Here’s the Blogger On Pole™ round-up of London events you can’t miss out on this March. Just to give you that extra FOMO.
Women Empowerment Day at London Dance Academy
My second home, the London Dance Academy, is celebrating International Women’s Day (8 March 2018) through a series of events for the LDA Empowerment Week.
Celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 with LDA’s Empowerment Week! Including: Burlesque Yoga Workshop 3 Mar 2-4pm with @twistertwirl Loving Yourself First Empowerment Workshop 10 Mar 1.30-3.30pm with @nofisa.caseman Twerk & Tricks Workshop 1 0 Mar 4-5.30pm with @misstwerkology londondanceacademy.co.uk/timetable, our app or 020 3490 1018.
Book at londondanceacademy.co.uk/timetable or call 020 3490 1018.
Talks & Performances
Floorplay is everything about pole dancing, minus the pole. Think floor work, lap dance, booty shaking and choreography. Open to amateur, semi-pro and professional dancers of all genders, solos and duos, Floorplay is a competition born in Australia and coming to London on 4 March.
Yours truly will be performing. It’s my first proper pole competition so don’t expect too much, but do buy tickets. After all, you might as well see what I’ve been spamming you with on Insta IRL!
Sunday, March 4 at 6 PM – 10 PM
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club
42-46 Pollard Row / Bethnal Green, E2 6NB London, United Kingdom
Is Islington the worst place in Britain to be a woman?
On International Women’s Day Islington will host an open conversation between academic researchers and pole dancers about being a woman in the borough. What’s not to like?
So why Islington? Because according to a 2017 BBC Woman’s Hour report Islington is the worst borough out of 380 local authorities to be a woman for reasons including housing affordability, education and safety.
To understand both the data and the lived realities behind it, Impact Hub Islington has invited the authors of the report from Islington-based NatCen Social Research and artists from Persepolis Pole, a female-led arts and cultural impact project in Islington that aims to challenge public perceptions of pole dance.
The academics and artists will reflect on how women’s identities are represented in public, what it’s like to be a female performer in Islington’s pole dance entertainment industry and what kind of change is needed to make Islington a better place for all women.
Thu 8 March 2018, 18:30 – 20:30 GMT
Impact Hub Islington, 27 Dingley Place
EC1V 8BR London
Becoming Shades serves up a sensory feast of dance, aerial acrobatics, music and fire performances set in Hades’ underworld as Chivaree Circus re-enact their award winning re-imagining of the classic myth of Persephone. Their 8-week immersive circus extravaganza is part of The Vaults’ festival and will run until 18 March.
Klub Kids Presents: Twisted Circus
If you are as obsessed with RuPaul’s Drag Race as I am you will be GAGGING to hear that some of the most famous queens will be performing together in London. The line-up includes America’s Next Drag Superstars, kickass queens across various seasons AND the first All Star.
You can expect to see:
- Chad Michaels (Season 4 and All Stars 1)
- Shea Coulee (Season 9)
- Kim Chi (Season 8)
- Violet Chachki (Season 7)
- Farrah Moan (Season 9)
- Milk (Season 6 and All Stars 3)
- Amanda Lepore (not on Drag Race but one of the most drag queens ever).
Organised by The Klub Kids gang, this promises to be the biggest and most unique show of drag HERSTORY.
490 Commercial Road, E1 0HX London, United Kingdom
Number 90’s Birthday
Number 90 Bar & Kitchen in Hackney Wick is back again to celebrate its fourth Birthday with its biggest party to date. Taking place over four days from 1 to 4 March, the event will see Number 90 hosting DJs, interactive entertainment and live music, all topped off with delicious food and drink. Each day will celebrate a different theme relating to the world of music, art and dance. Find more info about the event here.
Food & Drink Events
An Evening Of Meat at The Vaults
Cult American director Kate March and her all-female creative collective, I AM, bring their unique mix of choreography, performance art and food to London for a limited run this Spring.
Featuring a fine-dining menu and dancers using a table as a stage, An Evening Of Meat is a powerful conceptual dining experience exploring vulnerability, strength, sensuality and power. Menu highlights include:
- A scoop of chicken liver, served in a savoury cone, drizzled with a spiced beetroot glaze and walnut crumb;
- Salt baked potato, yeast beurre noisette, crisp pancetta;
- Melt in the mouth rare breed pig cheek oyster, with a side by side pairing of lentils, a gently spiced red dahl and herby Puy topped with citrus gremolata;
- 70% Guanaja chocolate and olive oil ganache, sesame ash, coconut bacon flakes and vanilla smoked salt.
Vegetarian options will also be available.
An Evening of Meat has gained critical acclaim in Sydney, Hong Kong and Berlin. The performance will challenge and engage audiences to play their part in the Art, making this the ultimate immersive dining experience.