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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Gay Shame ... now with Saint Etienne!

This Saturday it's Gay Pride. And the must-do event is, as ever, Gay Shame. This year it's at the Brixton Academy and the theme is: Gay Shame ... Goes Girly (A Festival of Femininity)

He's the info:

A pro-femme funfair for post-gay chicks and chaps An arty farty party for the clitterati… and a nightclub packed with things to do!

35 side shows - 3500 patrons - 150 artistes

Designed by Robin Whitmore - Hostessed by Miss Amy Lamé
DJs Readers Wifes / Guest DJs Unskinny Bop

With Saint Etienne on the main stage

Tickets: £15 in advance.
www.ticketweb.co.uk 08444 77 2000
Small booking fee online or by phone.
For no booking fee, buy tickets in person in advance from The Retro Bar, 2 George Court, WC2.
Very Limited amount of tickets on the door.
This event will sell out.
Please come early.

Decorate a cake - Multi-Task - Be Hysterical - Paint a gentle watercolour of a front bottom - Get Arrested by the Femme Police – Embroider a Tapestry - Have a Backstreet Abortion - Be a Fashion Model – Be a stereotype - Test your Feminine Qualities - Have your nipples cast in chocolate - Visit the Womyn’s ‘Safe Space’ and worship the Sacred Goddess C**t
Do some low paid factory work - Get wasted at the Hen Party
Duck away from the Yummy Mummys - Put your lipstick traces everywhere
Model naked with your sisters - Show us what’s in your handbag – Hoover
Have a boob job - Smell Mummys Perfume - Breastfeed - Give birth - Arrange Flowers – Clean Toilets – Have a bedbath - Have a Facinator made - Buy some Jam from the Womens Institute
Enjoy Musicals - Watch your weight
But most of all …Go shopping.

The last ever Gay Shame is an indoor po-mo-homo-lesbo playground full of interactive art and alternative ideas.

It is a creative rebellion against the banalities of the mainstream Gay Pride festival and a satire on the commercialisation of our community.

After last year’s comic condemnation of masculinity
comes this summer’s celebration of femininity.

Calling all butches of both genders: stop being hard and let down your guard.

So dress up, enter the entertainment emporium,
collect your currency of green shield stamps
and spend them in our glamorous ersatz department store.

Ladies are powerful consumers!

The Sideshows

Russell Harris & Janine Harrington
The Welcoming Party

Bird La Bird
The Femme Police

Wrench & Franks
Department X

Too Many Divas
The WI Tent

Sue Frumin & Clare Morgan
Fanny's Fancies

Completely Naked
Feminine Tableux Vivants

Tom Mcleod & Susannah Hart
Ten Classic Breasts

Miss High Leg Kick and Steve Nice
The Enchanted Forest - Miss High Leg Kick's Hair Removal Clinic

Roy Kerr
Up Miss Ella Vator

The Sartorial Eventists
Millinery Miss Fits

Howard Hardiman
The Beauty Factory

Nicholas Immaculate
Woman's Work @ The Beauty Factory

Scottee
Abortive Tapestry

Miho Kuramata & Kate Street
Female Stereotypes

Charlie Pulford & Joanna Neary
World of Lipstick

Dr T.Estosterone & Dr S.Punk & Nurse Olgasmic
100% Femme

Ryan Styles
Milk Bar

Thom Shaw & Ryan Ormonde
Eau de Maman

Tim Spooner
Immaculate Childbirth

Lucille Power
Mummy's Little Helper

The Bears
The Care Bears' Girly, Sissy-Play Party

Mitch & Parry
Mitchelino and Parriola - Chocolatier

Timberlina & Hilda Eusébio
Emotional Couture

Brian Lobel
Georgia's O

Lois Weaver
Hitchcock Handbags

Johanna Linsley
House of Hysteria

The Actionettes
Adventures in Ladyland

Hewlett & Eaton
Barbara and Yogashwara's Safe Space

H. Plewis
The Hen Party

Rachel Davies
Yummy Mummys

Sheila Ghelani
Nurse Knows Best

H. Plewis
Breast Feeding

Matthew Robbins
Dolls House Cinema

Jonny Woo
The Misadventures of Wonder Woman

Andrew Humphrey
Tupperware Party

The Muffia
The Makeover

Co-Starring The Stylinquents, Zpark, Neal Medlyn, Dickie Beau, La John Joseph, Russella, Eirini Kartsaki, Olga Raciborska, Geneva Foster Gluck, Harriot Plewis, Francesca Millican-Slater, Heather Long, Claire Nolan, Kris Woods, Louise Mothersole, Jo Palmer, Annabel Lee, Derya Ekinc, James Woods, Sally Marie, Polly Nash, Deborah Penny, Alice Martin, Benjamin Sebastian, Lottie Leedham, Tom Brooks, Tamsin Hull, Lynne Verrall, Kate Rigden, Rosie Cooper, Diana Hill, Elodie Escarmelle, James Gorrett, Lizzie Sells, Louise Tanoto, Liz Watkins, Jinn, Am Elemara, Katy Pearce & Gemma William, Joan Dairy Queen, Nicola Singh, Season Butler, Alun Davies, Johanna Schuster-Craig, Nurse Katherina Radeva, Nurse Jiva Parthipan, Nurse Natasha Davis, Nurse Chloe Dechery, Nurse Hannah Crosson & Nurse Victoria Firth, Officer Mademoiselle Jolie Rouge, Officer Deni Francis, Officer Joy Kahumbu, Officer Rooshka, Officer Ronx and others to be confirmed.

Dress code: radical femmes, first ladies, femme doms, fairies, WI’s, debutantes, dandies, birds, brides, blowzabellas, quentins, spinsters, sissies, suffragettes …and their butch brethren.

Further info 020 7737 4043

Streetwise Safety: police presence at tube and outside venue and changing facilities at venue if needed.

Funded by Arts Council England.

Supported by Diva, The Pink Paper, Gay Times and Metropolitan Police.

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