Life in all it’s many forms can be found at the glorious Royal Vauxhall Tavern this bank holiday weekend from talent shows to club nights via breathtaking cabaret and much more. Here’s a looksie plus we hear from the one and only DE Experience.
Tavern’s Got Talent
Thursday 24 August, 7pm – late
Back for one night only, the marvellous Tavern’s Got Talent is raising money for Oxfam via Oxjam and has a fantastic line-up of new talent on offer plus host Mzz Kimberly and a panel of celebrity judges.
Push the Button – Spice Up Your Life
Friday 25 August, 9pm – 3.15am
The PTB Spice Bus is back! Marking the 20th anniversary of Spice World – The Movie you can start this amazing night of dazzling pop with a bus trip across London from the Retro Bar and ending up at the RVT where the clubbing starts at Push The Button with every group and solo Spice tune. Get full details at eventbrite.co.uk.
Saturday 26 August, 9pm – 2am
Duckie is what Saturday nights were made for. A queer honky tonk celebration packed with a fizzing, dancing crowd of boys and girls and others of every kind with amazing pop gems from those Readers Wifes, performance from avant garde warrior known as Florence Peake and all looked over by the unsinkable Amy Lamé.
Sunday Social and Retro Monday with the DE Experience
Sunday 27, 3pm – 3am and Monday 28 August, 3pm to midnight
It really wouldn’t be a bank holiday weekend without a trip to Sunday Social or Retro Monday and this weekend that shy, retiring flower the DE Experience is on at both, plus those amazing DJs. We asked Edna to tell us all about it: “Nothing makes a SLAG happier than a night in the arms of a hot, hilarious dame… except, of course, TWO NIGHTS! Yes, my lovelies, this bank holiday weekend I’m coming twice! My partner in cabaret crime, the awesome Simon Le Vans, and I will be snogging your senses with all we’ve got on the greatest stage in the world, my spiritual home, the stunning Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Bank Holiday Sunday’s theme is Reach Out And Touch – a chance for us to hold onto one another in love and as a community. Bank Holiday Monday finds us storming the stage again for You’ve Got A Friend – our tribute to those who have to fight to live and love as they want. We’re serving RVT loving realness in big beautiful belly laughs and I cannot wait to look into that sea of adorable smiles. I’m already so excited that I keep reaching out and touching people. Am I bad, darlings?
Love you. See you there. D E xxx”.
The GMFA/RVT Sports Day
Bank Holiday Monday 28 August, from 1.45pm
The GMFA/RVT Sports Day is one of the best days of the year on the LGBT scene and it takes place in the Pleasure Gardens next to the RVT. Teams of every kind imaginable get together to compete in a bizarre series of events including ones you haven’t done since school and new ones such as the 50m Sissy that Walk and it’s all to raise cash for GMFA. Following the madness it’s all inside for Retro Monday with DE Experience including an auction to raise more cash. Get more info on this at gmfa.org.uk/sportsday.