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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!