This weeks Bar Wotever will be a fundraiser in aid of raising money for Bedayaa, an LGBTQ+ activist group in Egypt!
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
Dancing 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.’
We will also witness a performance from a Bar Wotever Favourite, the unique and extremely imaginative Katy Jalili!!!
‘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.
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
Be Present, Be Part, Be Proud!
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!
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!
Jess McKerlie is a performance artist based in Melbourne, part of the 2015 PACT Collective.
Jessica’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!
Get your outfit sorted and come to this MEGA event!
The Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Friday 23rd June
Doors @ 8pm – 3am
£8 OTD, £5 after midnight
Tickets £7 in advance