drugs

NYC Downlow

NYC Downlow

Created to highlight excellence in homocentric dance music – vintage house, disco, soul and funk – the NYC Downlow was born at Glastonbury Festival in 2007. It’s a temporary, counter-cultural,…
Set me Free from GHB

Set me Free from GHB

GHB, GBL or G is an industrial solvent that’s often used as a party drug. The gays love it, it’s very unpredictable and it can kill. Despite the downsides, it…
Shopping and Fucking

Shopping and Fucking

Mark Ravenhill’s Shopping and Fucking hit British theatre like a punch from an angry junkie. Twenty years later it’s been revived at the Hammersmith Lyric. Can it still pack a…
The Clinic

The Clinic

The Clinic is a new play by Patrick Cash. Written with unprecedented access to Soho sexual health clinic 56 Dean Street, it’s shaped by verbatim transcript, creative work and spoken…
Shoehorn

Shoehorn

Amy Winehouse, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, Whitney Houston- we know the names of the famous, who lost their lives through addiction. But every day, people without a high public…
Hotwired

Hotwired

My first physical encounter with the world of leather and fetish was at the smoky circus of S&M known as The Colherne in Earl’s Court. Located at 261 Old Brompton…
It’s Vauxhall Question Time

It’s Vauxhall Question Time

This Thursday 23rd, I’m chairing It’s Vauxhall Question Time – 2015 Election Special (live from The RVT). Will we lose this precious venue? Is Vauxhall still the LGBT party hub…
Twisted- screening

Twisted- screening

In 1997, I wrote and recorded an underground techno record with producer/DJ Wayne G. The track was called ‘Twisted’. It’s a spoken word, kick-drum driven, stream of consciousness. It was…
The Future of Drugs

The Future of Drugs

The way we use, buy and share drugs has changed dramatically in the past few decades. The digital dealer is increasingly common, but is this evolution leading us to greater…
Cracking Up

Cracking Up

A chance encounter with a gangster drug dealer led to sex, violence and a brush with crack cocaine. It proved a harsh and valuable lesson, that could be shared with…