Club News

Posted on July 16, 2014


Area – The Last Dance

Orange Nation have announced the closure of Area to make way for the complete transformation of the Albert Embankment strip. The group said: “We have been in negotiation with Network Rail and the local authorities for a considerable amount of time and fully support Lambeth in their plans to regenerate Albert Embankment into a vibrant high street. Although we are very sad to see such an iconic venue close, we are pleased to announce that we have signed a brand new lease on the Fire complex, securing the venue for many years to come.” They added, “We are embarking on a major refit of Fire to ensure its position as a world leading and technologically advance venue, keeping us at the forefront of London clubbing. Area will close with a spectacular finale worthy of its years as one of London’s most well-loved gay venues.”

Area, 67 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, SE1 7TP. 9pm–very late. Big ticket: Beyond presents Fire 11th birthday @ Fire, Matinee Daytime Terrace Party @ Ministry of Sound, and Area: The Last Dance @ Area – just £30 whilst stocks last.


26/07/14: G-A-Y presents COLLABRO and Leah McFall

They were the winners of this year’s Britain’s Got Talent competition and now Collabro take to the stage at G-A-Y. So, whether musicals are your kinda thing or not – you can’t help but appreciate the talent of these five guys (and we’re not just talking about their voices, if you catch our drift). It’s a TV talent show specioal as they’ll be joined by Leah McFall from The Voice, too! Check out our interview on page 10 for our interview with gay Collabro member Jamie Lambert.

Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2H 6NG. 11pm-5am. £3 entry with wristband from G-A-Y Bar.


26/07/14: SUMMER RITES presents ‘OUT ON THE DOCK’

The sun is set to shine and every crazy character from across the gay scene is gonna be flocking to Summer Rites this Saturday! Club nights across London unite for one huge explosion of LGBT celebration: Sink the Pink, Trade, DTPM, Love Muscle, Trannyshack, Tonker, Dish, Handsome and Fitladz aren’t even all of them! PAs from Sinitta, Roy Inc, Ray Noir, and Hazel Dean add to the campness. You’re guaranteed to find something to satisfy everybody! See you on the dock, boys! See pages 31-34.

Tobacco dock, 50 Porters Walk, London, E1W. Midday-11pm. £12.50-£59 (conc – VIP).



Bootylicious welcomes you to its new residence – The Electric Brixton. With two rooms and a covered roof top smoking area – we doubt it will disappoint. Duane Lamonte who appeared on X Factor will be showcasing his new project Brick City. After narrowly missing the finals, it will be interesting to hear the new material! Amongst that, you’ll hear all the usual pussy-popping, pelvis thrusting jams that get the Bootylicious crowd turned!

Electric Brixton, Town Hall Parade, SW2 1RJ. 11pm-6am. £13.


26/07/14: XXL ‘RETRO’

Calling big bears and their admirers! XXL returns for another week of attitude-free clubbing in the spacious Pulse nightclub! Retro means your favourite DJs: Joe Egg, Mark Ames, Andy Almighty, Christian M, Alex Logan and Stuart Styles will be laying down some uplifting remixes of the big tracks of past years that you forgot you love! You’re guaranteed a night of huge dance classics – and huge men!

Pulse, 1 Invicta Plaza, Southbank, SE1 9UF. 10pm-8am. £8 members, £15 guests


26/07/14: BENDER

It’s been a whole year since Bender penetrated its way onto the London scene and we’ve no doubt that they’ll be celebrating with a bang! Glasgow Kings Den Haaz will be laying down the disco and hi-NRG vibes for the occasion while Whitney Weiss unleashes euro 80s floor fillers (see page 20 for DJ of the Week)! They’ll be joined by Jeffrey Hinton and dragster Johnny Woo – with residents Fitzgerald and Fidel – of course! It’s also an after party for Summer Rites, so you can expect a packed out venue people!

Dalston Superstore, 117 Kingsland High Street, E8 2PB. 10pm-4am. £5 b4 midnight/£7 after.


31/07/14: G-A-Y PORN IDOL with guest judge WILLAM

Jeremy Joseph continues his alliance with the Ru Paul Drag Race contestants as judges for weekly amateur strip contest G-A-Y Porn Idol. This week sees Willam of DWV fame grace the stage along with other slag judges Michael Mitchell, Baga Chipz and Silver Summers. We sense a rendition of ‘Boy Is A Bottom’ when one of the contestants slut drops!

Heaven, Under the Arches, Villiers Street, Charing Cross, WC2H 6NG. 10pm-4.30am. Free entry with wristband from G-A-Y Bar. 


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