Gilgamesh

Sasha Selavie reviews Piers Beckley’s startling new play Does most West End theatre bore the piss out of you? Join the club! Just mince down Shaftesbury Avenue, and there’s a puerile, poxy parade of plays niche-written for the lobotomized lemmings of the moronic, middlebrow, middle classes! See, words – especially when fully adulterated by strictly observed inoffensiveness – mean absolutely...

The Stable

The central London sauna is BACK IN ACTION In amongst the gaudy street performers, boutique shops, and fancy restaurants of Covent Garden lies a salubrious spa for London’s discerning homos! It’s recently been closed for some refurbishment works, but we’re glad to say that its doors are open again and there are plenty of reasons to visit this Autumn! Now, we...

#JULIASAYS

Discerning scene musings of the princess of East London! Do you find you save yourself for those highlights in the clubbing calendar when everybody goes out, ora are you the type who couldn’t care less if it’s Halloween next week?! I’m building you up to that time of the year officially known as ‘gay christmas’ LOL! First off though, I’m letting...

The Return Of The Joiners Arms

The beloved East London venue is back with a vengeance! The Joiners Arms was a much-loved Hackney Road homo haunt that had to shut its doors in early 2015 after Regal Homes, a property developer, bought the site. Since then, a community group made up of former punters, Friends Of The Joiners Arms, have been campaigning to try and get...

Chappy becomes first gay app to alert users to screengrabs

"Screengrabbing" and "screenshotting" are words that we've only been using for a couple of years, but over those two years, the actual practice of doing it has probably caused more drama than Lindsay Lohan at a free bar. There's WAY too much drama on apps and social media at the moment. And people sneakily screengrabbing each other and sending it...

Power To The Women

We meet the powerful women working on London’s LGBTQ scene In a male-dominated world they manage, perform, create, keep us safe and generally run the show. But what is it like to be a woman working on the gay scene in 2017? What challenges do they face and how do they deal with them? Are women treated fairly and equally in...

Artsbitching – Holly Penfield

Sasha Selavie on a cabaret icon Ever heard of Holly Penfield? Of course you have – she’s the undisputed queen of gay Soho cabaret! Fierce, avant-garde and relentlessly excellent, she brought a jaw-dropping dose of queer diva brilliance to last month’s X-factor. Spearheading the surreal, anti-heterosexual and anti-monotony charge begun by fellow contestants Doctor Woof and Ginny Lemon, Holly unforgettably...

DJ of the Week – Babybear

Babybear
All the way from glam Paris, superstar DJ Babybear gives us his fave tunes ahead of his set at Dalston Superstore's Patsy next Friday! Hey Babybear! Describe yourself in one gorge sentence. I am a former journalist (TÊTU, Yagg.com…) and radio show host (Nova, FG…) and now fully enjoy my passion for clubbing and music since I cofounded MENERGY, the sweaty,...

QX Recommends…Frau Welt – The avant-garde new one-person show at Hackney Showroom

Touching down in a pernicious puff of powder foundation this month, Frau Welt is the beguiling new show at the esteemed Hackney Showroom. Well, “show” doesn’t really do it justice. Phantom of The Opera is a show. Wicked is a show. Will & Grace is a show. Frau Welt is more…an assault. And we mean that in the best possible...

Introducing…Suzie Pindar – The beguiling young artist who creates only for herself

Suzie Pindar is a beguiling queer artist who creates disruptive, erotic and sometimes unsettling pieces from her bedroom. They’re not intended to please or reference the outside world, but rather, the inside world of the artist herself. It’s about the self, and about the importance of uninhibited expression. Her exhibition, This Is Who I Am, is coming to Safehouse 1 in...

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