Scene News: National

Charlie Hides at VIA Manchester

RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 9 alumni and man of many faces, Charlie Hides (whooo?), is back at VIA Manchester this Saturday (22 Apr). Taking to the stage at 10.30pm, get ready for all your favourite impersonations including Gaga, Cher, Madonna and many more, along with hilarious videos and outrageous audience participation. For more details, check out

KIKI Lounge & Loft Coventry

Coventry’s classiest LGBT hangout, KIKI, is the only place to be if you want fab cocktails over two floors with some of the best live entertainment in town. It’s open every Friday and Saturday from 7pm until 2am. Expect four bars, weekly live cabaret and DJ entertainment, and private booths available for booking. Visit for more information.

Big nights at OMG Bristol

If you’re in Bristol and fancy a couple of huge nights out this week then every Wednesday it’s Poundemonium, OMG’s premium student night, complete with £1 drinks and free entry all night long. There’s also the chance to win host Miss Tina Sparkle’s all star prize too. Then come Friday and Saturday it’s The Big Weekender with discounted entry for all OMG rewards cardholders. See for more details.

Menergy launch at BBB

Found in the heart of Bristol’s Old Market district, Bristol Bear Bar is open to all – bears, bros, blokes, and all their admirers! And this Sunday (22 Apr) sees the launch of brand new monthly party Menergy, with hi-NRG classics from DJ Daddi and free entry all night long. It runs from 5pm until 11pm and looks set to be a not-to-be-missed highlight of the monthly calendar. Don’t miss the launch party this weekend!

Leicester’s Dover Castle

Your weekend at the Dover Castle in Leicester starts on Friday with some of the best visiting cabaret acts from around the UK taking to the stage from 11pm. On Saturday, DJ Rob Lambeth spins only the biggest chart-topping tracks, while on Sunday the demure and stylish Miss Thunderpussy hosts mega-fun bingo from 5pm. See for more details.

Chill at Manticore 

Plymouth’s Manticore Spa is somewhat of a hidden gem. Found at the edge of one of the city’s car parking lots, inside you’ll find a steam room, sauna, showers, private cabins and fully licensed bar, plus a chill out lounge and cinema room. Standard entry is £14 but those lucky enough to be aged 18 to 25 get in for £10 with valid ID.

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