opening hours and events

queer midsummer party

SUNDAY 20 JUNE 2021
ONLINE
9PM–MIDNIGHT BST
LIVE-CAPTIONED IN ENGLISH
QUEERS ONLY / ALL QUEERS WELCOME

flowers! flirting! bonfires! a dash of wickerman-style folk horror & anti-christian antagonism!

an antidote to corporate pride events, with interactive performances, a community noticeboard open mic, and a “smoking area” breakout room where we tell each other how amazing we look.

hosted by sadie sinner (pictured) of the amazing cocoa butter club
featuring burlesque & drag acts:
lolita va voom
luna tiktok
rudy jeevanjee
and DJ bonzai bonner of shoot yer shot and lezzerquest

calendar

as we get closer to opening we will update it with our hours, all our events, and any jewish holidays when the café will be closed.

here is a link to view and import our calendar

(anticipated) regular opening times

wednesday–sunday
12pm–2pm
6pm–midnight

if a yom tov day falls on one of our opening days, we may close the café to observe. likewise we might open the café on an irregular day to celebrate certain holidays with the community. our calendar will have up-to-date information about when we’re open.

these times are subject to change: we haven’t opened yet! we need to see what regular hours work for us and meet the communities’ needs.

regular events

we regularly host a digital collective havdalah ritual every saturday after sunset. the start time varies week to week; see our calendar for exact times and link details. our havdalahs are in jitsi video rooms, and are not recorded or livestreamed to other platforms. they do not have live captioning or BSL interpreters.

future events

we’re very excited to have a space to platform queer and jewish events, groups, lectures, workshops, skillshares, conferences, nights, gigs, films, and more! we hope to livestream most of our events, and to have BSL interpreters at every event possible.

if you have an event you’d like to host with us, please get in touch.

a non-exhaustive list of the types of events we have in mind:

  • shabbos dinners and other jewish holiday events
  • inter-faith meals
  • antifascist organizing
  • poetry readings
  • music gigs, including-and-beyond kelzmer
  • drag shows
  • purim shpiels (which are basically drag shows)
  • solidarity fundraisers
  • yiddish singing groups
  • talks on jewish cultures, history, and historiographies, in yiddish and english
  • conferences on yiddish anarchism
  • kid-friendly jewish vegan cooking classes
  • yiddish lessons and reading groups
  • other minority language classes and events (BSL! gaelic! ladino!)
  • workshops on gay sign variant (GSV, a dialect of BSL)
  • lectures on polari
  • queer film screenings
  • banner making craft days
  • support groups
  • crypto parties

past events

you can see some of our past events archived on our youtube channel.