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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 August 28, 2016. Above the Stag. Got dumped/need attention? Dreams of stardom gone awry? Need cash? Like getting your sack out in front of strangers! Whatever, come to the Golden Canary Mondays for the South East’s third best gay amateur strip competition. Don’t be nervous, the heat is on… Emotions + more laid bare in this outrageous new musical comedy!
Ongoing through September 4, 2016. Early 1980s: Blame’s non-conformist attitude/ desire to distinguish himself in the London club scene motivated him to produce jewellery. Modest resources shaped a DIY approach, incorporating found objects into his adornments. Early creations questioned established material hierarchies; testimony to harsh realities of industrial/ economic decline.
August 2-21, 2016, Lost Theatre, 208 Wandsworth Rd. Stanley, a young man living with his mom in a Pontiac, Michigan trailer park, dreams of escaping to a big city, becoming famous and falling in love. A TV ad for guests to be flown 1st class to New York City to reveal a secret crush lures him to the interview couch. This hilarious comedy, based on true events, explores what happens next.
August 7, 2016, 1-7pm at Eagle Vauxhall. Queer Crafts People encouraged to sell their wares for a picky yet knowledgable audience - a daytime get together and the bar is open + Garden is perfect for Vegan BBQ! CRAFTS/ JAM/ ART/ ZINES/ CUDDLY TOYS/ CARDS/ CLOTHES/ and MORE.... Entry for all visitors is FREE! After Queer Fayre, Horse Meat Disco takes over!
August 9, 2016, 7pm at RVT. Drag King Sammy Silver with a bit of bear cub drag - challenged in Jukebox Dancing by his br Benjamin Butch…. How will it end? Only you who are there will know!
+ the Amazing Adam All. Two Open Mic slots - first come first served… you get max 8 minutes on stage.
August 13, 2016, 10pm-6am at Scala, 275 Pentonville Rd, Kings Cross. The UK's biggest multi-ethnic/ multicultural 4 room LGBT club event with 6 club brands: BOOTYLICIOUS, 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! Next: Octoberber 8th.
August 20, 2016, 8pm-3am, at Muse Soho. After Brighton Pride party. 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: September 3rd.
August 20, 2016, 9pm-4am at Eagle Vauxhall, 348 Kennington Lane. Late Night Disco Summer Party with Hits and A Tunes you wanna Dance Too! Outdoor Vegan BBQ by Cafe SoVegan! DJs. Show! £5 jump the queue. Next Wotever dates: Aug 23+30 at RVT; Sept 1 Non Binary Cabaret at The Glory; Sept 23+37 at RVT.
August 20, 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 Gay Pride party on four levels of play space with fuck beds, slings, wet area and DJs! Moved from Union, looking for new venue. Next date: September 17th at Hoist.
August 20 + 27 and September 3 + 24, 2016, 11pm-5am. AMAZING VISUALS + DECORATIONS. KICK-ASS UPLIFTING, PUMPING HOUSE, A UP-FOR-IT CROWD/ FUN FROM THE MINUTE THE DOORS OPEN! With Johnny Cermann / Steven Artis / Chris Barker. Followed by After-hours Beyond. Next dates: Oct 1 + 8 + 15 + 22 + 29, 2016.
August 21 + 28, 2016, at Fire, Vauxhall. Doors open every Sunday morning at 4am and the 18+ party continues untill 1pm. Free entry before 6am some Sundays with special ticket, available at their website. Hosted by JJ Clark and Martin Princess with Chrissy Darling on the door. Tickets: £11-16. Next: September 4 + 10 (from Midnight) +18 + 25, 2016.
August 21 + 29, 2016, 11pm-7am, Fire. London's original #1 Sunday night dance destination returns 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 and Fat Tony playing best uplifting HOUSE/ FIERCEST DISCO in 2 rooms. 21+ Next: September 4 + 11 + 18 + 25.
August 26, 2016, 10pm-3am at Hoist. Men-only underground sex dungen, dark cruise maze, smoking terrace, clubplay. Cutting edge music, dark, sexy, underground theme, men, cruising + fun: fetish and kink BEARS, JOCKS, MUSCLE BOYS, LEATHER MEN, RUBBER GUYS, MASTERS/SLAVES, PUPS. Large equipped play space, fuck beds, slings, wet area, suspension bondage shows. DJs TONY BRUNO + PAUL COALS.
August 27, 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
August 27, 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:
August 27, 2016, 11pm-6am, at Coronet Theatre, 28 New Kent Rd. World class party productions, pyros, laser shows. Taking inspiration from the Rio Olympic Games with superstar DJ Sr Edu + residents Steve Pitron, GSP and Matt Bogard. Beyond afterhours party from 5am at Fire. See website for details:
August 28, 2016, 9pm-4am at Foundation, 5 Langley Street, Covent Garden. The most popular lesbian and bisexual events in London; aimed at women who want to dance until dawn, catch up with old friends and meet like-minded females in a non-pretentious environment - always packed with 400 - 600 women of various ages.
August 31, 2016, 8-11pm at Hackney Attic, 270 Mare St. Club Wotever/ Wotever World have been documented and filmed. Talks and Films from some who were there then! AND NOW! What changed in London since 2003? Queer Experiments Creating Chaos outside given Frames with/ by London's Leading Queer Artists and Thinkers. Expect the UnExpected. Comedy/ Performance Art/ Visuals.
September 3, 2016, 8pm-3am at TBA. Exilio Turns 20! 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.
September 3, 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.
September 3-4, 2016, at DIY Space for London, 96-108 Ormside St, plus September 8 + 22 at Cinema Museum, 2 Dugard Way. To include: Cinema Museum: Queering Families, 10 short films; Community Politics, 11 shorts; A Vow of Silence; Major; Wot Sex III: Afternoon Tea, Cake and Porn (18+); Queers vs The Patriarchy, 13 shorts; First Kiss. Last Words, 12 shorts; and Yes We Fuck + 3 shorts.
September 4, 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:
September 7, 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.
September 7 - 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.
September 8-11, 2016, 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. A wondrous world of discovery/ adventure to inspire peace, love and dancing.
September 10, 2016 at the V&A. Exhibition explores the 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 the first computer mouse + interviews with surviving members of the counterculture.
September 16 + October 21, 2016, 10pm-3am at Dome. Spinning you Around the World in 80 Tunes with Bollywood, Bhangra, Arabic and Dance floor delights expertly mixed by DJ Ritu & DJ Dilz.
September 17, 2016 at The Hoist. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party, hard/raunchy show + DJs. Hot crowds, strict dress code of rubber, leather, sports gear, skin, neoprene or just your boots!. Hot and sleazy party over two arches of horny action with four levels of play space; fuck beds, slings, wet area; free lube, condoms and gloves.
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 17, 2016, from 11pm at Fire! Bringing the World together, the Papa Army Of Love and Eliad Cohen take over London with the hottest boys and fiercest tunes. On the decks: PAPA resident Teddy Clarks/ joined by London residents Tony English, Lee Harris and Yvette Lindquist. Room 2: Dirty Disko London will feature Mattias Dabo and Steven Artis! Hosts: JJ Clark + Alfonso Cinque.
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.
September 23, 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.
September 25, 2016, 5-10pm at Hackney Attic. "Our ability to lead or follow has nothing to do with gender... It's all physics in the end, we can consciously strip away the social conditioning that may make us *Believe* we can/cannot lead/follow and discover what qualities we can embody to dance that role... *Hint* being like a man / woman' is not a quality.
September 25, 2016, 7 + 9.30pm at Novello Theatre. Bigger/ barer than ever 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.
September 28, 2016, 7:30-11pm at Hackney Attic. Sex & Love.... Ie what do we call ourselves when non-binary, when to introduce poly partners to family/ friends. Guide/ tips for the community, from the community! Queer Experiments. Creating Chaos outside given Frames with and by London's Leading Queer Artists/ Thinkers. Expect the UnExpected. Comedy/ Performance Art/ Visuals.
September 29, 2016, 6:30pm at Fiddler's Elbow, 1 Malden Rd, Camden. Monthly LGBTQ performance showcase - some of London's finest female musicians/ supporting women in the grass roots music scene. Featuring: The Rocking Horse Club, Gess, SpindleFish. All are welcome, whoever you are, (just don't be a dick).
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 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-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 15, 2016 at The Hoist. Sin/sleaze fetish dance party, hard/raunchy show with Dolf Dietrich + Hugh Hunter + DJs. Hot crowds, strict dress code of rubber, leather, sports gear, skin, neoprene or just your boots!. Hot and sleazy party over two arches of horny action with four levels of play space; fuck beds, slings, wet area; free lube, condoms and gloves.
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 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.
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 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 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.
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 (TBC) -- 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: