FMAS #05

This year Club Wotever celebrate ten years of queerdom and amazing parties!
Female Masculinity Appreciation Society #05 will be celebrating this!
FMAS #05 is a Mega GLAMOUROUS Celebration!

Inspiration!
Inspiration!

On Stage we see favourites like Duncan D’Nut & more tbc
Music provided by Westlake & Hug the DJ!

TOP HAT!

Inspired by well dressed, daring and active women and men who like to socialising.

 

Female Masculinity Appreciation Society


This is an evening, all 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…..

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~
~Watch Moving Images from the past~
FMAS05Friday 13 September

Doors: 8pm-1am

Entry: £7
Adv Tickts £5 here

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

Welcome!

It will be HOT! Well Dressed! And Fabulous!

Wotever Talks

WOTEVER TALKS

Talks about what makes us tick!

Wotever TalksWelcome to our series where we create a platform and share Queer Knowledge!

Things we know, are passionate about and think others would benefit from knowing. This is inspired by TED talks, which we are big fans of.  Topics should be very varied and the reasons for talking about them should be personal and passion. Queer Issues (your PhD?!), Body Activism, Food, Hobbies, What you work with…. Talk about what makes YOU tick!

Sharing is caring, and no matter what you will talk about, or what’s your field of expertise I am sure you will inspire and make people think. And that is Never Ever a bad thing!!

Would you like to be part?

What would you talk about? Want to share?

Talk can be anything up to 15 minutes. Normally with a short Q&A after.

Dominic Davies gives a talk and insight to Pink Threapy
Dominic Davies gives a talk and insight to Pink Threapy

Most of the filming/talks will take place at Bar Wotever, our Tuesday events at RVT, but some can be filmed elsewhere too, depending on time and set ups etc.

Videos will be uploaded firstly on our youtube  and vimeo channel under their own Wotever Talks umbrella. But will also be shared in collaborations with other queer web based magazines/blogs and social media.

Fancy a spot? Want to be part of this?

Please email: woteverworld [at] gmail [dot] com with proposal of what you want to talk about, a bit about you and when it might suit you.

The legend Michael Brown who came and talked about LGBT history with us. Sadly he passed away 81 years old this summer, but we can still hear him in our recorded videos from his fabulous talks. R.I.P dear Michael.
The legend Michael Brown who came and talked about LGBT history with us.
Sadly he passed away 81 years old  in 2013, but we can still hear him in our recorded videos from his fabulous talks.
R.I.P dear Michael.

Since we started this in January 2013 we have had so many amazing talks on such a variety of topics like, Jammology, Pink Therapy, Bear Community, Capitalism, BDSM, LGBT History, Polyamory and the moving and touching story of ‘My Child Came out as Trans*’

Topics Vary as much as our Community is filled with a variation of humans… Share what makes YOU tick!

Thank You in advance!

Wotever Create – Create Wotever!

We celebrated it all…#woteversex

Now it’s over… we did three evenings packed and filled with things, thoughts, ideas and people we like.
DSC_0210First, thank you all who came and did it with us. Thank You all artists: Sophia Blackwell, Brian Lobel, Stav Bee, Rubyyy Jones, Rhyannon Styles, Faggot, Arkem, Jacqueline Applebee, SnakeBoy, CN Lester, MIss Cairo Mascara, Meth Any, The Fierce Family, Rosie Lugosi and The Dream Bears
Thank you Audience for being so lovely.
The topics Love Lust and Death, was looked into, discussed, shared and enjoyed
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– we took a Family Photo, it was joyous, all who wanted got up on stage with Ingo and the Wotever Crew, took our tops off and screamed ‘Our Body is NOT our Gender!’
– we saw people looking for love
– started with a Bang by Fierce Family and the Classic Madonna tune Like a Prayer. Gold
– had a mime artist (Gem Skii) showing skills Charlie Chaplin would have been proud of
-didn’t make it clearer if we are dancers or indeed Humans? What we knew tho is that Adam All have a girlfriend called Apple. CuteThe other  Night
– DreamBears were DreamGirls and we believe them
– We had so many snap happy skilful documentarists in that room. Thank you for keep on snapping us, what we do and how we change over the years. Sometimes photos lie. But we love you snappers! (AbsolutQueer Photography, Sara Davidmann, Oskar Marchock and holding the camcorder so well DJ Jo Bunny)
– Heard tales of joy and survival from Rosie Garland
– Enjoyed new project, SoundPorn
– shared a bottle of True Blood with Meth Any
– Enjoyed yet another Roaring Belly Rippling DanceBonanza by SnakeBoyDSC_30107 DSC_30094During the whole evening
– we saw old and new friends of Wotever World be welcomed by the door from the Fierce Princess FelineQueer, aka Maria and her loyal companion Neil
– we celebrated CJ Bruce’s amazingly Joyous News!
– we were looked after by the tech crew, Joey, Liam & Serena. Louder we said! And they turned it up
– we wrote pieces of poetry and thanked all things/people we like and love

Towards the End of the Night
– we were there, holding Miss Cairo in our arms
– we learnt important lessons from Rubyyy Jones and got to finally see their BreakDance Skillz. Mega!
– we lifted the roof of RVT when the DreamBears became Nicki Minaj and ROCKED THE HOUSE!
– we kept on dancing to the tunes of Puja Maniar, aka Hug the DJ
-Wotever sex have been awesome and we ended this sge of Life Lust and Death With a Bang!

….continue

Last night we went home with a warm fuzzy feeling, a happiness you can not measure and buy. Love Life before you Die!

My Body is Not my Gender.

Welcome to the Family!

We will be back with MORE! Make sure you catch it!

 

SWEAT

SWEAT is BACK

Thursday 26 Sep

Sweat – queer playspace for women, trans* and genderqueers.
Join us for more fun times when we welcome you back to yet another hot and steamy, different, night out.

sweat

What people said after the summer event;

‘Thanks to everyone I met last night and to the organisers — what a brilliant event.’

‘Sweat keeps on getting better and better. It’s the most consistent great night out!’
‘Sweat was sensational, I will certainly be coming regularly!’
‘Thanks everyone. Had an amazing time, and what a group scene! ;)’
‘Yes Yes Yes!’
‘It was a brilliant night, just what I needed. Can’t wait till the next one.’
The venue is secret if you have never been but is in south/central London:
details when you book your ticket.

Please note: this is a sex and BDSM play space and the event is only for
women,trans people and genderqueers (whether assigned male or female at birth).

Tickets cost from £12.50 to £22.50, with a very limited number of the cheaper tickets
available only for early bird bookings.
You will notice the prices have gone up by £2.50 on the cost of each ticket. This is the first price rise in the 2 years since we have been running the event and is something we regret having to do, but the venue rental costs have been going up every time and we just had to do it. You still get a fantastic evening with lots of hot people, in a great space with your own locker, a towel, the possibility to bring in your own drinks and food (no glass bottleTickets can only be purchased online.
Please note that tickets are non-refundable.

If you want to get in, you have to on our mailing list, get vetted, and then you will get access to ticket link. Email: sweatlondon [at] gmail [dot] com

You also find us on FetLife in our group SweatLondon, there you can chat with others who go and ask questions etc..

 

Wotever Sex, so far

Over the last weeks we have written notes and messages for people and things who have passed, People, ideas and stuff we have lusted after. And tomorrow we will write notes about people, stuff and things we are thankful for.

For the Forth year running we take part in Hot August Fringe with fresh, thought provoking and amazingly sexy stuff. We invite some of our favourite Performers and give them free hands to work within our theme, and this year it is:

LIFE – what is a good life, what sort of Queer Life do we strive for? Are we happy? Life Skills for QueerBrains…..

LUST – my lust, your lust everyBODY lust? Lust that scare and lust that hurts, in lust we love and trust…

DEATH – one thing that is so human. We are all gonna die. What is death, how do we celebrate the ones who died. Straight Death vs Queer Death. Bed Death and Beds Alive…

Three Tuesdays that are connected and clever, Different and Diverse. Erotic and Potent. Queer and Normal.

plus More Films, Music and Party!

The first two weeks have been filled with amazing acts, words and celebrations with Sophia Blackwell, Brian Lobel, Stav Bee, Rhyannon Styles, Rubyyy Jones, Faggot, Arkem, CN Lester, Jacqueline Appelbee, Snakeboy and much more Rubyyy Jones.  

Wotever Sex 2013 Photo Paul Grace
Wotever Sex 2013
Photo Paul Grace

This week we do the last one with even more LOVE, LUST and Celebrations. On stage 20th August is Rosie Lugosi, Duncan D’Nut, The DreamBears, Gemski, Adam All, Listen. – Audio Porn, Miss Cairo Mascara , Meth Any, Rubyyy Jones with her Fierce Family

Wotever Family Photo with prof. Sara Davidmann – Interaction

Royal Vauxhall Tavern

Show start 7.30

Entry £7 or £5 HERE

Welcome!

We did a party for UKLGIG in May

…and this is the message I got from them.

Dear Ingo,
UKLGIG is extremely grateful for your amazing support for our 20th anniversary party. It is the general consensus that it is the best party we have ever had. One of the reasons for this is that there was a mix of ages, classes, races, genders and sexualities who all happily mixed with each other. Everyone’s enjoyment was enhanced by the cutting edge entertainment and the excellent DJ. The management you provided before and on the night was fantastic and it could not have been the success it was without you.

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it was always our intention that as many as possible of those we work with could attend and this could not have happened without support. It is gratifying that you and the others understand the importance of this and hopefully you saw that their presence made it the exciting event that it was.

We and our clients are very grateful to you fot making the night so enjoyable for everyone.

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Erin Power
Executive Director www.uklgig.org.uk

Ingo is always up for using all their experience in helping out and creating special events for you and your workspace. If you ever need a hand with creating a welcoming and exciting atmosphere. Do not hesitate to contact them on woteverworld [at] gmail [dot] com

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Wotever Sex last night…

Rubyyy Jones, Wotever Sex
Photo: Paul Grace

When we do it together, nothing can stop us.
When Beauty gets on stage, share stories and move us so much we have to take a break and just be for a moment.
Wotever Sex: Filled with Cream last night was one of those nights. London need to wake up and appreciate the beauty they have within! Mega Super Massive Smooches and LoveFilled Balloons to CN Lester for not only amazing music but also for the most glittery cupcakes, Arkem doing RVT proud, as Arkem in RVT wearing Arkem at RVT… Mind boggling on the smaller scale. Films of beauty and Lust in Ingo‘s special Queer Feminist Pornos, Applewriter with so much creaminess the nipples grew hard and we all needed a break to breathe. Beautiful!
Rubyyy Jones with more tales from the outside, the need of family and how DragQueens saved her life! And then Shoes…. I want shoes too we cried! SnakeBoy, SnakeBoy Hips don’t Lie, these are extraordinary hips and they shake, move touch and make the room so hot and steamy…. What a Night! Wotever Sex last night was indeed LUST! Plenty of LUST!

As always the crew did a FAB job with smooth moves, flowery displays and great tunes! Thank YOU For it all!
Let’s do it again! Let’s do a show next week (20th Aug) that end this years Wotever Sex series with packed rooms and with a massive BANG!

Till then!
Thank You and Bless this QueerLustFilledLife!

If you like what we do, and have a few quid making noise in your pocket. Feel free to Donate HERE for Wotever World upkeep and many more events in the future.

Wotever Sex:: Filled with cream

Queer Cabaret

Start 7.30 and then we roll!

CN Lester – Music
Arkem – Performance, A RVT Poem!
Vikki Chalkin – Accademic Performance
Jacqueline Appelby – Erotica
Lick It! – Film by Ingo
SnakeBoy – BellyDancing
Rubyyy Jones – Life Skills & Thoughts, Performance

Wotever SexDJ inbetween, before and after: DJ JoBunny

Come and be part of it all!

For the Forth year running we take part in Hot August Fringe with fresh, thought provoking and amazingly sexy stuff. We invite some of our favourite Performers and give them free hands to work within our theme, and this year it is:

LIFE – what is a good life, what sort of Queer Life do we strive for? Are we happy? Life Skills for QueerBrains…..

LUST – my lust, your lust everyBODY lust? Lust that scare and lust that hurts, in lust we love and trust…

DEATH – one thing that is so human. We are all gonna die. What is death, how do we celebrate the ones who died. Straight Death vs Queer Death. Bed Death and Beds Alive…

Three Tuesdays that are connected and clever, Different and Diverse. Erotic and Potent. Queer and Normal.

plus More Films, Music and Party!

WOTEVER SEX

Tuesday 13th
At Royal Vauxhall Tavern
Doors 7pm
Entry £7

Wotever begin…

Wotever begin…

July, nothing is happening, plenty of lazy summer days are flowing past and I am horny, need a challenge, have separated and been to San Francisco got inspired, missing some flexibility and queerness here in London  and just celebrated my fortieth birthday…

Around this time ten years ago me and my friends Sam and Col was fired up by the prospect of doing an event, a night where we could invite all kinds of people too. It was important for us that we should be open for all people we liked, no matter if they were dykes, straight and/or trans*. We came from different set ups and with different goals and ideas, and me, as the driving force with plenty of experience from running events in Sweden def took the lead.

We had a name for the event ‘Club Whatever’ the name that came to me after me myself been called ‘Sir, Madame…..Whatever’ by a genderconfused barista. The idea behind the club was that some of us were a bit male and a bit female and walked the line from one gender to another as easily as we expressed our sexuality and love for a variety of people and genders…

We had a venue, two guys had opened up a winebar near where I worked at the time (Gay’s the Word) and they were keen to increase their attendance and bar takings a Saturday evening early August when Bloomsbury was quite and almost deserted. Nothing to loose for them, And nothing to loose for us. Invited DJ was Caroline of WANC fame, Wanc, this Women’s Anarchist Nuisance Café that ran various events and evenings for women was a big inspiration. I liked their politics and set up, but I have always felt more at home in a mixed environment. But, Carro is a mean DJ that I’ve know for a long time, so she was a given playing tunes our first events. Col and Sam did the door and I hosted and took care of the people who arrived…

At this point I was living in a shared house in Islington with a big garden, great for meetings and set ups, and we sat there and discussed what we should do and who should do what. I had no computer so we used the local internet café heavily. So heavy that the owner allowed us to install an early version of Photoshop onto one of his computers… and then we had to use this one for altering images and make flyers. Col, designer and computer wizard, came up with the more Aussie spelling of Whatever, so we became WOTEVER from the start…

Ingo & Jacq in Warsaw, queering up Le Madame

And the symbol that looks like a shadow figure with a hunch standing in front of the moon became our identity, our poster… No gender and with plenty of chances to show off my favorite color orange. And we used the font Curlz..

The first evening we opened the doors and truly enjoyed the plethora of people who turned up, we flirted, some had sex in the toilets, we danced and we had a great time…  The idea of a space where we could have plenty of Fun and Feel Free, crossing not only the general hetero-normative borders of what and with whom we wanted to flirt with, we even broke the Butch-Femme boundaries and became more, we made sure the gay and dyke separatist became friends and in the mix we were free to flirt with whomever and whatever we so wished.

After the first event we was asked if we wanted to do this again, and quickly I said yes. I liked it! Col and Sam agreed as both had enjoyed the attention they both got too… Working and being part of wotever have always been driven by lust, much more than hunger for fame or money. Lust and Politics are and have always been our driving force, so much that I almost bankrupted myself over it…

Already at the second time there were people there we had no idea who they were, ie people had heard about Club Wotever and word by mouth had made the rumor about our genderbending night spread across London..

At this second Club Wotever night we had the pleasure to welcome Josephine to our stage for the first time. She had arrived already at the first event with some of my acquaintances, and told me that she was a dancer, and would happily dance for us. And so she did, she did Gender Violence, the piece that has become her trade mark and given number whenever she ask me what I would like her to perform. Josephine also came with academic credentials and as a writer and word smith extraordinaire she have helped me so much! It was Josephine who drafted the manifesto we quickly made sure that we had. The manifesto who made sure we know why we do what we do and what guiding stars we follow whenever we need to reflect upon events and happenings. The manifesto have changed very little over these years, we still follow it and share it whenever we can, or feel the need.

Pride Parade Stockholm After our Queer All Stars float
Pride Parade Stockholm. People after our Queer All Stars float

Wotever have always been a organic bubble with various people dipping in and out when they have time, need or feel like it. Very early on Col decided to leave the set up and another year of Club Wotever events Sam decided to leave too.  I kept on going as with this little odd set up I felt I had a chance to share and create things I believed in. It was open, but yes it was open from my point of view and many times I think it have pissed people off. But as this was started and driven by lust, the idea was, join in, take part or if you want do your own events. London is free and very big! The luxury of creating these things in London is of course that there is such a mix of people around and it’s a flow of amazing people moving in, arriving, coming out, creating stuff and do things… so, yes Wotever is my baby. I created her, but she have def been brought up by many…. so many…

 

We have always loved to Dress Up!
We have always loved to Dress Up!

But how did we survive all these changes, all this chaos? With shitloads of power and happiness I would say. But, also with plenty of help from great collaborators. One person that I think have a key to why it survived is Zem, she came to that second event we did, a phd student in visual anthropology and she was looking for a project, something that tickled her and that she could do her phd on. She followed us for a year and she made the film Mirror Mirror, a historic document following and filming Wotever, me, and the performers Lazlo, Josephine, Maria and Jacq both on and off stage. Now in hindsight we have agreed that in hard times we sort of supported each other, ie I did Club Wotever so she had something to film. And because she needed to film I did Club Wotever..

But what are the key to surviving on no funding, plenty of voluntarily work and being so known out there in the world that many performing queers make sure they stop by at Wotever on their tour…

I pretty much have said yes to most things suggested, and this have created a very mixed set up – looking back on it I could wonder what my drive really was…  For me it was Education and Equality.

Wotever Sex Brilliant thought provoking shows from the best!
Wotever Sex Brilliant thought provoking shows from the best!

Wotever became more than just Club Wotever when we did Cabaret Wotever that toured in Stockholm, Leicester and Warsaw. That was when we travelled as a troupe with a set of great and amazing performers to said cities in the early days of 2004-2005…. We did big shows at Hackney Empire here in London and I started up Bar Wotever with Al. The idea of Bar Wotever, was to create a midweek event where LGBT and Queer artists, writers musicians and performers could show their acts and numbers for a LGBT and Queer Wotever audience. Back then London had no ‘middle range stage’ for this sort of  performances… Just image if you are mega big in your home country/city but do your first gig in London and have no audience, but you are queer and would love to sing/perform for an audience that gets you and your references…Over the years we have been very fortunate to work with many big names, amazing artists and Performers. We have seen people develop new skills and grow on our stage. And Bar Wotever is a community where many have leant new skills, shared their thoughts or community news on our stage, Given or heard one of our many Wotever Talks,  as well as eaten some nutritious and cheap vegetarian food from our Love Soup team. Bar Wotever have since 2009 been on every week at Royal Vauxhall Tavern. A venue that have won Best Venue Awards left right and center, a space where the setting is amazing and glamorous with music hall in their walls. It is perfect for this and it is a truly unique situation that we have access to this.

Australian Blow Waves get RVT dancing!
Australian Blow Waves get RVT dancing!

At RVT we have also created Wotever Sex events these last four years. These events are all about Sexual Education and Entertainment, with curated shows around a variety of topics. The last years we have done this during Hot August Fringe to reach out to pretty much anyone who enjoy this sort of things in London. We also set up our market stalls and invite people to our Queer Fayre, a daytime family friendly market where a variety of useful and beautiful things are sold, or eaten.

 

Sign of Love
Sign of Love

Wotever is my baby, and a few years back there was so many different things happening and I needed to create an umbrella name and Wotever World was born. Under Wotever World, me and the now around 30 people strong crew, create a variety of events in the spirit of Lust and Curiosity.

We do, Female Masculinity Appreciation Society, Wotever Stockholm, Queer Fayre, SWEAT, Various events at Ritzy, Hackney Attic and many other venues all over London and elsewhere.

BAR WOTEVER is as from NOW, under the umbrella The Queer Embassy. For the first time EVER we are a charity, we have a board board, so we can keep Bar Wotever a free entry event and open for everyone.

My baby is TEN, and she is just in the beginning…

Live and kicking, here is where you find us!

Wanna celebrate with us?

2 Aug Wotever Stockholm PARTY!

13 Sep Top Hat Party London!

See many performances, Talks and party films on our own YOUTUBE channel

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wotzit – PRIDE Saturday

A special wotzit with a packed line up!
Only GREAT tunes!

We Rock Retro!
We Rock Retro!

Make sure you pop in to Retro Bar Pride Saturday for a drink, use the loo, sway to the tunes, and a sit down and rest your marching feet, meet up with new and old friends. We play the music between 4-11…. Come and Join us!

4:00-8:00 Wotever SuperSet
8.00 – 8.30 Ingo
8.30 -9.00 DJ Malteazer
9.00 – 9.30 Joe Pop
9.30 – 10.15 DJ Jo Bunny
10.15- 11.00 Ingo

Entry Free. NO Dress Code!
ALL WELCOME!