And here are those ideas. (Incidentally, if you are an event
organiser or promoter and would like to suggest events for us to
flag up in the future, please do get in touch! Likewise, if you're
a reader and have a favourite club night or other event you'd like
to tell people about, let us know.)
Friday 8 July
GIGOLA special screening and Q&A with director Laure
Charpentier - London
It's 1963 and Paris is sizzling. Stylishly butch Gigola spends
her days roaming chic cafés, taking on the criminal underclass,
enticing pretty femmes away from their pimps, breaking hearts and
making enemies along the way. Her evenings are spent in famous
lesbian cabaret bar Chez Moune, picking up rich older women who
keep her flush. Charpentier's film evokes a bygone era when sex was
a way of life.
Starring a host of renowned faces from European cinema, including
Rossy De Palma (Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown), Eduardo
Noriega (Open Your Eyes, The Devil's Backbone), Marisa Paredes (All
About My Mother, Life Is Beautiful) Thierry Lhermitte (The Dinner
Game), Marisa Berenson (I Am Love) and introducing Lou Doillon,
daughter of Jane Birkin, as the eponymous Gigola of the title.
17 Queensberry Place
Saturday 9 July
Furburger - Edinburgh
Furburger is for girls who like girls who like music. Aural
stimulation from the funki diva, dejaybird and boytoy. Come
out to play....
Furburger is now @ CC Blooms!
23-24 Greenside Place, Edinburgh, EH1 3AA
Tel: 0131 556 9331
11pm - 3am
Downstairs @ CC Blooms
The Riot Grrill All Dayer - Leeds
12 hours of rad music & food: Free entry/donation
2pm Saturday until 2am Sunday
woolf - post punk messthetics
cows on parade - all women, all queer, all rage against the
esper scout - alt. rock 4 piece
awesome wells - feline pop punk
jasmine kennedy - cardigan sweater
jilly riley - made of rainbows & rock n roll
claire mooney - the people's songstress
open mic for women
Vegan BBQ! All profits going to Unity Day.
The Chemic Tavern, Leeds, LS6
Sunday 10 July
Summer Rites Remixed - London
Say hello to the latest gay festival to hit the UK, set in one
of the trendiest neighbourhoods in the capital. Summer Rites
Remixed brings you the best music culture in the intimate
Shoreditch Park, from midday to 10pm.
Set in Shoreditch, between Old Street and Islington and part of
the historic East End of London, where King & Queens mixed with
fashion, music & art and currently recognized as London's
most vibrant district. The festival features dance arenas, open
stage, boogie bus, multiple bars and lots more…
Summer Rites Remixed - Sunday 10th July - Noon till
10pm - (£10 early birds tickets / sold out) (advance tickets £15 /
Sold Out) advance tickets £20 more on the door!
Encore - London
Carry on the festivities at Encore, the Official Summer Rites
Remixed After Party, from 10pm till late in a nearby warehouse.
Look out for our promo team on the day for discount entry
wristbands. DJs Paul Coals, Jeffrey Hinton, Per QX & Tom
Taking place in the urban surroundings known to all as Village
Underground in the gloriousy decadent Shoreditch,15 minutes from
9pm till late - £5 b4 10pm £10 after ( £5 till 11 with
Look out for their the discount wristbands from their promo team
on the day
54 Holywell Lane,
More info on their website www.summer-rites.co.uk
+ THREE FOR THE DIARY
Tuesday 12 July
The Night Watch - BBC2
The long-awaited adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel will air
this coming Tuesday at 9pm.
Friday 19 August
DIVA Boat Party - London
A sophisticated event aimed at professional gay women who are
looking for something different: to network, socialise and have
fun! Cruise along the Thames and enjoy the amazing views of London
The boat boards at Embankment Pier, opposite Embankment tube
We will cruise from 9pm to 1am and return to Embankment Pier.
Boarding starts at 8.45pm.
Tickets and info here: wow-events.uk.com
Wednesday 7 September
Femmes by the Thames Virgo night - London
'One of the key aspects often used to describe Virgo
characteristics is independence'
A very special edition of Femmes by the Thames featuring a
full-length music set from Rosie Wilby with a full live band for
the first time in over a decade. Performing on her birthday, she
will be joined on the bill by a couple of her favourite comedians
Sara Pascoe (as seen on TV in Free Agents, The Thick Of It and
more) and Grainne Maguire ('has a big future' Time Out) and FBTT
favourite, the character act Sadie Goldberg.
8.30pm, doors 7pm, £6 (£5 if you are a Virgo and can prove
Royal Vauxhall Tavern,
372 Kennington Lane,
London SE11 5HY
020 7820 1222