The Wotever DIY Film Festival is starting on Saturday! There’ll be everything from love to politics to porn, deeply committed drama, bizarre comedy and insightful documentaries all rolled into one. We asked the festival’s two chief programmers, Kay Fi’an and Tara Brown, to tell us a little more about the festival and why they think this year will be especially amazing.
Everyone asked for it – Now it’s here!
Wotever World is a Queer Art & Culture community
Since the start in 2003 we have created meeting spaces, shows, platforms and places for LGBTQ people & friends on a regular basis, mainly in London, but also all over Europe.
People who visited us and our events sometimes asked if we had any merchandise they could buy for themselves, or bring back home for friends and lovers… as memorabilia.
Last year, I designed the first ‘I am Wotever’ Tshirt and printed a few that I gave to crew and performers. It became very popular and many asked where they could get one too…. AND NOW YOU CAN!!
How to ORDER this and Other Wotever Merchandise
Our annual Christmas Fair is back!
Saturday 13 December!
Cookies, Jam, Cards, Chocolates, Books, Knitted Drama and a variety of stallholders is going to make this years Fayre the biggest one yet!!
Think Perfect Queer Gifts, for me, and/or someone I like!
Market is open 13:00-18:00
We are indoors at RVT, and we will play great tunes 😉
To read interviews and see more who is selling, check our Facebook event out where we have interviewed all sellers! https://www.facebook.com/events/302217699968860/
Welcome To a very exciting Queer Xmas Fayre!
klub fukk is back!
Friday 17 october we open the doors for two floors of Fun & Frolics.
Dj Vicki Lester and the Crew is ready for you and your playmates!
It is Queer. It is Respectful! And we do look after each other.
If you have never been before, please make your self known via klubfukk [at] gmail [dot] com for more details and info.
‘The venue was superb – very conducive, with just the right amounts of display and anonymity, and the mix of people and genders and styles of clothing helped make me more comfortable, because it made it very clear that there was no one way guests were expected to be.’ Punter
Now you can become a member of this club… but of course you do not have to – as usual you can buy your ticket/s in advance as long as they last (we tend to sell out, so get yours whilst you can).
For Membership you have to provide Name, Address, Email and dob
Membership for one year give you the right to buy tickets in cash on the door for you + a friend (you are in charge of your friend and responsible for their behaviour during the evening) This is great for all of you who might decide last minute if you go out or not.
Membership will also add some great perks to itself with a few few very very special offers coming up….
a Wotever World Production as we believe we need great spaces to go and explore in….
Accessibility, The Hoist is on two floors, where the ground and entrance floor, include cruising & changing area, DJ and bar, is step free. WC is with slightly narrow cubicles, not space for a big chair. The venue is dark with low lighting, and is narrow at some points re cruising. Please get in touch with venue if special access needs. And/or email us , and we try to help with further questions.
What People have said about us in the past:
‘I loved the sexy queer atmosphere – this was one of the most exciting play parties I’ve ever been to!’
‘Thanks for organising something at hoist. It is nice to have a change from sweat and deviant, and i feel like there’s a good range of options for queers.’
‘I missed kf it was great to see it back’
‘I would love this to continue, I had a fantastic time and really appreciate the work you put in to make it happen.’
You can interact online with people going to klub fukk via our Facebook Page, or on www.FetLife.com where we have a group called Wotever kink. Feel free to find us and catch up with regulars and newbies.
‘The thing I love most about queer spaces is that I can express my hyper femme side without feeling like there are expectations of how I should act.
That, and urinals. I like urinals.’ Hollie Howitt
I asked Hollie to tell me a bit more what it actually means to her, that feeling she described, so she replied with this;
‘Wotever World feels like going home. It is a space where you can go, and know that whatever you’re wearing, whoever you are there with, however you express yourself, you will be welcomed. Entertained. Accepted. The thing I love most about queer spaces like Bar Wotever is that I can express my hyper femme side, or my butch side, or my slutty side, without feeling like there are expectations of how I should act, or who I ‘am’. It feels as though the usual presumptions about gender, orientation and our bodies are left at the door. This type of queer community is so important. Many of my friends and lovers don’t fit the constraints of the binaries we mostly get squeezed into outside of queer space; so having things like genderless toilets is pretty handy. Plus, you know, I like urinals.’
Royal Queer Variety Show
We work with some of the best LGBT & Queer Performers in London, UK and the World, plus encourage newcomers and beginners with great attitude and things to say. We also champion a big group of Residential Performers who are invited to our stage time after time, just because we totally adore them and their craft. Every event also host Community News for and with our London LGBT & Queer Community.
Live Music, Cabaret, Talks, Films and Spoken Word, we do it all!
This is a night for friendly and open minded people who know how to pay attention.
And for us, Friday Night was Party Night, Everything and Everyone was ready.
Female Masculinity Appreciation Society meet up no 5 was ready to open the doors and welcome the audience, the people that lift us, move us and make this a magic night. This was also a celebration of Club Wotever and all the years that has passed by since that started… The Rain did not stop the hard core fans and new explorers and party goers from coming out… This is London after all. Rain does happen. Fact. And yes, this was London, with many beautiful and funny, sexy and smart queers out and about. Plus so many Top Hats! The theme was a hit as many had taken the chance to dress up, top hat or other stuff… ‘Top Hat’ represented an era, a style and feeling.. It was specially heartwarming to see some of the people there who have been coming to our events from day one, over the years they have followed, been part, supported and shared energy with us. Not always smooth and harmonious, but always strongly and passionate, so, special thank you to all of YOU. Caroline, Stav, Lenna and Louise, we are all ten years older and hopefully wiser too… One thing is for sure, we are all Fierce!
And as always, mega thanks to current crew, Jo, Serena, Dr J, Maria, Neil, Jo G, Theresa, Puja and Sarah
And the show, what a show! Thank you as always, Duncan D’Nut and Mzz Kimberly. DJs, Hug the DJ & Westlake
Stav Bee snapped a lot of lovely pictures of the night and here you can see some. We also have a PhotoAlbum from All our FMAS events HERE with plenty of fab pics from all our happy snappers!
Days after the event, people wrote lovely stuff and this is what Stav Bee wrote on FaceBook, I asked if I could share and she said yes, so here it is:
‘so, 10 years ago, the news spread about some club night, where anything would go and with anyone; it came with the name Wotever and despite my anal loathing on bad spelling, i have come to understand it, accept it and respect it. it started in a basement off marchmont street, around the corner from gay’s the word, where ingo was managing at that time. it was dark and suggestive and as i walked down its stairs with two of my friends, ingo immediately told me off: ‘what time do you call this? you are late…”! ha! and the journey begun to continue after all the trials and tribulations and spaces and places and festivals and ups and downs and travels and losses and attacks and loves to what we know Wotever World is to be to this day… and last night, we celebrated exactly that his/her story, along with the ever fun FMAS (female masculinity appreciation society) part five. we wore our papillons and ties and top hats and we danced and cheered and mingled and remembered and chatted and witnessed great shows, despite the pouring rain and the change of weather to golden and promising autumn…
it was great to see my family looking beautiful and happy.
so, we continue, yes? weekly and bi monthly in one of the most beautiful and oldest building, carrying a great gay his/ herstory, down in the area of vauxhall. the royal tavern. peace and love and a lot of cabaret, my friends. x’
And my reply: ‘Awh, it’s sooo amazing, that A, we are still here to meet up & share the love and idea of Wotever, and B, London let us! So MUCH LOVE!!! And cheers for all these years, ALL of you who came out last night! You Are Wotever! X’