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Modern Music Hall//Non Binary Cabaret

Non Binary Cabaret is back again this month at The Glory in East London! This time, we are bringing a Modern Music Hall feel to the night!

Non Binary Cabaret with music and songs about Love and Longing…

A Perfect Saturday evening out! A sit down show highlighting those Life Lessons we feel richer knowing!

We have an 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 such a treat!!

On stage we have:
Frankie Sinatra
Ari DeSano (Odious Ari)
Sofa Gradin
Benjamin Butch 

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 £8 full price,
£6 concession
OTD £10, cash only!

ALL WELCOME!
Queer Single Story Variety Theatre

Produced, Created and Executed by Wotever World
The Glory is open from 5pm

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QA&CC Presents: An Evening With Be Steadwell

“I am an activist because I am a black, queer, woman singing about love. I believe that is radical.”

Queer Art and Culture Club Presents: Be Steadwell
We are inviting you to witness the magic that Be Steadwell brings to the stage, the room, and to the people in the audience, in this spectacular performance filled with live music, visuals, and activism! Be Steadwell will be performing an exclusive show at the Horse Hospital with and for Queer Art and Culture Club. This is the only show Be Steadwell will be performing in London as part of the European Tour! She will be showing snippets of her films and performing music from her album.
Be Steadwell is a singer songwriter from Washington DC. With roots in jazz, acapella and folk-Be transforms a blend of genres and personal stories with into what she calls queer pop. In her live performances, she utilizes loop pedal vocal layering and beat boxing to compose her songs on stage. Be’s original music features her earnest lyricism, and proud LGBTQ content.
As she pursued her career in music, she began a career in film. Shooting and editing her own music videos, Be combined her love of music with narrative film. In 2014, Be completed an MFA in film from Howard University. In 2016, Be was selected to be a Strathmore Artist in Residence and the DC commission on the arts awarded Be the artist fellowship.
Be kicked off 2017 singing behind Maxwell and Janelle Monae with The Big Lovely Band at the Women’s March on Washington. The Astraea Global Arts Fund awarded Be a grant to produce her next album, “Queer Love Songs”.
This will be your only chance to see Be Steadwell in London on her European Tour! Snap up those tickets while you can!
Check out Be’s website here for more information: https://www.besteadwell.com/
Tickets to this event are available on our website: http://woteverworld.com/shop/tickets/
The bar will be open for this event.

 

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https://bsteady.bandcamp.com/
https://twitter.com/besteadwell
https://www.youtube.com/user/QueerBGirl

Doors 19:30
End 23:00
The Horse Hospital have a bar open for us at this event
Entry Fee £12 / £8
Book Tickets Here: https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/411714
Any left over tickets will be sold on the door for £12Be Steadwell Photo credit- Jonothan TimmesHre below you see video of Be Steadwll talk to Ingo after last years gig at Bar Wotever

Wotever Brighton Queer Variety Show

Bar Wotever is back in Brighton! With a new fresh show packed with things & important issues plus people we like and love!
Tonight you get a Queer Varity Show full of Power and Sass!
Non Binary Cabaret with the best at Theatre at Marlborough!
Joining us this evening are our Favve Performers Plus hopefully a few new ones who took part of our Workshop in the afternoon… Freshjly baked Acts!
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Our Line UP
FKA – THE BEST Non Bainry Performer with the biggest heart that we know! When they ar enot touring the world DJing, they are Performing heartfelt acts touching topics of Mental Health, Domestic Abuse and The Right To be Allowed to Be YourSelf!
BRIGHTON – You are in for a treat with FKA!

Musician Seth Corbin who played Bar Wotever and plenty of London gigs before he moved down to Brighton and decided to study. Now he join us again with his guitar

DragKing with Sass and Sex – Sammy Silver!! Another one of Bar Wotevers favve Performers who always bring Queer Topics up in their acts

Fabulous Dee Dee La Femme who sing Live whilst seducing the audience with her movements and skills of undressing.. It can always end one way – we are in LOVE!

Plus More from our Workshop!

Welcome to join us for this show!

Length 80 minutes
No interval
Limited number of tickets available.
Entry £6

Wanna Be On Stage Workshop!

Wotever World is returning to Brighton to bring you an afternoon and evening of queer events. We will be hosting a workshop for budding performers and those who wish to learn a little more about creating atcs etc. We will then be showing an evening of queer variety acts in the theatre upstairs with an incredible line up! We will also be bringing a selection of ‘Best Of’ from the London Porn Film Festival!

Where: Upstairs at The Marlborough Pub and Theatre

Date: 14th October

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On the 14th October Wotever World will return to Brighton for one day of mega events! To start the day, FKA, Ingo, Lysander, and Harry from Wotever World, will be running a workshop for those who are either at the beginning of their stage life or those who have begun their stage life and want to know a little more about advancing it as a career/hobbie. Perhaps you arrive with an act idea already in mind and want to test it out? Maybe you have already taken to the stage a handful of times? Or perhaps you have always wanted to perform but needed that extra push from a group of supportive queers? Either way, this workshop is for YOU!  If you have things to say or show on stage, this workshop can help by providing you with a safer environment for you to test, learn and share material, tips, and talent! This workshop aims to help more LGBTIAQ+ people share their own individual stories, writing, and lip synch on stage, you may then have the possibility to take to the stage later in the evening during our queer variety show!

For just £5 we will cover:

  • Mic Technique
  • Backing Tracks
  • Bringing acts from mind to stage
  • Stage presence
  • Lip Sync technique

After this two hour workshop, you may want to join us the same evening for our 7pm queer variety show! We very much encourage QPOC, Trans, and Older Folk to join us for this mega workshop but all are welcome!

If hanging around and learning from a group of LGBTIAQ+ ICONS sounds like the place for you to spend one Autumn Saturday afternoon on the 14th October, then contact woteverworld@gmail.comor woteverworldbiz@gmail.com to book yourself a place for only £5!

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Non Binary Cabaret at The Glory!

Tomorrow evening (Thursday 28th September), we will be taking up space in the basement at The Glory in East London. With a speakeasy, intimate atmosphere in the basement, we have an INCREDIBLE line up, from live comedy to live MAGIC!

On the line up:

Penguin Boy: “Martin Willis is a bearded idiot with tight trousers and a wide smile. He likes books, biscuits and arctic birds, and wants your help working out which is best (clue: it’s biscuits).”

Caroline Smiling: Caroline Smiling is a London born and bred poet writing pieces on loss, identity and how she comes to terms with some harrowing realities of being human and being alive, in a style she calls ‘tragic optimism’ in hopes that the honesty through her writing could translate into something positive for someone else. . A self proclaimed soft touch poet with some sharp edges

Loui Von Dini: Loui is a loveable guy with a lot of tricks up his sleeve! Burlesque mixed with magic and charm! Try not to fall too deeply in love!

Don OneDon One from Bir-ming-ham is a cheeky drag king with a BIG voice and a proper Brummie twang! Guaranteed to keep you entertained with an uplifting choice of songs and plenty of Brummie banter thrown in.

Doors  and show from 8pm sharp!

Tickets: www.woteverworld.com/shop/tickets

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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