Sex positive nightclub forced to relocate.


WO Sex Positive Club Nights are in a dispute with Tower Hamlets Council over a license to hold events. Queer rave and fetish party Crossbreed, hosted at Hackneywick’s Color Factory, said next month’s event would be the last at the venue, partly because “puritanical councils are trying to shut us down.” “. In March, Tower Hamlets Council challenged the rights of venues to hold events with nudity or semi-nudity, claiming they needed a license for sexual entertainment. This inspired the second event Klub Verboten, which became a music-led rave. Club Verboten is leading a protest outside Tower Hamlets town hall this evening, accusing the council of “outdated and moralistic views”.

Starmer gets lost in the music.

Former Labor MP Alan Johnson told the newspaper there was a good case for free meals for all infants and primary school pupils (Dominic Lipinski/PA)

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Labor grandee Alan Johnson, left, bemoans Keir Starmer’s ‘boring’ label. “He’s like Gordon Brown… great speeches on the platform but quite awkward in interviews,” Johnson told the Political Party podcast last night. Starmer has an inner circle, plays the flute and clarinet and takes violin lessons with schoolmate Fatboy Slim. “He keeps it all very quiet,” Johnson sighed.

Sonali Bhattacharya

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New play Chasing Hers opens this week at the Young Vic, exploring working conditions in an Indian factory. Author Sonali Bhattacharya tells us we’ve reached a “crunch point” where people are asking if “the people who kept us going through the pandemic … aren’t being paid the pay they deserve.” . “Most of us are not getting paid enough and we are being asked to tighten our belts,” he said.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 25: Joseph Coen attends the premiere screening of the new Sky Atlantic drama “Catherine the Great” at Curzon Mayfair on September 25, 2019 in London, England.

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Stranger Things’ Joseph Quinn almost didn’t make it to an American talk show last night when he was arrested at immigration. Quinn, from Clapham, has gained international fame as Eddie Munson on the show. She was caught in the “dungeon” yesterday by a police officer who didn’t believe Queen was ready to meet TV host Jimmy Fallon. Another officer helped Quinn up, saying: “Leave Eddie alone”.

Friends of Caroline Flack yesterday paid tribute to the late presenter at ‘Flockstock’, a festival held in her honor at the Englefield estate near Reading. Take That was performed by Howard Donald, Ollie Murs, Natalie Umberglia and Tom Grenin. The standout was Louise Redknapp, who stormed the stage with her hits, while Ronan Keating made an appearance. The organizers were Flake’s family and friends Don O’Porter and Natalie Pinkham, who told us: “A lot of work has been done but when we knocked on it, no door opened”. We hear Flack’s ex, Harry Styles, was asked, but he had a gig to play in Tavern.