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

What changes have you made in your life? Have you left Facebook?! Have you started a new lifestyle, got a new look, gone vegan or cut down on your booze intake? Whatever you’re doing to discover the new you never fear our alt scene is always there to make you feel better!

I managed to get over for a return visit to the recently opened Cock Tavern over at 340 Kennington Road and I’m happy to report it’s certainly a major hotspot. Have a visit! It’s got a late licence at the weekend and lots going on, with guest DJs and a great atmosphere throughout the week. It’s brilliant!

Burgeoning artist Waj Hussain just invited me to a group art show he’s in. Gather Thistles & Expect Pickles: Queer & South Asian Exhibition is on Thursday April 5th at the Hundred Years Gallery, 13 Pearson Street. It launches on Thursday 5th April from 6:30pm till 8pm. Featuring artists exploring queerness and identity, and supporting the rights of trans people in India.

Thistles & Pickles

Another launch! This time of the club variety. METRO at Eagle London on Friday 6th April a new monthly night of electro goodness, with resident DJs Michelle Manetti and Spatial Awareness delving into a wealth of dance beats to lose yourself in. Then at the Eagle on Saturday 7th Debbie returns for its 6th birthday party. An iconic night with Sina Sparrow and Xander Bernhard working a DJ set full of female-fronted tunes of all kinds! And an extra special performance from Stella Meltdown.

Stella Meltdown

Cult club alert! Mariah & Friendz: Sweet Sweet Fantasy will be swinging off the wall on Saturday 7th at the Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. All the faves on the scene will be there, including Baby Lame, Crystal Beth, Aurora Galore, The Phoenix, Astina Mandella, Miss Craig and DJs Love ‘n’ Gold. 9pm till 2am!

Let’s hope drag host Miss Craig isn’t too messy when she arrives for Power Brunch – Power Ballad Request Fest at the Dalston Superstore on Sunday 8th April. DJ Neil Prince has got all areas covered and invites you to indulge yourself with power ballads of your choice while you order some tasty treats from the kitchen.

Happy birthday to me! Yes I’ll be celebrating the camp decline of age diversity at The Glory on Sunday April 8th with Princess Julia Loves…and special guests including DJ music from Max Allen and performance from Jacqui Potato and Camile Leon till 11pm.

Myra Dubois settles in for Myra’s Tuesday Pub Quiz at Her Upstairs from Tuesday 10th April from 7:30pm every Tuesday for the spring/summer 2018 season (just like a fashion show!) She’ll be testing your knowledge and dishing out prizes to the winning teams from 7.30pm! You can even book a table at [email protected]

In other news, I’m a panelist on The London Salon: counterculture celebrating 50 years of TimeOut mag on Tuesday 10th April at the Museum of London at 7pm. I’ll be joining an illustrious team of experts, chatting about what we do every day!


Album launch alert! Black Gold Buffalo, a band whose line up includes our very own DJ Hannah Holland, fronted by the passionate vocal skills of Keziah, are launching their new LP on Tuesday 10th at The Shacklewell Arms, 71 Shacklewell Lane. Support band Leyendekker and a DJ set from Jonjo Jury. Get in early for the full experience, doors 7.30pm till 11.30 and it’s free to get in!