Mango Tree: Miss Ladyboy 2016
25/09/16: 15 Years the annual Mango Tree Ladyboy contest has been going, and this year was no exception to the trend of flatout stunning contestants and exquisite outfits.
Halfway To Heaven
17/09/16: Tucked behind iconic world landmark Trafalgar Square, cosy gay boozer Halfway To Heaven is a rambunctious, raucous laugh, especially on a Saturday night!
Comptons Goes Garage!
17/09/16: With 30 years at the heart of gay Soho, rather than resting on its laurels, the Grand Dame Comptons continues to add a little something extra to the mix with live DJs over the weekend to help get the party started.
The Old Ship
August Bank Holiday Bar Crawl
04/09/16: The inimitable RVT was packed to its historic rafters for their Sunday Social!
White Swan’s 31st Birthday
27/08/16: Now if you saw our front cover last week, you might have noticed that those two cuties Joe and Jake who represented us in Eurovision were on the cover.
The Dame Edna Experience
28/08/16: Just over a month ago, there were queues around the block of people hoping to find themselves undergoing Jonathan Hellyer’s Dame Edna Experience after 3 years of absence.
GMFA/RVT Sports Day
29/08/16: With the Olympics over and the Paralympics not yet started, we felt we needed our sportsy fix this weekend, so the 10th GMFA/RVT Sports Day felt like the perfect opportunity to drag ourselves from ogling athletes on TV and get our sedentary butts to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens to… well…ogle the “athletes”.
Klub Kidz FlashBack with Rozalla
13/08/16: Last Saturday saw the monthly Klub Kidz FlashBack return to the east end for its 3rd visit as the White Swan hosted 90s queen of rave Rozalla.
05/08/16: In the heart of bustling Chinatown, there is a haven of calm and sophistication where the more discerning gays can enjoy a delicious cocktail or two before heading for more serious partying.
07/08/16: What do you get if you cross a talented pianist with a traditional East London Drag act?
Lola Lasagne @ Central Station
30/08/16: When I asked Lola Lasagna what British Drag is, she told me it’s “Saucy, irreverent, truthful and full of caricatures” and I can tell you Ladies and Gentlemen that’s exactly what this kween brought to Central Station on Saturday night!
28/06/2016: As you MIGHT have heard, we did a comedy roast of cabaret legend and silver-tongued siren Myra DuBois at the RVT. It was in aid of HIV charity Terrence Higgins Trust. Which of course she wasted no time in making a joke about. “If you’ve got HIV, just reach into the buckets and take the money back” she said, within approximately two minutes of being on stage “it’s your money anyway.”
23/07/2016: Saturday night saw the KlubKidz stage another of their regular FlashBack takeovers of the White Swan as DJs Jason Prince and Matt Unique joined resident Stevie Tee on the decks for a journey through 80s and 90s disco right thru to bang up to date house classics.