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.
Friday night/ Saturday morning at Protocol. 11pm-3am OUT with big-name DJs, sizzling gogo boys, guest PAs, and many dark corners -- a sexy, social destination with a masculine edge. Followed by 3-11am A:M weekly stripped down underground vibe, 2 rooms, different music styles - London’s longest running after-hours party. Both 18+ events; £8.80 for each or both.
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 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-5am at Metropolis, 235 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.
Every Saturday (naked/underwear) + Sunday 6-10pm and Wednesday 7-11pm (naked only) at Backstreet, East End. Totally naked nights footwear only. All kinds of 18+ men, climate controlled, heated smokers' terrace, darkroom, cheap beer, horny visuals. 1st Sundays Mega-Buff 4-10pm, with full bar. 2nd Satudays 6-10pm Spurt jack-off party + special wanking/jacking nights.
Saturdays, 10pm-3am, The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd. Pulp/ faggy indie/ post punk/ new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks. Enter at bookcase door. Past month 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.
Saturday nights - Sunday mornings, 12am to super late, at Fire, Vauxhall. Theme parties, great sound/ lights. Special guests, from around the world. Themes created by the UK & Spain’s hottest designers and artistic directors, PAs by favorite dance music songstresses, decked smoking area. Hosts: JJ Clark, Martin Princess, Chrissy Darling. Reduced-price entry before 3am. 21+
Sundays, 2-9pm Naked Dance Club + every 4th Sunday 3-9pm Naked Foam Dance Party, at The Tool Shed Club/ Union, 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall (enter from Gooding St). No clothes needed dance-floor & cruise play room. Largest UK men-only, all-naked dance club, all-body types, all-ages 18+. Regular DJs keep the dance-floor busy all night. See website for more info.
Every Sunday 2-7pm at The Light Box in Parry St, (next to Starbucks) in 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, 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 Sunday, 11pm-7am, at Fire. London's original #1 Sunday night 21+ dance destination w/ Steven Artis/ DJs Mattias Dabo, Alex Georgiou, Chris Barker, Kid Massive, Zach Burns, Miswhite, Hifi Sean, Gonzalo, Paul Heron, Jamie Head, Nik Denton,D'johnny, Disco Smack + Fat Tony playing best uplifting HOUSE/ FIERCEST DISCO/ 2 rooms.
Every Monday, 6-10pm, at Underground Club. 18+ men in footwear only, total nudity, hard up-for-it guys, drinks, dance/ cruising, maze area, films on two screens. Music: Dance, Progressive, Charts. Entry: £5 - includes free coat check. See ButtNaked.
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 except the first one, 7-11pm 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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enter a future contest.
September 29 - November 12, 2017, across London, in traditional theatres and galleries; Queer clubs and back rooms; public cinemas. Also more unusual corners, nooks and crannies including churches, swimming pools and tattoo studios. National and international names such as Bruce LaBruce, Neil Bartlett and Peaches Christ, plus emerging and world famous artists. 30+ events, 150+ artists.
September 30, 2017, 11pm-6am, at East Bloc. Homo house night Handsome is in East London's late night rough diamond dancin' spot serving you unrepentant, unrelenting H.O.U.S.E. as it should sound: straight from the source. Also launching a boys-only playroom with the lights... dimmed. DJs DAVE KENDRICK, WES BAGGALEY and PAVLINE. Hosts: Kate Maru + Electra Fantasy. Next: Oct 7 MCR.
Through October 1, 2017. Artistic expressions in times when established assumptions were being questioned/ transformed. Personal/ intimate works alongside those aimed at a wider public; a range of identities and stories, playful, political, erotic and domestic; paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film. John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant, David Hockney.
October 1, 2017, 7pm, at The Glory. With dodgy lipsyncing, and even dodgier balls, the grand return of London’s infamous alt-drag-performance-art-game-show-party-hit brought to you by the next generation of nutbag fabulists! Hosts diva XNTHONY, fabulously feisty Crystal Beth + everyone’s fave bonkers babe, Barbs - a trio to blow you away. Or blow you. Whichever comes first.
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017, 4am, at Fire. Sunday morning 18+ party that continues until super late. Hosted by JJ Clark, Martin Princess & Martin Rab with Chrissy Darling on the door. Performances. General Admission advance purchase ticket: £11 + transaction fee. Next: Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 + Dec 3, 10, 17.
October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2017, 11pm-7am, at Fire. London's original #1 Sunday night 21+ dance destination. Steven Artis/ DJs Mattias Dabo, Alex Georgiou, Chris Barker, Kid Massive, Zach Burns, Miswhite, Hifi Sean, Gonzalo, Paul Heron, Jamie Head, Nik Denton,D'johnny, Disco Smack + Fat Tony play uplifting HOUSE/ FIERCEST DISCO/ 2 rooms. Next: Nov 5, 12, 19, 26 + Dec 3, 10, 17.
October 3, 10, 17, 24, 2017, 7pm-midnight. Oct 3: Dr Woof, Katy Jalili, Lianne Hall, Victoria the Magic Trans Lady, Taboo, Dickie Dalliance, Francis Drag King. Oct 10: Ray Filar, Zayn Phallic, FKA, Tom Cassani, Dorian Debauch, Symoné. Oct 17: Margo Marshall, Tropikahl Pussy, Ebony Rose Dark, Futuo Macissmo, Caspar/ Ludo! Oct 24: Marikiscrycrycry, Loretta Von Dini. OPEN MIC slots.
October 4-15, 2017, almost two weeks of screenings to showcase the best new films from around the world; strong and eclectic programs of feature films, shorts, artists' film, video & experimental work, plus discussions and special events. Queer themed films include: A Moment in the Reeds (6+7+9); Bara no Sōretsu (13+15); Beach Rats (6+7). See highlights on the BFI Player:
October 4-21, 2017, Peacock Theatre, Portugal St. Journey to the Wild West as these world leaders in contemporary circus blast back with their new show. Spectacular circus drama as colorful characters swing through saloon doors. A stranger never before kicked up so much dust. Under the spell of the beautiful Belle, he sets off in a chase for an action-packed theatrical thrill ride!
October 5-7, 2017, 8pm. A figure in an extraordinary gown, Medea, returns with her version of events, a startling reimagining of the ancient Greek legend of passion and revenge. The ultimate outsider/ enraged stranger in a foreign land, she takes us from ancient Greece to modern Europe and back in a provocative, blood-soaked collage of performance, opera and sexual confession.
October 6 - November 4, 2017. Over 1300 examples of rare vintage clothing: swing, counterculture, blank generation eras; photos, stories of the clothes origins + previously unseen fashion and film stills. Book traces how distinct street punk styles were put together and worn by the predominant teenage sub-cultures that emerged between 1940–1980, set apart from mainstream fashion.
October 6, 2017. 9pm-3am, Spin Cycle. Isn’t Halloween the best holiday? Shouldn’t it be celebrated all month like Christmas? We think so - get the skeletons out of the closet for trick or treat - it'll be a scream. With The Menendez Brothers - twin DJ duo Eniz and Deniz + DJs Wax Wings, Coco Cole, Anna Wall. HOSTS: Lewis G Burton + Maxi More. PERFORMANCE by Max Beecher.
October 6, 13, 20, 2017, 10pm-5am and every Friday at Bloc South. Men-only dance event for bears, blokes, cubs and hunks at a hot furry mecca. Amazing sound, lights, lasers and 3 separate cruising zones, two dance floors, 2 bars, leather go gos, and deep/ sleazy beats from a rotation of DJs: Ross Jones, Paul Coals, Paul Heron, Stevie B, Dreadful, Juliano Juliano and Jeffrey Hinton.
October 7, 2017, 9:30pm-3am at Vinyl Bar, 2 Old Change Ct, Peters Hill. The legendary LGBT Latin Dance Club in London. Dance to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Vallenato, Electro Latina, Popular, Reggaeton and more. Continuous Party Music. Raffle. Entry £10. DJ G Crossover Latin mix. TICKETS £10
October 6, 2017, 10pm-3am at Kolis. Start October in Denim & Diamonds! LGBT-Only Party Every FIRST Friday Monthly. Spinning you Around the World in 80 Tunes with Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic and Dance floor delights. DJ Ritu + Kali Queens on stage! Next dates: Oct 20th Festival Extra Event! Pink Peacock Party; Nov 3rd Queer Kaliween - Halloween! Spooktacular Party!
October 7, 2017, 10pm-6am at The Coronet. Futuristic-style performances at state of the art venue. Out of this world sound and lights to be added to an already glass shattering system. With WE SUPERSTAR DJ BINOMIO + resident DJs, FABIO LUIGI , GONZALO, and LEE HARRIS. In room 2: MATT BOGARD + MASSIMO PARAMOUR. Hosts: MARTIN BAR + FABIO POZZETTO. Beyond Afterhours at Fire.
October 7, 2017, 10:30pm-close. Big party/ two floors. All welcome! Dance till close! Full rock band bashes out Motown classics + 60s punk rock to will get you swinging off the ceiling light fittings/ banging brand new sound system - TROUBLE’s Bioux on the decks w/ Motown and rock’n’roll groove. DJ PRINCESS JULIA w/ shameless pop/ disco classics upstairs. Next: Oct 14.
October 9-22, 2017. A musical showcase to tour the UK’s leading music venues nspired by In Place of War – Voices of the Revolution. An inspirational line up of musicians from countries where it is illegal to be LGBTQI+ to collaborate, create and perform with each other. Workshops with young people who will be invited to attend the performances.
October 9-14, 2017, 9:30pm. A sexy and provocative new play about the extreme lengths two lonely people go to to find a connection. Blaize, a young down-and-out porn star, responds to an internet ad from his number one fan. Leonard, excited to meet the seductive star of his adult video collection, plans to serve Blaize up a very special kind of meal.
October 9, 2017, 7pm. Film line-up: Writer Shon Faye On The Experience Of Queer Identity | Random Acts. Pride, Pole, & Prejudice | Dir. Rebecca Graham. Asexual | Dir. Oli Smith. The screening will be followed with by a panel discussion with filmmakers.
October 10-14, 2017, 7:30pm at Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave. BalletBoyz are back. An exciting quartet of new works play with the concept of balance and imbalance. Choreographers Javier de Frutos, Craig Revel Horwood, Iván Pérez and Christopher Wheeldon team up with composers Scott Walker, Charlotte Harding, Joby Talbot and Keaton Henson. (above quote: The Guardian).
October 10, 2017, 7:30pm, The Glory. Upstairs normal pub night; downstairs exuberant, 18+ inclusive celebration of the nude. Weekly drink + draw extravaganza with a queer twist. Bring your own materials or just bring you. Sketchpads and pencils available to buy on the day. Sexy naked models guaranteed, styled to a different theme each week. Tickets £10. Next: Nov 14th.
October 12, 2017, 8pm. Upstairs normal pub night.. but down in the cabaret lounge…BOiBOX Murder MISTERy! Popular drag king revue night BOiBOX bring a different theme or angle to their show each month. This time it’s a murder MISTERy! There’s been a murrrrrrder… Adam All has been found in his Y-Fronts, surrounded by a pool of glasses. Again…
October 13, 2017, 7pm. Harriet Vyner, Keiron Pim, John Pearse and cult classic screening. Robert Fraser, hedonistic modern art dealer, introduced London to Andy Warhol, Richard Hamilton to The Beatles, and went to jail in the Redlands drug bust. Trend-setter, heroin addict, promiscuous homosexual; highs/lows of an extraordinary life, charted by a close friend in her biography Groovy Bob.
October 13, 2017, 10pm-4am, at Union/ Goding Street entrance. Naked Dance and Cruise party. The longest running UK men-only all-naked dance club, running very special parties each month. Remember, everyone is naked, with no exceptions! With four separate areas, maze, slings, stocks, and other horny fetish equipment. Music provided by the lovely (and naked) DJs D’viant and Markus.
October 14, 2017, 2pm. Bridging Spanish and British queer club cultures through dance music, bizarro/ kitsch aesthetics + performance. Spanish/international party hits, kitsch, queer, Eurodance, pop, disco, 80/90s. TAY ARIN, DOM TOP, SOY LARGA, ALEJANDRO ASENCIO. DRESS CODE THEME: TBA.
October 14, 2017, 10pm-3am at The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd. Pulp/ faggy indie/ post punk/ new wave for beatniks, dirtbags + lumberjacks. Like: Blondie, B-52s, Camera Obscura, The Cure, David Bowie, Elastica, Franz Ferdinand, Garbage, Iggy Pop, Joy Division, Kate Bush, LCD Soundsystem, Le Tigre Lush, Moldy Peaches, Morrissey, Patti Smith, Placebo, PJ Harvey, Queens Of The Stone Age.
October 14, 2017, 10:30pm. Berlin Cabaret meets the Stooges via Old Time Music Hall, Coquettes, Jacques Brel and Hedwig. Avant-garde punk-cabaret band encapsulates the spirit of Captain Beefheart/Tubes/Cardiacs et al. Lewd, intense, unnerving absurdity; flamboyant costumerie and sundry props; theatricality, spontaneity and performance as important as the music; Glam-punk to the extreme!
October 15, 2017, 7pm. Two juicy topics: food and butts! Delicious vegan street food from Omni, DJ set from The Duchess of Pork; curated by Gareth Cutter, ruminating on fundamental experiences/ high and low literature: sordid 19th century poems, modern-day mucky novels. What goes in must inevitably come out…it’s just a matter of time and digestion.
October 14, 2017, 10pm-6am. Biggest UK multi-ethnic/multicultural LGBT event on 4 floors. URBAN MCs Tyron + Madx: RnB/ HIP-HOP/ BASHMENT/ SOCA/ AFROBEATS; DJs Biggy C, Smoochie, Logicx. ATTIC Zara Baloch: BOLLYWOOD/ BHANGRA/ DESI BEATS/ POP DJs Ammo + Dexxmaster. FOYER Yusef Leo Raja: UK GARAGE/ UK FUNKY DJs 2Traxx + Clington. GLASS BAR WORLD Sami: ARABIC/ LATIN/ SALSA/ REGGAETON DJ Qu.
October 14, 2017, 11:30pm-late, at Union. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party, hard/ raunchy show/ DJs. Hot crowds, strict dress code: rubber, leather, sports gear, skin, neoprene or just boots!. Hot/ sleazy party; fully equipped play area. Non member? just turn up to get in as a guest (DRESS CODE applies). Entry £15 members/ £20 guests. Next: Nov 11th, The Boots, Antwerp, Belgium.
October 19, 2017, 8pm. Madonna fan party, curated by new generation drag star / Madonna super fan / professional dancer MARGO MARSHALL! A photographic exhibition based on the SEX book “The SEX Look” + drag shows performing to hits from the Erotica album w/ sensual pop classics like Deeper And Deeper, Fever and Erotica, plus more Madonna madge-ic and Madonna disco until 12!
October 20, 2017, 8-10:30pm. I am an activist because I am a black, queer, woman singing about love. I believe that is radical. An intimate evening with Be Steadwell where music, visuals, and activism will be the focal point. This is the only show they will be doing in London when they visit and we are inviting you to this exclusive one person performance!
October 20, 2017, 9pm-3am. Proud Irish immigrants Annie Pics + XNTHONY celebrate queerness, otherness and Irishness (not the weird way). The celtic couple return for more CRAIC, shows and she-nanigans attempting to contact the spirit world to find out what ever happened to Dana’s career! OPEN TO ALL: Irish/ non-Irish, immigrants/ all nations, Brits desperate for an Irish passport!
October 20, 2017, 10pm-4am at RVT. Another bear full, attitude free party - BEEFMINCE style. Resident DJs SILVERHOOK and CACTUSHEAD will deliver their eclectic sets of dirty beats and remixes. For the 2am closing set, ROSS JONES returns with a mind-blowing mix of house, tech and deep house - a journey to the end of the night with his wicked, sexy sound.
October 21, 2017, 11pm-8am LOFT entrance on VALE ROYAL. Bringing back Cockheart for LOFT takeover at Egg London's Berlin Berlin: LDN. Juicy house + techno music from Tafkanik, Carly Foxx, Pavliné + Norway Safira and the Cockheart crew! Berlin Berlin: LDN event full line-up here:
October 25 - November 19, 2017, 7:30pm. A homophobic headmaster and his religious wife bring a reign of terror to a boys' boarding school, with hilarious and tragic consequences. Prefect Terry is madly in love with 4th year Nicholas; the chaplain has paintings of naked youths in his study; English master Eric Ashley fights the good fight with inner demons. Will morality be restored?
October 27-28, 2017 - Part of the AndWhat festival. FRI 6-9pm The Haus of Bruce LaBruce preview at Gallery 46, 46 Ashfield St, Whitechapel w/ Katy Baird performance. (Exhibition continues through Nov 12th). SAT 3:30pm at The Glory - matinee screening session of rare shorts + Q&A with Bruce LaBruce, hosted by Ben Walters.
October 27 + 30, November 3 + 4, 2017, 7:30pm, Two Brewers. The original Rocky Horror film; our cast performing all your favourite musical numbers and scenes live on stage. Let’s do the Time Warp again! Rose Garden as Frank ‘n’ Furter; Fi Gent as Janet Weiss; Rich Watkins as Brad Majors; Thomas Young/Jax Braithwaite as Riff Raff; Damien Killeen as Rocky. £10-15.
October 28, 2017, 7:30-9pm. After their smash-hit birthday show, musical-comedy nightmares the Sex Shells have risen again, more freakish and filthy than ever! Gaze on in horror as they slaughter your favorite show-songs, butcher your most beloved pop anthems, and dance on Disney's frotting corpse. New numbers; fresh sketches; the shame shimmering old shinners. 9pm HOT ZOMBIE party.
October 29, 2017, 3-9pm at Union, 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall (enter from Gooding St). Naked Foam Dance Party. No clothes needed dance-floor + cruise play room. Largest UK men-only, all-naked dance club, all-body types, all-ages 18+. DJs D'Viant + Markus keep the dance-floor busy all night. Large bar, intimate chill out room, play area. See website for info:
October 29, 2017, 7 + 9:30pm at Novello Theatre. 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.
October 29, 2017, 4-11pm, New Cross Inn, 323 New Cross Rd. Like a unsinkable ship the Washington Dead Cats sail through fashions and trends/ musical currents from R’n’B to pop of the pop, never deviating from their course: rock’n’roll. The Living Deads band, born of Hate, Hellfire and Brimstone: with matches, gas, and a Louisville slugger they'll have a party.
November 3-4, 2017, 7:30pm. Arcadia: the ancient god Pan is unleashed. A colorful host of endangered animals seek shelter from the storm at the Penguin Café. In the Michael Corder interpretation of Hans Christian Andersen's tale, Le Baiser de la fée, a boy’s life is marked from the moment a fairy saves his life in the snow, unleashing magical joys and sorrows.
November 3, 2017, 10pm-3am at Kolis, Archway - Spin Around the World Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic + Dancefloor Delights! World's Biggest LGBT Club for Eastern flavours/ Western classics. DJ Ritu + Dilz, fly you around the world in 80 tunes -sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB + karaoke room.
November 9-12, 2017, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave. The best of current classical Indian dance and music: Akram Khan and Raga Experience; Ragas, Sarod and Fiery Dance; Secret of Midnight Ragas; Escape Through Morning Ragas; Afternoon Raga Effect; Talk with Akram Khan; Indian Adventures of Sitar and Dance; Benares Rhythm Essentials; Nishat Khan and the soul of khayal, Seeta Patel....
November 10, 2017, 10pm-4am, at Union/ Goding Street entrance. Naked Dance and Cruise party. The longest running UK men-only all-naked dance club, running very special parties each month. Remember, everyone is naked, with no exceptions! With four separate areas, maze, slings, stocks, and other horny fetish equipment. Music provided by the lovely (and naked) DJs D’viant and Markus.
November 13-25, 2017, 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 later in 2017:
November 14-19, 2017. Six days of screenings at Barbican Centre; Hackney Showroom; Rio, Genesis cinemas; Institute of Light; The Glory; Dalston Superstore; Free Word Centre. See 2016 program of films at their website, along with 2017 films as announced.
November 23-24, 2017, Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Ave. A showcase of promising Northern English dancers. Passionate about nurturing dance artists and curious about the entwined nature of movement and emotion, Italian choreographer/ curator Gianluca Vincentini believes dance can reveal the complexities of our intimate connections to one another, without compromising entertainment.
November 24 - January 6, 2017, 5pm, Kings Head Theatre. A legendary part of London's festive celebrations; the wackiest pantomime in town. CCO sprinkles madcap magic across this LUXORiously entertaining, jaw-droppingly hilarious show with incredible musical arrangements, keeping your toe tapping well into the new year. John Savournin confirmed to perform Nov 24 - Dec 3 + 27-31.
December 1 - January 13, 2017. Cheer, boo, laugh, maybe even sing along to this seriously adults-only extravaganza. In the rogue state (former London borough) of Lumley-by-Gosh, a vile queen grows jealous of Snow White, a handsome young man. She sends him to almost certain death in the woods. But in an empty little cottage, with a bowl of hot porridge just waiting for him....
January 24 - March 4, 2018 at 12 venues, with food and surprises, hidden away within the labyrinthine Vaults beneath Waterloo; nearly 250 shows, 6 weeks of theatre, comedy and live entertainment. “In these dree and dreary days of January, London needs something to cheer itself up and the answer might very well be VAULT Festival.” London Evening Standard.
March 15-25, 2018 (TBC). The best in new queer cinema each year from around the world. Opening and closing night, and the Accenture gala. See theme for 2018, plus schedules and venues at website as announced:
April 2018, 2017, at Genesis Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse, Electric, Rich Mix, Rio + other venues. Annual film festival presents a rich/ diverse program of international premieres, industry masterclasses, free pop-up screenings and live events; pioneering works by global and local independent filmmakers, introducing viewers to innovative/ challenging cinematic experiences.
June - July, 2018. 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.
July 8-15, 2018 (TBC). Over 50 parties and events around the capital. Past years have included: Film screening, Bondage Master Class, Fetish on Display, Sports Cruise Party, Soho Social, Dinner, Into the Tank, Skinhead Party, Recon Full Fetish Party (main event), Rubber Gear Party, Deconstruction Party (official closing party). See 2017 media + 2018 updates as posted at website:
September 6-9, 2018 (TBC) - past year at Lulworth Estate, Dorset. A truly immersive experience with 4 incredible headliners + a huge bill of amazing music; entering a new chapter of light and sound, exploring the wonders of Colour on a mission to increase the peace. A beautiful new home with a massive castle in acres of woodland and forest, w/ a sea view and dramatic Jurassic coastline.