October 2-4, 2020 - Three-day weekend of LGBT short films, discussions & guests - plus film screenings throughout the year. See venues TBA at:
October 16-25, 2020. Past year saw 230+ performances at 116 venues, with 350+ musicians. Most forms of Jazz and Blues featured, plus loosely related music. Bands and musicians from the region, the rest of the UK plus many other countries. For artists and program details see the facebook page, or website:
October 18, 2020, noon. TV and film are key for young LGBTIQ+ people living in the back of beyond, where real life representation and visibility is rare. But queers onscreen are often out/proud urbanites, moving in circles of glitter and fabulousness - not traipsing fields. This panel discussion explores what it means to be queer in a rural community. Can a Drag Queen rock a wellie?
October 22-24, 2020, 7:30pm (+SAT 2:30pm). Inspired by ideas of social distancing - set to John Adams's Shaker Loops, performed live by the Royal Ballet Sinfonia conducted by Paul Murphy. The creative team was drawn to the open clarity of sky, wind-shaped landscapes, and birdsong, without everyday distractions; an inspiring backdrop to this hopeful and regenerative ballet.
October 24, 2020, 6pm. HELLO YOU SCARY SAUSAGES, the Queen of the balls is BACK for a SPOOKTACULAR Disco Bingo. Get yourself to the Gale to join Fatt Butcher for at least 8 inches of Disco Bingo Horror. Guest performers: QUEEN OF SPOOK Eva Serration, resident ball bitch Joey Taylor, and wall to wall disco beats by DJ Aaron Wright. She’ll suck you DRY (in a vampire way obvs).
October 31, 2020, 3pm. Featuring performances by Amy Laqueefa, Ashleigh Marc, Blanche, Christian Gay, Cycki Brokat, Dahliah Rivers, Danny Beard, Dominus Von Vexd, Fatt Butcher, Iris, Jenna Davinci, Lilith+Suzi Looz, Miss Marty, Misty Fye, Peaches Munroe, Porkpie, Soroya Marchelle, Yshee Black, and more....
November 5-15, 2020, 11 days on YouTube and Zoom channels. Visual/ performance arts, queer cabaret/ film/ music/ theater/ talks/comedy/DJs/drag/workshops/gender politics, masked ball, emerging progressive/ mainstream/ marginalised talents. See events.
November 6, 2020, 8pm-12am. Season 12's Heidi N Closet - a Huge Fan Favorite from the new season of RuPauls DragRace - is coming to the UK this Fall. Tickets include entry to the Poptastic After Party with The Cheeky Girls.
November 13-14, 2020 at Screen 2, Ego Arts Venue, Silver St, Coventry. Saturday 7:30pm - this past year ten LGBTQ short films from seven countries screened as part of the annual International Coventry Film Festival. See details at their website:
March 19, 2021, 10pm-3am, at Hare & Hounds Kings Heath. Two of Brum's finest brands unite once again, the sequel to their epic sold out collab show of August 2019. Events this time swap the open air roof terrace for Hare & Hounds Kings Heath's legendary indoor club space. Expect Disco, House, Techno, Breakbeat, Acid, Afrobeat by Trieste UK, Jay Carder, ANDJ, and Nicklin.
May 13, 2021, 8-10pm, at Utilita Arena. RPDR World Tour all-new 2021 production! Michelle Visage spirals through time with no way home. Asia O'Hara, Kameron Michaels, Plastique Tiara, Shea Couleé, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, Yvie Oddly, and new stars from the latest US, UK, and Canadian Seasons, trip through time.
May 29-30, 2021, Two-day Weekend w/ Saturday 12 noon Carnival Parade from Victoria Square in Birmingham's Gay Village at city center; Past year included Community Village Green festival + Village Cabaret Stage, Main Stage entertainment & Chic dance arena. 2020 tickets will remain valid for 2021. See media and upcoming events at their website: