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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.
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.
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.
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G-A-Y Porn Idol - On Hold (until September?)

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 to enter a future contest.
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!
"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.
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 + on the large screen. Performers + the hottest GoGo boys. DJ TBA. Free entry to 4am A:M afterhours (mixed/ no full nudity event).
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.
Happiness. Every Saturday morning in Vauxhall
Wrong! Afterhours at Union - On Hold

Every Saturday morning, 1-10am, 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.
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.
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....
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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:
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.
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!
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:
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.
How masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography - New Dates

July 13 - August 23, 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.
The HMD Residents are back at the Mothership
Horse Meat Disco

August 1-30, 2020, Saturdays + Sundays, 6pm-1am 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.
Thursdays thru Sundays under Under Safe Socialising Distancing Guidelines
Heaven is Now the UK’s Biggest LGBT Bar

August 1-30, 2020, 9pm-4am, THU, FRI, SAT, SUN. HEAVEN. Under Current Guidelines HEAVEN Is Now The UK’s Biggest LGBT Bar w/ Track+Trace On Entry. Seatings at table only on dance floor w/ screens In between tables. One Ways Systems. Music set at levels to avoid raising voices. No Pre-booking Required. No cover charge.
A musical with Book and Lyrics by Glenn Chandler, the creator of “Taggart”
Fanny & Stella

August 3-28, 2020, 6pm and/or 8:30pm MON-THU, 7pm FRI, Garden Theatre/ Eagle. Two young men, Ernest Park and Frederick Boulton, went on trial in 1871 London for dressing as women and conspiracy to commit sodomy, a felony at the time. Finally acquitted, they and their theatre company took their story on the road. Cast.
We may not be able to be in person. But we can be online....
King's Head Theatre - KHT Online

August 4, 2020 - Spotlight On: Brave New Worlds with Kate Lane. Aug 6 - Fight Directing with Kev McCurdy. Aida, scheduled for May 6 - June 6 will be postponed until October - dates TBA. See:
The power ballad request fest, Power Brunch is back at Dalston Superstore!
Power Brunch

August 9, 2020, 12-5pm.Hosted by Grace Shush with Neil Prince on the decks! Come request your favourite power ballads and love songs all afternoon from 12-5pm! Whitney, Mariah, Celine, Heart, Bonnie, Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Starship... the lines are open! Table booking strongly advised! Next: Aug 15, 12-5pm, Keela Kraving's Drag Brunch.
Come together naked in own private party
Virtual SBN & NBN Live Show Sunday Party

August 9, 16, 23, 30, 2020, 4-7pm. Video camera on + clothes on the floor. Join hundreds of online users at the busiest UK naked club. Sexy sounds/ dirty beats: DJ Aamyko. 5pm LIVE online show w/ surprise guests. Guys in underwear join in 5pm. Meet guys by video messaging. Stay connected wherever there is internet. Create photo profile. Lose the clothes. Next: Sep 6, 13, 20, 27; Oct 4.
Hosted by Tommy Hibbitts, Dan McBride and Emma Kroeger
Sunday Disservice with Bimini & Barbs

August 9, 2020, 6-11pm. The apocalypse may be coming, but you can't keep a desperate bitch down! Sunday evening of moderately adequate performances and mediocre games. Drag zombies Bimini + Barbs. Socially distanced music; lipsyncs; and games! HAND SANITIZER THAT FEELS LIKE LUBE. Silky and safe. Giving it a bloody go, we want you to be safe! Wear PPE if possible, but have fun!
Hosted by Tommy Hibbitts and John Sizzle

August 12, 2020, 7:30-10pm. In this apocalyptic post-drag era, what the world needs is another Drag Bingo event. Following safety guidelines, Bim + Barbs will bring lots of government-sanctioned FUN Games like: pin the mask on the Karen, guess the hand sanitiser alcohol content, and of course ASMR bingo. Feel grateful not to be a self-employed drag queen during a pandemic.
Toxic masculinity in 1981 Apartheid-era South Africa
Moffie, by Oliver Hermanus

August 12-13, 2020, 9pm. Like all young white South African men, Nicholas Van der Swart must serve two years in the army, defending against communists and black people. That Nicholas is gay must remain a secret, as any moffie found among the troops is brutally harassed. But then, falling in love with fellow soldier Dylan, Nicholas is now one of the deviants. Aug 14-18 at Curzon Victoria.
Hosted by The Glory + Just May
Thank F*ck Thats Over - The Lockdown Edition

August 13, 2020, 7:30-10:30pm. Fancy Shews and Just May have been locked up just like the rest of you for 5 months. So, with the eased-up restrictions, let's look back. These two natural redheads will look at everything we did, saw, experienced and of course, we'll do a quiz round or two... expect a prize (COVID adhered) + Tiger King, Chanelle, Boris, Zoom Quizzes, and snacks.
Your favourite queer indie disco for common people
Pink Glove - Bohemian Like You - Vegan Lounge!

August 14, 2020, 7pm-12am.A sophisticated Dalston Superstore soiree w/ hosts Heidi Heelz + Mike Menace - an evening of faggy indie - requested by you! Tweet, FB or Insta requests/ dedications: @pinkglovedisco. Also: BRITPOP BINGO + quickfire, hard-hitting quiz... WHAT WOULD ALANIS DO? Delicious Essential Vegan Kitchen delights until 10pm, with cocktails and delicious beers.
Are You Ready to Virtual SCREW again this Friday?
Virtual SCREW Online with JamieHP

August 14, 21, 28, 2020, 10pm -1am. Gay fetish guys party online! Cruise in gear or wear nothing at all. Gay video stars perform live in XXX show pushing all boundaries in the fetish scene, w/ sexy sounds + dirty beats all night. Dress code: leather, rubber, latex, denim, uniform, army, construction, sports, jock strap, underwear, naked. Next: Sep 4, 11, 18, 25; Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Hosted by Drag Brunch at Dalston Superstore, Dalston Superstore and Keela Kravin
Keela Kraving's Drag Brunch

August 15, 2020, 12-5pm. Keela Kraving is taking over for an unbelievable camp experience at Dalston Superstore. No matter what you're craving, you can always satisfy it with Keela Kraving! What you see is what you get - and what you get is gonorrhoea! Book table here.
Saturday's Largest Naked Party
Virtual TFN - Totally Fekking Nude

August 15, 22, 29, 2020, 10pm-1am. Every Saturday NAKED NIGHT OUT IN THE UK GOES VIRTUA. Men only. For each event Jamie creates a series of meeting points and play spaces where men can get to know other men. With your video camera turned, be changed and ready for TFN Naked. CAMERAS TURNED OFF WILL BE DELETED. Next dates: Sep 5, 12, 19, 26; Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31....
The best outdoor Drag Experience in London
Summer Pinknic

August 16, 2020, 12-8pm. Enjoy Sunday afternoon with friends; pop music, food, beer and drag show with guest star BAGA CHIPZ from Ru Pauls Drag Race UK + more TBA. £20 p/p Entry, Prosecco Reception, 2 Drinks Vouchers, 1 Food Voucher. 3 Drag Hosts, DJs + Entertainment, International Street Food + Cocktails - ages 18+.
Get ready for the dawning of a new era of post covid-related entertainment…
QUIZ on MY FACE 3! with Baby Lame

August 18, 2020, 7:30-10:30pm. Sewer-mouthed hog princess extraordinaire Baby Lame launches her bonkers new night! Baby will be kept at a safe distance, and thoroughly sanitised for this filthy new quiz night. With super x-rated question rounds, bizarre bonus games and lots of stupid surprises along the way. It will (probably) change your life. Plus: a chance to win £50k.
Hosted by Rhys Slade-Jones, Emma Kroeger and John Sizzle
BopaRhys - Flapping Gums - Welsh Songstress. British Comedian. European Artiste

August 25, 2020, 7:30-9:30pm. Bopa Rhys is back from an acclaimed stint as a couch potato. Hear poetry and musings from the end of the world and how to make the perfect crisp sandwich. With haiku about poo + a sonnet about a scotch bonnet, watch out Maya Angelou. After learning to wash hands, Bopa is fully prepped, squeaky clean and far from the great unwashed masses.
Hosted by BEEFMINCE and The Royal Vauxhall Tavern

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.
Hosted by Dan Glass, Reuben Woolley and John Sizzle
Queer Love from the Russian Frontlines - with Sergey Khazov-Cassia

August 31, 2020, 7:30-9pm. Russian writer/ journalist Sergey Khazov-Cassia will read extracts from his novel The Gospel According To, a story of queer repression and liberation in modern Russia. The writer lives in Moscow and works for Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty. With this, and A Different Childhood (2014), he reflects on life in the Soviet Union and then Russia.
Attention Homostash lovers! It’s time to show off your شوارب
Homostash - Arabic Edition 2 - Tentative date depends on situation

September 11, 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 + Dance Music by Lyes, Tafkanik and Pavliné.
Strip & Show UR Bits - If Lockdown Is Over by then...
G-A-Y Porn Idol

September 17, 2020, 11pm-4am THU at Heaven, Under the Arches, off Villiers St, Charing Cross. Fun with or without clothes on. Anyone can enter the strip contest and let it all hang out! Mixed, mostly gay crowd. Mostly guys on stage take off all their clothes, hoping to win the £100 cash prize. to enter. Ft: GIGI GOODE + MuchBetta Baga Chipz Mbe + Son Of A TuTu.
Klub Kids London presents

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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Hosted by TROUGH London, Orange Nation and TROUGH Manchester
Trough London - XXXmas PARTY

November 28, 2020, 10pm-6am. One of the naughtiest, highest achieving dance events in London. Teacher/ student/ pet/ disciplined/ obedient/ trouble/ team top or bottom of the class - bend (over) rules/ celebrate another year of higher education in music+dance. DJs TBA. Darkroom/ XXX AREA. Jocks, bears, hunks, beards, queers, twinks and in-betweeners.
“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:
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:
Pop culture celebration that unites people through music, fashion & acceptance
Mighty Hoopla 2021

June 5, 2021, 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.
Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements Together
Pride in London 2021

Late June, 2021, 12-3:30pm, 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.