Saturday, October 26th, 2019

Fringe! Queer Film Fest – East London’s innovative LGBTQ Festival


East London:  For its 9th Edition the annual Fringe! Queer Film Fest launches an eclectic mix of films, arts and events celebrating the whole spectrum LGBTIQA+ stories from around the world  This community based event has grown and has now established itself as one of the most exciting and innovative festivals in the city.

Finge! hosts a weird and wonderful eclectic  mix of events from unmissable films and workshops you never even knew you needed to do.  A lot of the screenings and events are free or affordable,  so there is no excuse not to try something that may be out of your immediate comfort zone .

Queerguru’s ANDREW HEBDEN will be doing just that .but meanwhile here is our list oF THINGS YOU MUST DO AT FRINGE! 

Opening Night TUE NOV 12,   WIG : CHRIS MOUKARBEL‘s documentary that looks back at the glorious past of NY’s icon Drag Festival WIGSTOCK .  You can read Queerguru’s full review HERE



WED NOV 13, 20:45 End of The Century     For anyone who has traveled alone the first 12 wordless minutes of this film are so recognizably real that you don’t realize you are being set up for a LOVE STORY that is not quite a poem, a painting or a dream..  Read Queerguru’s full review HERE



The Rio Cinema has always been a home for radical and subversive queer cinema, and to celebrate this they’re hosting a gallery show of the queer RIO archive materials and queercore zines, plus radical underground films in the new basement bar all evening. Strong adult sex-positive content guaranteed.
FRI NOV 15, 19:00  FUNERAL PARADE OF ROSES : This fabulous cult 1969 Japanese, film directed and written by Toshio Matsumoto, is  loosely adapted from Oedipus Rex and set in the underground gay culture of 1960s Tokyo



FRI NOV 15, 20:30 TO 23:45  PREPVERTS EXHIBIT   

PrEPster’s PrEPverts project started as a photo-shoot, and ended-up kickstarting conversations about how sex is represented in sexual health work. Photographer Ajamu’s work from PrEPverts will be exhibited across the weekend, culminating in a panel discussion on Sunday evening.

Time to be  a big queer kid again and  sit down in the library for some colourful stories read by the even-more-colourful drag queen ShayShay.


Saturday 16th November 2019 SHORTS: (DEEP) INTO YOU
It’s time for our holy sex-ational celebration of tantalising and erotic encounters in short form with  tasty platter of BDSM, daddy power and wetness .  Bring something cold to drink as you are guaranteed to get overheated 

Sunday 17th November UNSETTLED: SEEKING REFUGE IN AMERICA : Although set in America this is a universal tale that could happen anywhere in the world where LGBTQ people go to seek safe refuge …..particularly in the UK.. It’s the very sobering story of 4 asylum seekers who have survived death threats , brutal harassment for their sexuality and/or their gender nonconformity.  Whilst so much of the world are hostile to our very existence every reminder, such as this powerful documentary, should serve notice on our community.  We need to do more to help our brothers and sisters as one day that could easily be us.

EAST LONDON: 12-17 NOV 2019

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