Written by Stephanie Kleanthous
Kiss My Genders – Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre
(12th June – 8th September)
This exhibition is in partnership with Gay Times, celebrating over 30 artists whose work ‘explores and engages with gender identity’. They are challenging norms and confinements associated with gender, shifting the vision to gender fluidity, trans and non-binary culture.
Admission: Free – £15 (Standard: £14) – click here for tickets
Day / Night Out
Thirsty Thursday: On a Saturday – secret east London location
(Saturday 17th August, 3pm – 3am)
This 12 hour party should not be missed this August! Hoping for a sunny day, there’ll be live music from acts such as Hackney-based Bel Cobain, DJs, a raffle, arcade games, free beer and cakes.
Admission: £8.99 – click here for tickets
White Hart – Stoke Newington, Hackney
(Every Wednesday from 8pm)
This stunning pub hosts a great pub quiz every Wednesday and if you get there earlier you can spend time in their huge beer garden with fresh pints and great food – vegetarian/vegan options available.
No admission fee stated.
Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown Festival 2019 – Southbank Centre
(3rd – 11th August)
With the likes of Nile Rodgers, Thundercat, KOKOROKO, Johnny Marr, Durand Jones and the Indications and much more – it’s a must! A range of acts for a range of tastes. With different days to choose from you can find what suits and what price your after.
Admission: Free – £90 (depending on the date) – click here for tickets
Troy Bar – Shoreditch
(Every Tuesday from 8.45pm – 1am)
‘Spirit and Soul’ open mic night never fails to showcase incredible undiscovered talent and is accompanied by delicious Caribbean food. Be sure to get down early to secure a good seat because it always packs out! They have their own host, live band and harmonisers.
Admission: £5 on the door