Secret Diary of a Door Girl #8: Nite Dykez

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Working on the door at queer femme events across the capital, this week the Nite Dykez bring musical excellence to Dalston Superstore WORDS AND IMAGE BY CLARE HAND Back in the day, in the awkward period between portable CD players (too lame) and iPods (too expensive), I’d stand next to the TV and patiently make [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #7: Man Up, The Glory

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week, The Glory’s Man Up, Europe’s biggest drag king battle WORDS BY CLARE HAND, IMAGES BY LYLA JOHNSTON “I reckon she only does it to pick up women,” said The Glory’s Jack Cullen mischievously, as he handed me a clipboard rammed with ripped-out [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #6: Mint

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week, the illustrious Mint BY CLARE HAND The first time Mint took over Soho’s Jack Solomons, back in October last year, the event swiftly sold out. 300 names were on the guestlist: if they all turned up, the venue – a plush speakeasy [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #5: Lemon Juice

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week, the return of east London’s legendary Lemon Juice WORDS BY CLARE HAND, IMAGES BY EGLE TREZZI “Lesbians go to bed early,” said Jo, Dalston Superstore’s doorperson, as I supped on a pre-Lemon Juice pint. It was 9:30pm and though the party had [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #3: Fèmmme Fraîche

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week we return to Dalston Superstore for Fèmmme Fraîche WORDS BY CLARE HAND, IMAGES BY EGLE TREZZI Creating a platform for female, female-identified and non-binary artists is why Fèmmme Fraîche (yes there are three m’s in Fèmmme, a queer cookbook nabbed the social [….]

Secret Diary of a Door Girl #2: Female Trouble

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Working on the door at queer female events across the capital, this week, Dalston Superstore’s monthly lesbian night, Female Trouble WORDS BY CLARE HAND, IMAGES BY WAFAH DUFOUR At midnight the music stopped. Celeste Guinness – the woman behind Female Trouble – grabbed the mic and beckoned Dalston Superstore’s tipsy congregation to the DJ decks. [….]