Muslim students at the scandal hit Metropolitan Uni have reacted angrily to the uni's plans to ban alcohol from parts of campus on their behalf have issued a stinging rebuttal. They say the Vice Chancellor Professor Malcolm Gillies has used them as the excuse for not renewing expensive bar licenses - effectively scapegoating them. Muslim students now fear it's only a matter of time before one of them is assaulted.
"Continue reading" for the Muslim students articulate response...
Click the headline for XXL dates to June 30. They have everything XXL from cops to the Speedo Party to Bear Pride and Fusion (June 1,2,3). And they've now got fast chilled draft beer and DJ Phil Marriot will be there once a month to help out residents Christian M, Alex Logan, Joe Egg and Mark Ames. Gay club XXL is every Wednesday and Saturday at Pulse, 1 Invicta Plaza, Blackfriars SE1 9UF. It's all in that gay London calendar - except the Birmingham parties.
It has been a terrible loss losing Steve Elliot who recently passed away. Steve was the man behind Salvation and many a smile on people's faces. A memorial and big event, The Show Must Go On, is planned for 6 May at Cafe de Paris.
DJ’s: Olive M, Peir Morrocco,Luke Hope, Paul Coals, Elliott J Brown, DJ Mattias, Howard Turner, more!
"Continue reading" for all the info including details on the memorial event beforehand.
OMG, WTF?! Vauxhall's Eagle has declared a new era and is opening up to men and women - meaning the backroom's shutting.
So, in short: a new line-up with an emphasis on fun and entertainment where women are welcome too and they're now opening from 6pm with happy hours till 10pm - what with their lovely beer garden it sounds perfect for summer. We wonder if this means windows?!
"Continue reading" for a statement from Eagle's owner, Mark Oakley - it includes the new line-up but exact times and prices are TBC. All change...
RVT May listings. Regulars: Saturdays Duckie, Sundays S.L.A.G.S. / Chill-Out, Mondays Bingo, Tuesdays Bar Wotever, Wednesdays - Fridays Comedy, Cabaret, Party or all three. Click the headline for details.
Includes extra Slags on Monday 7.5, Anthems on Friday 18.5, British and World Male Burlesque Crown 2012 Thursday 10.5, a run of David Hoyle’s Pandregina from Thursday 24.5 and lots lots more.
Advance tickets for some shows available from Ticketweb. Gay bar / club / cabaret Royal Vauxhall Tavern is at 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall.
News that the owners of Camden's Black Cap have applied to turn it into flats shouldn't surprise us. It's part of the of a change in taste that's been going on for years - especially for pubs that think the zeitgeist is something to be gotten rid of with antibiotics. However, it does mark "the end or an era" and gets us thinking about the massive changes on the scene since we arrived in London just 15 years go...
Continue reading for a short history of our scene and some thoughts on where the hell we might be heading.
The owner's of Camden's famous Black Cap pub want to shut it down and convert it into luxury flats. Looks like the property boom that's decimated west London's bar scene strikes again. Not helped by the Cap being trapped in a bygone era where drag never dies and nobody's even listening to you scream.
Jokes aside, it's a good pub that's been trying new things and has some nice people involved - mean local
Ferrelatti clientele aside. It's also a bloody "local" which is damned important so if you want to save it tell Camden. Go to the Camden planning planning website NOW and look up application 2012/1444/P.
PS: we find it very odd that locals have only just now noticed a sign telling them all about it - and a day before the deadline for submissions to those deciding...
Dropbox and other cloud storage services are great. Google's been keen to get in on the act. However, as they say - if the web service is free, you're the product. However, even when you pay Google for this cloud storagte service, you're giving them control of your content - literally.
The Guardian today reports findings that "Gay and bisexual men are neglected and sometimes discriminated against by a health service (NHS) that tends to focus solely on their sexual health, despite the fact they are more likely to self-harm, attempt suicide and experience depression, according to a major study".
Our GPs would be the obvious frontline for addressing this - shame their funding has been hit hard.
‘face to face’ is our new strand of video portraits of artists exhibiting in galleries in London. Laila Shawa spoke to us at the October Gallery, showing her current exhibition of canvases and sculptures ‘The Other Side of Paradise’, which examines the incidence of a female suicide bomber caught at a border crossing.
As you might notice we've refreshed the design. Red is the new black.
We've made it easier for you to find stuff and made it more cheery. Most of the really really boring stuff has been on our back-end tho - a bit like a douche. We're told. We've also featured our other films (Damaged Films) and got a new partner for buying Club Tickets - we get a few pennies for our lush fund and towards keeping this show on the road!
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