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XXL Birmingham is back in town 

The XXL team have a busy month planned this September; not only is it the club’s 18th birthday at its London home on the final Saturday of the month, but this Friday (21 Sep) the team host their monthly jaunt to The Core club in Birmingham to give those Midlands men what for. Get ready for more kick-ass tunes from resident decksmith, DJ Paul Morrell, as a crowd of Birmingham’s finest bears and blokes sink pints and burn up the dancefloor. It’s on from 10pm until 4am and entry is just £6. For more information, including dress code details, visit

Sandra’s on stage beside the seaside 

London cabaret legend Sandra is your star turn at Margate funhouse Sundowners this Saturday (22 Sep) from 11pm. The original Whore of Hampstead Heath™ is down on the Kent coast no doubt on the lookout for cock, cute guys and vodka and Cokes, so buy the old girl a drink and saddle up for a bumpy ride, cos this one’s got bones to pick with everyone! We love you Sandra! Entry is free before 9pm or just £3 after.

Thank f@&k it’s Friday at The Yard Coventry

It’s the penultimate Friday of the month this weekend and The Yard in Coventry continues its Friday night weekend-starter drag bonanza this Friday (21 Sep) with the fabulous Spangles Galore. She’s brassy, she’s buxom and she’s brilliant, and she’ll be on stage to entertain the fun-loving folk of Coventry in-between a few ‘refreshment’ interludes. And then next Friday (28 Sep) it’s the spectacular Fanny Burns – hurrah!

Prowler lands in Bristol

The world’s first co-branded Prowler/ store launched in Bristol earlier this summer and it’s turned out to be one of our favourite openings (fnar fnar) of the year so far. Open seven days a week – with late night opening until 7pm every Thursday and Friday – the store offers a massive range of lifestyle and Pride goods as well as adult toys and R18 DVDs. Located at Cabbot Circus in the heart of Bristol’s shopping quarter, the top floor is dedicated to Prowler with expert staff working there every day. For more information, visit

Three cheers for COCK

Mike Bartlett’s Olivier Award-winning funny and eye-openingly fresh play COCK will run at Chichester’s Minerva Theatre from 28 September until 27 October. Directed by Kate Hewitt, the cast consists of Simon Chandler, Isabella Laughland, Matthew Needham and Luke Thallon. COCK is a provocative peep into modern relationships. It tussles with knotty 21st century questions: can we – and should we be allowed to – change if we want to? It contains very strong language (yesss!) and scenes of a sexual nature (woohoo!) as well, so we’ll see you there! Book tickets via

The Company Bar, Manchester 

Men-only cruise bar The Company in Manchester is the small but perfectly-formed man den for horny guys who want to meet other horny guys. It’s open from 5pm until late seven days a week, with happy hour drink offers going on late into the evening, and the venue will be part of the Manchester Gay Skinhead Weekend next month too. Find it at 28 Richmond Street, M1 3NB, or visit the website for more details.

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