June’s here, it’s not quite Summer, but throw on your best sleeveless ASOS hoody, a pair of obnoxious Raybans and get your cultural self to some of these anyway.
Sunday 1st June
Showtime @ Cabaret Boheme, Brighton
Veronica Blacklace and her troupe will be performing everything from burlesque, cabaret and cirque including some gravity defying acrobatics.
Saturday 7th June
Icy Gays presents GenderF**k @ Barbican, London
As part of a series of events tying into The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier, the Barbican is playing host to GenderF**k by the Icy Gays team. Expect drag, fashion, art featuring Planningtorock and A Man to Pet. Full preview available here.
Sunday 8th June
Carnivale @ Cafe de Paris, London
A brand new night is launching at Cafe de Paris, with music provided by Kris di Angelis of Room Service fame and JoshYouAre from Sink the Pink. With performances from dark circus cabaret acts, the night promises to leave you mesmerised.
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Wednesday 11th June
The Save Rubyyy Jones Revue: Drag Queens of London @ The RVT, London
The Revue is back once more, this time the gogo acts, drag and alternative cavaret will be based around the theme of London Live show, Drag Queens of London that stars the Familyyy Fierce themselves. I wonder if Dusty O will be in the audience?
Thursday 12th June
UnderConstruction @ The RVT, London
Described by QX as “the cutting-edge germ warfare laboratory of performance”, UnderConstruction brings you 8 acts on the stage of the Tavern, presenting work still in development. All just for a fiver!
Saturday 14th June
Vogue Brawl 2014 @ Islington Mill, Manchester
Manchester’s original runway competition is back! Hosted by Sheela Blige, with Darren Suarez and DJ Wes Baggaley judging queens on the catwalk. This year, there are some extra special categories including Blazin Babes and Most Fucked and Busted that are guaranteed to get some entertaining looks. The catwalk is open to the floor, but you’re welcome to stand back and watch.
Monday 16th June & Tuesday 17th June
AGender: A Conference on Female and Transgender Masculinities @ Leeds Art Gallery
Inspired by artists Marlow Moss and Claude Cahun, AGender will feature presentations, performances and participative workshops focusing on female and transgender masculinities, camp, drag, and queer culture.
Saturday 21st June
Pride Scotia, Edinburgh
While there are events over the entire weekend, the main Pride march is on Saturday the 21st. Followed by a BBQ and live acts with Vanity Von Glow hosting the main stage. There’ll also be performances of Shafted?! a modern cabaret exploring HIV and AIDs as part of the Pride Scotia fringe.
Thursday 26th June
The Meth Lab presents: Milk & Tammie Brown @ The Black Cap, London
Milk may not have made it into final three (or even close) on the latest season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, but she made a big impression with the fans. Milk will be performing on the stage in the oddly shaped Black Cap, hosted by the seemingly unstoppable Meth. Meet and Greet sold out, but there are still Advance tickets available. Don’t do drugs, do Meth.
Saturday 28th June
Pride in London
We’ll be bringing you more info on what’s going on for Pride in the capital soon, but make sure you’re in town on the Saturday for the march and the hang around Soho after, when Old Compton street becomes a river overflowing with discarded plastic cups and all kind of queer! There’ll be a picnic the morning after in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens for those of you still standing.