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David Hoyle // The Prime of Ms David Hoyle

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Photo Credits – Holly Revell

David Hoyle // The Prime of Ms David Hoyle

Chelsea Theatre

Dates: Sep 14, Sep 15, Sep 16, Sep 17, Sep 18, Sep 21, Sep 22, Sep 23, Sep 24 and Sep 25.

Time: Class begins 8pm (except Sundays 4pm)

Tickets: £12/8. Tickets just £5 on Wednesdays and Sundays.

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What to expect…

Performance avalanche and avant guardian David Hoyle invites you to join the crème de la crème for an evening of thrilling pedagogy.

In THE PRIME OF MS DAVID HOYLE, the legendary performer takes on the persona of esteemed educator Ms David Hoyle, whose academy for girls takes pride in offering amusement, provocation and inspiration for dark times.

Ms Hoyle feels things deeply. She is never wrong. And she has the loyalty of her girls.

Ms Hoyle will wax electric on themes including but not limited to truth, beauty, art, charisma, discipline, team spirit, fascism and common sense. Expect an up-close-and-personal multimedia extravaganza in which acerbic and radical wit combines with a deep love of the outsider.

Ms Hoyle is joined on stage by ‘teaching assistant’ and lingering 60s icon Simone Simone, and graduates of the prestigious Carnesky’s Finishing School and Duckie Homosexualist Summer School for young queer performers.

Produced and directed by cabaret critic and producer Ben Walters, THE PRIME OF MS DAVID HOYLE takes its cue from The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Muriel Spark’s iconic 1961 novel about a charismatic teacher, later adapted into a 1969 film starring Maggie Smith and a 1978 TV series starring Geraldine McEwan.

It shall be an education.

Venue

Chelsea Theatre – London SW10 0DR

7 World’s End Place
King’s Road
London
SW10 0DR

Tel: 020 7352 1967

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Disco Loco Rainbow Rave + Gendersaurus Studio

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Photo credit: Jassy Earl

Disco Loco Rainbow Rave + Gendersaurus Studio

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 02-Oct

Time: 15:00-18:00

Tickets: £3 (babes FREE!)

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What to expect…

Disco Loco kicks off the autumn season with a monumental Rainbow Rave! DJs, art workshops, live performance & more to be announced.

The Disco Loco Rainbow Rave invites you to celebrate the family in all its forms – extended, dual-heritage, step, single parent, queer, 2.4, donor conceived, whatever your family is, come share the love and the diversity of UK family life.

As part of the Rainbow Rave And What? present Eilidh MacAskill’s Gendersaurus Studios, a playground for children to express their inner spirit animal and mythical creatures through none-gender-specific fancy dress. Expect t-shirt making, props galore, a photo booth and Live artists ready to be consulted on the Kracken, Unicorn (or something completely new) within the minds of the our next generation.

Post costume, post dancing, post imagination we will take to the fields in a Live Art Kids Parade.

Venue

Hackney Showroom – London E8 2BT

Hackney Downs Studios,
Amhurst Terrace,
London E8 2BT

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: http://www.hackneyshowroom.com/whatson

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Mark Leeming // Bearded Brutes

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Photo Credits: Mark Leeming

Mark Leeming // Bearded Brutes

Richmix // Mezzanine Gallery

Dates: 05-Oct to 28-Oct

Time: Mon to Fri, 09:00-11:00 / Sat & Sun 10:00–23:00

FREE EVENT

What to expect…

WORLD PREMIERE

Bearded Brutes is the world premier of the hyper-coloured and uber-stylised photographic exhibition by Mark Leeming. It blurs conventional perceptions of masculinity and femininity using beards, make-up, glitter and digital manipulation. Striking and in-your-face Bearded Brutes celebrate visibility within the LGBTQI community. The 24 portraits not only explore the feminine in the masculine (and vice-a-versa) they also reveal a little of each models unique personality and challenge the viewer to reassess definitions of beauty.

Join us at 6pm on 5 October for our Open House. A chance to get a sneak peak at the exhibition. Including a free film programme of shorts curated by Fringe! from 20:00 – www.fringefilmfest.com Beard make-over station and photo booth. And Wine.

BRAND NEW brutes, shot especially for London will be revealed as part of the exhibition.

With thanks to our glorious print supporter/sponsor KLEIN IMAGING

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Venue

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation – London E1 6LA

35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
London E1 6LA

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: https://www.richmix.org.uk

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Dance Double Bill: Andreas Constantinou + Lucy McCormick

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Photo credits: Andrew Constantinou by Allan Høgholm Henriksen. Lucy McCormick L/R by Ellie Stamp, Claire Haigh, Claire Nolan

Dance Double: Andreas Constantinou / ReDoing GENDER 1.5
& Lucy McCormick / Mystery Play

Hackney Showroom

Dates: 07-Oct

Time: 1930-2200

Tickets: £12/10

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What to expect…

Andreas Constantinou (ReDoing GENDER 1.5)

ReDoing GENDER 1.5: is an award winning solo performed by internationally acclaimed artist Andreas Constantinou. In this solo Constantinou challenges patriarchal masculinities in a measure to question normative and non normative male gender roles. From classical sculptures of male ideals, a gender confused ape, feminized frolics, a box headed individual, to a full blown crying baby with a mans body. ReDoing GENDER is filled with intense imagery that displays one mans search for an identity amid the gaze of a patriarchal society.

Show: 50 Minutes

Lucy McCormick (Mystery Play)

“I have been playing God in a series of biblical re-enactments, performed via dance, pop ballads and performance art.

I was partly inspired to create these pieces by an ongoing interest in the Quaker belief in ‘God’ as one’s own moral conscience – ‘the God in all of us’. These pieces are also an exercise in casting myself as the Ultimate Man, and so allow for my interests and frustrations in gender politics and feminist discourse.

I have enjoyed making crude links between my own position as an artist and the rhetoric of these biblical stories – what do I stand for? what am I willing to do? what will the end be like?

Playing deity allows for both the exorcism and celebration of my own ego”.

Show 20-25 Minutes

PLEASE BE AWARE PERFORMANCES FEATURE NUDITY AND MAY INCLUDE IMAGES OF A SEXUAL NATURE

Venue

Hackney Showroom – London E8 2BT

Hackney Downs Studios,
Amhurst Terrace,
London E8 2BT

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: http://www.hackneyshowroom.com/whatson

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The Pink Bucket (List)

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Photo credit: Ayesha Hussain

The Pink Bucket (List)

Jacksons Lane

Dates: 10-Oct

Time: 20:00-21:30

Tickets: £13.95 - £15.95

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What to expect…

WORLD PREMIERE

With our tongue firmly planted in our cheeks And What? Queer. Arts. Festival presents….. The Pink Bucket (List). An evening of Wonky circus and cabaret from some of the freshest Queer and LGBTQI performers on the circuit, hosted by the ever-wonderful compere-extraordinaire Reuben R Kaye (Café De Paris, International Superstar). We reveal our top-tips for every gay to cross off their list before they kick the proverbial (pink) bucket. Prepare to be taken on a roller-coaster of sex, excess and frivolity, as well as some more serious moments. Expect sarcasm, nudity and just a little bit of Love.

The line-up includes:


Venue

Jacksons Lane – London N6 5AA

269A Archway Rd,
London N6 5AA

Tel: 020 8340 5226
Web: http://www.jacksonslane.org.uk

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Steakhouse presents: Longer Wetter Faster Better

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Photo credits: Owen G Parry, photo by Maria Agio

Steakhouse presents: Longer Wetter Faster Better

RichMix /  Artsadmin / The Yard

Dates: 14 to 16-Oct

Times and Tickets see below Venue links:
Programme info here: STEAKHOUSE LIVE 2016
A three day festival of Live Art and Performance
14-16 October 2016 at Rich Mix, Artsadmin and the Yard Theatre in London
 
Steakhouse Live is back with its most ambitious festival yet. LONGER WETTER FASTER BETTER presents 25 artists for three days of rowdy, sensual and provocative performances. Taking place across three East London locations the pieces range from a 30sec showdown to an 8-hour irreverent re-enactment of Radio 4 Sunday broadcast. Glass will be shattered, skin will be tattooed, clothes will be set alight, paint will be thrown, hair will be singed and bums will shake.
FULL FESTIVAL TICKET PRICE: £35/32. (bought as individual tickets)

Venues

Artsadmin – London E1 6AB

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28 Commercial St, London
London E1 6AB

Tel: 020 7247 5102
Web: https://www.artsadmin.co.uk

 

Rich Mix Cultural Foundation – London E1 6LA

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35-47 Bethnal Green Rd,
London E1 6LA

Tel: 020 3095 9747
Web: https://www.richmix.org.uk

 

The Yard Theatre – London E9 5EN

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Unit 2a Queen’s Yard,
London E9 5EN

Tel: 020 7100 1975
Web: www.theyardtheatre.co.uk

 

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Nando Messias // Shoot the Sissy

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Photo credits: Holly Revell, Darrell Berry

Nando Messias //  Shoot the Sissy

Chelsea Theatre

Dates: 18 & 19-Oct

Time: 20:00 - 21:00

Tickets: £10

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What to expect…

WORLD PREMIERE

Gasp… Be amazed… Take aim… It’s a live target!

Nando Messias is back with his own disturbingly beautiful freak show — a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.

Back from the huge success of his national tour, The Sissy’s Progress, Messias brings our compulsive gaze closer to the bold fragility of his trademark body — a Sissy body.
His dangerous ingenuity and exquisite theatricality offers you secret insights into murky depths of doubt, terror and dreams. Come watch as he penetrates through fairground whispers into a microcosm of ordinary weirdness, wretchedness, deracination, and subjugation, all with immense tenderness and tenacity.

Roll up, don’t be shy…. come Shoot The Sissy!

Length of show: 50 mins.

 

Venue

Chelsea Theatre – London SW10 0DR

7 World’s End Place
King’s Road
London
SW10 0DR

Tel: 020 7352 1967
web: http://www.chelseatheatre.org.uk

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Jonny Woo + Brandon Olson // WTF happened to Jonny Woo?

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Photo credits: Peter Podworski

Jonny Woo / Brandon Olson – NEW WORK

THE GLORY

Dates: 20 + 23-Oct

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What to expect…

WORLD PREMIERE

Jonny Woo and Brandon Olson present a new show, ‘WTF Happened to Jonny Woo?’ A club-kid take on the Bette and Joan classis. What happens when club kids grow old? This is your chance to see the source of inspiration for what we now take for granted as the scene in East London

Brandon Olson, ‘New York’s ultimate bohemian’ (Michael Musto, Village Voice) and club superstar, arrives for a 2 week residency at The Glory to create a brand new show with his long term friend and co-creator, The Glory’s own Jonny Woo.

THURSDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2016
GLORY DOORS 5PM
SHOW STARTS 8PM
TICKETED: £10 PLUS FEES (BOOK HERE)
THE GLORY, 281 KINGSLAND RD, LONDON, E2 8AS

More Information:
Jonny and Brandon created their first show ‘Go-Go Real’ back in 2001, in NYC at Dixon place, and it set Jonny on his performance art track of the next 15 years. Together they mummified, stripped, sung about drugs, HIV and NYC nightlife. Winning critical acclaim from the NY Times and Village Voice. Jonny returned to London to throw his legendary Radio Egypt parties and Brandon Olson continued to hold the torch of the NYC underground aloft. Now hosting Suzanne Bartsch’s uber-glamourous parties and most recently styling her exhibition at F.I.T NYC and appearing in ground breaking theatre work at Theatre For The New City, Brandon Olson’s arrival brings the energy of NYC to the beating heart of London’s queer underground.

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Venue

The Glory – London E2 8AS

281 Kingsland Road
London E2 8AS

Tel: 020 7684 0794
Web: http://www.theglory.co/