If you f*cked up that New Year New You bag of nonsense good news - you can do New Year, New Bar Club! Yip, the old Kudos in Charing Cross has finally been put out of its mind and turned into Blitz Bar.
When? They say "Soho’s newest gay/mixed bar officially opens on Friday 3rd February 2012 at 9pm-3am. This new trendy bar will feature club nights with some of the scene’s best known hosts and the worlds best DJs. DJs on the roster include Paul Heron, KevinFunkt(Berlin) Brent Nicholls, Doug Silva, Norbert M, Sharon O Love, Jamie Hammond, Zach Burns & Alessandro Londra plus guests. Minty's hosting too so worth a look and combined with Brent whose podcasts we're addicted to, it looks like a potential runner folks:)
Are you a filthy sick in the head homo? Or are The Flintstones too much of a modern stone age family for you? Do you want to live the Stone Age aka the UAE where folks have mistaken petro bling for intellectual civilisation? Then check out this guide on how to Straighten Yourself Out (sic)!
Interesting article in the Guardian hereabout the booming 24-hour gyms popping up everywhere. The article features The Gym at Vauxhall's St George Wharf - very popular with London's gay men looking to get club fit.
Weird things about The Gym in Vauxhall:it's the only gym we've ever seen people pop out for frequent cigarette breaks. An instructor also told us that some folks often take G to exercise which they don't encourage. It's rammed most hours with long queues to get in and out at peak times. It's also popular with folks just out of Brixton prison, according to a policeman we know. If you go and find it too busy, they're opening another in Stockwell.
It's LGBT History Month in February, launched by queer dignitaries at Southwark Council, Atrium on Wednesday February 1. It starts with London’s LGBT community choir and then a Queer Question Time with Bob Ballard, Claire Harvey, Dave Merchant, Peter Tatchell and Kelly Simmons on the panel.Click the headline for details. Program starts 7pm with Queer Question Time at 7.30pm ends 9.30pm and it's free - even some refreshments. Queer questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Booking is advisable!
Do you think people are watching you? Well, you're right - they are! After lots of crime and the whole "night-time economy" thing Vauxhall's Area Crime Reduction Officer has got some cash and installed a CCTV camera. It's on a lampost on the traffic island opposite the RVT and can see all around.
Continue reading for the official statement which also explains what to do if something happens to you and you need the footage.
After Sir Richard Branson said we should end the war on drugs yesterday, new sentencing guidance came out today. Is the farce over? Nope, but it could be showing signs of seeing some sense albeit due to the prisons being unable to take in any more people.
"Continue reading" for quotes from the usual suspects...
January 6 we reported that Michael Peacock had won his fisting case at Southwark Crown Court. Tomorrow evening Tuesday you can get the full story, with illustrations, from him at the RVT. Doors 6pm, show 8pm. Gay bar RVT is at 372 Kennington Lane, Vauxhall. Click the headline for details.
A Nigerian student has been convicted of trying to murder a guy he met through Qrushr. Pink News reports Clifford David, a 21 year old IT student stabbed 42-year-old teacher Chris Telford with a kitchen knife, before bludgeoning him with a hammer and biting him on the forehead.