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Rosie Hewitson

Rosie Hewitson

Events Editor, Time Out London

Rosie Hewitson has been Time Out London’s Events Editor since November, having previously freelanced for Time Out in various capacities since 2019.

She moved to ‘That London’ from the northeast in 2013 and has since lived in approximately 20,000 houseshares around the city and drunk upwards of four million pints at Dalston Superstore.

She mostly writes about queer stuff, sports, climate change, music, lifestyle trends and London, obviously. You can read some of her previous freelance pieces at www.rosiehewitson.com or catch her tweeting sporadically @ro_hew.

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9 immersive living museums you should visit in the UK

9 immersive living museums you should visit in the UK

Our charming country gets a lot of things right (it gets plenty wrong, we can also admit that), but the best immersive living museums in the UK are right up there at the top of the table. The United Kingdom is no stranger to brilliant museums, and there is something special about these mesmeric attractions, transporting visitors to different eras through tasteful exhibits and fantastic role-playing. Throw in demonstrations, classes, reenactments and wandering actors, and you’ve got yourself the experience of a lifetime.These excellent museums are spread across the country, from Wales to Northern Ireland via England and Scotland, from Saxon settlements in Suffolk to Victorian villages in Shropshire. The stuff dreams are made of? Absolutely.

Things to do in London this week

Things to do in London this week

If you ask us, life in London doesn’t get a whole lot better than during these first few exciting weeks of warm weather, when the summer still seems alive with possibilities and the temperature is hovering pleasantly between ‘turning a subtle shade of blue because you didn’t bring your jacket to the beer garden’ and ‘sleeping with seven different fans on’. And there are plenty of ways to make the most of the best time of the year this week.  There are also plenty of cracking new exhibitions to check out, from the Design Museum’s new deep dive into the weird and wonderful world of ASMR, to the British Museum’s new take on feminine power and the Barbican’s art exhibition about the planet’s ecological future.   Peckham is the place to be if you’re looking for a party this week. Not only is the much-loved local boozer the Prince of Peckham celebrating its fifth birthday with an entire week of drag shows, DJ sets and chicken wing giveaways, but the nearby Copeland Park is hosting a brand new two-day tequila festival.  And theatre-wise, this week sees the opening of the Globe’s new production of Shakespeare’s lesser-seen final play, as well as the arrival of Irish playwright Marina Carr’s adaptation of the story of Clytemnestra at the Kiln.  Plus, perhaps the biggest event of all, this week sees the reopening of the Northern line’s Bank branch, at long last. Happy riding! RECOMMENDED: Plan a great start to the summer with our guide to all the best stuff happening in May

The best day trips from London

The best day trips from London

As glorious as the capital is in the summer – think nine million of us Londoners careening towards the closest beer garden, green space or rooftop bar – the sheer volume of revellers thronging the city can occasionally leave you feeling a tad claustrophobic.  Thankfully, this year has seen domestic travel open back up, with day trips and overnight stays in Airbnbs, campsites and hotels no longer a thing of the past. And that means we can once again hit the coast, hike a forest trail or explore a postcard-perfect village whenever the bustle of the Big Smoke gets a bit much. Planning a quick getaway soon? Here’s some fuel for your own day(trip)dreams. These are our 17 of our favourite day-tripping spots, complete with cute pubs and ace restaurants – all close enough to London to get there and back in one glorious day. RECOMMENDED: 101 incredible things to do in London instead // // This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Things to do in London this weekend

Things to do in London this weekend

Summer seems to have properly arrived at last, and with it comes rooftop bar openings, sunny park picnics, open-air theatre and Aperol-soaked Saturday afternoons spent hopping between beer gardens. Our advice? Make the most of the lovely weather by getting out and about this weekend.  If you’re up for a good old-fashioned day out, there are no less than three fairs happening over the weekend: Greenwich’s Urban Village Fete returns with a headline set from Bradley Zero, Dulwich Park hosts a fair as part of the Dulwich Festival and the Art Car Boot Fair is back for the first time since before the pandemic.  There’s also plenty of crafty fun to be had over the final couple of days of London Craft Week, and a South London Makers Festival in Herne Hill, where you can try your hand at everything from 3D printing to soap making.  And this Saturday also sees the return of Eurovision, with plenty of raucous screening parties happening around the city. We’re rooting for Ukraine.  RECOMMENDED: The best stuff to look forward to in May

13 blooming beautiful places to see wisteria across the UK

13 blooming beautiful places to see wisteria across the UK

Shedding your woolly jumper and cracking out the shorts isn’t the only sign that spring is in the air. Flowers begin to do their thing too, filling every nook and cranny with bright, cheery petals. From hosts of golden daffodils and carpets of vibrant bluebells, the United Kingdom is a total dream for flower-lovers, who can get their fill of flirty buds in parks and gardens around the country. Among the most loved is wisteria, whose purple blooms last throughout May and into early June. From lilac-flowering Japanese wisteria that hugs rustic wooden bridges in Surrey, to romantic archways of cascading flowers lovingly maintained by volunteers in London, these are the best places in the UK to indulge your wisteria hysteria.

The 33 best beaches in the UK

The 33 best beaches in the UK

Desperately need to dip your toes in the sea? Or sink your fingers into warm white sand? The UK might not be the most obvious destination, but don’t overlook its thousands of miles of coastline for a sandy getaway. For a small island, the United Kingdom boasts buckets of seaside fun, from hidden coves to big crowdpleasers. Sure, there’s the nostalgic, family-friendly Woolacombe Sands and the rainbow-coloured beach huts on Summerleaze, but did you know about porpoise spotting from the pristine sands of Scarista Beach? Or the unbeatable picnic spot overlooking Lulworth Cove? The UK has got it all, right down to crystal-clear waters that look nothing like the UK. Don’t believe us? Take a look at these brilliant beaches on the British coastline, and start making plans for a trip to the Costa del United Kingdom.

12 very beautiful UK beer gardens for pints with views

12 very beautiful UK beer gardens for pints with views

The days of having to sit outside pubs and restaurants even in the cold and rain are, thankfully, behind us, but that’s no reason to ditch alfresco boozing. In fact, now the weather is heating up and bank holiday season is in full swing, a seat in an atmospheric pub garden has to be the hottest ticket of summer 2022. So whether you’re looking for a place to rest your legs after an energetic hike, an atmospheric setting for catching up with pals or a peaceful place to escape to for a quiet solo sip, say a big yes to these stunning UK pub gardens with a difference. Booze and views: it’s a dream combo. RECOMMENDED: The best beaches in the UK

21 of the best things to do in Margate

21 of the best things to do in Margate

Margate has been at the heart of Kent's seaside renaissance during the past decade. Once patronisingly decried as down-at-heel, this sometimes shabby but always delightful seaside town is home to classic arcades, excellent indie cafés and offbeat cultural attractions designed to entice tourists down for day trips or even longer stays. In fact, Margate has long been a destination for those looking to shake off the stress of the city. TS Eliot was a fan, JMW Turner painted his famous seascapes here and its genteel Victorian glamour made it a go-to for tourists well before its recent resurgence. Just 90 minutes by train from St Pancras, it’s the perfect spot for a day out, whatever the time of year. Here's our pick of the best things to do in Margate right now.

Five weird ways to find love before Valentine's Day

Five weird ways to find love before Valentine's Day

Being single is great a lot of the time. You get the whole bed to yourself. You have more time to hang out with your friends or enjoy your own company. And you’re far less likely to have to share your food.  But on Valentine’s Day, being single can make you feel like a second-class citizen. It shouldn’t, though. For one thing, there are plenty of equally fun and special events going on around London for Galentine’s Day (or Palentine’s Day) in celebration of the loving and life-affirming platonic relationships in all of our lives. For another, you can guarantee that there are plenty of fellow singletons at a loss for what to do on Monday February 14, which makes it a particularly easy time to fix yourself a hot date. Not least because there are loads of singles nights and dating events on in the run-up to the big day.  Whether you’re after some traditional conversation-based chirpsing or would rather opt for something a little more leftfield, we’ve rounded up five of the best dating events on and ahead of the day of lurve. All you need to do is bring your best chat.  RECOMMENDED: Our comprehensive guide to Valentine’s Day in London

Things to do on Galentine’s Day in London

Things to do on Galentine’s Day in London

February is right around the corner, which can only mean one thing: our favourite day of the year is nearly here. But before you get the wrong end of the stick, we’re not talking about Valentine’s Day. No, no, no! We’re way more interested in its younger, cooler sibling, a day of love which all of us can celebrate whether we’re coupled up or not. We’re talking, of course, about Galentine’s Day.  Never heard of it? Allow us to get you up to speed. The annual day of sisterly love was invented by Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope in the much-loved American mockumentary sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’. As Leslie explains, ‘Every February 13, my ladyfriends and I leave our husbands and our boyfriends at home, and we just come and kick it breakfast-style. Ladies celebrating ladies!’ It might have been invented by a fictional character, but we reckon a feminist holiday that centres around breakfast food is a pretty excellent addition to the calendar. So with that in mind we’ve collated a bunch of great places to celebrate Galentine’s Day on and around February 13, including brunch suggestions and film screenings, plus plenty of things for single guys and gals to do on Valentine’s Day, too.  All you need to do is grab a couple of your best Judies, order in a round of Mimosas and enjoy! RECOMMENDED: Your comprehensive guide to Valentine’s Day in London.

12 of the best waterparks in the UK

12 of the best waterparks in the UK

Bust out the swim shorts, pump up the armbands and get ready for some solid sploshing and splashing. There is something about the prospect of a water slide and a wave pool that lights up the inner child in all of us, while there isn’t a person alive who doesn’t enjoy the bubbling serenity of a jacuzzi pool. The best waterparks in the UK offer all this and plenty more, with a world of watery fun waiting in every corner of the country. It’ll soon be summer again, and there is no better time to do the legwork when planning a waterpark getaway in the UK. Get ready to don your sturdiest swimwear and forego the gulls and rain for white-knuckle flume rides, splash pools, inflatable obstacle courses and all the rest.  

London events in January

London events in January

Hello, 2022! It is truly great to see you. January is the ideal time to discover London on a budget and without the crowds. Many of city's very best theatre and musicals, restaurants and bars -  ranked definitively by Time Out's crew of expert local editors - offer discounted tickets and cheap meal deals. Check out Time Out’s recent Best of the City Awards for a handy starter list. Spend cold, clear days walking off the festive pounds in the city's glorious parks and spectacular walking routes. Cosy up with drinks on a beautiful heated winter terrace, or in one of the 100 best pubs in the city. And catch up on magical lights, winter wonderlands and Christmas shows before they disappear.  Find out more here about how Time Out's independent editors review and rate events and venues. And bookmark our regular weekend guide for even more things to do in the city.

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Ray-Ban x All Points East Summer Sessions

Ray-Ban x All Points East Summer Sessions

In might have only burst onto the London festival scene in 2018, but Vicky Park weekender series All Points East has already cemented its reputation as one of London’s best live music events. The festival might not be back until late August this year,  but luckily you don’t have to wait until then to catch a bunch of massive artists on the big stage. In the run-up to the main event, the team the Vicky Park festival has teamed up with Ray-Ban (aviator icons and sponsors of the festival’s West Stage) to put on a series of three properly exciting summer gigs at top London venues.  High-tempo selector Sherelle will be kicking off proceedings with a headline slot at Colour Factory on May 26, supported by rising producers LCY and Nia Archives. Next up on June 9, emerging US hip-hop artist Kenny Beats will be bringing his live show to the newly reopened Koko alongside London-born, West Africa-inspired rapper Knucks. And finally, 2022 Brit-nominee and Time Out cover star Self Esteem will be performing songs from her hit album ‘Prioritise Pleasure’ on July 14 at EartH in Hackney. Three excellent gigs that will just about sate your appetite for live music ahead of the August festival. 

Tequila Town

Tequila Town

Peckham’s two-day celebration of all things tequila features a lot more than pre-cut lime wedges and table salt. Four top bars will be serving tequila-based cocktails, live DJs will pump out the tunes and a host of independent makers will demonstrate why the agave-based tipple is so much more than a regrettable round of shots at 3am. Sensibly, there’ll also be plenty of Mexican street food to help you line your stomach.

Napoli Gang’s Grand Opening

Napoli Gang’s Grand Opening

If you live near Ladbroke Grove, we’ve got some excellent news for you. Big Mamma — the folks behind O.T.T. Italian restaurants Ave Mario, Gloria and Circolo Popolare — are opening their latest joint in W10 this Thursday. A bricks-and-mortar version of the delivery-only restaurant the French restaurant group started during lockdown, Napoli Gang will be slinging classic Neopolitan pizzas along with fresh pasta, indulgent antipasti including stuffed burratas, lasagne fritte (deep-friend lasagne slices) and arancini, followed up a range of decadent desserts. And even better, to celebrate its grand opening, the gang will be giving awayfree margarita pizzas to the first 100 customers through the door from 6pm this Thursday. Be there.

The Electric Art Car Boot Fair

The Electric Art Car Boot Fair

At some point, every Londoner has glanced in the window of a Mayfair commercial gallery and found it completely empty save for a lone curator surrounded by impossibly expensive art on impossibly white wall. If you imagine the exact opposite experience, you’ll probably come pretty close to The Art Car Boot Fair. London’s most madcap and entrancing art fairs returns to live events this weekend for an afternoon fair at King’s Cross’s Cubitts Square. A stellar line-up of art world elites including Bob & Roberta Smith, Ian Rankin, Pam Hogg, Jake Chapman and Sara Pope will be flogging their work from stalls and car boots for an absolute song. The theme for this one is ‘electric’, so you can expect some electrically-powered art, as well as electrifying entertainment. There’ll be artist interactions with the ever-popular Renaissance Selfies and live portrait drawing from Wilfrid Wood, plus appearances from Mr Bingo, the Misfortune Teller, live music and spoken word performances, games, raffles, and another chance to take a punt on the sell-out Secret Art Casino. It’s gonna be mega!  

Future Cities

Future Cities

Eight creative types have been invited to imagine the future of cities at this free exhibition. Visual artists Graham Gussin, Alek O, Prem Sahib and Janice Kerbel have created works that explore romanticised landscapes, utopian schemes and the lure of community. And poets Selina Nwulu, Astra Papachristodoulou, James Wilkes and Aea Varfis-van Warmelo have imagined the spaces we might live in one day.

Walthamstow Flea Market

Walthamstow Flea Market

Over 60 curated traders will be showcasing vintage and sustainable goodies at this regular market from the Hackney Flea gang. From furniture and clothing to the weird and wonderful, you’re guaranteed to find some one-off unique items to impress fellow bin-divers. The afternoon will be powered by DJs spinning a variety of infectious grooves to soundtrack your rummaging.

WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

WEIRD SENSATION FEELS GOOD: The World of ASMR

ASMR has taken the internet by storm in recent years, with millions of users being newly introduced to the concept of Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response: a physical sensation of tingling, euphoria or calmness brought about by sound, touch and movement. Produced in collaboration with ArkDes, the Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design, and opening in October, this world-first exhibition outlines how people are creating sensory responses using new and existing tools and materials, and explores the emerging field of creativity that has sprung up around the internet phenomenon. Be prepared to feel all tingly, too, as the exhibition lift the world of ASMR out from the screen and into an ‘acoustically tuned physical environment’. We’re not exactly sure what that means but it sounds cool as hell.

South London Makers Festival

South London Makers Festival

Soap making, ‘crowd knitting’ and 3D printing are just some of the varied activities you can get involved with at this annual fair organised by community creative hub the South London Makerspace. Plus, if you take along any broken devices you’ve got lying around, you can have them fixed at the Repair Café while you get stuck into all the fun.

Dulwich Park Fair

Dulwich Park Fair

You’ll find brass bands, retro funfair rides, local choirs, maypole dancing, magic acts,  a Punch & Judy show and loads more at this massive south London fair kicking off Dulwich’s ten-day local festival. Pup parents can enter their  furry children into a dog show with prizes for the waggiest tail and best trick, while Vauxhall City Farm will be running a petting zoo and the London Fire Brigade will be swinging by in a fire engine for the kiddies to go wild over. Yummy mummies, descend!

Black Obsidian Vogue Ball

Black Obsidian Vogue Ball

Turner Prize nominees Black Obsidian Sound System bring all the fashion, creativity and self-expression of ballroom culture to Crofton Park’s iconic Rivoli Ballroom as part of Lewisham Borough of Culture’s ‘Rebel Music’ series. With killer looks and stellar performances in a safe space that prioritises queer people of colour, this party is sure to be serving tens across the board.

Gay Times + Skittles Eurovision Party

Gay Times + Skittles Eurovision Party

Watch the contest unfold on the big screen from the comfort of a plush velvet sofa at this charity fundraiser screening taking over Everyman’s swanky three-screen Broadgate outpost. Organiser ‘Gay Times’ is planning balloon drops, giveaways and Eurovision props galore, plus performers from the capital’s queer scene, so the party will be popping even when the UK inevitably gets a succession of nul points once again.

Wimbledon Art Fair

Wimbledon Art Fair

Wimbledon Art Studios is throwing open its doors for this annual fair, which is a golden opportunity to get your hands on affordable works from more than150 artists and makers while meeting the painters, photographers, sculptors and sensitive  types behind them. There’s also a complimentary bar, live music and creative workshops where you can have a go at making a masterpiece of your own.  

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Where to watch Eurovision screenings in London this weekend

Where to watch Eurovision screenings in London this weekend

Abba. Jedward. Bisexual Italian glam rockers maybe or maybe not doing lines under the table. Australia, for some reason. The Eurovision Song Contest truly has it all. The 2022 edition takes place in Turin this weekend, and with London’s bars, cinemas and nightlife venues able to host proper screenings for the first time since 2019, it’s likely to be bigger, camper and more fun-filled than ever. To help you make the most of the occasion, we’ve rounded up the best screening events happening across the city. The smart (and morally aware) money is on Ukrainian rap group Kalush Orchestra this year, of course. Head to Bethnal Green’s famous drag queen-hosted screening Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club is doing its rowdy and irreverent Eurovision screening party. In the main space, drag performers will be hosting a ‘shout-a-long, dance-a-long and boo-a-long’ screening of the song contest complete with ‘Wogan-worthy off-the-cuff commentary’. You have been warned. Downstairs, you’ll find more subdued screenings in two other rooms for those who’d prefer not to miss a single note. Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club. 7pm-2am. From £8. Tickets available on the door.  Scream for your favourites while stuffing your face with fancy cheese After a more sophisticated Eurovision soirée? Hit London Art Bar’s wine and cheese event, where you can gobble a load of proper fancy fromage while cheering on Kosovo or Finland. Guests are encouraged to come in costume with flags in hand, and tickets include

Five fab ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in London this week

Five fab ways to celebrate Cinco de Mayo in London this week

Excellent news, Londoners It’s the fifth of the fifth today, which means Cinco de Mayo celebrations are happening all across the city. Cinco de Mayo, for the uninitiated, is a holiday marking the anniversary of the Mexican army defeating the French at the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the Mexican-French War. But it’s also a great excuse to feast on Mexican food and smash a couple of margaritas, something which us gringos are more than happy to do at the slightest opportunity. And to help you do just that, we’ve rounded up five cracking Cinco de Mayo events happening in London over the next few days.  Practise your Spanish at a Mexican mezcal tasting Fancy brushing up on your Español? This Cinco de Mayo celebration is a great way to learn a few key phrases. Language class Stripey Spanish is hosting a night of mezcal-fuelled fun where you’ll get to try a selection of artisanal varieties of the agave spirit from small Mexican producers. And you’ll also learn a variety of alcohol-related Spanish phrases in the process, which — let’s be honest — are probably some of the key parts of the language to master if you’re ever going to head off on a Mexican holiday. The event is suitable for beginners and all with up to 6 months of learning. And if you mess up, everyone will just blame it on the a-a-a-a-a-alcohol. The Impact Hub, EC1V 8BR. Thu 5 May. £30. Tickets available online here. Hear some mariachi magic while feasting on enchiladas Covent Garden barbecue restaurant temper is put

London’s first queer museum is ready to welcome you at last

London’s first queer museum is ready to welcome you at last

From the Natural History Museum to the V&A, the Museum of the Home to the Horniman, London’s museum offering is genuinely world class. But despite this city’s proclivity to open museums around everything from neoliberalism to vaginas, we haven’t ever had one focused on LGBTQ+ history. But it’s not just London that has been lacking in this department. The entire country has, too, which seems like a pretty big oversight when you consider how rich, diverse and endlessly fascinating Britain’s queer history is.  Which is why we were thrilled when a new charity called Queer Britain was founded back in 2018, with the aim of opening the country’s first-ever LGBTQ+ history museum.  After much anticipation following its four-year search for a suitable site, Queer Britain will open at 2 Granary Square on Thursday May 5. Located on the fully accessible ground floor level of the building, which is being leased to Queer Britain by national arts charity Art Fund, the museum will be an inclusive and free-entry space that welcomes everyone regardless of sexuality and gender identity, and celebrates ‘the stories, people and places that are intrinsic to queer community in the UK and beyond’.  Photograph: Queer Britain The museum’s inaugural display has been moulded by Historic Royal Palaces curator and queer history specialist Matthew Storey. ‘Welcome to Queer Britain’ is a small, temporary collection of photographs and artefacts from the growing Queer Britain archive. These will be displayed

June Brown – Dot Cotton from ‘EastEnders’ – has died aged 95

June Brown – Dot Cotton from ‘EastEnders’ – has died aged 95

It’s a sad day for fans of ‘Eastenders’, as London’s longest-running soap opera today announced that beloved former Albert Square resident June Brown passed away peacefully at home yesterday at the grand age of 95.  Best known for playing the iconic character of Dot Cotton, Brown was one of the east-London-set soap’s longest-running cast members, having appeared in a staggering 2,884 episodes of the show prior to her retirement in 2020. Born in Suffolk in 1927, Brown trained as an actor at the Old Vic Theatre School in Lambeth before taking on a host of television roles including parts in ‘Coronation Street’, ‘Doctor Who’, police drama ‘The Bill’ and cult sci-fi series ‘Survivors’.  She joined the cast of ‘EastEnders’ in 1985 and appeared in the show until 1993, before reprising her role in 1997 and eventually retiring in February 2020.  Over the course of more than 30 years on Albert Square, Brown’s character was responsible for many of the soap’s most iconic moments, including being the victim of a murder plot by her son Nasty Nick and assisting in her terminally ill best friend Ethel’s efforts to end her life with a morphine overdose. Brown also earned a Bafta nomination in 2009 for her appearance in a powerful solo episode of the soap in which Dot delivers an emotional monologue following her husband’s stroke; she was awarded an MBE for services to drama in the same year.  Announcing the news of Brown’s death, an ‘EastEnders’ spokesperson said: ‘There are not enough words

ロンドンにイギリス初のLGBTQ+歴史博物館がオープン

ロンドンにイギリス初のLGBTQ+歴史博物館がオープン

ロンドン自然史博物館からV&A、ミュージアム・オブ・ザ・ホームからホーニマン博物館まで有するロンドンは、博物館が充実していることで世界的に有名だ。新自由主義からヴァギナまで、あらゆるジャンルの博物館を開設してきたこの都市だが、これまでLGBTQ+の歴史に焦点を当てたものはなかった。 それどころか、イギリスにも一つもないのである。この国のクィア史がいかに豊かで多様、そして限りなく魅力的であるかを考えると、これはかなり大きな欠陥のように思われた。 だからこそ2018年、イギリス初のLGBTQ+歴史博物館の開設を目指した、Queer Britainという新しいチャリティー団体が設立された時、我々は感激した。同団体は、4年間にわたる候補地探しを経て2022年初め、キングス・クロスに博物館の場所を確保したことを発表。その後、開館に関する詳細も聞こえて始めていて、感動はさらに増している。 そして、その名も「Queer Britain」というLGBTQ+歴史博物館が、2022年​​5月5日(木)にオープンすることが決定した。博物館が入るのは、アートチャリティー団体であるArt FundがQueer Britainに貸与している建物の1階(番地は、2 Granary Square)。 セクシュアリティーや性自認に関係なく全ての人を歓迎し、「英国やその他の地域のクィアコミュニティに内在する物語、人々、場所」をたたえる施設となることが目指されていて、入場は無料。バリアフリー対応もされている。 Photograph: Queer Britain オープニングを飾る展覧会は、Historic Royal Palacesのキュレーターであり、クィア史の専門家であるマシュー・ストレイがキュレーションする『Welcome to Queer Britain』。拡大する同博物館の収蔵品から写真や品物を集めた、比較的でコンパクトな「コレクション展」となる。 またワインブランド、Madame Fがスポンサードするクィアクリエーティビティーをテーマとしたアートアワード『Madame Prize』の第1回応募作品の上位2人、セディ・リーとポール・ハーフリートによる作品も展示されるという。 『Welcome to Queer Britain』は、 Queer Britainとそのミッションを紹介するために8週間開催。夏には、本格的な展覧会がスタートする予定だ。 原文はこちら 関連記事 『東京、LGBTQ+フレンドリースポット11選』 『新宿、LGBTQ+フレンドリースポット27選』 『東京、学びのクィアスポット6選』 『東京レインボープライド』 『東京、セクマイのライフサポートスポット』 東京の最新情報をタイムアウト東京のメールマガジンでチェックしよう。登録はこちら

36 things seriously worth doing this spring

36 things seriously worth doing this spring

As a season, spring symbolises rebirth, rejuvenation and renewal. It’s when the days really get longer and the London weather becomes a little friendlier – at least in theory. So, this makes it a perfect time to expand your horizons and start saying yes to the things you passed on in January and February. With this in mind, here’s a guide to some unmissable events taking place in London this spring, from cool cultural happenings to tasty food festivals. Watch a huge star on stage or a high-profile revival After weathering another tricky winter, the London theatre scene is absolutely buzzing this spring with a mix of big-name debuts and feverishly anticipated revivals. Mark Rylance reprises his Olivier and Tony-winning turn in ‘Jerusalem’, Jez Butterworth’s wickedly funny modern classic. Jodie Comer makes her West End debut in ‘Prima Facie’, a hard-hitting monologue with music by recent Time Out cover star Self Esteem. Photograph: Jodie Comer in ‘Prima Facie’ by Helen Murray Amy Adams also makes her West End debut, in a revival of Tennessee Williams’ early masterpiece ‘The Glass Menagerie’.‘Six’ director Lucy Moss steers the first major revival of ‘Legally Blonde the Musical’, taking place at Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre.Dubbed ‘Sexy Oklahoma’, US director Daniel Fish’s radically inclusive take on the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical ‘Oklahoma!’ finally hits London. Tempt your tastebuds at a food fest or buzzy bar opening Now that the weather is warming up a bit, it’s

Here’s what you should see at BFI Flare this month

Here’s what you should see at BFI Flare this month

After two years of online-only action, the UK’s biggest festival of LGBTQ+ films is back IRL for its 36th edition this March, and we’re really, reeeeally looking forward to it. This year’s packed programme features six world premieres, 56 features and 84 shorts hailing from 42 different countries, most of which will be screened in-person at the BFI Southbank, with a small selection available to view online for free. As usual, to help you navigate your way round the epic list of flicks, the programme has been split into a few different strands. There’s the Hearts strand, which features films about love, romance and relationships of all kinds. There’s Bodies, exploring sex, identity and physical transformation. And there’s Mind, reflecting on art, politics and community.  But that ain’t all! On top of that you’ve got the opening and closing night galas, several different collections of short films and a host of cracking events ranging from panel discussions to DJ nights. There’ll also be another chance to catch some of the best queer cinema released in the last year, including Pedro Almodóvar’s latest masterpiece Parallel Mothers and Jonas Poher Rasmussen’s stirring animated documentary Flee.  With such a massive wealth of brilliant movies to see during the ten-day festival, you may well be at a loss as to what you should be booking. So here five excellent picks that you can still nab tickets for in case you need some inspiration:  This Is Not MeTwo young Iranian trans men begi

Storm Eunice Heathrow: watch live stream of planes forced to abort landing

Storm Eunice Heathrow: watch live stream of planes forced to abort landing

Confession: nobody in the Time Out office is doing any work this afternoon. And it’s not because we’ve all been blown into a distant hedgerow in Zone 7 while trying to make it into our Covent Garden office. It’s not even because we’re all busy desperately checking Citymapper to see if we’re going to be stranded here until Storm Eunice chills the fuck out.  Nope. The fast-paced world of curating ‘Things to Do in London this weekend’ has been completely derailed by a livestream of planes trying to land at Heathrow. If you’re not On Twitter, you might not be aware of the Big Jet TV. Allow us to fill you in.  At the time of writing, nearly 200,000 people are hooked to the anonymous YouTube channel, which is streaming live from the arrivals runway at London’s largest airport as pilot after pilot attempts the butt-clenching descent onto runway 27L in crosswinds of up to 70mph. It’s stomach-churning stuff, made all the more dramatic by the anonymous host’s hilarious running commentary. ‘AH, LOOK AT THAT!’ he yells, voice muffled by wind crackling in his microphone.  From the enthusiasm in his voice, you can tell that this might just be the best day of this aviation enthusiast’s life. This is bigger than that time when that mystery drone ruined a load of people’s Christmas holidays. And we can understand why. Several members of the Time Out editorial team burst into spontaneous applause just a few minutes ago when an Emirates A380 (the biggest aircraft in the world!) managed to touch

Iconic London queer party Sink the Pink is ending after 13 years

Iconic London queer party Sink the Pink is ending after 13 years

Sad news, friends: the pink has finally been sunk! After 13 years together, during which they’ve sold 150,000 tickets to their events, collaborated with the likes of Pink, Little Mix and Mel C and performed everywhere from Glastonbury to Times Square, iconic LGBTQ+ party collective Sink the Pink have announced that their next event will be their last.  Formed by best pals Amy Zing and Glyn Fussell back in 2008 in response to ‘too many bland and non-inclusive nights out’, the collective can genuinely claim to be pioneers of London’s contemporary queer nightlife scene, having gone from humble beginnings in east London working men’s clubs to touring more than 20 countries, co-founding the gloriously camp south London pop festival Mighty Hoopla and, of course, starring on the cover of Time Out’s Pride issue for their tenth anniversary in 2018.  Photograph: Scott Chasserot Speaking about the decision, Fussell said, ‘No party can last forever. Sink the Pink has achieved more than we could ever have hoped for, so we feel it’s the right time to hang up our heels and make way for a new generation of queer London to shine through.’ The collective have promised ‘to continue to work with artists and brands to help make the world a little brighter’ and will also continue to be part of Mighty Hoopla, which returns over two days in June with a line-up featuring the likes of Sugababes, Anastacia, Steps, Jessie Ware and Self Esteem.  But as far as club nights go, the Sink the Pink Farewell

A groundbreaking new female-led music festival is coming to Hackney Wick this April

A groundbreaking new female-led music festival is coming to Hackney Wick this April

Diversity in the music industry has become a pretty hot topic in recent years. These days it feels like barely a month goes by without another festival being (rightfully!) called out for a woeful lack of non-white, non-cis or non-male artists on its line-up. But as much as it’s great to see people talking about diversity and representation, it sometimes feels like actual, measurable change happens at a pretty glacial pace. Which is why we’re pumped about the arrival of Risen, a brand new one-day electronic music festival happening in venues around Hackney Wick on Saturday April 9. Billed as a celebration of ’the divine feminine’, Risen features a programme made up exclusively of female, trans and non-binary artists. Amazing, right? And it’s a properly exciting line-up too, featuring loads of London’s most hyped emerging DJs and music collectives across the dance music spectrum. Female DJs Girls Don’t Sync will be there. Peckham-based radio station Foundation FM will be putting in an appearance. Intervention founder Ifeoluwa, Bristol-based DJ workshop crew Mix Nights and Parisian female-only record label RA+RE will all be rocking up in east London for the occasion.  It’s basically set to be a massive celebration of the wealth of female talent within London’s electronic music scene and beyond, and we reckon it’s a huge step forward when it comes to making nightlife and festival line-ups a bit more representative of the diverse range of people who attend them and help put them o

The BRITs are hosting charity gigs around London next month (and you can go!)

The BRITs are hosting charity gigs around London next month (and you can go!)

The BRIT Awards have given us plenty of memorable moments over the years. There was Stormzy calling out Theresa May’s inaction over Grenfell. There was Geri’s Union Jack dress and Alex Turner’s bizarre ‘rock ’n’ roll’ speech. There was Adele’s mic getting cut off, Kanye’s entire performance being muted and the time (who could forget?) when Madonna absolutely stacked it down some stairs. Oh, and the time Jarvis did a one-man stage invasion during a creepy Michael Jackson performance. But as fun as all those iconic moments were, most of us had to watch all them on the telly instead of actually being right there in the room, mixing with the UK music industry elite. Not any more, though, because this February, we Londoners have a chance to experience our own unforgettable BRITs moments live in the flesh at a series of charity gigs around the city.  BRIT nominees past and present will be performing at intimate London venues like Omeara, Lafayette, EartH and The Troxy to raise funds for War Child, a charity which supports children in wartorn parts of the world. There are nine gigs in total, with Anne-Marie, Bastille, Joy Crookes, Maisie Peters, Becky Hill, Fontaines DC, Mimi Webb, Craig David’s TS5 and Damon Albarn all performing between February 1 and 20.  And to be in with a chance of bagging tickets to your chosen show, all you have to do is donate a fiver to the charity’s stellar work via the competition website. You can enter as many times as you like, too, safe in the knowled

Revealed: the cheapest cities in the world for a pint of beer

Revealed: the cheapest cities in the world for a pint of beer

Whether we tend to plump for a classic dark ale, a crisp light lager or a thirst-quenching pilsner, if there’s one thing that most of the world can agree on, it’s that there are few things in life better than a pint of beer.In fact, few things have the capacity to unite humankind like our love of sinking a few cold ones at the end of a long week – even when we can’t so much as agree what unit the good stuff should be sold in, let alone how much it should cost.According to financial comparison site Finder, the average price of a pint – which is around 570ml, fyi, metric friends – has increased pretty much everywhere over the past year. That’s unsurprising given that bars and pubs have been closed for long stints in many places, with lots of us buying our booze from the supermarket instead.African cities tend to be the cheapest places to grab a bev, with drinks just £0.65 each in Freetown in Sierra Leone – although that would make sense given that wages are lower there too. Compare that with the outrageous £9.98 a pint in Doha, or £7.90 in Oslo. Ouch.Here are the top ten cheapest cities for a pint:1. Freetown, Sierra Leone - £0.652. Antananarivo, Madagascar - £0.673. Lagos, Nigeria - £0.724. Yangon, Myanmar - £0.725. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam - £0.746. Tashkent, Uzbekistan - £0.757. Lome, Togo - £0.758. Maseru, Lesotho - £0.759. Lilongwe, Malawi - £0.7610. Dushanbe, Tajikistan - £0.78 And here are the ten most expensive:1. Doha, Qatar - £9.982. Dubai, UAE - £9.943. Muscat, Oman