Club Urania 
16th February, 7.30pm-Midnight
Cambridge Junction & Online 

Cambridge's premier performance and music night for LGBTQ+ people and their friends returns. Star performers, otherworldly open-mic, and heavenly mixes from resident DJs all in an accessible, intimate cabaret setting. 

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February Line-Up 

Belladonna Paloma will present a choose-your-own-adventure poetry reading inhabited by ghosts, faeries, power bottoms, and a pantheon of toilet gods.

Belladonna Paloma is an artist, poet & witch living on a croft in the Shetland Isles, UK. She paints, tattoos, writes poetry, and makes computer games. Her work is into listening to faeries, how divination disturbs linear time, grief rituals and necromancy. Bella makes art as acts of devotion. This devotion has most recently centred on Shetland’s boglands, and wetlands more generally, continuing her interest in the politics and mysticism of what we choose to call ‘waste’.

Tink Flaherty presents an extract from their show Benched, coming to Cambridge Junction in April.

Tink is a loving parent, trained advocate and performance artist. They make bold and provocative work exploring their disability, class, queerness, neurodiversity and Irish traveller heritage. Centring connectivity and radical inclusivity, Tink is deeply committed to creating work that is accessible and engaging, for traditional and non-traditional audiences.

Open Mic Performers

Abbie Loosemore is a queer poet based in Cambridge writing poems mostly about taking celebrities and 80s queer icons on dates and all the women she wants to shag. Abbie has been published by Gobjaw Poetry Collective and Bullshit Lit and regularly reads at open mic poetry nights in Cambridge and South London.

Mistress Mistlehoe returns to Club Urania. Through dance and other performance styles, they aim to create a space where femininity and queerness are blended into one, showing how queerness has no boundaries and the beauty of self expression through pleasure. Drawing inspiration from other performers like Violet Chachki, their performances center around burlesque and the art of seduction.

KIKO’s passion for music was unmistakable from a young age. By 15 years old, KIKO had embraced the classic guitar, gradually shifting his talents towards pop rock. At 17, in his hometown in Spain, he played a pivotal role in managing a choir, showcasing his versatility across various celebrations. With performances on the streets and at open mics, KIKO has honed his craft, engaging audiences with his acoustic performances. We’re thrilled to welcome KIKO to Club Urania where he will bring two heartfelt songs that are a celebration of love in all forms without limitations or prejudice.

Normally, Roeland (co-founder of Club Urania) thrives behind the scenes. But this LGBTQ+ History Month, he’s stepping into the spotlight with a performance that dives into the heart of disco and house music, celebrating its rich legacy shaped by the queer community. From igniting the house music scene in the late ’80s to organising techno, breakbeat, and drumnbass parties in The Netherlands, Roeland has been at the forefront of dance music and (electronic) arts. His journey through the dance community and arts festivals of The Netherlands, all the way to Cambridge (from 2016), showcases his dedication to creating spaces where music and art collide.

Club Urania is a collaboration between Cambridge Junction, Wysing Arts Centre and other queer organisations, artists and promoters: Celia Willoughby, Diarmuid Hester, and Roeland van der Heiden. Club Urania is a not-for-profit event and all money raised will be going towards bringing great artists to Cambridge and enabling us to create these spaces. We’re offering tickets on variable cost basis to remove financial barriers, please do consider paying a higher ticket price if you are able to. If cost is a barrier to accessing the event but you’re still interested in attending, please email Ruth Dorber: ruth.dorber@wysingartscentre.org 

Access information:

  • All acts will be live captioned, in-person at the venue and on our digital broadcast via Zoom
  • At the start of the event, we will show examples of the highest light and sound levels of the night
  • The main club space will be loud but a decompression space and chill-out space are available
  • All spaces are clearly signposted
  • All spaces are wheelchair accessible