Political: A Gender – 1st September

The Cutlery Drawer presents… Political: A Gender! Join us for a night to remember as we celebrate gender-transgressive voices and the powerful people behind them. Cabaret, comedy, music, poetry – it’s all here, and every penny of profit goes to gender-diversity advocates Gendered Intelligence.

£7 entrance (£5 concessions/unwaged)
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Open 7pm-2am, the show begins at 8 with the first of our short poetry sets! Sensational queer poetry will be sprinkled throughout the rest of the night: featured poets include Chroma editor Sophie Mayer and the legendary Roz Kaveney.

Radical queer cabaret collective Lashings of Ginger Beer Time bring us their brain-titillating mix of corsets, show-tunes, and political rage; sensational stand-up Sally Outen joins them with a set covering everything from dinosaur impressions to the lighter side of genital surgery.

The dashing pianist and singer-songwriter CN Lester treats us to their unique combination of low-fi smoky sensuality and pure angelic vocals, including music from upcoming album Ashes.

Also headlining is award-winning film-maker and artist Jason Elvis Barker, who will be entertaining us with his sharply-observed stand-up comedy

Short sets of poetry and stand-up will continue into the night: keep an eye out for Elaine O’Neill, Noah Gibney, Hel Gurney, James Webster, Jo Johnson, and Naith Payton. Killer Queen’s DJ Ruth Pearce will also be filling the air with a wide range of trans/queer alternative tunes!

The Royal Vauxhall Tavern is wheelchair-accessible and has gender-neutral toilet facilities. Seating is available. There is no designated quiet space.


Moulin Rage! The results are in…

Well, what a success for The Cutlery Drawer’s first event! We had around 70 people enjoying themselves in the Ballroom while our the performers made us laugh, think, and cry – and best of all, we took a total of £450! Factoring in expenses, that’s £385 for Rape Crisis South London, which has just this moment been paid by direct bank transfer. What a triumph! Stay tuned for information about our next event, and perhaps even a more detailed write-up of Moulin Rage itself…