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As a result of a fire, Bennet’s Night Club in Glasgow has been closed indefinitely

Glasgow Fridays


Brain Salad at the Arches. 253 Argyle St. 565 1023. 28th May .7.30pm £6 (£4). A provocative tale of two men muddling through unknown lands. Both provocative and eccentric, it runs from 26 May to 29th. (See panel.)

Clubs 1GLC Café Bar 1] Dixon St.

Glasgow Tuesdays

Cinema Robin’s Hood at the Glasgow Film

Theatre. 12 Rose Street. London Gay &

Lesbian Festival on Tour. Tue 8 May—Wed 9 May


Pink Penelope’s Penelope's Niteclub. 18 Jamaica Street. 847 0820.

I lpm—3am. Free. Weekly. If you're missing Bennet’s, due to its closure after a fire. drown your sorrows with the clientele of this re-established gay night. F.U.N. at Cube 34 Queen St. 223 8990. l l.30pm-3.30am. For those with the staying power AND the spending power to enjoy another mid-week dance-a-thon Cube presents its second night of musical mayhem (see above). Meet up with that handsome hunk or honey you took home last night. orjust get yourself another buddy/buddyette.

Glasgow Wednesdays



The Arches, Glasgow, 27-29 May

The collaboration between Andrew McKinnon and Herman van Baar is back to bear further creative fruit. The critical success of Look at Me, performed at the Arches in Glasgow last April, was sure to spur the theatre-makers onto newer and wider horizons. But just how wild and adventurous this new odyssey will be can be viewed in their new performance, Brain Salad. Scots t director McKinnon and 5'-

Dutch actor van Baar undertook an eight week tour of Turkey and Greece, returning with a provocative and exotic amalgam of pornographic statues, inedible food, religious guilt and a contemporary take on the spiritual journey of St Paul.

The hour-long performance, which packs in improvisation, monologue and film of their journey will, they hope, elicit laughter and empathy in equal measure. While keen to stress the project’s accessibility to all theatre audiences, the pair believe their gay identity is a force in their work.

‘In a sense this was an attempt to be archaeologists of ourselves,’ says Andrew, who lives in Glasgow. ‘The role of religion in both our early lives was fairly strong, and as a result the conditioning that occurs is not unlike that of a hard disk being programmed. Off-loading these early negative concepts of homosexuality is a long and gradual process.’

Amsterdam-based Herman agrees: ‘In addition to being an eccentric travel report, underpinning the project is some serious soul-bearing and intimate monologues.’ Given the contrast between their own backgrounds, how much of a double culture shock was it to be soaking up the experiences of Southern Europe for eight weeks? Andrew recalls: ‘One of the most fascinating aspects of Turkish society is just how male-dominated it is. Women were given very little opportunity to express themselves with us, and yet the guys could interact with each other in a tender and demonstrative but non-sexual way.’

Herman adds: ‘Certain images in our screen show speak for themselves. A section on erotic statues in Greece throws up a fixation for thighs, bums and torsos, while the penis held less of an attraction.’ (Brian McGeachan)

. Edinburgh Mondays

For LGBT Film Festival g information see Film : ClUbS section pages 28.47 Polysuper-Ghee: Mood Club. ()mni Centre. (ireenside. 07788 474 414. 10pm—3am. £1 before 1 1.30am; £3 after

; (£2 with membership card or discount pass). Weekly. New cheeze feast with a mix of 70s. 80s. 90s and the best from

today in the company of DJs Polysuper Pete. Ali and guests.

. Edinburgh Tuesdays


Vibe ligo. Picardy Place. 478 7434.

l lpm-- 3am. £3 (£2 members). Weekly. James Longworth provides the sounds upstairs at this popular. sparkly. charty

party while Nathan Scantlebury plays an

R&B mix downstairs. The best of the

Vibe acts including Beverley Rainford

and the Vibe Dancers.

3 Courses

Glasgow. 0141 226 5050. Karaoke is supplied tonight and Saturday for those who like their entertainment intimate and in-yer-face. The drink prices are very reasonable and the bar staff are friendly. If you fancy yourself as a Britney Spears or Robbie Williams sound-a-like just step up to the mic. There‘s no chance to be a wallflower in a place where everybody knows your name and they‘re awfy glad you came!

Fresh at the Polo Lounge. 84 Wilson Street. 553 l 121. 10pm—3am. £5 door entry or discounted ticket from the lovely Delmonica‘s next door. If you were fool DJ Darren. Dance and be merry.

enough to miss that unmissable date in

the camp calendar a fortnight ago (the Edinburgh Thursdays Eurovision Song Contest ) you can make I

amends by getting yourself down to the 7 CIUbS

Fresh night. While those of a laid-back Metrosexual City Nightclub. Market bent can lounge on the sofas. the dance Street. 226 9560. l lpm—3am. £3 before fiends may dutifully show off downstairs midnight; £4 after. Weekly club nite by before friends and potential playmates. James Longworth (VIBE. BLAZE.

Espionage) for the capital‘s elite gays. Glasgow Saturdays

The redoubtable DJ Filthee (Vibe. Kiss) Clubs

spins an urban music soundtrack. Lush at the Polo Lounge. 84 Wilson courses Street. 553 1 121. £5 door entry or Salsa LGBT Centre for Health and discounted ticket from their sister shop Wellbeing. 9 Howe Street. 523 1 100. next day. You want more. girls and 8.15pm. Recommended donation. boys'.’ ()K. tonight is the occasion for Weekly. Ten-week programme for you lovers of lust and the lush life to lesbian. bisexual and transgender come to the aid of the party. This party

women. Booking essential. lasts until 3am. AND you have a choice Yoga LGBT Centre for Health and of the door level seating area. the

Wellbeing. 9 Howe Street. 523 1100. trophy room or the dance area for the 7.30pm. Recommended donation. hardcore dancers.We recommend the Weekly. Ten-week programme for secluded ‘passion pit‘ upstairs for the

lesbian. bisexual and transgender especially shy and randy. Plush couches women. Booking essential! are provided.

Edinburgh Fridays Glasgow Sundays

Bars CiUbS Polysuper-Camp Newtown Bar. 26b Burly presents ‘Topless and Tattooed‘.

Dublin Street. 538 7775. 10pm—2am. the Arches. Sunday 30th May 10.30pm- Free. Weekly. DJs Polysuper Pete. Ali 3am. £10 (£8). Resident DJ and guestlf

and guests whip up a storm of camp you have a tattoo (and you ain‘t too shy classics. Sally F and DJ Michelle go a to show it) this is the place for you. If wee bit alternative down below. not. worry no more. as there are friends around with pens at the ready. Belly CIUbS buttons a speciality (we hopel). The Blaze Ego. Picardy Place. 478 7434. theme of the night is cruise-friendly and Fri 28 May. 1 lpm—3am. £3 before


Fourplay Envy. 26 Cambridge Street. 332 3437. 11pm—3am. £4 (£2 with flyer). Weekly. New gay club. A belter of a nite is guaranteed. but if your idea of foreplay is ‘are you still awake'?‘ you may not suit this super-cool crowd. Allure The Tunnel. 84 Mitchell Street. 204 1000. 11.30pm—3am. £3. Weekly. This newish gay nite is brought to you good people and the brains behind Cube’s Passionality and FUN. promising cheesy pop in the company of

share experiences and info in a fun and supportive environment. The first event of its type in Scotland. T Time offers advice from Lothian & Borders Police (personal safety) and Equality Network (campaigning for equal rights). There will be styling advice from Hide & Sleek and John Lewis (2—6pm). complementary therapy sessions (2—6pm) and an art workshop (3--6pm.


Polysuper-Mix Up Newtown Bar. 26b Dublin Street. 538 7775. 10pm—2am. Free. Weekly. New night of cheezee pop and charty hits for boys and girls with DJs Polysuper Pete. Ali and guests.

the dress code is rubber. leather. uniform. industrial. denim. rugby and kilts.

Glasgow Mondays 1


Passionality at Cube. 34 Queen Street. 223 8990. £3 (£2 with flyer). Weekly. 1 1.30-3.30am. Kick-start the beginning of the week courtesy of those gay-friendly chaps and chapesses at Cube. 1f the cheap drink and cracking sounds of DJ Shawn‘s don‘t entice you out of your post-weekend slumber then the regular talent on display for girls and boys just might.

76 THE LIST 27 May—10 Jun 2004

midnight; £4 after. Fortnightly. DJ James Longworth spins a chart and commercial/ funky house soundtrack. Lovers of the best queer and dyke tracks will doff their caps at the super sexy sounds from the coolest of all track trippers on the decks. Be there or be unaware.

Edinburgh Saturdays

; Courses T Time Saturday 12 June from 2 till

8pm at the LGBT Centre for Health and Wellbeing. 9 Howe Street. Edinburgh. 523 1100. T Time is an opportunity for all transgender people to come together.

Edinburgh Sundays


Taste The Liquid Room. 9c Victoria Street. 225 2564. l [pm—3am. £5 before 1 1.30pm; £8 (£6 members) after; £10 non-members on guest DJ nights. Weekly. Tasty brew of house and garage. BootyLUSl-lous Medina Nightclub. Lothian Street. 10pm—3am. £3. Weekly. The Sunday social settles into its new venue and becomes a weekly affair featuring DJ Dale Lush and residents Simmone Black and Pirnpster & Gee all playing a masterful blend of R&B. soul and funk and more.

Tai Chi LGBT Centre for Health and

Wellbeing. 9 Howe Street. 523 l 100. 7.30pm. A recommended donation will be requested. Ten-week programme for

3 lesbian. bisexual and transgender

: womenBooking essential.

3 The Hub at 1.0m Centre for Health a ? Wellbeing. 9 Howe St. 523 I l()(). 4.30-

7.30pm. Drop in for friendly access to

lesbian. gay. bisexual or transgender info. contacts and services. An easy. i friendly and welcoming environment is

guaranteed (coffee on tap!). This service

is also provided on Wednesday and