A major London gay club is set to enter an exciting new era after bringing in the creative team behind some of the capital's most successful queer events.
Metropolis in east London has announced that East Creative, the team behind Sink the Pink and Mighty Hoopla, will be taking over as creative directors to coincide with a sparkling new refurb of the five-floor former strip club.
The revamped Metropolis, which already hosts queer nights Dollar Baby and Savage on Fridays and Saturdays, will reopen as a LGBTQ+ venue with a calendar of events including comedy, cabaret and club nights starting from May.
"East Creative at Metropolis feels a very natural fit", said East Creative co-founders Jamie Tagg and Glyn Fussell in a statement.
East Creatve co-founders Jamie Tagg (left) and Glyn Fussell.
"We’ve built our company on supporting the creative community and specifically LGBTQ+ people in East London, with venues being closed all the time it feels great to be able to provide a new space for them all."
Since being founded in 2014, East Creative has helped establish some of the most anticipated events in London's LGBT+ calendar, helping to buck the trend of venue closures across the capital.
With a focus on fabulous costumes and a mantra of "everyone is welcome", the four annual Sink the Pink club nights have grown from humble beginnings at Bethnal Green Working Men's Club to attract crowds of thousands, and have seen performances from big name acts including Little Mix, Will Young and Beverley Knight.
The third annual Might Hoopla festival is set to take place in London's Brockwell Park on Sunday 3 June with a star-studded line-up including TLC, Lily Allen and Mel C.
Metropolis is set to celebrate its latest transformation with a VIP launch party on Thursday (April 19), with a host of acts including DJ Heidi, Artwork, Nimmo, Jonjo Jury and Joshua James set to perform.
Meanwhile, it was announced last month that a brand new LGBT+ venue is set to open in London on the bank of the River Thames - click here to find out more.