Aug
18
Thu
Radical Romps with Ruby Rare (Rated 18)
Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm – 11:45 pm

 

Radical Romps with Ruby Rare (Rated 18)

Part of the PAM and Margate Pride Festival

 

DONATIONS goes to Margate Pride CIC

 

Queer sex is political, transgressive, and something we have to fight for, because it continues to be misunderstood by the straight world. But it’s also joyful, a way of exploring and celebrating ourselves and our connections to fellow queer souls. And porn can be an amazing way of showcasing this.

 

Join sex educator Ruby Rare for an evening that’ll spark your imagination and will hopefully enrich your perceptions of porn. We’ll watch some of their favourite films from the indie porn world, learn about the history of queer pornography, and reflect on what it means to commune with images of the queer sexual body alongside one another.

 

A final bit of housekeeping –  this evening will show sexually explicit content, so it’s 18+ and not suitable for those with delicate dispositions. While we’re watching sexy films, this isn’t a sex party, it’s a warm and welcoming space for all queer folks. Respect, care and consent are fundamental principles of this event, and all attendees are expected to uphold them. The organisers reserve the right to ask anyone to leave should their behaviour be in breach of these principles.

 

Schedule for the night!

Doors 7pm

Intro from Ruby (10)

 

Film 1 – Fuck the Fascism (8:26)

Film 2 – Leather Butches of Bushwick 2, Mondo Fetiche (11:24)

Film 3 – Gloaming (9:26) OR Two of Swords, Four Chambers (12:56)

Film 4 – In Between, Four Chambers (4:21)

Ruby to lead a little debrief, ask audience for their thoughts/what it’s like to be watching porn together! (5)

 

20 min Break

 

Film 5 – W/hole Episode 6, Aorta Films (6:08)

Film 6 – W/hole Episode 9, Aorta Films (8:47)

Film 7 – Human Botany, Four Chambers (11:20)

 

Final thoughts and wrapping up (10)

 

Sep
2
Fri
Frills & Spills
Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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Frills & Spills is a darkly comic show about class, power and privilege by Stumble Trip Theatre. Stumble Trip was formed in Paris at the Jacques Lecoq school by Grace Church & Chloe Young in 2017. They specialise in mischievous, highly physical comedy theatre shows that have toured to Brighton Spiegeltent, Prague Fringe, Edinburgh Fringe, Wilderness Festival & Camden People’s Theatre.

 

Frills & Spills depicts a codependent Lady/Maid relationship that is grotesque, absurd and magnetic, used to explore the dark underbelly of the ruling classes. Frills & Spills looks unflinchingly at toxic power dynamics and the behaviours that perpetuate oppression.

 

 

“Garish, volatile, unpredictable and grotesque…” (TheatreReviewer)

 

You’re cordially invited to an “excellently timed, infectiously funny” cabaret show about privilege & power from Stumble Trip Theatre. (AYT)

 

Expect profiteroles, petticoats and power play from two “boundlessly energetic Lecoq-trained clowns.” (ThreeWeeks)

 

“Outstanding”Fringe Review

 

★★★★ Broadway Baby

★★★★ Three Weeks

★★★★ AYT

★★★★ LondonPubTheatres

 

Director: Georgia Murphy

Composer: James Oldham

Costume: Mady Berry

Set: Clemency Calkin

Photography: The Other Richard

Dramaturgs: Koko Brown, Rubyyy Jones, Peta Lily

 

 

 

 

Sep
8
Thu
‘Illustration Station’
Sep 8 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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A night of drawing, making, good tunes and cocktails. Get your creative juices flowing at the Tom Thumb for ‘Illustration Station’. Make cool stuff to take away while sipping on a cocktail, swap drawings, stickers and zines, and come away feeling inspired! Everyone welcome – especially those afraid of the blank page. 

£10 in advance. Price includes all materials. Limited tickets available. 

This event will happen across two floors, the first floor is not wheelchair accessible. Please let us know if there’s anything we can do to meet your needs for this event. 

Oct
20
Thu
Luke Wright
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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WINNER Saboteur Award for Best Spoken Word Performer 2021

Whether he’s opening for the Libertines or reciting Georgian ballads down your local, Luke Wright is adept at taking poetry places it doesn’t normally go. John Cooper Clarke’s regular warm-up guy writes poems that are tender, riotous, caustic and romantic then delivers them with the ferocity and panache of a raconteur at the top of his game.

This is an ALL-NEW show with deliciously funny poems set against a backdrop of pandemic politics, ageing parents, and the this poet’s quest for JOY!

Wright’s third collection The Feel-Good Movie of the Year is out now from Penned in the Margins. Ian Duhig calls it a “a terrific new book: subtle, nuanced and movingly personal. A hurt man taking stock in fresh words.”


“Luke Wright is one of the greats. A poetic pugilist. Beguiling and hypnotic.”
Carl Barât

“His performances rumble with rage, passion and humour.”
Guardian

“He must be on some kind of dope” John Cooper Clarke

“Cool Poems” Patti Smith

“Fierce, wistful, romantic and witty. A sensational hour of poetry.” ★★★★★
The Stage

“The bard of lockdown” Telegraph

Nov
5
Sat
Sophie Duker: Hag (warm up show)
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

SOPHIE HAG

The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. Back in 2019 she was a Babybel – round, sweet, pure. Now she’s vintage cheddar – extra mature and hiding in your fridge. As seen on Live At The Apollo and literally everywhere else. Hag is her new stand-up show. Deal with it. Best Newcomer Nominee, 2019.

‘Laugh out-loud funny’ ★★★★ (Telegraph)

‘Extremely funny’ ★★★★ (Scotsman)

‘Rips through sex and race with relish’ (Sunday Times)

★★★★ (Evening Standard)

★★★★ (Skinny)

Nov
11
Fri
Harry Baker: Unashamed
Nov 11 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harry Baker november show

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet. Spectacularly Witty” ***** (Whatsonstage) Blistering wordplay” ***** (Threeweeks) Not one syllable out of place” ***** (The Wee Review) The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible” ***** (Broadway Baby) Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ***** (BBC Radio 1)

 

Nov
12
Sat
Harry Baker: Unashamed
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Harry Baker november show

World Poetry Slam Champion Harry Baker’s heart and humour has been watched by millions online and allowed him to perform all over the world, until suddenly he couldn’t. From reviewing toilet seats online to writing falafel-based diss tracks for Chris Evans, he’s back on stage where he belongs with his most heartfelt, playful, unashamedly Harry Baker-y show yet. Spectacularly Witty” ***** (Whatsonstage) Blistering wordplay” ***** (Threeweeks) Not one syllable out of place” ***** (The Wee Review) The Spell Over The Audience Is Tangible” ***** (Broadway Baby) Simply put… The greatest performer on earth” ***** (BBC Radio 1)

 

Nov
18
Fri
There was a little girl
Nov 18 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

there was a little girl

Millie is not like other girls.

In fact, ever since she was little she actively traded in her fairy tales for mud, cut off all her golden ringlets and created her alter-ego, Michael (an absolute legend with the best banter). She’s about to learn what it really means to be one of lads, whilst she explores and subverts the insidious roots of gender stereotypes, turning what she thought she knew on its head. Join Millie (and Michael, of course) as they battle against the assumptions of their former selves, when being ‘not like other girls’ is not all that it seems.

Part quest, part drag, part bingo, this multifaceted one person show strives to find a new approach to gender discourse. A witty, unflinching & truthful insight into growing up opposing the female narrative whilst being covered in 90s nostalgia galore

“A force to be reckoned with” – ★★★★ – Broadway Baby.
“I’ve never watched something more relatable” – Audience Review

 
Artist bio:
Millie Wood-Downie is an award-winning queer, artist/producer and poet. She works at the cross section of activism, live performance and creative experiences. She has been described as “intriguing, suspenseful and complex” (Fringe Review). Whilst being commissioned by the BBC as part of their New Creatives scheme she went on to win a Gold Award at HEARNow Festival 2021. Her first full length work with Penultimate Theatre Company, Forgotten Dialogue won the Brighton Fringe Pebble Trust award 2019. There Was a Little Girl is her debut solo show.
Nov
19
Sat
There was a little girl
Nov 19 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

there was a little girl

Millie is not like other girls.

In fact, ever since she was little she actively traded in her fairy tales for mud, cut off all her golden ringlets and created her alter-ego, Michael (an absolute legend with the best banter). She’s about to learn what it really means to be one of lads, whilst she explores and subverts the insidious roots of gender stereotypes, turning what she thought she knew on its head. Join Millie (and Michael, of course) as they battle against the assumptions of their former selves, when being ‘not like other girls’ is not all that it seems.

Part quest, part drag, part bingo, this multifaceted one person show strives to find a new approach to gender discourse. A witty, unflinching & truthful insight into growing up opposing the female narrative whilst being covered in 90s nostalgia galore

“A force to be reckoned with” – ★★★★ – Broadway Baby.
“I’ve never watched something more relatable” – Audience Review

 
Artist bio:
Millie Wood-Downie is an award-winning queer, artist/producer and poet. She works at the cross section of activism, live performance and creative experiences. She has been described as “intriguing, suspenseful and complex” (Fringe Review). Whilst being commissioned by the BBC as part of their New Creatives scheme she went on to win a Gold Award at HEARNow Festival 2021. Her first full length work with Penultimate Theatre Company, Forgotten Dialogue won the Brighton Fringe Pebble Trust award 2019. There Was a Little Girl is her debut solo show.
Feb
2
Thu
Sophie Duker: Hag
Feb 2 @ 8:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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The sexy baby from Taskmaster is all grown up. Back in 2019 she was a Babybel – round, sweet, pure. Now she’s vintage cheddar – extra mature and hiding in your fridge. As seen on Live At The Apollo and literally everywhere else. Hag is her new stand-up show. Deal with it. Best Newcomer Nominee, 2019.

 

‘Laugh out-loud funny’ ★★★★ (Telegraph)

‘Extremely funny’ ★★★★ (Scotsman)

‘Rips through sex and race with relish’ (Sunday Times)

★★★★ (Evening Standard)

★★★★ (Skinny)