h club, the stylish Covent Garden private members club for people in the creative industries, have embraced the spirit of Pride with a ten day programme of events culminating in a fabulous VIP party on 6th July, held in association with Pussy Palace.
Here’s what our new besties at h club have got planned:
Thursday 27th June – A panel discussion entitled Let’s Talk about Diversity. Moderating will be Linda Riley along with:
Alison Camps – Pride-Co Chair
Charlie Condou – Actor
Sinitta – singer
Saturday 29th June – Big Bingo Brunch with Timberlina
Glamorous hirsute hostess Timberlina and ultra-dashing DJ Neil Prince bring the legendary Big Bingo Show to the Club for a salubrious brunch time bingo of finely tuned shambolic hilarity, impromptu dance routines and sing-alongs.
Saturday 29th June – PRIDE in London Music Show
The Pride in London & h Club “Music” show, hosted by Michael Twaits and featuring the latest undiscovered “Music” by individual artists, bands and groups from across the LGBT+ community, including Emmett and Elenic. All proceeds from ticket sales to Pride in London CIC.
Sunday 30th June – East London Life Drawing presents Sue Gives a F**K
h club are very excited to bring you a very special life drawing class together with East London Life Drawing and model for the afternoon, Sue Gives A Fuck. Sue Gives A Fuck is a trans sex-worker who started life in front of RuPaul, as a finalist in RuPaul’s Drag Race and UK Ambassador. It was her first time in drag, it was too much, and she didn’t like it. Since then she’s gone on to host countless sell-out shows, perform with Charlotte Church and Ian Mckellan, win The Glory’s Lipsync 1000, in which 100 of the UK’s best drag artists performed, and get crowned by Michelle Visage in this year’s You Better Werk competition. Now she’s largely abandoned her adoring fans in cabaret to perform on the comedy scene.. She is the co-founder and co-host of Transgressions, a rapidly expanding podcast in which essentially, she has sex with people to work out what her gender is.
ELLD is London’s most laidback and inclusive life drawing session, led by professional artist, Ed Firth.
Monday 1st July – panel talk and discussion on LGBT/PRIDE 50 yr anniversaries discussing Stonewall, legalities and HIV
Confirmed speakers are:
Dr Nneka Nwokolo will be talking about HIV/AIDS.
Heather and Jake Gra
f will be talking about Stonewall
Brian Paddick will be talking about 50yrs of LGBT
Matthew Todd will be moderating
Tuesday 2nd July – Lipsinkers entertainment show
The LipSinkers have been the beating spleen of London’s alternative cabaret scene for almost 15years. Putting on a bespoke show just for h Club, I WAS THE BABY is the sort of cartoon cabaret you might find in a horse drawn village hall dragged by bears between Pere La Chaise and Teddington Lock. The time keeps shifting from 12:15pm to 1895AD. Characters arrive, formats depart; Have you ever been to the train station? And then it’s time to go. Is that Farah Fawcett on the phone or just another science test?
Puzzling, playful, music for pleasure!
Wednesday 3rd July – amazing comedy night with Strip Light Productions.
David Mills (MC)
Thursday 4th July – A history of queer Soho with Dan le Motte – Throughout history, Soho has always been a place for ‘others’ to live, work and congregate: artists, European migrants, political exiles, travellers, bohemians, and Queer people. In this hour-long discussion with Dan de la Motte, discover the hidden Queer history of the night-time spaces in this area (including right here on Endell Street); the bars and clubs that operated in the years before decriminalisation in 1967, often right under the police’s nose. Learn about Soho’s leading lesbian power-couple, ‘the cult of the clitoris’, police entrapment and raids, Polari (the secret gay code) and incredible and inspiring stories of queer people standing up to oppression and their oppressors.
Dan de la Motte is a performer, curator, producer and activist specialising in Queer heritage. He is a tour guide and facilitator for Queer Tours of London
Friday 5th July – Pride in London Jubilee Variety Show
The Pride in London Jubilee Variety show hosted by Michael Twaits, featuring Busty & Ginger, Channel No5 and many more amazing talents from the LGBT+ community. It will be a memorable night! All proceeds to Pride in London CIC
Saturday 6th July – VIP official PRIDE after party with Pussy Palace, Jack Maynard, Red Greg and Corrina Joseph (details to follow)