A late-night party, thrown by Wac Arts, to celebrate Hampstead Town Hall’s place in the history of supporting and celebrating the LGBTQ+ movement. DJ sets by Ana Matronic (Scissor Sisters), London's premier pop DJ Neil Prince, and Tim Hinson, and cabaret acts including Dolly Trolley Drag and Velvet Jones.
Between 1947 and 1955 Hampstead Town Hall hosted a series of fancy-dress balls arranged by the Hampstead Arts Society. In a write up of the 1947 ball, The Sphere newspaper declared “Hampstead goes gay.”
In 1972, just five years after the 1967 Sexual Offences Act was passed, the West London branch of the radical Gay Liberation Front put on a disco at Hampstead Town Hall. In 1977 the famous drag theatre troupe BlooLips, founded by Bette Bourne, gave their first-ever performance at Hampstead Old Town Hall.
Presented by Wac Arts.
This is an 18+ event.