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UNSKINNY BOP
Sat 20th October
9.30-2
Star of Bethnal Green
£5 (£3 before 10 & concessions)
free all night for refugees & asylum seekers

a celebration of queer joy through the medium of pop music

We play songs we love including but not limited to:
*Carly Rae Jepsen* *Sleater Kinney* *Beyonce* *Beth Ditto* *Jonathan Richman* *Sacred Paws* *Missy Misdemeanour Elliott* *Lorde* *The Sonics* *The B-52s* *Justin Bieber* *Sugar Pie DeSanto* *Little Mix* *Hole* *Lizzo* *Ezra Furman* *The Violent Femmes* *Cyndi Lauper* *Robyn* *The Modettes* *Prince* *Girls at our Best* *Rihanna* *Downtown Boys* *Little Richard* *Madonna* *Bikini Kill* *Boney M* *ABBA* *Taylor Swift* *Rilo Kiley* *Britney* *Tina Turner* *Donna Summer* *Selena Gomez* *Bow Wow Wow* *Shamir* *The Go-Gos* *Heart* *TLC* *The Supremes*

PLUS other 50s rock’n’roll / 60s garage / 70s camp / 80s overwrought power ballads / 90s gay disco / 00s slink pop / current bangers

GIRLS TO THE FRONT.

ACCESSIBILITY INFORMATION
The main dancefloor and bar is on the ground floor of the Star of Bethnal Green pub which has a step up of approx 4 inches to get into it from the street: a ramp is available on the door. The toilets however are not DDA compliant. There is an accessible WC approx 3 mins away which is open til 2am, please contact us for details. We do whatever we can to support access needs: do please get in touch.

The toilets are assigned gender-neutral for the night and security staff have received diversity training. The Star of Bethnal Green is not normally a queer pub, but at the Bop no homophobia, transphobia, racism, fatphobia or any other nastiness will be tolerated – please speak to DJs or door staff if you have ANY concerns on the night and they will be immediately addressed. The venue is in the process of signing up to the Good Night Out campaign and is committed to ensuring the best possible environment for boppers.

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What is Unskinny Bop?

Unskinny Bop is a queer disco for fatz, fagz and freakz of all persuasions. We play pop, rock’n’roll, girl groups, r’n’b, disco, punk etc etc etc. Lots of lovely people tend to come. Our friend Dr. Bill Savage makes amazing handmade posters. (You can steal the small photocopied ones, if you must, but please not the cut’n’paste collages.) We tend to get full up very early, and we really hate queues so please come early! Alex (Ghost School/Creep Club) is our regular guest deejay, they are beacon of joy in our miserable lives. If you’re planning a birthday party at the Bop, let us know *in advance* if you have particular song requests so we can try to accommodate them.

Deets:
Occasional Saturdays at the Star of Bethnal Green
10pm-2am
£5 / £3 (concessions/early entry)
Star of Bethnal Green
359 Bethnal Green Road, London E2 6LG
Come early to be sure of getting in…