One door shuts, another door opens. I’m like that you know! So the door opening this season is the one into The Cock Tavern, officially welcoming us into 2018. It’s over at 340 Kennington Lane and is brought to us from the people behind The Nelsons Head – one of my fave pubs which closed down a few years ago now. Anyway I’ll be getting over there any day now, so see you there!
The art of performance starts at ground zero at Vogue Fabrics. Warm Insides at VFD on Thursday 18th is a night of experimental outpourings from an array of new talent, who seek a platform to share the seeds of thought-provoking work. Starts at 7pm and goes on till 11pm.
Continuing the Vogue Fabric ethos is Femmetopia feat. Lucy McCormick on Saturday 20th. On every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month, join Kat Hudson and Violet Femmes providing the soundtrack to a night which is a ‘space for radical visions, passionate transgressions and your wildest imagination’. 9pm till 3am.
Underground cult classic QUEER – Saturday 20th January at the Mascara Bar, 72 Stamford Hill, providing an individual night out for those in the know. Sina Sparrow joins resident DJs Sam Fenn and Paul Michael Bowden for the ultimate off kilter dance floor fillers. Free to get in, 9pm till 3am.
One of faves BUM.P // January ISSUE is back at Dalston Superstore on Saturday 20th.
A night of fun and frolics, with DJs on both floors including DOVE, Jacqui Potato, James Philips, Protopapa and Mark Ashley Dupe.
Yes dears, I’m back! Princess Julia Loves… at The Glory on Sunday 21st where with special guest performances I’ll be rolling out a track list of anything and everything from 7pm to 11pm for this cute and casual evening out. And don’t forget you can go continue your night out at Dalston Superstore or catch that night train over to Horse Meat Disco!
Hurrah for David Hoyle’s Mega Thursday which returns to The Bethnal Green Working (Hu)Men’s Club with special star turns including the incredible Son Of A Tutu! Get down there early for a 8.30pm start of show time on Thursday 25th January.
And speeding towards the end of the month Chapter 10 §10.29 on Saturday 27th January is the gay rave where we let the night take the blame. With Dan Beaumont and Charlie Porter manning the decks so to speak, it’s a night of pulsating beats and unleashed hedonism. It’s over at Bloc. Autumn Street, E3 from 11pm till 6am.
I’m pleased to report Man Up! is back for a gender questioning drag king competition of huge importance. Hosted by Adam All from Boi Box and Chris Weller aka Baby Lame. Heat 1 on Wednesday 7th February, grand final Wednesday 7th March all at The Glory. There’s still time to enter btw,