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Sun 25 Jul: The Nipple Club

Sun 25 Jul: The Nipple Club


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

Wed 14 Jun: Basement Comedy

Wed 14 Jun: Basement Comedy


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.


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


Sun 11 Jun: TBT2005 - Unofficial Evanescence Pre-Party

Sun 11 Jun: TBT2005 - Unofficial Evanescence Pre-Party


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


Wed 7 Jun: Spoken Word London

Wed 7 Jun: Spoken Word London


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.

Sun 4 Jun: Rhyannon Styles launches 'The New Girl'

Sun 4 Jun: Rhyannon Styles launches 'The New Girl'


'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 

Fri 2 Jun: afterTouch

Fri 2 Jun: afterTouch


AfterTouch @ VFD round 3 of our nonsensical AfterTouch situations

and FYI this time we're packed with sweat, molten lava, tears + other bodily fluids

more visceral club music and experimental east-london drag than you can shake a fiery hot poker at

DJs: B.YHZZ (Warsaw)

KRY (Warsaw)

Ni-Ku (LDN)


Shay Shay

Lewis G Burton

Edythe Woolley

Dan McBride



Fung and Aurora (Chronic Illness)

Queens of The Underworld


Sun 28 May: Sunday funday ~ Funderbolt

Sun 28 May: Sunday funday ~ Funderbolt


CLASH///BOOM///THWARPLLL///(rumbles and other ominous sounds) The tumultuous seasons are a'changing unsteadily, dark clouds swarm on the horizon and the smell of static dust electrifies the storm chaser's souls. It's time for a blow out, a mega~storm, to cleanse the air and precipitate the coming summer sunshine.

We need a 🌬⚡️FUNDERBOLT⚡️🌬

The SUNDAY~FUNDAY squad are back again with a storm of colour and queerness! Loud music, flashing lights, flouncing through the clouds, dancing in the rain, and cleansing our cuts and bruises.

And as the eye of the storm passes right overhead, we will bunker down in the protective stomach of VFD and hold a very special late night drag show flooded with unique creatures spirited in from distant lands!

With extra special weather girl Ellis D giving us some shelter, and international megastorm Gaff~E hurling down hailstones of magic on the decks, it'll be a gail force party!

So take our advice, don't take any unnecessary journeys, hide your kids, and get ready for a transformational tempest late late late into the night!

Doors at 9:00pm, Shows at midnight, party party party til late late late get wet wet wet drip drip drip drop don't stop 💧

Sat 27 May: Burning Down the House

Sat 27 May: Burning Down the House


Pull up to the bumper + enslave yourself to our rhythm. It's our May edition of BDTH. Get ready for more…


Expect to hear: Grace Jones, Talking Heads, The Slits, Tom Tom Club, Siouxsie + the Banshees, Prince, David Bowie, Pet Shop Boys, Pixies, William Onyeaboar, Whitney Houston, Visage, Odyssey, Patti Smith, Blondie, Madonna, The Human League, Roxy Music, The Smiths, The Cure, Fleetwood Mac, Iggy Pop, Diana Ross, Depeche Mode, Kate Bush, Joy Division, Candi Staton, Bow Wow Wow, Chaka Khan, The Jesus + Mary Chain, Adam + the Ants, Cheryl Lynn, Chic, Demis Roussos, Donna Summer,


WHEN ♥ 10PM-3AM Saturday 27th May

WHERE ♥ VFD, 66 Stoke Newington Road

HOW MUCH ♥ £5 advance Tickets available on door too

Fri 26 May: Rad Festa

Fri 26 May: Rad Festa


oh my god who are you voting for? did you hear they called an early election? theresa may is such a bitch!!! but did you watch drag race last night? jeremy corbyn looked fabulous!? do you think she stoned those tights? which bathroom can i use? is this place gender neutral? is it a safe space? why did none of you tell me my dress was ugly? donald who?? meat is murder yes gawd? is that a real fur coat? brexit bitch!!!! OH MY GOD TAKE A FUCKING BREAK




PERFORMANCES Kevin Le Grand Bailor ( your fabulous host ) Kale Dogan

DJs Kevin Le Grand Bailor Alexandre Simões Josh Quinton

Thu 25 May: Matriarchy #1

Thu 25 May: Matriarchy #1


This is our first time, like a virgin... A Divine-inspired night, a house party filled with art, music and a stage made of dreamy marshmallows!

Live: Plastic Nanzy

Minnie Micros

With video projections throughout the night by sassy queen extraordinaire, Anna Bo

Hexmaze DJs

Fri 19 May: Deviate II

Fri 19 May: Deviate II


Party People! After the unprecedented amount of goodtimes had at our launch, we have decided that it is an absolute must to return to the lovely VFD for another evening of fun, frolics and general merriment.

Dig out your dancing shoes and don your party shirt, get ready for the Deviate DJs to take you on a groove excursion!

DJs will be selecting straight up music-for-partying-and-dancing into the wee hours, playing the best in Funk, Soul, Disco, Afrobeat, House, Techno and more. We'll be doing the place up all fancy for you, and back by popular demand we'll have the gals on the glitter station for all of your sparkly needs.

Entry is £3 before 11pm and £5 thereafter. Tickets on the door only. ***CASH ONLY***

Whether you have been champing at the bit for more grooves since part I, or missed it and have been kicking yourself ever since.. Run, tell your friends and that weird uncle, let's have another party of the highest order!

Time to Deviate!❤️??

Wed 17 May: Spoken Word London

Wed 17 May: Spoken Word London


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.

Free entry, but please buy a drink (or more) at the bar.

Tue 16 May: 'Lucy' film screening + Q&A

Tue 16 May: 'Lucy' film screening + Q&A


Fresh from winning Best Reality Performance at the New Renaissance Film Festival, VFD presents Lucy a documentary about the transgender story of Lucy Fizz. "Sumptuously shot, with an exceptional and instantly engaging soundtrack, this is not a sombre story of dark struggles – rather, it’s an empowering celebration of independence and of the love and support of friends and family." Dylan Jones (QX Magazine)

£5 - All proceeds will go directly to funding further film festival applications

Doors 19:45

Sat 13 May: Harry's Bat Mitzvah

Sat 13 May: Harry's Bat Mitzvah


Mazel tov hens-- This special evening comes but once in a young Jewessa's life.. dress attire is 13 y/o bougie and feeling herself,, we're going to party like it's 2008 til the sun comes up x so get that tuchus on the dancefloor xxxxxxx [BTW THIS IS MY 21ST BDAY XO] DJs: LOVERBOY HARRY SUSSI


Thu 11 May: Damzel Zine launch

Thu 11 May: Damzel Zine launch




Hello fashionistas and sassy pals,

Damsel invites you to thei first ever launch party happening on the 11th of May.

Please join us @ VFD Dalston to celebrate the release of our first issue! Our first issue is all about being and feeling Absolutely Fabulous and please expect the launch party to be just that!!!!

£3+bf tickets from eventbrite/£5 on the door*


& DJ sets from

Space Candy//Bubblegrime from space

DJ Toynoiz //Barbie booty bass

LADY BEATRICE//Sassy bangers non-stop



*proceeds from ticket sales will allow for further printing of the zine, however they’ll be a limited run on the night, so get down early if u want a copy!!

See you on the dance floor - STAY FAB!

Damsel x


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Wed 10 May: Birds

Wed 10 May: Birds

a night of new work by new artists
soundtracked and curated by Jeanie Crystal
Jeanie Crystal shows a new installation work RED,WHITE, & BLUE WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO YOU?
Soundtracked by the women of post punk.
Doors 7.30pm

Sat 6 May: Tongue POP!

Sat 6 May: Tongue POP!


Ima Ima Ima Ima Ima about to get up in this VFD GIG Gurrrrrl!!Tongue Pop, the brand new POP night bursting into VFD and you're invited (OBVS)......

Kylie ♥ Madonna ♥ Rihanna ♥ Drake ♥ Whitney ♥ Spice Girls ♥ Nikki Minaj ♥ Justin Timberlake ♥ Ariana ♥ Bananarama ♥ Carly Rae Jepson ♥ All Saints ♥ Britney Spears ♥ Cathy Dennis ♥ Little Mix ♥ Zara Larson ♥ Rupaul ♥ Jennifer Lopez ♥ Dua Lipa ♥ Cazwell ♥ Jess Glynne ♥ Destiny's Child ♥ Geri Halliwell ♥ Jamelia ♥ Fifth Harmony ♥ Clean Bandit ♥ Abba ♥ Beth Ditto ♥ Charli XCX ♥ Gaga ♥ Mariah ♥ Sugababes ♥ Tine Tempah ♥ Selena Gomez ♥ The Weekend ♥ Fergie ♥ Chic ♥ Billie ♥ Lisa Scott Lee ♥ Bobby Brown ♥ Fleur East ♥ Bruno Mars ♥ Sia ♥ Sean Paul ♥ Katy Perry ♥ Justin Bieber ♥ Miss-teeq ♥ Cher ♥ Shakira ♥ Girls Aloud ♥ Girls Aloud Solo Careers ♥ The Saturdays ♥ Iggy Azeala ♥ Taylor Swift and a lot lot more .................