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Show some RVT support and Love!

Some of you might seen the media re Royal Vauxhall Tavern yesterday?

Here is a clear info from RVT Future group about what’s happening atm, February 2017, please read and keep yourself informed.

Link from RVT Future to Share: http://www.rvt.community/rvt-mystery-buyer-revealed-the-firm-behind-destruction-of-the-black-cap/

We’ve just donated some money in the Bar Wotever Crew ‘s name, but feel free to donate more if you can/want.

Plus – Super important, linked in this article/piece is a survey we ALL need to fill in and make our beautiful selves heard and counted!

AND MOST IMPORTANT NOW – Share this link Widely on all your social media, spread the word as at this point – This is the info we have at the moment. What’s really happening?! Who Knows?! Let’s stay alert and ready for whatever next, and Let’s Make sure Bar Wotever still have a space to go to and create Queer Shows at every Tuesday!

With Love and mega Fighting Spirit!

 

And if you do help us keep RVT – here’s a video from our Valentine Show this week…. More to come in the Future – We Promise you that!

Non Binary Cabaret

 

This time our Non Binary Cabaret is a Homage and a Fundraiser for one of our inspirational leaders, The iconic and progressive Male Impersonator Performance Art facilitator DIANE TORR!

 

16426030_10154573848453393_7411883699857617752_nWotever World will be hosting a special fundraising event for Diane Torr – a male impersonator who has inspired many drag kings around the world over  20 years. Tonight is a celebration of her work and how far the drag kings scene has developed. Recently she has been going through radio therapy, due to a brain tumour, and she can not work. And as a freelancer with low income, money is sparse. This is when all of us inspired by her and various forms of her Man for A Day Workshops and Drag King Performances get together and do something! All proceeds of this event will go directly to Diane Torr and her recovery time, so she do not have to worry to much about where & when pennies are coming in.

Performing with us on this jollification of a night is a plethora of our favve gender bending, non binary and Drag King acts.

With us are;
Adam All
Chiyo
Frankie Sinatra
Good Ness Gracious
Mark Anthony
Max Ryder plus GODMOTHER all the way from Berlin!

If you can not make it but would like to help, You can donate here: https://www.gofundme.com/75-support-for-diane

Event is a sit down event in the basement of The Glory, Limited seat available, and we tend to sell out our Non Binary Cabaret shows…. So get tix NOW!

Basement doors from 7.30 pm

Show start 8pm
End 10pm No Interval
Free afterparty until 2am provided by The Glory

Tickets In advance £12 full price,

£10 concession
via this link: http://woteverworld.com/shop/tickets/

Some tickets will sell on the door for
£15 , cash only and first come, first served basis.

ALL WELCOME!

This is a LGBTQ+ event for adults in a basement!

Bar Wotever at The Wardrobe Theatre

poster_2017_smallBar Wotever in Bristol!

Bar Wotever is touring again this year and Bristol will be our first stop. We will be bringing some of our favourite performers, our community vibe, and our loving atmosphere to the Wardrobe Theatre on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd February 2017.

Bar Wotever is a weekly queer cabaret night that is held at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern every Tuesday evening. It is a platform for performers to showcase their work to a loving audience and a place for people to feel loved and welcome. It is important that we take our loving environment and place it around the UK so everyone has the chance to feel welcome in a queer space. By offering open mic slots to the local community, Bar Wotever on Tour will reach out to people around the UK who may want to perform on a stage but don’t necessarily have the platform to do so.

In each city we visit, we will create a space that includes everyone (no discrimination tolerated). There will be a show presented by regular performance artist from Wotever World, and a call for open mic slots for people who wish to perform who live locally.

Joining us in Bristol we have:

Travis Alabanza, Ebony Rose Dark, Discharge, Tom Marshman, Oliver Assets & Isadora Vibes plus a lot of open mic acts we can not wait to work with!

 

Come and see us! Three Nights, Three Different shows!

Wardrobe Theatre WEBSITE with Ticket Links and more Info

 

 

Full House this evening!

Hostess Travis Alabanza look after the night packed with great acts!
We have the AMAZING Lasana Shabazz as well as up and coming Grime artist Karnage!!
We also have Lesbian Comedian Alice Frick
and Resident Performer Drag Queen Victoria Sin!

This plus much much more at Bar Wotever 17th January

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane, SE11 5HY London

Doors 7 – Midnight, Show 8.30 -10.30pm, Entry £6 / £4

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The ABBA Panto

Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! We want ABBA Panto at Hackney Attic

We have a dream! For the second year running, in the last shivering days before the Happy New Year, Wotever World are concocting a terrifyingly beautiful hybrid creature of the winter night city: Half traditional panto, half Abba tribute, it’s that super trouper queer mega-extravaganza, the wonderful ABBA: THE PANTO. It’s an arrival full of radical drag, surprises, spectacular performances and low-brow comedy – cabaret-panto splendor is the name of the game. Mamma mia!

Fall head over heels in love with dashing drag king legend Adam All as Benny, Wotever World’s own Ingo as Björn, that wonderful femme honey honey Apple Derrieres as Frida and introducing for the first time as Agneta, our very own dancing queen, the amazing Virgin Xtravaganza! This is Cinderella as you’ve never seen it before, infused with the special brand of Wotever gender-defying humour and spectacular bang-a-boomerang energy that every one of us treasures.

This show also include Music with Tabitha Benjamin, Burlesque by  Mysti Vine and DJing by DJ Jo Bunny! All to ABBA of course!

Last year’s show was a sold out smash hits, so unless you want it slipping through your fingers, voulez vous not make sure you  book your tickets early? You do, you do, you do, you do, you do!

ABBA: THE PANTO 2016

27 and 28 December 2016, 7.30pm

Location: Hackney Attic, Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE

Dir. Apple Derrieres

Produced by Wotever World

Tickets: https://www.picturehouses.com/cinema/Hackney_Picturehouse/film/abba-the-panto

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1848980688671067/

Kings, Queens and Inbetweens

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Welcomes you to a Film Screening!

KINGS, QUEENS & IN-BETWEENS!

Sometimes being on stage is the place where we can be most ourselves is something we have said time after time.
Tonight we look at performance in a wider sence, as community, space to grow and as a place for political voices. But also, what happen when we retire from performing and the strong Family Bonds we create with each other.

Filmed in Columbus, Ohio, US this is a fun, fabulous and frank look into ourselves and our lives as Kings, Queens & In-Betweens.

 

Wednesday 30 November

Doors: 7.30
Screening start: 8pm
Length 90 mins
Live Performance +
Q & A after screening with Adam All, Gingzilla, Fiona Blair and more tbc, all people within our Drag culture here in London and elsewhere.

Hackney Attic is fully accessible
Entry £12 / £10

Adv Tickets


KINGS, QUEENS, & IN-BETWEENS is a documentary on drag queens and kings in Columbus, Ohio. (to be completed in 2016)

‘Through personal stories of kings, queens, and transgender performers, the film ripples out to cover larger themes: what drag is & means… the definitions of family (biological and chosen)… Columbus as a vibrant creative city in the middle of a political swing state… LGBTQ rights & discriminatory policies like the anti-marriage law… and ultimately, the difference between sex, sexuality, and gender.

Notably, KQIB will be the first feature doc to include the entire gender performance spectrum – kings, queens, and “in-betweeners.”

This documentary (directed by Gabrielle Burton & produced by Five Sisters Productions) captures how such terrific performers tackle the complexities and pathos of gender expression, personal identity, and human rights — all with humor, great music, big hair, and duct tape.’

Non Binary Cabaret – Fighting Spirtit

In the light of recent events

THIS NIGHT IS DEDICATED TO OUR QUEER FIGHTING SPIRIT!
Powerful Pieces from a Powerful Cast!
Together we create Hope!

Showcasing the Highlights and Low Lifes of balancing the mainstream… On Stage We Can Be More Real!

Wotever World have always found ways of sticking the middle finger up to the establishment and HOW TO BEHAVE GENDERWISE!

We See the World UpSideDown Now and Then! And, Don’t box us IN!

Tonight we do a Full On Show for Adults in the basement of The Glory with some of our favourite acts from our Beautiful Glittery World of Queer Amazements!!

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Calvin Decline
Chiyo Gomes
Mzz Kimberley
Pi The Mime
The Phoenix
Victoria Sin

Basement doors from 7.30 pm
Show start 8pm
End 10pm
Free after party until 2am

FRIDAY 11 November

7.30

The Glory

Limited seats available if you want to see the show, we recommend you get tix in advance!

Tickets In advance £10 fullprice,
£8 concession
via link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/non-binary-cabaret-tickets-29276131698

OTD £12 , cash only!

ALL WELCOME!

Queer Fayre: where London’s LGBTQ community stocks up, sells out and shows off!

When Wotever World started Queer Fayre, it had no idea how successful the plucky little market for home-made queer goods would be. And yet as the community files through the storied spaces of the Royal Vauxhall Tavern again on Saturday, 5 November, it’s obvious that a need has been met that keeps being relevant, more than half a decade since it was first run there.

14732195_10154049424392291_7626405053113703003_nWotever World is one of the most community minded variety and event organisers in London, and the community really need a space to engage and exchange, run for us and by us! It’s a sad reality that disproportionately many London queers are barely scraping by, and being able to make and sell products is a vital lifeline for many.

But it’s also a bustling place to exchange ideas, come up with new things to make and pick up the cool objects we never knew we needed from our fellow LGBTQ people. From non-binary clothing to jars of jam, from humorous fetish accessories to whimsical postcards, this place is as mixed up and welcoming as the community needs it to be.

Some of the sellers are:

Bourgeois Boheme – Show Casing and Sell some of their Vegan Shoes

The Butch Institute – All our Favourite Jam and Marmalades

Cafe So VeganCafe So Vegan Queer Fayre – Providing Vegan food at Queer Fayre! Food, Snax and Cakes!

Cat Sierra – selling pins, patches and stickers

Denman Designs – selling handmade Denman Designs – bags, earrings, wallets, pouches

EthelWig -selling some quirky, queer cards – some festive, some happy vibez, some random! Prints too!

GlitzKraft – selling lots of handmade things.

GFW clothing – showcasing and measure for their Gender Free Clothing Company

Hanna’s Stuff Wotever Tshirt– Prints, Baby Clothes and Little Things

Purple Prose – Selling their much anticipated book about Bisexuality in Britain

Wotever World – Come and Get our Popular ‘I AM WOTEVER’ Tshirt + New Bar Wotever Queer cabaret Tee for a special Queer Fayre Price!

Welcome to visit the November edition of Queer Fayre!

5 November 1pm–6pm

Entry is a £2 min door donation. All door money goes directly to the LGBT Sanctuary house Bar Wotever pay the rent for in Uganda.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, 372 Kennington Lane

This is a Dog and Rainbow Family Friendly Event!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1070529883062709/

Our host in November – Crystal Lubrikunt!

Since we first saw Crystal at a Familyyy Fierce gig we kinda fell in love, with her hardhitting radical political and fierce attitude,  and over the years we’ve been lucky to be able to book this amazing performer more than once to our events.

AND, In NOVEMBER SHE is Hosting BAR WOTEVER! All Tuesdays!!

crystal-lubrikunt_greenSo, of course we wanna know more about her, so we decided to ask her a few questions….

Crystal, who are you? Tell us a bit about yourself? Hello my darlings! I am Crystal Lubrikunt; the international lip-sync assassin and talentless man in a wig!

What’s your proudest performance moment so far? My proudest performance moment was performing to a sold out crowd in Reykjavik, Iceland and closing the show with a powerful number about unity. It was incredibly emotional.

What’s important for you when you create an act? That I know it’s going to be entertaining to watch not just enjoyment for me, workshopping is very important.

What do you look forward to whilst hosting Bar Wotever in November? Bar Wot is such a safe and wonderful space for the queer community of London; I’m so excited to return and lead the battalion of love in November.

Anything, we the audience, can look forward to see from/with you this month? A lot of sass, some serious moments, more sass but above all? A whole lot of love I have to give! I can’t wait!

We are really Looking forward to getting to know her a bit more this month! So come down to Bar Wotever 1, 8, 15, 22 and/or 29 November and you have a change to do so too… She has promised to showcase her whole portfolio for us….

Follow Crystal On Facebook

Bar Wotever at Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Doors from 7pm, Show start 8.30, DJs til Midnight. .Entry £6 / £4