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Duckie (at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern) *

1990s outrageousness still lifting the spirits on a Saturday night
A weekly arty, retro-happy and irreverent Saturday night event hosted by New Jersey-born handbag-wielding lipstick-lipped lesbian Amy Lamé, who in 1995 co-created this fabulous, mostly male institution with Simon Casson. The striking, stand-alone 1864 corner pub just south of Vauxhall's railway arches has had a gay thing going on since after the Second World War, with drag a house specialty. Lame and Casson are unyielding in their zero tolerance for attitude, conspicuous hipness and shirtlessness. Those who recall the Bell in the mid-80s might well think that Duckie takes the alternative spirit of that long-gone King's Cross hot spot to the next level and beyond. Expect adventurous cabaret acts — this is where legendary now-split performance-art duo Kiki & Herb hit London first — and a playlist ranging from indie to camp with a sizeable dose of radio oldies, whether the Smiths, Kate Bush, the Mamas & the Papas, Joy Division, Baccara, Depeche Mode, the Monkees, Pulp or Fleetwood Mac. Lame's accomplices include the Readers Wifes (music) and the Cloths, and these "purveyors of progressive working-class entertainment" are bolstered by the Arts Council. In early 2014 Lamé announced her intentions to seek the Labour candidacy for a parliamentary seat in south London. Watch this space.

Tags: Mixed Gay/Straight , 30-somethings , 40-something , Over 50 crowd , Cabaret


372 Kennington Lane
London, England SE11 5HY
Vauxhall

+44 20 7737 4043
http://www.duckie.co.uk
Saturday 9pm—2am



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  • "That may have been the funniest show I've ever seen at a gay club ☺️"

    Jun 14 at 11:15pm via foursquare ·

  • jason1974 is now a fan

    May 11, 2013 at 5:56am ·

  • dirtyblonde was here

    "We're "

    Oct 2, 2012 at 9:29pm ·

  • drackyboy was here

    "Any one up for fun now"

    Jan 29, 2012 at 9:24pm ·

  • N8ey is now a fan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:56am ·

  • sac is now a fan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:56am ·

  • Stevin is now a fan

    Dec 8, 2010 at 12:56am ·

  • sac was here

    Nov 20, 2010 at 9:49pm ·

  • upupa was here

    Aug 25, 2010 at 9:13pm ·

  • sac gave this place *
    Great fun night ...:

    Jun 17, 2010 at 4:38pm ·

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