Scene News: Halfway II Heaven, Red, Winterville, FFS and Caroline Reid

Halfway’s 26th birthday 

Next Sunday (12 Nov) Heather and the gang at the award-winning cabaret bunker that is Halfway II Heaven will be celebrating 36 glorious years of serving the gay scene. The mighty CK, aka Crystal D’Canter and Kelly Mild, will be your hosts at this gorgeous party that will also honour Remembrance Sunday with Mary Mac, Rose Garden, Baga Chipz, Mrs Moore, Lola Lasagne and The Vixens from 3.30pm until late.

Timberlina presents FFS!!

This weekend the extraordinary Timberlina presents FFS!! – a brand new glittering alt-drag, rock ‘n’ roll eco-show for a vexed generation. There are shows on Friday (4 Nov), Saturday and Sunday at the Camden People’s Theatre. This is Timberlina’s hilarious and frank testament to the bewildering contradictions of trying to be a good person, escaping city life and what it means to embrace a stoic and sustainable existence. All framed around a collection of original, joyously profane songs about eco-woe and fitting in. Tickets at

Winterville is coming

From Saturday 23 November Clapham Common will be getting some extra sparkle as Wintervillie opens its doors. Described as ‘London’s alternative festival experience’ it’s going to be a glorious mix of clubs, such as Sink The Pink and Little Gay Brother, amazing cabaret, food stalls, a cinema, Christmas market and even an ice rink. Some of the festival is free and some events are ticketed – get all the details at

Caroline Reid goes Rawr

This December Caroline Reid, the woman who stands just behind the all powerful Pam Ann, is stepping off the plane and the uniform and bringing a brand new stand up show to London. Rawr is on at the Leicester Square Theatre from 20 December for four nights and tells the real story of the woman behind the legend, and we suspect this will not be for the faint hearted. Tickets are on sale now at

Red by Myrkky

Red is a stunning new book of photographs by Myrkky that mixes sexy men of all kinds with the visceral thrill of deep red blood. It combines sex, anger, murder, blood, heat, life, death, sensuality, masculinity, beauty and ugly and you’re never quite sure what the story is of each dramatic image. The book is available as a 180-page hardcover at £30 from

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