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September at Bar Wotever

This month we have welcomed the FABULOUS Michael Twaits to host our Tuesday Evenings! 

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So far this month we have witnessed rib tickling comedy from Mawaan Rizwan, Post punk music from Permanent Wave, and fierce as fudge performances from the likes of Shakona Fire, Le Fil, Katy Jalili and Eva Wonder! This is what the rest of the month looks like:

 

19th September

Michael will be joined by the fabulous Drag King that is Oedipussi!!!!! Oedipussi is a King with MANY tricks up their sleeves/beards! Famous for their extravagant beards, and voted one of the TOP 25 drag kings in the entire universe! Our resident performer, Ebony Rose Dark will also be bringing something new to the stage! Life by Veronica will also be making an appearance at Bar Wotever – one of Michael graduates from his Drag drag course! Nick Field will be performing with us plus all the way from Canada, Cazzwell Van Dyke. This week is set to be a corker!

26th September

This will be Michael’s last week hosting with us! Michael will be in great company as he will be joined by another of his graduates, and resident performer at Bar Wotever, Benjamin Butch. Benjamin will be bringing another new act to their residency. More acts to be announced for this event!

Each week we will have music played by two DJ’s – One will be a newbie DJ trying out the decks and will play from opening until show starts! The second will be an established DJ and will keep the party going until midnight! Cafe So Vegan will also be serving up vegan food each week from 7pm until 8:15, PLUS this month will see the launch of our new Wotever World Merchandise Stall! Come on Down for all of your Wotever World goodies!

Bar Wotever Throughout August

This month we have witnessed the incredible Sadie Sinner The Songbird host Bar Wotever every Tuesday night at our home of The Royal Vauxhall Tavern. We have seen powerful performances from  FKA, Symoné, and Life by Veronica so far this month and extra special performances from some of Burlesques top stars including Jessabelle Thunder- Voted one of LA’s top 13 burlesque performers by Time Out Magazine, and Rubyyy Jones – who won in the Burlesque Hall Of Fame category she went up for,  ‘Most Innovative’ this year… and we saw exactly WHY she won!

We have even more fabulous acts taking to the stage including Travis Alabanza (where you can buy their newly released Chapbook – tonight only) and Lasana Shabazz! We have already witnessed a performance from one residential performer – Benjamin Butch, and  next week,  we will see performances from Ebony Rose Dark and our newest resident – Katy Jalili, PLUS an extra special performance from Many Monika!

Every Tuesday we are gifted with the presence of, and a few songs sung by, Sadie Sinner The Songbird and our DJ’s will keep the celebrations going until midnight! Come down for a social, a good laugh, and to feel empowered!

If you fancy taking to the stage and want an open mic spot at a later event, please email us – barwoteverinfo@gmail.com

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Image by Connie Taylor Photography

 

 

Non Binary Cabaret: Here and Too Queer for your Binary!

Non Binary Cabaret in The Glory Basement!

We have an absolutly INCREDIBLE line up for you this month. In the ‘Speak Easy’ feel in the basement of The Glory, we create an intimate atmosphere with the audience and performers. With a line up like this, you are in for a treat!!

With us we have,
THE PHOENIX – The Rising Star of Variety
FKA – SuperStar in the making
GEORGEOUS MICHAEL – Drag King Love Child
DEE DEE – Burlesque with Sass
KUAN-WEN – Gay Stand Up from Taiwan

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Basement doors from 7.30 pm

Show start 8pm, no entry after show started.
End 10pm incl. Interval

Limited seats available if you want to see the show, we recommend you get tix in advance and get seated in good time. Show start 8pm Prompt!

Tickets In advance £10 full price,
£8 concessio
OTD £12, cash only!

ALL WELCOME!

Produced, Created and Executed by Wotever World

Queer Art and Culture Club

A New Night is born!

In collaboration with The Horse Hospital and Wotever World!

Now we have found a new venue that suits us and these events with a mix of Culture, Knowledge, Sex and Education really well. THE HORSE HOSPITAL

Join us for our first event there THURSDAY 27TH JULY at QUEER ART & CULTURE 

It’s a Soiree and Variety show/event lead by Ingo Cando, filled with Film, Talk & Show

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On the programme this first event we are proud to welcome one of Brazils biggest rising Drag King star Wendell Cândido! They have brought the groundbreaking Film  ‘King On, Brazil’ by Director Luiza Folegatti with them, plus they will do a short Performance and be part of the Q & A for afters.

Plus, We have an extra special performer all the way from Melbourne Australia! Jess McKerlie is a performance artist based in Melbourne, part of the 2015 PACT Collective.

Gender SpannerJessica’s first solo show, GENDER SPANNER has been touring Fringe Festivals across the world for the past two years and has recently done a stint at Brighton Fringe AND was Nominated for a Brighton Fringe Award! They will be performing a section of their show for us at Queer Arts and Culture Club!

 

QUEER ART & CULTURE,  Thursday 17th July

A review show of what’s happening in our Queer World NOW!
Lead by Ingo Cando, Artistic Director of Wotever World

Sit down & show start at 8pm, Doors & bar open from 7.30 – late
Tickets £8 in advance, £10 otd

The Horse Hospital, Colonnade, WC1N 1JD London

Accessibility; please see The Horse Hospitals INFO

Non Binary Cabaret – Too Fabulous For Your Binary!

We will be heading back down the the Basement at The Glory for another fabulous Non Binary Cabaret Event! We will witness performances from the incredible Drag King Oliver Assets. We have the WINNER or LipSync 1000 Sue Gives A Fuck! Plus the hilariously funny Barbara Brownskirt will be  making an appearance! More acts TBA but we highly suggest you mark this event in your diaries!

 

Show start at 8pm, a short interval, tickets here

Wot Happened at FMAS?

Last month we through Female Masculinity Appreciation Society Number Six and it was MAGNIFICENT! We had such an incredible time with all performers, party goers and arm wrestlers! We even have photos to prove it! 19732337_10155041429588393_8239401925561434401_n

 

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We witnessed an incredible talk with visuals from the Living Legend Del LaGrace Volcano! We watched Benjamin Butch, Don One, and Jess McKerlie take to the stage AND we saw a fashion show from Gender Free World!!

Don One got the crowd singling along to Star Man and had everyone on their feet with his incredible voice!

We also crowd a WINNER of the annual Arm Wrestling Competition! Then we partied until 3am!!!

London Pride Weekend

It’s Pride in London weekend this weekend and we have heard some of our favourite acts will be embracing the Pride Stages!
 
There are many stages places around Soho for Pride in London including the Main Stage, The Cabaret Stage, and The Womans Stage!
 
On the new Cabaret Stage on Dean Street you can witness not one but FOUR Drag Kings, Adam All, Frankie Sinatra, Louis Cypher, and Benjamin Butch will be embracing the stage with their talents. On The same Stage you can catch the breathtakingly brilliant Lady FKA and out Host throughout August, Sadie Sinner The Songbird! All of these beautiful humans plus SO many more acts will perform across the London Stages!
 
On The Womans Stage will be Team Radio Diva, and comedians and co-hosts Rosie Wilby and Jen Brister will be joined by the one and only Heather Peace. Plus so many more fabulous performers!
 
On Sunday, UK Black Pride will be taking place in Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. Here you can see some AMAZING performances including headline acts from FKA and Travis Alabanza! Starting from 12pm until 21:30! 
 
“UK Black Pride promotes unity and co-operation among all Black people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent, as well as their friends and families, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.”
 
If big crowds is not really your thing, you can catch many Before and After Parties including Tonights Glory Gala in Stoke Newington with performances from some of the Man Up and Lipsync 1000 Finalists. Tomorrow Butch Pride will be at The Basement in The Glory, and Dalston Superstore will be throwing a mega party until 4am.
 
Remember to stay safe during Pride, stay in a group and never leave your friend on their own, take plenty of water with you to stay hydrated, and remember to enjoy and be PROUD of who YOU are! You can celebrate in any way you like, we will be celebrating every Tuesday of the year!
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Bar Wotever Fundraiser For LGBTQ+ Activist Groups in Egypt

This weeks Bar Wotever will be a fundraiser in aid of raising money for Bedayaa, an LGBTQ+ activist group in Egypt!

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This evening we are joined by Shrouk El-Attar and Katy Jalili

“Young Egyptians are rising up! In the past 6 years activist groups have formed and started standing up for our rights; groups like Bedayaa (2010), Rainbow Egypt (2012), and Mesahat (2015) are new activist groups that support LGBT+ Egyptians and letting us know that, against everything we are taught growing up in our school books, Queer people are still human and we deserve to exist in dignity in our own country.” – Shrouk El-Attar

17973704_640932159425847_7280121347538961436_oDancing Queer  will be performing on the line up! ‘Egypt is known as the capital of Belly Dancing. It is also a country where LGBT+ people are legally imprisoned, tortured, and thrown into Mental Asylums for life.

The Egyptian Refugee Belly Dancer, Dancing Queer الراقصة المثلية, will give a very authentic performance with a twist that protests the treatment of LGBT+ people persecuted around the world just for being who they are.’

Also on the line up we have the incredible Drag King Gusher. ‘Gusher is a black drag king who performs lip-syncs to popular R&B songs. Gusher is about taking up space, challenging gender norms & POC visibility in the drag king scene. Making it to the finals of Man Up at The Glory twice in a row and debut show at the National Theatre last year, Gusher returns with smooth and sexy show for their first performance at the RVT. In full support of queer folx in Cairo.’

GusherWe will also witness a performance from a Bar Wotever Favourite, the unique and extremely imaginative Katy Jalili!!! Katy

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘Bae is the sole survivor of the latest drone strike on the glamorous hillside village of Huddersfield in Northern Iraq.

And winner by default of the Miss ISIS Pageant 2017. She’s taking her duties very seriously and touring the world to showcase her explosive talents and spread the message about her loyalty and fealty to the glorious and definitely legitimate state, Daesh.Bae

She’s currently on board a bus to Peru, with a definitely legally acquired passport. And this is what you should absolutely tell any immigration officer should you be asked questions about her whereabouts.’

 

 

Doors at 7

Show at 8

Party until midnight

Tickets: https://woteverworld.com/shop/tickets/

Be Present, Be Part, Be Proud!

FMAS is BACK!

On Friday 23rd June Female Masculinity Appreciation Society will be returning to The Royal Vauxhall Tavern with very special guest… Del LaGrace Volcano!

There will be the annual Arm Wrestling Competition, performances from Don One, Benjamin Butch, and Jess McKerlie, a social AND a dance! Music will be played by our resident DJ’s who have been with us since the beginning of FMAS, PLUS a talk/discussion with Del LaGrace Volcano and visuals!

 

Don One

Birmingham’s newest baddest biggest Drag King! Entertaining you in a style that only Don One can with that extra special Brummie twang! Last seen on stage at Hackney Empire in Johnny Woo’s Un-Royal Variety!

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Jess McKerlie is a performance artist based in Melbourne, part of the 2015 PACT Collective.

Gender SpannerJessica’s first solo show, GENDER SPANNER has been touring Fringe Festivals across the world for the past two years and has recently done a stint at Brighton Fringe AND was Nominated for a Brighton Fringe Award!

 

 

Benjamin Butch 

 

Benjamin is our resident Drag King and he will be taking a turn on the stage bringing you some light comedy! 12494709_10209017673102806_8823463219347039877_n

 

Get your outfit sorted and come to this MEGA event!

FMAS #16

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern 

Friday 23rd June

Doors @ 8pm – 3am

£8 OTD, £5 after midnight 

Tickets £7 in advance