Dirty & big-hearted adventures, personally recommended by our team:

Ibibio Sound Machine, 7.30 pm, 15th & 16th March, YES, Manchester.

Synth zapping Afro-punk-funkers Ibibio Sound Machine at one of our current favourite new clubs, launched by queer Manc legend DJ Paulette, YES.  Singer Eno Williams will have you dancing, jumping and singing Ibibio words you didn’t know you knew by heart.  Their Latin percussion grips and doesn’t let up.  Don’t miss.

Editor Soma Ghosh with Afro-Funk-Punk Goddess Eno Williams, band leader of Ibibio Sound Machine.

Re-Textured, Village Underground 29th March

Batu is a bold creator of parties who recently curated a memorably eclectic, genre-ripping and groovy night at queer-fluid Loco Klub Bristol for The Submerge Festival.  He comes to London for Re-Textured, together with live sets from Giant Swan and Machine Woman till a healthy 6am.

Machine Woman

Re-Textured promises  a multi-sensory experience of experimental electronic music, with provocative and stimulating lighting installations.

Homoelectric, Hidden, Manchester, 30th March

Mother’s Day?  The Homoelectric posse are our Motherf**kers of choice for a consistently nurturing rave.  Residents Will Tramp, Jamie Bull & the divinely dark yet warm Gina Breeze, are joined by Lauren Flax.  Join ‘hetero, homo & don’t know’ party animals in splashing through disco house and dark techno, at the 3 floor, spiritual home of Homoelectric, Hidden, in Salford.  Homoelectric will also play parties in London and Birmingham in May and June.

Tickets via www.skiddle.com/groups/homoelectric/

The Temple of Oscar Wilde, Clapham, London, till 31st March 2019.

The Oscar Wilde Temple, Studio Voltaire. Photo: Francis Ware.

Created by Studio Voltaire, artists McDermott & McGough and curated by Alison M. Gingeras, an immersive installation transforming a Victorian chapel into a queer shrine to the Irish poet and author.  20 years in the making, “period wallpaper, stained glass windows, hangings and 19th century chandeliers and furniture adorn the space, evoking the provocative sensuousness of the Aesthetic Movement”.  All welcome to visit.  Details: http://www.studiovoltaire.org/exhibitions