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The legendary Bar Wotever, created in 2005, is one of the world’s longest running weekly queer performance events. Every Tuesday night at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern, we welcome friends old and new to enjoy live music, cabaret, comedy, dance, spoken word, community news and whatever else tickles our fancy. Friendly, fun, inclusive, meaningful and truly spectacular. Doors at 7pm, show 8.30-10.30pm, DJs pre and post show, closes midnight! Different line ups each week. This weeks headliners are Shakona Fire and Kayla MacQuarrie.
At a Stretch is part of a series of productions and events to celebrate #DMUpride, which have been curated by DMU students thanks to the university’s partnership with Curve. This wordless visual theatre production tells the story of two women who meet, get stuck
together with elastic and, despite their best efforts, fall in love.
Suitable for families and children aged six and above, the show includes sharp physical
comedy, exciting choreography and breathtaking physical theatre.
WINNER of the ThreeWeeks Editors’ Award 2017.
Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?
‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter and traveller, enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear.
In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson, the young pretender and son of a boxing legend, is fighting his own battles that lead to a tragedy that neither could predict. Gypsy Queen is an unconventional love story between two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring.
Queer(in)g Croydon | Exploring the potential towards a common safe place
The evening is a private viewing of Ruhul Abdin’s Reclined Nude Scrolls, two 20 metre long drawings of friends and lovers. There will be a panel discussion on the potential to create a new queer place for Croydon’s diverse LGBTQIA community – followed by a series of live performances. The idea will centre on the potential to use existing venues, spaces and places as well as make better use of disused places, and connect different groups to help program and develop an inclusive & sustainable model. The discussion will briefly explore existing models of successful community organisations and what a community-led model could be for a queer place in Croydon. It will also propose questions, especially in ways of understanding what a safe space could potentially be for diverse members of the community. Croydon is the largest London borough with a population over 380,000+ people and itself has a deep history with LGBT+ activities. It is represented currently in events such as the Croydon Pridefest, its participation in LGBT History Month, IDAHO as well as diverse groups such as the Croydon Area Gay Society (CAGS) that meet regularly. At the same time there has been the erosion and closure of entertainment and other venues that catered specifically for the LGBT+ community across London and this means new models of place-making need to be explored. This panel discussion will look to talk about a more dynamic, community-led model, and the panelists will discuss aspects of their experiences and what they believe could be a collective vision for a safe space for the queer community. The evening will allocate ample time for questions.
We will invite local council members, LGBTQIA community leaders, along with wider London advocates including academics, activists and cultural leaders for a meaningful discussion.
The outcomes of this discussion will be used to develop a proposal for making a temporary or permanent queer space in Croydon.
Introduction and presentation
(To be confirmed) 18.15 The panel Discussion Queer(in)g Croydon | Exploring the potential towards a common place
Q&A to be chaired by Ruhul Abdin
Followed by live music by Tom and Jett of the Ninetales Collective & refreshments
Other performers to be confirmed
Join us for a very special performance by the sensational anti-drag queen, David Hoyle, followed by a Q & A. Hoyle came to prominence in the 1990s as the Divine David. He appeared in several late night Channel 4 shows and later in Chris Morris’s Nathan Barley but now performs live under his own name. He is closely associated with the Royal Vauxhall Tavern but has also performed at the Soho Theatre, Chelsea Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, National Portrait Gallery, Tate Britain and Victoria & Albert Museum. Expect biting satire, bravura costumes and high comedy. “There is nothing quite like it: bold and unique, electrifying and disarmingly humane” – Time Out. Sponsored by the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities. Part of University of Leicester LGBT+ History Month.
Fresh from a sell-out run, Polaris is a free trip around the world. It’s the kind of dark humour that comes from being thwacked in the face by everything and everyone possible. Self-aware, self-deprecating, and absolutely no selfies, this coming-of-age story is full of sex, sexuality, and some sad stuff.
The true story of growing up everywhere and fitting in nowhere, with added queer just for fun. (haha. fun.) Performed as part of a series of productions and events to celebrate #DMUpride, which have been curated by DMU students thanks to the university’s partnership with Curve.
This performance includes an after-show discussion by the writer and performer, Hannah
‘A BLITZY ROMANCE OF GIN, GENTS, GARTER BELTS AND TERRIFIC SONGS!’ The Times
An intimate underground cabaret club opens in the heart of London. A saucy new star shines under the spotlight. Two men struggle to bring their illicit love out of the shadows. The war-torn capital has never been so revealing!
Welcome to the Glitz of the Blitz; where showgirls, secrets and scandal abound. A world where aristocrats jostle with black-market spivs, songwriters take to the streets and nothing is quite as it seems.
Maggie Brown, an aspiring singer and her best friend George Nowodny, a songwriter and Jewish refugee, perform a dazzling act at the newest night club in town, owned by wealthy socialite and RAF war-hero, Sir Frank Worthington-Blythe. Maggie’s beau Tom Connor, paves the way for the sexy and charismatic ‘Miss Nightingale’ to be born, and the musical duo quickly find themselves with a West-End hit! However, what the leading lady doesn’t know, is that George and Sir Frank are hiding a secret and as Miss Nightingale’s success grows, so does a forbidden love between the two men!
Miss Nightingale, the brand-new British musical, receives its West-End premiere at The Theatre at the Hippodrome Casino following five sold-out UK tours and a headline season at The Vaults in 2017. Having been hailed as one of the Guardian’s Top 50 must-sees, now is your chance to experience the show-stopping 1942 set musical, where gay glamour, vintage sounds and spunky Blitz spirit are brought sensationally to life.
Immerse yourself in the wartime world of Miss Nightingale- you’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and you’ll want to come back for more. Book cabaret style seating now for an unrivalled West End experience unlike any other.