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.
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.
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!
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.
Every FRIDAY night/ SATURDAY morning 11pm-10am weekly dance club with stripped-down underground vibe; 2 rooms, different musics - London’s longest running after-hours party. An 18+ event.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 5pm-1am. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising in Vauxhall's purpose built state of the art fetish venue on two floors with three play areas, equipment, private cabins, gloryholes, enclosed smoking area and cheap bar prices! £10 entry includes free drink + coat check. DRESSCODE: SHORTS, JOCKS or NAKED!
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.
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.
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 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!
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 email@example.com to enter a future contest.
May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, 9am-5pm. WED daytime. Ditch the daily grind and make the most of hump day on the dance floor with the best in deep/tech house, minimal and melodic techno at new venue for May TBA. By 10B, Down The Rabbit Hole and Northern Impact (Bulgaria via Norway).
May 2, 2019, 8-10:30pm. An unapologetic hootenanny of fundraising, taking the absolute mick out of Crystal Lubrikunt and tearing each other to shreds! Hosted by Crystal Lubrikunt. Starring: HERR, Chiyo, Joe Sutherland, Taylor Trash, Fagulous, and Cilly Black. Minimum Cash Donation Entry of £10 to benefit the Albert Kennedy Trust, the national LGBTQ+ youth homelessness charity.
May 2, 2019, 8pm-2am. High priestess of Inferno and East London's most recognisable drag monstrosity, Lewis G Burton is back at The Karaoke Hole for QUEEROKE! Whether you want to scream away to Avril Lavigne, Good Charlotte and Blink 182 or just dive in with all the camp classics, Lewis G Burton will be on hand to QUEER YOU UP honey! Free Entry All Night.
May 2, 2019, 8pm-12am. VFD’s live-art cabaret showcasing experimental performance from London’s new queer talent of underrepresented trans, femme and non-binary artists and their allies - taking risks + causing chaos! The non-binary performance artist and manic-cryptid-dream-babe w/ BAE SHARAM, ELLIS D, SHAKONA FIRE, ASHER FYNN. Slither on down to VFD and dive in headfirst.
May 2, 2019 at 6:30-9:30pm at The Grand, 21-25 Saint John's Hill. Two amazing RuPauls Drag Race queens together for a magical show, direct from the hit movie BURLESQUE. A cabaret/drag/burleqsue show featururing performances plus Chad Michaels as Cher and Farrah Moan as Christina. A fully produced show with a full cast of performers and dancers. 5pm VIP FARRAH + CHAD MEET + GREET.
May 3, 2019 (TBC), 9pm-3am. Disco party for homosexualists of all persuasions in a new South East London home each FIRST FRIDAY/ every MONTH. Hear your favorite queer artists and icons from past, present and future... Special guest performances TBA. Fix your mug + hair, come to the Chat - let’s have a Kiki!
May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, 2019, 10pm-5am. Brüt - men-only hot furry dance event for bears, blokes, cubs and hunks. Bear Cave. Two rooms, best in electro, upbeat tech and vocal house by resident DJs LCB, Rob C, Ross Jones, Juliano Juliano. Dark cruise areas and outdoor smoking terrace. General admission £10.
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 10am-4pm every Saturday. Teaming with VENN STREET MARKET - new vegan section at the famous Clapham Common destination for your new favourite vegan/ produce market. Street food traders include Big V London, Jake's Vegan Steaks, Let's Do Temaki+Temple of Seitan, produce-based foods by Nutkin+Jake's Boost; washed down with a Mondo Brewing pint.
May 4, 2019, 1-9pm. The Twist Classics Party. Hard Twist Classics in a new improved Rooms 1+2 will be upfront house/ tech house/ techno. Welcome to the Tech Lab! DJs: Andy Farley, Superfast Oz, Amp Attack, Paul Batten, Jake Martin, Steve Maynard, Knoxturnal, Subterraneo, Beat On, and Oz Healey.
May 4, 2019, 9pm-2am. Bucketloads of queer performance, banging bops and over the top LOLs (and yes, even some Mariah Carey)! Welcome to "the best damn drag-circus-burlesque show in town!" (Time Out). Hostess BABY LAME plus CRYSTAL (BETH), AURORA GALORE, BARBS, JOE KEELEY, FREIDA SLAVES, PETIT LAME, and DRASTIK MEASURES.
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 11pm-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.
May 4, 2019, 8pm-2am. Celebrating/ showcasing beautiful diversity/ talent of exciting queer performers, w/ special treats in store this year! Hosted/ curated by Miss Coco Patron MONTHLY 1st Sat mindblowing queer talent, live on stage at the SE London subterranean LGBT+ drinking den. Featuring Jason Kwan Music, LIV WYNTER, ASIS D'ORANGE, Virgin Xtravaganzah, PLUS DJ Mwen.
May 4, 2019, 9pm-1am. Saturday night two floor disco w/ DJs SHAY MALT (ADONIS) + JACOB ARIA; LIVE downstairs with JONNY WOO and RUDI DOUGLAS.. BIG GAY SONGBOOK sing-a-long LOL-fest with a new repertoire of songs to scream along to. Get down early to fight for space - one of our best shows and it's a bank holiday weekend to boot!
May 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019, 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: June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 ....
May 4, 2019, 10pm-5am. Dance and cruise party attracting the fittest crowd in town and the sexiest ladz from across the UK, the infamous Bonk Holiday Spunktacular with cruise zones and darkrooms! DJ Juliano Juliano provides the sexy sounds.
May 4, 2019, 10pm. Fun Bolly-Fusion Dance Class followed by Bollywood to Hollywood LGBT-Only Party. Spin Around the World Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic + Dancefloor Delights! World's Biggest LGBT Club for Eastern flavours/ Western classics. Jason Kwan perfformance. DJs Ritu + Dilz fly you around the world in 80 tunes -sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB! Next: Jun 1.
May 5, 12, 19, 26 + June 2, 2019, SAT night SUN morning 4am - 12pm. The first fetish only men party to ever arrive at Madrid pride lands in London to join forces with Beyond! Fetish code, dark room, 2 rooms of pumping music and a club fully fitted to let you explore your wildest fantasies. DJs Matt Bogard, Michel Mizrahi, Tony English, Emma J White and Danny Phillips.
May 5, 2019, 12-4pm. 10 years of DALSTON SUPERSTORE big party to start early with A MAN TO PET + BASIC BOYS. What kind of queer doesn't want to eat brunch with a sexy dancer on the side, plus music sounds and vocals by Pet? A Brunch to not miss!
May 5 + 6, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 2-10pm. With 5pm weekly Live Duo stage acts. Plus MayDay Bank Holiday Monday 2-8pm Special. 3 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 dates: Jun 2 + 9.
May 5, 2019, 4pm-5am. Laser pit: Honey Dijon, Dan Beaumont, Wes Baggaley, Hannah Holland, and Josh Caffe. Bar: Michelle Manetti, Jeffrey Hinton, Jonjo Jury DJ, Rachael, Chaka Khan't, Gay Garage, Stav Bee, Mikki Most, and Will Cozforg. Room 3: SorryNotSorry Sundays, Chester, Nic Fisher, and Fannar Sveinn Gudmundsson. Hosts: Little Gay Brother, Finn Love, RhyssPieces, and Georgie Bee.
May 5, 12, 19, 26, 2019, 5pm-1am every Sunday. MEN ONLY cruising, socialising, relaxing and more cruising in Vauxhall's purpose built state of the art fetish venue on two floors with three 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!
May 5, 2019, 8pm-4am. The notorious HMD May Bank Holiday with resident DJs James Hillard, Luke Howard and Severino!. FB
May 5, 2019, 10pm-6am at The Cause, Down Lane Studios, Ashley House, Ashley Rd. Four dance floors and outdoor stage featuring: LAKUTI, OMER, BRAWTHER, VOLTE-FACE, GINA BREEZE, GRACE SANDS, ELLES, JONJO JURY, SUPER DRAMA, N-GYNN, and SHAY MALT plus guests TBA. DARKROOM. ALL WELCOME.
May 5, 2019. 11pm. The legendary party, now in Protocol, part of the Fire complex, The legendary party, now in Protocol, part of the Fire complex, from midnight every Sunday night till 6am Monday morning. DJs Lee Harris + Yvette Lindquist. Host/promoter - Louise Port. DJs Lee Harris + Yvette Lindquist. Host/promoter - Louise Port.
May 6, 17, 27, 2019, 10pm-4am. Feeling warm and fuzzy this month w/ another cosy night rammed full of London’s finest and friendliest! You never know what you’ll leave with, (2019 being the year of the Pig). DJs SILVERHOOK + CACTUSHEAD will deliver eclectic sets of dirty beats and remixes. For his BEEFMINCE debut, Simon_M will join them behind the RVT decks.
May 7, 2019, 6pm-12am. Hot party nights at one of London’s most long established saunas. Hot, horny and most definitely uninhibited underwear themed cruise night. Next: May 14, 21, 28....
May 7, 14, 21, 2019, 7pm-12am. Some of the best LGBT/ Queer Performers in London/ UK/ the World. Queer Tuesdays w/ The Starletts, Crayola, and Oisin McKenna. Show 8:30-10:30pm. DJs until Midnight. May 7th + 14th - Rubyyy Jones w/ Mysti Vine (7th) + Cerise Rei (14th); Rubyyy Jones' Queerlesque w/ Onyx Fatale (21st). See:
May 7, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm. Contemporary ritual/ language: experimental electronic music, virtuosic vocals, original text, exploring unity as living, fleshy beings on an increasingly fragile globe. The deification of what cannot be said, The familial wound, The hole in the head, The tunnel, in the hollow, in the hole, in the gap, The following back to tangled spools of thread...
May 9, 2019, 8pm-2am. The Karaoke spectacular no one asked for is back! Rodent takes over the Karaoke Hole w/ a night of emo, 00s nonsense! Join ur favourite loud-mouth rat bag and East London ne'er-do-well and come wail ur angst away at this critical workshop on how to clear a dance floor - with all the miserable pop punk anthems you need to relive ur emo tween dreamzzzz.
May 10, 2019, 7pm-2am at SET, 27a Dalston Lane. Partying on the road until a permanent home is found. Celebrate/ centre womxn, non-binary + QTPOC performers and DJs! Drag King performances hosted by Prinx Silver, starring: Zayn Phallic, Mark Anthony, Clay Taurus, Beau Jangles, Bee' Jamming. 10pm DJ sets: Nadine Artois of Pxssy Palace, TrYb of Batty Mama, ARUN of Pxssy Palace
May 10, 2019, 9pm-3am. Two floors of wild fun! Upstairs groovy disco dance music w/ DJs Pavliné, Fannar, and sexy guuurl Aamyko. Host/ gogo boy DAN McBRIDE. Basement Techno/Tech House DJs DK! + Tafkanik. Can’t grow a moustache? We've got plenty of fake ones! All welcome: homos, boys, girls, inbetweenies, and homo sapiens.
May 10, 2019, 10pm-2am. A coalition of chaos: CASSANDRA strutts their toxic stuff to the sounds of DJ's PRINCESS JULIA & DANCE ARMSTRONG as they stage a late night drag mutiny - hazardous pop-up mayhem with a 2-floor nuclear banger of a qwerty dance party 'til 2am. NO SPICE GIRLS ALLOWED! Only hard bitten, fabulosity and snag-nailed delusion aloud witchez!
May 11, 2019, 10pm-3am. Daddy Is back in London at a new bigger space: two rooms featuring DJs Mark Louque, Jon Arnold, Jerome Slesinski, Borja Peña, Tamer Wilde, James Egan and special guest TBA. Gogos Cocokolin Vladimir Darling + Sean O'Flanagan. Retro, pop, disco, RnB; electronic house, disco, techno by fresh UK/ EU/ US producers, plus classics to school the kids.
May 13 - June 1, 2019, 9pm at Soho Theatre (final 4 dates 9:15pm at Leicester Square Theatre). Deliciously dark showbiz satire w/ queens in roles they were born to play: undead Beverly Hills rivals Madeleine Ashton and Helen Sharp, (originally made famous by Goldie Hawn and Meryl Streep). The world’s “oldest young drag queens” defy natural law before your very eyes.
May 16, 2019. Celebrating the best of British Porn - Sponsored by ApplyToModel.com + Prowler Soho. Featuring the cream of European gay porn. Past year: after-party w/ music-meister ChiChi LaRue. See ProwlerPornAwards site for details.
May 16, 2019, 9pm-2am. With Lily Seabream, Jacob Aria, Jo Alloway, Waseem Akbar, and Senan Shamkhi. May 3rd, 7pm: Get On Stage Or Shut Up! The most infamous gob in Dalston; Miss Craig, is BACK! So come and have 17 G&T's with her to celebrate her return! She will try to sing some songs, but if you wanna just get drunk and then push her off the stage then thats fine too!
May 17, 2019, 9am-10pm. London weekend conference of panels, workshops, art, films & discussion for sex workers and allies. There will be a party! Please check back or click attending on Facebook page to get notifications of updated details, announced panellists, and ticket releases.
May 17, 2019, 9pm. A coalition of chaos! JOHNNY BONES strutts their toxic stuff to the sounds of DJs FANNAR + JACOB ARIA to stage a late night drag mutiny! Hazardous pop-up mayhem with a 2-floor nuclear banger of a qwerty dance party 'til 2am. NO SPICE GIRLS ALLOWED! Only hard bitten, fabulosity and snag-nailed delusion aloud witchez! Uh oh, you're in TROUBLE!
May 17, 2019, 10pm-3am. Theme: MAYjor Mayday prizes for best lewk, come dressed to impress as your fave May: Theresa May, MAYjor Tom, MAY poles, MAY day riots, Call me MAYbe and John MAYjor - you can’t go far wrong - MAYbe she’ll snap. The messiest talented East London artistes + fun surprises. Start your Eurovision weekend at VFD and dance yourself shitty to shit hot queens.
May 18, 2019, 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: June 8th.
May 18, 2019, 10pm-late. 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/ Rocco Steele. May 26th, 10pm-7am Hard On vs XXL Bear Pride at Pulse w/ DJs Tony Latex.
May 23 - August 26, 2019. A graphic world where art and storytelling collide; the largest exhibition of manga ever to take place outside of Japan. Immersive and playful, it explores manga’s global appeal and cultural crossover: original Japanese manga and its worldwide influence. To include homoerotic books: Poe Clan (Moto Hagio); and The Poem of Wind and Trees (Keiko Takemiya).
May 23 + 25, 2019, 7:30pm. More sweat-licking, gooch-tingling, botty-riveting, aunt-rattling GOLD-PLATED TRUFFLE SLUT PIGGERY THAN EVER BEFORE! With their signature mix of songs, sketches, satire, sex, and sequins, the Shells are slinking out of the chill out and into the heart of the nation’s trousers.
May 24, 2019, 10pm-6am. All fetish dress codes: Sports, Rubber, Leather, Uniform, Skinhead. No streetwear! FIRE arches play spaces, a few surprises, plus the usual spaces for piss, fist and pup lovers; maze darkroom, dance floor, chill-out areas. Dance and play to music provided by 4 top London DJs. Recon
May 25, 2019, 10pm-6am at Corsica Studios, Units 4/5, Elephant Rd. DJs: MASSIMO PARAMOUR + TONY BRUNO + more. XXX-Rated AREA + OUTDOOR AREA. Named after a vessel pigs drink from; jocks, bears, hunks, beards, queers, twinks and in-betweeners - one pretty mess on the dancefloor each month.
May 25, 2019, 11pm-6am. London’s most awesome DJs for best Afrobeat, dancehall, Garage, hiphop, Soul, House music. DJs Chillz, Biggy C, Jeffrey HInton, Kartel Brown, Sugarbear and Tyron on the decks, on 2 dancefloors. If you're into Urban music then this is the only place to be. Yes this is a LGBTQ+ gay rave, but you get in if you fit in.
May 30 + June 27, 2019, 7:30pm at location to be sent by email or 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!
May 31, 2019, 7-10pm, The Bush Theatre, 281 Kingsland Rd. Sensational line up of Drag King superstars, presenting the acclaimed BOiBOX night starring BEAU JANGLES, CHRISTIAN ADORE, LIL TEST EASE, and PRINX SILVER!. Hosted by Gin & Tonic, Cabaret Cocktail, ADAM ALL, and APPLE DERRIERES.
June 1, 2019, 9pm-3am. Your favourite queer indie disco for common people w/ Pulp/ faggy indie/ post punk/ new wave for beatniks, dirtbags and lumberjacks. DJs will be playing Pulp and stuff like: Alanis; Arcade Fire; Ash; Bikini Kill; Billy Idol; Bowie; The B-52s; The Cure; The Clash; Camera Obscura; Dandy Warhols; Elastica + more:
June 1, 2019, 10pm-3am. LGBT-Only Party. Spin Around the World Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic + Dancefloor Delights! World's Biggest LGBT Club for Eastern flavours/ Western classics. DJs Ritu + Dilz fly you around the world in 80 tunes -sizzling Bollywood Indian Glitter, Bhangra, Arabic, RnB + karaoke room, Queens on stage!
June 6, 2019, 7pm-12am at Looking Glass, 49 Hackney Rd. Assorted succulent Summer Fruits: cool/ refreshing, hot/ spicy, ripe/ ready to satisfy a hunger for fabulous Asian cabaret! Also celebrating a Bitten Peach founder's birthday! ShayShay will turn 28 - bring a (gluten-free) fruitcake for the ol' fruitcake! Starring: ShayShay, Lilly SnatchDragon, Evelyn Carnate and more acts.
June 8, 2019, noon-10pm, in London Park, TBA. 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 and with tons of glitter and confetti, Mighty Hoopla is a triumph for London's festival scene. - ATTITUDE. More info coming soon!
June 22, 2019, 10pm-5am. London's strictest Leather/Rubber returns for our first party of 2019. Men only. Changing facilities. Strict dress code: LEATHER/RUBBER only. Leather/Rubber - not fetish club. Check the dress code. Tickets: £15 + booking fee; £20 at the door.
June 28, 2019, 12pm. We were marginalized to a dive bar by our own community, families and society. Do you see much space 50 years after Stonewall Inn was defended by the homeless community? We still have no place in the modern LGBT movement. Our ongoing message to Pride London: Will you provide free, safe, sober space for homeless, POC, sex workers and trans people? See links at:
June 29, 2019, 10pm-6am. Uncensored! Main Room/ Hard On Mirror Arch/ Locker Room/ Cruize Maze/ Play Areas/ Fantasy Rooms. DJs + Shows TBA. Hosts + GoGos. 18+ event.
July 6, 2019. 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.
July 7-14, 2019. 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 2018 media + 2019 updates as posted at website:
July 7, 2019, 10pm-6am. All the sleaze you’d expect, and new surprises to make sure we celebrate in style with fetish men from around the world. See details TBA:
July 12, 2019, 10pm-3:30am. 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 Kelly (PINK GLOVE) and special guests.
July 13, 2019, 10pm-6am, venue TBA. The main party of FWL2019, and the biggest Recon event all year - the one party that everything builds towards - open to ALL dress codes. Be strict with your gear or risk being turned away at the door. More information soon about this party, but expect Full Fetish madness, with some added twists and surprises.
July 17-18, 2019, 9:30pm. What is sex? From a young age we are told ridiculous, untrue and damaging things; what we should be doing, but not how, nor how to feel. Two Oxford Revue alumni bring to life an absurd onstage universe populated by characters who have shaped their (mis)understandings of sex and sexuality. An attempt to unpack both universal and intensely personal themes.
August 7-31, 2019, 7:30pm at Rosebery Avenue. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. Bursting with youth, vitality and Matthew Bourne’s trademark storytelling, London’s brightest young dance talent join New Adventures, with direction/ choreography by Matthew Bourne,
Early October, 2019, 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:
Late October Saturday, 2019 - past year at Shaftesbury 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.
Mid-November, 2019 (TBC), 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:
Mid-November, 2019 (TBC). Six days of screenings at Barbican Centre; Hackney Showroom; Rio, Genesis cinemas; Institute of Light; The Glory; Dalston Superstore; Free Word Centre. See 2018 program of films at their website, along with 2019 films as announced.
November 19, 2019 - January 11, 2020. 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 soon he discovers he has a very peculiar affliction: whenever he tells a lie, Pinocchio starts to grow - in a very embarrassing place.
December, 2019. 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.
January - March, 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:
Late March, 2020. Eleven 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: