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.
Thursday, 6-10pm. Action-packed queer off TV/ straight into your hearts. Drag-monstrosity host BABY LAME! Drag Prinx CHIYO. Hair longer than ur life expectancy FREIDA SLAVES! JUST JOE! LADY NOELIA, and MARGO MARSHALL! Door diva/Mimi-Money maven PETITÈ LAME!
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.
Friday + Saturday 7pm-late. Drag karaoke belters/ kitsch-as-hell fun. London drag creatures, karaoke chaos and nonsense: Candy Warhol, Don One, Bimini, Margaret Thatcher, Barbs, Grace Shush, Wanda Whatever, Gusher, Lori-Mae, Lewis G. Burton, Taylor Trash, Oberon White, Virgin Xtravaganza, Ms Sharon LeGrand, Rhys' Pieces, E.Z. Street, Rodent, Shesus, ShayShay, Just May, Visa Reasons.
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.
Saturday, 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.
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.
Second Saturdays, 7-10pm. The Glory celebrates with The Glory Lates programme, featuring Mzz Kimberley.
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. Bunker to reopen June 26, 10pm-5am with Geared Up.
Sundays, 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!
Sundays, 5:30-10pm (doors at 4pm), at RVT. Features world-class Queen of Cabaret MYRA DUBOIS and guests. Weekly showtimes.
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.
April 28 - Jun 26, 2021, every WED, 6-11pm, Paraiso Disco: House, Disco + Classics. Paraiso Disco: House, Disco + Classics. April 30 - June 19, 2021, every FRI / SAT / SUN, 10pm-3am, Return To The Terrace - series of late night socially distanced soirees. May 21 - Jun 20, 6-10pm, every FRI 6-10pm / SAT + SUN 12-10pm, The Street Party - Music / Food / Drink. May 23, Jody Wisternoff. More:
May 7, 2021, 9pm-3am (TBA). 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.
May 17-19, 2021, 7:30pm. Monday/ Tuesday/ Wednesday at Nimax Theatres, Vaudeville - The Strand. Drag Queens Of Pop, Singing Live - RuPaul's Drag Race UK S1 Winner THE VIVIENNE + DragRaceUK Season 2 TIA KOFI + VERONICA GREEN.
May 18, 2021, 7-10pm. A BRAND NEW Tuesday mash-up experience! Not just a Quiz, but Bingo too! Join Just May, East London’s finest ginger for this truely confusing situation! This month joined by her GORJY sis Mahatma Khandi to highten the LOL factor! It’s also Just May’s Birthday! Supported by Culture Recovery fund.
May 19, 2021, 7:30-10:30pm. Forests burn, icecaps melt, you didn't hug nan in donkeys. Lost money in the crypto rush, bought a smartcar and friends laugh? It's been a bit shit. Let BopaRhys distract you from reality. Welsh Songstress + LIVE BAND w/ jazzy numbers, stories and showing sexy legs in support of Welsh Independence. Jokes + good time + overthrowing the government.
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.
May 20 - June 17, 2021. Thursdays 10pm-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 cash prizes. Everyone who strips wins. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to enter.
May 15, 2021. An all day and night festival at The Apple Tree. Program of events explores who we are across all our communities. With womxn/enby led performances and activities, and meetingd with others: Art, performance, debate, spoken word, workshops, film, music, food, drink and dance.
May 21 + 28, 2021, 7-10pm. Fridays. May 21: hosted by JONBENET BLONDE + flanked by two incredible dancing punks: angelic vocals of CRYSTAL RASSMUSSEN + moves of FREIDA SLAVES. May 28: hosted by JONBENET BLONDE + flanked by two incredible dancing punks: MAHATMA KHANDI + SHAKONA FIRE! Added flammability by Miss Firecrotch herself, JONBENET!
May 21, 2021, 10pm-2am. DJ Grace Sands on the wheelz bringin the GROOVILICIOUS vybes..! SYNCILICIOUS Mystery Guest! BAD NEWS: there are TWO tables for SIX left to purchase! GOOD NEWS: You can have mixed households at a table.
May 21, 2021, 7-10pm. Oh the glory it is too! Back on stage, serving you all the raunchy pop parodies and step/touches for your nerve! And on the very day we can all return to venues, join Virgin for a triumphant return to normality (sort of) for a socially distanced, but totes holy evening of celestial raunch, confessional lolz and ALL the #StruttingWithChrist!
May 22, 2021, 12-5pm. After a long...cold...sausage-free winter. Just May LIVES for brunch: booze flowing, the eggs (vegan/ otherwise)/ scrambling, hens crowing. Join Just May as she cracks open Dalston Superstores Drag Brunch's WIDE open again w/ Ginger Spice hair, Bingo, Bad singing.... Book a table for you + household or support bubble inline w/ Covid Regulations.
May 29, 2021, 10pm-2am. RODENT is back at The Glory, bringing a new host of viral vectors to spawn the dawn of a whole new world. Staggering out of the year that wasn’t are: SHAY SHAY, TRANNIEBOI, and MS SHARON LE GRAND with a late night cabaret of trans-aggressive performance powerhouses and contagious tunes. Show at 11pm. App ordering, table service, cleansing, and distancing.
May 22, 2021, 9pm-3am. Masked ball with Sanny Anny + special (stay seated) treats. DJs and performances on 2 floors: Downstairs meatpacking area dutty bangers + basement beats by Michelle Manetti + Natalie Sandi; Upstairs guilty pleasures, fun + frolicks with Fraîchness Linzi Symons, Darren Skene, plus host/DJ/ FF Fave Fancy Shews aka Georgie Bee + Campy Dancing Queen Sophie Brain.
June 4, 2021, 9pm. Editor-in-chief/covergirl Reece Spooner brings back some favourite partystarters for some SCANDALOUS, and COVID-compliant antics with OK Williams, Club Fitness, Reece Spooner, and Amaliah.
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.
June 21, 2021, 6pm-2am. After almost 18 months, Brixton Jamm returns with a week of daytime beach/ courtyard, night club + bar. Back to the 60s Summer Of Love party to showcase Funk, Soul, Disco, House + more! Classic + modern day heat DJs welcome Summer. No holds barred dancing! Only Jerkin’ Caribbean fried chicken/ vegan alternatives; cocktail jugs, beer buckets, prosecco!
July 11, 2021, 9pm. One of Berlin’s coolest and most talked about club nights. DJs: PAGANO, TONY BRUNO, PAUL HEROn, MOUSSA, JUST HER, ALEXIO, MARCEL DB, ZUSAN, STROEM, MATT BOGARD, SAMANTHA TOGNI, MASSIMO PARAMOUR, BRENT NICHOLS, and more TBA. Door Host HER MAJESTY MINTY.
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!
September 11-12, 2021, 12-3:30pm. 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.
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.
November 13, 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 + 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.
Late March, 2022. 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 upcoming program at website as announced: