- Words Linda Sou
Queer Bruk is back for 2020, carving out safe clubbing spaces for queer people of colour.
The inclusive platform and club collective are hailing in the new year by announcing their next night for 28th February.
Navigating club spaces in London can be an exhilarating but confusing experience – at times tinged with alienation and feeling forced to suppress certain elements of your identity in order to fit in.
Throw in the extra complexities that being a queer person of colour brings and it’s a disorientating experience. The London clubbing scene, still, being engaged in a struggle with its chronic lack of inclusive spaces where these bodies and voices can nurture each other and be seen without judgement.
Enter Queer Bruk – a platform and club collective, founded in 2018, which attempts to centre and elevate queer people of colour at the very heart of its agenda. Through putting on inclusive LGBT+ club nights infused with Dancehall, Afrobeats and Soca rhythms, the platform aims to create positive spaces where marginalised people from across the spectrum can feel at ease and totally uninhibited by the institutionalised structures that are often at play when it comes to party politics.
With several nights already under their belt, their fifth iteration is relocating from VFD to Stratford’s Refreshment Room, so make sure to cop your tickets asap – this one is sure to sell out quick.
We’ll see you on the dance floor.