Event reviews

Kill It Kid Live at Chick Habit

Posted by Planet Nation on 08 March 2014

Usually a 4 piece band, however for this intimate performance, Steph and Chris did a one off acoustic stripped down set for Chick Habit. They did some covers and some of their own material, focusing on a country and blues sort of sound, just the two of them and a guitar.

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Game, set & roast - board games & roast dinner @ Bar Titania

Posted by Editor on 01 March 2014

A semi-regular venture of Brighton’s Dining D’s membership group to London selected new women’s venue Bar Titania for their most recent event. With Sunday roasts on offer, who wouldn’t?

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Bridging the Gap with Bridge Girls

Posted by Naomi Bennett on 27 February 2014

If you love a good cocktail, I recommend you ask for Ellie. She works at The Bridge every Thursday, and she certainly knows how to shake up a good Cosmopolitan!

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One Night in Soho

Posted by Planet Nation on 19 February 2014

We headed out last Saturday night to the 3 Soho hotspots for women, and got our cocktail dance groove on.

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Don't Miss MissFit

Posted by Editor on 03 February 2014

With toe-tapping, floor filling music, this event really starts to kick off at 11 as the women pour in. 

The music, supplied by DJ Sandra D and guests, was a lively, eclectic mix reminiscent of Popstarz in its old school days, guaranteed to fill the floor. 

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Bar Titania Launch Night

Posted by Editor on 17 January 2014

Just four days after the close of Soho's iconic lesbian/bi women's venue, Bar Titania stakes it's claim as the new girl in town.

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Bah-Humbug - the uncelebration of what's wrong with Christmas (VG Lee & Rose Collis)

Posted by Editor on 17 December 2013

Rose Collis opened with her banjo and stories of gender bending christmases past, with plenty of dramatic dyke-ness in a style not unlike that of "grumpy old women" but more interesting and funnier. For example, did you know that christmas cards were invented by the man who invented the stamp. Capitalism at its best. And over 1.8bn cards are send each year in the UK. 

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Create - a new night for women

Posted by Editor on 14 December 2013

Friendly masked "creations" floated about the venue chatting to guests, making sure no one was left on their own, introducing new friends and generally flirting.

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Laughing Cows London - seriously funny

Posted by Editor on 06 December 2013

Upstairs at Retro, with a dedicated bar, and fold out seats, Maureen welcomes the audience and is the most gracious host, as well as a cuttingly observant MC. From the Saga crew, to the Hounslow crew, no one was safe from this wit. Maureen also took us on a journey of new jokes, innuendo and Europe, during the introductions.

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Lounge - the rebirth

Posted by Anonymous (not verified) on 04 December 2013

Held at the Voltaire cigar bar at Blackfriars, the underground space gives Lounge the feeling of prohibition Speakeasy. The spell of virgin fruit juice was quickly broken, however, with our first expertly poured shooter.

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LFestive - a Christmas Treat

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 December 2013

Workshops with Kiki and lunch with the solos, songs from the singers like Promise, Eek and Beth, Spinning Planets, speed dating, comedy and Awards, these are a few of my favourite things!

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Planets and Stars - when we met Tracy Ryerson and Stamie K of 'The Real L Word'

Posted by Editor on 25 November 2013

The Candy Bar, a sunny Autumn Saturday afternoon, Planet London sits down with former reality stars Tracy Ryerson and Stamie Karakasidis.

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Polari Literary Salon: 6th Birthday and the 2nd Polari First Book Prize Winner

Posted by Editor on 16 November 2013

From humble beginnings in a bar in Soho, to the swanky Purcell Room at SouthBank, Polari, brainchild of, chaired and curated by Paul Burston, LGBT Editor at Time Out has come a long way and is still going from strength to strength on it's 6th Birthday. 

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"She's Electric" Lucy Spraggan Live at Shepherd's Bush Empire

Posted by Editor on 31 October 2013

Two singles, One album and a #7 chart position later, Lucy has become the full package. From aflop to electric dreams, it's a transformation of the highest order.

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One Love Wedding Show VIP launch

Posted by Planet Nation on 20 October 2013
 
The exhibitors on display were top of the range - for making a wedding/civil partnership extra special. The range included  of cake makers, photographers, suits, dresses, accessories, honeymoons, stationery and favours, decorations.
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Incite @ Phoenix poetry night

Posted by Editor on 11 October 2013

Incite began in May 2013 when Trudy wanted to put together something that was social and cultural. A chance for people to meet and socialise outside of the club scene, and get some culture at the same time.

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Comedy Review: Mae Martin Slumber Party @ Soho Theatre

Posted by Editor on 11 October 2013

"Come What Mae"

From the warm welcoming, understated entrance, it's like a humorous 'getting to know' a new best friend. Mae is charming, witty and modest. She tells tales about those familiar milestones of growing up with compassion and hilarious facial expressions. She's a self confessed Harry Potter erotica fan.

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Stonewall Fundraiser: Girls' Night Out

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 October 2013

Laughter, in the name of equality

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Chvrches at Chick Habit

Posted by Planet Nation on 01 October 2013

The night began with Chick Habit's own DJs warming up the crowd ready for Lauren’s guest appearance. Fans were not disappointed. She played over an hours worth of quality music, seamlessly mixed featuring Azelia Banks, Tegan & Sara, La Roux and even surprised us with a few more unpredictable choices such as Katy Perry and Chvrches’ own remix of Ms Mr’s Hurricane, creating an electric atmosphere over at Candy Bar.

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Laughing Labia, A riot between the legs

Posted by Editor on 19 September 2013

Launching its second season, Laughing Labia kicked off its opener in comedic style. This event is a platform for Women in Comedy and not just the usual suspects either. Also pleasing was the diverse and multicultural line up, which meant the five acts provided vastly different perspectives and comedy styles. The theme of the night was cultural differences and the humour that can be found in the space between two worlds.

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