We’re collating a mixtape with a song for each year since Pearl’s dooors closed in 1981 that filled dancefloors on London’s Black queer scene. ‘Mixtape Stories’ hears directly from community members about the tunes that they remember, and the memories they evoke. Continue reading LISTEN: PEARL’S MIXTAPE STORIES 1 – YOUNG LLOYD
A great start to #PearlsReturn – the pics and a smartphone video from the ballroom uprising in Brixton Market – Pearl’s Goes West Continue reading VIEW: PEARL’S GOES WEST – THE START OF HOMECOMING
Over 400 people came to party last weekend – but the tech let us down and we had to stop early. BlackOut isn’t that easily defeated! Plus the music was too good not to share with you. So this weekend … Continue reading DANCE: UNBREAKABLE, GET DOWN ON LOCKDOWN
I like when I find my music putting a smile on people’s faces. And that’s what I wanna do with this second album. Also to play my part in healing the world when it comes to homophobia Continue reading Watch This Space: Daniel Molyneaux
This LGBT History Month we decided that it was high time to identify and celebrate more of the Black Queer people who have made a difference in the UK. We came across the life story of Berto Pasuka and we were hooked. Continue reading Read: Pasuka who? Black, Queer, British and visible
It’s been way too long since we hung out together. Since Christmas is a time for family, we look forward to seeing you there from 8pm. Continue reading Event: Soul BlackOut ‘Tis the Season Sat 22 Dec
Sunday’s performance of B, as part of the And What Queer Arts Festival, moved some of the capacity audience at Rich Mix to tears Continue reading It’s time to B
‘B’ is a new idea for a duet, seeking to explore the issues of being both black and gay. ‘B’ explores masculinity, intimacy, identity and being your ‘true self’. Continue reading Read: ‘B’ your true self
B is a new duet from GerrardMartinDance which deals with issues around being Black and same-gender loving – exploring masculinity, intimacy, identity and what it is to ‘B’ our true selves. Continue reading Event: B
Meet Mr Right (or Mr Right Now) on an app, or at the club? Read Uncle D’s latest dilemma Continue reading Read: Uncle D’s Dilemmas – Dating app or the club?
On Friday 7th July, we gathered Upstairs at the Ritzy in Brixton to party, to celebrate Pride and to launch the BlackOut Lounge. Continue reading BlackOut UK Lounge Launched in Brixton!
Keep creating spaces to be unapologetic about who you are and what you want. Destroy stuff if you need to. Continue reading Read: Watch This Space – Malik Nashad Sharpe