Fri 01st Sep 2023
BLEDI invite you to Back to Bledi – a retro-themed takeover of the Glory in Haggerston!
Our 2 part takeover will begin with a show celebrating QTIBPOC performers and drag artists (limited tickets available – includes afterparty), and the after party will have us shaking our hips over two floors with DJs from across the SWANA region, playing club and party anthems on the ground floor and SWANA bangers underground (free entry before 10, £10 OTD after).
Non-QTIBPOC allies are welcomed and encouraged to pay for the higher entry fee. Reminder that this is a space prioritising QTIBPOC, be aware of the space you are taking. We will be allocating a small number of tickets for people who are low income (priority will be given to refugees and asylum seekers), please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
Bledi is The Queer SWANA Art Rave, a dedicated collective and night out centring QTIBPOC (Queer, Trans/Non-Binary, and/or Intersex, Black people and People of Colour) from the SWANA region (South West Asia/North Africa – commonly referred to as ‘the Middle East’). Bledi (Arabic for ‘My Homeland’) has created a space for SWANA Queers to celebrate our lives and showcase our talents, as underrepresented artists of typically marginalised backgrounds.
Performances by: Jinn Alhijra, Lujane Oud, Turkish D’light, Minara El Waters, and Tahini Molasses
DJ sets by: Envie, Habibtati, Seksu, Tobre
Glory Doors: 5pm
Bledi Show: 8-9pm
THIS SHOW IS DOWNSTAIRS
Please note The Glory is a queer venue run by queer people, for queer people and their allies. We operate a zero-tolerance policy towards homophobia, transphobia, racism, misogyny and discrimination of any kind. Be respectful or you will be asked to leave. Strictly no office, hen or stag parties allowed.
The Glory is a very old building with pre-existing accessibility issues and while we’ve strived to make the space user friendly, there is no ‘easy’ wheelchair accessibility to all areas of the venue.
MAIN BAR ACCESSIBILITY:
The main bar is accessible, though the toilets are up a flight of 3 stairs with a handrail. Wheelchairs cannot access the toilets however. There is a local restaurant a few doors down who have an accessible toilet that they are happy for our customers to use.
To access shows in the basement there is a narrow flight of 12 stairs with a handrail.
The main bar has plenty of seats and tables. Ticketed shows are seated unless otherwise stated.