See & Scene

See & Scene: The White Swan, Above The Stag, CMYK, Sweatbox, Old Ship, Chariots and more

Something for everyone at The White Swan

There’s loads on offer at The White Swan in Limehouse with club nights, cabaret, a fun East End crowd and much more. This week includes Miss Ross’s Bona Bona Bingo on Wednesday (1 May) when you can win cash and booze (hoorah!), on Thursday it’s CJ’s Sing-a-Long and Friday is club fun with DJ Aaran Bader. On Saturday (4 May) it’s the return of the totally camp and totally brilliant DJ and host Jason Prince spinning the pop hits till 4am.

Two shows at Above The Stag

Above The Stag, located on the Albert Embankment in Vauxhall, is the UK’s only full time LGBT+ theatre and has been voted Boyz reader’s favourite theatre venue for the past three years. From this Friday (3 May) in the main theatre you can see Boom Bang-a-Bang, Jonathan Harvey’s Eurovision comedy and from Wednesday (8 May) in the studio theatre it’s the return of Fanny and Stella, the heartbreaking and hilarious true story of Victorian London’s gay performers. Tickets at abovethestag.com  

Baga and Charlie at CMYK

This Friday (3 May) the team at CMYK, Wimbledon’s brilliant new LGBT+ venue are girding their loins as they prepare for the arrival of the force of nature that is Baga Chipz! They will be doubling the security around the strong liquor as the queen of elegance makes her debut at the venue. On Saturday  the one and only Charlie Hides is back and on Sunday you get Queen Kitty Monroe at 6.30pm and the beautiful Rose Garden at 10.30pm plus amazing DJs all weekend – and drink deals from 5pm each day.

Miss Marty is back at The Yard Coventry

All weekends are fabulous at The Yard in Coventry but you know that bank holidays are even more fab and this one kicks off on Friday (3 May) with the return of the brilliant Miss Marty as your cabaret star.

Friendly Society Drag Bingo 

On Bank Holiday Sunday (5 May) the team at The Friendly Society in Soho present a special session of Drag Bingo from 6pm. Hosted by Lady Mary Love Muscle and Venus Everest, it’s just £5 for three cards and promises to be great fun with prizes too!

Four stars at The Old Ship

For the May Day weekend John and his team at The Old Ship in Limehouse have four big name acts gracing the much loved stage. It starts on Friday (3 May) with the unsinkable Myra DuBois followed on Saturday by the equally calm and sedate Sandra. Sunday sees soul music duo Heart & Soul delivering the hits and on Bank Holiday Monday the whole thing climaxes with the one and only Lola Lasagne.

New play Swimming at the White Bear Theatre

Swimming, a new play by Alex Bower, is on this week at the White Bear Theatre, SE11 until Saturday (4 May). It tells the story of Dan who leaves his long term girlfriend and unexpectedly falls for a man he meets while swimming. The play is about break-ups, sexuality and the challenge of forging a new identity. Tickets available from whitebeartheatre.co.uk

Relax at Chariots

Bank holiday weekends can be hard work, endless parties, a ton of hot guys, and the occasional small sherry. At some point this weekend you are bound to want to… ‘let off steam’ and where better than Chariots in Vauxhall. The Award-winning sauna is open 24 hours all over the weekend. Get details at chariots.co.uk

Checkout the new Rupert Street

Rupert Street in Soho has always been a gorgeous venue and now it’s even more cool following it’s recent makeover. For the bank holiday weekend they not only have a delicious drinks menu with Champagne and cocktails, the lush new look and handsome bar boys, but also a fine selection of DJs including Tasty Tim on Saturday.

Beboyz launches soon

Beboyz, the new LGBT+ friendship site based around shared hobbies, sports and pastimes and created by the team at Boyz, will soon be open to everyone to join. You can try out our unique ‘interest tags’ which allow you to search for others interested in the same hobbies as you whether it’s football, surfing, line dancing, photography or chess! Check out more at beboyz.com 

Spectra chemsex recovery

The team at Spectra are hosting a series of courses to help people who feel that chems, alcohol or other substances have taken over their lives. Get details at spectra-london.org.uk.

Sweatbox Bank Holiday weekend

Sweatbox is the Boyz Award-winning sauna and gym that has just reopened after a spectacular refit, and after extensive research we are happy to report, we fecking love it! The West End venue is open every day including all over this bank holiday weekend. Get down there and have some fun!

Tasty Tim at Comptons

If you want some cool tunes and a cold beer on Bank Holiday Monday (6 May) then we recommend a visit to Comptons on Old Compton Street. DJ legend and all round fierce human, Tasty Tim will be spinning the 80s classics from 8.30pm and there’s drinks offers too!

Jock Night at King’s Head Theatre

Jock Night, a new play by Adam Zane, is at the King’s Head Theatre in Islington from now until 11 May. Set in an underwear and sportswear gay club, this comedy explores issues facing the LGBT+ community in a world of chemsex and jockstraps. Tickets at kingsheadtheatre.com

Pat at Sundowners

This Saturday (4 May) the really quite marvellous Pat Clutcher will be your cabaret down in sunny Margate at Sundowners. You can expect big songs and big laughs. 

Get 25% off Tumulus

Tumulus is the thrilling play starring Ian Hallard at the Soho Theatre and this week on selected  performances you can get 25% discount by using the code TUMULUS25 at sohotheatre.com

Positive mind workshops

Metro are organising a series of workshops on Wednesdays in Vauxhall for people living with HIV who are feeling low, stuck or stressed out. You need to register via jose@metrocharity.org to attend and to get more infomation.

 

 

 

 

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