Entries in Gay (11)

Tuesday
Jun042013

MALMO, SWEDEN'S NEWEST LGBT-WELCOMING CITY

Malmö, a city reveling in the limelight of arguably the gayest music event in the world - the Eurovision Song Contest - has upped its game in welcoming gay and lesbian visitors, establishing itself as credible travel destination for LGBT people even after the quirky song contest has passed.

Besides the obvious and varied choices of gay and gay-friendly things to do (and weʼve provided a quick list of whatʼs in for LGBT people visiting the city at the end of this release), Malmö is the perfect citybreak choice for the discerning LGBT visitor because thereʼs so much more on offer in the heart of the city, let alone it being the gateway to the beautiful Skâne region.

 

ART LOVERS UNITE

Malmö is a great choice for those interested in cruising small art galleries. From local artists to international exhibitions, galleries like Kret, Galleri Rostrum and Makeriet offers something for everyone. 

The big news this summer, however is Malmö Nordic, the city’s major art initiative for 2013, a contemporary art event that opened earlier this month and runs through the summer until August 18th. Everyone from Malmö’s big art institutions to artist-run private galleries and public workshops are taking part, interpreting the theme and making their own contribution in the spirit of dynamism and diversity. www.malmonordic.se


FOOD FOR THOUGHT

Malmö is the city for foodies… home to the gourmet district of Mollenvangstorget (affectionally known to locals as Mollan), a live open-air market with shops and restaurants catering to every tastes from every country in the world.

But the most talked-about restaurant in the city is the strangely named Bastard – with a trendy yet cozy bistro atmosphere, focus on fresh product and nose-to-tail approach to dining. A meat-lover’s paradise. What’s in the name? Well you’ll have to go and find out for yourself, but it just goes to show that the people of Malmö do have a sense of humour! www.bastardrestaurant.se

 

SHOPPER’S PARADISE

Malmö is known across the nation for its design culture and there are some really exciting places to hunt down pieces for your home. Check out Ohlsson and Gerthel and Formargruppen. But equally, this is the independent shopper’s mecca… in the area around the square Davidhallstorg you’ll find some of the trendiest and chic-est shops - among them is Tjallamall – a haven of all things vintage, plus some unique, hand-made single-pieces by the city’s up and coming designers. www.tjallamalla.com

And if bargain-hunting is more your style, don’t forget to drop into one of the city’s fleamarket. You’ll find one every Sunday at Drottningtorget.

 

GREAT VALUE FOR MONEY

Malmö is a city with an intimate vibe – similar to Brighton, with its seafront location, modern architecture and diverse community. But ultimately, it is affordable, a vibrant city offering great value for money. You can stay in the city for under £100 a night in some comfortable digs, including the Rica Hotel and Master Johan.

www.rica-hotels.com www.masterjohan.se

 

For more specific things to do in Malmo, and updated shop, restaurant and art listings, please contact uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk or visit the official tourist website at www.malmotown.com


LGBT LISTINGS

Hereʼs whatʼs in for LGBTs in Malmo..

 

PARTY

Wonk

One of Malmoʼs premier gay clubs Find out more at: www.wonk.se

 

CABARET

Cabaret Moulin

One of the best drag shows in Sweden, taking place just once a month at the Tango

Palace. www.cabaretmoulin.se

 

CHILL

Chez Madame

When (if) you’re all partied out, try out this gay-friendly eco-cafe in the heart of Malmo.

www.chezmadame.se

DINE

Moccasin Mat & Vin

A gay-friendly restaurant , delightfully combining simple food and luxurious cocktails, this is a versatile venue for all tastes.

 

NEW OPENING

From April 25th, Gothenburg’s staple, the Bee Kök & Bar will open as Malmö's newest gay venue. You will find it at Södra Förstadsgatan, this "straight-friendly" gay restaurant the food is great and the atmosphere unique, with alfresco dining options www.beebar.se

 

FLIGHTS

Ryanair flies from daily from London Stansted to Malmo Sturup with a journey time of just under two hours. www.ryanair.com

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FOR LGBT PRESS INFORMATION, IMAGES, INTERVIEWS AND OTHER MEDIA RESOURCES, PLEASE CONTACT: UWERN JONG at BOUTIQUE MARKETING +44 203 286 3170 or uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk 

Tuesday
Apr092013

A STYLISH SUMMER IN STOCKHOLM

Jean Paul Gaultier is coming to Stockholm this summer - are you?

Stockholm has been style capital for centuries - from "Queer" Queen Kristina in the 17th century, to the golden days of Greta Garbo and not to mention modern day style icons like Robyn, Marcus Schenkenberg and Alexander Skarsgard.

But this summer, Sweden's capital city ups its Fashionista credentials because gay fashion icon Jean Paul Gaultier is coming to Stockholm.

From June 15 - September 22, Stockholm's Arkitekturmuseet will present 'The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier: from the Sidewalk to the Catwalk. This is the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier, a retrospective of his work. According to Gaultier there are no rules in fashion, everything depends on the limits of one imagination, so it is fitting that that this show makes a stop at Europe's alternative style capital. <http://www.arkitekturmuseet-gaultier.com/>

You just have to look around the city to understand why Stockholm is seriously cool. Home to cult-labels like ACNE and CHEAP MONDAY, through to the multi-national trendsetting duo Hennes and Mauritz (H&M) - whose collaborations with both the pop and style world have you queueing round the block whenever it launches. And shopaholics be ready to be indulged. From designer brands to vintage chic, Stockholm's shopping districts from SoFo to Ostermalm will give you some serious style cred.

And if it's style you want, style you're going to get. A citybreak to gay and lesbian friendly Stockholm is an amazing way to upgrade your weekend. Firstly it's a beautiful city of beautiful people. Secondly, there's so much to offer in way of fashion and culture for the discerning visitor. Thirdly, Stockholm is less expensive than you'd think - a recent Skyscanner survey puts an average weekend break to Stockholm cheaper than Madrid, Paris or Barcelona. All in all, this is THE city to visit this summer.

 

FOR ALL THE LATEST INFORMATION ON GAY AND LESBIAN STOCKHOLM VISIT: http://gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com

LIKE the facebook page for latest updates direct to your NEWSFEED: http://facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

 

COMPETITION

The STOCKHOLM GAY AND LESBIAN NETWORK is thrilled to be able to give away a very special prize - to win a 2-night trip for 2 to Stockholm and the grand opening party of the Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition. For a chance to win, visit: http://www.visitstockholm.com/jpgstockholm<http://www.visitstockholm.com/jpgstockholm>

*Terms and conditions apply 

SAS Scandinavian airlines flies times daily from London Heathrow and also from Manchester, Birmingham and Edinburgh. 

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FOR MORE INFORMATION ON WHAT GAY AND LESBIAN STOCKHOLM CAN OFFER TO UK AND IRELAND VISITORS, email uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk or call +44 203 286 3170

 

FOR PRESS PICTURES OF THE JEAN PAUL GAULTIER EXHIBITION, visit:

http://www.arkitekturmuseet-gaultier.com/english/press/press-pictures/

Wednesday
Mar202013

UPGRADE TO STOCKHOLM | MEDIA BRIEF

MARCH 2013 | Banner photographs: JENS GRIP
FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT UWERN JONG | +44 203 286 3170  uwern@boutiquemarketing.co.uk  


GET CONNECTED WITH STOCKHOLM
The ever welcoming city of Stockholm is proud to launch their brand new lesbian and gay portal and blog. This is where your readers and followers can connect with what the city has to offer for LGBT travellers.

Blog: gaylesbian.visitstockholm.com
Facebook page: facebook.com/gaylesbianstockholm

A GAY ICON IN ITS OWN RIGHT...
Stockholm has given the world gay icons for hundreds of years, from ”Queer” Queen Kristina in the 17th century to modern day icons like Abba, Greta Garbo, Lisbeth Salander, Robyn and TV’s True Blood’s vampire Viking, actor Alexander Skarsgård - we're pretty much a gay icon too. It's time to for the UK to upgrade its city break to a stylish, cultural and cosmopolitan destination just a mere 2.5 hours flight away.

These are some of the highlights for 2013...

 


“ABBA, THE MUSEUM” OPENS IN MAY

Don’t deny it, you’re a fan. From retro-Eurovision, to West-end revival, you can’t help but sing along to Sweden’s favourite foursome. 

ABBA, The Museum will become the home of ABBA’s collected works, set to be showcased in a contemporary, musical and interactive exhibition that allows the audience to get close to their favourite band. 

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THE SUMMER COLLECTION: “THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER”

Calling all fashionistas - From June 15-September 22, Stockholm’s Arkitekturmuseet will present ‘THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER: From the Sidewalk to the Catwalk’, the first international exhibition devoted to the celebrated French couturier. 

MORE >


STOCKHOLM PRIDE, AUGUST 2013

Stockholm Pride is something unique. The largest Pride festival of the Nordic countries and growing in strength, this year sees its 16th anniversary. Previous supporters have included Margaret Cho, Eurovision winner Loreen, Jedward and a host of other fantastic international acts. Guaranteed fun times!

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 ELECTROPOP ARTIST LIZETTE PLAYS LONDON

The Stockholm Gay and Lesbian Network and Visit Sweden UK are proud to present Swedish electropop artist LIZETTE in London. She will be performing at ONE LOVE event at the Cafe de Paris on Thursday 28th May. 

Lizette, who is bisexual, will be flying the flag for Sweden and Stockholm and be giving away a 2 night holiday for two in Stockholm. Attendees can enter by "LIKING" Gay & Lesbian Stockholm facebook page on the night. 

 

Monday
Oct292012

NO IF'S... JUST BUTTS!

No Ifs....Just BUTTS !!!

It's Sexy... It's Hard... It's Butt Camp! The Only GAY Workout DVD ever created.

It’s the side-splittingly funny workout that will have your BUTT aching as much as your bone. :) Your funny bone, that is...

BUTT CAMP is the revolutionary new workout that taps in the secrets GAY men have used for years to achieve the perfect BUTT.

It's all here in the action packed DVD designed exclusively for you.

Special Features: Create your own BUTTWORKOUT - Deleted Exercises - Alternate Ending - “Meet the Butt Boys” Featurette - Nipple Montage - The ButtBoys Album & A ScrapBook of Memories 

Release Date: 10th December 2012 : Available to buy from HMV - Amazon - Play.Com and many other online and high street retailers. 

www.buttcampdvd.com 

www.lighthousedigitalmedia.co.uk 

 

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For more information please contact RON GALE at Lighthouse Digital Media Ltd: lighthousedmedia@aol.com

 

Official trailer at 

Wednesday
May022012

GROOVE IS IN THE HEART FOR WHEN PUSSY FAGGOT! TAKES ON LONDON

New York’s legendary ‘Alternative Queer Art Party’ comes to London



When? Saturday 12th May 2012

Where? The MacBeth, Hoxton, 70 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6LP


FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

“This is a party with serious art chops...” New York Times

PUSSY FAGGOT New York Cityʼs pre-eminent alternative queer art party is bringing the show to London as part of their European Tour.  


Featuring pond-hopping talent from both sides of the Atlantic:

Lady Miss Kier (of Deee-Lite “Groove is in the Heart” fame) (NYC)
Gio Black Peter (NYC)
Shane Shane (NYC)
Colin Self (NYC)
Jonny Woo (UK)
CocknBullKid (UK)
A Man To Pet (UK)
Verity Susman (Electralane) (UK)
Alexander (UK)
Bryony Kimmings (UK)

Encompassing performance art, spoken word, dance, drag, live music, DJs and video art, PUSSY FAGGOT! is fiercely contemporary even as it harks back to the legendary East Village scene of the 80's and 90's when art, fashion, performance and club culture collided.

PUSSY FAGGOT! succeeds in bringing together “one of the coolest, most uniquely blended crowds around—pussies, faggots, dykes, trannies, you name it.” - Time Out New York

Internationally, PUSSY FAGGOT! has been presented at festivals in Manchester, UK and Zagreb, Croatia. Back in the United States, the party has traveled everywhere from Philadelphia to New Orleans – and even a rural farm in Tennessee! The site-specific nature of PUSSY FAGGOT! has lent itself to successful presentations in a range of venues inluding nightclubs, dive bars, art galleries and barns.

”You have to admit, “Pussy Faggot” is a catchy title for a party. It pairs male and female, straight and gay, and as an epithet itʼs pleasantly jocular. Itʼs so extreme itʼs funny.”
-Time Out New York


See you there...

Listing details

Event: Pussy Faggot
Category: Club night, gay or LGBT, Cabaret, Live music, Alternative
Date: Saturday 12 May 8pm – 4am
Venue: The Macbeth, 70 Hoxton Street, London N1 6LP
Tickets: £8 adv / £10 on the door
Box office: http://www.wegottickets.com/event/160094
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/events/332313846806416

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ACT DETAILS

Lady Miss Kier (Deee-lite) (NYC) / DJ set
www.ladykier.com
follow on twitter: @ladykier

CocknBullKid (UK) / Pop song writer Anita Blay and band
www.cocknbullkid.com
follow on twitter: @cocknbullkid

Gio Black Peter (NYC) / Live PA
www.gioblackpeter.com
follow on twitter: @GioBlackPeter

Jonny Woo (UK) / performance artist and comedian
www.jonnywoo.com
follow on twitter: @JonnyWooUK

Colin Self (NYC) / performance artist
www.colinself.tumblr.com
follow on twitter @colinself

Shane Shane (NYC) / performance artist and comedian
www.shaneshane.net
follow on twitter: @shaneisland

Alexander (UK)  / aka La Johnjoseph's music project
www.alexandergeist.com
follow on twitter: @LaJohnJoseph

Bryony Kimmings (UK) / performance artist and comedian
www.bryonykimmings.com
follow on twitter: @BryonyKimmings

A Man to Pet (UK) / performance artist and comedian
follow on twitter: @amantopet