As well as being the ultimate guide to gay London with our pages and pages of club and bar coverage, QX also features a huge variety of features, from political and social issues facing the gay community today to our hugely popular series of queer history specials. Of course, we have lots of lighthearted editorial, too, such as interviews with scene personalities, celebrities and pop stars.

Salt Ashes – ‘If You Let Me Go’

Salt Ashes – ‘If You Let Me Go’

Salt Ashes first pricked up Youtube ears all round with her ethereal and intricately constructed cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Black Celebration’, all vast soundscapes and dark hearts of thunderclouds. A 22-year-old hailing from Brighton, with a feverish fetish for a tantalising slice of her idol Giorgio Moroder, she’s now back with second original single ‘If You Let Me Go’. And it’s pretty damn good.

 
‘All the trappings,  but not the soul’

‘All the trappings, but not the soul’

It’s heartbreaking to give this show less than four stars, given its stellar cast, direction and set, but the script is just quite dull. A staging of famous playwright Joe Orton’s ‘forgotten’ first script, written at the age of 26, it serves to prove that writers’ first scripts should probably stay forgotten. At least a saving grace is that Orton himself has been dead for 47 years. 

 
Get the Ball Rolling...

Get the Ball Rolling…

Kicking off at the Two Brewers this week, BALL, a new pop couture night from the boys at Titans London Football Club, will see dynamic drag duo CK being joined by singer Jade Ewen (Sugababes and UK Eurovision entrant).

 
These people are EPIC

These people are EPIC

Meet the team behind this week’s big club explosion when Epic returns to super club Pulse…

 
Exciting, Exhilirating, Extra-Latin, IT’S EXILIO!

Exciting, Exhilirating, Extra-Latin, IT’S EXILIO!

We caught up with the fabulously passionate Gloria from London’s premier LGBT Latin music night, Exilio…

 
Getting Jiggly With It! 

Getting Jiggly With It! 

New York’s very own plus size Barbie and star of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 4, the infectiously adorable Jiggly Caliente is the latest queen preparing to take her rightful place on the G-A-Y Porn Idol throne, where she’ll oversee and judge things that can never EVER be unseen. Jason Reid and Jiggly had a natter this week ahead of her arrival in London....

 

 
To Frack or Not to Frack?

To Frack or Not to Frack?

Patrick Cash looks into the controversial ‘fracking’ energy process, and why Vivienne Westwood has got involved.
 
The Life and Loves of Lorca

The Life and Loves of Lorca

Almost 80 years after his death at the hands of General Franco’s fascist Nationalist regime, Federico Garcia Lorca remains Spain’s most famous poet. His last days are the focus of a new production at the Drayton Arms Theatre. Cliff Joannou spoke to the play’s writer Nicholas de Jongh about Spain’s greatest gay cultural figure…

 
Music makes the divas come together

Music makes the divas come together

Just when you thought Jeremy Joseph was the biggest diva at G-A-Y, along come 40 of them! After launching its debut compilation album last year, quite possibly the UK’s biggest club brand is back with a second collection and this time Jeremy is bringing some of the pop world’s most popular female artists on the planet into the mix.

 
Fraff

Fraff

Fraff was billed as a ‘poetry night for people who don’t like poetry’. Devised by renowned gay performance artist Scottee, a packed crowd of mostly young-ish in-the-knows filled the circular tables atop the Richmix. Scottee introduced the night with a bit of easy banter between him and selected audience faces, easily arousing many laughs and proving his professionalism as a confident and likable host – even through the blasé bravado of screaming at unwitting bystanders not to stand in his spotlight.