#CassandraSays – East London drag creature Cassandra gives us the lowdown on this week’s queer alternative events

East London Queer

The doyenne of Dulwich squat parties gives her us her INIMITABLE guide to this weekend’s queer alternative goings on.

Dry January is 0VER! Don’t kid yourself, you dipped your tiptoes into the pool of London nightlife after reading my debut splash — now you are IMMERSED ! FEBRUARY looks wet, wet, wet, with lascivious, lovely, and learned nights. 

FRIDAY 7th February 

I’m not only including CRAMPS music night since I Cassandra will be personally MC’ing, but also because the very reason I agreed to host is that CRAMPS provides us with one of the few queer nights dedicated to music! A whole host of queer musicians are on the line-up including Moglie, Sasha Wilde/Kerai, Cush Marli, Faux Boy, and special guest Mx Tzo. Its creator Creature Cramps themselves I’ve had the pleasure of seeing perform—  arresting and full of raw, emotional guttural utterances in their often a capella singing. That’s at The Chateau, 29-33 Camberwell Church Street, SE5 8TR.


Felix and Friends: Heartbreak Hotel takes us to THE OLD NUN’S HEAD SE15 3QQ in an act of Madonna-style Catholic transgression. Featuring comedy and performances by the ingenue, Scaredy Cat, as well as drag royals Alexa Vox and Tayce. 


Queering Now: Amplifying the Voices of Chinese Queer Diaspora at the Rich Mix building, looks like a fabulous event. The much less heard but much needed Chinese voices of queer politics and gay culture will be amplified with command, passion, conviction, political commentary and dreams by artists including Victoria Sin, Whiskey Chow and LI YILEI. Film screening 6pm, afterparty 10:30pm. 

Daisy Puller and CoCo Femme Fontaine are seducing me with their most potent Love Potion No.9 promising to “invoke the deities of love, glamour and debauchery” in its decadent little art deco setting of Fontaine’s bar, fronted by formidable and feisty Ruby — the busty broad & barwoman. 

Tickets for all above events available at qxtickets.com


Little-known nights which have whetted my appetite….

Sound, Vision and Feelings at Finta Vita where arts and reality collide in the mind-boggling style! I love a vision quest…. 

VAULT festival’s unending torment! Fronted by that spookster Johnny White Really Really doing his brilliantly bonkers and surreal stand-up routine.