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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.

www.victoriapalacetheatrelondon.info
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.

whatson.bfi.org.uk
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.

www.offwestend.com
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!

twitter.com/MenIncClub
Naked Dance & Foam Parties
Nudity Club at Union

Every 4th Friday/ month, 10pm-4am + every 2nd Sunday 3-9pm Naked Foam Dance Party, at Union, 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall (enter from Gooding St). No clothes needed dance-floor & cruise play room. Largest UK men-only, all-naked dance club, all-body types, all-ages 18+. Regular DJs keep the dance-floor busy all night. See website for more info.

www.nudity-club.co.uk
Monthly Fourth Fridays - Membership required
XXX-Club

Fourth Fridays 6:30-11pm at Underground. During Butt Naked sessions they tape the fun on the dance floor and in the cruise/maze area, then make DVD copies for participants to keep. Get naked and play! Masks optional. Underground also does Pants, Feet, Spankz, and City Boys, a suit and tie club "for a big office orgy."

www.theundergroundclub.net
"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.

www.heavennightclub-london.com
Protocol rooms at Fire - intimate dungeon - state of the art sound & lights
A:M After Hours

Friday night/ Saturday morning, 11pm-11am, at Protocol, 6a South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall. Weekly stripped down underground vibe, two rooms, each with completely different music styles - at the forefront of Saturday morning clubbing for over 14 years - London’s longest running after-hours' 21+ party. £4 before 1am with ad//flyer/guest list; £8 1-6am.

orangenation.co.uk
Happiness. Every Saturday morning in Vauxhall
Wrong! at Union

Every Friday night/Saturday morning, 1am-1pm, 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.

www.clubwrong.com
Weekly rave ups at a Bethnal Green strip club
Savage

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.

www.savagedisco.com
One club fits all - party for bears
XXL Parties

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.

www.xxl-london.com
Tourist or regular locals, all are welcome
Buff Naked Saturdays, Sundays & Wednesdays

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.

www.ma1.co.uk
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.

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

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.

www.facebook.com/events/1671956593070615
Saturday/Sunday afterhours event
Beyond Afterhours

Saturday nights - Sunday mornings, 12am to super late, at Fire, Vauxhall. Theme parties, great sound/ lights. Special guests, from around the world. Themes created by the UK & Spain’s hottest designers and artistic directors, PAs by favorite dance music songstresses, decked smoking area. Hosts: JJ Clark, Martin Princess, Chrissy Darling. Reduced-price entry before 3am. 21+

orangenation.co.uk
leather, uniform, rubber, industrial, skinhead, sports, boots, jocks, naked
SBN (Stark Bollock Naked)

Sundays 2pm-1am at The Hoist, Railway Arches 47b and 47c, South Lambeth Rd, Vauxhall. 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. The usual GL.

www.thehoist.co.uk/Home/WhatsOn
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.

www.rvt.org.uk
New Sound, New Look, New Vibe, New Orange – future Sundays are looking bright
ORANGE Sundays

Every Sunday, 11pm-7am, at Fire. London's original #1 Sunday night 21+ dance destination w/ Steven Artis/ DJs Mattias Dabo, Alex Georgiou, Chris Barker, Kid Massive, Zach Burns, Miswhite, Hifi Sean, Gonzalo, Paul Heron, Jamie Head, Nik Denton,D'johnny, Disco Smack + Fat Tony playing best uplifting HOUSE/ FIERCEST DISCO/ 2 rooms.

www.orangenation.co.uk
The Sunday stallion serves up genius disco to dancefloor believers
Horse Meat Disco

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.

www.eaglelondon.com
Men-only | sleazy & dirty house music
Butt Naked at Underground Club

Every Monday, 6-10pm, at Underground Club - Men in footwear only, total nudity, hard up-for-it guys, drinks, dance/ cruising, maze area, films on two screens. Music: Dance, Progressive, Charts. Entry: £5 - includes free coat check. Also: Blackout XXX 5th Fridays Filth Leather/Rubber/Uniform/Skin; Come To Daddy, weekly bear Thursdays with filthy fur films + maze.

www.theundergroundclub.net
Across 5 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:

www.popcorn-heaven.com
For men who are into corporal punishment
Club CP

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!

www.clubcp.com
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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 pornidol@g-a-y.co.uk to enter a future contest.

www.heavennightclublondon.com
The ultimate Thursday night/Friday morning after-hours party every week!
Gravity & Onyx

Thursdays 11pm-8am, at Protocol/Fire, Vauxhall. The only way to start your weekend - with cutting-edge underground tech house and techno dancing on two dance floors, state of the art sound and light systems, and sophisticated lounge areas. London’s finest DJs week in and out without taking itself too seriously! 18+

www.orangenation.co.uk
BRÜT will return
BRÜT London

Brüt London at The Steelyard. Men-only dance event/ bears, blokes, cubs and hunks at a hot furry mecca. Caged leather go go’s, deep/ sleazy beats by DJs Tom Stephan, Louis Lennon, and Hifi Sean playing alongside SPECIAL GUESTs. BRUT BEER BLAST until 12 midnight. General admission £15. Brüt will return in 2017after their winter hibernation.

www.brutlondon.com
Grab hold of your rings boys, it’s time to go cruising!
Bitches Ahoy!

Now, ongoing through February 26, 2017, 7:30pm at Above the Stag. By Martin Blackburn. Gay holiday hilarity from the team behind last year’s Alright Bitches! “Riotous comedy. Packed to bursting with bitchy one-liners” -- Gay Times. “The comedy is spot on. Killer dialogue” --The Stage.

www.abovethestag.com/whatson
Que no te lo cuenten!
Exilio's Sigueme y te Sigo Part II

January 28, 2017 9pm-3am at Muse. The one and only, most legendary LGBT Latin Dance Club in London. Salsa Lessons from Cali Swing teacher's 9-10pm, followed by DJG. Hospitality you wish every club in London had; magical atmosphere Exilio exudes. Dance to Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Vallenato, Electro Latina, Popular, Reggaeton and more.... continuous Party Music. Entry £10.

www.exilio.co.uk
London's most distinguished and decadent House of Striptease will host
Mint Tease

January 28, 2017, 9pm-3am, at 23 Paul St. Popular lesbian/bisexual dance events for women. Catch up with old friends, meet like-minded females. Dark corridors, secret doorways, playful spaces and sensual performances with beautiful muses beyond the curtains entice and entertain. Live piano and experimental cocktail creations create the perfect ambience for the seductive shows.

www.facebook.com/events/384683781880879
We Party On Tour
WE PARTY - FAKE

January 28, 2017, 11pm-6am at Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Rd. World class party productions, pyros, laser shows - with superstar DJ SrEdu + London resident DJs Steve Pitron, Michel Mizrahi, and MisWhite. Hosted by JJ Clark & Alfonso Cinque. Followed by Beyond Party at Fire, 4am Sunday morning, continuing till midday. See website for details:

www.wepartyontour.com/party/we-fake-london
An evening discourse on all things Wonderland
Alice’s Adventures in the Underground: Feed Your Head

February 2-4, 2017 John Coulthart, Andy Roberts, Nikki Wyrd and Jake Fior. A 3 day exhibition featuring John Coulthart’s psychedelia-themed Alice artwork, printed for the 1st time as (drug-free) blotter art. Depictions of the 12 chapters of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - the 1860s through the iridescent lens of the 1960s; Victoriana refracted through a psychedelic prism.

www.thehorsehospital.com/now/feed-your-head
A Queer Pulp / Indie / Post Punk / New Wave Disco
PINK GLOVE

February 4, 2017, 10pm-3am at The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd. Queer disco for common people returns - just for February, swapping Pulp and Jarvis for The Smiths and Morrissey. Fave hits and lesser-known gems. Head down to the scuzzy back room of the Victoria for some faggy indie / post punk / new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks from DJs Pencil Skirt + Seductive Barry.

www.facebook.com/events/968190299977304
Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic and Dance music LGBTQ Party Nights since 1995!
Club Kali | LGBT History Month

February 4, 2017, 10pm-3am one-off special party at Grand Union, Farringdon. Spinning you Around the World in 80 Tunes with Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic and Dance floor delights expertly mixed by DJ Ritu & DJ Dilz.

clubkali.com
Orange Nation - The powe Behind London Clubbing
Beyond The Trip featuring Roger Sanchez

February 5, 2017, 4am, at Fire. 18+ gay after-hours dance. In performance: Roger Sanchez and Gonzalo. General Admission £12.10.

orangenation.seetickets.com/event/beyond-stardust-powered-by-scruff/electric-brixton/1033457
New Sound, New Look, New Vibe, New Orange – Sundays are looking bright
ORANGE Sundays

February 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017, 11pm-7am, Fire. London's original #1 Sunday night 21+ dance destination. Steven Artis/ DJs Mattias Dabo, Alex Georgiou, Chris Barker, Kid Massive, Zach Burns, Miswhite, Hifi Sean, Gonzalo, Paul Heron, Jamie Head, Nik Denton,D'johnny, Disco Smack + Fat Tony play uplifting HOUSE/ FIERCEST DISCO/ 2 rooms. Next: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017.

orangenation.co.uk
50th anniversary: the passing of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality
Celebrating 50 Years of Radical Queers

February 6, 2017, 7:30-9:30pm. The Glory. Evening with Gay Liberation Front veteran Stuart Feather - wrote history of lesbians/gay men in GLF and Coming Out/ radicalization process that initiated an anarchic campaign, permanently changing the face of this country. By Queer Tours of London: A Mince Through Time. Followed by a screening of interview documentary: Before Stonewall.

www.theglory.co/events/celebrating-50-years-of-radical-queers
February our LGBT History month host
Bar Wotever w/ Virgin Xtravaganzah

February 7, 2017, 7pm-12am, RVT. Each week she will highlight historic memories that have touched us LGBTQ peeps from her very long life on this planet... Tonight she's joined on stage with Miss Cairo & MIRI. At least two Open Mic slots up for grabs - you get max 8 minutes on stage. Also: Feb 14, Drag King Bonanza; Feb 21, w/ Ebony Rose Dark + Benjamin Butch; Feb 28; and Mar 14.

www.facebook.com/events/252871231800827
One of the most popular and influential British artists of the twentieth century
David Hockney

February 9 - May 29, 2017 at Tate Britain, Millbank. Exhibition gathers together an extensive selection of David Hockney’s most famous works celebrating his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades, for his most comprehensive exhibition ever - some of which have never been seen before in public.

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/david-hockney
OY GAY! London's first ever queer Jewish clubnight. MAZEL TOV!
Buttmitzvah - The 2nd Cumming

February 11, 2017, 10pm-3am, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42-46 Pollard Row. Ultimate cumming of age party. The UK's 1st queer Jewish night, combining live music, comedy, drag, catering for a celebratory smoked salmon flavoured take on the ancient ritual into adulthood. Drag kings+queens, gameshow, mizrahi DJ set from twins, Hava Nagila karaoke, and a naughty bagel dance.

www.facebook.com/events/715074915284372
One of London’s best-known gay parties
Beyond

February 12, 19, 26, 2017 at Fire, Vauxhall. Sunday morning 18+ party that continues until super late. Hosted by JJ Clark and Martin Princess with Chrissy Darling on the door. Tickets: £11. Next: March 4th, 11pm - Beyond Amazonia at the Coronet Theatre; April 15th, 11pm - Beyond Taboo at Fire.

orangenation.seetickets.com/search/all
Naked Dance Club - Lather Up & Get Dirty
Nudity - Naked Foam Party

February 12, 2017, 3-9pm at Union, 66 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall (enter from Gooding St). Second Sundays Naked Foam Dance Party. No clothes needed dance-floor + cruise play room. Largest UK men-only, all-naked dance club, all-body types, all-ages 18+. DJs D'Viant + Markus keep the dance-floor busy all night. Large bar, intimate chill out room, play area. See website for info:

www.nudity-club.co.uk
At least two Open Mic slots up for grabs
Bar Wotever - Drag King Bonanza

February 14, 2017, 7pm-midnight at RVT. LGBT History month host VIRGIN XTRAVAGANZAH! Each week she will highlight historic memories that have touched us LGBT & Q peeps from her very long life on this planet… Tonight joined on-stage with Drag King Groups Boyz & PECS!

woteverworld.com/events
Miss Craig and Neil Prince present
Love & Buggery: Valentine’s Spesh

February 14, 2017, 9pm at The Glory, 281 Kingsland Rd. Queer Night gorgey romantic special this evening, singing your favourite power ballads while you bask in candle light and enjoy our totes romantic decorations. FREE! Love is in the air! Austerity and apathy may be on the march in East London, but we’re not going to let the bastards grind us down.

www.theglory.co/events/love-buggery-valentines-spesh
UK premiere
Israel Galván - FLA.CO.MEN

February 15-16, 2017, 7:30pm at Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue. Israel Galván likes nothing more than pushing boundaries and surprising with a know-how fed by the best Flamenco tradition. In FLA.CO.MEN, he deconstructs syntax again, cleaving the memory of his earlier pieces and captures on-the-fly figures that he charges with a new electricity.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/flamenco-festival-london-israel-galvan
Author of the book recent book Art and Value
Art is Not a Commodity: Seminar with Dave Beech

February 17, 2017, 3pm at The ICA/ Studio. In this seminar, Beech will work with a small group of participants to explore the ideas about the relationship of art and the commodity that are presented in his book and their implications for the theory and practice of art.

www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/art-not-commodity-seminar-dave-beech
Back by popular demand this two floor takeover is getting slapped on the grill
Meat - The Glory Takeover #3

February 17, 2017, 8pm, The Glory. With ADRIAN LOURIE, FANNAR and special gogo boy performances. It’s hairy, it’s sweaty, it’s ludicrously tasty… it’s MEAT! Friday night party for everyone… beardy babes, tachey hotties, femme fatales, butch leztharios, East London Twinks, who cares… let’s dance London! Free before 10pm, £5 after.

www.theglory.co/events/meat-the-glory-takeover-3
For members & guests
Hard On

February 18, 2017, 10pm-late at Mirror Arch/Fire/Protocol. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party, hard/raunchy show w/ Marc Ferrer/ Gabriel Lunna + DJs. Hot crowds, strict dress code: rubber, leather, sports gear, skin, neoprene or just boots!. Hot/sleazy party, chill-out zone, heated smoking terrace, fully-equipped play area, raunchy shows. Free entry to Beyond.

www.hardonclub.co.uk
Dressing Up Encouraged
Strictly Queer Dancing LGBTHistory Month

February 19, 2017, 5-10pm  at Hackney Attic. An afternoon of Ballroom + Latin dancing with dance teacher Rachel Sparks Dance session starting the event. Music: DJ Jo Bunny who with a great dance friendly playlist of tunes you just wanna DANCE too. A LGBT and Queer Lead event, but all are welcome! Bar drinks and food service.

woteverworld.com/event/strictly-queer-dancing-lgbthistory-month
a young lad from the Charente countryside + 2 from Saintonge meet in the city
Muckle Mouth: Tartine De Clous

February 21, 2017, 7pm at Horse Hospital. Muckle Mouth returns with French vocal trio Tartine De Clous, performance art duo Lunatraktors and London Sacred Harp for an evening tracing the outer edges of vocal music, traditional song, balladry and performance.

www.thehorsehospital.com/now/muckle-mouth-tartine-de-clous-lunatraktors
Hosted by Sex Shells and The Glory
Sex Shells XL

February 23-25 + March 2-4, 2017, 8pm, The Glory. London’s #1 camp comedy sketch troupe flame on your parade with satirical rewrites of songs from your favourite musicals, pop, Disney princesses + indie bands. Sketches range from David Attenborough’s take on the common homosexual to talking cigarettes; refracting the gay world in a filthy rainbow of anarchic spectacle.

www.facebook.com/events/118849818622259
Every FOURTH Friday of each month
Nudity Dance & Cruise Party

February 24, 2017, 10pm - late at Union. Nude Dance & Cruise Party. The UK's longest running, men-only, all-naked dance club, running two very special parties each month. Remember, everyone is naked, with no exceptions! With large dancefloor, excellent lighting and great music provide by resident (naked) DJs D’viant and Markus.

www.nudity-club.co.uk
How finished & unfinished revolutions of the late 60s changed how we live today
You Say You Want a Revolution? Records & Rebels 1966–70

Ongoing through February 26, 2017, the V&A. Exhibition explores era-defining significance and impact of the late 1960s, expressed through some of the greatest music and performances of the 20th century alongside fashion, film, design and political activism. Objects range from Grace Slick’s kaftan to first computer mouse + interviews w/ surviving members of the counterculture.

www.vam.ac.uk/exhibitions/you-say-you-want-a-revolution-records-and-rebels-1966-70
Set between 1989 2nd summer of love & 1994 Criminal Justice & Order Act
Repetitive Beats

March 1-5, 2017, 9pm, The Vaults, Leake St. High octane play: Thatcher's Britain; a disillusioned generation. Acid House; 2nd summer of love weekend after weekend of pure ecstasy. What happens when the parties are better that the real world? What to do when the law says there can be no more? What’s the alternative? DJ, original music, real footage, and classics from the day.

www.facebook.com/events/361154820891969
World’s Biggest LGBT Club where Eastern beats blend with Western classics
Club Kali - Marvel March!

March 3, 2017, 10pm at Kolis - Spin Around the World Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic + Dancefloor Delights! World's Biggest LGBT Club for Eastern flavours/ Western classics. DJ Ritu + Dilz, fly you around the world in 80 tunes -sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB + karaoke room.

www.clubkali.com
with Who Run The World - SOHO's Only Live Music Monthly for LGBTQ Women
WRTW Full Band Showcases - International Women's Day 2017

March 8, 2017, 7pm-2am at The Fiddlers Elbow. Monthly acoustic LGBTQ performance showcase - cocktails and live music by some of London's finest female musicians/ supporting women in the grass roots music scene. Line up TBA. All are welcome, whoever you are, (just don't be a dick). £4 door.

whoruntheworld.bigcartel.com/product/november-24th-at-the-fiddlers-elbow
By Del Shores - directed by Gene David Kirk
Southern Baptist Sissies

March 8 - April 9, 2017, Above the Stag. Unforgettable story of four boys growing up gay in a Dallas, Texas religious community. Del Shores’ hilarious, wildly imaginative and moving play follows their lives from eight years old to adulthood as they veer between friendship, sex and estrangement. Won GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding LA Theater Production + LA Weekly Theater Awards.

www.abovethestag.com/shows
Three monthly events for Spring 2017
Urban World Spring Series

March 11, 2017, 10pm-6am at Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross. The UK's biggest multi-ethnic/ multicultural 4 room LGBT club event with club brands: BOOTYLICIOUS, URBAN DESI, WORK, CLUB KALI, QUEER NATION, LUSH & BIBTI. - all under one roof, along with 20+  UK celebrated DJs, MCs and hosts across 4 unique rooms of sound: URBAN, DESI, HOUSE and POP! Next: Apr 8; May 13.

www.facebook.com/ubnwld
...the most naturally gifted male ballet dancer of his generation - THE OBSERVER
Sergei Polunin - Project Polunin

March 14-18, 2017, 7:30pm, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue. Ukrainian ballet prodigy Sergei Polunin rose through the ranks of The Royal Ballet to become their youngest-ever principal. Drawing together world-class artists for a brand new production, he aims to challenge perceptions of dance through live performance; a catalyst for a new generation to explore what the future may hold.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/project-polunin
31st BFI London
FLARE | London LGBT Film Festival 2017

March 16-25, 2017. The best in new queer cinema each year from around the world. Opening and closing night, and the Accenture gala. See theme for 2017, plus schedules and venues at website as announced.

www.bfi.org.uk/flare
Please don't be charmed, he's not a lovable rogue...'
DON JUAN IN SOHO

March 17 - June 10, 2017 at Wyndham's Theatre. Savagely funny and filthy play written and directed by Patrick Marber. Loosely based on Molière's tragicomedy 'Don Juan', this modern update transports the action to contemporary London and follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist – a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure.

www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk/Tickets/DonJuanInSoho/DonJuanInSoho.asp
Hard On membership available online - Free Entry to Beyond
Hard On

March 18, 2016, 10pm-4am, Sexcircus, at Fire. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party, hard/ raunchy show/ DJs. Hot crowds, strict dress code of rubber, leather, sports gear, skin, neoprene or just boots!. Hot/ sleazy party; fully equipped play area. Non member? just turn up to get in as a guest (DRESS CODE applies). Entry £15 members/ £20 guests. Next: April 27th at Sleazy Madrid.

www.hardonclub.co.uk
True/ extraordinary story: the satirical newspaper created in Somme mud & mayhem
The Wipers Times

March 21 - May 13, 2017. In a WWI bombed-out building in Ypres (Britspeak: Wipers), a printing press is used to create a resolutely cheerful, subversive and very funny newspaper to lift the spirits of the men on the front lines. In print for 2 years, defying bombardment, gas attacks and top Brass disapproval, it became an extraordinary tribute to human resilience.

artstheatrewestend.co.uk/whats-on/the-wipers-times
Matthew Bourne’s Early Adventures - for his company’s 30th anniversary
New Adventures

April 3-8, 2017, 7:30pm, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave. Fun/witty pieces that launched Bourne's career. Spitfire: four underwear models parody Perrot’s Pas De Quatre. Town and Country: post-war vignettes feature yearning pas de deuxs and pastoral clog-dances. The Infernal Gallop: glorious clichés of 30s/40s Paris. Watch with Mother: Nursery School-inspired sketches.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/matthew-bournes-early-adventures
The 50th anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England
Queer British Art 1861–1967 | Works relating to LGBTQ identities

April 5 - October 1, 2017. Artistic expressions in times when established assumptions were being questioned/ transformed. Personal/ intimate works alongside those aimed at a wider public; a range of identities and stories, playful, political, erotic and domestic; paintings, drawings, personal photographs and film. John Singer Sargent, Dora Carrington, Duncan Grant, David Hockney...

www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/exhibition/queer-british-art-1861-1967
Beyond - WE Party - Matinée - A:M - Orange
As One - Easter Weekend Festival

April 13-17, 2017. The world comes to London with global residents/ performers from some of worlds biggest gay party brands. THU 11pm - 6am WE Cave Man at The Coronet; 4am-1pm WE Party official After at Fire. FRI 11pm-11am A:M at Protocol. SAT 11pm-late Beyond Taboo at Fire. SUN 6pm-3am Matinee The Island at The Clapham Grand; 5am After at ORANGE. See DJ lineups, venue info + tickets:

www.facebook.com/events/1303271039710997
The Grand Final returns to Sadler's Wells
BBC Young Dancer 2017

April 22, 2017, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue. Winners of 4 categories: ballet, contemporary, South Asian dance and street dance, plus at least one wildcard, will dance for a panel of judges including Marc Brew, Kevin O'Hare, Kate Prince, Nahid Siddiqui, Kenneth Tharp and Jasmin Vardimon. Each finalist will perform three pieces, including new work by emerging choreographers.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/bbc-young-dancer-2017
"Be the flame, not the moth" CASANOVA
Northern Ballet - Casanova

May 9-13, 2017, 7:30pm, Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave. The story of notorious lover Casanova. Steeped in 18th century decadence, Kenneth Tindall’s ballet is a riot of intrigue and seduction. Based on playwright/ author Ian Kelly’s 2008 Casanova biography, Northern Ballet unmasks the man who still manages to thrill us today. Kerry Muzzey score by Northern Ballet Sinfonia.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/northern-ballet-casanova
World class artists & locals in one of London's most unusual/creative corners
Spitalfields Music Summer Festival

June, 2017 (TBC). This summer bringing extraordinary music to unexpected places, from museums, cafés and churches to markets, gardens and cemeteries. Join in as the worlds of opera, folk, jazz, early, choral and contemporary collide to create memorable moments in the unique area of Spitalfields. See the program of over 28 events at:

www.spitalfieldsmusic.org.uk/season/summer-festival-2016
‘Pride: Celebrating Our Achievements Together’
London Pride Festival 2017

June 24 - July 9, 2017. Parade and main events on SAT July 8th. 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.

prideinlondon.org
African polyphonic chants, cowbells & sounds of sleeping animals soundscape
More Alain Platel - les ballets C de la B - nicht schlafen

June 30 + July 1, 2017, 7:30pm, at Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Ave. Unclassifiable, Alain Platel returns with nine dancers from his critically acclaimed contemporary ensemble les ballets C de la B, for the dark and moving nicht schlafen. Inspired by music of Gustav Mahler and his times, Platel draws parallels between the music and the troubled early years of the 20th century in Europe.

www.sadlerswells.com/whats-on/2017/alain-platel-les-ballets-c-de-la-b-nicht-schlafen
One of the largest film festivals in the UK
East End Film Festival

June-July, 2017, at Genesis Cinema, Hackney Picturehouse, Electric, Rich Mix, Rio, and other venues. Annual 12-day 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.

www.eastendfilmfestival.com
The 8th Anniversary
London Fetish Week 2017

Mid-July, 2017. 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 2016 media + 2017 updates as posted at website:

www.fetishweek.com
Summer of Love Music, Llama Karma, Euphoric Yoga, Hot Tubs, Carnivale...
Bestival 2017

September 7-10, 2017 (TBC), Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight. 4-day boutique music festival near Downend/Newport; 25+ stages, Psychedelic Woodland, Zombie Love-In, Magical Island, Night Parades, films, unique campsite experience, Bollywood Cocktail Bar, Wishing Tree Stage, fancy dress en-masse, landlocked Port. Wondrous world of discovery/ adventure inspiring peace, love, dancing.

www.bestival.net
Clothing-Optional fashion & flesh - Now in its 7th year
West End Bares

Late September, 2017 (TBC) -past year at Novello 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.

www.westendbares.com
The 60th
BFI London Film Festival 2017

Early October, 2017, almost two weeks of screenings to showcase the best new films from around the world; strong and eclectic programs of feature films, shorts, artists' film, video & experimental work, plus discussions & special events. See festival highlights on the BFI Player:

www.bfi.org.uk/lff
Platform for queer artists from diverse backgrounds - ‘OUT [in the Margins]’
GFest – Gaywise FESTival

Early November, 2017, 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 later in 2017:

www.gaywisefestival.org.uk
At venues across East London
Fringe!

Mid-November, 2017 (TBC). Two weeks of screenings at Hackney Showroom, Rio, Barbican; Genesis cinemas; Institute of Light; The Glory; Dalston Superstore; Free Word Centre. See 2016 program of films at their website, along with 2017 films as announced.

www.fringefilmfest.com