See & Scene

See & Scene: Ku Bar, #BeMoreMartyn, Birmingham Pride, Above The Stag and more

Ku bank holiday weekend

Spring is in the air and our thoughts turn to love, well OK, maybe our thoughts turn to the topless bar boys at Ku… No bank holiday is complete without a trip to one of the Ku venues, Ku Lisle St, Little Ku, Klub, The Light Lounge or She Soho for the girls. All the venues come complete with gorgeous drinks menus, cool tunes and DJs (including Tom Fox and Cheryl Hole at Klub on Friday) , a happy vibe and beautiful people of every kind imaginable.

#BeMoreMartyn: The Boy with the Deirdre Tattoo

#BeMoreMartyn trended on Twitter in the hours after the announcement of Martyn Hett’s death in the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing – but what does it mean? The Hope Theatre Company asked eight of Martyn’s closest friends and created a unique piece of verbatim theatre using their words. They give a remarkable insight into an extraordinary young man, who transformed each and every one of them, and now the show is at North London’s Pleasance theatre until 25 May. Book at

Your bank holiday weekend at CMYK

Slick, new Wimbledon LGBT hangout CMYK kicks off its bank holiday weekend on Thursday with its Student Takeover hosted by the fabulous Monroe Adams. Expect lip sync battles from 11pm, £3 entry and happy hour prices all night. On Friday the amazing Stephanie Von Clitz takes to the stage, while on Saturday Carmen Getit is your entertainment until the early hours.

Sundowners’ Pink Flamingo disco

Margate funhouse Sundowners hosts a sizzling Saturday night this weekend when DJ Tiger spins some of the hottest tracks in town at the bar’s Pink Flamingo Disco. Plus delicious drag act Minnie Bar will be live on stage and entry is a crazy low free before 9pm or £3 after.

Ye Olde Rose and Crown

Weekends at Greenwich hotspot Ye Olde Rose and Crown are amazing! Every Friday the team host their 80s Flashback with all the greatest hits from what some say was the greatest decade, while on Saturday it’s party time with R&C from 8pm until 1am.

Get ready for Birmingham Pride

Birmingham Pride is back in town this weekend with dozens of acts set to entertain thousands of revellers over two action-packed days. On Saturday you get the likes of Years & Years, Sigala and Horse Meat Disco while on Sunday there’s The Human League, Marc Almond and Aja plus many more. And across both days there’s a who’s who of drag acts as well, including Miss Penny, Baga Chipz, Lola Lasagne, Sandra and Sum Ting Wong. Book your tickets now at

Double fun at Above The Stag

The UK’s only full time LGBT theatre, Above The Stag, has two fantastic shows on at the moment. In the main theatre it’s Fanny & Stella: The Shocking True Story, a play with songs by Glenn Chandler about two young Victorian friends who to dared to be themselves, while over in the studio space it’s Eurovision comedy hit Boom Bang-a-Bang by Gimme Gimme Gimme’s Jonathan Harvey. Book tickets to see both shows at

Circa The Club

If you want some rather fabulous late night clubbing over the bank holiday weekend then we recommend heading to Circa The Club on both Friday (24 May) for vibes with stunning performances and amazing DJs or Saturday when its wall to wall brilliant house music and a gorgeous crowd.

Your White Swan weekend

Limehouse groove den the White Swan hosts another thumping weekend from Thursday with its mega-popular Open Mic night. On Friday it’s the turn of DJ Aaran Bader and his selection of dancefloor-fillers, while on Saturday Jason Prince keeps the crowd jumping until the early hours of your Sunday morning.

Sink The Pink Icons

Believe it or not Pride in London is not that far away and one of the hottest parties has just confirmed details. On Saturday 6 July those crazy mothers from Sink The Pink present their Icons Ball at The Troxy, which will feature, non other than Melanie C… yep, the actual Sporty Spice. Not only will HRH Lady C be there, but more than 30 drag artists and performers, DJs Neil Prince and Chaka Khant and in Room Two it’s Savage Disco. Tickets are on sale now at sinkthepink,

Steam into Chariots

Chariots in Vauxhall is one of the biggest gay saunas in the capital and every weekend it’s open non-stop from Friday midday until Monday 8am – that’s a total of 68 hours! Once inside you’ll find two 30-man saunas, two 20-man steam rooms, sexy shower blocks, video rooms, cabins galore and loads more.

Drag at The Yard Coventry

The Yard in Coventry welcome another dose of delightful drag each and every Friday. This weekend it’s the turn of the brilliant Fannie Coil while next Friday (31 May) Brummie starlet Miss Penny treads the boards with gusto.

Your non-stop weekend at Sweatbox

Sweatbox is Soho’s only dedicated sauna and gym for gay and bi men and is open 24 hours a day seven days a week, meaning it’ll be open whatever time you decide to drop by this bank holiday weekend. The venue has just had a million pound makeover too, meaning it’s got an all-new steam maze, sexy shower block, Jacuzzi, clean new cabins and loads more. Plus every Monday – even bank holidays – is Hard Up Mondays, which means all guys aged 25 and under with valid identification get into the venue completely free of charge! For more details, visit

This Island’s Mine

Set in Thatcher’s Britain, This Island’s Mine is the story of a 17 year old runaway, his gay uncle and the impact of Section 28. Written by Philip Osment it’s at the King’s Head Theatre until 8 June. Tickets at

The Old Ship

This Saturday at the Old Ship it’s the venue’s Drag Idol heat final, which means a big crowd and competitive turns on stage. On Sunday it’s Daniele’s 70th birthday party where everyone is welcome, while on bank holiday Monday the fabulous Miss Ross will be on stage.

Henry Miller Spring 2019

Henry Miller Fine Art, who focus on the male form in art of all kinds are in the middle of their Spring 2019 exhibition and are open over the Bank Holiday weekend on Saturday from12-6pm, Sunday – closed and Bank Holiday Monday – 1-5pm.. For more details visit

Miss Krystal Ball at Victoria 

This Saturday (25 May) you can treat yourself to some quality musical cabaret with a hint of sixties pop from Miss Krystal Ball at The Victoria in Walthamstow.


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