Deviant

We have a Hot New Date!
Deviant Sat 25 january!

Some of you will be aware that we have have found a new venue in London to explore and run events in. It is a lovely, new, small dungeon and playspace, which offers privacy and a great space with plenty of equipment, and which we are able to get exclusive use of on a Saturday night so……

We’d like to invite you to our new, hopefully regular, night Deviant, which is an intimate, play-oriented event. This means that it is quite different to Sweat in that there are no private booths or spaces and it is an event predominantly aimed at those who want a safe, fun and well-equipped BDSM-oriented space.

Date: Saturday 25th January

Time: 8pm – midnight

Door policy: this event is for women (cis or trans) and transmasculine people only.

Cost: £15

Get your ticket NOW, via sweatlondon@gmail.com (If you already are on our email list, check your inbox. If you want to join – please email and apply)

Venue is very central and only 3 minutes walk from a Tube stop in Zone 1!

Looking forward to see you deviant people there!

Winter Sweat

Winter seems to have arrived so let’s all warm up with a lovely night at Sweat……

SWEAT_TG02Thursday 12th December 2013, 8pm-midnight* in our usual lovely venue.
The venue is secret if you have never been but is in south/central London, details when you book.

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). It is based on respect and fabulous fantasies….

Tickets cost from £12.50 to £22.50, with a very limited number of the cheaper tickets available only for early bird bookings. To get a ticket, write sweatlondon [@] gmail [.] com.
This is also the way to join our email list if you are interested, please note you need to answer some questions first bfor you get all the info. No drama, just socializing a bit..

What people said about SWEAT:

‘Had a wonderful night last night at my first SWEAT, many thanks to the team for a great event.’

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

‘My girlfriend and I had a great time at Sweat. There was so much to enjoy. Thanks to everyone who made it happen.’ 

‘Yes – another great night, they get better and better! ;)’

‘Sweat keeps on getting better and better. It’s the most consistent great night out!’

‘Really nice to see lots of new faces as well as Sweat regulars.’

We have a group on FetLife.com, called Sweat London, if you want t interact beforehand with us.

Last Night it was Sunny!

What a privilege!

How amazing was last night? How much did we learn, feel, laugh & cry?
Sunny Drakes show was a pleasure to behold, a sparkly moment in a life, city & time that is tough, hard and sometimes unforgiving… But, here for a brief moment we had things explained to us….
LOVE
Communication
&
Honesty IS the answer…

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and getting out, sharing it with a room filled of strangers, friends and fellow quirky queer, gender & poly mashed up bodies. That was Awesome!

Thank You all who came and paid, understanding these things cost, and our stories might not be free all the time. Thank You all who Took Part. and Mega Thank YOU to Sunny Drake for your moving performance and Multi Media show. And a mega mega THANK YOU to the tech team, who worked the whole day to set up, sort out and then with a mega hour of concentration produced a seamless flowing show! Thank YOU Jo & Liam! You did brilliant last night!
IMG_7634-th IMG_7673-thAlso mega thank you to our Fab Ragina Lumpitwat for such powerful dancing, Flying in green light at a spooky and Halloween filled RVT. Brilliant!

Thank You to Maria who lead and encouraged the community news plus was the sunshine at the door, and thank you to Miss Cairo Mascara for your thank you to us. Bar Wotever and Wotever World. We are touched and moved that you enjoy what we do and create, so your thanks goes a long way sweetie.

IMG_7517-thAnd thank you AbsolutQueer Photography for a mega quick turn around of fab pics from last night.
And my last thank you is to all of you who came up and shared your music last night. The dancefloor rocked with a mega creative mix, made by all of you! So, Thank You!

Ingo x

Sunny Drake at Bar Wotever

Critically acclaimed Australian theatre maker, performer & educator- Sunny Drake at Bar Wotever with a full length show of ‘Transgender seeking…..’
Sunny Drake photo by Tania Anderson (735) Big File

This is what he say about his show…

‘I’m a romance-a-holic. I am quitting though – cold turkey. That’s why I’ve come to this meeting, for support”. An exposing, absurd, funny and tender look at queer relationships including run-ins with the polyamory police, online dating mishaps, not quite living up to our ideals and how relationship scripts and bigger political systems like policing and prisons affect our relationships. ‘

“Beautiful, articulate, well considered and very sophisticated…Complex and difficult subjects are delivered in the most accessible and authentic way. It’s light hearted, fresh and wank free…. Sunny Drake is a progressive queer visionary.” (Samesame.com, Melbourne, Australia)

Bar Wotever, where Queer Arts & Culture meet
This evening 29 October: Doors 7pm, Show start 8pm sharp!

+ we charge on the door to help covering Sunny’s travel costs, It’s only £5 / £3 conc, and no one turned away due to lack of funds. As we are so many looking forward to see Sunny’s Show, you can now book your seat! Get tickets in advance HERE!

So, doorcharge between 7pm-9.30 for all who are coming to see Sunny Drakes show

Free entry from 9.30pm til Midnigh

Meth AnyAn evening that already looked good, now looks even better!! Our absolute Favve Drag queen Meth Any (formerly Mr Mistress) will turn up around 10pm.

“Meth is taking the UK Drag scene by its jugular in a relentless display of weird and wonderful, lip-syncing extravaganza!
She is rapidly gaining notoriety as the freakiest drag queen this side of Sharon Needles and is showing no signs of slowing down.
Join Meth this Halloween as she shares her love of All Hallows Eve and every tacky, spooktastic cliché in the Book of Shadows (available now at all good fancy dress retailers)
Risk a trick, indulge in a lot of treats and revel in the spine tingling, bone chilling, blood curdling antics of Londons top, Gothic ghoulfriend.
It’s gunna be a scream!”

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

Tuesday 29 october

Doors 7-Midnight
8pm: ‘Transgender seeking…’ start 8pm prompt!
10pm: Meth Any
DJ: Bumlord

Welcome

Queer Kink Writing Workshop

Get your kink on!

A fun, light-hearted afternoon of writing and filth with Ingo and Stephanie Goldberg.

We’ll spend the afternoon exploring various writing techniques to stimulate smut and tease out the dirtiest of stories. There will be plenty of opportunities to write.

Queer Kink Writing

 

The workshop is suitable for writers who identify anywhere on the LGBTQ spectrum, of all abilities and experience, from the complete novice to professional writers looking for new ideas. Light refreshments will be provided.

 

What to bring:
Pen and notebook (there are also several plug points should you wish to use a laptop)
Lunch, or lunch money
A sense of humour
An open mind

When: Sunday 10th November, 12pm – 5pm
Where: The Flying Dutchman, 156 Wells Way, London SE5 7SY
Cost: £15 waged, £10 unwaged
Limited spaces, book yours NOW

1385286_10152013134847154_333498484_nAbout the facilitators:

Ingo hails from Sweden, where she wrote a regular column for the paper Kom Ut! as well plays and monologues. She moved to the UK ten years ago and has been Creator and Producer of Wotever World ever since, generating and promoting queer art, culture and community in regular events including: Bar Wotever, Female Masculinity Appreciation Society, SWEAT  and Queer Fayre. Ingo also writes and directs queer and body positive pornos and has written and performed at various storytelling events.

Stephanie is a writer, performer and queer cabaret host, co-founder of Future Perfect and creative writing tutor. She has written, performed and directed for the stage and her work has been published in Queer Episodes (anthology), Time Out Sydney and Spilt Milk Magazine and performed at Watford Palace Theatre and White Rabbit. Spoken word performances include Folkpoet, Royal Vauxhall Tavern, The Poetry Cafe, Bar Wotever, Club Wotever, Lumen, Bloomsbury Festival, Streatham Festival, Stoke Newington Lit Festival, Emerging Writers Festival (Melbourne) and LATES at Flat Planet.

www.woteverworld.com

Venue: www.flyingdutchmanlondon.com

 

Want a Stall? Queer X Fayre

Crafts Market

Saturday 7th December

Royal Vauxhall Tavern


Queer Fayre is an institution amongst all of us queers/LGBT people who like hand crafted, home made and very special stuff… Here you find things you might not see at any other crafts market, cards with trans positive messages, baby t-shirts for kids with two mummies, dog hats, vintage gay porn and /or a variety of LGBT books…

This Saturday we, open the doors for our Biggest Crafts Market so far!

With Food, and Fika of course.
RVT have the bar open for all your drink needs.
This is a Queer Family event where all ages and dogs are welcome.

A Few stalls left, If you want a stall, you have to sell hand-crafted stuff you are proud to display and share!

Stalls are still only £10, but please note. ONLY handmade things…

Link to book a stall: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8755119799

Book it NOW!

Cover Photo: Art Work Joe Pop, edit Ingo

Happy Shopping!

Ingo x

Circus Orgasmuz

CO_NTA Circus, a smart collection of sexy smart people, many who have been on stage with us many times, They are the best! A space with two floors, where the top floor can be an area where you meet up, mingle, talk, see visuals that inspire and hear music you like… The evening start with a great show by sassy sexy Fierce Family, lead by Rubyyy Jones and more. An unique performance by Artist Stav B, doing her piece  ‘Give me something’ for us.

Plus plenty of Games, Play and Wishes

Reading BedTime stories for us are the amazing author/s extraordinary Jonathan Kemp & J Applebee, both have worked many time with Wotever and both are amazing readers, Erotic Writers and Hot as fuck! You are indeed in for a treat with these two by your bedside….

Down stairs there will be a big space for play, a special splosh room, food fight for the brave and messy lovers.
BDSM & Kink, without attitude…

A Circus highlighting the fun and creative sides of LGBT & Queer… Pain & Pleasure
Visual Art, films made queer pornographers and photographers.
This event is a possibility and it will happen again at The Flying Dutchman, one of Londons friendliest and most open venues.

Circus Orgasmuz is open for all LGBT & Queer people, in all shades of Fabulous. It’s a Night to Remember, to enjoy and love… It is an Adventure, and you would be sad if you missed it.
It’s run by the people behind Wotever World, klub fukk & Sweat, and it is very special!

Friday 29 Nov, 9-1am
Tickets, In advance £8-£12, on the door £15
Dress Code: Fierce
Theme: Thank Fuck Im here and this Fabulous!!

A Circus extravaganza mixing all things good!

Here you can see some ‘clean’ images from the last one, snapped by AbsolutQueer Photography

ART SHOW

Circus Orgasmuz ART SHOW

CO_ARTSHOW

 

 

 

Circus Orgasmuz ART SHOW
‘Thank Fuck we are here and now’
Empowering images of Queer bodies and expressions.

Wotever World will once again do a combined party/show/art event down at The Flying Dutchman (http://www.flyingdutchmanlondon.com/)

You will see work by these Artists tonight.

Absolut Queer
Alda Villiljós
Allan Taylor
Amanda Chanfrau
Anya Hanson
Carolyn Cowan
Craig Leo
Erika Trejo
Fanny Balmer
Gilivanka & Barbara
Gita Buga
Isabel Becker
Joe Pop
Kitty Stryker
Krissy Mahan
Magdalena Bielanska
Matthew Stradling
Monika Bancyr-de-Angeli
Roberta Orlando
Rod Doyle
Samantha Miller
Yui Karlberg

Title of the event: Circus Orgasmuz Art Show
Theme: ‘Thank Fuck we are here and now’, empowering images of Queer bodies and expressions.
Date: Friday 29 November, 6pm-9pm
Art: curated by Ingo, producer of Wotever World and displayed via Projections in Upstairs Bar.
Cost: This is a Free event, open for all +18

Between the hours 6-9, only the upstairs is open, and it is a free event where YOUR art/Photos will be specially screened. With a short info sheet for all visiting art lovers, as THIS also is the time when South London Arts People are here looking….

This is the foreplay for
our Very Special PARTY, CIRCUS ORGASMUZ, that take place after the Art Show. More here: http://woteverworld.com/circus-orgasmuz/

Joey’s Journey

I would like to say a massive THANK YOU to Joey now when they start a new journey in higher education, and I would like to thank them for all these years they have been such a big part of Wotever World and Bar Wotever specially. Here I collected a few good bits and asked Joey a few questions before they leave.. Best of Luck Joey, you have been amazing to work with! Love, Ingo x

944177_10151457509307587_1582625286_nName: Joey McKillop

How/when did you first get in touch with Wotever World, and what event, When did you get involved? I got involved through Community News, maybe half a decade ago, but it was another year before I joined the crew, first as a compère, then an apprentice tech, then as a journeyman tech in my own right.

Have being involved in Wotever opened other doors for you? Wotever opened doors into the performance side of the community. I have now teched gigs for The Cutlery Drawer, Lashings of Ginger Beer Time, and CN Lester’s Transpose. I’ve since landed a part-time job as a stage tech in the theatre at my college, working on shows for theatre students.

Anything special you wanna say to others who think of going, being part? If you want to get involved then I say go for it! You can ride this crazy train as far as you want to, if you’re willing to put the work in.

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This is what Joey wrote, and read on stage at Bar Wotever back in 2010

To my sixteen year old self,

you won’t want to hear it. You never want to hear it, and you only really listen to yourself. A good thing, then, that it’s you who is writing this letter. You’ve made some good choices and some bad choices, but that’s alright. Try not to make too many millstones for your neck with your choices.

The solution is a false one, in that you cannot fix what isn’t broken. Learn to enjoy your teenage years in peace. In two years, you’ll find that at your core you are an unstoppable force of nature. You’ll enjoy that force for another 5 years before reigning it in when you realise the damage it has caused. A little serenity now might prevent you from having to cage your soul in your early twenties. You won’t be dead by then. In fact, you’re looking at a long and semi-healthy life. Stop cracking your knuckles before you give yourself early-onset arthritis. Don’t start cracking your neck. Don’t stop exercising or you’ll regret it. The only thing that holds a fire in check is the amount of air and fuel it can burn.

Your libido will remain just as formidable into your mid-twenties as it is at 16. It’s a part of you and one of many conduits to your inner passion. Just don’t let it become your main conduit. Find other passions, lots of them. Make some fucking birdhouses or something! Never look to other people to validate you; or shallow, ignorant arrogance will consume your self-esteem more than once. Never let yourself be used, you’re worth more than that. Anybody who claims to know your animus better than you do is a liar and a danger.

You have issues, sure, but you also have a roof over your head and food on the table. You’re not always weird because you’re damaged. Usually, you’re weird because you’re autistic. Learn to tell the difference between the former and the latter, embrace the latter as a part of you, force others to do the same, and the former becomes insignificant. The sooner you stop sleeping with that knife, the sooner you can address your vulnerability issues. You’re still driven more by fear than by surety, and you’ll have more fun once you make the change. Discuss all this with your Mam. She’s rooted in the 1970’s and all that that entails, but she has grown a lot since then and will continue to do so.

Don’t go to college just yet. Live a little first and see some of the world. Broaden your horizons and never allow any one topic to occupy the focus of an entire day, or longer. You’ll see France, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Denmark and the Czech Republic in the next seven years. It’s called Czechoslovakia just now, but Eastern Europe is still a very protean thing. Go to college as an adult and everything will be in context. You won’t view yourself in terms of the subjects you take and what your degree will be. People who identify as their job are just as daft as people who identify as their race, their religion or their sexuality. These things are parts of you, but you are greater than the sum of your parts.

Don’t blow your bike licence on stupidity as it’s not worth it. You’ll never be Valentino Rossi and besides, the best adventures allow time to appreciate the scenery. Sports bikes are for eejits, whereas V-4 naked bikes are more fun, easier to handle and more attractive to women. Get yourself a GSX-F 600, streetfighter it and shiny-up the motor. Seriously.

Learn about love. Learn to understand what it is and what it means. Learn that you are capable of it, even if you don’t recognise it when you see it. I said before that you have a soul, but it is something you will not recognise until you feel it weakened and tamed. You also have more emotions than just fear and rage. You’ll find that, actually, your strongest emotions are courage and love. Learn to experience them, to feel them. Learn what it is to be human. Your dad will die in the next few years. You suspect this already as his health wasn’t that great to begin with. Before he does, take the time to discuss music with him. You have the Clash and the Beatles in common, who knows what else? When he does go, learn to grieve. Grief is love, and to grieve is to be connected to your humanity. Stoicism is your handicap.

Finally, I leave you with these words: To thine own self, be true.

Yours with much-belated love, Joey

Joey

 

Joey also did a passionate speech for the ‘IT GETS BETTER’ Campaign in 2011

See the youtube video here: It Gets Better

Bar Wotever Tuesday, run by the community for the community, specialising in Queer / LGBT Arts and Culture

We love cinema venues

 

 

Queer ExperimentsFor no other reason, that we do love it. Wotever goes well with cinema.. we have always felt at home in a cinema setting, and over the years we have been to many, set up, done our stuff… In a cinema.

Soon we are back with our Queer Experiments night at Hackney Attic, top floor of Hackney Picturehouse in …. Hackney. We will do show, talk and create a Wotever Cabaret filled with lovely, scary and mind blowing thoughts. WoteverworldSlide3

please come and see us where we feel at home…..

Here is a video from another gig we did at Hackney Attic, in the video you can see Tabitha Benjamin & Dorian Wood interviewed.<——- Just click on image