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Jan 23, 2015

The name’s Mills. David Mills. D-A-V-I-D M-I-L-L-S.

It's a truth universally acknowledged that the gay-on-the-go can never have enough hats, gloves, starred contacts on Grindr or David Mills performances down at the old Soho Theatre (handy for Soho Joe's next door where they do pizza for £10 and a very drinkable house wine). And he's back, back, back with a show called Don't Get Any Ideas. Too late for that talk. We already have. 

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Jan 22, 2015

It’s Euro Disco at its very finest. Yes, mesdames et messieurs, it’s Cerrone!

In our quest to bring you the very finest in disco (and no, Kylie's 'Your Disco Needs You' doesn't count), we would like to introduce you - if introduction were necessary - to France's foremost exponent of the form, Cerrone. As in 'Supernature'...

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Jan 22, 2015

Rubens. Yes, he is the one who did fat birds since you put it like that.

It's the first blockbuster art show of the year so get those elbows ready or you won't see a damn thing. Yes, it's the snappily titled Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cezanne. Still, at least it does what it says on the packaging. And it's at the Royal Academy of Arts, which does a nice sandwich or you can jump out the back and go to Cecconi's.

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Jan 22, 2015

A Most Violent Year. A most smashing movie.

This is Jessica Chastain, who we will not hear a bad word about. She is a fine actress, has a fine pair and takes her nana to the Oscars. Whattagal! And here she is in one of the year's best films (we know it's still only January), A Most Violent Year. We would recommend it. Heck, we ARE recommending it.

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Jan 22, 2015

Gods and Monsters on stage! This, clearly, is the god.

You remember Gods and Monsters. Yes, you do. The 1998 film starring Sir Ian McKellen and the late Lynn Redgrave about real-life gay horror director James Whale and his crush on his hunky gardener. Ringing any bells? Well, whether it is or it isn't, it is about to become a play featuring a man with no top on. That would be him up there.

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Jan 15, 2015

Everything’s coming up roses down at the Savoy!

Some combinations just can't fail. Fat and sugar, for instance. Champagne and handsome men. Oh and Imelda Staunton and Stephen Sondheim. You know that already because you took our advice and went to see her in Sweeney Todd. And now you can learn it all over again when she lands in London in Gypsy, the heart-warming tale of a mother pushing her daughter into the stripping business.

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Jan 15, 2015

They’re naked. They’re boys. They’re reading. They’re Naked Boys Reading!

We must admit, the first time we went down to the really rather gorgeous Ace Hotel in London's edgy Shoreditch to see Naked Boys Reading, we weren't expecting that much. Some naked boys, probably ropey. Some bad reading. You know. But we were forced to eat our words as we enjoyed a rather touching evening out. With nudity. Not ropey at all. And they're doing it again!

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Jan 15, 2015

Brighten up your smile. For free! We’re not saying you need it but…

It's a truth well known among gay men that if you're going to spend money, make sure you spend it above the neck. No one looks at shoes and in a nightclub, no one can see below your clavicle so if you're going to splash out on your appearance, spend it on hair, skin, glasses and teeth. Especially teeth. White teeth make you look younger, fresher, more kissable. Which is where Harley Street White Smile Clinic comes in.

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