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.
Free online plays every Thursday on Youtube at 7pm UK time, and then on-demand for a week.
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.
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.
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).
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 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.
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, 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....
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.
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.
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 4am-12pm. Eclectic 18+ afterhours crowd. Two rooms of Funky, Tech House, Vocal House + Circuit by resident DJs + guests.
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, Pool Party and virtual events at:
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 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 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 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.
August 3 - September 4, 2020, at 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.
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.
September 3-19, 2020, 9pm-4am, THU, FRI, SAT. HEAVEN. G-A-Y No Good Advice with Son Of A TuTu. Vinegar Strokes At G-A-Y. G-A-Y w/ West End Sean Parkins + Kelly Agbowu. G-A-Y Masked Stripper. Topsie Redfern At G-A-Y. G-A-Y + The Book Of Mormon. More dates at:
September 4, 11, 18, 25, 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: Oct 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Nov 6.
September 5 - October 11, 2020, SAT+SUN 12-5pm. Hosts include: Italian Superstars Mahatma Khandi + Lori Mae; Dylan; Ms Sharon Milan Le Grand; Just May; Prinx Silver + Veronica Montenegro; ShayShay; and Karma and Archi.
September 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020, 10pm-1am. Every Saturday NAKED NIGHT OUT IN THE UK GOES VIRTUAL. 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: Oct 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; Nov 7....
September 6, 13, 20, 27, 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: Oct 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov 1.
September 6 + 13, 2020, Sundays, 7pm-2am 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.
September 15, 2020, 7-11pm. Welcome NEO 10Y, Dr Stainz, PJ Samuels and more! Quiet music played pre and post show. Due to capacity limitations, please buy tickets £6 per person for tables of 2-6 people each in advance via OutSavvy to guarantee entry.
September 15, 2020, 8-10pm. 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.
September 17, 2020, 8pm-1am. Keela Kraving is taking over at Dalston Superstore for a camp and unbelievable experience this Thursday with amazing special guest Mocha! It doesn't matter what you're craving for, you can always kill a craving with Keela Kraving! With Keela what you see is what you get, and what you get is gonorrhoea! Next: Oct 10th, Keela Kraving's CAMP GALORE.
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. email@example.com to enter. Ft: GIGI GOODE + MuchBetta Baga Chipz Mbe + Son Of A TuTu.
September 18, 2020, 7pm-12am. Your favourite queer indie disco for common people is heading to Dalston Superstore for a sophisticated soiree... join hosts Heidi Heelz & Mike Menace for an evening of faggy indie - as requested by you! Tweet, Facebook or Insta your requests & dedications. Essential Vegan Kitchen delights until 10pm + fabulous cocktail menu.
September 18, 2020, 7:30 + 10pm. Everyone's favourite hog princess Baby Lame invites you to the 5th birthday of her notorious monthly queer variety revue Shit Show! One of London's most acclaimed underground cabaret nights and The Glory's longest running variety show. The ultimate SHIT SHOW to feature: MAWAAN RIZWAN; BLANCHE DUBOIS; LADY NOELIA; and BABY LAME!
September 20, 2020, 12-8pm. Enjoy Sunday afternoon with friends; pop music, food, beer and drag show with guest starDivina De Campo from RuPaul's Drag Race UK. £35 p/p Entry, Prosecco Reception, 2 Drinks Vouchers, 1 Food Voucher. 3 Drag Hosts, DJs + Entertainment, International Street Food + Cocktails - ages 18+.
September 25, 2020, 7am-11pm at Paper Dress Vintage, 352A Mare Street, Hackney Central. Trying something new while waiting to see what the future holds with regards to live music, dancing and mingling. QUEER is doing a small free social in Paper Dress Vintage's outside yard w/ Indie, Punk, Rock n Roll and Soul at a respectful volume and socially-distanced.
September 25, 2020, 7:30-10:30pm. She sings. She chats. She bemuses. Come listen to the whaling from this Welsh songstress, down in the basement bowels of The Glory. This show will discuss the history of stew, and how wet vegetables in a bowl became the backbone of this nation. BopaRhys and The Glory will keep you safe during Covid-19. Let Bopa's outfits be risky, not your behaviour.
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.
September 26, 2020, 10pm-2am. Join Sue Gives a Fuck and Grace Shush for BLIND DISTANCE DATING! That's right chuckS, join two of London's "sexiest" queens pair you up during this pandemic! (well with a two-meter distancing). With non-stop pop, games, shows and the chance to find L.O.V.E. Table tickets+service, app ordering, CV19 cleansing, and distancing in place.
October, 2020 - dates TBA. Aida, previously scheduled for May - June will be postponed until October. All other shows currently programmed until September have also been postponed.
October 3, 2020, 7-9pm. The witch is back for another turn in The Glory’s Cabaret Lounge w/ feel-good songs, silly stories, and trademark Cray-cray ridiculousness. A solo show amped up with camp pop, West End classics and hilarious parodies + top-notch sh*t talking from Crayola the Queen (Best Host nominee, QX Cabaret Awards 2019). Half capacity to keep you SAFE/ bookings by table.
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:
October 7, 2020, 7:30-10pm. An intimate screening of the film that made every little queer kid wanna follow Sarah Jessica Parker to their death.
Just May delves into her DVD collection once again for the cult Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus, join her, Winifred and the sisters because a virgin lit the black flame candle! Follow Billy Butcherson to Outsavvy to book tables now!
October 10, 2020, 4-11pm at Unit 1, Canada Water Retail Park, Surrey Quays. One day only in lederhosen and dirndl! The Campest, most colourful Oktoberfest London has seen, the takeover of Dock X w/ rainbows, drag queens, lip sync battles, game shows, fire shows, DJs, congos, dress up and much more. Of course there'll also be German waiters, German sausage and German crooners!
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.
October 17, 23, 31, 2020, 7:30pm. Scarily saucy ghost stories accompanied by demonic accordionist Robyn Herfellow! Haunted cabaret, spiritual possessions/ devilish ballads/ mystical readings. Say Hallow to the spookiest spirits. Ever been ghosted by a ghost? Double dicked down by a demon? Open your third eye, and your legs, as Séayoncé lubes up to MYSTIC it to you!
October 20, 2020, 7:30-10pm. One of London’s most beautifully debauched and varied queer cabarets; a one-off night with some of the most bewildering, and surreal, performers of London’s Cabaret scene. Created, curated, and hosted by the international drag creature RhysPieces, the show will have you in fits of laughter one moment, then on the edge of tears the next.
October 24, 2020, 7-9pm. Will you be lucky enough to get out alive? Or will you be trapped in The Glory's basement FOREVER? The SPOOKY line-up will feature: Pussy Kat Bangcock, Miss Dulce Caprice, Jalebi, Miss Terri Boxx, and the delicious host, Keely Kraving. Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Club Kids and anything you can think of could walk through that door!
November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 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/ 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: Dec 6, 13, 20, 27; Jan 3.
November 6, 13, 20, 27, 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: Dec 4, 11, 18, 25; Jan 1, 8...
November 7, 14, 21, 28, 2020, 10pm-1am. Every Saturday NAKED NIGHT OUT IN THE UK GOES VIRTUAL. 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: Dec 5, 12, 19, 26; Jan 2...
November 13, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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:
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.
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.
August 29, 2021, 12:15-5pm, Westminster Millennium Pier. 2020 sank our plans - here's to 2021! HMS BOATMINCE returns to continue an annual tradition of mincing down the River Thames for the August Bank Holiday weekend 2021! Get on board to be surrounded by seamen, burly captains and cabin boys on HMS BOATMINCE for an afternoon of fun on the Thames. BEARS AHOY!