02/05/13: Last Thursday we were kindly invited down to Manbar for the opening of their chirringuito (that’s Spanish for beach bar; who says a roll in the sand with a sexy senior can’t be educational?), and seeing as we don’t have the option of beach bathing - let alone disappearing behind the dunes for a fumble and foreign language lesson - we accepted.
MANBAR – SPOTLIGHT
30/04/13: Variety is definitely the name of the game at Charing Cross Road’s Manbar. I mean where else can you find the delights of a line dancing evening on a Sunday followed by a lounge-style showcase night just two days later?
79CXR 18TH BIRTHDAY
Who’d have though that when 79CXR swung it’s doors open in the Spring of ‘94 that it’d still be still rocking to the rafters eighteen years on.
79 CXR: BETTE RINSE 50TH BIRTHDAY BASH
79CXR WORLD AIDS DAY SPECIAL
01/12/11: 79CXR pulled out all the stops this World Aids Day with over four hours of entertainment and fundraising for HIV charity The Food Chain, which provides access to tailored nutritional services for those living with HIV in the UK.
21/10/11: The hottest new double act to hit the scene, Bette Rinse and Mary Mac, lit up the 79CXR stage last Friday with a special ‘Rinse out your haggis’ show, for manager Michael’s birthday.
79CXR FEATURING ROSE GARDEN
23/09/11: Late last Friday night I found myself being sent to one of London’s newest cabaret venues, 79CXR, and I was greeted by a bar rammed full of merry West End boys all awaiting drag superstar Rose Garden to launch herself onto the stage, and she did it in style.
BLANKETY BLANK @ 79CXR
28/08/11: Here at QX we love our Bank Holidays, and nothing says Bank Holiday like a camp charity version of Blankety Blank, raising money for GMFA.
79CXR KARAOKE FINAL
10/07/11: Charing Cross Road was the scene for much frenzied activity as 79CXR played host to the grand final of Bette Rinse’s Prize Karaoke contest last Sunday.
30/06/11: Sandra does it again! This time at 79 CXR, she certainly knows how to massage your funny bones (everyone of them, lol).
28/05/11: Clocking up an impressive seventeen years at the very heart of the West End gay scene, 79CXR still packs in the crowds on a Saturday night.
79CXR’s 17th BIRTHDAY
03/04/11: For my 17th birthday I got dolled up to go out, drink, gyrate, pounce on anything that moved and then, after inhaling a kebab, throw it back up - spending the night in any appropriate gutter.
79 CXR KARAOKE
13/03/11: Cast aside any old aspersions about 79CXR that you’ve been carrying around like last year’s Gucci clutch.
79CXR – WORLD AIDS DAY PARTY
01/12/10: World AIDS Day is, of course, a huge event in Soho - almost as busy as Pride in terms of reporting all the different events that take place on our diverse scene. So, when you’re hopping from bar to bar and your thirst is thoroughly quenched, you don’t half need to piss a lot.