Time Out’s queer cabaret fave, for a night of comedy, improv, celebrity impersonations, karaoke, and maybe more! Cum down the Karaoke Hole for a night you’ll want to forget. Mincing and madness starts at 8pm but arrive early to bag the best spot.
August 24, 2019, 6-10pm. A new level of August Bank Holiday clubbing - on the river, under summer sun, dance to hot DJs, w/ Circa Gogos on the Thames as London sights pass by! Embark at Embankment Pier opposite Circa Club for 2 dancefloors, 2 onboard bars, terrace BBQ, music + good times! DJs JONATHAN BESTLEY, SAM LONDT, JAMES LEE DAWKINS. The party continues at Circa The Club till 4am!
August 24, 2019, 7pm-12am at SET, 27a Dalston Lane. A queer-centric double-header: dessert first with BOULANGERIE: A Queer Variety Show. Then a full satiating feast of merrymaking and queer revelry: the debut of FAMILY SPECIAL queer club night. Boogying for a cause! 10% of all ticket sales will go to benefit The Outside Project.
August 24, 2019,11pm-6am. They say Spartans descended from Hercules himself. Bold Leonidas gave testament to their bloodline and his roar was long and loud. There is room only for hardness. This is Sparta! DJs TEDDY CLARKS, Arnaldo Novais, Zach Burns, Tony English, Michel Mizrahi, Flav Thomsen, and Emma White. Followed by Beyond Club.
August 25, 2019, 1-9pm, venue TBA. Celebrating 8 years of Red Hot August parties. Good music lasts forever. Room 1 Hard Beats Dynamic Intervention: Cupra, Jake Martin, Wayne Smart (Last Ever Twist Set), Paul Batten, Steve Maynard, and Adam Butler. Room 2 Tech Lab/ All things Tech House + Techno: Modestar, Paulo Santo (Hive), Drax Nelson, Zaquento, and Beat On.
August 25, 2019, 10pm-7am. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party. DJs. Hot crowds, dress code: SEXY. Hot/ sleazy party w/ play area.
August 25, 2019, 11pm-6am. WE PARTY at the Electric, Brixton. DJs SR Edu, Fabio Luigi, Leandro Becker, and Lee Harris. See FB
August 26, 2019, 4am. The legendary party, now in Protocol, part of the Fire complex, every Sunday night/ Monday morning. DJs Lee Harris + Yvette Lindquist. Host/promoter - Louise Port. DJs Lee Harris + Yvette Lindquist. Host/promoter - Louise Port.
August 27 - September 21, 2019 (23 dates), 7pm. Starring Patricia Potter (Holby City) Tom Milligan, (Harry Potter & The Cursed Child) and introducing newcomer Mirlind Bega. A subtle rumination on single parenthood, sexuality and video games.
August 29, 2019, 7:30pm, at location sent by email/ SMS. A gentlemen’s waterhouse dripping with colour; a space busy with boys in glamours face gear, concealing identities, adding intrigue/ surprise. Explore, The Locker Room, showers, pool, spa, play spaces and rest areas. Private carefully vetted party for fit, good-looking lads aged 18-40, nearly 200 of them! Next: Oct 31.
August 29, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm. back in it's new home, the beating throb of London's Queer heart, The Glory! After a soiree of smash-hit, sell-out shows, we're back with a seriously sensational, sizzling string of London's Drag stars and it's going to be... AWESOME! Superstarring: JOEY BAMBINO, PHOENIX, ROMAN TIKTOK, and WESLEY DYKES!
August 31, 2019, 10am-4pm Saturday. Teaming with VENN STREET MARKET - new vegan section at the famous Clapham Common destination for your new favourite vegan/ produce market. Street food traders include Big V London, Jake's Vegan Steaks, Let's Do Temaki+Temple of Seitan, produce-based foods by Nutkin+Jake's Boost; washed down with a Mondo Brewing pint.
September 1-16, 2019, 7pm. Self-proclaimed Beta Male Ollie is into ultimate frisbee, vegan BBQs and the Hamilton soundtrack. A nude model, he’s hell bent to show artist Lola how woke he is. She doesn’t care, wanting just to draw him. He won’t let her get on with it, so she teaches him a lesson, leaving him to ask for his clothes back. Are nice guys what they seem?
September 11 - October 6, 2019, 7:30pm. An uplifting and inventive musical about one couple across four decades. When Daniel and Greg meet as young men, one dreams of being a country music star while the other is an aspiring comedian. As the years unfurl we see what happens to their dreams – and to their love as they weather life’s highs and lows.
September 13 + 14, 2019, FRI 7pm; SAT 2pm + 7pm. In a trilogy of plays, Stephen Fry takes to the stage in the company of Greek gods, heroes and men, with gripping tales that still echo today. Laugh-out-loud funny, mind-blowing and often personal, a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the icon himself, dividing his tales of love, war, debauchery and revenge into three full-length shows.
September 14, 2019, noon-11pm at Dagenham Central Park. See Defected + Glitterbox + 4Floor + DVine + Classic line-ups at: Defected.
September 21, 2019, 10pm-1am. Your favourite queer indie disco for common people is heading east to the fabulous MOTH CLUB, Hackney Central with some glittery ceiling + Phoenix Nights vibes, soundtracked with some Pulp / faggy indie / post punk / new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks. As Jarvis sang, we don't care what you wear. As long as it's pink and tight.
September 23-28, 2019, 9pm. Let the beaky boy from Friday Night Dinner (Channel 4) and Plebs (ITV2) tell you the story of how he spent his life trying to avenge the theft of his foreskin. Like a young Mark Watson, he packs in a very high degree of laughs per minute - List.
September 28, 2019, 10pm-6am at Fire/ Lightbox. XXX-Rated AREA. Named after a vessel pigs drink from; jocks, bears, hunks, beards, queers, twinks and in-betweeners - one pretty mess on the dancefloor every other month. A totally different layout: bigger dance floor and bigger hide and seek area(s). DJs TBA. Continue the party for free at Beyond which follows.
October 2019. Jerker, the Helping Hand is a pornographic elegy with redeeming social values and a hymn to the SF Queer Men in 20 phone calls - many of them dirty. As the early 80s AIDS epidemic intensifies, Bert and JR begin having phone sex. They’ve never met or seen each other and never touched but together, they explore their wildest fantasies and contours of their lonely souls.
October 2-13, 2019, 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:
October 2, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm at The Grand, 21-25 Saint John's Hill. A brand new show by the Klub Kids team. A comedy camp special hosted by/ w/ performances from Bob The Drag Queen, plus performances by: American comedy legend Jackie Beat; from Australia the hilarious Karen from FInance; plus Liverpool drag legend The Vivienne. Side stitching humour + funhouse klub kids fun.
Octoober 11, 2019, 10pm-3am. Luring disco dollies to a night of dark hits, cult classics and queer anthems - and maybe some vice if you get lucky. Think Grace Jones sandwiched between Depeche Mode and Boy George... with DJ Mike Menace (PINK GLOVE) and special guests.
October 13, 2019, 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.
October 14-27, 2019, 9:30pm. Two handsome guys get a curious offer: earn money being ticklish. Yes: it’s a sport; and it’s not gay! Based on a true story: strange, hilarious, twisted, sexy world of competitive endurance tickling; about laughing + lasting longest, apparently without lust. The adventure brings them closer. Too close for comfort? And who is Tina Tickle?
October 23 - November 17, 2019, 7:45pm. It’s all a bit messy one unforgettable winter. Georgie is in therapy because of The Thing he did when Ross broke up with him. Now Ross, who doesn’t answer to anyone, is fucking the therapist’s son. A thrilling/insightful new play about stumbling teenagers, flailing adults, and terror at being defined by people who want to love us.
November 11-23, 2019, two weeks at (among other venues) ArtHouse Crouch End, 159A Tottenham Ln. Cinema Futura London's annual eclectic cross-art festival of works by LGBTQI artists. Debates, performance works, film screenings, visual arts. See program updates:
November 12-17, 2019. Six days of screenings at Barbican Centre; Hackney Showroom; Rio, Genesis cinemas; Institute of Light; The Glory; Dalston Superstore; Free Word Centre. See 2018 program of films at their website, along with 2019 films as announced.
November 19, 2019 - January 11, 2020. The story of a lonely woodcutter who lovingly carves a boy out of wood is gobsmackingly reimagined as a dazzling adult pantomime. A spell transforms Pinocchio into a real boy, and sends him on a great adventure. But soon he discovers he has a very peculiar affliction: whenever he tells a lie, Pinocchio starts to grow - in a very embarrassing place.
November 29 - December 8, 2019. 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.
February 27 - March 21, 2020. A queer visionary adventure story: 500s France. Etienne and Montaigne spend six hot years together. Then, Etienne dies of dysentery, aged 33. Just 30, Montaigne lives another 30 years and never feels such passion again. The Second American Civil War transforms the country. Two queer radicals meet in the fallout. But can desire survive the revolution?
January - March, 2020. Eight-week annual arts festival. Past year saw over 350 shows across a festival of events in Waterloo, attracting over 70,000 people. With sixteen venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2019 was the biggest to date. Committed to being the fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work - see:
Late March, 2020. Eleven 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 2020 at website as announced:
Early June, 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.
Early July, 2020, 12-3:30pm. 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.