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Lets Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs

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Lets Talk About Gay Sex and Drugs

Ku Bar

Dates: 06-Oct

Time: 16:30 - 22:00

FREE EVENT

What to expect…

Hosted by Patrick Cash (playwright and spoken word poet), Let’s Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs has been running monthly in Soho since March 2014. The event has grown in popularity since its birth, and invites participants to speak (or listen) honestly about issues to do with sex and/or drug use within the gay male community.

No judgement, and no villainising of drug users – we are not here to tell people to stop taking drugs. What we are doing is starting a conversation that can address where drug use becomes too much and why drug use has become intrinsic to some gay men’s sex lives. We look at ‘chemsex’ through different subjects each month: love, beginnings, control, homophobia etc.

As the night has grown, so too has its scope and the event is also a celebration of the brilliance of the gay community, with well-known community figures and cultural performers.

Let’s Talk About Gay Sex & Drugs is an open forum for anybody to talk about how they perceive sex and drug use amongst the gay male community of London.

Everyone who wants to speak gets five minutes and all are welcome, whether to speak or listen. Free entry.

Sign up for a slot on Facebook or at the venue from 6.30pm.

At the September event we will have a theme (non-obligatory) of ‘Arts’ within the gay male community, and how this can be used to improve wellbeing, a special event part of the And What? Queer Arts Festival:

ADAM SPREADBURY-MAHER
Multi-award winning Australian/Irish theatre director, and artistic director of the King’s Head Theatre, will talk about his decision to programme chems-related plays in the last year.

ALEXIS GREGORY
Acclaimed writer, producer and actor Alexis will talk about his new play ‘Safe’, on LGBT homelessness and at-risk youth, and how LGBT lives meet LGBT art.

RICHARD WATKINS
Exceptional musical theatre performer Rich will treat us to personal reflections mixed with beautiful songs.

SIAN DOCKSEY
Comedian/writer Sian (Channel 4 Shorts, BBC Radio 1), and host of new Dean Street Wellbeing comedy night Sextroverts, will give us a ten minute comedy set of the sharpest wit.

BEN WALTERS
Ben Walters is an esteemed writer, producer, programmer and critic, who most recently conceived and directed ‘The Prime of Miss David Hoyle’. He will talk about arts and wellbeing.

Venue

Ku Bar – London WC2H 7BA

30, Lisle St, London WC2H 7BA

Tel: 020 7437 4303
Web: http://www.ku-bar.co.uk/