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Gay London

Compassionate, brash, & political
Billy Elliot the Musical

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.
Films, Events, Festivals, Exhibitions, Shop...
BFI Southbank programme

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.
Independent Theatres in London
Off West End

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.
The UK’s hottest Friday party!
Men Inc.

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!
Protocol rooms at Fire - intimate dungeon - state of the art sound & lights

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.
"Britain's Biggest Gay Friday Nighter Is Now Even Bigger"
G-A-Y Camp Attack

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.
Happiness. Every Saturday morning in Vauxhall
Wrong! at Union

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.
Weekly rave ups at a Bethnal Green strip club
Savage Disco

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.
A Queer Pulp / Indie / Post Punk / New Wave Disco
PINK GLOVE - queer disco for common people

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....
At Heaven Under the Arches
G-A-Y Saturdays

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.
Tourist or regular locals, all are welcome
Buff Naked Sundays & Wednesdays

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
leather, uniform, rubber, industrial, skinhead, sports, boots, jocks, naked
SBN + NBN (Stark Bollock Naked)

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 at the RVT
Sunday Socials

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.
London's sexiest new weekly Sunday afternoon cruise party

Every Sunday, 5pm-1am. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising fetish venue with videos play areas, equipment, private cabins, maze, gloryholes, enclosed smoking area and cheap bar prices! DRESSCODE: SHORTS, SINGLETS, JOCKS or NAKED!
The Sunday stallion serves up genius disco to dancefloor believers
Horse Meat Disco

Sundays, 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.
Across 3 rooms at London’s legendary & world famous nightclub
Popcorn at Heaven

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:
For men who are into corporal punishment
Club CP | Bad Lads

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!
Gay, straight and bi-curious; plus lads who cheat on the misses!
London Jack Off Club

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.
Enter by email
G-A-Y Porn Idol

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 to enter a future contest.
Maureen Paley is pleased to present the fourth solo exhibition at the gallery

Ongoing through January 5, 2020 at MAUREEN PALEY Gallery, 21 Herald St. Greek and Hellenistic antiquities. Modelling 19th century technology is a form of time travel, a visual return to the albums of early archaeological expeditions, the first photographic imaginings of Greece. - James Welling.
18 Dates - Good, filthy, anarchic fun for all the queer family - Gay Times
The RVT Panto 2019: Slipped! Cinderella… Rebooted

Ongoing through January 8, 2020, 7pm. Cinderella is desperate to attend the Big Society Ball in VauxhallLand and find love in her best new frock and some Gucci knock offs. Featuring a fixated prince, the evil anti-genius step mother and sister, and a fairy godmother with anger management issues, Slipped wends a path through lost chapters of Cinderella.
Before Voldemort became He Who Must Not Be Named, he was just Tom Riddle
Voldemort & the Teenage Hogwarts Musical Parody

Ongoing through January 11, 2020. Magic, hormones and more than a few murders, this musical parody tells the little-known tale of how Tom Riddle was once in a rock band with a giant squid, how he learned how to kiss from a snake, and that he once had a Hufflepuff girlfriend. Join Tom as he learns the ways of love, proper snake maintenance and The Unforgivable Curses.
Celebrate the 10th anniversary of Above The Stag’s award-winning Christmas show
Pinocchio - No Strings Attached!

Ongoing through January 11, 2020, 7:30pm. 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 he soon discovers he has a peculiar affliction: whenever he tells a lie, Pinocchio starts to grow, in a very embarrassing place.
For NYE there really is no better choice than to head up to Kings Cross
NYE Lost City at Trade

December 31, 2019, 9pm-8am. Join the masses at the nation’s No1 Club as the EGG LDN team put on another incomparable NEW YEARS EVE spectacular! All-Star DJs across 4 dancing arenas: MARK KNIGHT, PAGANO, KYLE E, and Gold Diggers resident FAT TONY playing Disco + House alongside Bootylicious resident JEFFREY HINTON, House Legend WARBOY, plus MAZE + MASTERS!
Collaborative club night by Lewis G Burton & Sebastian Bartz
Inferno NYE

December 31, 2019, 10pm-6am. Collaborative club night by DJs Lewis G Burton + Sebastian Bartz. Community space platform for emerging artists/DJs + performance artists/ guests. Camp, underground, pop, techno, good + bad at new clubbing environment. LINE-UP: Dahc Dermur VIII, Wax Wings, Lewis G Burton, Venice Calypso. Host: Brother Of Set. Performance: Jeanocide. Installation: Sweatmother.
Que no te lo cuenten!
Exilio LGBT Latin Dance Club NYE Party

December 31, 2019, 10pm-5am, Last Days of Disco, 15 Lendal Terrace. Latin party  anthems all night + best Latin entertainment in London. Say goodbye 2019 and hello to 2020 with the best Latin music, best deco, and best Latin shows in London. Exilio transports you to Latin America! Dress elegantly/ party hard.
London's freshest gay party - by Orange Nation
Madmen Opulence - NYE Special

December 31, 2019, 11pm-6am, Leake Street Tunnels. Madmen is for everyone. Madmen is for you... whatever you want it to be. Throwing open the doors to a place where sexuality is accepted, but letting loose on the dance-floor is a must. No rules. DJs Leo Blanco, Flav Thomsen, and Tony English. You don't have to be a man, but it helps if you're mad! Followed by Beyond at Fire.
Every Friday - 13 years of flying the scally/chav flag high and proud!
Fitladz Fridays! Get Ya Kit On! + Grindr + Bi-Sex Party + Grey Trackies

January 3, 10, 17, 24, 2020, 10pm-5am, The Bunker/ East Bloc. The UK’s number 1 scally, chav and sportsgear dance and cruise party attracting the fittest crowd in town and the sexiest ladz from across the UK, with cruise zones, darkrooms, and sexy sounds. Jan 10 + Feb 14, Fitladz vs Grindr/The Apps. Jan 17 + Feb 21, Bi-Sex Party. Jan 24 + Feb 28, every 4th FRI Grey Trackies Club.
Knock it up a notch at our notorious and often naughty Funky A:M night affair!

January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020, 3-10am 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. Next: Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
The UK's Largest Naked Party
TFN - Totally Fekking Nude

January 4, 11, 18, 25, 28, 2020, 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 dates: Feb 1st, 9th, 15th, 22nd, 29th; Mar 7, 14, 21, 28....
London's Every Saturday Fetish Event! - Choose your TRIBE ...

January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 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. Next: Feb 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th.
Mixed Men/Women Dance Party

January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2020, SAT night/ SUN morning 4am-12pm. Eclectic afterhours crowd. Two rooms of Funky, Tech House, Vocal House + Circuit by resident DJs + guests. Jan 5th, 4am, Beyond Recharged w/ Nik Denton, Lee Harris, Tony English, Emma J White, Sam Londt. Jan 11th, 11pm Woof Xtra Payback Party w/ Darren Bewsher, Luigi Rosi, Michel Mizrahi, Tom Stephan, Neil Singleton.
Every Sunday Naked + Underwear Parties by Jamie HP
SBN - Stark Bollock Naked + NBN - Nearly Bollock Naked

January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020, 2-10pm. With 5pm weekly Live Korar Darver + Rob Wilde stage acts. Three 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: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23....
Sunday Social: Holestar, Charlie Hides, Simon Le Vans, David Robson

January 5, 2020, 4-10:30pm. Every Sunday Cabaret from Holestar and Charlie Hides. Commercial dance and pop/club classics Pre-show DJ Simon Le Vans + Post-show DJ David Robson. Door host: Pippa Dee.
Naked or Leather & Rubber Only nights
Unzipped - Take It Off, Take It All Off + Meat Rack

January 5, 2020,  5-10pm Unzipped - Take It Off, Take It All Off - anything goes except ordinary casual clothes - or naked as you want to be. Also every WED, SAT and SUN no clothes allowed except boots or trainers. Jan 11th, 10pm-3am. DJ Rob C presents the first Meat Rack of 2020 w/ a strict dress code night set against a soundtrack of London’s dirtiest play beats.
At the capital's premier fetish venue
JOXXX Sunday

January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2020, 6pm-1am every Sunday. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising at state of the art fetish venue on two floors with 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! Next: Feb 2, 9, 16, 23....
Back home in London
Horse Meat Disco - Lady Bunny with Luke Howard

January 5, 2020. SUN, 8pm-3am at The Eagle. Horse Meat Disco gallops into the roaring '20s with our first Sunday night canter around The Eagle for this new year. Resident Luke Howard welcomes, from NYC, the one and only Lady Bunny! Next: Jan 11th, midnight-noon at the Prince Charles, Berlin w/ Luke Howard, Jim Stanton and David Elimelech.
Where the Community share what’s on with the Community that is there!
Bar Wotever

January 7, 14, 2019, 7pm-12am. Best LGBT/ Queer Performers in London/ UK/ the World. Queer Tuesdays. Jan 7th w/ Mark Anthony, Benjamin Butch, Tito Bone, Monsieur Cookie, and Cerise Rei. Jan 14th w/ with Travis Alabanza!, Chiyo, Rhys's Pieces, Ms Kevin Le Grand, and Saint Torrente. Jan 21 + 28 and every Tuesday - see line-ups at:
Early 1600s Shakespeare play whose story and themes feel even more urgent today
Measure for Measure

January 8-16, 2020, 7:15pm (also WED/THU/SAT 1:15pm). When a novice nun is compromised by a corrupt official who offers to save her brother from execution in return for sex, she has no idea where to turn for help. When she threatens to expose him, he tells her that no one would believe her.
Sam Mendes directs this completely captivating World War I epic

January 10-16, 2020. Two soldiers are tasked with crossing no-mans land and enemy lines in order to call off a British attack which could save thousands of lives. The incredible drama and technical masterpiece sees Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins create what looks like a one-shot film as over the course of two hours the camera barely leaves the sides of the two protagonists.
Homostash will make sure your moustaches are all wet with excitement!
Homostash - Wet January edition w/ 2Faro (Berlin)

January 10, 2020, 9pm-3am. Dry January? Forget it! You’ll get wet one way or another! Special guest DJ/ promoter 2FARO (Golosa+Crush, Berlin) will make you sweat with the finest tech house and techno beats. Resident Tafkanik in the basement. Top floor disco + happy sounds by resident Pavliné Dance Music, Jimmy, and Tafkanik, plus moustachioed go-go dancer/ porn star Arseny.
Uh oh, you're in TROUBLE! Friday's come along, an gonna burst yer bubble…
Trouble with Bimini & Barbs! + with Camileleon + with Grace Shush

January 10, 2019, 10pm-2am. A coalition of chaos: BIMINI + BARBS strut their toxic stuff to sounds of DJs MOLLYWOOD + JACOB ARIA as they stage a late night drag mutiny. Hazardous pop-up mayhem w/ 2-floor nuclear banger qwerty dance party. NO SPICE GIRLS ALLOWED! Just hard bitten, fabulosity, snag-nailed delusion aloud witchez! Next Trouble: Jan 17, w/ Camileleon; Jan 24, w/ Grace Shush.
Hosted by Cheer Up - The Ultimate Parties and The Eagle
Cheer Up's Popalicious New Year Party

January 11, 2020, 9pm-4am.Dance Away Those January Blues + CHEER UP as we return for the Ultimate Alternative Cheer Up Party to kick start the new year and the brand new decade! Step back in time as we celebrate all things "Cheer Up" with a New Year helping of POPTACULAR + POPALICIOUS anthems! Its fun all night as we countdown once again to a brand new year.
Come together & celebrate our 5th Birthday in true glorious style
The Glory's 5th Birthday Party

January 11, 2020, 9pm-3am. Fave regulars + newer buddies will help celebrate. Kevin Le Grand on the mic to roar + new DJ fave, London legend, Tasty Tim will slam in the dance sounds all night. Margo Marshall + Cassandra bring shows with Jimmy Lavender delivering killer comedy - the cherry atop our queer birthday cake. DJs Mollywood, true icon Princess Julia and landlady John Sizzle.
Back to host Power Brunch for January it's Taylor Trash!
Power Brunch

January 12, 2020, 12-5pm. Taylor Trash with resident DJ Neil Prince to play all of your favourite Power Ballad and Love Song requests all afternoon - now until 5pm! - as you brunch with added performances too! Whitney, Mariah, Celine, Heart, Bonnie, Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Starship... Our lines are open...
Hosted by Xnthony and The Glory
Werk in Progress: 2020 Vision

January 14, 2020, 8-11pm. Open to all performers with new work in development for 2020! A programmed open mic evening of all performance styles for queer artists: lip-sync, spoken word, live music, live-art or stand-up. Free to come and watch. Hosted each month by Xnthony, and open to all. Acts include: Wanda, Electra, Sindy Le Moist, Evangelina Holie, Donatella, and Louis Shanker.
A comic play about sex and commitment in the 21st century
Four Play, by Jake Brunger

January 15 - February 22, 2020, 7:45pm. Rafe and Pete have hit a rut. After seven-and-a-half blissfully happy years, their lack of sexual experience is driving them apart. So when they proposition mutual friend Michael to help out with their problems - knowing full well that Michael has his own partner Andrew - what seems like a simple solution quickly spirals out of control.
Brew Hunter/ MASTERY welcomes DRUMMER MAGAZINE to London
Drummer at Backstreet

January 17, 2020, 10pm-3am. DRUMMER magazine, the largest American leather magazine, was launched in LA in 1975 and ran until 1999. Rising from the ashes after 20 years, Drummer relaunched last October as a quarterly. The vision: to accurately reflect the gay leather scene while educating readers about underreported or underrepresented fetishes and kinks. Strict Leather/Rubber DressCode.
The stampede returns to The RVT again

January 17, 2020, 10pm-4am. The first party of 2020 + the 4th anniversary at The RVT! Resident DJs Silverhook and CACTUSHEAD will be delivering their eclectic sets of dirty beats and remixes. After 2am, they will hand over the decks to the super-talented Chris Brogan!
Black and Gold Christmas party
JOCK London - The Lite Edition

January 17, 2020, 11pm-4am. The hottest UK men's underwear/ sports kit party for like-minded people with no attitude out for a sexy fun time - underwear, sports kit or naked. Chillout' area sex permitted + porn by UK Hotjocks and on the large screen. The hottest GoGo boys + performers. DJ Addison. Free entry to 4am A:M afterhours party (mixed/ no full nudity).
Klub Kids presents
KLUB KIDS presents SIBLING RIVALRY (Drag Con After Party)

January 18, 2020, 8pm-11am, The Grand, Clapham Junction. Featuring Bob the Drag Queen + Monét X Change. They're not actually related, but you’d never know it to hear their hilarious sister-like banter on the Sibling Rivalry Podcast. A full length show brings the comedy podcast live to the stage, with high energy performances from a full cast of sibling rivalry dancers.
Rubber Party - All Fetishes Welcome
Hard On

January 18, 2020, 10pm-5am. 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. Hard Show w/ Romeo Davis + Teddy Bryce. Next: Feb 22nd, 10pm at Union.
Brew Hunter’s infamous MASTERY - SEX, SMoke & SUBmission
MASTERY - 6th Birthday at Backstreet

January 18, 2020, 10pm-3am. Leather + Rubber players dive into the deep and dirty end to celebrate + recreate the vibe and vigour of classic leather clubs w/ style/ attitude of definitive cruising days of the leather/ SM scene! Attracting the most hardcore Leather men and their bois, together with a big crowd of horny rubber players, bikers, pups and cubs. With DJ/Producer M.Arana (USA).
A quick, clever reply to an insult or criticism...
Riposte - OPEN CALL

January 18, 2020, 11pm-6am, at Grow Tottenham, Ashley House. A happening, where too much always happens. You can’t see it all, but you can submerge yourself in the experience. There are several spaces, visual art, installations and performances happening throughout the night, DJs, activities, tattoo artists, darkroom, massages, tarot ... RIPOSTE is what you make it.
Darkly comic queer thriller w/ Alexis Gregory & Jonny Woo
SEX/CRIME by Alexis Gregory

January 21 - February 1, 2020, 7:15pm. Exciting, challenging play explores sex, violence, language, fear and queerness. In a fractured/ divided city, two men meet and come together to recreate killings of a famous gay serial killer - for their own pleasure…and the right price. But what they don’t know about each other, or about themselves, might change their lives forever.
Like Disney? Like cock? Then you’ll love HAPPILY EVER POOFTER
Happily Ever Poofter - A Disney parody musical!

January 21 - February 8, 2020. Once upon a time in a Kingdom Far Away, a dashing Prince just happened to be gay! He'd tried dating Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White, but deep in his heart something didn't feel quite right... Featuring re-imagined Disney classics: One Day My Prince Will Cum, High Ho, O, I’ve Just Come Out To The King + Let It Show.
Sweet, sexy and gloriously silly - a sunny comedy for winter
The Morning After, by Peter Quilter

January 22 - March 1, 2020, 7:30pm. Thomas wakes up surprised and naked in a young man’s bed, and memories of last night’s one-night-stand come flooding back. When the boy’s mother joins them for breakfast - in bed! - it’s just the first sign that this is a family that doesn’t do privacy. Or, it turns out, goodbyes… Directed by Andrew Beckett.
Category is... New Year, New You! - Hosted by Crayola the Queen and The Glory
Crayola's Madhouse: Cray's Anatomy

January 23, 2020, 7-11pm. Another overstuffed night of anything goes, feel-good malarkey you expect from London's one and only Queen of Colour! Crayola's 3rd trip round the sun, as well as the human Cray’s 31st! Prepare to get birthday-suited and booted for a night of body-ody-ody cabaret w/ RhyssPieces, Indy Nile, Mx. Tzo, Plattapussy, Richard Energy, and Dan Phibian.
Them Fatale is back at Dalston Superstore
Them Fatale IV

January 24, 2020, 9pm-3am. Kick off the new year right... time to burn the CIS-tem! Them Fatale is run by and for non-binary, trans, queer and gender non-conforming folx to showcase community talent. LINE-UP: LEWIS G BURTON, JONATHAN BESTLEY, SHAYSHAY, HOODASI, NAHI SABHERA, NADINE ARTOIS. HOSTS: UNORIGINAL MINDS, PRINX SILVER, ELIJAH CHE, BAWBIEY.
A night of eighties synthpop, new wave and trash from Tom of Swindon & Mike Kell
Frankie Goes To Vauxhall

January 24, 2020, 10pm-3am. 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... with DJ Mike Menace (PINK GLOVE) and special guests.
"The most profoundly homosexual movie in all history" - biographer Parker Tyler
Fellini Satyricon - from the novel by Petronius

January 25, 2020, 5:45pm, NFT1. Written in the time of Emperor Nero, set within a surreal/dreamlike Roman landscape/culture. Encolpius and Ascyltus fight, vying for the affections of young Gitón. All three are kidnapped, along with other youths, by the pirate Lichas, who hopes they might amuse the boy emperor. During regime change chaos, two escape, and continue their adventures.
Trough London - The Birthday

January 25, 2020, 10pm-6am at Lightbox + Protocol dancefloors, w/ DJs MASSIMO PARAMOUR, TONY BRUNO (BER) and ZOLA. Darkroom/ XXX-Rated AREA. Named after a vessel pigs drink from w/ jocks, bears, hunks, beards, queers, twinks and in-betweeners - one pretty mess on the dance floor every other month. STAY FOR FREE TO BEYOND.
Hosted by Beyond Club
Beyond Black - Trough London 3rd Birthday Afterparty

January 26, 2020, 4am-12pm. Every Sunday morning, London's most eclectic afterhours crowd congregates at the Church of BEYOND. Two rooms of Funky, Tech House, Vocal House, Circuit, This weekend the official afterparty to Trough London/ 3rd Birthday. TROUGH customers stay for Free. With DJs: Dani Toro, Zach Burns, Fabio Luigi, Nic Fischer and Tom Fox.
“London’s answer to Edinburgh’s Fringe” - Time Out
Vault Festival 2020

January 28 - March 22, 2020. Eight-week annual arts festival. Past year saw over 350 shows across a festival of events in Waterloo, attracting over 70,000 people. With sixteen venues, new bars, new food and plenty of surprises, VAULT 2019 was the biggest to date. Committed to being the fairest platform in London for artists to present innovative, daring work - see:
Genesis presents musiCULTS, a season of dirty, daring and in your face flicks
Velvet Goldmine: A 35mm Presentation, by Todd Hayne

January 28, 2020, 6:20pm. Glam rock star Brian Slade (Jonathan Rhys Myers) plays Maxwell Demon who predicts his death on stage. Shortly after, he fakes his own death and is exposed as a fraud. Later, in 1984, a reporter/ former fan, Arthur Stuart (Christian Bale), tracks him down for an article and interviews the man who discovered Slade, (Ewan McGregor), to understand the motivations.
The Last Thursday of the Month
H-Partyboys - Pool Party LONDON

January 30, 2020, 7:30pm. Location sent by email/ SMS. A gentlemen’s waterhouse dripping with colour; a space busy with boys in glamours face gear, concealing identities, adding intrigue/ surprise. Explore, The Locker Room, showers, pool, spa, play spaces and rest areas. Private carefully vetted party for fit, good-looking lads aged 18-40, nearly 200 of them! Next: Feb 27th.
...with this much queer power – the cold never bothered me anyway!
Winter Pride 2020 - the best of London’s queer collectives & club nights

January 31, 2020, 9pm-4am. Calling all ICE QUEENS! POLAR BEARS! TWINKY SNOWFLAKES, BUTCH PENGUINS, TRANS-TARTICAS and SNOW THEMS! A humungous performance-packed disco shakedown with Chaka Khan't, Gay Garage, Jacob Aria, Michelle Manetti and Reece Spooner among those appearing - at WINTER PRIDE.
Private Party for fit guys, all ages - Stallions, Stable Lads & Mares
Horse Fair

February 1, 2020, 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: Mar 7th; Apr 4th.
Queer Latinx Dance Party - Que no te lo cuenten!
Exilio - another LGBTQ Latin party night at the boat

February 1, 2020, 10pm-3am. Legendary LGBT Latin Dance Club in London. Exilio plays a mix of Latin crossover music, with midnight live entertainment and fun party people. Like not being in London but in South America! Sexy butlers, panoramic views of the Thames from the Bar+Co Boat, moored at Temple Pier, plus Latin restaurant giveaways.
Every FIRST SATURDAY Monthly for LGBTQ+ members
Club Kali - Bolly Jolly Cabaret & Club Night

February 1, 2020, 10pm-3am. On TWO Floors. Upstairs Valentines Poetry, Prose & Play with Gay Cabaret! Downstairs dancing. 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!
Who run the world? Girls, obviously.
Girl Power - DJs, Glitter & Drag Queens

February 7, 2020, 9pm-2am. Party to the best female/ LGBTQ line ups playing tracks from queens of RnB, Pop, and Hip-Hop: 90s babes to present day divas - a night of Bey, Ri, Ari, Tay, J-lo, Nicki, Xtina and other leading ladies. DJs J-Low, Miffy Coleman + special guests. Drag by Bourgeoisie w/ veracious performances + fabulous outfits + special guest.
What's Your Fetish - Gear Up
SCrew Live Shows

February 7, 2020, 10pm-4am. Rubber, leather, Latex, uniform, army, skinhead, contruction worker, denim, naked/jock-strap, and sportswear fetish party - with live shows featuring DJ Aamyko + live shows. Next date: March 6th.
2020 starts on a high note for Lady Olé... The Spanish Queer collective
Lady Olé presents Choni Story / Exilio + Cynthia De Cassette

February 8, 2020, 9pm-2am. A song, not just a song; THE Lady Olé official song, a collaboration between Cynthia de Cassette and party organiser Alejandro Asencio. Filming during the night for the song's official video so calling all chavs and chonis in town. Also Room 2 Takeovers are back with Exilio Latin Dance Club. 1, 2, cha-cha-cha...
A Queer Pulp / Indie / Post Punk / New Wave Disco
Pink Glove

February 8, 2020, 9:30pm-2:30am, The Apple Tree London, 45 Mount Pleasant. Your favourite queer indie disco for common people at Clerkenwell's hottest LGBTQIA hangout! Head down for a night of Pulp / faggy indie / post punk / new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks, with DJs Mike Menace + Heidi Heelz. We don't care what you wear, as long as it's pink and tight.
OFF London - Chapter 2

February 8, 2020, 11pm-6am. OFF Club London is back on Saturday (full details TBA over coming weeks). Don’t expect us to rest on our laurels. OFF will see some of the industry’s most exciting talent join forces at the Steel Yard in a cutting-edge production that will continue to blow your mind! DJs SEVERINO (Glitterbox / Classic Rec) + PAGANO (Toolroom / Unity).
Hosted by Orange Nation and HEAT London
Heat London #4

February 8, 2020, 11pm-6am. Party #4 of London's HOTTEST Men-Only Saturday Night! Can you feel the heat? Room 1 (Deep Tech) + Room 2 (Hot Pop). See DJ linep TBA at:
Sex is easy. Intimacy is hard.
Undetectable - Tom Wright’s tender, funny, uplifting love story

February 12 - March 7, 2020. Hunky dreamboy Lex and bright spark Bradley are falling big time for each other. After three months, Lex has decided tonight’s the night but Bradley isn't sure about going all the way. With wisdom, wit and honesty, the smart and topical (Gay Times) play explores intricate emotions, moral dilemmas and personal demons we take to bed with us.
The opening party for 2020
WE Party London - Valentines Special - Metropolis Revolution

February 15, 2020, 11pm-6am. WE PARTY at the Electric, Brixton. DJs TBA. Followed by BEYOND at Fire. See FB
How masculinity has been coded, performed, and socially constructed
Masculinities: Liberation through Photography

February 20 - May 17, 2020. 1960s to today, complex, sometimes contradictory representations of masculinity. Works of over 50 artists, photographers and filmmakers including Laurie Anderson, Sunil Gupta, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Isaac Julien and Catherine Opie. Themes include power, patriarchy, queer identity, female perceptions of men, hypermasculine stereotypes, tenderness and the family.
You don’t have to be a member of HARD ON to attend an event
Hard On

February 22, 2020, 10pm. HARD ON is a Fetish Club - look the part. DRESS CODE: Rubber, Leather, Sports, Neoprene, or Jockstraps/Naked (w/ trainers/footie socks or boots). FOOTWEAR: Boots or trainers only! NO other footwear or bare feet permitted. Changing area with bags for your things + coat checks. Hard Show: Drew Dixon + Franky Fox. Next: Jun 6 + Nov 14, Antwerp; Aug 8, Maspalomas.
True stories from the sharp edge of transatlantic deportation
The Special Relationship, by Hassan Abdulrazzak

February 26 - March 21, 2020. Foreign nationals can be deported after serving American prison sentences; some are British. Caught in the transatlantic tango, proudly presented by a gun-toting Immigration officer, these are their verbatim stories of double punishment and separation from loved ones. Ex-prisoners and experts in immigration and criminal law get behind the political rhetoric.
Boy meets boy - and what it takes to train for a revolution
Trainers, or, The Brutal Unpleasant Atmosphere Of This Most Disagreeable Season

February 27 - March 21, 2020. A queer visionary adventure story: 500s France. Etienne and Montaigne spend six hot years together. Then, Etienne dies of dysentery, aged 33. Just 30, Montaigne lives another 30 years and never feels such passion again. The Second American Civil War transforms the country. Two queer radicals meet in the fallout. But can desire survive the revolution?
International Women’s Day rip-roaring rave

March 7, 2020, 10:30pm-3am. Celebrating artists kicking down doors/ redefining what it means to be womxn. Maintaining their boisterous reputation the LADS crash back for their biggest, baddest event yet; serving the loudest, unladylike, unmissable talent. Breathtaking circus, award-winning drag or sweaty dance floor - the night is yours. ALL welcome to dance on Patriarchy’s grave.
34th BFI London
FLARE | London LGBT Film Festival 2020

March 18–29, 2020. 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 2020 at website as announced:
Hosted by And What? Queer Arts Festival
Baby Lame / Whatever Happened to Baby Lame?

March 24, 2020, 9-10:30pm. WORRY… it might never happen! Renowned London underground cabaret fixture - drag monstrosity BABY LAME debuts her long-awaited solo show - an absurd explosion of trash-tastic song, interactive comedy, twisted film and balls-out performance/ kaleidoscope of midnight-movie sexuality + bombastic bad taste… a brilliantly bonkers rollercoaster ride.
BalletBoyz are back and celebrating their 20th anniversary year
BalletBoyz - Deluxe

March 25-27, 2020, 7:30pm, Rosebery Avenue. Fusing the work of some of the world’s most exciting and innovative choreographers and composers. Chinese dancer/choreographer Xie Xin (TAO Dance Theatre) work set to an original score by composer Jiang Shao-feng; Maxine Doyle (Punchdrunk) collaborates with jazz musician and composer Cassie Kinoshi, of the Mercury-nominated SEED Ensemble.
Don’t worry man, I’m good at keeping secrets...
No Strings Attached, by Charles Entsie - directed by Aileen Gonsalves

April 14 - May 2, 2020. The play takes place within the charged confines of a car at midnight in Peckham, where a clandestine encounter between two men has led to far more than either had bargained for. An intense, powerful and startlingly original exposé of the reality of living life in the closet in working class London - and how far men may sometimes go to keep their secrets.
Pop culture celebration that unites people through music, fashion & acceptance
Mighty Hoopla 2020

June 6, 2020, 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.
Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements Together
Pride in London 2019

June 27, 2020, 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.
The 64th
BFI London Film Festival 2020

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:
Clothing-Optional fashion & flesh - Now in its 8th year
West End Bares

Mid-October, 2020, 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.
Platform for queer artists from diverse backgrounds - ‘OUT [in the Margins]’
GFest – Gaywise FESTival

Mid-November, 2020 (TBC), two weeks at (among other venues this past year) 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:
At venues across East London
Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festival

Mid-November, 2020. Six days of screenings at Barbican Centre; Hackney Showroom; Rio, Genesis cinemas; Institute of Light; The Glory; Dalston Superstore; Free Word Centre. See 2019 program of films at their website, along with 2020 films as announced.
Showcases the whole spectrum of creative animation; animation is for everyone...
London International Animation Festival

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.