Archive for June, 2012

June 25th, 2012

Moulin Rage Cambridge – the final count…

After re-counting all the change and doing a little bit of rounding-up, we are pleased to announce that we took £316 for the Harry Harris LGBT+ Library! With venue hire and performer expenses, this amounts to £244 going straight into more books and resources for this amazing project.

If you’d like to donate anything (money, books, zines, DVDs) to the library, please contact lgbt-librarian(at)cusu(dot)ac(dot)uk!

I’d also like to make a public and heartfelt expression of gratitude to the heroic Alex Brett, without whom neither the Library nor this fundraiser would have happened. Alex invited The Cutlery Drawer to come to Cambridge, and took on work that would have been very difficult for me to do without spending significant time/money coming up from Brighton, such as finding a verifiably accessible venue and sourcing sound tech equipment. Alex was also able to recommend and book a number of the excellent local acts who performed, and generally shouldered a lot of administrative work. Thank you so much, Alex!

Finally, there have been a few edits to the pages on this site, and a brand new page to collect all our flyers – let us know what you think.

June 13th, 2012

Update on Cambridge

We’re sorry to announce that Not Right are no longer able to play at this event! But fear not, fans of angry political feminism – we have an extra-special DOUBLE SET from Lashings to make up for it, with a particularly political twist!

We can also confirm that vegan and gluten-free food will be available from Clancey’s catering service: if you want gluten-free food, or have other dietary requirements you need met, please tell Clancey beforehand to make sure we have enough!

We are very grateful to everyone who has volunteered to assist us on the night: we PROBABLY have enough people, but there is one role that has yet to be assigned, and we’d especially like to know who can do it: a volunteer to supervise the safe/quiet space we will be providing. This role means that you are likely to have restricted view of the stage, and may need to have your attention elsewhere: if multiple people volunteer for this, we can organise shifts to make sure you don’t miss your favourite acts.

Some of the team are still looking for places to stay overnight in Cambridge – if you can help with these, please let us know.

Keeping a record of this sort of event is a very important thing to do: if anyone with a camera would like to film it, again, please get in touch.

Finally, given the size of our volunteer team for this event, we would LOVE if anyone with access to a badge-maker could make us some shiny and official-looking badges to help attendees identify volunteers on the night!

Thank you all  – can’t wait to see you there!

[cross-posted to Facebook]

June 13th, 2012

Moulin Rage III: Sedition on the Seafront – 18th July

A mere month after venturing off to Cambridge, the Cutlery Drawer comes down to the seaside for what we hope will be the first of many Brighton gigs! Reuniting a number of performers from the original Moulin Rage a year on, it’s sure to be a fantastic night – and all proceeds go to Survivor’s Network, the rape and sexual assault support service for Brighton and Hove.

WHEN: 7-11pm, 18th July 2012
TICKETS: £6 (£4 concs/unwaged) – buy here!
VENUE: The Brunswick, 1-3 Holland Road, BN3 1JF
FACEBOOK: click here!


The Mechanisms – immortal space-pirates on the run from their mad creator: blending steampunk, dieselpunk, folk, rock, and more than a dash of the theatrical.

Lashings of Ginger Beer Time – radical queer feminist burlesque collective: luxe Victoriana drag, thigh-high fetish boots, Broadway optimism and 21st-century political rage. Song, dance, stand-up, and sketches: titillation for the brain.

CN Lester – soulful and sensual musician: heartbreaking vocals, haunting piano, stripped-down alternative sound.

Sally Outen – hilarious transfeminist stand-up comedian: unpicking gendered expectations with the aid of velociraptors, moles, flies, snails, and cardboard cut-outs!

… and a selection of local poets, to be announced shortly!

ACCESSIBILITY: The Brunswick is wheelchair-accessible. The gig will take place in a room adjoining the main pub, which can be found through a door to the right of the bar area. Our room has its own toilets, which will be gender-liberated for the duration of the event. There is also a wheelchair-accessible toilet in the main pub, to the left of the bar area. We regret that there is no designated quiet space available: however, if someone requires supervised quiet space for access reasons, please contact us beforehand or approach a volunteer on the night and we will do our best to arrange something for you.

THE CAUSE: Survivor’s Network provides support in the Brighton and Hove area for female survivors of sexual abuse (whether recent or childhood), as well as the partners, families, and other supporters of survivors. They welcome trans women and are currently in the process of working out policy on survivors with other trans identities . They are currently seeking more volunteers, particularly those with relevant experience with LGBT issues.


June 4th, 2012

June and July are go!

Ticket sales for Moulin Rage: Cambridge Edition are now live! Buy yours now – they’re more expensive on the door.

We also have another date for your diaries, which we may as well announce now – 18th July, The Brunswick, near Palmeira Square in Brighton and Hove! Confirmed acts include CN Lester, The Mechanisms, and Lashings of Ginger Beer Time, and we’re on the lookout for more (preferably Brighton-based)!

June 3rd, 2012

Moulin Rage: Cambridge Edition – 20th June

The Cutlery Drawer is coming to Cambridge! We’re bringing you a cabaret-style night of truly excellent music, comedy, and poetry – and raising money for the Harry Harris LGBT+ Library. We’re here, we’re queer, and we hope you’ll love it!

TIME: 6pm-11pm
TICKETS: £4/£6 online, £5/£7 on the door – buy here
FACEBOOK EVENT: click here!
VENUE: Cambridge Unitarian Church

Jeff Carpenter – hilarious local legend
Ross Higman – songs and comedy
Lashings of Ginger Beer Time – radical queer feminist burlesque
Sally Outen – transfeminist stand-up
CN Lester – heartbreakingly beautiful songs
Not Right – transfeminist punk band (sadly no longer able to play!)
Amo Rex – singer-songwriter
Hel Gurney – your humble MC, and poet if you REALLY want…

ACCESSIBILITY: The venue is wheelchair-accessible: full details coming soon once we have checked it out in person.

CATERING: Delicious vegetarian and vegan food will be on sale from Clancey’s stall, as well as drinks (soft and alcoholic). We hope to offer food and drink that accomodates as many dietary requirements as possible – please let us know if you have a dietary need (e.g. gluten-free, dairy-free) so we have an idea of numbers!

The Harry Harris LGBT+ Library is a resource managed by the Cambridge University Students’ Union LGBT campaign, available to all. It aims to provide books on LGBT+ themes which might otherwise be hard to get hold of, and provide a safe reading space. It is named for the late Harry Harris, Trans* Rep during 2011.