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TUESDAY 19TH JUNE

UPSET THE RHYTHM PRESENTS:

MICHAEL HURLEY

TIMES: 7.30PM UNTIL 11.30PM

COST: £8 ADV

DOOR: TBA (BOOKING IN ADVANCE ADVISED)

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MICHAEL HURLEY (a.k.a. Doc Snock)

is a quiet legend, a wry conspirator in the stand-up of life. “The world is his front porch" and, come June 19th, the American alt-folk icon’s vista will include Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. The 76 year-old Hurley has been making music for nigh on 50 years. Having broken ground as part of the Greenwich Village folk movement of the ‘60s, he continues to perform his uniquely crafted - and vast - catalogue of tunes, performing odes to aliens, tea and women for spellbound audiences at home in the US and abroad.

Hurley's music sounds old, like it has always existed, and simultaneously singular, like something you've never heard anyone else play quite like that before. This timeless quality ensures that Hurley's audience constantly renews itself. From the the beatniks in the NYC Village where he started in the early 60s, to the hippies in Vermont, to the Americana fans, indie rockers and freak folkers from the last two decades, Michael's music never fails to find fresh new ears. Pressed for a description, Hurley has called it "jazz-hyped blues and country and western music".

HUGH METCALFE

is a musician and filmmaker from London and Suffolk, England. He is best known as the promoter of The Klinker in London, a free-improv club which he has run in various venues since at least 1982. He plays guitar, violin, hi-hat and gas mask. He performs in several bands including Bicycle Clip Sex, The Small Faeces, The Cross-Dressed Quartet and Fuck Off Batman. He has also performed with noted sound poet Bob Cobbing, saxophonist Lol Coxhill and dancer Jennifer Pike in Birdyak. Metcalfe's experimental film work began in 1978 and uses 8mm film methods to produce silent films, often used later as a springboard for free musical improvisation, either by Metcalfe himself or other musicians.

RUSSELL WALKER

known as the uncanny lyricist/vocalist for The Pheromoans, Bomber Jackets etc, treats us to an exceedingly rare solo live appearance. Walker released his solo album proper in 2016 through Vitrine, contributed to a recent compilation on Kye and has a spoken album due out on Chocolate Monk next month called ‘Half Time 1916’. Walker also published his latest book ‘When New Towns Act Tough’ in 2016, well worth tracking down on Larching Books!

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THURSDAY 21ST JUNE

THE DOUBLE R CLUB:

MISS TWIN PEAKS CONTEST

TIMES: 8PM UNTIL 1AM

ADVANCE:1ST WAVE £10 / 2ND WAVE £12

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; a darkly surreal cocktail of “Damn fine”Cabaret, where "Restless nights and uneasy dreams go with the territory..."

THIS MONTH for the FINAL Double R Club before their summer 'disappearance', they give you a

BEAUTY PAGEANT FROM ANOTHER PLACE

a tournament between the beauteous and the bestial, the feminine and the feral, all played out in a world of dreams...

Welcome to the 9th MISS TWIN PEAKS CONTEST

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

COMPETING FOR THE CROWN ARE:

HARLOW

This “woman in trouble” defies her torments, cries out in red in darkness and confusion!

CYNTH ICORN

This thing writhes in mystery, gasps into life, birthed from some terrible dream place!

CAROL CATES

She is dead, yet she lives! Lives to sing a song of that which is not what it seems…

VON STRUMPET

A living, breathing dream of cataclysm and breaking through from other worlds!

KEITH RAMSEY

Watch as, flame-haired and monocular, this woman faces her greatest fears…

MOLLY BETH MOROSSA

A woman in danger, with nothing left to lose, has scars that can’t be seen…

KHESKI KOBLER

The inanimate becomes animate! Walks forth to illuminate your dark dreams!

RODENT DECAY

A shadow entity and powerful negative force breaks through from nightmare!

DON'T FORGET this is YOUR chance to WOW US in our

ANNUAL LYNCHIAN FANCY DRESS COMPETITION!

Dress as your favourite Lynch character, image or idea, to WIN the BEST prizes of the year!!!!


"The Double R Club is one of the edgiest nights in the capital" - The Independent

'Ever wondered what would happen if David Lynch got his weird and wonderful hands on a cabaret show? Wonder no more." - Ben Walters, Cabaret Editor, Time Out


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FRIDAY 22ND JUNE

THAT'S WHAT I CALL COVERS:

OLD SKOOL

TIMES:8.30PM 'TIL 2AM (SHOW STARTS 9PM)

ADVANCE:£6

DOOR: SHOW + PARTY £8 |

PARTY ONLY (AFTER 10.30PM) £5

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We're back… and we’re going Old Skool!
From B.I.G, to Missy E, with some TLC and LL Cool J thrown in for good measure!

We are spoilt for choice with more Old Skool hip hop & r'n'b jamz than we know what to do with.
Think BBC Live Lounge, meets Fresh Prince of Bel Air, meets a school disco, with

London's best up and coming artists

covering your favourite hip hop & r'n'b hits


PERFORMING THIS TIME:
LUKA
The sensational pop-alien from the glittery shores of Never-Never Land. Check Luka out insta: @lukasings
TYSON
Gorgeous soul singer heavily influenced by R&B and blues
BELT UP A CAPELLA
As seen on SkyOne's Sing: Ultimate A Cappella, 2017, this 6-piece a capella group of powerful vocals are here to knock your socks off!
https://www.facebook.com/beltupacappella/
LUKE MORAN
The king of guilty pleasures and your DJ for the night… bringing you old skool jamz until 2am. SHABBA!
AND LET'S NOT FORGET.... YOUR HOST.....
JAMIE FALLON
here to get the party started and take you back to the glory days of hip hop!

...and more!!!!

PLUS:

PRIZES!!! LATE NIGHT DANCING! Audience SING-ALONGS! KARAOKE!...

and even a spot of DRAG if you're lucky.
So grab your heaviest gold chain, pop on your bandana and your baggiest jeans, and come and party with us at 'That's What I Call Covers!'

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SATURDAY 23RD JUNE

BRAZILIAN WAX

TIMES: 9PM UNTIL 2AM

ADVANCE:£8

DOOR:£10

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WE'RE BACK, BABY.

The nights are longer, shorts are shorter, and it's high time we organised a little post solstice, wind-up, cool-down, sun-seance!

Think TROPICAL // Think Queer // Think off-duty stripper party...

The F*ck You Pay Me team present, once again: BRAZILIAN WAX (ouch!)

(Plus, June is PRIDE MONTH! Come shake your booty, death drop, K-pole, pash-a-thon, samba hard and make us PROUD PROUD PROUD)

MUSIC: Brazilian/ Latin/ Disco/ Funk all night long, from our friends at The Tropical Disco Hustle and our resident Geordie prince Kitt Proudfoot.

LIVE PERFORMANCES FROM:

KOKO BROWN // KITT PROUDFOOT // RED GUILLERMO ++

MORE TO BE ANNOUNCED

..... ie. the finest pole-dancing, tassel-swinging, floor f*cking burlesque acts in town and the very best, pant(y)-wetting Drag-Kingery...

ALSO AVAILABLE for a little extra $$:

EGO MASSAGE PARLOUR: Especially brought to you by the lovely ladies of the East London Strippers Collective! // TAROT READINGS // ASStrological readings // Carnival parade // Midnight Ritual Sacrifice and A RAFFLE! (so smash your piggy bank and bring a little CA$H with you if you want to partake)

P.S. it's a FUNDRAISER for future FYPM shows, so you can feel smug about it, because you're doing good thing. You're welcome.

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WARNING: This party is also an official bit of witchcraft/Unbanda/magic; a ritualistic ceremony designed & proven to banish grey weather, f*ckboys & undo the government brainwashing administered via the fluoride in the water. By attending you are agreeing to take part and acknowledging that by doing so you may change forever. (or bring your own tin-foil hat, up to you.)

Brazilian Wax is a space that BELONGS TO: sex workers, strippers, sex Witches & Wizards, women, trans peeps, non-binaries, queer folk & over-zealous-with-the-dancing Latin Tias. (that's you, mum)

So don't be a dickhead ok?

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THURSDAY 28TH JUNE (IN THE CLUB)

DAVID HOYLE'S GYMNASIUM

TIMES: DOORS 7PM / SHOW 8.30PM / CLOSE 1AM

ADVANCE: £10

ON THE DOOR: £12

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This summer, international performance sensation David Hoyle returns to Bethnal Green with a massive new night to make you WORK!

Just in time for the beach, the club, the forthcoming nuclear apocalypse (LOLZ), Dave’s Gym promises

exclusive cabaret training on achieving your final form.

Expect:

the best cabaret in the capital,

David’s ab-crunching blend of high-wire improvisation, live art, protest and music,

our trademark eclectic playlist and the friendliest bar staff in the universe.

SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

ALL bodies are celebrated. Three brand new shows.

Please wipe down equipment after use.

Your Gymnasium awaits.


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THURSDAY 28TH JUNE (IN THE PUB)

'SQUEEZE BOOK' LAUNCH PARTY!

TIMES: DOORS 7PM / CLOSE 9.30PM

FREE ENTRY - 

PLEASE EMAIL info@designfortoday.co.uk FOR AN INVITE!

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Illustrator and bigtime friend of BGWMC ALEX BARROW invites you to the launch of his new book!

Published by Design for Today; Squeeze Book is a panoramic celebration of that magnificent creation of bellows, reeds and mother of pearl... the Squeeze Box!(or ACCORDION to you and me!)

Join us for an evening of music, fun and celebration featuring a galaxy of accordion players, house band and more!

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FRIDAY 29TH JUNE

HOORAY CABARET: THE BIRTHDAY SUIT

TIMES: 8PM|SHOW 8.30PM|PARTY 10.30PM|CLOSE 2AM

ADVANCE: EARLY BIRDS £6 / ADV £8

ON THE DOOR: £10

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Comedy and cabaret 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 MONTH- THEY CELEBRATE THEIR 6TH BIRTHDAY! We think there's only one way to celebrate our birthday -

IN OUR BIRTHDAY SUITS! OO-ER!

Expect...

Comedy, burlesque, live music and ridiculousness, with a - Hooray first....

A FULLY NUDE LINE UP!

COMEDY FROM:

ELF LYONS, LEO KEARSE, MATT HUTSON  &

ROB COPLAND

CABARET FROM:

DAVE THE BEAR, GLORY PEARL, PEARL GREY, BELLE FUEGO

With your host... VICTORIA KEMBER

AFTER PARTY 'TIL 2AM!

100% killers and  dancefloor fillers from DJ LEELEE

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SATURDAY 30TH JUNE

PROM NITE!

TIMES: 9PM UNTIL 2.30AM

ADVANCE:ADV 1ST WAVE £5 / ADV 2ND WAVE £6

ON THE DOOR: £8

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Schools out for Summer! End the year on a high at

BGWMC HIGH'S SUMMER PROM!

Puffball dresses and pale blue tuxes at the ready...someone's spiked the punch 'n' things are gonna get messy!

The Prom commitee have pulled out all the stops!

Decor is strewn and we're ready to rock!

Think: Back to the Future 'n' Footloose! Pretty in Pink! Mean Girl cliques and plenty of Grease!

PROM KING AND KWEEN CROWNING!

DANCE OFFS

BALLOONS 'N' STREAMERS!

YEARBOOK PICS!

MAKEOVER STAND!

DJ SAFARI PHIL (Party Like It's Your B'day / Eurodisco) spins all your fave dance floor hits from the 50s to the 00s! Expect dance routines, sing-a-longs, power ballads + slow dances!

DRIVE US CRAZY 'N' DRESS TO IMPRESS!

Romy or Michelle! Napoleon Dynamite! Teen dreams and dweebs! Freaks, goths 'n' geeks! Taffeta 'n' Teen Wolves! Brat Pack Babes...anything goes as long as She's all that!

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FRIDAY 6TH JULY

BIG MOUTH

TIMES: 8PM |SHOW 8.30PM |PARTY 10.30PM|CLOSE 2AM

ADVANCE: £13.50

ON THE DOOR: TBA (BOOKING ADVISED)

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Following their SELLOUT debut in March (and raising almost £2k for REFUGE)

BIG MOUTH are back!!

with another comedy night dedicated to making life better and showcasing some of the finest emerging and established talent.

LINE UP ANNOUNCED SOON! Watch this space!

Last time we saw the likes of JESSIE CAVE, SOPHIE DUKER, SAB HUSAIN AND TAMSYN KELLY bring the lols

This time round, we'll be warming you up for LONDON PRIDE

Expect an all LGBTQIA+ LINEUP OF MUSIC AND LAUGHS! You don't want to miss it.


On this occasion, profits will go to The Albert Kennedy Trust; the national LGBT youth homelessness charity. http://akt.org.uk/

ABOUT AKT:
AKT was established over 29 years ago, and today more than ever our services are very much in demand. Over the last year alone, we’ve supported over 750 young people.

We recently published a report on the state of LGBT youth homelessness in the UK, and it makes for tough reading. Some of the key facts from the report are a reminder of the need for a charity like AKT:
• An estimated 15,000-20,000 young people are homeless
• The cost to the state of youth homelessness: £24-30k (pp, pa)
• Up to 24% of youth homeless identify as LGBT
• Top three reasons for LGBT youth homelessness are: parental rejection, abuse within the family, aggression and violence with 77% of young people believing their coming out to be the main factor
• Top 5 outcomes of homelessness for LGBT youth: family rejection, mental health issues, alcohol abuse, homophobic bullying, sexual exploitation

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SATURDAY 7TH JULY

MARIAH & FRIENDZ: PRIDE

TIMES: 9PM - 2AM

ADVANCE: 1ST WAVE £7 / 2ND WAVE £8

ON THE DOOR: £10 (BOOKING ADVISED)

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It’s London Pride - skip the corporate party machine this year for some messy moments with Mariah & Friendz!

Welcome to 'the best damn drag-circus-burlesque show in town' (Time Out) - the infamous clubnight and show loosely inspired by Mariah Carey!

Our PRIDE party has the best of East London’s alternative drag and cabaret scene.

Come for Alt-Drag, Circus Kweens, Freakshow Moments and Boylesque, and stay after the show to slutdrop, sashay and get swervy!

Resident DJs LOVE n GOLD will be pumping party tunes all night – noughties bangers, RnB moments and the Power Ballad Power Hour!

FEATURING:
BABY LAME

CRYSTAL BETH
RUBY WEDNESDAY
THE NIGHT BUS
KITTY VELOUR
DANNY ASH

AND MORE!

COME DRESSED IN RAINBOWS!!!

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FRIDAY 13TH JULY

BOSH & BABBS

TIMES: 9PM - 2AM

COST:

SHOW + PARTY: 1ST WAVE £6|2ND WAVE £8| DOOR £10

PARTY ONLY(ENTRY FROM 10PM): ON DOOR £5

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Join comedy duo Bosh & Babbs (Jessica Boshier and Kylie Babbington) for a night of comedy and partying!

FIRST: LOLS

Fresh from their musch loved Brighton Fringe premiere, Bosh & Babbs are comin' atcha for thier

LONDON DEBUT PERFOMANCE of brand new sketch show, 'Bosh & Babbs * This Is Very Funny'

Expect an evening of outlandish & eccentric characters with a few songs thrown in!

“Exceptional act... lauded as the new French and Saunders” - London SketchFest

“F***ing hilarious” - Disorder Magazine

"Brilliantly conceived, character-driven comedy at its finest" - Hoxton Radio

Directed & Produced by Joel Babbington

THEN: SMASH HITS PARTY!

Straight after the show, superfans and superstar DJs Jade & Gemma give you the best pop from the 90s, 00s and a bit of now.

They'll be more hits than a NOW CD:
THINK: BRITNEY // S CLUB 7 // BILLIE PIPER // SPICE GIRLS // HOLLY VALANCE // RIHANNA // PUSSYCAT DOLLS // DESTINY'S CHILD // GIRLS ALOUD // STEPS // *NSYNC // BACKSTREET BOYS // B*WITCHED // 5IVE // ALL SAINTS // CHRISTINA AGUILERA // CHRISTINA MILIAN // SAMANTHA MUMBA//MIS-TEEQ // LIBERTY X // ATOMIC KITTEN // A1 AND MANY MORE!

Praise for Bosh & Babbs:

"It really is, very funny" - Brighton Source Magazine

"Comic timing was impeccable ... ones to watch” - Funny Women

Runner-Up, Best New Act - London SketchFest

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SATURDAY 14TH JULY

 

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FRIDAY 20TH JULY

PUSSY LIQUOR

TIMES: 9PM - 2AM

ADVANCE: TBA

ON THE DOOR: TBA (BOOKING ADVISED)

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SATURDAY 21ST JULY

DISCO 54: SUMMER DAZE 

TIMES: 9PM UNTIL 2AM

ADVANCE:1ST WAVE £6| 2ND WAVE £7 | 3RD WAVE £8

DOOR:£6 B4 10PM|£8 10-11PM| £10 AFTER 11PM

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The dark days are gone and the bright days are here....SUMMER is in full swing...We know EVERYBODY LOVES THE SUNSHINE

Move your feet, Feel the beat, We're gonna be dancin' in the disco heat!

Dreamgirls and rollerboys follow the call! Join us on SATURDAY 16TH JUNE to bask in the shimmering rays of our mirrorball!!

Expect all the usual

GLITTER, GLAMOUR, GREAT MUSIC + GOOD TIMES!

Throw on your be-glittered bikinis, dowse that beard in sparkles and get ready to DIVE IN! We're bringing you another dose of

DELECTABLE DISCO GOODNESS + HOT 'N' HEAVY, SUMMERTIME FUN!

Jaws to the floor! Our LIVE ACTS will sprinkle their stardust under the mirrorball + leave you screamin' for more! more! MORE! From avante-garde performance art + dazzling divas to VOGUE-TASTIC live acts, lights, lazers + magic. Disco 54 always delivers the goods!

DJ 'GLITTERBALL' GEOFF LEONARD will spin a sweltering hot ALL VINYL set of irresistible and addictive Disco hits!Expect a heady mix of exotic beats, rare grooves, ice-melting melodies, Manhattan boogies and blaring trumpets 'n' bass. The spirit of Studio 54 lives on!

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Think Studio 54 style, Bowie self expression, Grace Jones glam, Bikini-clad roller babes, poolside sparkles, all over glitter, Totally tropical turbans, disco pants, sequined swimwear, + sultry shades!

Don your fanciest dress - but please no plastic fancy dress - Leave your Car wash wigs + flares at the door- You're so much better than that!

 

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THURSDAY 26TH JULY

DAVID HOYLE'S GYMNASIUM

TIMES: DOORS 7PM / SHOW 8.30PM / CLOSE 1AM

ADVANCE: £10

ON THE DOOR: £12

TICKETS ON SALE SOON

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This summer, international performance sensation

David Hoyle returns to Bethnal Green with a massive new night to make you WORK!

Just in time for the beach, the club, the forthcoming nuclear apocalypse (LOLZ), Dave’s Gym promises

exclusive cabaret training on achieving your final form.

Expect:

the best cabaret in the capital,

David’s ab-crunching blend of high-wire improvisation, live art, protest and music,

our trademark eclectic playlist and the friendliest bar staff in the universe.

SPECIAL GUESTS TBA

ALL bodies are celebrated. Three brand new shows.

Please wipe down equipment after use.

Your Gymnasium awaits.


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BIG BAGS (OVER A4 SIZE) MUST BE CHECKED INTO THE CLOAKROOM

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FRIDAY 27TH JULY

DENIM

TIMES: DOORS 7.30PM | SHOW STARTS 8.30PM | PARTY 10PM | CLOSE 2AM

ADVANCE: SHOW + PARTY £15 | PARTY ONLY(ENTRY FROM 10PM) £10

ON THE DOOR: TBA (BOOKING IN ADV ADVISED)

TICKETS ON SALE SOON

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After a sell-out global stadium pop tour that came to an earth-shattering finale in London last year – Denim broke up. Humanity's been in mourning.

The five queens will reunite at their spiritual home BETHNAL GREEN WORKING MENS CLUB FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY.

It’s pop in a dazzling new costume, it’s drag as you’ve never experienced before!


Revel in Denim's unique brand of explosive pop!

Expect covers of your favourite pop, jazz, and disco guilty pleasures like you've never seen before - come watch as the Denims give the show of their LIFE.

Dancing shoes at the ready for a POST SHOW PARTY  full of guilty pleasures and pop treasures!

'A quintet of queens with voices as true as their wigs are fake' Scotsman

'Pop legends in their own minds, this swaggering five-piece retool Whitney and Beyonce songs in a smart, uplifting knees up' Guardian

'UK Drag Supergroup Denim is the Queer Spice Girls we never knew we needed' NewNowNext.com

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SATURDAY 28TH JULY


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