NYE is cumming early this year! Join East London Strippers Collective for another rowdy night of fun and frolics at Club Aquarium. Want to skip the crowds, the queues at the bar/toilet, waiting-2-hours-for-a-cab? Come along, pop a few corks and peak too soon at the raunchiest NYEE party in town, with pole dancing and live entertainment from the ELSC - the UK's only self-organised group of strippers, working to break through stigma and smash stereotypes.
Among the collective are some of the finest pole dancers in the country. Be dazzled by the aerial manoeuvres of Kitty Velour and friends. Spend a bit of time in the Ego Massage Parlour, (lift your spirits with the sweet words and touch of a bevy of beauties). Or treat yourself to a session in the wildly popular VIRTUAL REALITY Striptease Booth (experience a full 360 immersive video performance by members of the ELSC). Mistress of Ceremonies, Stacey Clare, will be on the look out for misogyny, resulting in ritual humiliation for anyone found guilty of harassing the girls or over-stepping the mark.
Dress up theme is Cocktails! Come as your favourite tipple - Sex-on-the-beach, Slippery Nipple, Tequila Sunrise, Bloody Mary or how about an Old Fashioned...?
As usual, ELSC aims to create a safe and respectful space for diversity, absent of stigma and shaming. We invite LGBTQI audience members to come and participate in an activity normally reserved for cis-males... Strippers of the East London Strippers Collective seek to challenge the patriarchal conventions on which their industry is built, and we warmly invite women, couples and trans/queer individuals into our world of wondrous titty-twirling, booty-clapping, pole-dancing and underwear-peeling.
Doors open at 9pm*
Pool Party at midnight.
£8 advance/ £22 Groupx4 £9 door /£10 after 11pm**
* Shows begin at 9.30pm - cum early to avoid disappointment!
**(Tickets to ELSC event allows entry to Club Aquarium for the whole night, venue open til 7am.)
WHO ARE EAST LONDON STRIPPERS COLLECTIVE?
ELSC are a group of feisty, articulate and fiercely independent women, who also happen to be strippers, challenging stigma and smashing stereotypes with their refreshingly honest and open discourse about their culture, working conditions and feminist beliefs. They have come together as a collective, united in their shared grievances about poor working conditions and exploitative business practises within their industry. They also lament the stigma surrounding their jobs; the lack of wider public understanding about what they do, compounded by negative connotations that come from poor mainstream media representation and “feminist” campaigns that seek to erase their industry and destroy their livelihoods.
To counter all this they have begun self-organising their own pop-up events to raise awareness, invite new audiences to explore their world and see what they do from a new perspective. So far their events have included parties, life drawing classes, public talks, costume sales, pole-dance workshops, a film screening, academic symposium and an art exhibition. Members of the collective have taught themselves how to run their own events and create their own working conditions. ELSC wish to generate a culture of respect around stripping by publicly recognising the value and worth of their creative talent and energy.