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#EventReview: Poetry LGBT – Sunday 5th July *UK

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Review Written By DeeDot

Poetry LGBT
Sunday 5th July 2015
Tipsy Bar
20 Stoke Newington Rd
Dalston
London, N16 7XN

IMG_9553Hosted by the fabulous Andreena Bogle, Poetry LGBT is an open minded open mic platform for emerging and established poets to perform their material.

VENUE

Tipsy is a five minute walk from Dalston Kingsland Station. You’ll find the entrance under a small sign at the top of the stairs leading to the basement.

Inside, a raised stage near the entrance precedes a well-stocked bar at farthest end of the club.

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Exposed brick walls are broken up with large mirrors that make the space feel larger. A few well-placed coloured lights give the whole venue a sense of warmth. The toilets are wallpapered in sheet music, which makes for an interesting read upon visiting the ladies.

ATMOSPHERE

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This event gathers a warm and interactive crowd. There is no shortage of hipsters in Dalston, so expect the usual eclectic feel you find in the area.

 

PERFORMERS

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No less than 15 perfomers took to the stage on the night, offering up everything from food for thought spoken word to stirring acapella vocals and rap contributions that had the whole audience on their feet.

GIVEAWAYS

IMG_9544All those who arrived before 7.30pm were entered into a free prize raffle draw with a selection of gifts up for grabs. Fingers were crossed for top prize, a fetching looking bottle of Jack Daniel’s Silver Select. Alas, pipped to the post.

Three quiz questions won the most knowledgeable in the crowd a novelty gift.

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THE INFAMOUS CHALLENGE

Not for the faint of heart, the vodka challenge laid down the gauntlet for the competitors amongst the audience. A party cup filled with three double shots of Smirnoff was the only thing standing between participants and a crisp £20.

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The subsequent winner downed the lot at blink and you missed it speed to deservedly claim the cash.

DRINKS

Very reasonably priced with an ample range of beer, wine and spirits available. Chosen tipple of the night, Disaronno and cranberry came in at 2 for under £10.

ENTRY

A bargain at £5 per head on the door.

 

NEXT EVENT

Sunday 2nd August and every 1st Sunday of the month thereafter.

6pm – 10.30pm
Tipsy Bar
20 Stoke Newington Rd
Dalston
London, N16 7XN

For details and further information visit;

Facebook – Poetry LGBT
Instagram – @poetrylgbt

Or contact poetryloungelgbt@hotmail.com

Review Written By DeeDot

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#UKEvents: BAD BITCHES – Club Review. [@ProjectX_Party]

BAD BITCHES ‘UV Foam Party’ – Sat 27th June 2015.

Review Written By DeeDot

Fire Nightclub
39 Parry Street,Vauxhall,London,SW8 1RT

Brought to you by Project X Ent, this South of the river affair gathers a young and exuberant crowd (LGBT Friendly) under the arches at Fire Nightclub. Taking place during London Pride weekend with a UV foam theme, this months edition was billed as ‘The After Party’ to be at. 

  
VENUE

Fire is a two min walk from Vauxhall Tube/Train station, those queuing outside were processed promptly by friendly door staff. 

The interior is a mix of high-domed ceilings and exposed brickwork which gives the place a real underground warehouse feel. Disco balls and fractured mirrors glued to the walls create amazing reflections.

  
Cloakrooms and a large outdoor smoking terrace with wooden banquette seating are available.

The main room boasts a large bar and centrepiece dance floor surrounded by raised platforms, attached is a second room providing a more intimate alternative.  

  
Situated above the bar overlooking the main dance floor is a comfortable upstairs seating/lounge area complete with private booth. A cosy retreat for a quick breather with plenty of room to manoeuvre should ‘your song’ come on before you’re ready to return to the main floor. Complete with the best view in the house of the revelry below.

The toilets, located just off the second room were well attended with no more than a minutes wait at any point during the night.

ATMOSPHERE

State of the art LED lighting was exceptional.

With foam canons positioned over the main dance floor. Revellers were knee deep and in their element by 12.30am. The slightly lowered dance floor contained the bubbles almost like a bowl with the most gamesome amongst the crowd diving into thick of it and those happier just to dip their toes in dancing around the edges. 

  
We spotted one or two ladies came prepared in swimwear no less, kudos. Covert smoke machines added to the clandestine lair like ambience.
  
The adjoining second room complete with its own bar and DJ catered to those that wanted to dry off but keep dancing. This room played a more house leaning selection for the shape cutters in attendance.

  
MUSIC

Flare audio systems linked up throughout the venue were all about the bass.

  
No less than 6 DJ’s on the night weaved through a variety of genres including Bashment, Hip Hop, R&B, Trap, with Afro Beats, Soca and House thrown in for good measure.

DRINKS 

From J20 to brandy and coke were very reasonably priced, a round of drinks for four came in at under £18. A solid team of bar staff were all hands on deck.

  
ENTRY

Over 18’s I.D required

Guest list prices started at £5 before 11pm and £10 thereafter and Non guestlist at £10 before 11pm and £15 thereafter.
  
Discounts were provided for those with flyers and June babies were permitted free entry before 1am.

NEXT EVENT

  

The next Project X Ent event is ‘Fiesta The Boat Party’ taking place on Friday 31st July on board the M.V Jewel of London from 8pm – midnight, followed by Bad Bitches The After Party taking place again at Fire Nightclub.

Get your tickets here now 

For information and updates

Visit – http://www.projectxlgbt.com

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