Afternoon events, LGBT

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Blood at the Root

When nooses are found hanging from a tree at a high school in the American South where racial tensions are as hot as the weather, six students must face their own prejudices to tackle greater injustice. Inspired by recent events, Blood at the Root weaves music, dance, and poetry to stunning effect. The New York Times…

Assembly George Square, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Two

£10 (£8) / 0131 623 3030

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Two

£12 (£10) / 0131 623 3030

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Away From Home

Hartshorn - Hook Productions and Working Progress Theatre Kyle is comfortable with his life as an escort until he is hired by a premiership footballer and finds himself falling in love. But can Kyle maintain a relationship with a closeted footballer in a country where not one pro player is out? Can he cope with love…

George Square Theatre, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

The Box

£10 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

The Box

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

The Box

£12 / 0131 651 2120

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Outings

  • 3 stars

Seabright Productions - Festival Highlights Few comings-out attract millions of YouTube views like Tom Daley's did. But for whoever’s saying 'I’m gay', it’s a life changing moment for them, their friends and family. This acclaimed premiere features 20 true-life stories, performed by an award-winning cast of comedians…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Debating Hall

£13 (£12) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Mon 25 Aug

Debating Hall

£12 (£11) / 0131 226 0000

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Bette Davis Ain't for Sissies

  • 4 stars

Jessica Sherr It’s early evening of 1939 Academy Awards, young Miss Davis is nominated for Best Actress and the Los Angeles Times leaked the Oscar winners early! ‘This year Vivian Leigh will take home the Oscar for Best Actress’. Newspaper in hand, the bold and defiant Bette Davis decides to leave! Journey into the…

Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Studio Two

£10 (£9) / 0131 220 4348

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Odd Shaped Balls

Chris Sheridan A moving, honest and comical one-man show exploring issues of homophobia in sport through the experiences of a young professional rugby player, James Hall, as he deals with the media attention after being publicly outed by his ex. A versatile and dynamic performance sees a range of characters brought to…

Gryphon Venues at the Point Hotel, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Gryphon 1

£8.50 / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Gryphon 1

£8.50 / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Gryphon 1

£8.50 / 07531 392 327

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Out of the Lens

Dragon Literature Joseph is an MA Photography student with assignments due and no idea what to do. Ryan, a mischievous, homosexual dilettante living off his parents’ money, appears in Joseph’s life, and offers his services as a model, but is he truly altruistic? Joseph welcomes someone who can broaden his world view…

Sweet Grassmarket, Edinburgh

Fri 22 Aug

Over-15s only

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:00 – 16:45

Sat 23 Aug

Over-15s only

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:00 – 16:45

Sun 24 Aug

Over-15s only

£8 (£6) / 0131 243 3596

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • 16:00 – 16:45

Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Seabright Productions - Festival Highlights This new solo performance shows the late, great Englishman in New York and London. Drawing on Quentin’s own writing and performances, this new script is by Mark Farrelly, who also performs. Directed by Linda Marlowe. 'It takes a man to suffer ignorance and smile, be yourself…

Gilded Balloon Teviot, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Dining Room

£11 (£10) / 0131 622 6552

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11) / 0131 622 6552

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

The Third Man, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Dining Room

£11 (£10)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Dining Room

£12 (£11)

2 for 1 Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 2 more dates until 25 Aug

Man Enough

British Exist Theatre / Free Festival Chris is 18 years old and embracing his out-and-proud lifestyle. Along with his best friend and flatmate, Kate, he plans to conquer the world one man at a time. Life is good. Sex, drink and work. But when he stumbles into Joey, a coke-addicted rent boy, love and sex will take on a…

Laughing Horse @ The Phoenix, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 22 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 23 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 24 Aug

Cellar Bar

Free / 0131 557 0234

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

My Night With Reg

  • Directed by: Robert Hastie
  • Written by: Kevin Elyot

Guy is hosting a party for new friends and old alike, and during this summer of 1985, the world as Guy et al see it, is going to change forever. Kevin Elyot's comedy is directed by Robert Hastie and features Jonathan Broadbent as Guy.

Donmar Warehouse, London WC2H

Thu 21 Aug

£15–£35 / 0844 871 7624

Sat 23 Aug

£15–£35 / 0844 871 7624

Thu 28 Aug

£15–£35 / 0844 871 7624

…and 9 more dates until 27 Sep

Trannyoke

DJ Matt spins pop and dance, with host Lady Lloyd, and karaoke.

Escape Bar, London W1F

Wed 20 Aug

Free / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00

Wed 27 Aug

Free / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00

Wed 3 Sep

Free / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00
…and 3 more dates until 24 Sep back to top

Arthur Jafa and Kara Keeling: Touching the Imperceptible

Cinematographer, director and cultural critic Arthur Jafa and Prof Kara Keeling of USC, author of The Witch's Flight: The Cinematic, the Black Femme, and the Image of Common Sense, in a (kind of) conversation about blackness, queerness and cinema.

Tramway, Glasgow

Sat 27 Sep

£6 for Saturday pass; £14 for weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

Bank Holiday Monday Special with La Voix

Huge dance anthems and commercial house from the DJs Simon Le Vans, guest DJ & Sean Sirrs. Ever popular RVT Bank Holidays with an amazing 'no attitude', sexy and fun crowd on our afternoon session.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London SE11

Mon 25 Aug

£6 / 020 7820 1222

  • 14:00 – 00:00

The Big LGBT Music Jam

Music-making in a creative and supportive environment. Bring an instrument (which could be your voice) and join in with singing, playing or just listening.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sat 4 Oct

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Sat 1 Nov

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 13:00 – 16:00

Shandon Snooker, Edinburgh

Sat 6 Dec

Free / 0131 313 2069

  • 13:00 – 16:00

CK Sunday!

Cabaret performances by Crystal d'Canter, Kelly Mild and friends.

Halfway To Heaven, London WC2N

Sun 24 Aug

Phone for prices / 0207 4840736

  • 15:30 – 23:00

Sun 31 Aug

Phone for prices / 0207 4840736

  • 15:30 – 23:00

Sun 7 Sep

Phone for prices / 0207 4840736

  • 15:30 – 23:00
…and 3 more dates until 28 Sep

Fabulous Fridays

DJs Robby D and Matt Boland spin disco, retro and pop.

Escape Bar, London W1F

Fri 22 Aug

£5 / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00

Fri 29 Aug

£5 / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00

Fri 5 Sep

£5 / 020 7734 3040

  • 17:00 – 03:00
…and 3 more dates until 26 Sep back to top

From Subjection to Subjection

The US population represents only 4.44% of the population of the globe, but, since the US has the highest incarceration rate in the world, its prison population is about 25% of the global prison population. Activist Reina Gossett, academic Saidiya Hartman and Charlene Sinclair, Director of the Centre for Race, Religion…

Tramway, Glasgow

Sun 28 Sep

£6 for a Sunday pass; £14 for a weekend pass / 0845 330 3501

Part of ARIKA14 Episode 6: Make a Way Out of No Way.

LGBT Swimming

A dedicated pool session just for the LGBT community, with use of the 25-metre pool, as well as the sauna, steam room and gym facilities, in a safe and friendly environment.

Glenogle Swim Centre, Edinburgh

Sat 30 Aug

Free / 0131 343 6376

  • 14:15 – 16:00

Sat 13 Sep

Free / 0131 343 6376

  • 14:15 – 16:00

Sat 27 Sep

Free / 0131 343 6376

  • 14:15 – 16:00
…and 6 more dates until 20 Dec

Me & T Monthly

A supportive space for people who have friends, family or partners who are transgender or exploring their gender.

LGBT Centre for Health & Wellbeing, Edinburgh

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00

Sun 7 Sep

Free / 0131 523 1100

  • 14:00 – 16:00
…and 16 more dates until 28 Dec

Sochi 2014

FULLfuse Theatre / The King's Head Theatre Sochi 2014 explores the homophobia, persecution and human rights issues surrounding this year's Olympics. Dubbed London's first rapid response theatre production, the play uses verbatim testimony from a wide spectrum of key players in the Russian gay rights debate, depicting…

Pleasance Courtyard, Edinburgh

Thu 21 Aug

Bunker One

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0131 556 6550

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

The Village, Birmingham

Sun 24 Aug

Free / 0121 622 4742

  • 17:00 – 02:00

Sun 31 Aug

Free / 0121 622 4742

  • 17:00 – 02:00

Sundays At The RVT - Bank Holiday Weekend Special

Huge dance anthems and commercial house from the DJs Simon Le Vans, Sean Sirrs and Guest DJs.

Royal Vauxhall Tavern, London SE11

Sun 24 Aug

£6 / 020 7820 1222

  • 14:00 – 02:00

Symposium: The Boat Party

Symposium are going all nautical with their boat party.

Temple Pier, London WC2R

Sun 24 Aug

£23 in advance; £26 on the door / 07958 650117

DJs: Hifi Sean, Paul Heron, Per QX, Tasty Tim and Andrew Moore. Hosts: Johanna Londinium, Petar Perovic, Silver Summers, George Charalambous and Raven Mandella. Last passenger will be allowed on board at 4:45pm so arrive early to avoid any disappointment.