If you’re even a little squeamish, turn away now – you'll never even make it through ‘The Sex Clinic’s opening credits. But if C4’s bevvy of nauseating viewing, such as ‘Embarrassing Bodies’ and ‘Supersize Vs Superskinny’, has numbed your senses then this will be right up your alley. Perhaps literally if, like 38-year-old Katherine, you’re suffering from a similar pain in the, erm, jacksie.
Genital warts, to be precise; if the thought wasn’t bad enough, you’re treated to an extreme close-up while the nurse freezes them off. Still interested? Because if you can stomach urethral swabs and needles in places you certainly wouldn’t want them, you stand to learn a little about the lives of a dominatrix, a transgender escort and a guy who’s been HIV positive for 25 years. However, this is definitely Marmite TV. You’ll likely shun it or swallow it – warts and all.
Brixton club Phonox looks to be kind of a big deal for south London nightlife, and in fact London clubbing as a whole. After the team behind acclaimed nightspots including XOYO, The Nest, the Old Queen's Head and the Blues Kitchen franchises purchased the site of former Brixton club Plan B when it shut down, they wasted little time in transforming it into Phonox. The club has a similar feel to both XOYO and the Nest: a sleek, dark dance cavern with plenty of space for dancing, and the programming leans very much towards the leftfield side of dance music – don't expect cheesy '80s nights here, it's quality, underground house, techno, disco and bass all the way. HAAI is the permanent resident DJ, and will curate Saturday nights at Phonox. He'll also be bringing in guest DJs, all of whom will be unannounced, but don't worry, you're in safe hands with James's on-point tastes. Elsewhere, Friday nights will feature acclaimed selectors playing all-night-long or back-to-back sets, from top names like Gilles Peterson, Julio Bashmore, DJ Sneak, The Bug and Horse Meat Disco leading the way. It's free entry before 9pm every Friday, and before 10pm every Saturday. RECOMMENDED: Read an interview with Phonox co-owner Andy Peyton