Planning on a trip to London? Perhaps to enjoy June’s Pride festivities? Can we recommend the Hilton-owned The Trafalgar Hotel? Not only is the gorgeous hotel located right in the heart of town – on the edge of Trafalgar Square – but it boasts one of London’s most stunning roof bars – open to both residents and non-residents alike! Vista (pictured here), on the sixth floor, offers stunning views over Trafalgar Square, with the London Eye, Big Ben and other landmarks also clearly visible.
Albert Kennedy and Outpost merge
Two of Britain’s LGBT youth housing support charities have recently announced that they are to merge.
The Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT) and Outpost both support young, homeless LGBT people in the North West, the North East, and London. The charities are set to form new nationwide charity AKT Outpost. This will take place on 8 May 2013.
Outpost will continue to operate in its established region, offering accommodation and support services in the North East, while the AKT will help people in the North West and London. The merger should enable both charities to offer the best level of support to homeless youths and to cope better with the high demand for support networks.
Andy Bell's Spring Awakening
One of the most glittering events in the London gay calendar is the Spring Awakening party thrown by NAT (National AIDS Trust). This year’s event will take place at the historic Haberdasher’s Hall, Smithfield, on Thursday 30 May. It will be hosted by Christopher Biggins and Su Pollard (so you know it’s going to be a lively and camp affair!), while there will be an exclusive live acoustic set from Erasure’s Andy Bell (pictured) – his first live UK appearance since 2011.
Readers' winners announced
The inaugural Out In The City/g3 Readers Awards (www.outg3awards.co.uk) ceremony took place in London on Friday night (26 April), with a star-studded array of guests that included Stephen Fry (pictured), Dr Christian Jessen, Clare Balding and Craig Revel-Horwood. Politicians and campaigners were also represented, with the likes of Michael Cashman (MEP) and Lord Alli, alongside Stonewall’s Ben Summerskill and Peter Tatchell, among many others.
As One In The Park
The summer’s calendar of gay festivals will be kicking off with something completely new this year. From the folk at Orange Nation, As One In The Park will be a festival-sized development on their successful As One formula.
Until now, As One parties have seen a collection of club and bar promoters gathering in one, large, multi-roomed venue – with a different promoter and team of DJs taking care of a specific room. Now, the team will be extending the concept to a one-day festival in east London’s Victoria Park. The event will take place from noon onwards on Sunday 26 May.