November LGBT+ Events in Sheffield
The dark nights are here, the freshers events are over and the festive party season has yet to kick in, so you may have been expecting a quiet month – but fear not! We have another packed month of queer events heading to Sheffield. First up, Proud have their spooktacular Halloween extravaganza on 2 November at the Foundry, with dressing up absolutely encouraged. Jack Aird will be taking your pop requests in room one and Leo bringing the disco and dance classics to room two! They will be dishing out Halloween accessories and all the usual giveaways and treats with a designated photo area, candyfloss, popcorn and rainbow drops.
There will be more opportunities to dance the night away this month. LGBT Sheffield’s lesbian disco at Walkley Community Centre takes place on 24 November and the new Dinosaurs of Drag night will be on every Thursday at the Three Cranes, featuring karaoke disco hosted by Tia Anna and DJ Jaxter.
If you have always fancied giving drag a go, or perhaps you’re a drag artist wanting to share your skills and inspire others, head to Drag Your Face at The Drawing Room on 10 November. This is a make-up skill swap and experiment session with a focus on body confidence, a place where you can truly be yourself! Bring your make up, bring your ideas, bring your mates!
KINKY will be bringing their sissy queer angry punk back to The Audacious Art Experiment on 24 November for their last ever show (boo, hiss). You’ll be able to find the soft and salty pop of Cat Apostrophe, Brighton post-punk duo Instant Bin and Manchester’s queer trash baby Granola Suicide singing hauntingly beautiful antifolk.
At a fiver on the door (suggested donation, nobody turned away due to lack of funds) and BYOB, this will not only be your queerest night of the month, but probably your cheapest as well.
If pop is more your cup of tea, check out LGBTQ Pride favourite Smashy bringing his catchy tunes, sparkly jackets and outrageous onstage antics to Plug on the same evening. At the age of 20-years-old he has already toured the UK pride circuit, had four hit singles on the LGBT Music Chart, helped raise awareness for Anti-Bullying Week and been crowned the winner of the 2017 LGBTQ Music Vote (Song of the Year) with his single ‘Birthday Suit’. He will be supported by Dolls Nest, a fresh on the scene, Yorkshire-based drag queen. The concert will also include a free meet and greet after the show.
If that’s not enough live music for you, Fastlove – A tribute to George Michael is coming to Sheffield City Hall on Thursday, 29 November. The show is packed with crowd-pleasing anthems. From the Wham classics of the new pop revival to the chart-topping success of 80s album Faith.
For those of you after something a bit more chilled, or somewhere to recover from your partying, the Rainbow Gamers return to the Treehouse Board Games Café on 18 November, welcoming all LGBTIQA+ board gamers for a laid back Sunday evening of social gaming.
That’s your lot for this month! Until next time, love and rainbow drops…
Heather Paterson @heatherpaterson
Fri 2 Nov
Foundry, Sheffield Students Union
Sat 10 Nov
Drag Your Face – A celebration of Makeup for all!
The Drawing Room GSA, Broad Lane
Sun 18 Nov
The Treehouse board game café
Tue 20 Nov
Trans Day of Remembrance
Sat 24 Nov
KINKY // Cat Apostrophe // Instant Bin // Granola Suicide
The Audacious Art Experiment
Sat 24 Nov
Smashby + Dolls Nest
Sat 24 Nov
Sheffield Lesbian Disco
Walkley Community Centre
Thu 29 Nov
Fastlove – A Tribute to George Michael
Sheffield City Hall
Dinosaurs Of Drag
The Three Cranes