Excesstential Crisis from Sick Bag series by Angel Rose
Excesstential Crisis from Sick Bag series by Angel Rose
Our Femme exhibition as part of Femmetopia Festival took over the window during the festival month.
THE PATTERNED QUEEN
Chippy Aiton [the Queen], Stephen Staunton [Pattern] & Matt Chappel [Leopard Print]
Quotes from Billy Mann - Submit to Love Studios Artist
The Patterned Queen is a collaboration between three artists working in Submit to Love
Studios in Haggerston. The studio is part of Headway East London, a local charity
supporting survivors of brain injury.
Video Noise Trolley is a new window installation by Tomas Jefanovas. Tomas’s recent work explores and plays with intensity and noise to a level of it becoming the opposite - a calm and hypnotic void.
To celebrate our femme relaunch and the launch of our new regular Saturday club-night Femmetopia, Kat Hudson painted us some femme icons for our January window.
For our December window we celebrated our vFd family in the run up to our femme relaunch in January; releasing a new clip each day of advent.
Starting to define the real purpose and meaning for 'desire', the exhibition is about our artist's interpretations of the human impulse and will reflect the social and psychological importance of desire through their chosen practice.
Holly Revel's gorgeous portraits of Divine David Hoyle graced our window in October to promote their book PARALLEL UNIVERSE.
Doherty's practice embraces multiple art and fashion disciplines including drawing, painting and print design. His work is noted for its distinct textures and lines which lend to a dynamic and identifiable figurative style.
Stephen is a visiting lecturer at Central Saint Martins and a regular contributor to SHOWstudio and 10Magazine.
His clients include: Gucci, Liberty London, OAMC, Instagram, 10Magazine, Maison Martin Margiela, Ports 1961, Veuve Clicquot, MAC Cosmetics, Paul Smith, Craig Lawrence, Anna Trevelyan.
Back-slang and rhyming slang was omni-present for me growing up in the 70’s / 80’s. TV programmes like The Sweeney, Only Fools... Filthy, Rich & Catflap, you’d often hear of a ‘blag’ or that something was ‘bona’. I also worked on a market in Islington, where many of these words were used... and I found them hilarious. Like most slang though, they were formed as a ‘code’ or ‘smoke screen’ to use between those in the know, and as is often the case, will over time, work their way into common parlance.
I always liked Morrissey’s album ‘Bona Drag’ - not knowing that it was littered with Polari - I had no idea what the track ‘Picadilly Polare’ was about or even that many of these words I’d heard as a kid belonged to some kind of ‘language’. It was years later I found out where they came from after hearing a language documentary.
A window to celebrate the cant slang ‘Polari’ and the vocabulary’s assimilation into mainstream language.
My work often has hidden meanings and code. Feels like a bona fit.
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Q&A with Not Like That
VFD presentTHE NIPPLE CLUB - OPENING NIGHT!!! (*new monthly residency, last Sunday of the month at VFD)
Hosted by he of the luscious Big Nipples: ROY INC
This Sunday soiree will be a celebration of the nipple in all its glory - all kinds, sexes, colours, and shapes.
Tops On or Off... Nipples Pierced or Not... Fans of the Nipple, All Welcome
Wet Nipple Thumping Music All Night Long From Resident DJ Mitch
Best drink prices this side of Dalston!
Doors: 7pm free <9pm>£5 guestlist £3
Stand up, sketch, character, OTHER. Packed into the basement of VFD arts and performance space, you'll be treated to some of the most original, most inventive, most bloody HILARIOUS new talent in comedy.
It's going to be weird. It's going to be cosy. It's going to be great.
Oh, and you can pay what you LIKE.
FEATURED JUNE 14TH
ANDY FIELD - Chortle Student Competition Winner 2015 CAM SPENCE
ROBBIE ORMROD - "Audience favourite, stole the show" - The Stand Comedy Club
LOOSE BRIE - Malcolm Hardee First Minute Award Nominees 2016
SAM LAKE - South Coast Comedian of the Year
SARA BARRON - host of The Moth storytelling night
HOSTED BY TIM BUTCHER
TBT 2005 - UNOFFICIAL EVANESCENCE PRE PARTY AT VFD An evening of drag, performance and teenage drama
So you know Evanescence are playing in London this June right?? Its true. And its sold out! We're throwing a special Evanescence pre-party at VFD to gather together London's former emo kids to celebrate our early naughties obsessions.
Live cabaret from some of East London's finest lovable freaks, performing to the sounds of Fall Out Boy, Green Day, Panic! at the Disco, Avril Lavigne, MCR and of course, Ms Amy Lee.
Come dressed in your finest emo lewks, or launch headfirst into our GOTH DRAG BOOTH, where our carefully curated selection of mesh tutus, black and red wristbands, eyeliners and crippling insecurity can help you create that perfect 'nobody gets me' vibe. Will you be crowned 'Miss Understood 2005'?
Doors - 7pm Cabaret Show - 8.30pm Tickets - £3 Advance | £5 Door Hosted by Mark T Cox
ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE
girl unit b2b manara b2b amz all night!!!! £3 OTD
Spoken Word London is an open-mic poetry and performance night for anyone to come and join in, whether to speak or listen. Everyone who wants to speak gets five minutes, but no one gets more than five minutes. Speak in whichever format you want, sharing your own or others' work. Doors open 7.30pm, sign up for a slot 7.30-8pm, readings begin at 8pm.
'The New Girl' is the new memoir by trans woman Rhyannon Styles (columnist at ELLE magazine, author & performance artist) Styles is launching 'The New Girl' with special guests Kuchenga Kuchenga, Josephine Jones and Charlie Craggs who will be dissecting, interpreting and redefining the topic of gender, live!
Music will be provided by trans-drogynous icon La JohnJoseph
The event is sponsored by ABSOLUT - FREE SHOTS!
SPECIAL OFFER - copies of 'The New Girl' will be discounted from £15.99 to £8.99 - get your signed copy and shout up if you want a copy reserved.
Sunday 04th June 2017 7.00pm - Invite Only
9pm - midnight: after party - ALL WELCOME!
All donations on the door will go to Mermaids Charity!
'Inspiring and heart-wrenching' Paloma Faith 'Love Rhyannon. Love this book' Grace Dent
The New Girl is the transgender memoir you won't stop hearing about. Rhyannon Styles will do for transgender issues what Matt Haig did for mental health. Rhyannon tells her unforgettable life story in THE NEW GIRL, charting her incredible journey from male to female. A powerful book about being true to ourselves, for anyone who's ever felt a little lost.
'A story that will make you smile and sob in equal measure, and challenge everything you thought you knew about gender, sex, and fashion. Once read, never forgotten' Rebecca Root
'Rhyannon Styles journey of transition is fraught with the unique issues of her generation. Honest and unflinching, she walks the tightrope of uncertainty with confidence in the unknowing. A modern Artemis in the queer wilderness, midwifing her own becoming' Penny Arcade