The Glory


this woman's journey into self-discovery is one of the best things to watch this week

Watch a short film by Eniye Kagbala and Samuel Douek and read about everything else you need to watch, see and do in the next seven days.
Matthew Whitehouse

sketchsesh: when we hosted life drawing classes in our office

What’s the most fun you could have on a Monday night? SketchSesh is the free-flowing brainchild of artists James Davison and Simon Gray. We welcomed them into a corner meeting room of the i-D office for four weeks of reckless, imaginative life drawing.
Matthew Whitehouse
queer spaces

how to run your own lgbt venue

We speak to The Glory's John Sizzle and Her Upstairs' Meth about jacuzzis, door policies and why you should you never mess with a 6'2 promoter in drag.
Nick Levine

how king culture is challenging gender expectations

With Benjamin Butch as our guide, we take a tour through landscape of kings performances.
Caryn Franklin

from drag battles to kamikaze karaoke: celebrating 2 years of the glory pub

Owners Jonny Woo, John Sizzle and Colin Rothbart pick their favourite moments and hedonistic highlights from the east London LGBTQ performance space and local boozer's first two years.
Nick Levine

belles of the ball: meet london's female drag queens

A new wave of female drag queens is breaking apart the gender binary all over again. Princess Julia meets the queens of the scene.
Princess Julia

affection is the new london play exploring contemporary experiences of hiv

With the rate of Londoners contracting HIV on the rise in 2016, the director of a new play based on real-life experiences tells i-D that we need to change the conversation, to fight stigma and homophobia.
Charlotte Gush

can the night tube help revive london nightlife?

Since a 24 hour tube was first proposed, London’s nightlife has suffered years of cuts and closures. Now that the tracks are finally in place, will it help us be 24 hour party people?
Jake Hall

eurovision further highlights how britain doesn’t want a brexit

Ahead of his Eurovision party at The Glory, Jonny Woo discusses his love affair with the song content and why it matters now more than ever.
Jonny Woo

​edgar allan poe’s gothic horror gets a gay makeover in east london

The Tell Tale Heart has been adapted for the chemsex generation in a new show coming to the basement of The Glory, London’s most exciting new queer performance art space.
Charlotte Gush

anal house meltdown celebrates diwali this weekend

The club night from the art crew is throwing a party for the Hindu festival of lights.
i-D Staff

​get ready for an anal house meltdown

London’s artiest-not-fartiest gay party comes to The Glory on Saturday. Just don’t be scared off by the name.
Stuart Brumfitt