A new literary-themed East London club night, called Late Night Library Club, is being launched, with the first event celebrating Sarah Waters’ Tipping the Velvet (Virago).
Late Night Library Club has been set up by the team behind The Amy Grimehouse cinema and arts club night that celebrates the “trashy, camp, cult and transgressive”. The new club night for book lovers aims to “add a touch of trash and a splash of camp” to the traditional monthly book club.
The first event, named ‘Tipping the Velvet: Drag Kings, Music Hall, Identity and Performance’, will be held at Sutton House in Hackney, London on Friday 10th July from 7pm onwards. It will be hosted by burlesque performer and sex writer Rubyyy Jones and will include Carradine’s Cockney Sing-a-long, a Q&A session exploring drag kings, music hall, identity and performance and a special presentation with Art Macabre, who host death drawing events. Dress-up is also highly encouraged.
The event is partnered with The Amy Grimehouse’s presentation of Paris is Burning – Tudor Realness on 24th July at Sutton House. Both events are part of Sutton House’s Women’s Season, with support from Arts Council England.