You'll recall the tale in April of a guy going round to Boy George's place to "have his picture taken" and being chained to a wall before escaping to a nearby estate agent fearing for his life? Well, Scotland Yard said today: "George O'Dowd, 47, a musician of Ravey Street, EC2, is charged with the false imprisonment of a 28-year-old in Ravey Street on April 28."
It's alleged the victim was a rent boy who panicked or saw an opportunity to make some quick cash - well, there wasn't a Lib Dem to poo on was there? The truth may never be known but expect wild allegations and tabloid shock at the November trial.
The much loved evening of musical melange and male bonding, Homosocial, returns
to Barcode in both bars, north and south of the river every Thursday starting
November 8th. The convivial Stewart Who? plays classic disco, soul, funk and
house on rotation with Severino, Ben Jammin, and Joe Public at Barcode Soho and
Like sand in the hourglass, so are the nights we go clubbing. The merrygoround keeps spinning, and after the surprise of Matinee's move, so Future moves to Area. Running from 11pm to 10am on Sat 17 Nov. We reckon it'll work in Area:) Official info's below...
Most venues do something for World AIDS Day but Tonker are digging deeper and will be giving all their door profit on Friday 30 November to The Food Chain. They really want the event to be lots of fun and are looking for help - raffle prizes, DJs, performers, bucket shakers, the works.
All the info you need to get involved is below, just "continue reading." Just email the guys and they'll get int touch.
Matinee's moving to The Fridge and will launch with a big party on New Year's day. There will be no more events at Area. Oliver M who runs Matinee in London said the move was meant to take Matinee to the "next level" and was encouraged by Salvation's successful event at The Fridge. Matinee was a big success at Area making its move to The Fridge quite a coup for Orange.
Those Barcode sisters, Soho and Vauxhal are getting touched up again. The big news is that Soho's getting a total refurb from head to toe starting next month. Meanwhile, younger sister Vauxhall's having some "fine tuning" to get her just right. We're told sister Vauxhall will remain open the whole time, so to speak - not bad given she's giving it away before 10pm;)*
Barcode DJs on rotation are: Pagano, Pier Morocco, D'Johnny, Stewart Who? Gary H, Brent Nicholls, Hugh Stevenson, Alan X, Danny Macdonald and Faye Lanson. £4 after 10pm and still free with sister Vauxhall if you got a receipt from Soho that night - tart!
After the farce of Ruth Kelly being put in charge of key gay legislation by Bliar, Labour have done it again. How could they beat Ruth Kelly? We give you one Joel Edwards (pictured) who has just been appointed as a Commissioner to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Who's that, he sounds familiar? You'd be right. He's the general director of the Evangelical Alliance - you know, the intolerant gay haters who want us dead but are happy as they know we'll burn in hell?
Could Joel be different? Well, no. He was busy campaigning against a new crime of incitement to violence on the grounds of sexual orientation just last month. He's already said his views will direct his work.
So, another Labour victory for condemning bigotry and fighting for equality wherever it hides no doubt. What's next? Sending Blair to the Middle East as a peace envoy?!
We can't wait to see Stonewall taking this entrenched bigot with a mandate from the government out for lunch.
She's back and there's quite a DJ line up to boot. Martin tell us that headlining from Ibiza are DJ OLIVER (Home Of La Troya, We Love… Space)
and BABY MARCELO (the iconic face of Home Of La Troya, performing
“Disco Baby” live), with an entourage of Ibiza’s top dancers and
Also on the bill are London residents ARIEL (fresh from a
summer residency at Gorgeous Ibiza), ALEX CELLER, STEVEN BLACK, LOUIS
GUILHEM and MICHELLE OWEN, with guests including NICO DE CEGLIA
Lee Freeman has confirmed that DTPM is over as of Sunday 2 December.
In a statement, he says "There has been
much speculation and rumour about DTPM of late, so I’m finally putting
all that to rest. DTPM as we know it will cease to exist as weekly event on 2nd
December, when we will be hosting the last ever weekly DTPM @ fabric. A wild
and wicked joyride it’s been for almost 15 years, over eight of them
spent at fabric, almost four before that at The End, not forgetting Bar Rumba
for 18 months and Villa Stefano for just over a year too! My heartfelt thanks
to everyone involved at these venues, present and past."