Category Archives: Wotever Social

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

Wot’s On July

Wowee what a fabulous June! We hope you are prepared for an equally as fabulous July! We have some extra special treats coming up for you this month

OutdoorBanner_JulyBar Wotever will be hosted every week by the absolutely wonderful Crystal Lubrikunt. She will be bring a catalogue of performances with and welcoming our performers to the stage!

Queer Art & Culture Club with the Premiere of Kings of Brazil will be screened together with a Q & A Thursday 27th July

At the end of the month on the 28th July we will be doing Non Binary Cabaret at The Glory! This night will be full to the brim of fabulous performers! Including the brilliant Oliver Assets, and Barbara BrownSkirt. This is not a show to miss, be sure to get your tickets as they always sell out quickly!

Behind the scenes Wotever World is VERY busy with planning upcoming events! Things to look forward to is the collaboration with Kindom and Boi Box at The Marlborough Pub and Theatre in Brighton the 4th August for Bright Pride!

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!

Bar Wotever Fundraiser For LGBTQ+ Activist Groups in Egypt

This weeks Bar Wotever will be a fundraiser in aid of raising money for Bedayaa, an LGBTQ+ activist group in Egypt!

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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

17973704_640932159425847_7280121347538961436_oDancing 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.’

GusherWe will also witness a performance from a Bar Wotever Favourite, the unique and extremely imaginative Katy Jalili!!! Katy

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘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.Bae

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

Tickets: https://woteverworld.com/shop/tickets/

Be Present, Be Part, Be Proud!

FMAS is BACK!

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!

 

Don One

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!

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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!

 

 

Benjamin Butch 

 

Benjamin is our resident Drag King and he will be taking a turn on the stage bringing you some light comedy! 12494709_10209017673102806_8823463219347039877_n

 

Get your outfit sorted and come to this MEGA event!

FMAS #16

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern 

Friday 23rd June

Doors @ 8pm – 3am

£8 OTD, £5 after midnight 

Tickets £7 in advance 

…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

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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!

 

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