Sunday, 23 November 2014

The Nelson's Head Dog Fancy Dress 2014 'Barks 'n' Laughs'

One of my favourite locals The Nelsons Head is having their annual dog fancy dress parade on Saturday 29th November, and yes I'm the compere.  This is always a real hoot dog lovers! See you there from 3pm onwards...

The Nelsons 

To enter your dog just turn up... with your dog in the most inventive and fashionable costume!

Thursday, 6 November 2014


Over the past week Fringe! Fest has been taking over east London with a series of events. On Friday the 7th dj, film maker and archivist Jeffrey Hinton presents 'Willy Nilly' an evening consisting of his own film work, a relaxed chat entitled 'Percieved Freedom' with guests Luke Howard and Al Pellay amongst others and performance from the legendary Bertie Marshall, Boy With Wings and Rudi Marshall. Afterwhich Jeffrey will be taking us on a musical journey with his own dj selection till 1am.

Jeffrey's films are...

'I Filmed this at a VERY sweaty packed Vogue Fabrics.
In Fact unless you were right at the front you wouldn't have seen this performance like this (even if you were there),
as I was virtually on top of them, it's a very intimate film and Full of Energy...'

HYDRAULIC DISCO - IM IN HEAVEN - 'A three minute immersive experience of being on the Heaven Dance floor at the height of Disco Hydraulic lighting. With homage to Lime, Sylvester and Divine.'

DRAGARGE - IN HIGH-ENERGY SPLIT SCREEN - 'A fast journey through Jeffrey Hinton's Archive.
And shown for the first time in Hi-Energy Split Screen
Capturing intimate moments from the Street , Backstage and Clubs etc.  Filmed in London, New York and Brazil from 1975 - 2014.'

All stills courtesy of Jeffrey Hinton.

From 8.30pm till 1am at - click on The Hackney Picture House... Hackney Attic 

Wednesday, 5 November 2014


Lot's to report over the next few months one of which is that I've been asked to dress a Christmas tree for Make Hackney Sparkle this year. What is Make hackney Sparkle? Well I heard about it last year as fashion designer Louise Gray dressed a tree, but it's basically a series of events around Hackney. In this case 5 trees are selected to stand in 5 areas around East London, local designers and creatives are then asked to dress a tree. I'm doing the Shoreditch one this year, James Long is taking part along with menswear designers Lou Dalton and Craig Green. I'm looking forward to what they are going to do.

I've decided to pay homage to the drag, trans, LGBT, dressing up and performance community in the area by dressing the tree with drag heels gleaned from friends and topping it off with some huge gonky wigs. I feel it's very important that our presence in the area is represented... all those years dragging our heels around local hotspots in full makeup helping to make Hackney such a vibrant and cultural and hopefully safe area! I am also thinking about traditional and historical drag i.e. Cinderella and the Pantomime Dame. 
Anyway here are some preliminary ideas so you get the picture...

Lights on 29th November at Hackney Town Hall...