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THURSDAY 25TH APRIL

BLUNDERLAND VARIETY SHOW

TIMES:8PM - 1AM (SHOW 8.30PM)

ADVANCE: £13

PAY ON THE DOOR: £15

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Direct from Brooklyn’s most notorious venue, BLUNDERLAND is an acid trip down the rabbit hole for a

QUEER AF VARIETY SHOW

unlike any other! This hedonistic party of underground excess features the finest acts in international circus, cabaret, and burlesque, tinged with an unmistakable glow of club kid euphoria and arthouse weird.

Coming hot off 3 years of sell out shows at New York’s

House of Yes (ranked 2nd in Time Out’s 2018 “50 best things to do in the world right now”), we’re bringing BGWMC

a raw, X-rated, but extremely glam show for those in the know ahead of our Summer debut at Underbelly Festival Southbank.

Take your seat with a cocktail and let us entertain you.

Expect absurdist drag clowns, North America’s best pole dancer, an extreme and intimate act that has to be seen to be believed, and a post-show surprise guest DJ to round out the night until close!

(You didn’t need to go to work Friday anyway, right?)

Abandon your inhibitions and dress like it’s pay day - you never know where the night might take you - and when you might be invited to join the action should you dare!!

Performing on Thursday
Eric Schmalenberger (Schmaltzy creative genius)
Blaine Petrovia (Pole Aerialist)
Makita Spins / Punch Boy
Darlinda Just Darlinda (Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza! )
Fou York (absurdist clown collective)
House of Decay (Creative House of Vogue)
Evelyn Carnate (Shapeshifting Showgirl)
Ruby Wednesday (Drag Artist)
Baby Lame (Punk-Horror-Drag-Superstar)
Ms Mokki (Cabaret Mama and burlesque beauty)
Ellie Steingraeber (bendy hooping wonder!)

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FRIDAY 26TH APRIL

BLUNDERLAND: FRIDAY NIGHT HEAT

VARIETY SHOW AND CLUBNIGHT!

TIMES:9PM - 2AM (SHOW 9.30PM)

ADVANCE: £13

PAY ON THE DOOR: £15

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NOT CONTENT WITH JUST ONE NIGHT OF FUN...

the BLUNDERLAND crew is turning things up a few degrees with a

full blown FRIDAY NIGHT glammed up variety show

packed full of queer cabaret icons and dripping with eleganza.

A crazed troupe of sexy Dada clowns? Check.

America’s best pole dancer? Oh yes.

An act so shocking (but weirdly sweet) we can’t legally describe it here? WE GOT THAT TOO!

After the show, the party doesn’t end - dance your tits off till the wee hours with a *super secret* celebrity guest DJ, show off your glitter in our photobooth, and get wet bobbing for dildos, all while getting down with our insane cast of international misfits.

Performing on Friday
Eric Schmalenberger (Schmaltzy creative genius)
Blaine Petrovia (Pole Aerialist)
Makita Spins / Punch Boy
Darlinda Just Darlinda (Mastermind of Bizarre Extravaganza! )
Fou York (absurdist clown collective)

Bourgeois and Maurice (Musical Satirists)
Mouse (Iconic Underground Performer)
Leo Headman (Rope master)
LoLo Brow (Drag Artist & Lizard Lady)
Lucy McCormick (provocative, subversive)

Abandon your inhibitions and DRESS FOR EXCESS - we want to see your wildest lewks and there WILL be prizes. Keep an eye out as we announce the line up!

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SATURDAY 27TH APRIL (ROOM 1)

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IN ROOM 1:

PARTY LIKE IT'S YOUR B'DAY

TIMES: 8.30PM UNTIL 2AM

ADVANCE: 1ST WAVE £6 // 2ND WAVE £7

PAY ON THE DOOR: £7 BEFORE 10PM // £8 AFTER 10PM // *FREE ENTRY* IF UR B'DAY (EMAIL US WITH PROOF)

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CELEBRATING? GET IN TOUCH FOR CHEAPLIST SIGNUP! (for u and your mates)

Email: info@workersplaytime.net with 'Party like it's your B'day APRIL' in the subject!

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We’re throwing
THE ULTIMATE 90S B'DAY PARTY
and YOU ARE ALL INVITED!!

Just imagine all your fave childhood b'day parties, terrible outfits, stupid games, sausages on sticks, all your fave guilty pleasures + 90s smash hitz....
GET READY TO REGRESS ....
WE'RE GONNA PARTY LIKE IT'S '95!

Join the conga line for a tasteless, tacky celebration
WHETHER IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY OR NOT!
We'll supply the party hats + you get stuck in! Get ready to
PARTY LIKE YOUR TEENAGE SELF!

ARRIVE EARLY DOORS FOR.... STUPID PARTY GAMES!
Get tangled in TWISTER!  See how low you can go in the LIMBO!
Battle it out for victory in MUSICAL CHAIRS! Win big in PASS THE PARCEL!
WHEN'S THE LAST TIME YOU DID THIS EH?
The games start at 10pm! SHARP! Don't miss out

Mum's been to Iceland and laid on a spread! Get your mitts on some treats from the...
FREE BEIGE BUFFET
There's a cheese and pineapple hedgehog! There's sausages on sticks. There's party rings. There's jam rings. There's onion rings. It's a blast from your dirty YOUTH CLUB past!

DJ SAFARI PHIL
will be 'boom shakin' the room' with a mixtape of all your fave SMASH HITZ!!
THINK: 90s CHART / POP / DANCE / GUILTY PLEASURES!
Now that's what I call music!
EXPECT TO HEAR: 2 unlimited, Spice Girls, East 17, Ace of Base, Blur, Jazzy Jeff and the Fresh Prince, Sash, The Vengaboys, MC Hammer, Kim Wilde, Shaggy, Sweet Femal Attitude, Oxide and Nuetrino, Sir Mix-a-lot, Snap, Salt'n'Pepper, Haddaway, R.Kelly, DJ Jean, Backstreet Boys, Take That, Rednex, Five, Artful Dodger.
WE DO TAKE REQUESTS AND YOU WILL DO THE MACARENA - DON'T FIGHT IT!

DRESS UP TO MESS UP! WEAR YOUR WORST!
Dig out your 90s b'day best... Think Saved By The Bell Realness, LA Gear + Hammer pants, dungarees + Kangol hats, Fresh Princes in propeller caps, crop tops + snap pants, scrunchies + swatch watches, mood rings, tie-dye and temp tatts!

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* THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN ROOM 1

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SATURDAY 27TH APRIL (ROOM 2)

2 EVENTS TONIGHT - READ CAREFULLY!

IN ROOM 2

DO 4 LOVE

TIMES: 9PM UNTIL 2AM

ADVANCE: £7.50

PAY ON THE DOOR: £10

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The sound of Hackney is changing.

The institutions, clubs and scenes are being silenced.

Do 4 Love is a party from the people who have shaped the sound of Hackney.

Join us for our third installment of dancing and celebration, showcasing the generations who have laid the foundations of the soundtrack to our city.

We’re not here to mourn or moan, we are here to vote with our feet, to preserve our musical heritage, to resist the cultural change the only way we know how.

Hackney will not be closed.

ROB BAILEY

DJ, promoter and curator Rob is one of the original founders of The New Untouchables, for the last 22 years the collective has been a major driving force in London’s underground Mod & Sixties music scene. Amongst the club nights, events, festivals, book and record releases and film screenings, The New Untouchables have created a radical alternative to London’s usual nightlife. The night ‘Mousetrap’ has been running unfalteringly for the last 28 years in it’s Finsbury Park home to an ever loyal crowd, whilst annual festival Le Beat Bespoke brings together music heads from around the world. Bailey’s nights are cited as inspiration to much of East London’s early 2000 musicians, with bands like the Horrors immersing themselves in the garage rock and psychedelia music played out.

DJ JACKO

Jacko is one of the original breed of DJs, growing up in the 60s and listening to pirate radio, his love of soul music started at an early age. As a teenager Jacko had begun to notice pubs turfing out local bands and asking for DJ’s instead, so he built his own equipment, speakers and DJ consoles and began playing out Soul music across London. Soon he held residencies at Louise’s (one of the early LGBT bars in Soho) and Legends (Bond Street), and ran the music at Boy George’s boat parties. Jacko was also famed for playing his signature soulful sounds at some of London’s first squat parties in Angel’s Post Office & Chelsea Town Hall. Now semi-retired from DJing Jacko spends his time selling records and regularly attends Northern Soul dances.

JACK GADSDEN

At 19 Jack Gadsden is the freshest face on the Northern Soul scene. Developing a passion for soul from an early age he has spent his teenage years burrowing deep into record collecting, combing communities and fairs for Northern Soul, racing R&B and deep heavy soul. Gadsden has just launched his first event 'We’ve Got Soul' at the Bank of Friendship in Islington and is a regular face at 100 Club, Crawdaddy and of course The New Untouchables.

ELDICA RECORDS

A cornerstone of the community, 18 years ago Eldica Records opened on Bradbury Street by Annie Joachim Joseph and her husband Andy Westbury. Andy - once a member of 90’s hip-hop rave outfit 2-Mad - handpicks the records. Annie’s grandmother Eldica Joachim (the shops namesake) was an influential name amongst the West Indian expatriates and music scene of 1950s London. An Aladdin’s cave of familiar sounds you’ve never heard before, Eldica provides vinyl selections of sounds from around the world to the DJs and collectors of Hackney. As the area has transformed around it, Eldica has resisted, standing strong through plans to demolish Bradbury Street to aid Crossrail in 2016.

Representing Eldica Records will be Jack Foster, curator and creator of Do 4 Love and record seller at Eldica. Alongside Do 4 Love Jack also runs Mechanix, a party born out of a mechanics garage in North East London.

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* BAGS LARGER THAN A4 (HANDBAG SIZE) *MUST* BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

* THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN ROOM 2

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THURSDAY 2ND MAY

HOORAY CABARET: WERK

TIMES: 8PM UNTIL 1AM (SHOW STARTS 8.30PM)

ADVANCE: EARLY BIRD £8 | ADV £10

PAY ON THE DOOR: £10 (BOOKING ADVISED)

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Comedy, cabaret + clubbing collide as Hooray assaults your senses with a madcap assortment of live acts, Lols and lunacy! It's kitsch as heck and quirky as feck!

THIS TIME:
Hooray Cabaret is back and we're pourin' ourselves a cup of ambition and going to WERK! Join us for the 9-to-5 grind as you've never seen it before, with comedy, burlesque and afterparty at the iconic Bethnal Green WERKing Mens Club!

Featuring....

PI THE MIME
MARIPOSA BOP
JOE JACOBS
DINONA PUSSAY
PEARL GREY

More info coming very soon via fax from Head Office.

Not been before? Here's what our audience say...
"Every month this show never fails! Absolutely brilliant burlesque and comedy from such outstanding performers. Love it!”
“Amazing night! Comics had us crying all night and the host was on fire!”
"Great fun and lovely atmosphere! Love the mix of burlesque and comedy”
"Wild, in control and out of control… chaos and cabaret collide resulting in so much fun”
“I had absolutely no idea what I was watching but laughed my little tassels off at the surrealism of it all. It was the most amazing night"
"Hooray Cabaret has got to be in the top 100 things to do in London. Really it should be well inside the top 10, but I don't want it to sound too good or all the tickets will sell out again and I'll miss out !!!”

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* THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN ROOM 1

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FRIDAY 3RD MAY(ROOM 1)

2 EVENTS TONIGHT - READ CAREFULLY!

IN ROOM 1

GIRLPOWER

TIMES: 9PM UNTIL 2AM

ADVANCE: 1ST WAVE £4|2ND WAVE £5| 3RD WAVE £7

PAY ON THE DOOR: £8

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Who run the world? Girls, obviously.

Girl Power returns to Bethnal Green for our 1st party of 2019, join us for a night of

DJs, Drag Queens & Glitter!

The best female & LGBTQ line ups playing tracks from the queens of R’n’B, Pop, and Hip-Hop.

From 90’s babes to present day divas, Girl Power brings you a night full of Bey, Ri, Tay, Jen, Nicki, Xtina and the rest of music’s leading ladies. (Maybe some Biebs and Craig too).

Assemble your squad and come ready to SLAY.

DJs: TO BE ANNOUNCED!

Queens: TO BE ANNOUNCED!

The ultimate GNO, but for EVERYONE - 100% good vibes and killer moves.

Girl Power Happy Hour from 9pm-10pm with 3 house spirit & mixers for only £10!

Free Entry if it's your birthday the month of the event. So MAY babies get in touch! All you need to do to claim is to send a photo of your ID to girlpowerlondon@gmail.com

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* ADV TICKETS ONLY GUARANTEE ENTRY UNTIL MIDNIGHT

* THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN ROOM 1

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FRIDAY 3RD MAY(ROOM 2)

2 EVENTS TONIGHT - READ CAREFULLY!

IN ROOM 2

KARAOKE FRIDAYZ

TIMES: 8PM UNTIL 1AM

FREE ENTRY

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The working week is done! Shrug it off, grab that FRIDAY FEELING and get ready to BELT IT OUT!
We're going KARAOKE KERRAZY down in ROOM2 - 'COZ WE CAN!
No themes...no gimmicks.... just 
HARD + FAST PARTY TIMES!
FREE SHOT FOR EVERY SINGER!
LOADSA SONGZ!

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* BAGS LARGER THAN A4 (HANDBAG SIZE) *MUST* BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

* THIS EVENT TAKERS PLACE IN THE BASEMENT PUB

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SATURDAY 4TH MAY

MARIAH & FRIENDZ: 5TH BIRTHDAY!!!!

TIMES: 9PM UNTIL 2AM (SHOW STARTS 9.30PM)

ADVANCE: 1ST WAVE £8 | 2ND WAVE £10

PAY ON THE DOOR: £12

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London's notorious hot-mess cabaret-cum-club night(very loosely) inspired Mariah Carey returns with their signature blend of

in-Your-Face Drag, Circus and Burlesque!!


LINE UP TO BE ANNOUNCED!

DJs LOVE'N'GOLD spin DIVA anthems and guilty pleasures ALL NIGHT LONG

The weather is cold, but inside it's nice and sticky!

 

"Top parties in London" - Vogue
"A sass packed lineup of London's finest drag, cabaret and circus talent" - Stylist Magazine
“Gloriously over-the-top … full-fat-fun” – Time Out

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WEDNESDAY 8TH MAY

KLINKER CLUB

TIMES: 8PM UNTIL MIDNIGHT

PAY ON THE DOOR: £7 / £4 CONCESSIONS

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Klinker Club is a place where all you can expect is the unexpected...
Klinker Club redefines culture with adventurous programming of live music, improv, film, poetry, dance and mixed media artforms.

Anything and Everything goes!

Starting in 1982, the club was the first to bring the wildest dreams and extremes of the '80s fringe to London. Over the years it has helped build the reputations of many performers and continues to grow, with a sister club in New York and the latest offshoot, Klinker Ipswich.

PERFORMING THIS MONTH:
MouthWind
Virtuoso vocal artist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on tour from Brussels with Lawrence Casserly's live signal processing.

Quartet
Jim LeBaigue drums, Lyn Dobson saxes/flute/voice (Soft Machine, Manfred Man, Georgie Fame), Jim Dvorak trumpet (District Six, Dreamtime, In Cahoots), Gary Subassa electric bass.
A “worldly, harmonic, connective” band, fledgling quartet of established improvising megastars.

Giles Leaman and Ian McLachlan
Multi-instrumentalist duo bang & blow an assortment of devices of their own creation and others'.

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THURSDAY 9TH MAY (ROOM 1)

2 EVENTS TONIGHT READ CAREFULLY!

IN ROOM 1:

30 YEARS OF XNTHONY

TIMES: 7.30PM - 1AM (SHOW STARTS 8PM)

ADVANCE: £8

PAY ON THE DOOR: TBC

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XNTHONY’s turning 30 and he’s going to Edinburgh Fringe.
XNTHONY’s going to Edinburgh Fringe and he’s turning 30.
XNTHONY needs your help to get him to Edinburgh Fringe.
He definitely doesn’t need your help turning 30.
Time is doing a fine job of that already, thank you very much.
But he still wants to celebrate with you!

In August 2019 I’m bringing my hit show ‘CONFIRMATION’ to Pleasance, one of the top venues in Edinburgh Fringe. ‘CONFIRMATION’ explores rural life and queerness, all set to the backdrop of banging beats and sweeping choral arrangements!

To raise money for the tour I have brought together a troupe of my favourite performers, comedians and drag queens for a night of CRAIC!

Together we're celebrating...

30 years of Xnthony. 30 years of Xs and Os. 30 years of making art. 30 years of causing a ruckus.
30 years of smushy make up and alienating drag queens. 30 years of not giving a f*ck.
Your support means we can defo look forward to another... 30 years of Xnthony.

UGHMAZING GUEST ACTS:
Mark T Cox / Harriet Braine / Tilly Fletcher / Alex Fear / Kai / Helen Black / Eva Claire / Ruairi McInerney / Barbs / Laura Meehan

Together we’re asking you to support the arts and grab a ticket to this wild cabaret party cornucopia extravaganza!

For £8 your ticket will get you a delicious selection of performances and time to dance at the disco until the late hours of the night at BGWMC. If you can't afford that you can always pay what you can!

There’ll even be an insanely camp, massive, high stakes raffle replete with my usual witty rapport, singing and some fantastical surprises.

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PLEASE NOTE:

* BAGS LARGER THAN A4 (HANDBAG SIZE) *MUST* BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

* THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN ROOM 1

* TICKETS TO THIS EVENT DO NOT GAIN YOU ENTRY TO ANY OTHER EVENT IN THE VENUE

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THURSDAY 9TH MAY (ROOM 2)

2 EVENTS TONIGHT READ CAREFULLY!

IN ROOM 2:

GREEN MILK COMEDY NIGHT:

THE BIRTHDAY

TIMES: 7PM / SHOW START 8PM

ADVANCE: £10

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Green Milk Comedy is back at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club with another smorgasbord of comedies finest. We put weirdos on stage for various amounts of time and expect them to make you laugh. We're 90% successful.

THIS TIME: Green Milk are celebrating everyone’s birthday on the 9th of May, ‘cos, well, why should our birthday be the same day every year?

Hosted by our very own Robin Jon Hill, our super star line up of comics is here to celebrate your coming into the world.

FIN TAYLOR

A master provocateur treading the threadbare lines of political correctness with a searing spotlight on modern sense.

“The most discussed, and critically lauded comedian of recent Edinburgh Fringes.” ★★★★★ THE SCOTSMAN

HARRY HILL

The man himself. Big shirt collar. Thick rimmed specs. All the silly, stupid, surreal thoughts that circle his dome spilled out on stage.

LUCY PEARMAN

Loopy lunacy from the incumbent queen of absurdism.

"Lucy Pearman is oxymoronic in that she is a niche for everyone. Her bizarre character comedy is one of the most unique acts at the Fringe." ★★★★★ Broadway Baby

CAM SPENCE

The 2018 Funny Women Award Winner, this is subversive character comedy from one of the scene’s fastest rising surrealists.

FRANCIS BOULLE

That’s right. Mr. Quirky-Charm, Made In Chelsea himself is coming just for YOUR birthday. Do you have any idea how many other parties he's ditching for this?

We’re going to celebrate deep into the night.

There might be games.

There might be presents.

There might be cake.

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* BAGS LARGER THAN A4 (HANDBAG SIZE) *MUST* BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

* THIS EVENT TAKES PLACE IN ROOM 2

* TICKETS TO THIS EVENT DO NOT GAIN YOU ENTRY TO ANY OTHER EVENT IN THE VENUE

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FRIDAY 10TH MAY

WIMP

TIMES: TBA

PAY ON THE DOOR: TBA

TICKET LINK COMING SOON

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DETAILS COMING SOON

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SATURDAY 11TH MAY

LADY OLE: Eurofiestón

TIMES: 9PM UTNIL 2AM

ADVANCE: £7.99

PAY ON THE DOOR: £10

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Spanish and British queer cultures collide in a

KITCHSY, CRAZY, COLOURFUL CLUBNIGHT!

Fresh from a wild anniversary party, the Spanish darlings that have been rocking many European cities with glitter, acrylic hair, and im-pop-ssible Spanish tunes since 2005, are back with a highly anticipated first-ever Eurovision party.

Say ya-ya-yay!!!

On Saturday, May 11th -just one week ahead of the Eurovision Song Contest- we welcome everyone to join us and celebrate the power of MUSIC. Music speaks no evil, builds no barriers. Music's true spirit is one of togetherness, love, respect, and diversity. And well... do we really need an excuse to play you Abba and 'oh ah just a little bit' of Eurocamp? errrm NO.

Room 1:
Lady Olé residents Alejandro Vicente and Alejandro Asencio aka 'Los Alejandros' will be spinning a string of Eurovision hits all the way from their Spanish motherland straight to your heart.

From Azúcar Moreno to Barei via Massiel, Rosa and maybe even Sergio Dalma. Of course, having always been a Europarty, we will also pay tribute to Euroclassics in the shape of Conchitas, Danas, Elenis, Ginas, Nettas and beyond!

Room 2:
After the success of our first room 2 takeover experience last month, we are doing it all over again. Committed to offering you a different musical treat each time, we are super thrilled to have London's legendary party

R & She taking over the fab downstairs room with residents Neil Prince and Marcos Brito at the controls. You'll twerk and werk like its 1999 to their winning formula of female fronted R'n'B and hip hop.

DRESS CODE
We are going to keep it Eurovisible... make of this word whatever you want.

Here are some ideas for the lazy ones: do you have a bunch of friends to dress up with? then you can be Abba, Mocedades, Bucks Fizz... have a mate/partner in crime? then go for the duets i.e. Baccara, Azúcar Moreno or Olivia Newton-John and Cliffy Richards look. Flying solo? bet you can pull out a Conchita beard or go all euphoric throwing Loreen shapes!

BUT if all this is too daunting, fly your flag, get your pride out and just be fab!!!!

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TUESDAY 14TH MAY

TROJAN HORSE/RAINBOW FLAG

TIMES: 7PM (SCREENING 7.30PM)

PRICE: FREE (RSVP NECCESSARY)

RSVP HERE

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“The Joiners Arms smelt, tasted, sounded and felt like freedom” Dan Glass, 2018

 

At a time when queer spaces in London and elsewhere are increasingly under threat from gentrification, Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag is a programme of films, videos and moving image works by LGTBQI+ artists exploring the historical significance, present urgency and future possibilities of queer spaces as sites of political resistance, community and desire.

Curated by artist and filmmaker Ian Giles, the programme is jointly presented by videoclub and Gasworks at Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. Departing from Giles’ newly commissioned film about the closure of the Joiners Arms in Hackney Road, the programme features moving image works by artists and peers including Prem Sahib, Charlotte Prodger, Patrick Staff and Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings.

Following the film screening, there will be an informal conversation about queer spaces with local leaders and LGTBQ+ activists co-chaired by writer and curator Paul Clinton in discussion with Nadine Artois and Bernice Mulenga (Pxssy Palace).

The programme features a newly-commissioned text by Paul Clinton. This text will be distributed at the screening alongside a transcript from Giles’ film about the closure of the Joiner Arms pub.

Throughout 2019, different iterations of the programme will tour to Brighton, Manchester and Newcastle.

The programme is generously supported by Arts Council England.

Programme:

Prem Sahib, Chariots Slide Show, 2019, duration variable
Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, Pink Room, 2017, 3:12 mins
Ian Giles, Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag, 2019, 26 mins
Charlotte Prodger, LHB , 2017, 20 mins
Patrick Staff, Weed Killer, 2017, 20 mins

MORE ABOUT THE ARTISTS AND FILMS HERE

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THURSDAY 16TH MAY

THE DOUBLE R CLUB

TIMES: 8PM UNTIL 1AM (SHOW STARTS 8.30PM)

ADVANCE: EARLY BIRDS £10 | ADV £12

10% STUDENT DISCOUNT: ENTER 'STUDENT10' AT CHECKOUT*

PAY ON THE DOOR: £15

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Welcome to The Double R Club an evening of mystery & nightmares inspired by the films of David Lynch
Expect a darkly surreal cocktail of
"Damn fine" Cabaret, where
"Restless nights and uneasy dreams go with the territory..."

Think the finger-clicking jazz ambience of cult TV show Twin Peaks,
the absurdist monochrome machine world of Eraserhead...
From the dark underbelly of Mulholland Drive,
to the surreal small-town madness of Blue Velvet
A dark and troubling cabaret dream from ANOTHER PLACE, all served with humour
"Black, like midnight on a moonless night…"

Your aberrant host Benjamin Louche introduces THE underground cult cabaret phenomenon.
LINEUP TBA!


"London can't claim too many shows with the impressive longevity and sheer depravity of the RR Club" - The Londonist
"One of the edgiest nights in the capital." - The Independent
"You may be tickled in your most shameful fancies. You may be deeply offended. But you won't look away. Mad, bad and regrettable to miss: that pretty much summarises The Double R Club." - This Is Cabaret

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*STUDENTS MUST SHOW VALID STUDENT ID ON THE DOOR(NUS,ISIC,UNI/COLLEGE PHOTO CARD)

BAGS LARGER THAN A4 (HANDBAG SIZE) *MUST* BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

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FRIDAY 17TH MAY

BOYZ NITE OUT

TIMES: 8PM UNTIL 2AM(SHOW STARTS 8.30PM)

ADVANCE: £7

PAY ON THE DOOR: £10

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Wassssuuuupppp!!!

BOYZ are BACK, by popular demand, at BGWMC bringing you another Drag King Show and Club Nite!

Let’s party like it’s 2004!

5ive of the BOYZ - inc. DJ Trevor - are bringing you sweet, sweet tunes and moves from our misspent youth!

Come live your B(w)estlife in the Backstreet[s] (Boys) of Bethnal Green!

We love to Bust(Ed) out the nineties/noughties classics.

So get in the zone.... The Boyzone.

‘Cos I’m just a teenage dirtbag baby’ (Wheatus 2000) Are you?

AFTER THE SHOW WE PARTY:

Superstar DJing - Bear Winds Her - from 10:30pm until 2am so you can dance, dance, dance the nite away!

OMG… we have guest performances from:

Chiyo: The Prinx of Provocation
The Dark Prinx and Stray Mutt of London's Cabaret scene. An Afrolatinx Trans body attempting to fuck shit up. Chiyo has been destroying the UK Drag scene, dismantling the core of Cabaret with professionally executed, endearing, yet sensual work. Regularly exploring the UK on his lonesome, Chiyo also performs alongside platforms like The Cocoa Butter Club. Chiyo is a Queerlesque protege, a favourite in the UK’s finest Queer venues, and producer of the smoking hot smut night: “WOOF - Redefining Sexy”.

Georgeous Michael

Georgeous Michael celebrates camp masculinity & joyful dissent. Reveling in the political reclamation of 'getting-up-to-no-good', Georgeous Michael is a self-identified Dyke-Prince-cum-Fag-King questioning homonormative narratives of the 'good gay'. Inspired by the life & performance of George Michael, their/his work explores the camp-under-erasure in heterosexual phantasies of 80s & 90s pop stardom.

Mr Wesley Dykes

Mr Wesley Dykes... your favourite rapper, your favourite RnB singer, your friendly neighbourhood fxckboi. He's everything you want without any of the consequences.


AND MORE SURPRISES ON THE NIGHT!

What a banging line-up of king-pin pin-ups!

In case you missed our last Boyz Nite Out, here's the word on the street:

'It’s beautifully observed and extremely funny' - theprickle.org

'The two hours absolutely flew by, and the audience were roaring with laughter throughout, as well as screaming with applause. While the Drag Queen world is now mainstream, the Drag King world is bubbling forth some very exciting stuff. These brothers are doing it for themselves, and we couldn’t be happier.' - theprickle.org

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PLEASE NOTE:

* BAGS LARGER THAN A4 (HANDBAG SIZE) *MUST* BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

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SATURDAY 18TH MAY

EURODISCO

TIMES: 7PM UNTIL 2AM

ADVANCE:EARLY BIRDS £6(SOLD OUT)|ADV 1ST WAVE £7 |ADV 2ND WAVE £8| ADV 3RD WAVE £9

PAY ON THE DOOR: £10 BEFORE 10PM / £11 AFTER 10PM

BUY TICKETS NOW

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We're going conti-mental, as €UROVISION F€V€R takes over 2 floors or BGWMC! The notorious....

€URO DISCO RETURNS in a blaze of glory and glitter!

GET READY TO GO CONTI...MENTAL!

FROM 7PM -
*Grab a BUCKS FIZZ (FREE for the first 100)*
claim your spot and witness the sights and sounds of Eurovision past! The Workers have picked their fave clips (best AND wurst) to whet your Euro whistle + get the party started!

FROM 8PM -
We'll be SCREENING THE EUROVISION FINAL on

2 HUGE SCREENS!
Our DRAGTASTIC HOSTS will guide you through with some Wogan worthy OFF-THE-CUFF COMM€NTARY!!
Shout-a-long, dance-a-long and boo-a-long!

Snooze worthy moment will be avoided as we play some... CRING€-TASTIC GAM€S!!!
Everyone's a winner!
The boring bits will be well and truly drowned out with some plate smashin' SUP€R LIV€ ACTS!
INCLUDING:

THE GLITTER HEAT! bringin' you Camp-tastic Abba grooves and killer dance moves! MAMMA MIA!
MORE ACTS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!

DON'T FRET! Wanna concentrate and watch without interuptions!? Then head on down to the QUI€T ZON€!  We'll be showing the goods in 2 other rooms, across multiple screens! OH YAS!


POST SHOW - WE PARTY!
DJ SAFARI PHIL will spin EUROVISION CLASSICS / EURO-DISCO HITS / EURO-TRASH FAVES
He's been travelling across the continent collecting a smorgasbord of euro-disko, party tunes, cheesy pop, kitsch killers + dancefloor fillers

DR€SS COD€
Fly the flag for your country! CELEBRATE YOUR CULTURAL QUIRKS! Matadors + open shirts! Traditional dress with a disco twist! Italian Stallions! German Ragers! Leather trousers, spandex and sequins! Lederhosen! Fake tans and tashes!

This is a truly JOYOUS annual gathering and VRYON’S WELCOM!

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PLEASE NOTE:

* BAGS LARGER THAN A4 (HANDBAG SIZE) *MUST* BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

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