JULIASAYS

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London!


I’ll confess to you, I’m one of those people who can quite happily disappear down that social media wormhole very easily! All of a sudden I find I’ve lost two hours of my life just like that. Oh gawd…help!

Listen, get out there and discuss realness…I’m hoping Bodycon 2: Nightlife Expansion Pack at Dalston Superstore on Thursday 24th January can help me. Actually, what the hell’s going on at Bodycon? Sim crazy matchmakers Melanin Monroe, Ms. Guided, Spooky Fellatio, Ratty ByeBye and Bwrap Brown determine your future from 9pm till 2:30am!

Firm fave Ms Kevin Le Grand enters London Town with all the grandeur you’d expect from an alternative bona fide star and hosts Whatever The Fuck You Like Karaoke on Friday 25th January at The Karaoke Hole from 8pm till 3am. It’s a long stint so don’t test Ms. Le Grand’s nerves as they will not be suffering fools gladly! LOL!!!!

Back with a bang – sorry – Clash! Clash Bash no. 8 ~ Tartan Tarts Friday on Friday 25th at Dalston Superstore with ShayShay, who hosts a night of Scottish style seeing as it’s Burns Night! Dig deep for the classic tartan lewks and join DJ music from ShayShay, GIN, Lewis G Burton, Elliott and HiFi Sean plus Finn Love and Mairie, Queen of Scots cavorting on the bar! 9pm-3am.

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The atmosphere is rising at weekly night Bender! at the Eagle in Vauxhall every Friday they tell me, so we better pop down there and hang around beat masters Chester Hayes and Wes Baggaley and then smooze up to the excellent performer Bimini! On till 4am!

Grace Shush and Tom Taylor present a new night out THICC, celebrating body positivity on Friday 25th at Hangar down by London Fields from 10pm till 3am. They’ve got a whole evening of queer and curvy happenings planned in the form of drag shows and DJs including Tete Bang.

So much going on at BABY WARS! on Friday 25th January at The Glory. Baby Lame and Cybil War join forces from 10pm till 2am with lip-sync battles, DJ’s, dancing and debauchery.

I’ll probably get told off for calling The Queen Adelaide’s basement a ‘dive bar’ but in my mind it is and it’s also one of Hackney Roads best kept secrets. On 25th January Twisted Disco put’s on a late night party with host and DJ Robert Leach till 3am playing all sorts from the disco genre.

Collaborative club night and community collective Inferno is at The YARD on Friday 25th January. A major night of performance, music and clubland hosts including Adrian Rybak, Samantha Togni and the Inferno X Demain Collective. 11pm till 6am.

I’ll be heading up to MEAT at Dalston Superstore this Saturday 26th January. A proper night out with The Meat Boys, Cozette b2b with me Princess Julia, Ninebob b2b with MiSTAMAKER in the bar. In the basement Nic Fischer, Synth System Systers ft. Jonathan Henfrey and My Favourite Part aka Fannar and Daniel Cherney

You know there’s something for everyone on our scene and at Soul On Saturday (aka SOS) over at the Eagle on Saturday 26th January our Roy Inc hosts a night which centers on vibes of a soulful nature with music from Terry T-Rex and Jeanie Crystal from 9pm till 4am.

Then rave it up at §10.37 which is Chapter 10 and it’s on, on Saturday 26th till 7am at BLOC. 39 Autumn Street E3 up in Hackney Wick. They say ‘Start the year queer’, we say if you don’t you’ll regret it!

New night at The GloryTracy & Mynxie’s Sunday Showdown!  On Sunday 27th January from 7pm with Tracy Barlow and Mynxie who are laying on a fun packed evening of games, cabaret and DJ action. Free to go and on the last Sunday of January, February and March!

Something I’m obsessing about, a show from artist and performer Oberon White entitled Winegod, its premiere at The Glory on Tuesday 29th starting at 8pm is going to be enlightening to say the least. I’m fascinated by Oberon, who is presenting ‘a contemporary ritual into the ancient world’s suppressed queer deity’ using music, spoken word and image to take us into the realms of ancient philosophies. OMG I’m feeling liberated already!

Finally, fun and fab performance duo Bourgeois and Maurice launch a branch new 4 part film web series YOUTHANASIA this week where they reveal a plot line with a dark secret, all star support cast Lucy McCormick, Jayde Adams and Asher Treleaven.

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