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 11pm-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 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.
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, 5pm-1am. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising in Vauxhall's purpose built state of the art fetish venue on two floors with three play areas, equipment, private cabins, gloryholes, enclosed smoking area and cheap bar prices! £10 entry includes free drink + coat check. DRESSCODE: SHORTS, JOCKS or NAKED!
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 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 email@example.com to enter a future contest.
Ongoing through March 17, 2019. Past year saw over 350 shows across a festival of festivals in Waterloo, attracting over 70,000 people. With sixteen venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2018 was the biggest to date. Committed to being the fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work - see:
February 22 + March 8 + March 15, 2019, 10:45 -11:45pm. Expect power, party, and a damn good time. Three Shows, Three Different Line Ups! Same Ethos! See One, See ALL!
March 1, 2019, 9pm. Non-stop scene DJs pumping tunes on both floors, drag shows, special guests, favourite faces, gorgeous drinks party pub! A coalition of chaos as GINGER JOHNSON + A MAN TO PET w/ DJ HELEN NOIR stage a late night drag mutiny! The cross-dressing hysteria they WON'T show on TV/ no beauty brand will sponsor. With hazardous drag-show tag-team mayhem in the basement.
March 1, 2019, 9pm-3am. Disco party for homosexualists of all persuasions - in a new South East London home each FIRST FRIDAY of every MONTH. Hear your favorite queer artists and icons from past, present and future... PLUS a special guest performance from DJ Mike Kelly of PINK GLOVE, Douche Bag, Retro and Cock Tavern. Fix your mug + hair, come to the Chat - let’s have a Kiki!
March 1, 2, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, 10pm-5am. Brüt - men-only hot furry dance event for bears, blokes, cubs and hunks. Bear Cave. Two rooms, best in electro, upbeat tech and vocal house by resident DJs. Dark cruise areas and outdoor smoking terrace. General admission £10.
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 29, 2019, 10am-4pm every Saturday. Teaming with VENN STREET MARKET - a 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.
March 2, 2019, 5pm-2am (show at 10:30). Razor sharp wit and crystal clear vocals are rare in a performer, yet The Glory's star turn has it in spades. Recent Jonny Woo's All Star Brexit Cabaret star + The Un-Royal Variety, a rising talent of the cabaret, comedy, musical theatre scene. Musical theatre, pop and cabaret standards + convivial chat that late night queers will love.
March 2, 2019, 8pm-2am. Celebrating/ showcasing beautiful diversity/ talent of exciting queer performers, w/ special treats in store this year! Hosted/ curated by Miss Coco Patron now a MONTHLY 1st Sat fix of mindblowing queer talent, live on stage at the SE London subterranean LGBT+ drinking den. Featuring TAYCE, THAT RAY, ACM, and KEMAH BOB. DJs SHIV, b2b, and LAGOON FEMSHAYA.
March 2, 9, 16, 23, 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: April 6, 13, 20, 27....
March 2, 2019, 10pm-6am at The Cause, Down Lane Studios, Ashley House, Ashley Rd. Featuring ANDY BUTLER- HERCULES AND LOVE AFFAIR, THE CARRY NATION (NYC), HANNAH HOLLAND, GRACE SANDS, JONJO JURY, N-GYNN and SHAY MALT. DANCEFLOORS & DARKROOM. ALL WELCOME.
March 2, 2019, 10pm-3am at Grand Union, Farringdon. LGBT-Only Party. Spin Around the World Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic + Dancefloor Delights! World's Biggest LGBT Club for Eastern flavours/ Western classics. DJs Ritu + Dilz fly you around the world in 80 tunes -sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB + karaoke room, Queens on stage! Next: Mar 22nd Kali at BFI Flare.
March 2 + 3, 2019. Joining forces for a two-day roadblock, Horse Meat boys and Savage queens are swapping discos! SAT 10pm-5am at Metropolis Club the Horse Meat boys take the decks all night for a disco-deluxe one-off over the whole venue! SUN 8pm-3am at Eagle London the naughty neon-clad Savage Disco DJs + queens take over Horse Meat’s usual spot.
March 2 (SAT) + March 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, 11pm-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.
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 2-10pm. With 5pm weekly Live Duo stage acts. 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 dates: April 7, 14, 21, 28...
March 3, 2019. A celebration of songs cut from musicals before opening night: Chicago, Gypsy, Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdim. Featuring Suzie Curran, Ben Lancaster, Florence Odomosu with Aaron Clingham on piano in our cabaret studio overlooking the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 5pm-1am every Sunday. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising in Vauxhall's purpose built state of the art fetish venue on two floors with three 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!
March 3-10, 2019, 7:15pm (SUN 2pm + 5:30pm). Jeff and Hunter have just three weeks to write a musical! So they recruit some friends and pull off the impossible, getting selected for a prestigious musical theatre festival. But that’s when the egos start to clash, and everything begins to unravel...
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, SAT night SUN morning 4am - 12pm. 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.
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019. The legendary party, now in Protocol, part of the Fire complex, The legendary party, now in Protocol, part of the Fire complex, from midnight every Sunday night till 6am Monday morning. DJs Lee Harris + Yvette Lindquist. Host/promoter - Louise Port. DJs Lee Harris + Yvette Lindquist. Host/promoter - Louise Port.
March 5, 12, 19, 26, 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: Apr 2, 9, 16, 23....
March 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 7pm-12am. Some of the best LGBT/ Queer Performers in London/ UK/ the World. Queer Tuesdays w/ The Starletts, Crayola, and Oisin McKenna. Show 8:30-10:30pm. DJs play until Midnight close. Mar 5th - Crayola!; Mar 12th - Sam Reynolds! Mar 19th - Chiyo! Mar 26th - 14th Birthday.
March 5-7, 2019. Created closely with company dancers, and the choreographer, Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Christopher Wheeldon. Set to contrasting scores by cult singer-songwriter Keaton Henson + emerging composer Charlotte Harding, this innovative double bill asks where we see ourselves in relation to the “other,” and explores the fine balance between them and us.
March 6, 2019, 9am-5pm. Wednesday day rave! Ditch the daily grind to make the most of hump day on the dance floor w/ the best in deep/tech house, minimal and melodic techno at new Dalston venue The Jago (ex Passing Clouds) 440 Kingsland Rd. By 10B, Down The Rabbit Hole and Northern Impact (Bulgaria via Norway). W/ DJs Alek Mater, Emma Yasumi, Kamelía, Oliv3r, and Sofi Canter.
March 7, 2019, 7pm-12am. Queer performance, gathering, and revelry evening w/ Wanda Cookie. Much like an assortment of sweet treats at your local bakery, discover the inspired diversity of drag, gender expression, and artistry of London’s vibrant queer communities. QUEER TALENT: Mynxie Crayola the Queen, Shakona Fire, Creature Cramps. RECIPE SHARING with Lady Aria Grey. Open Mic.
March 7, 2019, 8-10:30pm at Looking Glass Cocktail Club, 49 Hackney Rd. An all-Asian burlesque and cabaret lineup hosted by Lilly Snatchdragon, starring Fancy Chance, Marianne Cheesecake, Evelyn Carnate, Kitty Velour and Sigi Moonlight. Plus Pi The Mime! Devour forbidden fruit... Enter the queer, Asian cabaret world and experience pleasures of The Bitten Peach - honoring Lunar New Year.
March 7-9, 2019,10pm. Serving sex, drugs and spangled satire - an explosion of original music, surreal sketches, wayward choreography, and twisted rewrites of all your favorite hits from pop, Disney, and Broadway. Chemsex, misogyny, trans rights, bodysnatching – the Shells tackle ’em all with filthy flair and pornographic panache.
March 8, 2019, 9pm-2:30am, Paper Dress Vintage, 352A Mare St, Hackney. Punk, new-wave, indie, rock’n’roll and soul night for homos, queers, dykes, trans-folk, friends, anyone not at home anywhere else. Paul Michael Bowden + Sam Fenn are on after the bands w/ Queer DIY, Queercore, 90s Alt/Britpop, Riot Grrl, indie, 60s girl groups, northern soul, 80s rock/synth pop.
March 8, 2019, 9pm-3am. Two floors of wild fun! Upstairs Arabic Pop/ Disco by Pride of Arabia queen Salwa International + DJ duo DAR DISKU; sexy go-go Samir Tahan on the bar; hot moustachioed visuals! Basement Techno/Tech House w/ Phrex; Tafkanik + Pavliné Dance Music! Can’t grow a moustache? Got fake one! All welcome: homos, boys, girls, inbetweenies, and homo sapiens.
March 8, 2019, 10pm-3:30am. 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...
March 9, 2019, 9pm-3am. London's ONLY night of trashy 90s music for queer folk returns to The Chateau promising to be *sickening*. And it's free. Completely free! What more could you ask for? Hear: Madonna/ Britney/ Christina/ Shania/ Mariah/ Whitney/ Alanis/ Sheryl/ Celine/ Cher/ Janet/ George/ Destiny's Child/ Spice Girls/ BSB/ E17 /n Sync/ Placebo/ Hole/ Suede/ Garbage...
March 9, 2019, 9pm. Euro Rites of Spring; fresh, tasty, juicy Gayzpacho! EuroElectric beats/Disco house, resident DJs; juicy Spanish Pop, guest Euro DJs. Classic Flamenco, drag, hot Spanish go-go boys + legendary tomato wrestling. Jonny Woo, DJ Mantilla, Mat Adore and.... Spanish pagan rituals, tomato sacrifices, endless adventures/ immersive forest maze. Come early for fresh Gayzpacho.
March 9, 2019,10pm-1am. Party for the fuller fella, chunky monkey, lithe lass and everyone in between - by DJ BEN JAMIN (Brut) serving up housey sounds downstairs through the night. Also DJ ROSS JONES keeping it eclectic + drag royalty FREIDA SLAVES popping up at intervals with killer lip-syncs to rocking tunes. Brings back good old times when bears and drags partied together.
March 12, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm. Leo, a 22-year-old sex worker, yearns for affection. In poor health, with no fixed address, he finds brief moments of solace in the arms of men met through his work. The crushing solitude of his life is tempered as he falls for a fellow hustler. But, his romantic feelings violently rebuffed, he spirals, and questions if he will ever find the love he craves.
March 12 - April 6, 2019, 7:30pm. Charming, intelligent musical contrasts two stories, set 100 years apart. In late 19th Century Vienna two bored high-society lovers disguised as struggling members of the working class, face life without comforts and luxuries. Can love survive? A century later two couples rent a Hamptons beach house, where extramarital flirtations might become more.
March 12-31, 2019, 7:30pm. Odaiko traditional drums used in Shinto rituals, weigh over half a ton each, requiring exceptional skill and physicality to produce each floor-shaking note. Dedicated Yamato drummers train ferociously. On stage, they display staggering strength, using their entire bodies to play, sharing intense passion in their pounding, high-energy, thunderous performances.
March 14, 2019, 7-10pm at The Bush Theatre, 281 Kingsland Rd. Sensational line up of Drag King superstars, presenting the acclaimed BOiBOX night for one night only. Superstarring - Romeo De La Cruz, Sammy Silver, Trinidad & TooGayThough, and Wesley Dykes!
March 15 + May 6, 2019, 10pm-4am. Feeling warm and fuzzy this month w/ another cosy night rammed full of London’s finest and friendliest! You never know what you’ll leave with, (2019 being the year of the Pig). DJs SILVERHOOK + CACTUSHEAD will deliver eclectic sets of dirty beats and remixes. After 2am March 15th, they hand over the decks to the super-talented PHIL MARRIOTT.
March 16, 2019 at 5-8pm. A double bill of two powerful South Asian female-led pieces examining sex, periods, abortion and the “good Indian girl”, this compendium reflects on culture, society and feminism in British-Indian culture and the challenges South Asian women face.
March 16, 2019, 7-11pm at Studio Voltaire, 1a Nelsons Row. A small, unfunded, completely volunteer-run organisation - proud to have made ten years. For over a decade, we have built many wonderful friendships and connections with people across prison walls and have supported each other, trying to build stronger LGBTQ communities. Come celebrate! Performers: That Ray, Bird La Bird, and DJs
March 16 - April 7, 2019, 7:30pm. Jack Cole taught Hollywood to dance. Now he writes a weekly column for Dance Magazine. Or tries to: young men splash and yell in his swimming pool outside, and as the afternoon wears on a parade of his former muses arrives at his front door - Betty Grable, Jane Russell and Rita Hayworth among them. Each is determined to have the last word.
March 16, 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 dates: Apr 6, Brighton Sauna; Apr 20, London.
March 16, 2019, 10pm-late. 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. DJs DJRW + Brent Nicholls. Hard Show w/ Pitbull, Magnus Maximus + HungYoungBrit Jay Carrington. A raunchy threesome you’ll want to join.
March 16, 2019, 10pm-3am. A Swedish Invasion. Come and try to hold your borders and backstops! DJs MARCUS ENOCHSON! Residents BORJA PEÑA, TAMER WILDE, DOM TOP. LIVE PERFORMANCES: P.A.U, CARAMELLE and BLOOMS TAXONOMY. Hosts: TAYLOR TRASH
+ PAUL GODFREY. Retro, pop, disco, RnB; electronic house, disco, techno by fresh UK/ EU/ US producers, plus classics to school the kids.
March 17, 2019, 5-10pm. Film at 7pm. Set against the backdrop of the streets of Nairobi, two women must choose between love and safety as they try to hide their relationship from their politically opposed fathers, in this queer Romeo and Juliet style romance. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu. Queer Cinema Club is a space for LGBTQ+ folk and their friends to watch the best of queer cinema.
March 18, 2019, 6:30-8:30pm, The Prospect Of Whitby, 57 Wapping Wall. The 126th Birthday of homoerotic poet Wilfred Owen. Learn the queer history of an area that inspired his work, and celebrate him on the Shadwell Stairs. Led by GLF activists Stuart Feather and Andrew Lumsden, meet and mince down to recite the poem Owen finished in 1918 just before returning to die in WWI front lines.
March 20, 2019, 6-8:30pm at Library Reception, London School of Economics and Political Science, 10 Portugal St. The space for all GLF Activists and new friends to connect, celebrate and plot for the upcoming significant anniversaries: 2019 - 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots; 2020 - 50th anniversary of GLF UK; 2022 - 50th anniversary of Pride.
March 21-31, 2019. 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 2019 at website as announced:
March 22, 2019, 6:30-9pm. Squatting has been used as a tactic by many LGBTQ people not only to survive but also to experiment with creating spaces in which they could thrive. This discussion will feature three queer speakers with histories of squatting across London. Learn about London’s radical queer history, and how they disrupt conventional understandings of squatting!
March 22, 2019, 9pm. Fun Bolly-Fusion Dance Class followed by Bollywood to Hollywood LGBT-Only Party. Spin Around the World Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic + Dancefloor Delights! World's Biggest LGBT Club for Eastern flavours/ Western classics. DJs Ritu + Dilz fly you around the world in 80 tunes -sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB!
March 23, 2019, noon, Put It To The People March - make the call for a People’s Vote too loud to ignore just six days before the Government hopes to take Britain out of the EU. Hundreds of thousands of people will march on Parliament offering a solution to a crisis that threatens their living standards, businesses and jobs. Demand a People’s Vote - it could be now or never.
March 23, 2019. Start from the north end of Park Lane, exiting at Marble Arch tube station. March to Parliament Sq for 2:45-4pm rally. Giant television screens in Trafalgar Square will relay speeches for those who don’t complete the 90-minute route in time. Also see Petition to Revoke Article 50.
March 23, 2019, 3-4:30pm. Academics in conversation with those who have unsuccessfully petitioned to have offences disregarded, and the Turing Bill’s author. Intended to pardon all men, living and dead, found guilty of homosexual offences no longer on the statute book, the posthumous pardon covers over 50,000 dead men, including Oscar Wilde - but not those living with convictions.
March 23-31, 2019, various. Odaiko traditional drums used in Shinto rituals, weigh over half a ton each, requiring exceptional skill and physicality to produce each floor-shaking note. Dedicated Yamato drummers train ferociously. On stage, they display staggering strength, using their entire bodies to play, sharing intense passion in their pounding, high-energy, thunderous performances.
March 23, 2019, 10pm-6am. Lightbox (main danceroom). Protocol (exhibition / chill / dance). DJs: TONY BRUNO + TWO KINDS OF EVIL + more TBC. Come and celebrate two years of treats, trade + techno. Free entry to Beyond so you can continue partying!
March 25, 2019, 8-11pm. The greatest circus drag show in the world, round 2 by popular demand. The biggest and best drag queens of the world take to the stage alongside Klub Kids acrobats and circus freaks. Bigger + better than last year. Hosted by the incredible AndyRew + Alaska; w/ Trinity the Tuck, Naomi Smalls, Bebe Zahara, Manila Luzon, Jasmine Masters, Gia Gunn, Laganja Estranja.
March 26, 2019, 7-11pm. 2019 is the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that led to birth of modern Pride. Celebrate in style with film: Before Stonewall The history of the Gay and Lesbian community before the Stonewall riots began the major gay rights movement. Followed by an interactive inter-generational conversation and a party!
March 27, 2019, 1-9am TUE night/ WED morning. every Tuesday night/Wednesday morning journey through tech house and techno, showcasing London's freshest talent w/ new guests weekly. Ravers/ dance floor warriors - this one's for you: good music, friendly vibes and a laid-back mix. Noise Vandals DJs: Esee Free, Jay Redfern, Konvic, Mark Allen, and Sealo.
March 28-30, 2019. TH/FR 7pm; SA 2pm, Battersea Arts Centre festival of film/ discussion/ poetry/ art/ performance, the day the UK may leave the EU. The political landscape has changed as a Brexit nationalist/ protectionist narrative occupied public discourse for over two years; with a rise in xenophobia, islamophobia, and racism. Celebrate collaboration. Refuse borders and insularity.
March 28, 2019, 7:30pm. Gentlemen’s waterhouse drips with colour. A space busy with boys in glamourous face gear, concealing identities to intrigue and surprise. With locker room, showers, pool, spa, play spaces and rest areas. Entry is carefully vetted for HPartyboys events - a private party for fit, good-looking lads ages 18-40 – nearly 200 in all.
March 30, 2019, 9pm-4am. So, what did YOU wanna be when you were growing up? Vegas Showgirl? Misunderstood Superhero? First Drag Queen In Space? Well now is your chance to become that for ONE NIGHT ONLY! Join your Sink The Pink family for a night of huge shows, bad behaviour and big dreams! See you there queens!
March 30, 2019, 10pm-5am. London's strictest Leather/Rubber returns for our first party of 2019. Men only. Changing facilities. Strict dress code: LEATHER/RUBBER only. Leather/Rubber - not fetish club. Check the dress code. Tickets: £15 + booking fee; £20 at the door. Next date: June 22nd.
March 30, 2019, 10pm-6am. Uncensored! Main Room/ Hard On Mirror Arch/ Locker Room/ Cruize Maze/ Play Areas/ Fantasy Rooms. DJs Lee Harris, Tom Stephan, DADDi, Sam Londt, Guy Like David. Shows by Jaxton Wheeler, Damien Crosse, Allen King Official, Joe JP Dargie, Massimo Piano, Klein Kerr, Max Duro, Gabriel Phoenix. Hosts: Rocco Hard, John Brooks, Scott Humphreys, Raven Mandela. GoGos.
March 30 + April 20, 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.
April, 2019, at Genesis Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse, Electric, Rich Mix, Rio + other venues. Annual 3-week 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.
April 6, 2019, 10pm-5am. Dance & cruise party for fit ladz and their admirers. Back for April, packing the club with sexy scally ladz! Details TBA - Save the date and see:
April 10-28, 2019, 7:30pm. A merry band of surviving dysfunctional queers take over a TV station and recreate, in excruciatingly diva driven pastiche, their all time favorite TV program Club Queereteria broadcast live from ruins of a infamous cruising club. Deft wordplay + berserk comedy mayhem - an indictment of the ever-trashier stupefying entertainment that subjugates and controls.
April 12, 2019, 10pm-4am. Twinks/ bears. Pop/ house. Boys/ girls (whatever). Gay/ straight (in-between). Hungry/ thirsty (curious). BACK/ ready! Super fun/ inclusive club night in new home at one of the UK’s most iconic venues! Quality uplifting pop/ vocal dance music by the best London DJs: Silverhook, Dom Top, and Tareq. Host: Taylor Trash, y’all + Bobo-Bear w/ t-shirts!
April 13, 2019, 4-6pm. Goethe-Institut London, 50 Princes Gate. Patrick Primavesi on violence in Sophocles’s Antigone, its translation by Hölderlin, Brecht’s play and Straub/ Huillet’s film. Followed by screenings: The Bridegroom, the Actress and the Pimp; and The Antigone of Sophocles, after Hölderlin’s Translation Adapted for the Stage by Brecht 1948.
April 13, 2019, 9pm-3am. Your favourite queer indie disco for common people w/ Pulp/ faggy indie/ post punk/ new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks. DJs will be playing Pulp and stuff like: Alanis; Arcade Fire; Ash; Bikini Kill; Billy Idol; Bowie; The B-52s; The Cure; The Clash; Camera Obscura; Dandy Warhols; Elastica + more:
April 21, 2019, 11pm. Unique shows, visuals, decor, animation and music w/ the best international DJs TBA. Born 8 years ago in MADRID, now w/ 40+ annual parties; WE Pride Festival + Pride Festival; international tour of 30+ cities.
May 2, 2019 at 6:30-9:30pm at The Grand, 21-25 Saint John's Hill. Two amazing RuPauls Drag Race queens together for a magical show, direct from the hit movie BURLESQUE. A cabaret/drag/burleqsue show featururing performances plus Chad Michaels as Cher and Farrah Moan as Christina. A fully produced show with a full cast of performers and dancers. 5pm VIP FARRAH + CHAD MEET + GREET.
May 4, 2019, 1-9pm. The Twist Classics Party. Hard Twist Classics in a new improved Rooms 1+2 will be upfront house/ tech house/ techno. Welcome to the Tech Lab! DJs: Andy Farley, Superfast Oz, Amp Attack, Paul Batten, Jake Martin, Steve Maynard, Knoxturnal, Subterraneo, Beat On, and Oz Healey.
May 17, 2019, 9am-10pm. London weekend conference of panels, workshops, art, films & discussion for sex workers and allies. There will be a party! Please check back or click attending on Facebook page to get notifications of updated details, announced panellists, and ticket releases.
Mid-May, 2019. Celebrating the best of British Porn - Sponsored by ApplyToModel.com + Prowler Soho. Featuring the cream of European gay porn. Past year: after-party w/ music-meister ChiChi LaRue. See ProwlerPornAwards site for details.
June 8, 2019, noon-10pm, in London Park, TBA. 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 and with tons of glitter and confetti, Mighty Hoopla is a triumph for London's festival scene. - ATTITUDE. More info coming soon!
June 28, 2019, 12pm. We were marginalized to a dive bar by our own community, families and society. Do you see much space 50 years after Stonewall Inn was defended by the homeless community? We still have no place in the modern LGBT movement. Our ongoing message to Pride London: Will you provide free, safe, sober space for homeless, POC, sex workers and trans people? See links at:
Early July, 2019. 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 7-14, 2019. 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 2018 media + 2019 updates as posted at website:
July 7, 2019, 10pm-6am. All the sleaze you’d expect, and new surprises to make sure we celebrate in style with fetish men from around the world. See details TBA:
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,
Early October, 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:
Late October Saturday, 2019 - past year at Shaftesbury 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.
Mid-November, 2019 (TBC), 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:
Mid-November, 2019 (TBC). 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.
December, 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.