November-December, 2020. With a second wave of infections threatening to overwhelm health services, England has been ordered back into a national lockdown. People may only leave home for reasons of education, work, exercise, shopping for essentials and medicines or caring for the vulnerable. Pubs and restaurants will close except for takeout. All non-essential retail will close.
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 £100-300 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!
Fridays, 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: later in 2021
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. 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: later in 2021.
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:
Sundays, 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: later in 2021.
Every Monday night, 11pm-5:30am, at Heaven, The Arches. Presenting some of UK's leading DJs, upfront and uplifting vocal progressive house, the coolest hip hop & RnB via Top 40 pop, guilty pleasures, relaxing lounge bar, chill out games arcade. POPCORN operates a strict EVERYONE WELCOME door policy. See website for weekly DJ lineups, and special theme events:
Every Tuesday, 5-10pm at Bunker Bar, 217 City Rd, Shoreditch. Labyrinth of small rooms, booths for private sessions, maze, video room, dark room for frisky moments -- perfect for spanking and other punishment! Smokers area, discrete entrance. Wear anything you want. Army, leather, rubber, uniform, industrial or as you are. No dress code!
Queer Tuesdays 6-10pm at RVT. Queer Art and Culture - Making things happen! Wotever Create - Create Wotever! Bar Wotever, Non Binary Cabaret, FMAS, Queer Fayre & more.. a community based on and for Queer Art + Culture. "We like when there is plenty of stuff happening and create a lot of events, parties, fayres, films, meetings, fundraisers."
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.
Ongoing through December 12, 2020, 6pm. Sleeping Beauty, as never seen before. A princess wants to be a pop singer and has sex with every boy who wanders into the woods, along with a privileged Prince searching for an independent woman, a Raven with identity issues, and a frustrated, out of practice fairy. Also Maleffluent, the magnificently evil, insecure and attention seeking villain.
Ongoing through February 28, 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.
December 11, 2020, 7-9:30pm. Actually there - Séayoncé the baddest bitch in the spirit world. Nativité exposé delves deep into the past for truth: Snog, Marry, Kill the three wise men? How to eat so much bread and still have those abs? What is myrrh? Will it clear up this rash? In festive spirit, put the ho in Ho Ho Ho w/ Séayoncé + pianist.
December 12, 2020, 7pm-12am. Welcome hebrews, shebrews, theybrews, goys and gals. Manchester, Sheffield, London, Leeds, Glasgow artists converge this Chanukah for virtual celebrations. Bring latkes + gin to. Glad-rags encouraged. Drag/ Poetry/ Music/ Semitic overtones; That Ray, Christian Adore, Rami Yasir, Ben Woodward, Talya Stitcher, Ruth Nicholson. DJ TAMTAM. Host Chanukah Lewinsky.
December 12, 2020, 7-10pm. The Glory celebrates a rescheduled Black History Month event with The Glory Lates programme, returning for one very special night. Featuring Mzz Kimberley who has always drawn inspiration from great black female jazz singers including Billie Holiday, Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nina Simone.
December 12, 2020, 7-10pm. Are you ready to be bewitched, bothered and bewildered? An amazing line-up featuring:
Mocha, Tiana Biscuit, Miss Terri Boxx, and Madonna Kebab; plus delicious hosts Keely Kraving and Richard Energy. Drag Queens, Drag Kings, Club Kids and anything you can think of could walk through that door!
December 13, 5:30-10pm (doors at 4pm), at RVT. Features world-class Queen of Cabaret MYRA DUBOIS and guests. Weekly showtimes.
December 14, 2020, 7-10pm. Gather your social bubble and prepare for the rudest, most raucous pub quiz ever. Sewer-mouthed hog princess Baby celebrates the years’s gayest holiday with her bonkers cult night! Ft: super x-rated question rounds, bizarre bonus games and plenty of stupid surprises along the way, this quiz will (probably) change your life! With £50,000 in prizes!
December 16, 2020, 7-8:30pm. Pansexual musical panto: Alice in Streamingland entertainment channels we now can’t do without. Alice follows the rabbit hole to Interflixland, Disney C Minusland and iPlayerland to get home. Will the Evil Queen of Hearts take over as VP of Global TV, will The White Knight win with his reality show, or will Alice triumph recording her journey on TokTik?
December 17, 2020, 6-11pm. All activity is seated on the day, with a table service only. The music will be at an enjoyable level, but not as loud as you would normally expect. All customers are required to wear a mask when moving around the venue and using the facilities. Customers must remain in their booked areas and refrain from mingling with other groups. DJs Yousef + Bontan.
December 17, 2020, 6-10pm. Action-packed festive queer cheer! CRYSTAL! off TV/ straight into your hearts. Candy-coated drag-monstrosity host BABY LAME! Nutcracking Drag Prinx CHIYO. Hair longer than ur life expectancy FREIDA SLAVES! Santa's hunky helper JUST JOE! LADY NOELIA roasting on an open fire. Dancing delight MARGO MARSHALL! Door diva/Mimi-Money maven PETITÈ LAME!
December 18, 2020, 7:30pm. Fagulous, London’s hottest cabaret act (Glamour) at the finest institute of cultural delight, The Glory! Table service only! Order drinks from The Glory's app and watch as an arty twink hands you a gin and tonic straight to your lap.
December 19, 2020, 12-5pm. Smash-hit, feel-good musicals drag brunch w/ Broadway Baby - Ian Street celebrates all things jazz hands at London's only Drag Showtunes Brunch: games, prizes, requests, special guests, lipsyncs and, of course, Fosse necks! LET THE SUNSHINE IN w/ this SWEET TRANSVESTITE for some BROADWAY BABY!
December 20, 2020, 6-10pm. Strip and Show UR Bits Musical Bingo with 3 Rounds. Cross off the songs as people strip
for Miss Tiara and Son Of A TuTu. To Strip and Show UR Jingle Balls. Win prizes of £300, £100 or £0...
December 20, 2020, 7pm. A musical comedy full of naughty stories, hilarious lip-syncs, Christmas song parodies and Queer festive joy to warm your cockles before the big week. Christmas: hate it or love to hate it, Crystal promises to leave your belly aching with laughter and your heart filled with a warm fuzz... and she promises it's not heartburn! With special guest JORDAN BRADLEY.
December 22, 2020, 7:15pm. A Very Scatty Christmas to all in the house, a Very Scatty Christmas to all but the mouse...
Its been a shit year so why not top it off with a shit Christmas too! Join east London's most loved cross dressers BARBS, Ms Sharon Le Grand, Stella Meltdown and Cassandra for Cacky Christmas Caberet LIKE NO OTHER!
December 27, 2020, 7-11pm. Serving decorum, Princess Julia + Josh Quinton take turns turning out a soothing playlist full of LOVE and regality. This week Princess Julia DJs plummeting into the new year w/ more performance from Jane Norman + Dorothy Perkins! (Aka Emil + Lili). Cocktails with friends, family and moi. No table hopping! No snogging strangers! Just pure gossip + intrigue!
December 28, 2020, 6:45-9:45pm. Time to get your group bubble to watch a diversification show full of CUTIE-POCs where South-Asian Meets RAP, Dance, Drama FANTASY - Downstairs in The Glory basement. Indulge in QTI-ness POC overload with performances by: ARUN, JAMAAL MONARCH, SHIVA RAICHANDANI, RAHEEM MIR, BINDIYA, and BOLLY-ILLUSION.
December 31, 2020, 12-5:45pm. An 18+ event presented by Night Tales. Night Tales has taken the correct precautionary measures to comply with COVID-19 and ensure the safety of all it's customers.
December 31, 2020, 10pm-1am. BrookeLynnHytes, JaidaEssenceHall, Heidi-N-Closet, MonetXChange, TheVivienne, EurekaO'Hara, DeniseVanOuten, MattEvers, LatriceRoyale, ChristopherHamblin, JackieCox, NickyDoll, ArlenePhillips, KerryEllis, SherrieHewson, StephenBailey, CherylHole, DivinaDeCampo, MarishaWallace, NinaWest, TanyaFranks, VinegarStrokes, Dr RanjSingh, TiaKofi, BarbieAddiction.
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:
January 1-10, 2021, (6pm, SAT 2+6pm). Set in the generically Germanic Alpine village of Vaüxhallen, borrows freely from Mother Goose + The Snow Queen fairy-tales, but with added jokes that are pure juvenile filth! The villainous human-hating Demon Frostbite's mission is to freeze the hearts of all mankind! Will Fairy Snowflake thwart his evil plans?
January 6, 2021, 8pm, Zoom. Queer Culture Club Comedy is back against TIER 4, Brexit + The Telegraph. An amazing Zoom comedy night with Jen Ives, Fern Brady, Alex Haddow, Vix Leyton, Lynn Ruth Miller and Victoria Olsina. An incredible line-up of six award-winning standup comedians, headlined by the incredible Fern Brady (she/her), and hosted by Jen Ives (she/her).
January 8, 2021, 5:45pm. Ben Pearce. Jan 9, 5:45pm, Origins: Shanti Celeste + Peach. Jan 10, Deptford Northern Soul Club. Jan 14, Bondax. Jan 16, Hammer + Ysanne. Jan 17, Jordan Suckley. Jan 21, Will Clarke. Jan 24, Denis Sulta. Jan 28, GW Harrison. Jan 30, Or:la + Mor Elian. Jan 31, Fat Tony w/ Joe Goddard. Feb 1, Moscoman. Feb 5, Kidnap. Feb 6, HAAi + Manami. Feb 11, DJRUM + Alexis.
January 15, 2021, 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.
January 21, 2021, 7:30pm. A new episode of the cult hit event Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote at the RVT. Which episode? Hmmm ... we'll keep you posted - but one not shown before. Solve-Along-A-Murder-She-Wrote is a unique and hilarious night featuring games, prizes and audience participation. Hosted by super-fan Tim Benzie with special permission from NBC Universal Television.
February 5, 2021, 9pm-2am. Get ready to party to the best female/ LGBTQ line ups w/ tracks from the queens of RnB, Pop, and Hip-Hop. 90s babes-present day divas, a night full of Bey, Ri, Ari, Tay, J-lo, Nicki, Xtina and other leading ladies. Post requests on the event wall and come ready to SLAY! DJs J-Low, Miffy Coleman + special guests. Drag Queens Bourgeoisie + Special Guests.
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:
April 24, 2021, 4-11pm. The DJ collective of Jim Stanton, James Hillard, Luke Howard and Severino Panzetta pull out all the stops for their biggest ever London headline show w/ special guests, disco ball installation and a beautiful night of Love + Dancing. The Glitterbox Recordings album culminates 7 years’ work, fashioned from demos worked on simply for the love of making music.
May 19, 2021, 8pm, SSE Arena. RPDR World Tour all-new 2021 production! Michelle Visage spirals through time with no way to get home. Join Asia O'Hara, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Shea Couleé, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly, and new stars from the latest US, UK + Canadian seasons, as they trip through time.
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!
October 6-17, 2021 (TBC), 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:
Mid-October, 2021 (TBC). Annual event that 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.
November - December, 2021. Aiming to dispel the popular misconception that animation is just cartoons for kids: annual 10-day Festival of gala premieres, retrospectives, filmmaker Q+As, workshops, audience voting, Best of Festival screening. Much more than an annual Festival with more events, tours, screenings and masterclasses year-round to as many cities and countries that invite us.