#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings of the princess of East London!

It’s show time! There are all sorts of shows going on this weekend – not only because it’s London Fashion Week but there’s also an abundance of cabaret, performance and places to go and witness the underground talent our vibrant scene is pioneering.

On the fashion front, DR WHO is NOKI [supported by Ollystudio + Cold Lips] is opening on Thursday 15th February. It’s a pop-up ‘style’ installation from designer Noki who has somewhat of cult following. He emerged from the 90s warehouse scene of East London, using his upcycling ethos to create true one offs worn by style icons like Kylie, Naomi Campbell and Lady Gaga. This installation runs until 21st February at The Subculture Archives, 1-3 Carnaby Street daily.

NOKI

The Glory have created a platform for a diverse series of shows to happen and musical theatre fans, you’re in for a treat. FOSSE on Friday 16th at The Glory brings Margo Marshall to the stage for a one-night-only homage to dance legend Bob Fosse. Recreating the inspiring work of Fosse with style, Margo Marshall is joined by Frieda Slaves onstage at 8pm till 9:30pm. The night continues post show until 2am with DJs and cocktails galore.

Margo Marshall

Moving along, SHIT SHOW On Saturday 17th at The Glory returns with the amazing and charistmatic Baby Lame unveiling the first of a monthly variety show for 2018 starring Shay Shay, Mrs Jonjo and Symoné, all held together with the sparkling Baby Lame magic. Show time 8pm.

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One of the cutest cabaret spots Her Upstairs in Camden Town continues apace with their inventive shows. Her Madgesty on Saturday on 17th February pays homage to the one and only Madonna with a line-up including Herr, Crystal Lubrikunt, Stella Meltdown, Margo Marshall and Tayce. Open from 5pm, show time commences at 8pm…don’t be late!

Her Madgesty

On the club front, PUMP comes up trumps with DJs Hifi Sean and Josh Caffe plus upstairs Ex Lovers aka John Booth and Barry Linnen joining resident Neil Prince on the decks, Saturday 17th at Dalston Superstore.

Josh Caffe

These film nights from the Lobotomy Room at Fontaine’s Bamboo Lounge at 176 Stoke Newington Road every third Wednesday of the month are ‘devoted to bad movies we love’. This month they present the original version of the John Waters classic Hairspray starring Divine on Wednesday on 21st February at 8.30pm. It’s free to go so don’t miss out!
The drag king competition Man Up! at The Glory turns it up for heat 3 on Wednesday 21st. Hosted by Adam All and Baby Lame with an array of exciting contestants who never cease to amaze me with their hidden talents. Grand prize of £1,000 for the winner, final 7th March, show time 8pm. Not to be missed!      

John Waters’ Hairspray

Casting our nets off the beaten track, let’s head over to the Green Rooms Hotel over in Wood Green who present a monthly night Comedy at Green Rooms on Thursday 22nd February hosted by Doctor Le Strange and ‘drag sparkle’ from Cassandra introducing Holly Burn and David Mills cracking some choice one liners!

Green Rooms Hotel

And to finish, here’s a note for your diaries; drag superstar Just May has just been in touch to tell me about Friday nights at the notorious Cereal Killer Café! Yes my dears, Cereal Killer Lates on Brick Lane serves up hostess Just May with cocktails and a 90s disco until from 7pm till midnight every Friday!

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