Tuesday 9 November 2021

Opening night sesh

18:00 / Dalston Superstore

As every year, join us next door to the RIO at the pleasure palace, Dalston Superstore for a drink and a boogie…

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Opening Night: Les Démons de Dorothy + 2 other dirty cinematic trips

20:20 / Rio Cinema

This year’s film programme is glistening with camp, gore, sex, fantasy, gender glamour, and lesbian sadness. One…

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Streaming Now!

21:00 / Online

Throughout the festival we have a range of online events available across the web for you to cosy up queer at home!…

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Wednesday 10 November 2021

Streaming Now!

09:00 to 23:45 / Online

Throughout the festival we have a range of online events available across the web for you to cosy up queer at home! Nora…

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Wojnarowicz: F*ck You F*ggot F*cker!

18:15 / Genesis Cinema

Prolific, radical, urgent. The work of downtown NYC writer, artist, photographer, and AIDS activist David Wojnarowicz…

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(Tending)(to)(Ta) + Q&A

18:45 / Castle Cinema

An interdimensional correspondence between two beings sharing queer kinship and rooted in ‘tā’, the monosyllabic…

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Trans > Scribe > Me panel + performance + DJ S/He

19:00 to 23:30 / Colours Hoxton

An intimate conversation with trailblazing writers, in partnership with Cipher Press. In a society that tries…

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Little Joe Returns: Little Joe Issue 6 Launch Party

19:00 to 23:00 / Bethnal Green Working Men's Club

Six years since the launch of their last issue at Fringe! 2015, the cult queer cinema journal Little Joe returns…

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Gendernaughts: A Journey Through Shifting Identities (1999)

19:30 / Rose Lipman Building

In the doc that sparked a thousand Maxes, Monika Treut’s pre-millennial investigation into the gender transgressors…

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AILEY

20:30 / Barbican Cinema

The life and legacy of choreographer Alvin Ailey featuring remarkable archive footage, that not only captures the…

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Transvisions

21:00 / Dalston Superstore

TransVision is a fierce and fabulous club night centred around making space for people within the trans/non-binary/intersex…

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Trans > Scribe > Me PARTY: DJ S/He set

21:30 to 23:30 / Colours Hoxton

Celebrate trans magnificence at this shimmering set from DJ S/He after our panel + performance of trans writers…

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Thursday 11 November 2021

Streaming Now!

09:00 to 23:45 / Online

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Shorts: Hearts and Crafts

18:00 to 19:30 / Rose Lipman Building

From lubed-up plastic facial vulvas to tributes to loved ones, these experimental and handmade films exemplify…

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Genderation (2020)

18:30 / Genesis Cinema

Now older, wiser, and more furious, we revisit the academic trans players from Monika Treut’s 1999 doc in this…

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Potato Dreams of America

18:30 / Barbican Cinema

Writer / director Wes Hurley's autobiographical dark comedy begins life in a beautifully staged and lit USSR. The…

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Unreal Sex anthology readings + DJ Astro Jose

19:00 to 23:30 / Colours Hoxton

*In partnership with Cipher Press* Kinky robot orgies, time-travelling trans fuck buddies, cruising ghosts…  Tonight…

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SHORTS: Utopiapocalyptic!

20:30 to 22:30 / Rose Lipman Building

The world is on fire and the feeling of impending doom lingers but there is a glimmer of hope in the guise of sumptuous…

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RAW! UNCUT! VIDEO!

20:45 / Rio Cinema

A love story about fetish porn, this remarkable documentary charts the rise and fall of homegrown gay porn studio…

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Unreal Sex PARTY: Astro Jose DJ set

21:30 to 23:30 / Colours Hoxton

Dance in zero-gravity at Colours Hoxton to celebrate the launch of our Unreal Sex anthology, published by Cipher…

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Friday 12 November 2021

Streaming Now!

09:00 to 23:45 / Online

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Shorts: Young Hearts Run Free

16:00 to 17:30 / Rose Lipman Building

Get ready to have your heartstrings tugged by these 10 shorts that explore and celebrate the confusion, frustration,…

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Ma Belle, My Beauty

18:30 / Rose Lipman Building

A nuanced, aching exploration of the complexities of a queer, polyamorous relationship set against the sun-drenched…

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Southern Sorceresses

18:45 / Castle Cinema

Never has queer joy been so fragile and so defiant! Marginalised communities of Black trans women, indigenous groups…

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Love Hub : Confidently Queer

19:00 to 20:00 / Basement @ Glass House

Kicking off a weekend full of health and well-being events in the festival’s Love Hub, we’re thrilled to partner…

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Love Hub : Doctor Douche (and their magic disappearing hose)

20:15 to 21:15 / Basement @ Glass House

Ever feel like you’re damned it you douche and damned if you don’t? None of us learnt about butt douching in sex…

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Fetish + Desire

20:30 / Genesis Cinema

A rare and intimate conversation between filmmakers Topher Campbell and Campbell X, alongside screenings of their…

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Shorts: Long(ing) Summer Nights

21:00 to 22:40 / Rose Lipman Building

Can’t sleep? Don’t want to sleep? Moving from the night-before to the morning-after, this collection of gay men’s…

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CULT CLASSIC: Coyote Ugly

23:30 / Rio Cinema

‘You can't fight it. No matter what you do.... The night is gonna get to yeeow.' The most iconic night of the…

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Fringe! & Harpies present Slut Drop: COYOTE UGLY AFTERPARTY

23:45 / Dalston Superstore

The UK's raciest LGBTQ+ strip club Harpies hits Dalston Superstore for the official Fringe! camp classic Coyote…

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Saturday 13 November 2021

Streaming Now!

09:00 to 23:45 / Online

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Love Hub : Go Deeper

10:00 to 11:00 / Basement @ Glass House

Go Deeper is a safe, contained space for you to tap into the power of your nervous system through breathwork. Lee…

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Love Hub : Frou-Frouing the Fanny

10:30 to 11:30 / Cafe @ Glass House

After the success of last year’s Felting the Flaps, we bring you a new workshop on a similar theme. This time round…

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Love Hub : The Politics of Care

11:30 to 12:30 / Basement @ Glass House

Social prescribing, corporate mindfulness, and the 'private rental revolution' got your sense of care feeling amiss?…

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Close-Knit (+ family-friendly knitting sesh)

12:30 / Rio Cinema

After Tomo’s flighty mother leaves her for the umpteenth time and she’s taken in by her Uncle Mario, and his partner…

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Niven Govinden in conversation with Adam Zmith

13:00 to 14:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Reading a novel by Niven Govinden is both a deeply interior experience and also cinematic. A former film student,…

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Love Hub : Latin Americans living with HIV in England

13:00 to 14:00 / Basement @ Glass House

What’s it like to be living with HIV as a Latin American in England? Join film-maker Roberto Tovar as he showcases…

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Love Hub : The Love Hub Live Saturday

14:00 to 17:00 / Online

Can’t make it to our hub venue? Never fear - you won’t miss out! We’re bringing you a host of live-stream events…

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Love Hub : Accessing trans + non-binary peer-to-peer health care

14:30 to 15:30 / Basement @ Glass House

Trying to navigate trans and/or non-binary health care but hitting up against blocks in the system? This event…

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Bliss

15:30 / Rio Cinema

There's instant attraction and chemistry between Sascha and Maria when they meet whilst working at a Berlin brothel, and…

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Queer writing workshop: creating characters

15:30 to 17:00 / Arcola Theatre

Workshop facilitated by Olumide Popoola.  Most people read or watch stories not so much for plot but for company.…

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Shorts: Dance, Dance, Revolution!

15:30 to 17:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Every moment spent on these real, cosmic, and imagined stages becomes a joyous, powerful and revolutionary way…

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Love Hub : Wet Play

16:00 to 17:00 / Basement @ Glass House

Following on from our hugely popular Fisting for beginners sessions, we welcome back Ajamu X for a SPANKING new…

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Bender Defenders

16:00 to 17:00 / KO Combat Academy

Queer Boxing and Muay Thai classes run by queer coaches from Bender Defenders and KO Community Projects. Come…

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All Boys Aren't Blue + Black gay writers panel

17:30 / Basement @ Glass House

Based on the book of the same name, All Boys Aren’t Blue is a fitting translation creatively done, full of love…

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Lola and the Sea + All Those Sensations in my Belly

17:30 / Barbican Cinema

Mya Bollaers makes her stunning acting debut in this tender tale of a hot young trans girl skater, Lola, who is…

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Shorts: 10 Things I Hate About Dykes

18:30 / Rose Lipman Building

But mostly I hate, that I don't hate dykes. Not even a little bit, not even at all... - Julia Stiles, 10 Things…

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Love Hub : A is for Activism

19:30 to 20:30 / Basement @ Glass House

We round off Saturday at the Love Hub with a huddle of activists discussing activist-essentials: how do we do self-care…

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Shorts: Certified Freak, Seven Days a Week!

21:15 / Rose Lipman Building

Get where you belong at Fringe!’s feet, cinema slaves! Fiddle my ficus! Fuck my fisherman! Pop my corn, why don’t…

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Thirst trap

22:00 / The Glory

Dancefloor Saturdays are back at The Glory with the arrival of brand new night Thirst Trap! Quench your desires…

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Femmme Fraiche

22:00 / Dalston Superstore

Fèmmme Fraîche is a debaucherous, frolickingly-fun, forward-thinking clubnight, safespace & community support platform,…

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Sunday 14 November 2021

Streaming Now!

09:00 to 23:45 / Online

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Love Hub : Black Yogis

10:00 to 11:00 / Basement @ Glass House

Keeping to our tradition of kicking off our weekend in a calm and serene way, we welcome back Black Yogis. This…

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Love Hub : The Root of our Roots

11:30 to 12:30 / Basement @ Glass House

If you’re rocking funky dreads, Kilmonger locks, a Black Power Afro or your aunty’s wig this session is just for…

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The Bitten Peach x Fringe! present: Tokyo Godfathers

12:00 to 16:00 / Colours Hoxton

An iconic Japanese anime plus live shenanigans from your favourite local darlings, cabaret superstars, The Bitten…

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Shorts: Live Action Spells for Queer Bodies

12:00 / Rose Lipman Building

Starting with a spell, and traversing a range of performance documentation and moving image work, join us to celebrate…

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Queer Youth Art Collective

12:00 to 16:00 / The Outside Project community centre

Free weekly workshops by queer artists for LGBTQIA+ people aged 18-26, both IRL and on zoom. Queer Youth Art…

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Alison England's Spanking Masterclass

13:00 to 14:30 / Basement @ Glass House

Miss England is returning to Fringe!  Erotic educator, artist and spanking expert Miss England is returning…

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Gemmel & Tim

13:00 / Rio Cinema

Gemmel “Juelz” Moore and Timothy “Tim” Dean were 2 beautiful, brilliant Black gay men with full lives, loving communities,…

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Shorts: QueerTube

14:00 to 15:45 / Rose Lipman Building

Queers have always been the first to like, comment and subscribe to internet culture, whether it be Cara Cunningham…

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Love Hub : The Love Hub Live Sunday

14:00 to 17:00 / Online

Can’t make it to our hub venue? Never fear - you won’t miss out! We’re bringing you a host of live-stream events…

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Moon Manor

15:00 / Castle Cinema

Join this cathartic and surreal FUN-eral that brings a distinctively queer approach to personal legacy and the…

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Love Hub : Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

15:00 to 16:00 / Basement @ Glass House

Ever wanted to explore rope work? This (very) beginners workshop explores basic knot work to use with friends and…

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Shorts: Queer come the Ghouls

16:30 to 18:00 / Rose Lipman Building

I mean what would you call your 11th spooky short film programme?! These 5 films are a masterclass in the fluidity…

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Love Hub : Desiring T.J. Swann

16:30 to 17:30 / Basement @ Glass House

From ‘Dirty mags’ to ‘Only Fans’ Black gay porn has evolved over the decades. From print to digital it has shaped…

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Love Hub : Launch of Second Tuesday Monologues

19:00 to 20:30 / Basement @ Glass House

Yeah - we know it’s not a Tuesday! But why split hairs when we climax an epic weekend of Love Hub activities with…

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Closing Night | No Straight Lines: The Rise of Queer Comics

20:30 / Genesis Cinema

From Come Out Comix to Fun Home, via Dykes to Watch Out For and Brown Bomber & The Diva, cartoons come to life…

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