Expect unapologetic queer performances, raucous laugher and Big Queer Energy with performances from Harry Nicholas, Shivani Dave as Dishi Sumac and Adam Zmith. Followed by an in-depth Q+A with Ryan Butcher (Head of News at PinkNews).
Books will be available to buy and sign on the evening.
Doors: 6.30pm. First performance: 7.15pm.
About the performers
Harry Nicholas (he/him) is an author and campaigner. He has contributed to publications in The Guardian, BBC Newsbeat, Metro, Huffington Post and BBC3’s viral video ‘things not to say to a trans person’. A Trans Man Walks into A Gay Bar is his first book.
Shivani Dave (they/ them) is a journalist and broadcaster, specializing in LGBTQ+ news, culture, and history. They have made the multi-award-winning podcast, The Log Books – sharing untold stories of Britain’s Queer History, and Black and Gay, Back in the Day – bringing to life a photo archive of Black LGBTQIA+ history from the 1970s to 2000. In drag they perform as Dishi Sumac, the only Tory you would want to see in his pants.
Adam Zmith (he/him) is a writer and podcast producer. His book Deep Sniff: A History of Poppers and Queer Futures (Repeater Books, 2021) won the Polari First Book Prize and was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award. He is the writer and producer of the BBC podcast series The Film We Can’t See, and co-producer of The Log Books podcast. He’s always working on a novel, and is writing more non-fiction books including one about foot fetishes.
About the venue
The RVT is a gay bar. It has an accessible main door, with a small ramp for wheelchairs and is flat throughout the main area. There are gender neutral toilet cubicles that can be accessed without steps, but are not wheelchair accessible.
NOTE: Some material in this show may trigger or offend. This event is suitable for people age 18+. This is a queer and trans inclusive space. Cisgender and straight people are welcome – but please respect queer spaces and people. Racism, ableism, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia are not tolerated under any circumstances.