[I]f you pay attention to the headlines, a pretty bleak picture of London’s nightlife has been painted over the last few years. People are staying home glued to Netflix. Food is the new hedonism. Clubs are closing left, right and centre. From The Black Cap to the Joiners Arms – for the LGBTQ+ community the loss of historic venues has been particularly deeply felt.
But that isn’t quite the full picture. Armed with a fabulous squad of performers (and a whole lot of glitter), Jamie Tagg and Glyn Fussell have been shaking up the scene with their team East Creative. The team behind iconic queer events Sink The Pink, Savage and more recently, the Mighty Hoopla festival – over the past few years they have been injecting some much needed fun back into club life.
Bold, glamorous, unapologetic and sometimes batsh*t crazy, their events are a larger than life experience that have created a platform like no other for London’s drag artists, dancers and DJs. And from this week onwards, they are taking over the programming of Metropolis, the former Gentleman’s Club on Bethnal Green Road which has been transformed into a five-floor extravaganza of neon, disco balls and a hot tub. We recently caught up with Jamie and Glyn to find out a little bit more about what’s in store.