Dirty, big-hearted, intelligent adventures, recommended by our team:

Becoming Electra, Hope Mill Theatre, 17th January, Manchester 2020

We’re won over by the clip of Electra Cute (Guy Woolf) singing ‘Teenage Dirtbag’ in a film from the  show. Queerness, drag, indie rock and Jewishness: it could go embarrassingly wrong but audience and critics have praised Electra/Guy for writing and performance of sensitivity, power and great storytelling. 7.30 pm.

Depracious January Misery Party, The Yard Theatre, Queen’s Yard, London, E9 5EN 10 pm-2am.

Misery Party, a sober club night & mental health collective for queer, intersex, non-binary, trans black siblings and people of colour seems all intoxicating warmth and sparkle. We like the humour of its invitation: “the world is crumbling around you but at least u have ur traumatised & overburdened chosen family to rely on.”

Spicy food, psychotherapy, massage, protective jewelry-making and more.  Lady Shaka & Noor Palette on the decks.


Homoelectric 8th February, Hidden, Manchester. Till 4 am.

By know, we know the drill. ‘Homos, Lesbos, don’t know and disco ASBOS’ unite at this house and techno night for misfits who like dirty, badass boogie parties. We’re particularly excited about disco house Manchester pioneer DJ Paulette.

Also DJs from ADONIS, Shay Malt and Grace Sands, Mix-Stress & DJ Blackbetty of The BeckyNeverBeckyCollective, resident Homoelectric DJs Jamie Bull, Gina Breeze, Will Tramp and Lukas. Dance performance by House of Ghetto, Hotline and Homobloc dancers.