Category Archives: Wotever Social

Queer Experiments is back in new venue!

New Night!
New Venue!!
Recycled Concept!

QE June18Come and join us for Queer Experiments Thursday 7th June! The successful event we did in Hackney a few years back is now back for more. It’s an event for curious and adventurous peeps who like to see show that mean something! For this one we celebrate SPACES! Spaces where we meet and where we feel at home!
LGBTIQ London is shrinking and starting up at a new friendly place is exciting!

Wotever World welcome you to a Variety Show in Bethnal Green, East London.

Queer Experiments
Creating Chaos outside given Frames with and by London’s Leading Queer Artists & Thinkers.
Expect the UnExpected.
Comedy. Performance Art and Visuals

Our First Line up of amazing acts are our friends FKA, Drag King Benjamin Butch, Eva Wonder, Ray & Zia (aka Ray Filar & Zia Álmos Yeshua X) plus Creature Cramps, aka Orion.

We also have space for two open mic this evening if you have material you think would fit in, email us on woteverworld@gmail.com

Venue is Redon, click for map. Easy transports and fully accessible

 

And the winner is….

Last Friday we did FMAS again, and as always we. started the evening with some flexing of muscles. The contestants were all so very good and the finale was one of the longest, most even one we’ve had so far!

Thank you all who took part, here are some images from the event.

It was so exciting.

Always so exciting when we start the competition...
Always so exciting when we start the competition…
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I love that some people coming super prepared, and some get lured in by mates…
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Then, there’s the FINALE!! These two, Kate and Luka where so even that it was a draw when they did right arms. And here with their left arms, it also became a draw….
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So, time to pull out what’s it really about… Thumb War! we had to do thumb war till we got a winner….

 

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Congratulations to Kate, our arm wrestling/thumb war WINNER of April 2018!!

Bar Wotever Tonight

711e180c-b791-43ac-ba59-e8b5470f00a7Join our April host Crystal Lubrikunt, with guest acts including Bae Sharam, Minxy Strange, Jet Noir , Mawaan Rizwan and more tba. Also, due to threats made to the muslim community set for this date, we welcome all LGBTIQ muslims to this event at the concession price. We stand together with you and will provide a space of welcome!

Doors from 7pm, show start 8.30

Tix OTD £7/5 In advance £6 HERE

New referee in da house!!

Our regular referee is out on a mission Friday 13th, and we had to call in a replacement, Someone equally Fair and Square.

Hans Euff, Arm Wrestling, FMASCome and meet our Arm Wrestling Referee for the night HANS EUFF!!

Hans Euff is a Brighton based drag king producing weird and wonderful performance art and queer spaces throughout the world. His main aim in life is to challenge the gender binary whilst creating a unique and memorable experience for all.

ArmWrestling start at 9pm!!
Wanna Join in? Be there and sign up from 8pm.

FMAS, 13 April at RVT

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IWD Extravaganza 2018

Bar Wotever join up with this  celebration on this years International Womens Day at a Mega event in Balham Sunday 11 March! 

28060911_2002228726459699_5351498489168643270_oIt’s gonna be a day filled with Dance, Food, Comedy, Market Stalls, Music and a Lot of Drag Kings and Bar Wotever regulars!

Ingo host a 30 min set within the Cabaret segmnent 6-10pm, and they do so together with Stand Up Kayla MacQuarrie & Belly Dancer Midnight Iris. 

More About the event and Tickets HERE

 

 

Bar Wotever with The KOC Initiative

On Tuesday 20th February, Bar Wotever are delighted to have The KOC Initiative for the full show! The KOC (Kings of Colour) Initiative has been storming the London cabaret scene with their sell out hit shows. Set up by Bar Wotever resident, Zayn Phallic, to address the lack of diversity on the drag king scene, their aim is to celebrate and nourish POC performers by not only showcasing their talent in their own exclusive night, but by providing mentoring and support to new kings of colour keen to take to the stage. Through their all POC drag king super shows, they are bringing some much needed colour to the drag king scene. 💪🏾💪🏾💪🏾

With:
LIL TEST EASE – He’s book smart AND street smart, but a real dumbass when it comes to the ladies.
IZZY AMAN – Of superstar drag king collective PECS fame, Izzy is a lone wolf, a wanderer, a lover and a founding member of Pecs Drag Kings.
CHIYO – The Dark Prinx and stray mutt of the King scene. Untameable and unapologetic. Artist. Activist. And straight up sexy.
ROMEO DE LA CRUZ – Rhythmically energetic and enigmatic Mx King with a mysterious fetish or two up his sleeves.
DON ONE – Drag King extraordinaire on a mission to spread a special kind of brummie love all over the land.

And ZAYN PHALLIC – Known for nudity and mess on-stage and collaboration and community off it. Zayn Phallic is the creator and curator of the KOC Initiative and your host for evening.

Advance tickets are a STEAL at £5 so get them before they sell out! https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/455215

 

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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!

Wotever Brighton

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.com or woteverworldbiz@gmail.com to book yourself a place for only £5!

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FKA_Trans POwerQUEER VARIETY SHOW, 7 – 8.30

With a fresh new show packed with important messages performed by people we love! Tonight, you get a queer variety show full to the brim with power, sass, and determination! Joining us on the line up for this evening with be some of our favourite performers we have worked with over the years PLUS some freshly baked new acts who took part in our ‘Wanna Be on Stage’ workshop earlier in the afternoon.

Our booked lineup includes:

FKA – One of the BEST Non Binary Performer with the biggest heart we have ever found. When they are not DJing around the world on tour, they are performing heartfelt act touching on topics of Mental Health, Domestic Abuse, and the right to be allowed to be yourself! Brighton, you are truly in for a treat with FKA!

Seth Corbin – A queer musician who has played at Bar Wotever and across London before moving down to Brighton to study! We are lucky enough to have him and his guitar join us in Brighton at our Queer Variety show!

Chuck SJ Hay– After writing a song every day for a year, Chuck is now releasing their 50 track album; XII. XII is now ready to tour across the UK and playing extends beyond the contemporary and expected style of an acoustic guitarist! Chuck breaks the boundaries of an acoustic guitar singer songwriter!

Sammy Silver – A drag king who serves sass, sex, and surrealness! Another Bar Wotever favourite who brings queer topics and comedy in their performances! Winner of King of the Fringe in Brighton 2015 and ambassador to one of London’s longest running Drag King Night, BoiBox.

Dee Dee La Femme – Just wow. Dee Dee La Femme sings LIVE while seducing the audience with her movements. Her skill of undressing is phenomenal and once you all witness, you will all agree. There is only one way this can end… we all fall in love with Dee Dee La Femme!

Plus, we will have more performances from our workshop acts!

Length: 80 minutes, no interval

Limited number of tickets: http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/wotever-brighton-queer-variety-show/

Entry: £6

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Prog 3Queer Feminist Porn, 9 – 11

To finish off this queer Saturday of mega events, we will be hosting an evening with London Porn Film Festival! We will be showing a ‘Best Of’ programme with short films from this years London Porn Film Festival! Showing queer feminist porn, short films that matter, and films that engage and are inclusive!

‘We value porn as an art form that is able to question and challenge the power structures that limit our sexual expression. Radical queer porn has not settled as an art form – it straddles the borders of visual art, performance art, erotica, political activism and many other genres – making it a unique vehicle for presenting new and radical ideas of sexuality.’

This is Fun, Fabulous, and Frisky as FUCK, created for and created by LGBTIAQ+ people!

No entry after programme started!

Entry Fee £8 / £6 

Tickets: http://www.marlboroughtheatre.org.uk/event/best-of-london-pff-2017/

FACEBOOK EVENT with Full Film Programme

London Porn Film Festival Web Site

A whole Saturday dedicated to queer people, performers, and porn!

Please note, unfortunately the Marlborough is not fully accessible and there is a flight of narrow stairs up to the theatre.

Kings Royal coming your way!

New Exciting Night in Stratford!

Ladies, Gents and Non-binary folk join Gerry’s Kitchen and Wotever World as they launch Stratford’s Premiere Drag King Night, King’s Royal!

King RoyalFeaturing some of the hottest Kings around Benjamin Butch, Rob from Finance, Romeo De La Cruz and Chiyo Gomes with more to be announced all gracefully compered by the suave King Frankie Sinatra.

Tickets are limited so snap them up now before they’re gone for good.

Those with a ticket to The Listening Room on September 21st will receive free entry to the event.

Wotever World is a community based on and for Queer Art & Culture.

We love to create a lot of events, parties, fayres, films, meetings, fundraisers and much more, where anybody and everybody is welcome – so long as they do not discriminate against anyone! These events promote the LGBTQ+ community and their alibis within a safe and encouraging environment.

Address:Gerry’s Kitchen,

2 Gerry Raffles Square Stratford, E15 1BG London, United Kingdom

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