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It’s always nice to be asked…

A few months ago I was asked if I could help the Planet London women to present at their Awards Gala in November, and as they have always been very supportive and charming towards us and what we do – I of course said YES.

Great people in this community need support, help and knowing they are loved.

10251951_1540098696221154_4578598355593433496_nNow, the thing is, someone went and Nominated ME, Ingo for an award! As a Role Model of the Year,  no less… That is amazing, and thank you who ever did – and sent this amazing motivation ;

‘Ingo runs an inclusive space where you can go no matter how you ID. They just ask for respect and treat others how you want to be treated yourself. Cabaret, eclectic DJ’s, fayres, fashion shows, film festivals and much more. Treat others as you wish to be treated – equally!’

As I’m part of the most deserving and hardworking people in the biz category, this is amazing, and I am so looking forward to meet the others. As some of you who know me, I find it slightly embarrassing to be in this situation, but none less, I am Very Proud and Very Happy about it, and I will try to not make a fool out of me, winning or losing….. It is just nice to be asked and nominated. THANK YOU!

Plus, there are so many Categories where Wotever World, our events, Artists, DJs and Favourites are nominated. So, if you have time, I urge you to go in to the site and vote on the ones you like and want to give a little cyber recognition too..

Here is where you can place your Vote if you so wish: http://www.planet-london.com/ultimateawards/vote2014.html

Also Nominated are; 

Author of the year (established): Both Stella Duffy and V G Lee, both have been on our stage and collaborated with us, plus they are brilliant writers we truly enjoy to read!

Wotever DIY Film FestivalFilm Festival of the Year: Wotever DIY Film Festival!! This is amazing and Theresa’s & Tara’s  hard work with this years successful festival should def be recognised!

LBQ Comedian of the year: Here you see no less than three amazing women who have had us laughing and laughing somewhere at an Wotever event this year, Hannah Brackenbury, Lara A King and V G Lee.

LBQ Comedy Event of the year: Short and Girlie Show came  and took over a whole night at Bar Wotever whilst on their Spreading the Love Tour! Packed House and Many New Fans Won!

Musician of the Year: Our own and Only Resident Band Battle of You is nominated in a very strong group. Also nominated are Miri, who we adore and love to work with too.

Volunteer of the year: Setting up and doing stuff helping yourself whilst helping others is great, and Kerry Positive Change is doing this. Whilst spreading information and raising awareness.  They are the one I know most, but this is def a category you wish you could vote for each and every one! You are All Winners!

LBQ Business of the year: Our beloved friends and Mega Favourite bookstore Gay’s the Word is well deserved Nominated! Year after year they are there and support, smile and sell books we like to read! They should have a LIFETIME WINNER OF EVERYTHING nailed above their door! And the perks and sparkle that the film Pride gave to this bookstore as an important LGBT Institution is making me soo sooo happy!

Photographer of the Year: They are not in this category – but if we could we should def vote for AbsolutQueer Photography! They have taken millions of photos of us and our community over the years, and should def have an Award!

Cabaret & MC of the Year: The lovely Stephanie Goldberg, hostess with the mostess of FMAS, and Queer Femme Peculiar is up for this in a jungle of Drag Kings ;-)

It’s a category we really like, but also where we miss a lot of the amazing performers we have worked with over this last year… We also would have loved to see Bar Wotever’s Queen of Everything Maria Kinsella here, plus force of nature Rubyyy Jones, Lolo Brow, Miss Cairo Mascara, Crimson Skye, or her drag king persona,  Duncan DoNut, and many many more… but this also shows that we have to create some sort of Wotever Award maybe… 

DJ Jo BunnyLondon DJ of the Year: Floorfiller and Popular Dance Tunes Guru DJ Jo Bunny is well deserved up for this. If you have been to any event this Bunny have played at, you also know you have danced! Proud Mary all the way! They are also one of our regular DJs at Bar Wotever and FMAS, plus many other events we create at Wotever World. ‘They give good Dance for the Money!’ Missing on this list is a lot of other mega Fab DJs we like and work with, plus our second regular DJ at Bar Wotever and FMAS, Hug the DJ!

London LBQ friendly venue of the year: Our HOME venue Royal Vauxhall Tavern is up for this! And yes, it is totally LBQ friendly, welcoming and do shows, have events and play parts in films (latest Pride included a very moving scene, filmed at RVT!). We are Here and We are Queer!

FMAS007London most Creative Clubnight/Event of the year: This is a very fun and sparkly category with a lot of great nominees, including our own Female Masculinity Appreciation Society! Our ‘Gentlmans Club Ethos’ and sparkle seem to go a long way. People are encouraged to dress up and socialise as in the olden days here. Plus, we are now a short film too… premiered and screed at Wotever DIY Film Festival earlier this year… And if you want to experience this, our next one is this Friday 10th Oct! It is all about Glam!

There are many more categories where you can vote and share your love. When listed like this you also see the variety and how much really DOES happen here in London! And you know that there is much much more than what’s listed or not… So, keep going out and do stuff, help people, meet people and Dance! Staying in, is def not the way to meet new people who will be friends, lovers, camrade and collaborators.

London Rock! And, so do we apparently ;-)

THANK YOU Planet London!

 

Wotever Family

Wotever Family

plus, IF you like to Nominate and do these things, Independent is Calling for Suggestions to their Rainbow list. IF, you would like to place my name there, Ingo Andersson, Wotever World. This would be great work wise! As you know Wotever have been going on for a long time now, and we are providing a great space and places where Queers meet here in London and elsewhere in the world. Being on THIS list would actually help me, and Wotever to reach further in 2015. That is also the year when our Bar Wotever will celebrate TEN YEARS of weekly events, packed with LGBT and Queer Art & Culture!

Here is the Link: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/news/the-rainbow-list-2014-we-need-your-help-to-identify-gay-lesbian-bisexual-and-transgender-people-who-make-a-difference-9774502.html

And my name is, Ingo Andersson.  But good thing is that you can cast votes many times of a big variety of people!! So, support your community and name some who deserve to be recognise and feel a little bit of love…

Thank YOU! ;-)

 

From Bar-B-Lo to the British Museum

No-photography-sign[1]One of the most important things for us at the start of Club Wotever was, ‘If we do Not document our own lives, who will?’ Creating a Queer space, open for all genders and sexualities, not labelling only as LGBT, but also Queer in the widest meaning. We were ALL used to signs ‘No Photography’ in Gay clubs, Lesbian bars and various places where unwanted snaps could mean you got ‘outed’ and maybe ‘shamed’….

At the start of Club Wotever we made sure to snap photos, share online at our website – showcasing our faces and happiness, being Proud of who we were, and not shamed into unseen spaces. We encouraged people to dress up (each night had a theme) and we took pictures of various costumes and looks, people played up to the camera and suddenly, WE owned OUR OWN LOOK & REPRESENTATION, how we wanted to be seen was out there. We also shoot videos at our performances, and very early on (second event ever!) a young PhD student, asked – ‘Would you be ok if I do my PhD on you? I am Visual Anthropology student interested in gender’

Club WoteverShe had to work hard to ‘prove’ herself as being part of Wotever mentality and thinking,  as to do her PhD and follow us she had to be us, not them.  We said yes and She started filming, capturing and concentrating the film to follow five of us who did stuff at CW back then, Performers Trevor 4 Ever, Lazo Pearlman, Dyke Marilyn and Josephine Wilson, and me, Ingo,  the producer of it all…

This film and PhD became Mirror Mirror, a film less than an hour long. It has been shown around the world, in various set ups and spaces. It have lead people to come along to our events, and follow the performers career…

This Sunday we are shown, at The British Museum, just a stone throw (if you are good!) from the place where it all started, Bar-B-Lo (now New Bloomsbury Set).

Me and Zem will be there, maybe a few others from the film, but most of all we hope you who are interested in queer diy history will join us. Event is Free but you need to book your ticket. Event is organised by Camden LGBT Forum as part of LGBT History Month

The British Museum

Sunday 16 February, 2.00pm–3.45pm

Mirror Mirror (2006) and Q&A.  Supported by the Royal Anthropological Institute

Mirror Mirror is based on an audio-visual ethnography of London’s queer Club Wotever. Begun in the autumn of 2003, it promoted itself as a club that welcomed all genders and sexualities—a counterpoise to London’s mainstream segregated scenes. Director Zemirah Moffat and Ingo is in attendance for Questions & Answers from 3.00pm.

UK, 2006, 58 minutes. Book Free Ticket  HERE

 

For all of you who can not make the event. See Film and Read Zem’s Phd HERE

and / or see many of our photos and Films via our Youtube Channel HERE  it has over 200 films and it had over 250 000 views by now. So, our faces and what we do is out there in the world and open for all to see.

Wotever Stockholm: Twist and Swirl!

14 June, 20-01
Bonden Bar, Bondegatan 1c, Stockholm 
FREE ENTRY all night!

Wotever in June is all about twisting, swirling and twirling, and maybe dirty dancing! Not one, not two, but three fabulous DJs will tonight provide the soundtrack for your tangos, lambadas, slowdances and head banging. Think of the fabulous glitter of the ballroom queens, or skin tight body suits of the modern dancers. Think of well-choreographed numbers with top hats and canes, or grinding hips to heavy beats. Or just come as you are and dance like no one is watching!

Strutting their stuff on stage tonight is none other than the delectable and delightful Miss Meadows, showing us why Diamonds are indeed a girl’s best friend. In fine company, we have Kim, doing his turn by showing us his stand up in style. And finally Josephine will be popping and locking and trying to figure out how to actually dance to dubstep for your delight and amusement.
Wotever Stockholm 14 Juni
Your DJs for the night also offer and unique spin of the turntable, as we introduce newcomer DJ Raven Star, alongside Max who will be joined with a guest appearance by the Sweaty Betty’s dancing ensemble. And finally to play us into the wee hours, the big cheese themselves, Ingo all the way from London, will rock your socks right off!

As always, all of this is completely FREE entry all night long at the Bonden Bar. Wotever is an open space where encourage everyone to come as they are or want to be. This means no dress code (though we adore you to dress up), and no door policy (anyone and everyone is welcome). However, everyone is asked to respect everyone’s right to be there and to be as fabulous as they are.

Wotever is a space that encourages play and innovation, and we are very excited that tonight features some brand new artists that we are very proud to present to you. However, if you are keen to strut your stuff on stage or provide the soundtrack for our lives, simply get in touch and we will help you to show off your fabulous selves!