Open Run, Victoria Palace Theatre, 8 Victoria St. Astounding sets and configuration; magnificent play about boy from mining town who pursues ballet career in spite of father's & community discomfort; also about local solidarity 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.
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.
Fourth Fridays 6:30-11pm at Underground. 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."
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.
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.
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.
Fridays + Saturdays, 11pm-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.
Saturdays 10pm - 3am. Weekly party at Shadow Lounge, 5 Brewer St. Sexy Saturday nights in Soho. Be part of the TRIBE with Twinks, Hunks, Otters, Bears and Trans all welcome in the shadows! Private lap dances and XXX acts on your table by sexy GoGo dancers and porn star hosts.
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.
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, 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.
Sunday mornings, 4am to super late, at Fire, Vauxhall. Themes, great sound and lights. Special guests, from around the world include Juanjo Martin, Carlos Gallardo and more. 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. 21+
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.
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, 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.
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.
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+
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.
Ongoing through November 12, 2016 at Above The Stag Theatre. David Dillon’s classic hit West End and Broadway Comedy - 7 gay friends play a game called Fact or Fantasy. It’s a bit like Truth Or Dare. But even more… revealing. Contains nudity and adult themes.
Ongoing through December 17, 2016 at Wyndham's Theatre, Covent Garden. Hirst and Spooner, two aging writers, booze late into a summer evening at a Hampstead pub, then Hirst's stately house nearby. As their stories become increasingly unbelievable, the conversation turns into a revealing power game, complicated by the return of two sinister younger men.
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.
September 17 - October 15, 2016, The Horse Hospital. In 1973 the band was formed by University of Michigan art students Mike Kelley, Jim Shaw, Niagara (Lynn Rovner) and filmmaker Cary Loren. The music was unorthodox suburban dystopian psyche, equal parts Stooges, Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, Velvet Underground, and Sci-Fi B-movie shtick; accompanied by performances, films and a magazine.
September 20 - October 8, 2015, Peacock Theatre, Portugal St, Holborn. The Canadian contemporary circus crew with a smash-hit show high on daring stunts, theatricality, dazzling acrobatics and fun. Blending circus arts, acrobatic skill + breakdance. A vibrant urban streetscape of infectious energy, phenomenal physical feats; 15 cast members perform against eye-popping video projections.
October 1-2 (11pm DD joint tix) + 9 + 16 + 23 + 30, 2016, at Fire, Vauxhall. Doors open every Sunday morning at 4am and the 18+ party continues untill 1pm. Free entry before 6am some Sundays w/ special ticket from their website. Hosted by JJ Clark and Martin Princess with Chrissy Darling on the door. Tickets: £11-16. Next: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27 + Dec 4, 2016
October 2 + 9 + 16 + 23 + 30, 2016, 11pm-7am, 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. Next: Nov 6, 13, 20, 27; Dec 4.
October 3-7, 2016, the Royal Albert Hall. After an unparalleled career among the world's leading classical ballet dancers, superstar Acosta prepares to retire with a spectacular farewell performance. Famed for impressive leaps, graceful strength and Cuban flare, the ex-Royal Ballet Principal Guest Artist has danced some of the biggest roles in ballet with some of the greatest names.
October 4 - November 27, 2016, at The ICA. Experimental Japanese art, music, film and design, showcasing a group of artists including: Kohei Sugiura, Jiro Takamatsu, Ushio Shinohara, Tadanori Yokoo, Seiichi Hayashi, Yoji Kuri, Tatsuo Shimamura. This display looks back through archive material, examining the importance and impact of the original 1968 show.
October 5-16, 2016, 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:
October 8, 2016, 9pm-4am at Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall. Party for bears and their friends. DJs LOUIS LENNON + HIFI SEAN. Dancing and furry socializing all around; Entry: £5, £8 after 11pm. Second Saturdays continuing event.
October 8, 2016, 9pm-2am at The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd. Pulp/ faggy indie/ post punk/ new wave for beatniks, dirtbags + lumberjacks. Like: Blondie, B-52s, Camera Obscura, The Cure, David Bowie, Elastica, Franz Ferdinand, Garbage, Iggy Pop, Joy Division, Kate Bush, LCD Soundsystem, Le Tigre Lush, Moldy Peaches, Morrissey, Patti Smith, Placebo, PJ Harvey, Queens Of The Stone Age.
October 8, 2016 - Kali Party/ Urban World! at Scala, Kings Cross. 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 + pizza.
October 8, 2016, 10pm-6am at Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross. The UK's biggest multi-ethnic/ multicultural 4 room LGBT club event with 8 club brands: BOOTYLICIOUS, BBB, Ruby Tuesdays, URBAN DESI, WORK, CLUB KALI, QUEER NATION and LUSH - all under one roof, along with 20+ UK celebrated DJs, MCs and hosts across 4 unique rooms of sound: URBAN, DESI, HOUSE and POP!
October 10-11, 2016, 7:30pm at Rosebery Avenue. José Limón/ The Moor's Pavane: passion and drama of Othello, thrilling one-act tragedy; four characters and their jealousy. David Bintley/ The Shakespeare Suite: best-loved characters set to Duke Ellington score; star-crossed/ bewitched/ squabbling/ romantic couples. Jessica Lang/ Wink: poetry of the sonnets; new work.
October 13-15, 2016, 7:30pm at Rosemary Avenue. New David Bintley ballet conjures Prospero’s magical isle from Shakespeare’s late masterpiece into a spellbinding new work of ballet theatre. An enchanting, elemental, and powerful story of a man determined to right past wrongs by all means in his power. Creative collaboration with composer Sally Beamish + designer Rae Smith.
October 14, 2016, 8-10:30pm, The Glory, 281 Kingsland Rd. Showcasing Highlights/Low Lifes of balancing the mainstream... Wotever World have always found ways to stick the middle finger to the establishment/ HOW TO BEHAVE GENDERWISE! Don't box us IN! Full-On Show for adults in the basement with favorite acts from the Beautiful Glittery World of Queer Amazements!! Afterparty til 2am.
October 14, 2014, 10pm at The Glory. Julian will not be flapping about in a cape and jockstrap. He'll be DJing as a boy...a boy in a jockstrap, without a cape. . Hear him do hos this this Friday + Natalie Geografhik's latest Tina Turner infused show. See her make a triumphant return to the satre at Meat.
October 15-21, 2016, 7:30 + 9:30pm at Egg London. At the club where the brightest boys come to spend their nights in pleasure, a trio of friends, Twink, Cub and Fag Hag, discover dizzying highs. But as Twink goes astray through the maze of alcohol, drugs and darkrooms, is he about to discover the lows? A neurotic, erotic, psychotic, operatic contemporary retelling of the phoenix myth.
October 15, 2016, 8pm-4am, at Muse Soho. Fiesta, Baile y Ambiente - fortnightly Saturdays, best Crossover Latin music, resident DJG: mix of salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia, Bachata, Reggaeton, Vallenato, Electro Latino etc. Dress casual smart. Special drink deals til 11pm. Next: October 29th Halloween Party with prize for the Best Halloween Costume.
October 15, 2016, 10pm The Hoist. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party, hard/raunchy Dolf Dietrich/ Hugh Hunter show + DJs. Hot crowds, strict dress code: rubber, leather, sports gear, skin, neoprene or just boots!. Hot/sleazy party over two arches of horny action/ four levels of play space; fuck beds, slings, wet area; free lube, condoms and gloves. Next dates: Nov 19 + Dec 17 - at The Hoist.
October 16, 2016, 7pm-midnight, at The Glory. Beloved Sunday night pop piano sing-a-long. Singing the songs that made us gay! Songs we grew up with, started fancying boys or girls too. Songs we sang when we started dressing up in our mums clothing. Tunes we screamed at the top of our voices in our early disco days. A big gay trip down memory lane, plus a load of modern pop.
October 17-19, 2016, 7:30pm, at Above the Arts. What happens when the greatest loved icon runs out of ideas? At his world famous circus, Dr Faustus employs a new show tactic - black magic. Devilish neon puppets wander the stage in visceral/ physical re-imaginings, as fast-paced modern dialogue rockets the classic B text into full techni-color for today's audience.
October 18, 2016, 7pm-midnight at The RVT. STELLAR LINE UP: Sherika Sherard + LoUis CyPher. Legend Coyote Joe Stevens! All Hosted by the Fabulous Dr Woof! OPEN MIC: At least two Open Mic slots up for grabs - you get max 8 minutes on stage.
October 20, 2016, 7-10pm at Apples and Pears Bar, 26 Osborn St, Aldgate East/ Whitechapel. 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. Featuring Jayne Snow, Beth Keeping, Faith Taylor. Host: Beth White. All are welcome, whoever you are, (just don't be a dick).
October 22, 2016, 7:30pm, Barbican Centre. In 1976, Geoff Travis started a shop that changed the face of music in the UK. Concert features collaborations between 3 artists associated with Rough Trade’s early years and 3 adventurous counterparts who have emerged more recently. Also spoken word/ pop-up performances + sessions, part of the Battle of Ideas festival, and a pop-up shop.
October 22, 2016, 9pm-4am at Eagle Vauxhall. Halloweeny Themed Club Wotever! Late Night Disco Party with Hits and A Tunes you wanna Dance Too! Outdoor Vegan BBQ by Cafe SoVegan! DJs Spooky Show with Baby Lame & Mzz Kimberley. Party! + A PoolTable!!
October 22, 2016, 7:30pm-2:30am, Bethnal Green Working Men's Club, 42-46 Pollard Row. Earth Calling aliens, borgs, avatars, bionic queens, fembots, afrofuturists, shapeshifters, transformers, space strippers, cyborg-punks, sexy monsters, outsiders everywhere unite. We are in CRISIS! A One-Night-Only exhibition-cum-performance-club-night. MUSIC: 34es. PERFORMERS/VIDEOS/ARTWORKS.
October 22, 2016, 10pm-3am at Kolis - new venue - at 1 Archway Rd, Highgate. A Wonderfully Wicked Fancy Dress Celebration for All LGBTQ Spirits! Souls & Ghouls get Treats! Spinning you Around the World in 80 Tunes with Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic and Dance floor delights expertly mixed by DJ Ritu & DJ Dilz. Upcoming dates: November 18th + December 10th.
October 22, 2016, 11pm at Club Union, 66 Albert Embankment. Bank Holiday Saturday gay dance party celebration - two rooms of the best urban and old school dance tracks - Dancehall, RnB, Hiphop, Disco, Oldschool House. 18+ only, student discount £8, same as the members' before 1am or with discount flyer - see website:
October 26, 2016, 7:30-10:30pm, Hackney Attic. We have more in common with green bananas than you think.... Hear the end of the story and more; short dramas with/by/for Queers. Story Telling Dramatic Pauses. Informative/Surprising... Queer Experiments Creating Chaos outside given frames with/by leading London Queer Artists/Thinkers. Expect the UnExpected. Comedy. Performance Art/Visuals.
October 27-28, 2016, Rosebery Ave. Inspired by Noam Chomsky, Cherkaoui's latest creation features an all-male cast of dancers and musicians. In perhaps the last opportunity to see him dance on stage, Cherkaoui explores the production and manipulation of information. Featuring 5 dancers with very different styles: circus, Lindy hop, flamenco, hip hop and breakdance, with 3 musicians.
October 27, 2016, 8-10pm at The Glory. Newly-weds Stefan and Valerie, stranded at a gothic hotel, encounter the only other guests, the mysterious Countess Elizabeth Bathory and her beautiful young companion Ilona. Thus begins a descent into classically vampiric corruption of innocence, with a twist. Helen Noir performs her self-composed, LIVE, techno-operatic score.
October 28-30, 2016, 10am-5pm at ExCeL London, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock. UK's biggest modern pop culture events. Stars of both big and small screens + games experts, voice artists, Game of Thrones special guests. Dealer stalls, collectibles, anime, trading cards, manga, DVDs, games, comics, toys.
October 28, 2016, 8-9pm at The Glory. GASP IN GHOULISH DELIGHT AT GRUESOME SPECTACLE BEYOND YOUR MOST GROTESQUE NIGHTMARES! SQUELCH IN SUPPURATING SURPRISE AT THE SLOPPY SLURRY OF SHEER SEAFOOD SLUTTERY! What’s that going bump in the night? Who’s that hiding under your bed(clothes)? How much is that baggie in the window? It’s time to SCREEEEEEEAM, QUEEEEEEEENS!
October 28, 2016, 10pm at The Hoist. TONKER, the original London Bear social for 16+ years - a sexy mix of blokes and guy next door meets your favourite bear, cub, dad, muscle bear, uncle or rugby player + TWISTED international MEN ONLY parties w/ cutting edge music + dark, underground, masculine theme. Dirty beats: CHRISTIAM M, TIM JONES, PAUL COALS. No dress code. Hot host: KENO BEAR.
October 29, 2016, 8pm-4am, at Muse Soho. Fiesta, Baile y Ambiente - fortnightly Saturdays, best Crossover Latin music. A Halloween Dungeon Party with live shows + prize for the best Halloween costume. Resident DJG: mix of salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaeton, cumbia, Bachata, Reggaeton, Vallenato, Electro Latino etc. Dress casual smart. Que no te lo cuenten!
October 29, 2016, 9pm-3am, Mayfair Exchange, 34 Brook St. Popular lesbian/ bisexual London events for women to dance til dawn, catch up with old friends/ meet like-minded females in a non-pretentious environment; 400-600 women of various ages. RnB, pop and dance classic tunes from Lil Jo, Izzy Trixx + Sipz C.
October 29, 2016, 9pm-4am at Scala, Kings Cross. White Mischief's Halloween Ball cabaret, circus, DJs and dancing. DJs bewitching the living/ raising the dead: SUICIDE ALLY, DREADFUL, EARL OF EALING, JAMIE MOON. Host: DUSTY LIMITS. Singing/dancing comedy musicians: BOWJANGLES. Tumbling athletes: GHANA FLYING STARS. Lizard-girl LOLO BROW. Ragamuffin rock superstars TANKUS THE HENGE.
October 29, 2016 10pm-6am 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 ROSS JONES, BEN JAMIN, DJ DREADFUL + GUESTS. BRUT BEER BLAST until 12 midnight. General admission £15
October 31, 2016, 7-9pm, The Old Operating Theatre Museum, 9A St Thomas St. Juliana Wakefield, museum officer/herb expert, exploring whitchcraft and herbs on Halloween, looks back to the 1600s, gripped by paranoia that acts of witchcraft were becoming commonplace. Some people did use plants in magical rituals intending malevolent effects, but their identity may come as a surprise.
October 31, 2016, 11pm-5am at Heaven. One of the biggest Halloween parties in London. Special guest DJ Max Chapman headlines the main room tech/ techno special, joined by Fat Tony + Zach Burns; RnB in room 2 with DJs Nick Shepherdson + Sam Londt; classic house in the Stage Bar with DJs Gonzalo + Paulo Moreno. Performances by the all-star Popcorn dance crew.
November 1, 2016, 7pm-midnight at RVT. Brighton Drag King Loving Group taking over with More Kings on Stage. Featuring King Sammy Silver, Rico Del Ray, Roddy Jodphurs, David Klowie, Max Legroom and more. Hosted by Crystal Lubrikunt Dr Drag and one of the most talented Drag Queens/Drag Personas now on the scene! Enjoy, Engage, Encourage! Open Mic. Next dates: Nov 5, 15, 29.
November 2 + 9 + 16, 2016 8pm Wednesday screenings. Second, third and fourth films in a four part season of Helen's favorite cult films with LIVE re-imagined musical scores, shown in the seated basement cabaet. Nov 2nd Salome - based on the Oscar Wilde play, with sets and costumes taken from Beardsley illustrations. Nov 9th - The Eyes of Laura Mars. Nov 16th - Sorry Wrong Number.
November 4, 2016, 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!
November 4-6, 2016 at Pontins in Southport (between Liverpool + Blackpool). One weekend/ 3 arenas, pool parties, secret cinema, hidden house parties... from some of the best/ well known UK clubbing brands including: Beyond, La Troya, Drunk at Vogue, SchaCha Boudoir, Garlands, Bongo’s Bingo, Retro, Sink The Pink, The Navy Bar, and more + Alternative Miss Universe 2016.
November 4, 2016, 9pm-3:30am, The NINES Peckham, Copeland Park Estate. LGBTQIA parties, open to all. The same drill as before with some special surprises. Hang out, have a dance, and most of all, be your fruity self. Happy Hour cockails 6-8pm. Dancing shoes a must. Dress fruity! FREE before 11pm/ £5 after.
November 5, 2016, 8pm-3am at Muse. Laid back, friendly vibe always located in sexy-chic venues with great welcoming staff. Love dancing, love POUT. Very diverse women in age, background etc; the common ground is the love of the 'feel good music' played at POUT and the friendly, welcoming atmosphere shared. £5 before 9pm/ £8 after.
November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016, 4am at Fire, Vauxhall. Doors open every Sunday morning for an 18+ party that continues untill 1pm. Free entry before 6am some Sundays w/ special ticket from their website. Hosted by JJ Clark and Martin Princess with Chrissy Darling on the door. Tickets: £11-16. Next: Dec 4, 2016
November 6, 2016, 6-10:30pm at Tipsey Dalston. First Sunday evening poetry/spoken word from new + established poets/writers; 20 poets each with 5 minutes to share their poems. Three five minute slots for singers, rappers, comedians, dancers, musicians, burlesque, magicians, drag queens + drag kings. Contact in advance to be added to the line-up. See details + video link on facebook:
November 6, 13, 20, 27, 2016, 11pm-7am, 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. Next: December 4th.
November 7-19, 2016, 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 2016:
November 11, 2016, 9pm-5am at RVT. A tribute event celebrating the biggest anthems from the legendary Brixton gay club night. With DJs: MARC ANDREWS + STEVE BENNISON. Host: PIEERS. Love Muscle Classics CD give-away - mixed by Steve Bennison - to the first paying customers. TICKETS: £8-10.
November 11, 2016, 10pm-2am at The Glory. A home away from home for disco queens, rock chicks and indie gays - returns with DJs Sina Sparrow (DEBBIE) and Panos Z (Songs of Praise) in the basement. Austerity and apathy may be on the march in East London, but we’re not going to let the bastards grind us down. DIY, not G-A-Y! FREE B4 10 / £5 after.
November 11, 2016, 7-9pm at Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Sq. The veteran campaigner and human rights activist speaks about the need for a shared unity between all oppressed groups.
November 12, 2016, 9pm-4am at Eagle London, 349 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall. Party for bears and their friends. DJs LOUIS LENNON + HIFI SEAN. Dancing and furry socializing all around; Entry: £5, £8 after 11pm. Second Saturdays continuing event.
November 18, 2016, 10pm-3am at The Hoist. QUEER WOMEN, NON BINARY + TRANS Dancing, Frolicking, Fetish + Fabulous Fun. Gay/Bi/Queer Cis Guys Welcome, but must bring play partners! Dark corners, slings, cubicles, wet area, queer porn. Tickets £15-25 - NO TICKETS at DOOR! Must be prebooked - When they're gone - they're gone! Community, Respect, Communication, Consent!
November 15- 30, 2016 at: Hackney Showroom, Rio, Barbican; Genesis cinemas; Institute of Light; The Glory; Dalston Superstore; Free Word Centre. Films include: Viva; Né Giulietta né Romeo; Check It; Lazy Eye; Same Difference; Nest; Utopians; Womb of Their Own; AWOL; Guru; Kiki; Her Story; You'll Never Be Alone; Strike A Pose; Suited; shorts programs/panels/happenings.
November 18, 2016, 10pm-3am at Kolis, 1 Archway Rd, Highgate. Spinning you Around the World in 80 Tunes with Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic and Dance floor delights expertly mixed by DJ Ritu & DJ Dilz. Upcoming dates: December 10th.
November 19, 2016, 10pm-late, at Hoist, Vauxhall. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party, hard/raunchy show, hot crowds, leather, rubber, sports kit or just boots. Hot and sleazy party on four levels of play space with fuck beds, slings, wet area and DJs! Moved from Union, looking for new venue.
November 30, 2016. Adult panto filthy jokes, delightful silliness, songs, romance, and plot that resembles a much-loved/ long ago story. Everything goes downhill in Les Denise, an Alpine village, as a stroppy yeti captures Beau’s father. The youth bravely trades places, resigning himself to a life of imprisonment with the beast and his irksome collection of talking toilet brushes.
December 3, 2016, 11pm-6am (last entry at 3am) at Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Rd. World class party productions, pyros, laser shows - with superstar DJ Steve Pitron + Lee Harris. Beyond afterhours party from 5am at Fire. See website for details:
December 6-23, 2016 at The Cockpit. Dick has come to London to seek fame, fortune and the big time, but ends up working in a launderette with his Aunt Twankey, a has-been cabaret star. The Wicked Witch is determined to get her hands on the launderette for its magic lamp. Panto classic hissing + booing + song and dance for all you big dirty kids age 18+ featuring favorite drag artists.
December 10, 2016, 9pm-2am at The Victoria, 451 Queensbridge Rd. Pulp/ faggy indie/ post punk/ new wave for beatniks, dirtbags + lumberjacks. Like: Ash. Billy Idol. Bowie. The B-52s. The Cure. The Clash. Camera Obscura. Dandy Warhols. Elastica. Franz Ferdinand. Garbage. The Hives. Hole. Iggy Pop. Kate Bush. Kenickie. The Kills. Joy Division. The Julie Ruin. LCD Soundsystem. Le Tigre....
March, 2017 (TBC). 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.
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:
June, 2017. Parade and main events on SAT June 24th -- Baker St to Whitehall via Oxford St, Piccadilly Circus to Trafalgar Sq. 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.
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.
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:
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.
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.