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!
Every FRIDAY night/ SATURDAY morning 1-10am weekly dance club with stripped-down underground vibe; 2 rooms, different musics - London’s longest running after-hours party. An 18+ event.
Friday 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, 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, 10pm-5am, usually at Metropolis, 234 Cambridge Heath Rd. Naughty late-night disco where anything goes; little sister of the infamous Club Collective, Sink the Pink; combining Disco Music with Pole Dancing Drag Queens - the late night dirty disco of East London. Resident DJs include: Luke Solomon, Guy Williams, HiFi Sean + Jonjo Jury plus guests Artwork, Smoking Jo + 2 Bears.
Saturdays, 10pm-1am (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....
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 2-6pm 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
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, 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, 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!
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.
Every Monday night, 11pm-5:30am, at Heaven, The Arches. Presenting some of UK's leading DJs, upfront and uplifting vocal progressive house, the coolest hip hop & RnB via Top 40 pop, guilty pleasures, relaxing lounge bar, chill out games arcade. POPCORN operates a strict EVERYONE WELCOME door policy. See website for weekly DJ lineups, and special theme events:
Every Tuesday, 5-10pm at Bunker Bar, 217 City Rd, Shoreditch. Labyrinth of small rooms, booths for private sessions, maze, video room, dark room for frisky moments -- perfect for spanking and other punishment! Smokers area, discrete entrance. Wear anything you want. Army, leather, rubber, uniform, industrial or as you are. No dress code!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to enter a future contest.
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.
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.
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.
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.
November 29 - December 8, 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.
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, SAT night/ SUN morning 4am-12pm at Fire. Every Sunday morning eclectic afterhours crowd congregates at the Church of BEYOND. Two rooms offering Funky, Tech House, Vocal House and Circuit by resident DJs and guests. Dec 7th, WE PARTY - The 9th Birthday at Electric Brixton precedes the Dec 8th Beyond, 4am at Fire.
December 1, 2019, 11am. ‘Difficult’ young people of the not-too-distant-future are mysteriously confined by a society that seeks to divide and crush their youthful spirit and individuality. Two young lovers following their hearts, risk everything to be together. A timeless story of forbidden love, repressed emotions and teenage discovery. Filmed at Sadler’s Wells.
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, 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: Jan 5, 12, 19....
December 1, 2019, 4-11pm. Every Sunday Cabaret from Holestar and Miss Lola Lasagne. Lola will lead a one minute silence in memory of those lost to AIDS. We ask you kindly to observe this. Commercial dance and pop/club classics from DJs Simon Le Vans + Sean Sirrs. Next: Dec 22nd Sunday Social Christmas Party w/ Drag With No Name + Commercial Dance/ Pop/Club Classics from Simon Le Vans.
December 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019, 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: Jan 5, 12....
December 1, 2019. SUN the 1st, 8pm-3am at The Eagle with HMD residents Jim Stanton and Severino!
December 2, 2019, 10pm. World AIDS Day Event #WAD. 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! Every 1st SAT Monthly. Next: Jan 4th Happy New Year Party!
December 3, 5, 10, 17, 2019, 7pm-12am. Best LGBT/ Queer Performers in London/ UK/ the World. Queer Tuesdays. Dec 3rd Queerlesque 15 Graduation! w/ Rubyyy Jones. Dec 5th Blow Out Special. Dec 10th w/ Shakona Fire, Cerise Rei, Fraser Buchanan, and Mx Tzo. Dec 17th w/ Katy Jalili, Caroline Smiling, Ebony Rose Dark, Cramps, Lx Motley, Lizzie Pan and Mal Content! Every Tuesday - see more at:
December 3, 2019, 7-10pm. Donald Trump is coming to London for the NATO Heads of State summit, and the Queen will host a reception at Buckingham Palace for NATO leaders. R3 Soundsystem will take to the streets that evening, to protest the far-right politics of The Tories, Trump and Farage, firing up in Trafalgar Square with an all-star line-up of artists from across the musical spectrum.
December 4, 2019, 7-11pm. The final show of the year - it's gonna be an extra festive, y’all - get HOMO FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Seasonal silliness, excessive campery, and the coziest of vibes, with Crayola wholesome hilarity PLUS a dream team of the UK’s premier drag talent: Margo Marshall, Lick Von Dyke, Yshee Black, Taxi Rank, Casta Hex, and Erika Hex Frankie Ryan.
December 5, 2019, 7:30-10:30pm. Some of the most promising LGBTQ+ cabaret and theatre acts, include performances by Man Up and Lipsync 1000 and a melange of the most exciting London performance makers. Xnthony’s mentorship scheme performers: Birdie Fevvers, Tiffany Murphy, Neil Douglas, Darragh Kelly, Alissa Cooper, and Tilly Fletcher.
December 5, 2019, 9pm-2:30am. A monthly nite for LGBT womxn big NITE DYKEZ special. After the best time this past year, let's celebrate and be all merry and that! BASEMENT: JETSSS, JORDSS, MICA COCA and GIN. UPSTAIRS: ZETAKAY + TALIAA DARLING.
December 6, 2019, 7:30pm-2:30am at Paper Dress Vintage, 352A Mare St, Hackney Central. Featuring noise pop merchants The Other Ones, the fun fuzzy garage pop sounds of Nun Habit + sax punk from GUTTS! After the live music 4 hours of the best in queer DIY, Queercore, 90s Alt/Britpop, Riot Grrl, Indie, 60s girl groups, Northern soul, 80s Rock & Synth pop! All are welcome!
December 6, 13, 20, 27, 2019, 10pm-5am at 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. Dec 13th - Fitladz vs Grindr & The Apps. Dec 20th - The Bi-Sex Party. Dec 27th - Every 4th FRI Grey Trackies Club.
December 6, 2019, 10pm-4am. DJs SILVERHOOK and CACTUSHEAD will be delivering their popular sets of dirty beats and remixes. For the closing set, ROSS JONES is back (we just can't get enough of him) with mind-blowing mix of classic house, tech and deep house FB Next: Dec 20th - Turkey Mince.
December 6, 2019, 10pm-2am. A coalition of chaos: STELLA MELTDOWN + CASSANDRA strut their toxic stuff to sounds of DJs JACOB ARIA + GAFF E 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: Dec 13, w/ Camileleon + Taylor Trash.
December 6, 2019, 10pm-4am. Rubber, leather, Latex, uniform, army, skinhead, contruction worker, denim, naked/jock-strap, and sportswear fetish party - with live shows featuring Lex Anders + Leon Teal. Next date: Jan 3rd, 2020.
December 6, 2019, 11pm. The hottest UK mens underwear/ sports kit party. JOCK customers: like-minded people with no attitude, out for a sexy fun time. A strict dress code party w/ changing area, cloakroom, dark room and live sex show. Plenty of balls/ no off side rule. The hottest GoGo boys + performers. DJs Zach Burns + Lee Harris. Includes free entry to 4am A:M afterhours party.
December 7 + 14, 2019, 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: TBA...
December 7, 14, 21, 28, 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 dates: Jan 11th, 18th, 25th, 28th; Feb 1st, 9th, 22nd....
December 7, 2019, 10pm-6am, at The Cause, Down Lane Studios, Ashley House, Ashley Rd. Four dance floors - inside/ outside/ day / night gathering - lineup: Budino (Cocktail d'Amore), Sven Von Thülen, Wilson Phoenix, Grace Sands, Remove Me, Guy Williams, Magnus Asberg.
December 7, 21, 28, 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.
December 7, 2019, 11pm-6am. WE PARTY at the Electric, Brixton. DJs Tony English, Arnaldo Novais, and Lee Harris + superstar DJ TBA. See FB
November 17, 2019, 12-4pm. December's Power Brunch welcomes back Pete May AKA Just May to host the infamous brunch of power ballads at Dalston Superstore with Neil Prince on deck duty. Request all of your favourite Power Ballads and Love Songs all afternoon. Whitney, Mariah, Celine, Heart, Bonnie, Cher, Fleetwood Mac, Starship, probably some Spice Girls too! Our lines are open...
December 8, 2019, 6pm-1am. Rage: Colin Dale, Trevor Fung, Shades of Rhythm, Bushwacka, Fabio + Grooverider. Jungle DJs Dr S Gachet, Ron w/ Voice MC, Fabio + Grooverider w/ MC GQ, Storm w/ Voice MC, Kenny ken w/ Ragga Twins, Jumpin Jack Frost w/ Ragga Twins + Five Alive. Drum/Base: Addiction, Digital w/ Blackeye, SS w/ Blackeye, Bassline Smith w/ Felon, Ray Keith w/ Blackeye.
December 13, 2019, 8pm-1am, at Mirth, Marvel & Maud, 186 Hoe St. Ring mistress Rhys' Pieces and her Queerdos will showcase some of the most entertaining, wig-snatching, tear-jerking, side-splitting cabaret from London and beyond. Normal fabulous debauched shenanigans plus, with another year coming to an end, the Queerdos are seeing it out with some festive debauchery.
December 13 +14, 2019, 7:30pm. London’s legendary ghost whisperer Sèayoncé presents a re-working of the Charles Dickens Christmas classic, complete with ghostly star turns from leading drag queens and kings of The Glory: Sèayoncé, Evie Fehilly, Bolly-Illusion, Kate Butch, Oedipussi. Big laughs, silly puns, gorgeous kaftans and saucy revelations assured.
December 13, 2019, 9pm-3am. Queer party celebrating the femme spectrum, led by and for Trans and non-binary POC, creating a safe sexy space for queer babes! We welcome all allies to come party with us. DJs Upstrairs: Katy Jalili aka Cool Dad, St Helier, Dalila and Mi TrYb. Basement DJs: Scorpioddy, D0zn, Nvr_Mnd and Grove. Gogo Babe: GodXXXNoirphiles.
December 13, 2019, 10pm-4am. YASS! is back in London to bring you the best POP + HOUSE music directly from SPAIN with the sexiest dancers! DJs JAMES LEE DAWKINS (London), ALEX BARROSO (Barcelona) and ALEX MARTEEN (Barcelona). The new LGBT + friends party celebrates freedom, good vibes and unforgettable nights with only the best POP & HOUSE.
December 14, 2019, 1-6pm. Another Spectacular Community Based Queer Fayre! A total take-over inside the RVT with Arts + Crafts created by clever and imaginative Queers. The pub keeps the bar open, we play music, and there will be plenty of of friends and family + various sellers & set ups for Rainbow Family Fun.
December 14, 2019, 9pm-4am. Are you The One to Strike A Pose as the two POWERHOUSES of POP come together once again? The category is POP ROYALTY.. Kings, Queens, Princes and Princesses will come together for a night of POPTACULAR singing and dancing! Who will take away the top trophy and who will be 1st runner up on this night? Get ready to... POSE!
December 14, 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 dates: Jan 4th + Feb 1st, 2020
December 14, 2019, 10pm-4am. Lady Olé is ending 2019 with a good ol' bang inviting electropop sensantion and band of the year LADILLA RUSA to perform live onstage. MUSIC will be served by residents Larga DJ and Alejandro Asencio (aka Los Alejandros). Expect your usual dose of Spanish pop, eurodance, kitsch and queer hits from the last three decades.
December 14, 2019, 10pm-3am. DJ Rob C presents a strict dress code night set against a soundtrack of London’s dirtiest play beats. Preceded by 6-9:45pm Unzipped - Take It Off, Take It All Off - with no clothes allowed except boots or trainers - every WED, SAT and SUN. Dec 1st, 6pm Unzipped Lite: Take It Off, Take It All Off - naked, rubber one-piece, lycra or sports kit.
December 14, 2019,11pm-6am. Like-minded music lovers came together to launch this cutting-edge music mayhem for the LGBTQ+ community and their friends. DJ line-up: TERRY VIETHEER, HANNAH HOLLAND, PAGANO, and FREDERICK & KUSSE. Sensory stimulation by: NULLO (Salvia + Parma Ham). Come and dance your ass OFF!
December 18, 2019, 6:20pm. Leo, a 22-year-old sex worker, yearns for affection. In poor health, with no fixed address, he finds brief moments of solace in the arms of men met through his work. The crushing solitude of his life is tempered as he falls for a fellow hustler. But, his romantic feelings violently rebuffed, he spirals, and questions if he will ever find the love he craves.
December 18 + 19, 2019, 8pm. Drag monstrosity Baby Lame presents her annual Shitmas Craptacular, backed by live band, Pink Suits!
A riotous, rock’n’roll gay holiday celebration buffet of festive filth, X-rated cabaret performances and punk covers of Xmas hits! Tis the season to be… medicated! Featuring Pink Suits, Lady Noelia, and Rubyyy Jones (Dec 18th).
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.
December 19, 2019, 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: Jan 30; Feb 27.
December 20, 2019, 10pm-4am. Extra backroom arches cruise/ playroom action spaces of steel and chrome, with a hot crowd of up-for-it guys! Gifts galore, steamy live shows throughout the night featuring a cast of pornstar faves. Beats by DJ Aamyko + London's sexiest gogo boys. Dig out your festive jockstrap and head down to Vauxhall!
December 20, 2019, 10pm-4am. Get your stockings out, defrost your bird and mince your way down to The RVT for the BIG BEEFMINCE Christmas Party. Resident DJs Silverhook and Cactushead will be delivering their eclectic sets of dirty beats and remixes. After 2am, they will hand the decks over to the maestro, Massimo Paramour - consider it an early Christmas present!
December 21, 2019, 10pm-3am. Legendary LGBT Latin Dance Club in London. Christmas Latin Style. Natilla with Bunuelos, Latin Christmas music and more. Live shows by London's hottest Latin Divas, music by Tropical DJG. 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.
December 21, 2019, 10pm-4am. MJ Palmer hosts Saturday 10pm. Strict dress code - Leather/Rubber. Next: Jan 17th, 2020, 10pm-3am MASTERY welcomes DRUMMER MAGAZINE to London - Leather/Rubber ONLY!
December 21, 2019, 11pm-noon. Party #3 of London's HOTTEST Men-Only Saturday Night! Can you feel the heat? Room 1 (Dirty Tech): Michel Mizrahi, Zach Burns, Lee Harris, Neil Singleton, and Darren Bewsher. Room 2 (Hot Pop): Dom Topics + Tom Fox. Hosted by: Sergio Sardo, Martin, Rab, and Rocco Hard.
December 22, 2019, 7pm. The Judy Garland Show, back on air (kinda), one night only with guests Liza Minnelli and Barbra Streisand. What good is sitting alone in your room? Come hear the music play! Three East London queer icons channel 3 of the worlds greatest queer icons: SHAYSHAY (JUDY), MARGO MARSHALL (LIZA), and GRACE SHUSH (BARBRA). Forget your troubles, get happy!
December 27, 2019, 7pm. Just May + Georgie Bee AKA Fancy Shews recount highs + lows... ins + outs... tops + well, just the tops! Remember the crazes who swept the world? News that shocked a nation? Porn that kept you peaking? Worry not, these queens will remind you! A post-Christmas knees-up, back from home (full of Linda McCartney Furky + dairy-free Yole-Log) East London drag-Review!
December 27, 2019, 10pm-6am at Fire/ Lightbox. Open to all fetish dress codes (no jeans/ trainers). Ideal end of year way for kinky men to start Boxing Day Weekend - indulging perverted desires in a sleazy wonderland of slings, BDSM, pups, water sports, dance floors and more. But not only about the sex - top DJs will provide the music to keep you going all night.
December 28, 2019, 7pm. Santa doesn't exist, but one celestial Christmas entity does - The Virgin Mary! Join Virgin as she welcomes all queers and weirdos unto her festive tabernacle. Xmas can be a hard time of year for queers and Virgin hates spending time with her Christian family as much as any of us. So let's drink, sing some (very rewritten) Xmas songs for a merry old time!
December 28, 2019, 11pm-11am. One of London’s best known party brands. Main Room: Alex Lo (Special Guest), Terry Bryan, Flav Thomsen, Nik Denton, and Arnaldo Novais. Room 2: Nic Fisher, Yvette Lindquist, and Massimo Paramour
December 31, 2019, 9pm-5am. BEEFMINCE NYE bashes are a huge, bear-full, attitude-free way to see in the New Year. Singing into 2020 this year: the fabulous Tracy La Bouche w/ resident DJs Silverhook + Cactushead on knob twiddling duties PLUS guest DJ Tareq to take us into the very early hours of 2020. Copious confetti, huge NYE anthems, and big dong countdown. Tickets always sell out.
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!
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.
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.
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.
January 3, 2020, 10pm-4am. Rubber, leather, Latex, uniform, army, skinhead, contruction worker, denim, naked/jock-strap, and sportswear fetish party - with live shows featuring Noel Santoro + Massimo Arad. Next date: Feb 7th.
January 4, 2020, 10pm-3am. Happy New Year Party! Welcome 2020! Party in glorious colours and sparkles. 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! Every 1st SAT Monthly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
December 22, 2019, 8pm-11am at The Grand, Clapham Junction. Brooke Lynn Hytes - Queen of the North 'Pole - the Dancing Diva of RuPauls Drag Race season 11 in a brand new one woman Christmas show. An ages 14+ event.
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.
January 25, 2020, 10pm-6am, venue + DJs TBA. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
Early July, 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.
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:
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.
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:
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.