All posts by Ingo

Bar Wotever get a New Manager

Bar Wotever Changes Managers.

 In March we announced at our birthday party that Bar Wotever will be changing managers. Ingo will be leaving as the Bar Wotever Manager in order to put their focus and energy into other exciting  Wotever World Events. As the creator of Wotever World and Bar Wotever, Ingo has been managing ALL Wotever World events for the past 14 years. Now as Wotever World is expanding and becoming high in demand, Ingo has decided to bring in a loyal helping hand to help with the smooth runnings of Bar Wotever.

unnamedThe new manager of Bar Wotever will now be the fabulous Lysander Dove. Lysander have been part of the Wotever Crew for many years and been our amazing Stage Manager the last two. From the 1st July, Lysander will be steering the ship of Bar Wotever as it’s new manager. If you would like to contact us regarding anything to do with Bar Wotever, please email us on barwoteverinfo [at] gmail  [dot] com, where Lysander (or another member of our team) will get back to you as soon as possible. Please join us in July to give Lysander the warmest of welcomes and support him with this new adventure!

…playing a poignant cover version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.

This landed in our inbox recently.

Hey 🙂 I was at the RVT last night, it was my last night in London on this very emotional visit, used to live here. I was completely taken with the performances. Couldn’t help recording a bit of Miri doing Cyndi Lauper. This is what I wrote when I got home last night:

My London guide for May 2017:

Bar Wotever AudienceGo see Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf before it closes. This is acting.
Go see Elton John’s collection at Tate Modern. This is photography.
Sophie Calle at the Photographer’s Gallery is also photography, and much more, if you have ever lost a loved one. Go see that.
See Hockney at Tate Britain, they tell me, though if they try to sell you a ticket to enter 4 hours later then, like, fuck it.
Spend time with friends. See what they’re up to.
Go to the places you went to with friends who are now gone.
Try again the things you have quit.
Go somewhere that’s very green, then go somewhere that’s very grey.
Go to the Royal Vauxhall Tavern on a Tuesday. The people are different but it smells the same.
Listen to a Saudi-Lebanese 20 year-old Business student express his fears about the future of the world.
Unprompted, tell someone you have decided you prefer American hypocrisy over English passive-aggression, then worry that you’ve offended them.
Ride the tube, at rush hour, from Bank. Be like, there are too many people in this city.
MIRI at Bar WoteverListen to the sound of bus tires on puddles, again and again, filtered through your headphones playing a poignant cover version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.
Go home.’  Shahaf Ifhar

Here is the Soundcloud link to that Cover Version of Girl;s just wanna have fun with MIRI

Have a Listen and write your story of London. If it include us and what we at Wotever World do, please send it to us to read and maybe share.

Queer Art & Culture

A New Night is born!

In collaboration with The Horse Hospital and Wotever World!

Wotever World have lead and done Queer Experiments & Hackney Wotever over the years, but had (and wanted) to leave both the venues where these events where held at, due to their staffing policies, and refusal to pay their staff The London Living Wage . We might return, if and when things change.

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 FRIDAY 30th June at QUEER ART & CULTURE 

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

WENDELL_Candido_Web)

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!

 

QUEER ART & CULTURE,  Friday 30 June

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

Diane Torr, Rest in Power

 

15826216_10154487232238393_4949428711507515547_nDiane Torr, leader of the pack has passed!

She passed peacefully with friends and family in Glasgow 31st May 2017

Diane Torr,  Drag King, Educator and Human Extraordinaire is gone. We will miss her and her contributions for a more gender variety accepting & understanding world. Her wicked sense of humour that sometimes was unbearably dark. Her Mischief, Creativity and Kindness.
She was a Trailblazer and we will remember her with a big smile and gratitude. You made the world better Diane!
Thank You!

Me and Diane Torr Glasgow, Sep 2016I knew her as a performer, and then someone who became my friend. She asked me to come with her to Stockholm and Sweden for two ‘Man For a Day’ workshops she lead there,  b/w photo at the top is from one of these, she wanted me to assist her with make up and knowledge for these workshops. She had expensive taste and seeing her going out and order food and drink with someone else’s money was a joy to behold!  And so was the tenderness and ease she guided and lead women to start taking up more space, walk with mor confidence and using their voices in a different way at these workshops. I know that these exercises lead by Diane changed many women’s lives.

I saw her the last time in September when I was in Glasgow and we met up, and she told me about her diagnose and her plans on what to do after it was sorted out..

I hope that by the end  she knew  how much she was Loved and Treasured within our community and world. She really was one of a kind!

I really hope that we are many who keep on carry her legacy of do whatever we want to do and by doing so, touching and helping many people along our way. Because Diane, you did. You were a trailblazer and a person I will miss A LOT! Gender Bending and Gender Blending Rule!

Rest in Power
Diane Torr
1948 – 2017

Here is a clip from her promoting her book Sex, Drag and Male Roles at Bar Wotever in 2011. Many more clips and videos of her life and workshops can be found on You Tube.

Non Binary Cabaret

This event contain information that might come in handy!

An evening about How to Survive, and
How to live your life as a Non Binary Rebel!
Lessons by some of Londons best Teachers & Inspirations!

Our Experts this evening are

Mrs JonJo, FKA, Katy Jalili, Mark Anthony and Archie Liebling

These Lessons are For Adults Only!

Basement doors from 7.30 pm
Show start 8pm
End 10pm incl. Interval

Limited seats available if you want to see the show, we recommend you get tix in advance and get seated from 7:30

Tickets In advance £10 full price,
£8 concession ADVANCE TICKETS HERE

OTD £12, cash only!

FB event

ALL WELCOME!

 

Flare in Town!

So, Tuesday will be rather special. Drag King Flare Smyth from Toronto, Canada will join us at Bar Wotever for the first time ever!

I met Flare for the first time back in 2004 at The Great Big, a Washington DC, Drag King event put together by Ken Vegas & DC Kings Brolo. For me it was the biggest Drag King event I’ve ever attended then and for ever, super smooth and AMAZING production. I was lucky enough to stay over at Ken’s, where they said I should def met Flare – And I did! Bromance and Friendship over the years, re connecting thanks to Facebook and Now they will be here, doing their first ever gig in Europe with us at Bar Wotever! It will be special and I can not be happier to see them again after 13 years!!

Kudos to all Queers who keep on doing what we do for the love of it! <3

Flare.Old FashionedMore about Flare the entertainer;
‘Flare is a drag king and draglesquer from Toronto known for character diversity and gender flipping. A headliner at Fierce Queerlesque Festival and at the Austin International Drag Festival, and one of the first kings to twirl a tassel. First time performing in Europe. Can’t think of a better place than the historic Wotever!’

FB event

 

#DragKingHistory

April Wotever

What a month we have ahead of us!

After the success of the tour we are keeping ourselves extra busy with so many great events! Plus planning what’s next and where to go…

Throughout April we will be hosting so many incredible events here in London including the much anticipated Non Binary Cabaret BREXIT and EUROVISION takeover at The Glory! We will have performances from Regina Cabaret Artist, Benjamin Butch, and Marnie Scarlet! This will take place on the 21st April.
RicoDelRay_GladiatorOn the 22nd April, Bar Wotever will be providing an evening of Drag King Talent at the Ovalhouse supporting the incredible show JOAN. Which features drag king Louis Cypher (written by the talented Lucy Skilbeck). Drag Kings will be serving up nibbles and cocktails in their most fanciest evening wear, there will be performances from Benjamin Butch and Rico Del Ray, and music provided by Bar Wotever DJ regulars!
Our host for Bar Wotever throughout April is the fabulous, the sensational, the fierceness that is Drag King Sammy Silver! Each week Mr Silver will be bringing sass, sex, and surrealness to the stage with a catalogue of performances! He brings with him some of the UK’s best Drag King talents showing off what they have! April is looking kingtastic!

Adam All and Apple Derrieres join King Sammy Silver on Bar Wotever stage 25th April!
Tickets for all events are available here: http://woteverworld.com/shop/tickets/

And more up to date events via Bar Wotever’s Facebook Page
We hope to see you at some of these events for jollifications!

FMAS at The Glory!

Welcome to next Female Masculinity Appreciation Society Gathering! A packed event and evening with dreamy Cocktails, Fabulous surroundings a great show, plus two floors of entertainment including Dance Floor, downstairs and ChiFMAS_March_weblled Chats on ground level floor!
This evening is in aid of Female Masculinity, for all of us who are, all of us who want, all of us who live, breathe and play with it.

The Glory is a pub/performance space in East London
and from 8pm we start charging entry on the door £10, advance tix available for £8.

12494709_10209017673102806_8823463219347039877_nTWO FLOORS
Ground Floor
with Bar, Smokig Area and Toilets, also some tables and seating.
Show at 21.00
then after show, low volume music by Wotzit and relaxed conversations, Special Coctails served and we close at 2am.

Basement
with Coatcheck, Bar and a SpeakEasy Feel, Dance Show at 22.00 and then DISCO with our Fabulous DJ Jo Bunny and Hug The DJ!
Dance Show with Lysander & Rae – Queer Cruising Tango, and Iron & Sparks with SpeakEasy! Plus Disco Instuctions by Benjamin Butch! Our resident DJs will make the Dancefloor heave and the Party Atmosphere Up til 02:00!

Please Note; Due to set up of this venue we will NOT host Arm Wrestling at this event! Sorry for any disapointment caused by all you Arm Wrestling Fans!
Instead we challenge you to DANCE OFFS on the Dance Floor!

If you want to join, please follow the rules:
~Dress to Impress~
~Enjoy the Light Entertainment~
~Sweep them off their feet with your dance moves~
~Interact in Classic Conversations~

FMAS #15

FRIDAY 31 March

THE GLORY281 Kingsland Road,  E2 8 AS London

20:00 – 02:00

Tickets:
IF Available, £10 on the door
£8 Prebooked!

Get your outfit sorted and come to this Mega Event!!

Produced by Wotever World, for Queers by Queers

* ALL ARE WELCOME, But we love to keep our ethos running through the evening and this event! So BOOKING Tix in Advance is Highly Recommended!

Happy Birthday Bar Wotever!

Birthday Party 4 All!

Support the Free For All Bar Wotever Birthday Extravaganza!

On Tuesday 14th March 2017, Bar Wotever will celebrate its 12th Birthday with friends, show and many regulars!
Since 2005 we have gained a huge following of encouragement from people around the UK and the world who support the chaotically creative platform of queer cabaret that is Bar Wotever. During our 12 years running, we have created thousands of shows, provided safe spaces for performers and audience members around London and the UK, paid (and continue to pay) the rent for an LGBTQ+ Safe House in Uganda, provided a platform for new performers, held so many politically fuelled panels and discussions about things we hold close to our hearts, screened a tonne of queer films, and so so much more – all with your support!

Would you love to support our 12th Birthday on the 14th of March but can’t make the show? How about sponsoring the night so as many people as possible can come see the performance (and us) for free?! We want to take the door charge OFF for one night only at Bar Wotever. This is to celebrate our birthday with as many loving queers as possible! No matter where in the world you live, you can help support us on our 12th Birthday by purchasing a ticket (or two, or three, or ten) for the event. It would feel absolutely amazing to know that so many queers who can’t necessarily make the event in person, will be sponsoring our birthday from afar!

Bar WoteverYou can show your support for this event (and for us in general) by buying as many door tickets as you want/can for £5 a piece! This is the perfect opportunity for our supporters, who are happy that we still exist, keep on providing a platform for Queer arts and performance, but who can rarely make it in person. Let us open the doors for a wide range of LGBTQ+ Londoners and travelling Queers on this special Tuesday night on the 14th March.

Get your Ticket/s now, even if you can physically be there or not Tuesday 14th March 2017, celebrating Bar Wotever 12 Years!

Ticket Link: http://woteverworld.com/shop/tickets/

This is a gamble for us, and we need to sell at least 100 tix a £5 to be able to pay all involved in the evenings event. Can you help? Please do and we love you for it!

Thank You in advance from all of us!