If you’ve been around for as long as we have, you’ll know that Soho has been steered by patriarchal ideals — which can be seen by simply sashaying down Old Compton Street on any given night — since the dawn of queer time.
So Futch is here to disrupt that dominance, and offer a guaranteed space in which queer women take precedence. On the first Sunday of each month, upstairs at the Duke Of Wellington which is one of London’s leading queer venues (thanks to manager Ollie who has a genuine passion for inclusivity, and his brilliant team), host Leia Organza (pictured) and co-host LoUis CYfer welcome guests and artists from all backgrounds to celebrate their queerness.
Let’s be real, this is exactly the kind of thing that Soho needs more of.
We spoke to the Duke Of Wellington deputy manager and So Futch promoter Cal to find out more…
How does So Futch distinguish itself from similar events on the scene?
So Futch is the only event in Soho curated specifically for queer women and gender-expansive people. So Futch exists to celebrate and create a safe social and performance space for ALL queer women. We welcome gay, lesbian, queer, bisexual, pansexual, asexual, intersex and questioning women; trans, non-binary and gender-expansive people – and everyone in between.
What is the vibe and clientele ordinarily like?
Every month is different with rotating performers from all mediums, from queerlesque to cabaret, poetry to open stage – it’s a panoply of queer troublemaking! It’s a casual, fun space above ground for queer folk young and old, drag kings and civvies alike, to mingle, meet and make memories!
The next So Futch is on Sunday 9th July celebrating Trans Pride at Duke Of Wellington, 77 Wardour St, Soho, W1D 6QA
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