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August 07 issue - Out In The City
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HUDSON’S LETTER
Nowadays, depictions
of gay men on film or
TV usually strive to be
positive, sometimes at the
expense of realism. Not
all gay men are perfectly
well-adjusted, happy and
sorted… however many
may claim to be so on their
online profiles. Partly for
this reason, I was intrigued
and moved by new film
The Walker, in which
Woody Harrelson plays the
sort of gay character that
few would necessarily wish
to identify with. Prissy
and waspish, he still lugs
around the sort of baggage
that many of us have been
straddled with at some
stage in our lives. Watching
it slowly dawn upon him
that there are other ways
to live his life, and that he
is answerable to nobody
but himself, was both
stirring and empowering.
If you can, catch the movie
when it opens in London
this month.
Read a fuller review in our
film section, along with
information on a novel gay
film club that has sprung
up on MySpace. There’s a
wealth of other reviews in
this issue, from the latest
music releases to the
scene. Thanks for all the
feedback – keep it coming.
[email protected]
EDITORIAL//ADVERTISING
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Photographers
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ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
CONTENTS
PAGE 04
LETTERS
Send your
correspondence to
[email protected]
PAGE 06
MY LONDON
Former BB housemate
and radio presenter
Richard Newman
PAGE 08
SHOPPING
Canon’s new
camcorder, plus
shopping over the net
PAGE 13
DIARY
August’s cultural
highlights in and
around London
PAGE 22
MUSIC
New albums from The
Coral, Dragonette,
Darren Hayes and
Kosheen
PAGE 06
RICHARD NEWMAN
PAGE 61
OUTREACH
The work of the Gay
Business Association,
plus the community
listings
PAGE 64
OUTNEWS
Gay stories from home
and abroad.
PAGE 24
PEREZ HILTON
PAGE 68
PROPERTY
Living in King’s Cross
and property advice
PAGE 11
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PAGE 14
AUGUST HIGHLIGHT
Soho Pride and the
Metro Weekender
PAGE 16
BRIGHTON PRIDE
All you need to know
about this year’s
festival on 4 August
PAGE 18
ENRIQUE IGLESIAS
The Latin heartthrob
chats about his new
album, career, and
playing G-A-Y
PAGE 24
FILM
Knocked Up, The
Hoax, The Walker and
Gay Film Club
PAGE 28
THEATRE
The Drowsy
Chaperone reviewed
PAGE 32
COLUMNIST
Den Maloney isn’t
always pleased to
receive a party invite
PAGE 35
OUT THERE
Upcoming scene
highlights for August,
the history of the Royal
Vauxhall Tavern, plus
reports on Juicy’s postPride party, Salvation’s
Gold Party and The Box
PAGE 44
PRIDE LONDON
PAGE 80
OUTLAW
Civil partnership news
plus legal advice
PAGE 87
TRAVEL
The cool appeal of
Iceland
PAGE 90
HOROSCOPES
PAGE 93
HEALTH
Pink Therapy and 25
years of the Terrence
Higgins Trust
!
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THREE CHEERS
ON FIRE
DEXTER
We loved Michael C. Hall
in Six Feet Under, and are
loving him even more in
Dexter – the serial killer it’s
OK to cheer.
MURDER MOST FAB
Julian Clary relaunches
himself as a novelist with
this laugh-out-loud comic
debut. Our favourite
summer read.
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NIKKI BLONSKY
Somehow manages to be
more adorable than even
Rikki Lake in the new film
version of Hairspray. Can we
have a big-screen remake
of Pink Flamingos next,
please?
WHAT’S HOT AND WHAT’S NOT
THIS MONTH’S RISE AND FALL
HARRY POTTER
We are officially sick to the
back teeth of Potter-mania.
The last book has been
published. Time to get
over it!
SUMMERTIME
Rain, rain and more rain…
we’ll just write off summer
2007, shall we? Time to
book that last-minute
holiday to Gran Canaria
perhaps…
GAY.COM
GET IT ON
ON ICE
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Huge in America, but
seemingly unable to
compete against Gaydar’s
stranglehold of the UK
online gay dating market,
gay.com has announced the
closure of its UK office.
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BLACK PRIDE
TOP OF THE POST
STAR LETTER
WITH
THIS RING
I agree with Steve Watson on civil partnerships [July 2007].
It’s nice to see how different couples are opting for such
a variety of ceremonies. However, like him, I suspect that
over time our ceremonies will become indistinguishable
from the heterosexual norm… particularly when so many
businesses have been so keen to flog us the same old tired
wedding paraphernalia and matrimonial clichés. Civil
partnerships should be a time for celebrating a relationship
– not for placing that relationship under intolerable
financial stress. I hope we won’t get dragged into the same
sort of one-upmanship exhibited by some hetero couples
in throwing the biggest and most lavish
weddings that their credit cards can afford!
Chris, SE11
WIN!
I LIGHT SPEAKER
We are giving away an
I-Lit lava lamp speaker to
the writer of next month’s
Star Letter. This kitsch
prize will look great in the
swankiest of London pads. The
retro, colourful lamp doubles
up as two high quality speakers, which have a universal
headphone jack that can be plugged into any MP3 device
or CD player. The gadget is completely sound and light
sensitive, so turn up the volume and create your own mini
disco. The I-Lit weighs less than six eggs, so the crystal clear
speakers are completely portable. To find out more, go to
www.iwantoneofthose.com.
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TWINKLE
TWINKLE...
Whenever we’re in the Carnaby Street area, we always make a point of
popping into Twinkled. This recently-opened celebration of all things
retro harks back to the days when this famed thoroughfare truly was
the centre of the fashion universe. Situated on the first floor of Kingly
Court, this kitsch emporium offers a wide selection of retro fashions,
accessories and homeware. Everything from jackets, trousers, t-shirts,
belts, ties, airline-branded bags, and crockery to telephones, wallpaper
and curtains… and much, much more besides. Whether you’re a
vintage connoisseur or just looking for something a little unique, you
won’t be disappointed.
Twinkled, 1.5 Kingly Court, Carnaby Street, W1. 020-7734 1978.
www.twinkled.net
myspace.com/twinkled_retropolitan
BOYS ON FILM
Available from
mid-August is
Canon’s brand
new HR10.
The world’s
smallest AVCHD
DVD camcorder
combines the
convenience of
straight-to-DVD
shooting with stunning
1080i HD video recording.
With this little beauty,
you can record High
Definition DVD footage
for HD-ready TVs, or make
Standard Definition videos
for playback on normal
TVs. Discs can also be
played back in Blu-ray
players, and there’s a
comprehensive range
of software included for
managing AVCHD footage.
Basically, you don’t have to
worry about the technology
becoming obsolete or being
superseded any time soon!
www.canon.co.uk
SHOPPING...
WIRED FOR SOUND
If you’re looking for a
small, cheap MP3 player,
you might want to check
out Samsung’s new
YP-U3. A step up from
the company’s old U2
model, the U3 is just
25.4mm in height and
weighs just 22.8g. It has
the capacity to hold up
to 4GB of memory, 33
hours of voice recording,
and playback for up to
15 hours. It’s compatible
with Samsung Media
Studio - allowing you to
download the latest tracks
- has a built-in FM radio,
and is available in black,
white, pink, green and
blue. Best of all, it retails
at just £39.99.
www.samsung.com/uk
&
FASH MAG SLAGS
A must for any illustrator, graphic designer or student
of fashion, The Big Book Of Fashion Illustration
is a contemporary sourcebook of illustration. Including
everything from traditional watercolours, acrylics and pencil
drawings through to designs made in Adobe Photoshop,
Illustrator and digital photography, it represents the work
of artists from all corners of the globe. With sections on
menswear, sportswear, accessories and glamour, it’s a
perfect coffee table tome that you’ll want to flick through
again and again… and will perhaps make you wish you’d
applied yourself a bit more during art class!
The Big Book Of Fashion Illustration, by Martin
Dawber, is published by Batsford and available priced
£19.99 from all good bookstores.
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WWW.SCHULTZJEANS.CO.UK
Let’s be honest… the first thing that grabbed our
attention about Schultz Jeans were the jaw-droppingly
gorgeous spunks who model for the label. Upon closer
inspection, we couldn’t help but notice the innovative
‘Schultz Strap’ that the jeans feature… thinking ‘what
the hell is that?!’ Basically, the strap is designed to replace
a belt, for those that like wearing their jeans low-slung,
or even open at the fly to show-off their Schultz
underwear… or anything else they feel like flashing.
Each pair of jeans comes with two Schultz Straps,
which are interchangeable or can even be updated for
new designs as they become available. Check
www.schultzjeans.co.uk for the full range of jeans,
underwear, and plenty of arresting images!
WWW.OTTERFASHION.COM
Ever found yourself stumbling around your
bedroom trying to find something appropriately
trendy and practical down the gym? That’s
exactly the dilemma that led Atlanta boy
Joshua Harrell to set up fashion label Otter
Fashion last year. The gay-friendly company
specialises in t-shirts and sports clothing that’s
good enough to wear whether you’re planning
on working out or not. It’s also diversified to
include underwear (right) and accessories. Given
the fantabulous exchange rate of the £ against
the $, picking up clothing from American
websites can now prove cost-effective, even
with the added shipping costs. For the full
selection of t-shirts and sportswear, check
www.otterfashion.com.
Another Stateside site to take advantage of with the Brit-friendly exchange
rate is www.andrewchristian.com. Producing urban-inspired menswear
since 1997, this Los Angeles company continues to grow and establish an
international reputation. Sponsoring London events
like the Salvation parties prove its gay-friendly
credentials… and the fact that it knows where its
market lies. There’s plenty of gorgeous underwear,
swimwear, t-shirts and accessories. You can
purchase Andrew Christian wear at online
retailers Universal Gear and International Jock, or
direct from www.andrewchristian.com, which
is packed with lovely pictures and yummy models
(below). Also check out the myspace site at www.
myspace.com/andrewchristianclothing.
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WWW.ANDREWCHRISTIAN.COM
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CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTS//AUGUST 2007
PRINCE
The pint-sized pop genius is
coming to London… to take
up a residency at the new 02!
Yes, expect a full greatest
hits show from the enigmatic
creator of such hits as ‘Kiss’,
‘Raspberry Beret’, ‘Sign O
The Times’, ‘Purple Rain’ and
many, many others. He’ll be
performing August 1, 3, 4, 7,
10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 24, 25, 28
and 31 and September 1, 6, 9,
12, 13, 16, 20 and 21.
www.theo2.co.uk
26-27 AUGUST
The TDK Cross Central festival returns to the King’s Cross Freight
Depot. This cool celebration of electro, underground and
indie rock will feature the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Killa Kela,
Audiofly, Ryan Shaw, Robots In Disguise and many more. This is
the urban festival’s fourth year, and the final to be taking place
at the King’s Cross Freight Depot. Tickets £25 per day. www.
tdkcrosscentral.co.uk
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the King’s Head in Islington, reprising the role of Judy Garland.
Get Happy! follows the legend as she rehearses for her 1960
concerts at the London Palladium, and besides featuring
little-known anecdotes and stories, also boasts a dazzling
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The Thing (Friday 3 August), The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
(4 Aug), Rushmore (5 Aug), Rear Window (6 Aug), E.T (7 Aug),
Walk The Line (8 Aug), Chak De India (9 Aug), Hot Fuzz and Point
Break (10 Aug), and 2001: A Space Odyssey (11 Aug). Tickets
from Ticketmaster. www.somersethousesummer.org.uk and
www.filmfour.com
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HIGHLIGHT EVENTS//AUGUST 2007
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METRO
WEEKENDER
If you’re not planning on disappearing up to Manchester for
the city’s annual Pride festival, then you may be interested
to hear about the Metro Weekender - a big late-summer
knees up set to hit Clapham Common on the bank holiday
weekend (25-26 August 2007). The idea is to host one
day of dance acts, followed by a day of indie, punk and
hip-hop. To this effect, get along on Saturday 25 August for
the South West Four day, when
there will be performances and
live sets from Pete Tong, Paul
Van Dyk (pictured left), Sasha,
Ferry Corsten, Shapeshifters,
Judge Jules, John Digweed,
Josh Wink, Eric Prydz, Sander
Kleinenberg and Smokin’ Jo, to
name but a few.
Then, on Sunday (26 August), for
the Get Loaded In The Park
part of the festivities, catch sets
from Dirty Pretty Things, The
Streets, The Go Team, Peter
Bjorn and John, Art Brut,
Dizzee Rascal, The Mitchell
Brothers, 2ManyDJs and Mia.
Last year’s event attracted about
20,000 revellers on both days, and
Paul Van Dyk
this year’s event looks like being
The Streets and
just as well attended. Day tickets
Shapeshifters
cost £35, and full details can be
found at the website at www.
metroweekender.com
WORDS BY LOREM DELOREM | PHOTOGRAPH BY MAET IPSUM
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BRIGHTON ROCKS
GETTING THERE
There are approximately four trains per hour from
London Victoria to Brighton, operated by Southern
Trains. A return ticket costs £17.40.
Thameslink trains also run from London to Brighton,
stopping at King’s Cross Thameslink and London Bridge.
A same-day return costs £16.50. For best fares and
times, check www.nationalrail.co.uk. For details of
coach travel, check www.nationalexpress.com
If driving, set out early and expect road closures and
delays. Check the www.brightonpride.org website
nearer the date for information on possible road closures.
ACCOMMODATION
If you’re looking to book yourself a room, you’d
better get your skates on – much of the city’s
hotels and B&B’s are booked up for Pride. For
more help, check out the following websites:
www.gaydealsbrighton.co.uk
www.realbrighton.com
www.gay.brighton.co.uk
www.laterooms.co.uk
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THE SCENE
BRIGHTON’S GAY QUARTER CAN BE FOUND CHIEFLY AROUND ST JAMES STREET AND OLD STEINE, STRETCHING
ALONG THE FRONT FROM THE PALACE PIER INTO THE AREA CALLED KEMPTOWN… OR ‘CAMPTOWN’ AS IT IS
SOMETIMES DUBBED. ADRIAN GILLAN CHECKS OUT SOME OF THE VENUES WORTH A VISIT…
The Bulldog Tavern (31 St James Street), on St James
Street itself, is the oldest gay venue still functioning. It’s
got very late opening hours and will be open around the
clock for Pride. The Marine Tavern (13 Broad Street),
just off on Broad Street, joins a crowd of other traditional
Kemptown bars that generally cater for the older crowd,
while the bears tend to head for the Star Inn (7-9
Manchester Street). Or try the all-in-one Amsterdam
(11-12 Marine Parade) on the seafront - a hotel-bar-sauna
multiplex that pulls in travellers from afar who strangely
fancy everything under one roof. To rev up, the Queen’s
Arms (7 George Street) - over on George Street across St
James’ - is still one of the liveliest, campest pubs in town
with regular drag acts and karaoke laid on all week for a
drunken cheery crowd. R-Bar (7 Marine Parade) ups the
style stakes with unbeatable views of pier and sea. Almost
next door, Charles Street (8 Marine Parade) – a bit like
Soho’s Rupert Street but bigger - is the real style-meister
hereabouts, with room for 500, many of whom you’ll find
queuing at the long bar, if not busy making a big entrance
or exit down the illuminated ramp.
massive Wild Fruit (Creation, 78 West Street www.wildfruit.co.uk). This year Wild Fruit’s official
post-Pride party will take place at Audio, with tickets
£18-£20. Other post-Pride parties include a Monkey
meets Crash Pride Special at Gloucester Nightclub,
and a Discotec and Queer Nation special at the
Ocean Rooms – check www.wildfruit.co.uk
for ticket information.
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tastes. V2 (5 Steine Street) holds court on Steine
Street. Around the block, Revenge (32 Old Steine www.revenge.co.uk) is just about the biggest club in
the south of England outside London, playing host to a
young, mainstream crowd across multi-floors; vying with a
host of regular rival nights – not least the
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Damage (Moksha)
Despite relocating to
London and playing
every pop festival and
open-air gay gathering of the last six months, the launch
of Canadian popsters Dragonette has not quite set the
world alight in the way that label Mercury might have
desired. They were arguably robbed of a chart hit with
debut single ‘I Get Around’, and if second single ‘Take It
Like A Man’ has not earned itself a place in the top 30 by
the time you read this, then there’s something seriously
amiss. With cute husband and wife duo Dan and Martina
(backed by fellow Canadian Joel and Brit guitarist Will),
melodic hooks aplenty, a classic pop sensibility and the
hint of something a bit darker and fetishistic beneath the
chart-friendly sheen, all the ingredients are seemingly in
place… or are they just lacking that indefinable X factor?
Debut album Galore follows pretty much the same
template laid down by their first two singles. Guitardriven electro pop that veers between Gwen Stefani and
MOR 80s acts like Duran Duran. Possible future singles
include the likes of ‘Black Limousine’, with its squelchy
synths, and the Christian-baiting ‘Jesus Doesn’t Love Me’,
in which Martina possibly tries to hard to push the ‘ooh,
aren’t we naughty’ angle a little too hard.
Dragonette produce polished pop that’s a lot better than
some of the dross clogging up the lower reaches of the
charts. However, on the evidence of Galore, the jury’s still
out on whether they’ve got the nous to make the leap
from first division to premier league. DH
From the opening lyric
of Damage, it’s apparent
that vocalist Sian Evans
has just recently come out of a bitch of a relationship.
Against a gutsy backdrop of drum and bass, the first
Kosheen release in over four years is Evan’s thinly-veiled
attempt at catharsis - and it doesn’t always make for easy
or comfortable listening. On ‘Thief’, she positively spits,
“You keep your jacket, I don’t want it!”. Elsewhere, on
tracks like ‘Same Ground Again’ and ‘Overkill’, Evans further
unleashes her frustration and despair at the disintegration
of her union.
The name Kosheen is derived from the Japanese symbols
for ‘old’ and ‘new’, and Damage combines both elements
of the band’s namesake. On a handful of tracks, the
Bristol-based trio revisit some of the acidic elements of
their debut album Resist, but the songs have a tendency
to get a little lost amongst the bleeps and techno
flourishes. Damage has more impact when the formula
is thrown out the window. ‘Analogue Street Dub’ is sparse
and fuzzy, ‘Guilty’ pits the guitar riff of The Cure’s ‘A Forest’
against new-wave pop, and ‘Under Fire’ is effectively
haunting and minimalist.
The highlight of Damage, however, is ‘Cruel Heart’, a
song Evans wrote about her teenage son discovering
his independence from her. It’s truthful without being
sentimental... and the subject provides a welcome relief
from the trauma of her bitter break-up. Here’s hoping she
finds more contentment before album number five. MW
Out: 6 August
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Out: 27 August
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KOSHEEN
DARREN HAYES
This Delicate
Thing We’ve Made
(Powdered Sugar)
Savage Garden sold over
25 million records within the space of four years, managing
to crack the lucrative American market in the process.
Perhaps singer Darren Hayes saw himself as some kind of
tortured artist trapped within a generic pop act, because
just like George Michael did with Wham!, he split the band
up at the height of their fame.
On his first two solo outings, Hayes flirted with electronica,
but the songs lacked conviction and subsequently failed
to cut through or score the same amount of commercial
success as he’d previously enjoyed. However, This Delicate
Thing We’ve Made, an ambitious double offering that he’s
released on his own label, is dark, brave, and much more
strident.
Although he’s gone to great pains to mark his own identity,
Hayes pays distinct homage to his idols. He often employs a
lyrical obliqueness similar to Kate Bush’s work; he plunders
Prince’s Purple Rain on the funktastic ‘Bombs Up In My Face’;
and ‘Who Would Have Thought’ could easily be a cast-off
from Madonna’s Ray Of Light.
Double albums have a reputation for being self-indulgent
and inconsistent, but Hayes only briefly drops the ball in
the middle of the second CD. ‘I Just Want You To Love Me’
nods to the schmaltzy heyday of Savage Garden, briefly
reminding us of a past which, elsewhere, he’s done such
a good job of letting us forget about. MW
Out: 20 August
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WORDS BY DAVID HUDSON AND MICHAEL WILTON
DRAGONETTE
Galore (Universal)
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OUT: 27 AUGUST
Director Danny Boyle’s epic scifi spectacle may not be able to
quite decide whether it wants
to be 2001: A Space Odyssey,
Silent Running, Alien or Event
Horizon, but it still provides
more than enough special
effects and thrills to keep fans
of the genre happy. Cillian Murphy and Chris Evans star as
the astronauts on a mission to revive the dying sun and
save the earth... when they pick up a distress signal from
another craft.
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are the rival figure skating
champions who are forced to
unite as a team after they find
themselves disqualified from
competing as singles. Good
for a giggle, this is an effective
but generic Hollywood comedy
that offers slapstick humour, light-hearted homo-eroticism
and lots of outrageous Lyrcra outfits. But please Will, no
more sports send-ups, eh?
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BLADES OF GLORY
OUT: 6 AUGUST
Greg Kinnear, Ethan Hawke,
Patricia Arquette, Avril
Lavigne and Kris Kristofferson
are among the ensemble
cast in Richard Linklater’s
semi-successful adaptation
of Eric Schlosser’s worldwide
bestseller. A series of
interwoven, separate stories examine t he underbelly of the
fast food industry, from the production of its menus to the
exploitation of lowly-paid staff and migrant workers.
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WHEN THE
LEVEES BROKE
OUT: 27 AUGUST
If you missed this when it
was on BBC4 earlier this year,
do try and catch a viewing of
this on DVD. Director Spike
Lee’s monumental and epic
documentary on the damage
and aftermath wreaked by
Hurricane Katrina upon New Orleans – and the ensuing
bureaucratic ineptitude of the authorities - is unmissable.
It draws heavily on first hand accounts from the survivors
of the worst natural disaster in living US history. It’s both
gripping viewing and a testament to the spirit of the
citizens of this stricken city.
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DO YOU HAVE AN INTEREST IN FILM, BUT NOT
ALWAYS SOMEONE TO ACCOMPANY YOU TO
CATCH THE LATEST ART HOUSE MASTERPIECE?
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Out recently stumbled across the London-based
Gay Film Club on MySpace (www.myspace.
com/gayfilmclub). The concept is simple – a group
of gay film lovers get together once every 2-3 weeks to
watch a movie, with events co-ordinated via messages
on MySpace.
The group was set up in March by one Nick Boogiepop.
“The film club was born out of two reasons,” he told
Out. “The first is simply my passion for film and how
little I had been getting to the cinema for a while. I
would always have a checklist of upcoming films I
really wanted to see, but as their release dates came,
I either wouldn’t manage to find a time when both
myself and one of my friends were able to go, or worse
yet a time would be set up only for my friends to
cancel on me at the last minute.
“I felt that setting up a film club would mean that even
if it was just a handful of people that turned up there
would always be somebody to see the film with. Also,
making it into an event such as this would give people
that extra little incentive to go out to the cinema.
“The second reason was that I just felt it would be nice
to have a gay social gathering outside of clubs, which
really tended to be the only place I would meet new
people.”
Gay Film Club is currently organising a home
edition to view a John Waters triple bill, plus a cinema
outing to see either Transformers or The Simpsons
Movie – they’re currently debating online as to what
most people want to see! Check the MySpace site for
more details.
“The best way to stay in touch is definitely the
MySpace,” says Nick. “However, I have just recently set
up a Facebook group also (London Gay Film
Club) and I am starting up a
mailing list - send an email
to [email protected]
co.uk to join.”
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO Q
Out was pleased to join with the
cast of Avenue Q at the
Noel Coward Theatre as they
celebrated the first birthday
of the West End production
recently. It’s a tribute to the
material that many of the
original cast are still with the
production 12 months down
&
the line – something that is
increasingly rare in the West
End these days. Having seen the
production shortly after it opened
last year it was great to revisit
what has become an even funnier
evening in the theatre. Huge credit
must go to Jon Robyns, Simon
Lipkin and Julie Atheron who, as
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the lead puppeteers, have created
some truly memorable characters
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monsters and gay republican
accountants and the truly inspired
Bad Idea Bears. With tickets
recently reduced midweek to a
top price of £35, now’s the time
to book tickets and check out
what all the fuss is about!
Box office: 0870 950 0902
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HUDSON REVIEWS KU BAR’S NEW LUNCHTIME MENU…
Ku Bar, 30 Lisle Street, Leicester Square, WC2.
t| 020-7437 4303. www.ku-bar.co.uk
Pub grub can be very much a hit or miss affair… and usually more miss than hit.
Thankfully, when the Ku Bar took up its lovely new residency on the corner of Lisle
Street and decided to offer a lunchtime food menu, the team decided to call in some
professional help. To this end, they’ve recruited the crew at Boulevard to prepare their
new menu. Boulevard is the stylish, café-restaurant eatery that’s situated right next
door to Comptons on Old Compton Street. The Boulevard chefs have come up with a
small but perfectly formed selection of
lunchtime treats, available at the Ku between the hours of noon and 4pm every day.
If you’ve not yet been to the Ku, then this new menu is as good a reason as any to check
it out. The new venue underwent a multi-thousand pound refurbishment to bring it up to
Ku standards, including some gorgeous black and gold wallpaper, and all-new fixtures
and fittings. The ground floor bar is long and narrow, with the tables at the far end being
reserved for lunchtime food service. Lunch offers a selection of dishes priced in the £5-£8
region. We perused the menu while greedily gobbling down an array of warm bread,
served with butter, olive oil and tapenade (a finely chopped olive paste). Dishes include
the likes of minute steak baguette with French fries and tomato-onion chutney, honey
oak smoked salmon with celeriac remoulade, Caesar salad, and a meat board, with a
selection of Parma, Serrano and cured ham, salami and chorizio. My partner decided
to try the homemade burger (£8) – which was a hefty slab of premium quality meat,
served in a fresh bun and accompanied by chips and chutney. It certainly hit the spot.
I opted for the Eggs Benedict – two freshly poached eggs served on ham and muffins,
smothered in a Hollandaise sauce. Decent value at £6.50, and I’d happily have paid more
if a smoked salmon version had been available. In fact, for those who like things a little
fishy, the bar’s signature dish is mussels – served either in white wine and cream, Thai
curry or Calvados and apple sauce (£7.50).
The Ku has seen business grow and grow since its move to swanky new premises. The
introduction of a well-prepared and affordable lunchtime menu will hopefully attract
further custom still, and certainly adds another string to this trend-setting gay bar’s bow.
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SALVATION
The long-running night
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weekend...
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Held in the glamorously opulent setting of the art deco Bloomsbury Ballroom, the team
transformed the venue with lighting rigs, a mega sound system, staging, podiums,
lasers and chandeliers, creating an aural and visual feast for the senses. The crowd were
whipped into a frenzy by a constant stream of stilt walkers, go-go’s and drag queens who
paraded across the stages scattering give-aways and goodies to the upraised expectant
hands. Speaking of the crowd, you’d be hard pushed to find a sexier, more buffed up,
collection of guys and gals anywhere outside of Brazil. With gold as a theme many of
the revellers had daubed themselves with metallic paints, donned impossibly tight gold
shorts, glittered down their pec’s and festooned themselves with ornaments, chains and
more bling than an Elizabeth Duke sample sale!
Music came courtesy of deckmeisters Elliot Brown and Luke Hope, who dished
out fruity and funked up house and arms-in-the-air anthems, and half way
through the evening we were treated to a PA from gay-twin-brother-pop-duo
Nemesis Rising (interviewed in last month’s mag). The crowd seemed somewhat
bemused by a couple of shirtless 32-year-olds, but their debut single ‘Number One
In Heaven’ is an inoffensive little pop ditty and their dance routines were certainly
enthusiastic! Not bad for a couple of guys raised as Jehovah’s Witnesses!
With their super-sexy dancers, lush venues, great DJs and the following of the hottest
hunks on the scene, the Salvation crew definitely have a winning formula, and being a
monthly club night definitely makes it a destination night to plan towards.
Talking of which… put the next Salvation date in your diary now as it’s going to be an
extra special one. For one night, the team will be taking over the Grand Hall of the New
Connaught Rooms (61-65 Great Queen Street, WC2) for a spectacular Grand Summer
Ball. With a whopping capacity for 2,000, it’s sure to be one of the most talked-about
parties of the year. Doors will be open from 5pm till midnight and spinning the sounds
will be DJs Elliott J Brown, Sharon O’ Love, Luke Hope, Pier Morrocco, Per QX, and Mattias.
Tickets are on sale now (priced £15) at The Box, Clone Zone, Prowler, Profile Bar and Trax,
or on-line from www.clubtickets.com
Salvation returns Sunday 29 July to the New Connaught Rooms in Covent Garden. Tickets
priced between £15 and £25 (VIP). For more details, check www.salvation-london.com
Jacob from Nemesis
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THE BOX
Set apart from the main
drag of Old Compton
Street and the gay bars
of Soho, The Box has very
much its own identity and
geographical niche. It’s
been running for just over
ten years, but new owners
Frank Kaszynski and Nadir
Suleman moved in and took
the place over just a few
months ago.
So far, they’ve been getting
to grips with the running
of the business. Respectful
of the loyal clientele and
the image that the venue
has established, they’re not
about to make any radical
changes, but are looking to
improve on what’s already
on offer. In short, they
want to offer good quality
food and drink, in stylish
café-bar surroundings, for
a discerning, modernminded customer.
“The Business has increased
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since we took it over,” says
Nadir, “predominantly
because we have kept
the ethos of The Box
but tweaked what’s on
offer and made it better.
Better menu, better wine
list, better service and
kept the prices static.
We’ve given it a lick of
paint and TLC, ahead of
a major refurbishment in
September-October time.”
The venue has always
attracted a healthconscious, gym-friendly
crowd of clubber, and
besides its food and drink
menu, sells advance
tickets for all the big
clubbing events. There’s a
rotating exhibition of art
and photography gracing
the walls, while the light
and airy feel of the place
contributes to its popularity
over the summer months.
On the night of our visit, the
boys were spilling out on to
the Seven Dials pavement,
and the atmosphere felt
suitably European and
sophisticated. In fact, it
felt more like Barcelona or
Paris, and lacked the more
drunken ambience of Old
Compton Street.
“The bar’s popularity
is partly because of its
location outside Soho,”
agrees Nadir. “We offer a
very relaxed atmosphere
without attitude, a very
good-looking crowd,
and we know what our
customers want. The
secret of the bar’s success
is listening to what our
customers want and
offering them a professional
service… with a little bit
of added sex appeal!”
The Box, 32-34 Monmouth
Street, Seven Dials, WC2.
020-7240 5828.
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CENTRAL STATION
Although it’s been
around for over 15
years, Central Station
has retained its
position on the London
gay scene through
constantly changing,
adapting and updating
itself. Earlier this year the
team had a revamp of their
ground floor bar, bring in
comfy leather sofas and
new tables. Along with an
extended wine menu, the
changes added a touch of
class to the venue. Now,
owners Martin and Duncan
have gone an added a roof
terrace, to take advantage
of the summer weather
and to provide smokers
somewhere to head when
the urge for a nicotine fix
takes them. There’s seating
and tables up there too, and
it’s already proved a very
welcome addition, post-1
July smoking ban.
“It’s proved very popular,”
Duncan confirmed,
“despite the poor weather,
because it’s partly covered
– although the rain’s been
great for the plants!”
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bar on a Friday evening,
and arrived just in time
to catch entertainment
from Drag With No Name.
There’s cabaret every
Friday and Saturday night,
and an eclectic line-up
of attraction throughout
the rest of the weekend,
including queer films
each Wednesday at Film
Wotever, stripper action
on Thursdays, and karaoke
on Sundays. Then there’s
the basement disco, with
its selection of dance and
cruise clubs.
Throughout the whole
of August, the team are
inviting you to ‘Get Horny
For Free’. Horny is the name
of the Thursday night cruise
session, and for the month
of August, admission to the
ground floor and basement
will be free on Thursdays.
Cabaret highlights for the
month include Lizzy Drip
on Saturday 18th August,
Sandra on the 24th, Lola
Lasagne on the 25th and
Kandi Kane on the 31st.
Central Station, 32 Wharfdale
Road, N1. 020-7278 3294.
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group of muscle queens somewhere vehemently dissing
the show of less well-developed totty on the dancefloor,
while over in the neighbouring ‘alternative club’, a gaggle of
floppy-fringed indie-dudes will cackling at the state of their
brothers’ eyeliner. Or something like that.
What is it about gay men and their obsession with
bitching? We just can’t help ourselves, eh?
And then of course, there’s that scandalous blog. Not
only do we indulge ourselves of releasing our bitchiness
across the dancefloor, some Grand High Bitch has apparently
cause for documenting her scorchingly eloquent acidity and
releasing it for all to see out there in the cyberscene.
In case you’ve missed it, the tantalisingly anonymous
and short-lived naffnaffqueenqueen.blogspot.com
blog offered a series of caustic bi-weekly observations
with the sole intention of mocking, maiming and generally
bitching about the state of the scene. No club remained
unturned. Promoters, hosts, drag, DJs and scene-queens
become fair game fodder for character defamation and
inflammatory remarks. Hell, this queen even has an
interactive poll set up for our delectation, giving us all a
democratic (and crucially anonymous) opportunity to
systematically flay the personalities that keep the scene
ticking over.
Judging by the amount of congratulatory posts (many
made by the recipients of the hammering), this popular
nugget of gay life has set tongues wagging across all
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We’ve all got a friend like it. The fantabulous friend
that just can’t help himself. He’s always got a cheap, snide
comment handy. Always a ‘God what is she wearing’ or a
‘Look at the state of her’ aside. Think you recognise this vile
queen? Think it could apply to every third homo registered
in your phonebook? You should recognise her honey – take
a look in the mirror.
The sport of bitching on the gay scene is something that has
fascinated me since those pioneering days of late teendom
when I ventured into various provincial hellholes chasing
sex as a prime young free-range chicken. I achieved various
degrees of success, believing what I wanted was someone
to praise my fabulous outfit and reward me with a night of hot
sex when what I really needed was an affirmation that
being gay was ok and some genuinely friendly companions
(something that was apparently in short supply in Walsall).
Arriving out on the gay scene, whether you’re a
buffed-up old queen or lean baby clubber can be a
daunting experience, and we’re all used to braving that
less than lukewarm welcome to certain sections of the
gay scene. Even if you’ve got the right look, the right
complexion, the right clothes and perfect pec-to-waist
ratio, you’ll still be fair game for a lashing from some vile
perma-tanned queen with a peroxide fringe like a Weetabix.
There are clubs of course that market themselves as a
‘friendly’ alternative to everything else that’s out there. As
a pan-scene clubber, may I take the liberty of quashing
this belief and confirm that this is in fact a complete lie. It
doesn’t matter where in the known gay universe you decide
to indulge in your partying, there will always be a nasty
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WHAT IS IT ABOUT
GAY MEN AND THEIR
OBSESSION WITH
BITCHING?
WE JUST CAN’T HELP
OURSELVES…
corners of the scene and become the most significant bitch
‘whodunnit’ controversy to hit the scene for years. We just
love it, don’t we?
Put yourself in the ‘scene personality’ category
(I used the word loosely) and you literally put yourself on a
level where you’re going to be open to attack. After lengthy
conversations with some of the featured personalities of the
site, we came to the conclusion that to achieve any level
of success on the gay scene, you must by default attract a
degree of hostility. ‘It’s all part of the job’.
The thing the worries me is that bitchiness is catching,
and it’s an activity that I’m guilty of indulging in myself.
In the niche ghetto of hardcore muscle and pumping gay
after-hours, hard bodies, butt-hugging designer jeans and a
masculine square jaw mask a rather needy tendency to hide
our weaknesses. Everyone strives to look like they’re having
the time of their lives – and of course, some are – but the
rest are busy elevating their status and hardening their face
by out-bitching their gay brothers.
Try living by that ‘what you give is what you get’ maxim
for a bit. If someone is mean and bitchy to you, perhaps you
need to adjust the way you’re presenting yourself – and
walk away. And take a long hard look at your inner bitch.
Perhaps she’s not quite as fun as you thought she was.
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Join hostess Megan and
the Horizon team on
Saturday 25 August for
a special Bank Holiday
weekend foray Under
The Sea, featuring lost
treasure, underwater
caves and sexy mer-gogo boys. Saucy sea dogs
spinning those salty
sounds include Stevie B,
The Oli, David Jimenez,
Gonzalo and Dave Cross.
Stay on free of charge
for Later and ride the
Atlantis tide into Sunday!
The crew also host a huge
Bank Holiday Orange
blow-out from 11pm on
the Sunday.
Horizon’s Under The
Sea Party is Saturday
25 August at Fire, South
Lambeth Road, Vauxhall.
Doors are open from
11pm till 10am and entry
is £12 in advance.
www.fireclub.co.uk
Check out DTPM’s DTEP
party on Sunday 26
August at Fabric, featuring
an extended session of
funky and tribal-laced
house tunes courtesy
of Justin Ballard, Lisa
German, Paul Heron and
pals. Black II Basic’s Basil
leads the percussion on
Floor Two, and you can
expect a whole host of
sexy go-go action and
surprise guests.
DTPM’s DTEP is on
Sunday 26 August at
Fabric, 77a Charterhouse
Street, EC1. See www.
blue-cube.net for more
information.
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Well, the weather couldn’t have been much worse,
could it? Given that we had the wettest June since records
began, Pride London unfortunately didn’t escape
getting a bit of a soaking… and that wasn’t its only
problem. It took place on Saturday 30 June - less than
48 hours after unexploded car bombs were discovered in
central London – for a while there was a chance
that the whole thing might have been called
off!
Fortunately, after discussions between
organisers and police, the event took place
as planned… and the wet conditions didn’t
do anything to dissuade thousands of gay
folk from attending. In fact, we reckon it was
the biggest and best march in years – even
beating last year’s Europride festivities.
Maybe the fact that the parade now
takes in such a high-profile route has
helped to boost numbers. We joined it at
Oxford Street… just as the heavens were
opening and the umbrellas were being
raised. We couldn’t help feeling sorry
for the various armed forces and police
contingents on the parade, who weren’t
allowed to raise umbrellas and just had
to endure a good soaking!
It was gratifying to see a high number
of corporate floats from various bigbusiness employers such as Barclays,
Shell and British Airways – all keen to
assert their gay-friendly credentials. There also seemed to
be a great number of gay sports groups, decked out in kit
and eager to demonstrate their prowess along the route
– be it volleyball, rugby or football.
Our umbrella-less forces
Old Compton Street
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There were the
obligatory leather
men, while probably
causing the most looks
of amazement was
transsexual superstar and
porn actor Buck Angel,
who rode a Chariot
pulled by a gang of
semi-naked hunks from
the Hard On club. Not to
be outdone, Fire had
their own hatchback with
hostess Megan proudly
waving the placards, and
glitter-dusted selection of
Vauxhall studs.
The parade made its way to
Westminster, and was followed
by the rally in Trafalgar Square and
cabaret in Leicester Square. Here the
likes of Darren Hayes, UnkleJam, Axe
Girl and Dragonette provided sterling
performances, while the likes of Graham
Norton, John Barrowman and Amy Lamé
acted as comperes, and deputy Labour
leader Harriet Harman gave speeches.
The persistent rain couldn’t fail to slightly
tarnish proceedings, and many ended up
disappearing up to Soho to enjoy cover in the many
bars that were throwing their own Pride parties. We
saw queues to get in to the Yard, Village and Comptons,
while The Edge also did a roaring trade on Soho
Square, where Fire DJs spun the sounds for the crowds.
We didn’t crawl home till the early hours… slightly
damp but with smiles on our faces.
A big thanks to everyone who came to say hello to the
Out In The City team on our stall in Trafalgar Square
– look out for us again at Brighton Pride!
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The torrential rain that
characterised most of
last month’s Pride day
festivities continued
well into the night, so
it’s no small mercy that Fire
enjoys a location adjacent
to the relative sanctuary
of a railway arch, which
afforded the hordes of
glammed-up clubbers that
had turned out in force
a little shelter from the
driving rain.
Fire has enjoyed a degree of
extensive notoriety of late –
perhaps not for all the right
reasons – but it’s post-Pride
official celebration, hosted
by the team that bring you
pumping Saturday-nighter
Juicy, was proof enough
that the capital’s coolest,
campest and muscled-up
club kids show no signs of
wavering their support for
the venue that brings you
those hi-octane non-stop
whoppers.
The night featured four
rooms of fierce and funky
sounds. Gonzalo, Paul
Martin and The Oli mashed
up the funked-up uplifting
vibes on that lunatic main
floor, while Sean Dickson
and David Jimenez mixed
up more of an electroinfused and bass-driven
set in Room Two. Over in
"&
the LightBox, Stevie B kept
our hands in the air with an
uplifting set that sent the
temperatures soaring – just
the way we like it at these
massive all-night parties!
Specially-customised
and rainbow-coloured
projections were paraded
across the venue’s recentlyadded plasma screens,
and the extra-camp
glittered-up Brazilian
go-go contingent gave us
a streaming, saucy set and
left us lingering over their
writhing torsos with keen
and hungry eyes… where
do they find them, eh?
If you’ve not been down to
Fire recently, expect to see
something in the way of
jaw-dropping makeover.
The smaller dance arena
has long gone, replaced
by a swanky, woodpanelled ‘Fire Lounge’ bar
area that wouldn’t look
out of place in Soho. The
Lightbox proved to be
one of the most popular
rooms – with a full-on
light assault on your senses
with a full 360-degree
light-changing experience.
Most of the toilets have
seen a vast improvement,
and the club’s connecting
thoroughfares have been
spruced up – did anyone
else trip the light fantastic
in that amazing colourmorphing corridor between
the Mirror Arch and the
LightBox?
As is always the case
with Fire, it’s the eclectic
mix of clubbers that give
its rotating programme
of events the edge over
other nights in the capital,
and added international
elements attracted to town
by Pride added to the
madness levels.
‘We can’t thank our regulars
enough for supporting
us over Pride weekend,’
Fire’s scorching First Lady
Megan told us. ‘And a huge
thanks to all those guys that
were only in town for the
weekend and chose Juicy’s
Pride party as their official
after-party – it was an
honour to entertain you all!’
As night gradually turned
into day and the club
magically morphed into
a special post-Pride Later
before our eyes, our
attention turned to the
garden, when the sun
occasionally managed to
break through the clouded
skies that characterised
the month of July, and we
remembered why Fire, and
all the club promotions
that sail within her, are
responsible for so many of
the mind-blowing nights
that the scene has to offer.
Check out Juicy at Fire, South
Lambeth Road, Vauxhall on
Saturday 4 and 18 August.
The crew are also presenting
a special Bank Holiday Orange
followed by an extra-special
Later on 26 August. For more
details of Fire’s upcoming
events, check out the website
at www.allthingsorange.com
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Whenever the Shadow Lounge throws a party, you
know it’s going to be something pretty special. The
team take pride in hosting some of London’s most lavish
bashes, and it was typical for them to pull out all the stops
for their sixth birthday, which took place on Thursday 19
July 2007.
The theme for the night was ‘Jungle’, and the decorators
truly went to town, transforming the Brewer Street venue
with a forest of gold foliage and palms. The delectable
waiters and bar staff were all turned into Tarzans for the
night… with no shortage of customers only too happy to
play Jane!
Other treats included a PA from Therese (of ‘Put ‘Em
High’ fame), plus blistering disco sets from The Oli, Mark
Bambach and Paul Heron, which managed to fuse funky
house beats and contemporary hits with some classic cuts
from yesteryear. The assembled throng happily guzzled the
Cosmopolitans and other cocktails from the bar, and were
treated to lavish goodie bags at the end of the evening,
which included a party mix CD from Paul Heron, shopping
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vouchers, a Madonna DVD and other delights. The whole
event was media partnered by OK! magazine, with further
sponsorship from the likes of Aussie Bum underwear and
Level Vodka.
“The Shadow Lounge’s 6th Birthday party was a huge
success,” said Guy Monkhouse of parent company Soho
Clubs & Bars. “Our designers let their creative juices run wild
to create an ‘Out Of Africa’ experience for our members, their
guests and celebrities. The Shadow Lounge staff in their
Aussie Bum underwear and their jaw-dropping body makeup set the scene for one of the hottest, sexiest and most
extravagant parties that Soho has witnessed this year. We’re
proud that The Shadow Lounge continues to create a unique
clubbing experience - here’s to another great year ahead!”
If you want to ensure an invitation to future parties then
you’re best bet is to become a member… but you’d better
hurry. In a membership drive, the management are offering
discounted membership until 31 July 2007 – costing £230
instead of £330. For more details, check out the recently
relaunched website at www.theshadowlounge.com
The Shadow Lounge
5 Brewer Street,
Soho, W1.
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HIGHLIGHTS
FICTION’S BACK!
I SHOULD COCO
Acclaimed New York drag queen Coco Peru swings into
London in August, with a residency at the Soho Theatre
from 13-25 August (hitting the stage at 9.30pm). Created
and performed by Clinton Leupp, Miss Coco Peru is best
known in the US for her award-winning solo shows and
her roles in various US movies and television shows (she’s
had cameos in Arrested Development and Will and Grace).
She first appeared in the US spotlight in 1991, with her
show My Goddam Cabaret running for two years at New
York’s cabaret landmark Rose’s Turn. She soon became a
downtown cult favourite.
Tickets for 13-15 August cost £10 in advance or £12.50
on the door. Tickets for 16-25 August coast £15/£12.50 in
advance, or £17.50/£15 on the door. You’ll find the Soho
Theatre at 21 Dean Street, W1, and for more details check
www.sohotheatre.com
Fiction, which called time on its long-running residency
at The Cross in N1 earlier this year, has announced its
return to the scene. The team behind the polysexual Friday
nighter have been scouring London for a suitable venue
to host the night, and think they’ve discovered the perfect
location. Launching again on Friday 27 July, it will be taking
over Island. That’s the swanky venue found next door to
Heaven – formerly known as the Soundshaft.
“We’re taking Fiction back to its roots,” a spokesperson told
us. “It’ll be a more intimate affair, so cast your minds back to
when it started at the Cross... long before those extra arches
were opened, and you’ll get our drift. The venue itself opens
on our night, with Fiction of course being its first residency.”
You can expect two rooms of funkin’ pumpin’ electronic
bliss, with DJs including Kellilicious, Lora, Luke Hope, Mark
Westhenry, Nick Tcherniak and Simon Hunter in room one,
and Guy Williams, Justin Ballard, Malcolm Duffy, Nick
“Bodyrox” Bridges and Kami in the second room.
Doors will be open from 11pm till late each week, with
admission £8 in advance, £8 for members, £10 with a
flyer, or £12 without. You’ll find the Island at Hungerford
Lane, Charing Cross, WC2. For more details, check out the
revamped Fiction myspace at www.myspace.com/
clubfiction
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DISCOTEC
As if we needed any more reason to get ourselves down
to Thursday nighter Discotec… they’ve now gone and
introduced a happy hour! Get along early to take advantage
of the Discotec Speed bar, which is open every from 10pm
till 11.30pm. Enjoy Smirnoff Ice at £2 per bottle, Becks at
£1.60 a bottle, Smirnoff and Red Bull at £2, house spirit and
mixer at £1.60 and Pop Champagne at just £7.50 a bottle.
Highlights at the club for the month of August include
Tom Burns, Guy Williams and Justin Ballard tearing up the
main room on the 9th, and a special Black & Blue party
on Thursday 30th, which will feature special guest Charles
Poulin from Montreal. The smaller Lounge Mondiale Room
will feature the likes of DJ Ariel (2nd Aug), Firmed Up (9th
Aug), and the Pac Man collective (30th Aug).
You’ll find Discotec at The End, 18 West Central Street,
WC1. Visit www.discotec-club.com or check out www.
myspace.com/discotec.
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Darren Hayes celebrates
the release of his brand new
solo album, This Delicate
Thing We’ve Made, with
an exclusive appearance
on stage at G-A-Y on 18
August. Expect tracks from
the new album, plus some
classics from his back catalogue, including his huge hits as
part of Savage Garden.
Before all this, the G-A-Y team bravely try to summon up
the spirit of summer with their very own annual Beach/
Pool Party on 4 August. Take your swimwear and dip your
toes in the club’s own pool – the less you wear, the cheaper
the admission on the night!
Finally, host Jeremy Joseph would like to hear from any diehard Kylie fans. He’s currently putting together a collection
of messages from G-A-Y regulars for a special DVD - anyone
interested in taking part should email [email protected]
You’ll find G-A-Y at the Astoria, 157 Charing Cross Road,
WC2. www.g-a-y.co.uk
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SHINKY BIRTHDAY
Get along to the Oak Bar
(79 Green Lanes, N16) in
Stoke Newington on Friday
10 August to help Boogaloo
Stu and his crew celebrate
the tenth birthday of Shinky
Shonky. Yes, the odd-ball,
left-of-centre club night
has now been running for
Boogaloo Stu
a whole decade, happily
occupying its own little niche
within the scene and playing by its own rules.
Stu and his rotating line-up of co-hosts, including the likes of Miss
High Leg Kick, DJ Albert Twatlock and Miss Dolly Sparkle, entertain
the crowd with smutty gameshows, inane quizzes and an eclectic
selection of pop and indie chart hits.
The birthday party will run from 10pm till 3am, and admission will
be £6 or £5 with a flyer. Treats planned include plenty of classic
Shinky Shonky floor fillers from Mr Twatlock, classic badges, cabaret
from Stu, Le Gateau Chocolat and Princess Twinkle Knickers, plus the
return of popular audience-participation game ‘Tittiewank’!
For more info, check out www.boogaloostu.com
VENUES:
CENTRAL LONDON
DECKS APPEAL
In its continued quest to
unearth new DJ talent, DTPM
has recently been running its
Decks Factor contest. Get along
to the Farringdon Sunday
nighter on 5th August to catch
the winner playing their debut
spot on the main floor!
“We’ve taken a step back and
reviewed our ticket prices,
giving you even more value
for money and making DTPM
more accessible no matter
what your wage packet,” a
spokesperson tells us. “Advance
tickets - available from Profile,
Clone Zone, Prowler, Trax and
online - are now £8, members
£8 and on the door it is £10
with a flyer, £12 without. So
you can get into DT for under
a tenner!”
Smokers will also be pleased
to know that the team have
introduced a comfortable
outdoor smoking area, which
has proved very popular over
recent weeks. For more details,
or to join the mailing list, log
on to www.blue-cube.net
79 CXR, 79 Charing Cross Road,
WC2. 020 7734 0769. Leicester
Square tube. Mon-Sat 1pm-3am,
Sun 1pm-10.30pm. Cover charge
after 11pm. Large, cruisy, late-night
bar.
ADMIRAL DUNCAN, 54 Old
Compton Street, W1. 020 7437
5300. Leicester Square tube.
Friendly, traditional gay pub.
ASTORIA, 157 Charing Cross Road,
WC2. 020-7734 6963. Tottenham
Courtg Road tube. Huge, former
theatre, with 2,000 capacity. Now
home to G-A-Y club nights. www.
g-a-y.co.uk
BARCODE, 3-4 Archer Street, W1.
020 7734 3342. www.bar-code.
co.uk. Piccadilly Circus tube.
Mon-Sat 4pm-1.30am. Sun until
10.30pm. Dance bar on two floors,
with club-style basement. Comedy
Camp stand-up night each Tuesday.
BLOOMSBURY BALLROOM,
Bloomsbury Square, WC1. Ornate
dance space, home to monthly
muscle boy dance club Salvation
- check website for dates - www.
salvation-london.com
THE BOX, 32-34 Monmouth
Street, Seven Dials, WC2. 020 7240
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5828. Leicester Square tube. 11am11pm. Stylish and award-winning
gay café bar popular with scene and
muscle queens.
CANDY BAR, 4 Carlisle Street, W1.
020 7494 4041. Tottenham Court
Road tube. Mon-Thu 5-11.30pm.
Fri & Sat 5pm-2am. Sun 5-11pm.
Long-running and famed lesbian
bar.
COMPTONS, 52 Old Compton
Street, W1. 020 7479 7961.
Leicester Square tube. Noon-11pm.
A Soho institution. Large, traditional
gay boozer on two floors.
DISCOTEC, The End, 18 West
Central Street, WC1. 020-7419
9199. Famed and long-running
Thursday nighter, running at
gorgeous, designer, two-roomed
venue The End.
THE DUKE OF WELLINGTON,
77 Wardour Street, W1. 020 7439
1274. Piccadilly Circus tube.
Mon-Thu noon-11pm, Fri & Sat
noon-midnight, ‘til 10.30pm on
Sun. Traditional and fun gay pub
over two floors.
THE EDGE, 11 Soho Square, W1.
020 7439 1313. Tottenham Court
Road tube. Noon-1am, Sun 2pm11.30pm. Stylish, hip gay bar
spread over four intimate floors,
with regular nights from top DJs.
ESCAPE, 10a Brewer Street, W1.
020 7734 2626. Piccadilly Circus
tube. 5pm-3am. Cover charge after
11pm. Every night’s a party at this
late-night video dance bar.
EXILIO, LSE Underground,
Houghton Street (off Kingsway),
Aldwych, WC2. Saturday night gay
Latin and salsa night.
FIRST OUT CAFÉ, 52 St Giles
High Street, WC2. 020 7240 8042.
Tottenham Court Road tube.
10am-11pm. Sun 10.30pm. Over
20 years old and still going strong.
Long-running community café bar.
FREEDOM, 66 Wardour Street,
W1. 020 7734 0071. Piccadilly
Circus tube. Opulent style bar, with
late-night club promotions for a
metorsexual crowd.
www.freedombarsoho.com
FRIENDLY SOCIETY, 79 Wardour
Street, WC1. Trendy and unique,
intimate basement bar, which
attracts a mixed crowd.
G-A-Y BAR, 30 Old Compton
Street, W1. 020 7494 2756.
Leicester Square tube. 12pm-12am.
Huge, poptastic gay bar, with a
multitude of video screens, pop
tunes and drinks promotions.
www.g-a-y.co.uk
G-A-Y LATE, 5 Goslett Yard,
off Charing Cross Road, WC2.
Tottenham Court Road tube.
11pm-3am. Late-night sister venue
to G-A-Y Bar – more video screens,
camp pop fun and cheap drinks.
KU BAR, 30 Lisle Street, Leicester
Square, WC2. 020 7437 4303.
Leicester Square tube. Large,
upmarket gay bar spread over three
floors, open till 3am daily. www.
ku-bar.com
KUDOS, 10 Adelaide Street, WC2.
020 7379 4573. Charing Cross
tube. 3pm-11pm, Sat noon-11pm,
Sun noon-10.30pm. Beautiful and
stylish café bar (great food!), with
clubbier vibe and video screens in
the basement. Popular with Asian
crowd.
LONG YANG CLUB, the basement,
Thai Square, 21-24 Cockspur Street,
Trafalgar Square. Sunday evening
club for Asian men and their
admirers. www.lyclondon.com
THE PHOENIX, 37 Cavendish
Square, W1 (behind Debenhams
on Oxford Street). Straight pub with
basement club, which plays host to
gay indie night Rebel Rebel once a
month (www.clubrebelrebel.co.uk).
PROFILE, 56 Frith Street, Soho,
W1. Tottenham Court Road tube.
Stylish, big gay bar, owned by the
team at Gaydar.co.uk - spread over
three floors, with internet access
and Gaydar radio.
THE QUEBEC, 12 Old Quebec
Street, WC1. 020-7629 6159.
Marble Arch tube. Huge pub, on
two floors, attracting an older
crowd. www.
thequebec.
co.uk
GHETTO, 5-6 Falconberg Mews,
W1. 020-7287 3726. Subterranean,
trend-setting gay club venue, with
nightly alternative promotions.
HALFWAY TO HEAVEN, 7
Duncannon Street, WC2. 020 7321
2791. Charing Cross tube. Mon-Thu
noon-11pm, Fri & Sat 12pm-12am.
Old-style gay pub spread over
two floors.
HEAVEN, The Arches, Villiers Street,
WC2. Charing Cross Road tube.
Huge, world-famous gay club.
www.heaven-london.com
THE KINGS ARMS, 23 Poland
Street, W1. 020 7734 5907.
Oxford Circus tube. Mon-Thur
12pm–11pm, Fri-Sat 12pm-12am,
Sun 12pm-11.30pm. London’s bar
for bears and blokes. Traditional
atmosphere, pool table upstairs
and BearHug each Friday.
MATINEE BANK HOLIDAY
One of the most successful events to take place at Area, the boys
from Matinee will again be jetting in from Barcelona for a big bank
holiday extravaganza on Saturday 25 August. The Matinee parties
are always extra busy affairs, and you can expect the bank holiday
outing to be no different. It will be followed by another Future
afterhours session at Club Colosseum on the morning of Sunday
26th August – visit www.areaclub.info for admission prices and
advance ticket details – with special offers if you buy a joint ticket to
Matinee and Future.
Other dates for your diary from the Crash/Area camp include
Chunk’s third birthday, which will be a one-off extravaganza at
Crash on Saturday 28 July. Doors will be open from 10pm till 6am,
and admission will be £8 in advance or £10 on the door.
Megawoof takes place on Saturday 4 August, the original Crash
night returns on Saturday 11 August, followed by Queer Nation at
Crash on Saturday 18 August. www.crashlondon.co.uk
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FUSION RETURNS
Following up its successful
launch over the May Bank
Holiday weekend, Fusion is
set to return to the Arches, 53
Southwark Street, SE1, for the
August Bank Holiday weekend.
Taking place on Sunday 26
August, between the hours of
10pm and 6am, the team will
once again be taking the best
elements of XXL, and fusing
them with some exciting innovations. Last time around they
bought you a live gig from the
Freemasons, and for their second
outing they’ll be bringing an
exclusive appearance from Soul
Avengerz. This hot production
duo have remixed the likes of
Inaya Day, Katherine Ellis and
Marshall Jefferson, as well as
producing the likes of Angie
Brown, Shena and Javine. Other
names involved with the night
will be revealed nearer the time
– check www.sundayfusion.com
for more details.
Also, put Saturday 22 September
in your diaries now, as that’s the
date that XXL will be celebrating
its seventh birthday!
RETRO BAR, 2 George Court,
WC2. 020 7321 2811. Charing
Cross tube. Mon-Fri noon-11. Sat
5pm-11pm, Sun 5pm-11pm.
A traditional boozer for the gay
scene’s indie, alternative and
student-types – Tuesday’s pop quiz
is an institution.
RUPERT STREET, 50 Rupert
Street, W1. 020 7292 7141.
Piccadilly Circus tube. 12-11pm,
Sun 10.30pm. Large, designer style
bar, popular with professional gay
boyz and post-work crowd.
SHADOW LOUNGE, 5 Brewer
Street, W1. 020-7287 7988.
Piccadilly tube. Exclusive, gorgeous,
late-night bar and club for A-list
gays and celeb-spotters. www.
theshadowlounge.com
SOHO REVUE BAR, 11 Walkers
Court (off Brewer Street), W1.
020-7734 0377. Legendary Soho
cabaret club, attracting very gay
crowd with nightly cabaret, gigs
and burlesque.
SUNDAY FUSION, The Langley,
Langley Street, WC2. 07872958660
(mobile rates). Check www.
thelangley.co.uk for upcoming
dates.
TRASH PALACE, 11 Wardour
Street, W1. 020 7734 0522.
Piccadilly Circus tube. Sun-Thu
5pm-midnight. Fri & Sat 5pm3am. Indie, rock and trash fun on
two floors – very popular with
students and alternative club
freaks.
VILLAGE, 81 Wardour Street, W1.
020 7434 2124. Piccadilly Circus
tube. 12-1am, Sun 11.30pm. Late
night door charge. Soho’s original
gay café bar, spread over four
floors, and now with basement
dancefloor and discos.
THE YARD, 57 Rupert Street, W1.
020 7437 2652. Piccadilly Circus
tube. Mon-Thur 4pm-11pm, Fri
& Sat 1pm-11pm, Sun 1pm1.10.30pm. Busy gay bar with
hugely popular courtyard area,
outdoor balcony and loft bar.
NORTH LONDON
THE BLACK CAP, 171 Camden
High Street, NW1. 020 7428
2721. www.theblackcap.com.
Camden Town tube. Shufflewick
Bar: Mon-Thu Noon-1am, Fri-Sat
12noon-2am, Sun Noon-10.30pm.
Club: Mon-Thu 10pm-2am, Fri-Sat
10pm-3am, Sun 10pm-1am.
Long-running, famed gay pub
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– probably the most famous
cabaret pub in London, with
nightly DJs and entertainment.
CENTRAL STATION, 37
Wharfdale Road, N1. Tel: 020 7278
3294. Kings Cross tube. Mon-Wed
5pm-2am, Thur 5pm-3am, Fri
5pm-4am, Sat 1pm-4am, Sun
1pm-12am. Big gay bar on three
floors, with ground floor cabaret
and infamously cruisy cruise nights
in basement.
CLUB KALI, The Dome, 1
Dartmouth Park Hill, Tufnell Park,
N19. World’s biggest lesbian and
gay Asian music night, running
every third Friday of the month.
www.clubkali.com
COSMO LOUNGE, 43 Essex Road,
N1. Tel: 020 7688 0051. Angel
tube. Sun-Wed 2pm-Midnight,
Thu-Sat 2pm-1am. Long, narrow,
intimate gay bar popular with
locals girls and boys.
THE GREEN, 74 Upper Street,
N1. Tel: 020 7704 0713. www.
the-green.co.uk. Angel tube.
Mon-Wed 4pm-midnight, Thu
4pm-1am, Fri 12noon-2am, Sun
11am-midnight. London’s first
‘gay-stropub!’ Stylish, Islington
bar, serving full food menu and
wide range of drinks and cocktails.
Mixed, chilled crowd.
KING EDWARD VI, 25 Bromfield
Street, N1. Tel: 020 7704 0745.
Angel tube. Sun-Thu 12noon12midnight, Thu 12noon-1am,
Fri-Sat 12noon-2am. Very
long-running gay pub, with ‘local’
atmosphere and character, plus
popular beer garden.
KW4, 77 Hampstead High Street,
NW3. 020-7435 5747. Large,
cost, traditional old gay pub, with
regular entertainment, beer garden
and food. www.kw4.co.uk
THE LOAD OF HAY, 207 Pinner
Road, Watford, 01923-441113.
Watford‚s only gay pub, with
big beer garden and regular
entertainment! www.loadofhay.
co.uk
MA1 BAR, Central Station, 37
Wharfdale Road, King’s Cross, N1.
Intimate, sleazy men-only cruise
bar, open throughout the week
- www.ma1.co.uk
THE OAK BAR, 79 Green Lanes,
N16. 020-7354 2791. Manor House
tube. Friendly, divere gay bar with
late-night club promotions, open till
3am at weekends. www.oakbar.com
THE SCALA, 275-277 Pentonville
Road, N1. 020-738 2336. King’s
Cross tube. Large former cinema,
now huge club and live gig venue
– home to Friday night indie/rock
club Popstarz (www.popstarz.org).
SOUTH LONDON
AREA, 67-68 Albert Embankment,
SE11. Gorgeously-designed, hard
dance club and cabaret rooms,
with eclectic roster of different gay
club nights throughout the month.
(Chunk, Matinee, Bootylicious...).
www.areaclub.info
BARCODE VAUXHALL, Arch 69,
Albert Embankment, SE11. 0207
734 3342. Vauxhall tube. Open 7
days a week. Mon-Thu 4pm-1am,
Fri-Sun 4pm-4am. Recently
opened and very popular club bar,
with dancefloor and mezzanine
chill-out space.
CLUB COLOSSEUM, 1 Nine
Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW8. Huge,
late-night venue for after-hours
crowd – hosting various one-off
promotions such as the monthly
Future.
CRASH, 66 Albert Embankment,
SE11. 020-7793 9262. Large hard
dance club beneath railway arches
– hosts different nights (Queer
Nation, etc) each weekend.
uk. Deptford Bridge DLR. Mon-Thu
4pm-1am, Fri & Sat 4pm-4am,
Sun 4pm-2am. Late-night pub
with nightly entertainment and
popular cabaret nights.
HIDDEN, 100 Timworth Street,
SE11. Railway arch club venue,
home to infamous Hard On night
once a month (www.hardonclub.
co.uk) and now Beatwood (www.
beatwoodclub.com)
THE HOIST, Arch 47c, South
Lambeth Road, SW8. 020 7735
9972. 10pm-late. Door charge and
strict dress code. One of London’s
most famous dress-code and cruise
clubs and packed with men-only
crowd. Open Friday-Sunday and
occasional Thursdays (SM Gays).
KAZBAR, 50 Clapham High
Street, SW4. 020 7622 0070.
Clapham North tube. Mon-Thu
4pm-midnight, Fri 4pm-1am, Sat
noon-1am, Sun noon-midnight.
Clapham video bar, popular
throughout the week and DJs at
weekends.
NEW BALLS
Anyone for tennis? The 12th
Tennis London International gay
tennis tournament hits London’s
Sutton Tennis Center from 3-5
August 2007. An estimated 200
players from all over the world
are expected to participate, and
if you want to join the fun, then
bear in mind that it all kicks off
with a welcome party at new
Soho bar Profile on Thursday 2
August. It’s open to the public,
as will be the Saturday night
tapas party overlooking the
London eye and Parliament. Expect guest DJs and celebrities at
both. Check www.tennislondon.
com for more details.
LITTLE APPLE, 98 Kennington
Lane, SE11. 020 7735 2039.
Kennnigton tube. Open 7
days a week. Small,
traditional gay boozer
for local gay boys
and girls.
EGO, 82 Norwood High Street,
SE27. 020 8761 5200. West
Norwood BR. Sun-Thu 8pm-late,
7pm-4am. Door charge on
weekend. Large, popular bar and
club, attracting big crowds at
weekends.
FACTORY, 65 Goding Street,
SE11. Stylish, railway arch Vauxhall
venue, hosting occasional dance
and cruise nights.
ON YOUR MARKS
THE FORT, 131 Grange Road,
SE1. 020-7237 7742. Small cruise
club, open till 11pm throughout
week, with regular boots-only
and underwear parties. www.
thefortlondon.com
FIRE, South Lambeth Road,
Vauxhall, SW8. Vauxhall tube.
Infamous, late-night gay venue
beneath the Vauxhall railway
arches, host to the likes of Rude
Boyz, Orange, A:M, Juicy and
Gravity. Open around the clock at
weekends. www.allthingsorange.
com or www.fireclub.co.uk
THE GEORGE & DRAGON, 2
BlackheathHill, Greenwich, SE10.
020 8691 3764. www.gandd.org.
Older readers may well remember the institution that was the
Vauxhall Tavern Sports Day. It would traditionally run on Bank
Holidays in the late 80s and early 90s. Well, after an absence from the
scene of several years, gay men’s health charity GMFA are about to
resurrect the tradition, with the first GMFA Gay Sports Day set to
take place in Spring Gardens (behind the Royal Vauxhall Tavern) on
Monday 27 August, between 2 and 6pm. Expect the likes of egg and
spoon races, handbag tossing, and drag relay!
Anyone can take part but teams should consist of five members.
Each team will be asked to raise a minimum of £250 through online
sponsorship (that’s just £50 per team member) and there’s a prize for
the team that raises the most cash. To register, email [email protected]
gmfa.org.uk. The deadline for entries is 10th August. The majority of
the proceeds will go to GMFA but Vauxhall City Farm and the Friends
of Spring Gardens will benefit too.
As well as all the frivolity, there’s a serious side too. The event will
helps to promote GMFA’s new online guide to sports clubs and social
groups. Check it out at www.gmfa.org.uk/theguide
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LOVED-UP
Club For Lovers And
Losers was a one-off May
Bank Holiday event that
took place at indie hangout
Trash Palace to celebrate
the publication of the latest
novel from gay novelist
and journalist Paul Burston.
Lovers And Losers was a witty
and nostalgic tale of 80s one-hit wonders A Boy And His Diva, and
suitably enough, the club night was a true celebration of all things
80s, with the likes of Princess Julia and Paul himself (pictured above)
taking a turn at the decks. Anyway, the night proved such a success,
that they’re going to be doing it all again, with another Club For
Lovers And Losers taking place on Sunday 26th August (bank holiday
weekend). Doors are open from 9.30pm till 3am, and admission is
free! Paul, Tommy Turntables and guests will spin the 80s electro and
trash, and there will be 80s karaoke in the upstairs bar.
Trash Palace can be found at 11 Wardour Street, W1.
MANBAR, 82 Great Suffolk
Street, SE1. 020-7928 3223.
London Bridge tube. Late-night
cruise bar (with showers!) for
men-only. www.manbar.info
THE POWDER MONKEY, 1 King
William Walk, Greenwich SE10.
020 8293 5928. Greenwich BR
and tube. Stylish, designer gay bar
spread over three floors.
ROYAL VAUXHALL TAVERN,
372 Kennington Lane, SE11.
020 7840 0596. Opening times
vary. Vauxhall tube. Door Charge.
Huge, traditional and historic gay
pub, with long history of hosting
cabaret. Packed to rafters on
Saturday (Duckie) and Sunday
(the post-club Chill-Out).
SOUTH CENTRAL, 349
Kennington Lane, SE11. 020 7793
0903. Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
9pm-late, Tue 7.30-10.30pm, Sun
4pm-2am. Vauxhall tube. Large,
club-bar with nightly promotions.
Horse Meat Disco (Sundays) is
particularly popular.
THE STAG, 15 Bressenden
Place, SW1. 020 7828 7287.
Victoria tube. Mon & Tue
midday-midnight, Wed-Fri
midday-2am, Sat 5pm-2am,
Sun 4pm-midnight. Dark and
atmospheric gay bar in Victoria
– weekend cabaret.
STONEWALLS, 286 Lewisham
High Street, SE13. www.
stonewalls.info. Mon-Wed
5pm-1am, Thur 5pm-2am, Fri-Sat
5pm-4am, Sun 5pm-12.30am.
Large, late-opening gay pub and
club, with regular entertainment
and cabaret.
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THE TRAFALGAR ARMS,
148 Tooting High Street, SW17.
020-8767 6059. A spacious,
lively, attitude-free pub. Excellent
food served all day. Weekly DJs
on Friday and Saturday nights.
Karaoke on Wednesdays.
THE TWO BREWERS, 114
Clapham High Street, SW4. 020
7498 4971. Clapham Common
tube. Mon-Thu 5pm-2am, Fri &
Sat 5pm-4am. South London’s
most famed gay cabaret venue.
Large bar and separate dancefloor
room. Busy at weekends. www.
the2brewers.com
XXL, The Arches, 53 Southwark
Street, SE1. www.xxl-london.com.
London Bridge tube. Huge club
for bears, big men and admirers,
on Saturday and Wednesday, plus
the monthly XXL Extreme party.
EAST LONDON
THE ANGEL, 21 Church Street,
E15. Tel: 020 8555 1148. Stratford
BR and tube. Big gay pub, always
popular at weekends, with regular
cabaret, DJs and disco nights.
THE BACKSTREET, Wentworth
Mews, off Burdett Road, E3.
020-8980 8557. Over 20 years old
– small but legendary dress code
leather club, open Thur-Sun.
THE BLACK HORSE, 168 Mile
End Road, E1. Tel: 020 7790
1684. Mile End tube. Mon-Thurs
8pm-1am, Fri-Sat 8pm-3am, Sun
8pm-1am. Late-opening,East End
cabaret bar and disco.
BISTROTHEQUE, 23-27
Wadeson St, E2. Tel: 020 8983
7900. Bethnal Green tube. Very
mixed, gay/straight crowd of
trendy metrosexuals. Great bar,
restaurant, plus separate cabaret
room.
CHARLIE’S BAR, 124 Globe
Road, E1. Tel: 020 7790 1007.
Whitechapel tube. Recently
refurbished, Moroccan style
– friendly, local gay bar.
FABRIC, 77a Charterhouse Street,
EC1. 020-7749 1199. Big, trendy
club venue, home to legendary
funky house night DTPM each
Sunday. Check www.blue-cube.
net for details.
THE JOINERS ARMS, 116
Hackney Road, E2. Tel: 020 7739
9854. Debauched decadence
– old-skool boozer popular with
post-club crowd at weekends.
KINGS HEAD, 11 Church Street,
E15. Stratford BR and tube.
Intimate and welcoming East End
gay pub – regular cabaret.
THE OLD SHIP, 17 Barnes
Street, E14. Tel: 020 7790 4082.
Limehouse DLR. Open from 7pm
Mon & Tue, from 6pm Wed-Sat,
from 4pm on Sun. Small, local,
traditional pub, with regular
cabaret.
WEST 5, Popes Lane, South
Ealing, W5. 020-8579 3266.
Large, popular gay pub with
Piano Room and cabaret bar,
open till late at weekends with
entertainment and DJs.
WINDSOR CASTLE, 152
Bath Road, Hounslow, TW3.
0208577 6590. Large, local
gay pub with regular cabaret
and entertainment. www.
windsorcastlehounslow.co.uk
BJ’s WHITE SWAN, 556
Commercial Road, E1. Tel:
020 7780 9870. Limehouse
DLR. Mon 9pm-1am Tue-Thu
9pm-2am, Fri-Sat 9pm-3am,
Sun 5.30pm-midnight. A large,
long-running gay pub and club,
open throughout the week and
legendary across London! Fun,
friendly, and loaded with East End
charm. Wednesday’s Amateur
Strip is an institution. www.
bjswhiteswan.com
WEST LONDON
BROMPTONS, 294 Old
Brompton Road, Earls Court, SW5.
020 7370 1344. Earls Court tube.
Big, long-running gay pub and
club, open late throughout week.
Regular cabaret and club nights.
COCO LATTÉ SW5, 180-184
Earl’s Court Road, SW5. Glamorous
and upmarket gay bar and club,
with late-night promotions at
weekends and members/VIP
room. www.cocolattesw5.com
COLEHERNE, 261 Old Brompton
Road, Earls Court, SW5. 020 7244
5951. Earls Court tube. Noonmidnight. Larfge and legendary
pub. The spit’n’sawdust feel has
gone, but still popular with mixed
crowd of male drinkers.
THE CULVERT, 54 Cowley Mill
Road, Uxbridge. 01895 256 690.
Uxbridge tube. Mon-Wed 4pm-1am,
Thu noon-2am, Fri & Sat noon-3am,
Sun 3pm-1am. Regular discos,
cabaret, karaoke and one-off events.
www.theculvert.com
THE RICHMOND ARMS, 20
The Square, off Princes Street,
Richmond. 020-8940 2118. Longrunning local gay pub, regular
cabaret and entertainment.
TED’S PLACE, 305a North End
Road, West Brompton, W14. 0207
385 9359. Earls Court or West
Brompton tube. Mon-Fri from
7pm-late, closed Sat & Sun. West
London cruise club. Sleazy… but
that’s why the regulars love it!
MAGAZINE MAN
There is a whole month’s worth of cabaret and other attractions at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Timberlina has taken a
break from his Monday night cabaret, and for a limited period
only, David Hoyle (pictured) has returned to the venue
for a series of Monday night avant garde, confrontational
cabaret outings. His Monday session is entitled ‘Magazine
– reprint’, following up his first Magazine nights earlier this
year, and they will run from 24 July till 24 September. There’s
a different theme each week, including the likes of ‘Crime &
Punishment’ (6 Aug), ‘Immigration’ (13 Aug), ‘Dogging’ (20
Aug) and ‘Media Studies’ on Bank Holiday Monday (27 Aug).
Doors open at 7pm, the show starts at 8pm, and admission
is £5.99.
The other new development at the RVT is Topping &
Butch’s School Gang night each Wednesday. ‘Join the
award-winning Topping & Butch as they open the Royal
Tavern Comprehensive School for Comedy stand-up - where
the kids take over the lessons! Smoking strictly behind the
bikeshed only, plus a free drink for those wearing a school
tie. Bring a can of the worst crap you can find for the Weekly
Harvest Festival Hamper – with prizes given for the worst!’.
Topping & Butch appear every Wednesday throughout
August, while resident hostess Zoe returns on 5 September.
Tuesday’s Jazz Night is also taking a break through August,
but will return in September. The wonderful Vauxhallville
runs each Thursday, with Duckie on Saturday and Chill-Out
and S.L.A.G.S on Sunday. Fridays were still to be confirmed
as we went to press.
You’ll find the Royal Vauxhall Tavern at 372 Kennington Lane,
Vauxhall, SE11
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The 4th annual London Pride
Run will take place in Victoria
Park, Hackney, on Saturday
18 August from 11am.
Sponsored by LGB running
club, London FrontRunners,
the event is open to runners
of all abilities, gay and
straight alike, and supported
by the Mayor of London, with
all money raised going to
Stonewall. To register, visit
www.londonpriderun.org.
GROUPS//ORGS
Albert Kennedy Trust: 020
7831 6562 (London). Housing
advice for under 21s.
Antidote: 020 7437 3523.
Counselling, support groups,
Thurs drop-in, complementary
therapies around alcohol & drug
issues.
ELOP: 020 8509 3898. Support
and community events in
Walthamstow. Youth, advice,
counselling and groups.
meetings once a month.
HIV//AIDS
LGBT Choir: 07980 023578. Call
Michael for more information.
Crusaid: 020 7539 3880,
www.crusaid.org.uk.
London Friend: 020 7837
3337. Groups in Islington.
GMFA: 020 7738 6872. The gay
men’s health charity.
Metro Centre: 020 8265 3311,
www.metrocentreonline.org.
Regular groups in Greenwich.
National AIDS Trust: 020 7814
6767, www.nat.org.uk.
Mosaic: 07931 336668. www.
mosaicyouth.org.uk. Youth
group, every Wednesday.
Terence Higgins Trust: 07090
422 828. Counselling Services.
WESTMIINSTER LGB YOUTH
SPORTS
Westminster LGB Youth Project: www.wlgb.org.uk
PACE: 020 7700 1323. Groups
promoting lesbian and gay
health and well-being.
Out to Swim
Westminster Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Youth Project is run by the City of Westminster’s Youth
Service; and is open to young people aged 13-21 who identify as being lesbian, gay or
bisexual, or who are questioning their sexuality. The Project offers them opportunities to
socialise, relax and be themselves, whilst providing information, guidance and support
- including mentoring and a peer led anti-bullying and befriending scheme. There are also
fun activities, an annual residential, plus regular workshops and outings.
Quest LGB Catholics: 0808
808 0234.
Regard: Regard, BM REGARD,
London WC1N 3XX, [email protected]
regard.org.uk/www.regard.org.
uk. Disabled LGBT.
Step Out Tower Hamlets:
Social & support group for
gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans
& questioning young people.
5-8pm Tues 079 4633 7160
South London Gays: 020 8672
5268/020 8674 5191. www.
slago.org.uk/slg. A friendly group
with a range of social activities.
Frontrunners: 07092 346340,
www.londonfrontrunners.org.
Running group.
Goslings Swimming: 07814
258 055. Gay social (non
competitive) swimming group,
Thur 8.30pm-9.30pm. www.
goslingssportsclub.com
The Project’s Personal Development Group runs 3-6pm in Soho. Nearest Tube: Piccadilly/
Leicester Square. Fuller details on the website. Activities - including outings, discussions,
workshops, chill-outs and support - are planned and organised by the young
attendees themselves.
The Project’s Drop-In - open to anyone aged 25 or under - runs Thursdays, 5-8pm, at Clash,
11 Warwick Street London W1. Nearest Tube: Piccadilly. It provides support around a great
number of issues, including coming out; sexual health; where to go if you are a victim of
homophobic crime, abuse and violence; housing advice; plus drug and alcohol issues.
For a comprehensive listing of other London LGBT youth groups: www.ygm.org.uk
Park / Primrose Hill area.
Mon 12-5pm and Wed 6-8pm.
HATECRIME
Kings Cross Steelers Rugby
Football Club: 07090 421 367,
www.kxsrfc.com. Gay men’s
rugby.
Stonewall Football Club:
07090 422 390. Sunday soccer.
London Lesbian & Gay
Switchboard: 020 7837 7324
Gay and Lesbian Humanist
Association, (GALHA): 01926
858450, www.galha.org.
Regular London events.
Gay Police Association:
Action Line 07092 700 000
(24hrs), [email protected]
Out to Swim: 07090 422
526, www.outtoswim.org. Gay
swimming group.
HELPLINES
London Friend: 020 7837
3337. Counselling service.
Unison: 0845 355 0845/0800
0967 968 (minicom). Works with
LGBT community about work
and employment problems.
Outrage!: 020 8240 0222.
Political group. Regular
meetings.
Galop: 020 7704 2040. www.
galop.org.uk. For victims of
hate crime
Raiders Softball Club: 07931
721 377, www.rainbowraiders.
com. Mixed baseball in Regents
PACE: 020 7700 1323. Health
and wellbeing. Tel info/support
on Saturdays, 1-3pm.
Please send all your listings to
[email protected]
Islington LGB Forum:
Rachael: 07989 747824. An
initiative between local police,
the council & victim support.
Jewish Gay and Lesbian
Group: 020 8952 0137.
Kairos: 020 7437 6063, www.
kairosinsoho.org.uk. 9 Archer St,
London W1D 7AZ.
Lesbian Gay Christian
Movement: 020 7739 1249,
[email protected]/www.lgcm.
org.uk.
Lesbian and Gay
Immigration Group: 020
7922 7811, www.uklgig.org.uk.
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Campaign group for LGBT rights.
Cruisers basketball: 020 8960
0750 (Debbie)/ 020 7582 7009,
www.cruisers.org.uk (Jordi).
Mixed basketball.
Dazz-elle: 020 8257 3068.
London drug/alcohol support.
Lesbian & Gay Immigration
Group: 020 7922 7811. Every
Stonewall Housing Advice:
020 7359 5767.
GAY RIGHTS RECEIVE A BOOST FROM THE BIG LOTTERY FUND
The provision of Employment Law advice to Lesbians and Gay Men by Central London Law Centre at the East London
Out Project (ELOP) is in its second year of funding from the Big Lottery Fund. The service continues to provide an
advice surgery at the East London Out Project in all matters of employment law advice, particularly discrimination, to
lesbians and gay men living in East London.
The surgery runs once every other week from ELOP’s premises in Walthamstow and gives much needed legal advice, assistance and representation to clients with
employment law problems. “Often lesbians or gay men with work related difficulties find seeking advice difficult, especially if the problem is related to their sexuality
and they are not out to their work colleagues” said Philip Tsamados of the Central London Law Centre who runs the surgery. The surgery provides a safe and accessible
venue for lesbians and gay men to seek legal help.
In addition, the Law Centre funding extends to Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) in the area. The Law Centre can take referrals from CAB in Waltham Forest and Newham
of cases involving any form of discrimination at work.
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Fundraisers hit the streets of Barcelona on Saturday 14 July in
the hopes of finding treasure on the 10k Stonewall Equality
Walk. Last year the participants raised around £40,000, but the
campaigning organisation are hoping to break records by hitting
over the £50k mark, proceeds will help fund the
‘Education for All’ campaign.
NEWS FLASHES
UK NEWS
GAYS BETRAYED IN BRITAIN’S SCHOOLS
LESBIAN SHOT DEAD BY POLICE
WE ARE IN
SERIOUS
MORAL
NEW QUEERS IN GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION TROUBLE
BECAUSE
Despite there being now no openly-gay ministers in Brown’s Cabinet, Angela Eagle - the
EVERY TYPE
UK’s first and so far only openly-lesbian MP - has been named Exchequer Secretary, a junior
OF LIFESTYLE
ministerial position in the Treasury. Gay Ben Bradshaw moves from the Department of the
Environment to become Minister of State at the Department of Health – as well as Minister IS NOW
for the South West. And former gay Cabinet minister Nick Brown returns to government as
REGARDED AS
Minister for the North West – as well as Deputy Chief Whip.
LEGITIMATE.
37-year old lesbian, Ann Sanderson, has became the first
woman to have been purposely shot by British police - gunned
down by marksmen in Sevenoaks, Kent - after brandishing an
(it turned out, imitation) firearm at officers which she refused
to surrender. Friends say she may have been suffering from
mental illness. Some reports suggest she might have goaded
police into killing her, a practice known as “suicide by cop”.
JAZZ GIANT GEORGE MELLY DIES
Bisexual jazz singer, Soho swinger and life-and-soul George
Melly has died at his London home, aged 80 – wife by his side.
He had been suffering from dementia and lung cancer, for
which he refused treatment.
GAY.COM’S LONDON OFFICE CLOSES
Struggling Gay.Com and Advocate publisher, PlanetOut, has
announced that it will close its international offices – in Buenos
Aires and in London.
BICON 2007
A weekend of workshops, discussions, talks and entertainment,
the 25th annual bisexual gathering – BiCon - takes place at the
University of Glamorgan, 16–20 August 2007. More at: www.
bicon2007.org.uk
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A major survey of Britain’s secondary schools by Stonewall has revealed that almost two
thirds (65%) of LGB pupils – 156,000 children - have been victims of homophobic bullying.
Of those, 92% (143,000) have experienced verbal homophobic bullying; 41% (64,000)
physical bullying; and 17% (26,000) death threats.
UK BLACK PRIDE FESTIVAL
Just as we were going to press, news reached us that the Official UK Black Pride Festival
(UKBP) takes place from 11am on Saturday 18 August, at Regent’s Park College. It promises
to be a fun-filled day of entertainment, guest speakers, live performances, music, market
and information stalls and much, much more. More at: www.ukblackpride.org.uk
The Rt Rev Graham Dow
Bishop of Carlisle, who has
claimed that the recent floods
in the UK are, in fact, a divine
judgment on society’s moral
decadence, and not least on
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SÃO PAULO:
Three million Brazilians have
taken part in São Paulo’s 11th
Gay Pride, marching down
the main Avenida Paulista
- making it easily the world’s
largest such event. The
mayor, governor and
several ministers all
took part.
LITHUANIA:
An estimated 2.5 million
queer and gay-applauding
revellers converged on Madrid
to celebrate EuroPride; and
to salute Spain’s socialist
government for bringing
in legislation that has
transformed what was once
one of the continent’s most
staunchly conservative
nations into a beacon of
homo-hope - an example to
the world, not least to
nearby neighbours in
Eastern Europe.
...AND FINALLY
HUGH’S HOOKER CLAIMS ALL’S DIVINE!
Divine Brown, the former prostitute best known for her arrest whilst giving Hugh
Grant a fifty buck blow job, claims she is eternally grateful to the aging star for
publicity that reputedly earned her over $1.6 million. Gushed she: “Everything
worked out for the better. I was blessed that it could get me out of that lifestyle. I
love Hugh Grant. He put my kids through school.
US CIRCUMCISION RATE: CUT
Every year, worldwide, around 10 million Muslims, one million all-American boys,
100,000 Jews and sundry others – totting to about 1 in 6 males worldwide - have
the foreskin that billions of years of evolution has bestowed on them, severed from
their manhoods. Although controversial, circumcision is the most commonlypracticed medical procedure on Earth. Yet latest stats show, in no small part due to
the large influx of the nation’s Asian and Latin immigrants, the US circumcision rate
– which peaked at 90% back in the early 60s - has now been slashed to just 57%; in
some states, being well below half. That said, some are predicting a fight back – in the light of recent
studies suggesting circumcision could well drastically reduce the rate of HIV infection!
VIEWERS TUNE INTO HOMOPHOBIA ON BIG BROTHER
Angry viewers wrote in to Ofcom regarding the use of the word ‘poof’ on Channel 4’s Big
Brother. The show has been accused of double standards over how they have handled
the situation following contestant Emily being sent home earlier in the series for using
the word ‘nigger’. On the show aired on Sunday 1 July, BB contestant Laura laughed as
she jokingly called Liam a ‘poof’, but viewers have queried how this discrimination
differed from the earlier incident.
GATELY ANNOUNCES NEW TOUR
Stephen Gately has been announced as the leading role in the rock opera
musical Godspell, which will tour this autumn. The former Boyzone star and
gay singer recently did a spell on ITV’s Dancing On Ice but after previous West
End appearances he can’t wait to return to the stage. Godspell is being hyped as
the new high-energy modern-day song-and-dance production depicts the
last days of Jesus through its uplifting music.
PHOTOGRAPH: HUGO GLENDINNING
Tour Information Line - 01584 873912.
OUTSPOKEN:
SEBASTIAN ROCCA
THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
OF THE UK LESBIAN & GAY
IMMIGRATION GROUP
CLAIMS ASYLUM SEEKERS
ARE BEING FAILED BY
THE UK
If you are an LGBT asylum seeker then – according to
numerous official refusal letters issued on behalf of the UK
government - you can just go straight back to where you
came from; and conceal your homosexuality to avoid harm.
You can go home, hide your true self, never live with your
partner and deny the very core of your identity.
Would we tolerate such a situation ourselves, in our own
country? If not, should we return desperate people, seeking
help, home to face such inhuman discrimination elsewhere?
...LEAVING THEIR HOME
COUNTRY IS NOT A MATTER OF
CHOICE – APART FROM THE
CHOICE OF LIFE OVER DEATH
For many LGBT asylum seekers, leaving their home country
is not a matter of choice – apart from the choice of life over
death. Most of us here are lucky enough to have little idea
what that means. When the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration
Group (formerly Stonewall Immigration Group) began in
1993, our main challenge was to win the right for same sex
couples with a foreign partner to remain together in the UK.
Our long and painstaking battle achieved gradually increasing
rights until equality was finally reached in December 2005,
when the first civil partnerships took place.As we became
aware that this goal would be achieved, the focus of our work
moved to providing legal support to LGBT asylum seekers.
Despite legal LGBT-related advances in the UK, in more than
80 member states of the United Nations, consensual acts
between same sex adults are still criminalized.
Sometimes the focus of the media and politicians is on the
small number of unfounded claims for asylum or on the rapidly
increasing number of asylum seekers removed from the UK,
rather than on the real issues and real people behind such
numbers. This emphasis creates a culture of disbelief and lack
of trust within communities, rather than promoting genuine
‘social integration’ – words very popular with politicians. Few
people know, for example, that many African lesbians come to
the UK and claim asylum because they are raped or threatened
with genital mutilation by members of their families or their
community, in an attempt to ‘turn them straight’.
There is very little support available for LGBT asylum seekers
in this country; and our project is a vital lifeline. It is a place
to meet others struggling with similar issues and a source of
quality legal advice, of practical and emotional support and
– importantly – of hope.
To make a donation or find out more about the UK Lesbian &
Gay Immigration Group’s work: www.uklgig.org.uk.
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THE PLACE TO BE:
KING’S CROSS
CENTRAL STATION
37 WHARFDALE ROAD
King’s Cross’s famous bar
with roof terrace, cabaret,
strippers. underground disco
and more.
www.centralstation.co.uk
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KING’S CROSS
WHAT YOU CAN
BUY IN THE
AREA
01 BUNNING WAY, £279,950
A two bedrooms flat (right) in a
modern development just off Caledonian Road. Includes parking.
Chesterton. 0207 262 5060
02 PENTONVILLE ROAD,
£279,950
03 KING’S CROSS ROAD,
£930,000
A one bedroom, ground floor
flat in a Grade II Listed Georgian
house on Pentonville Road. The
property comprises open plan
living room, bathroom, bedroom
and pretty communal gardens.
A three bedroom and three
reception five story Georgian
property (left), currently
configured with a ground and
lower ground floor commercial
A3 unit. Located within walking
distance of King’s Cross and St
Pancras stations.
Winkworth.
020 7430 2510
Sandfords. 020 7723 9988
GOLDEN LION
2 BRITANNIA STREET
A gay institution offering
cabaret, bingo, quizzes and
karaoke. The refurbished bar
offers has a new beer garden.
www.goldenlionlondon.co.uk
POPSTARZ @ SCALA
PENTOVILLE ROAD
The popular alternative
indie night for Fridays has
been running for over a
decade. 10pm-4am.
www.popstarz.org
LONDON FRIEND
CALEDONIAN ROAD
Offering workshops,
counselling and a helpline.
For more information check
online or drop by.
www.londonfriend.org.uk
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talking through all of their requirements. Pinpointing
exactly what they are looking for so not only do they
feel satisfied with the service, and hopefully they
will recommend me to their friends and colleagues.
At the moment there is no consultancy fees (for
the first six months of the year ) just a one off
payment when a deal is completed (this is on the
commercial side). As far as the residential side is
concerned, I will not be charging applicants to
look at our instructions or register, unlike some
competitors.
Why set up a gay focussed property
business?
I feel that there are not enough people that
offer this service and the ones that do are very
few and far between, especially those that
concentrate on the commercial acquisition side. I
have ten years of property experience and wanted
to use my knowledge to assist ‘gay’ or ‘gay run’
companies that are setting up, looking to acquire
some additional space or individuals who want to
purchase freehold buildings either for investment
or owner occupation.
What advice you have for gay people
setting up their own business?
The same as anyone setting up their business
- gay or straight - you have to know your niche
market.
What reputation do you try to build?
A good one… [laughs]. Perhaps steer away from the
typical estate agent stereotype. Someone that people
can rely on and trust, so they can achieve the best deal
possible when acquiring new space. An estate agent
that seems to be on the tenants and purchasers side
not the landlord or vendor for a change!
What made you go into business?
At my old firm I was instructed by approximately ten
clients at any given time. Just before the end of last year,
eight of these happened to be gay. This is where the idea
for my company came from. Working on a one-on-one
basis with these clients is a proven success (see the
testimonials). Proof is in the pudding. It’s about placing
people with properties that they are looking for.
What else inspired you?
My uncle, who is also my business partner, is
a property developer and investor in Central
London and indeed throughout the UK. He
started off at a very young age and has built
one of the biggest property portfolios
in the UK. If there is anyone to look
up too it would have to be him.
PROFILE BEN KAYE
We find out more about the entrepreneur who just happens
to be hot property.
What is unique about your approach to property?
I take pride in taking the time out, meeting my clients and
Ben Kaye deals with clients looking to acquire offices or commercial accommodation and residential customers: 104 Great
Portland Street, London W1W 6PE. 020 7637 0558. www.
ben-kaye.co.uk
RECRUITMENT: JOURNALISTS
RECRUITMENT: FREELANCE WRITERS
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INTO JOURNALISM
OR SEEKING FRESH
EXPERIENCE IN AN
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Design, her focus is on
architectural design
concentrating on
space usage. Mark Riese is
the owner and managing director of urban living the inspiring furniture emporium in London’s trendy Marylebone village.
Please send questions to: [email protected]
BEST BUY//BARGAIN BEDS
For an extra clever storage idea, Martin Barnett Furniture have ash wood bed frames of all sizes with
an hydraulic lift up system that gives you direct access to all the space under the bed – loads of extra
storage with easy access! They are currently running a special offer of a double storage bed with a
“Firmrest” mattress for only £650.
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Praised for the brushed steel brilliance of their industrial produce, Dualit has inevitably
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Adorned in an exotic leaf print and alluring cocoa colour, this duvet set from American
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DEAR LEGAL DOC,
I am getting registered with my partner in a Civil Partnership, but he says he wants to do a Pre-Civil
Partnership Agreement with me. Besides the fact that I don’t feel he trusts me anymore, I have heard
that these are a waste of time as they don’t actually stand up in court. Could you please advise me, I feel
so in the dark. Mike
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First of all, congratulations on deciding to register your civil partnership. Secondly, please do not feel that because your
partner has asked you to sign a Pre-Civil Partnership Agreement he no longer trusts you. A Pre-Civil Partnership Agreement
is a document which is signed by both partners prior to entering into a Civil Partnership which sets out the assets that each
partner has brought into the relationship and also sets out what should happen to those assets should you dissolve your Civil
Partnership. It is correct that such Agreements are not legally binding in this country; however they are not a waste of time.
Case law has shown that such Agreements can be highly persuasive in court proceedings where the financial assets are in
issue. A Pre-Civil Partnership Agreement would be more effective if it provided for full and frank disclosure of both partner’s
assets, if both partners received their own independent legal advice, if neither partner was put under any pressure to sign the
Agreement and the Agreement was signed in advance of the registration of the Civil Partnership, a suitable amount of time
would be around 21 days prior to the registration.
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would be an important and persuasive factor in deciding how to divide the assets upon dissolution and therefore is highly
recommended in order to protect each partner’s financial position. Gabriele
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If you can’t make it
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annual Bears On Ice
festival takes place. The
northernmost bears gettogether in the world,
this small festival takes
place 7-9 September
2007. This year’s event
will include a whale
watching expedition,
Blue Lagoon trip, and
parties at the MSC Club
and guest London club,
Come To Daddy.
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for full details and
accommodation and travel
advice.
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ARIES
Be wary of getting defensive
with someone who is trying to
find a joint resolution. Now is the
time to tread carefully in conflicts
– either at work or closer to
home. You have diplomatic skills
Aries and now is the time to
draw upon them. Do also keep
an eye out for a special event in
the first few days of August.
20 APR-20 MAY
TAURUS LEO
Taureans can expect to hit some
real but surmountable obstacles
in the early part of the month.
However, don’t give up at the
first hurdle. August also brings
romantic developments – keep
an eye open for new possibilities
or positive changes in your
current relationship. Go with
the flow.
23 JUL-22 AUG The midsummer sun is in your
She may do her best to
hold back the years,
but there’s no escaping
the fact that Madonna
turns 49 on 16 August.
A typical Leo, she’s a
survivalist with a need
for approval. Leo’s are
often warm, with a flair
for drama and ‘what
you see is what you
get’ attitude.
LIBRA
Face it Libra… you can’t keep
everyone happy all of the time,
and attempting to do so is
leaving you exhausted. Be wary
of over-stretching yourself,
particularly when it comes to
saying ‘yes’ too often at work.
A new relationship – friendship
or otherwise – is set to blossom
around the 17th August.
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23 OCT-21 NOV
22 JUN-22 JUL
GEMINI
CANCER
There have been some rough
times over the last few months,
but Geminis can expect an
upturn in their finances from the
beginning of August. Don’t blow
it all on a wild weekend binge!
You can also look forward to
some new work opportunities
after 17 August – be prepared to
move out of your comfort zone.
Stop being so hard on yourself
Cancer. Even a small boost in
your self-esteem this month will
reap financial rewards and alter
your perceptions of your earning
power. Accept your limitations
with grace and publicise your
strengths. Stay practical and
re-visit that ‘must do’ list of
errands and plans.
23 AUG-22 SEP Early August is a time for quiet
house Leo, and now is the
time to give love to those close
to you. Look afresh at things that have caused you grief, as a new
bout of optimism will help you see things in their true perspective.
All is positive on the creativity and romance front, and expect the
unexpected around the 13th. Welcome it in whatever form it may take.
and contemplation…ideal if
you’ve got a relaxing holiday
planned! Take stock of your life and the things you want to change
– then devise ways for doing so. Virgos can expect a period of
self-indulgence around the 22nd, but try not to overdo it. Pamper
yourself and be open to the possibility of physical fulfillment.
VIRGO
LEO
23 SEP-22 OCT
21 MAY-21 JUN
22 NOV-21 DEC
22 DEC-19 JAN
SCORPIO
SAGITTARIUS
CAPRICORN
Fasten your seatbelt… it’s going
to be a bumpy ride! Expect a
boost in your work and home
life, following the full moon on 9
August. Changes to your routine
may make you anxious at first,
but keep your head together
and you’ll reap the rewards.This
month may be emotional, but
you’ll see things clearer by the end.
The full moon on 9 August
inspires off-the-wall ideas, but
pursue them with foresight
and discipline. Even great ideas
can fail if poorly executed. Be
wary of advice from others,
and the tendency for some of
those around you to gossip and
exaggerate. Yes, even on the gay
scene… shocking, eh?!
You’ve been partying hard lately,
and August is the time to kick-start
a new exercise regime. You’ll
reap particular benefits from all
physical activity between now
and the end of September. It’s
time for a mid-year detox and
health kick. A lunar eclipse on
28 August finds others coming
to you for advice. Give it wisely.
20 JAN-18 FEB
AQUARIUS
You can sometimes be plagued
by indecisiveness Aquarius, but
you know that following your
gut instinct pays dividends.
August brings fresh challenges
– mainly in your relationships
with friends and loved ones, but
be true to yourself and stand
firm. 23 August is a good time
to make a new action plan.
19 FEB-20 MAR
PISCES
Stop complaining that your life
is in a rut and do something
about it! Now is the time to
book a holiday somewhere
unusual… or even just to visit
somewhere locally that you don’t
normally venture. Try hanging
out at a different bar or club for a
change. You might be pleasantly
surprised.
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Terry Higgins
The Trading Standards
Institute (TSI) has found that
many of the most common
tooth whitening kits available
to buy over the counter
contain illegally high levels
of bleaching agent hydrogen
peroxide.
The popularity of such kits has risen drastically in
recent years, as people seek and quick and cheap way
of whitening their teeth. However, hydrogen peroxide
can aggravate gum disease, damage tooth enamel, and
increase tooth sensitivity. The TSI found that hydrogen
peroxide levels were higher than the legal limit in 18
out of 20 DIY products tested, with one particular brand
exceeding the legal limit by a factor of 230 times!
They were keen to point out that their tests were carried
out only on teeth whitening kits, and not whitening
toothpastes. The two whitening kits that passed their tests
were the Boots Expert Teeth Whitening Programme,
and the ‘Brilliant’ tooth whitening system from Brilliant
Products.
Commenting on the findings, a spokesperson for the British
Dental Association told the BBC, “It is important any patient
considering having their teeth whitened consults their
dentist, who will examine their mouth properly, take a full
medical history and discuss treatment options.”
SALTY
SANDWICHES
Recent research has revealed
that some brands of prepackaged sandwiches can
contain high levels of salt.
A high level of salt in your diet
is known to raise blood pressure,
and can lead to heart disease and stroke. Consensus
Action on Salt and Health (CASH) analysed the
nutritional content of 140 sandwiches, and found that
41% cent contained one-third of the recommended
daily salt intake for adults. That’s not too bad if a
lunchtime sandwich makes up one of your three meals
of the day. However, 8% of the sandwiches studied
contained half the recommended daily salt limit. Worst
offenders were ‘All Day Breakfast’ sandwiches – some
of which contained the same amount of salt as seven
bags of crisps! All sandwiches containing bacon and
ham tended to have higher salt levels, while lowest
were the Co-op’s Healthy Living Tuna and Cucumber
and Tesco’s Healthy Living Chicken Salad, with only
0.6g of salt (around 10% of your recommended daily
intake). CASH’s advice to consumers was to always
check the labels, and urged retailers to always provide
such information on their packaging.

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