DEEP TRASH ITALIA #4 Carnivalism

Deep Trash Italia exhibition-cum-performance-club night pairs up with the start of the Carnival in Venice to transform Bethnal Green Working Men’s club into a babel of masquerades, paradoxes and non-sense to celebrate the disruptive forces of carnivalism.


Carnival is the breaking of norms. Carnival is the carnal; the colour, the mask, the garments and the feathers. Carnival is Commedia dell’Arte, role-play and delirium. Carnival is dressing up and being undressed. Profanity, paganism and anarchy. Carnival is the erotic, the celebration of death and the force of the life-drive.


Drums, bells and cellos announce the first ever event of the year where Venetian Carnival meets London-Punk, joined by Brasil-samba, Japan-Noh, together with Bollywood and Afro-tribalisms. What are the limits of fantasy when reality is chaos?


PERFORMANCES Sisters From Another Mister, Eleanor Fogg, Vivian Chinasa Ezugha, Pi The Mime, Vera Bremerton + Monsterlune Freak Show, Giulio Baistrocchi, Ellie Flory Fawcett and Haus of Sequana. VIDEOS Banfield-Rees, Colette Copeland, Melanie Menard. COSTUMES Designguise and Monsterlune. HOSTING Lewis Burton.


MUSIC (Main Room) Benedicta and SUGO, pump the beats of international hits, with a twist of Italian camp classics and carnival tunes from all over the world.

(Boudoir) Justine and Bamboo Hermann, dig into quirky techno music, experimental beats, dirty house with a touch of kawaiii.


Time Out (Critics’ Choice) says:

“Pizza. Silvio Berlusconi. Italy’s contributions to history have been

both awesome and… not-so awesome, and this fun-filled night

invites you to celebrate both categories in brilliantly trashy style…

So, head to Bethnal Green and find out what it’s like to live la dolce vita!”


Deep Trash Italia is a fundraiser night in support of the queer-feminist organisations Archivio Queer Italia and CUNTemporary (London). Curated by Giulia Casalini and the CUNTemporary Team.

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Venue Information

Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club

42-44 Pollard Row, London, E2 6NB

0207 739 7170  |  |

Duration 31 January 2015 - 01 February 2015
Times h 19:30-02:00 (last entry midnight)
Cost £6 adv. / £8 door
Venue Bethnal Green Working Men's Club
Address 42-44 Pollard Row London E2 6NB, ,
Contact 0207 739 7170 / /

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