Cabaret & Festivals
2019 LGBT Pride
For the last three years (2016 to 2019) Homo Promos has organised a kind of LGBT Pride celebration at the Ivy House in Stuart Road, Nunhead.
This is a community pub owned by hundreds of local shareholders and run by an elected management committee on a not-for-profit basis. In 2019 we put on the wonderful Thom Fitzgerald film,Cloudburst.
This spirited and inspirational tale appealed especially to the older lesbian audience, who really identified with the two veterans Olympia Dukakis and Brenda Fricker, on the run to Canada to get married so that a homophobic granddaughter couldn't put them in a care home and separate them.
The Capital Quiz Cup was won MCC+ in a Queer Quiz which nevertheless saw non-LGBT teams scoring quite highly. The cup remains with them until 2021 Pride.
The Queer Cabaret Night attracted a good turn‐out to support Alex and the Loud and Queerly troupe. Alex organises cabaret workshops in Camden and used this to give some new performers a try‐out to boost confidence.
After some nervous starts they were terrific and Peter Scott-Presland opened each half with awarm‐up act .
There is now talk of doing a panto for Christmas 2019 at the pub.
Coming Out ‐ Ready or Not
Peter and Consenting Adults in Public (Homo Promos’ previous incarnation) organised the first mega‐benefit in the country, in aid of Lesbian Line and London Lesbian and Gay Switchboard, as it was then, which took place in December 1982.