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Timberlina at The Glory: London’s Own Bearded Drag Queen

SEEN can’t wait to witness the wonder of alt-drag folk rock and blues star Timberlina at The Glory, on Saturday June 3rd at 10.30pm. Timed perfectly for the general election Timberlina will remind us of the importance of environmentalism and sustainability whilst rejoicing that life for the LGBTQ+ and Straight communities is much improved in many ways, despite the issues that we are all wrestling with.

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Raised as a Quaker, Timberlina is the middle-class menopausal alter-ego of Tim Redfern, who is, according to Tim’s mum, ‘frustrated by the strains and challenges of everyday life.’

Interestingly, Timberlina dislikes the term ‘Gay’ feeling it is too marginalising, and shudders at the thought of all-pervasive Straight culture so prefers ‘Queer’, feeling that with all our quirks, we are perhaps all a little bit Queer. It’s a definition, SEEN is happy to accept.

The gig should be fabulous. It will involve the playing of a rarely-seen guitar that was given to Timberlina by a practising witch in San Francisco. Timberlina brings an impressive history of performance and activism to The Glory, and has been hosting the London Cult hit The Big Bingo Show every Monday for the last ten years at London’s legendary Royal Vauxhall Tavern. Other work includes LGBTQ+ cultural projects at Tate, National Portrait Gallery and the Science Museum and international performances in Hamburg and Sweden. Timberlina will also be singing at Latitude this year. All hail your majesty.

www.timberlina.co.uk

THE GLORY
281 Kingsland Road
London
E2 8AS

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Sculpture in the City, Art for Everyone

SEEN thoroughly enjoyed a preview of the 18 new artworks around the financial district’s square mile. Set up by The City of London in 2010, this excellent initiative expands its footprint every year, improving the area and proving that when people are happy, they work better.

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Alex Evans at the Foundry Gallery, Chelsea Quarter: LDF17

The astute reader will have noticed that SEEN loves art about London. There are many artists in this city who draw (pun intended) their inspiration from it, none more so than Alex Evans whose fractal renderings hint at the entropic nature of urban life and perhaps also our anxieties and isolation in the 21st century. His latest exhibition ‘Invisible Systems’ can be seen at the Foundry Gallery, tucked away off the King’s Road until 26th October.