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This Island’s Mine at the King’s Head Theatre – ‘a cross-section of gay life in Thatcher’s Britain’

This Island's Mine
★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn It's over three decades since one of the darkest days in British politics when a government whipped into moral outrage pushed through the first piece of homophobic legislation in over a century. Looking back, the sweeping tide of history dilutes the real-life impact that this particular piece legislation had on people's day-to-day lives. In reviving a...

QX Meets… ‘Pig in a Wig’ Lady Bunny

Her days of tearing Atlanta a new one alongside Larry Tee and RuPaul back in the early '80s might be behind her, but drag stain-station Lady Bunny has never let her hoof off the accelerator when it comes to her career. With the Chinese calendar telling her this is her year, she's mud-sliding over to the British shores with...

Three Great Reasons to Stay at Home This Weekend

Have you ever had one of those moments when you tell your friends you are staying in this weekend and they look at you in open-mouthed astonishment as if you have just said something so offensive they can’t quite process it? Of course, we all love to go out when the week is done (and sometimes on a school...

Salomé at the Greenwich Theatre – ‘a daring take that puts production before performance’

★★☆☆☆ by Ifan Llewelyn When it comes to Oscar Wilde's legacy, his theatrical works are often lost in the overarching narrative of a man persecuted his society. His plays are often only looked to after you've tired of Dorian Grey, De Profundis and his Ballad of Reading Goal. For a man mostly known for his works' languorous quality, Salome remains his most zestful work...

Getting to Know…Marnie Scarlet

By Jason Reid Marnie Scarlet is one of the most unique artists I’ve come across in my two decades on London’s multifarious cabaret scene. As well as being an accomplished designer, captivating performer and mentor to many, she is hugely respected and liked by her peers in the performance world. Recently Marnie experienced the toxic wrath of the online RuPaul’s Drag...

#JULIASAYS – Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London!

Discerning scene musings from the princess of East London! Having a good time is exhausting! In a good way...doing the rounds and supporting all the great things going on in our community is exciting and rewarding. Our weekend starts with Haus of Slopulence at The Karaoke Hole on Thursday 16th May. It’s a bit of a pick-and-mix night, with special guests...

QX PREVIEW: Fitladz

The cheeky chappy night has gone weekly Come on, we ALL fancy guys in trakkies don’t we. Everyone fancies guys in trakkies or grey sweatpants. Well, everyone who’s attracted to guys anyway. And people who aren’t, are probably attracted to GIRLS in trakkies or grey sweatpants. What is it about trakkies and grey sweatpants? Why are they so hot? Maybe it’s...

AI: More than Human at the Barbican – ‘a whistle-stop tour that poses man against machine’

★★★★ by Ifan Llewelyn Out cultural flirtations with how we think of the future is in constant flux. How we think of our technological future has come a long way since The Jetsons whizzed across our televisions back in the '60s in bubble hover cars. The excitement of what advancements were coming our way had most households throwing out their threadbare couches for...

LGBT PLUS asks: Are you a Sex Addict or do you just like a lot of sex? 

Stephen Hanscomb, Head of LGBT mental health service LGBT Plus, explores the ins and outs of sex addiction. What is too much sex? The addiction label is thrown around a lot these days, the jury is out over technical definitions of the word relating to sex, but at the end of the day it’s all about how the sex you have...

QX PREVIEW: SBN Brighton

London's super-popular naked/cruise night SBN ("Stark Bollock Naked") has now branched out to Brighton! They've already had a couple of parties down there that have gone swimmingly, and they're back again tomorrow for another night of sun, sea and sex! It's billed as "the UK's largest naked party" - perfect for cruising, pulling and getting down. Why waste all that time...

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