Scene News: XXL, The RVT, The Admiral Duncan and more

Pride’s Got Talent at the RVT

The search is on to find Pride’s newest star and the heats are on at the RVT on Wednesday 10 and 17 May. Pride’s Got Talent gives new and emerging stars the chance to perform onstage at Pride In London 2017. If you fancy your chances as a performer or just want to go see some talent, check out for all the details.

XXL Bear Pride

XXL Bear Pride kicks off on Friday 26 May and runs the entire bank holiday weekend with special bear themed nights. Ruggercub at the Two Brewers features a special appearance from hi-NRG legend Hazell Dean while Men Inc. at Eagle is sure to attract some of London’s sexiest guys. On Saturday 27 May XXL Bears is going to be a party to remember with DJs including Alex Logan, Fat Tony and Moto Blanco. And if that’s not enough for you then XXL opens its doors again on Sunday 28 May for XXL Fusion: United Kingdom of Bears starring DJ Pagano, the Meat boys and Mark Moore. Plus Bear Pride’s closing party is the XXL Bear BBQ at Eagle on Bank Holiday Monday 29 May. So if all things burly and furry are on your bank holiday wish list then XXL Bear Pride is the place you need to be! Tickets from

The Dunky does it again

You can always rely on the Admiral Duncan for a night full of fun with the fiercest drag queens and an attitude-free crowd. This Thursday (11 May) it’s time to catch your STD with Sandra, on Friday it’s Stephanie Von Clitz and Martha D’Arthur, on Saturday you get Mary Mac and Sum Ting Wong, and Sunday sees Drag Idol Heat 3 contestants take to the stage with Baga Chipz and special guest Sandra. You’d be mad to miss it!

All aboard at the Old Ship

Weekends are always fun at the Old Ship in Limehouse and on Saturday (13 May) they are holding a very special Eurovision party, so get out your flags and start picking your winner, runner up and campest entry. And on Sunday (14 May) the hilarious Miss Penny takes to the stage to round off your weekend with a whole lot of laughs.

Weekends at the G&D

Weekends at the George & Dragon are always full of the best drag queens and cabaret artists the scene has to offer. On Saturday (13 May) you’ve got the outrageous Mary Mac and on Sunday (14 May) Miss Jason and Myra Dubois take to the stage. You don’t even have to pay to get in either, so give the G&D a try.

Birmingham Pride

Birmingham Pride kicks off on Saturday 27 May and continues on Sunday. Not only will it attract some of Birmingham’s finest boys, you’ll also get top acts like Dua Lipa, Basement Jaxx, Gabrielle and Sophie Ellis-Bextor performing. Throw in some dance and cabaret tents and you’ve got yourself a pride to remember. Tickets from


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