Kicking off a new season at The Glory is Nikki 'Pearl' Shaill, presenting poetic poses exploring the theme of pearls. Sketch the 'Pearly Queer of Clapton', nude but for a string of these 'teardrops of the moon'. Her poses draw upon mythology and symbolism associated with the pearl across different stories, legends and vintage photography. Listen to a soundtrack specially selected pearl jams whilst you sketch her. 7-9pm. 18+. Pub doors 5pm.
Starkers returns to the respectfully raucous club night for book worms. This time, Late Night Library Club brings 1980s London to life with all its hypocrisy, homosexuality, madness and privilege - great fodder for our life drawing tableaux. Dress-up is highly encouraged, so get suited and booted for the hottest (library) ticket in town. At the National Trust's Sutton House, Hackney.
Come and visit the Starkers stall at Wotever World's Queer Fayre, a family friendly Christmas Market for Queer Art & Craft. We'll have a range of original nudes and Starkers goodies for sale, the perfect Christmas gifts for your arty queer friends and family. Hosted at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern.
This November, Starkers at the Glory brings you a furry treat: BearTiger. Grrrrrab your charcoal and draw one of London's most popular nude models in the Glory's downstairs cabaret bar. Charcoal and paper included - feel free to bring any other drawing materials you like. Pub doors 5pm. Drawing starts at 7pm. 18+
Two nude models drinking tea, playing music, catching up on correspondence: Starkers returns to RIBA with a fond look at Georgian traditions that define British domesticity today. Inspired by artist Pablo Bronstein's response to Neo-Georgian architecture, this life drawing event is part of Architecture Drawing Day in RIBA's stunning 1930s headquarters. The event will be brought to life by models Dominic Blake and Roy Joseph Butler with tutor and host Leo Crane.
This October, Starkers at the Glory brings you the fabulous Ruby Rare, the performer who bounces around between art, drag and the sexual revolution. Grab your charcoal and draw her in the Glory's downstairs cabaret bar. Charcoal and paper included - feel free to bring any other drawing materials you like. Pub doors 5pm. Drawing starts at 7pm. 18+
We kick off our new season at The Glory with brand new talent at another Starkers Academy. Come and draw enthusiastic new models coached by our very own Roy Joseph Butler. Bring your own materials or just bring you. Starkers materials are available to pre-order or buy on the day. Check our event pages on Facebook for the latest updates. Pub doors 5pm. 18+. Tickets £10. Tickets are for those who want to draw. Want to model? Get in touch!
There will be dolls. There will be dildos. There will be LIDIA. The pink pageant of girlhood is about to be disrupted. Who needs Prince Charming anyway! Come and draw one of London's finest models in a sanctuary that looks like it's been "hosed down with Pepto Bismol"
On 11 April, Starkers at The Glory brings you ROY, star model of Jessie Parsons' short documentary Mirror Doesn't Love You Like This. Roy claims: "I revel in the torture I put myself through," a hint at the theme for this week's session. We will be screening the film as part of the event. Next week, we bring you Roy's co-star CARLA - don't forget to book your ticket for that one too!
Our residency at The Glory continues with SISTER SATURNALIA inspired by the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. Artist and model Peter Maverick has kicked the habit and will be posing nude. This Sister says: "Keep it simple, draw my wimple!" Prepare for high camp. Please note that Sister Saturnalia is invented for your drawing pleasure. For more information on the real Sisters and their community service, ministry and outreach, visit their website.
Starkers launches with an exuberant, inclusive celebration of the nude at The Glory, London’s queer and alternative nightlife mecca. To kick off, we pit Freyia and Pavel against each other in a nude model pose off. Can’t draw? Who cares! This is a regular Tuesday night drink and draw extravaganza with a queer little twist. Bring your own materials or just bring you. Starkers sketchpads and pencils are available to buy on the day. Tickets £10. Pub doors 5pm. 18+