DIVE presents Untamed is latest addition to Edinburgh's LGBT club scene
‘An alternative performance party for curious creatures’ at Summerhall
Everyone's favourite offbeat venue Summerhall plays host to ‘an alternative performance party for curious creatures’ when popular Sunday night queer disco DIVE debuts Untamed, its quirky new Friday night event that is unlike anything you've seen before.
In a night that sounds as though it could have been curated by Rocky Horror's Doctor Frank N Furter, the abandoned Small Animal Hospital in the labyrinthine old vet college is a suitably unsettling setting for a caged bar, an operating theatre-cum-dancefloor and live art, performance and film installations.
‘Experimentalist and general weirdo’ Miss Annabel Sings will be compering a night of music and mayhem, with performances from Le Pustra (‘vaudeville's darkest muse’) who doesn't just make art: he is art. Joining them will be DIVE regular Ste McCabe with tunes from his new album, Brains of Britain, which have been described as ‘political pop songs from a gay punk council flat dungeon’, and the gorgeous Taylor Huxley, a Marilyn Monroe-esque diva who gives new meaning to the usually disappointing roles of model-slash-actor.
Plus, there’s international duo Modifier peddling their particular brand of transglobal electronica. Sean Kerwin and Chris Shelswell live on opposite sides of the world (Kerwin in Glasgow and Shelswell in New Zealand), combining their talents online to create a vibrant collaboration.
DIVE has a reputation for giving punters the ultimate in quirky queer disco, and Untamed promises to be a night of dark decadence with music, drag, live art and performance. There's something for everyone, provided you like old school glamour with a perverted twist; if you don't, Untamed might just be the initiation ceremony you need. Despite the setting, no animals will be harmed in the making of this event: except for the consenting human variety, of course.
Summerhall, Edinburgh, Fri 21 Nov.