It's time for this month's news. News of our next event. News of the Mayor of London. News of theatre. And if you're lucky, news of cake. Enjoy!

Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London, a long-time supporter of all things gay, has lend us some kind words of encouragement. 

As we approach our two year anniversary, the Mayor said: 

"I congratulate Village Drinks for establishing itself as a key social and professional network for lesbian and gay Londoners over the past two years," the Mayor said.   "Professional social networks such as Village Drinks unite communities, break down stereotypes, and open up opportunities for lesbian and gay Londoners." 

We couldn’t agree more!


But it’s not all about London.  Oh no.  We’re delighted to announce that we are launching a regular monthly event in Brighton for all gay professionals living in the area and who cannot make it into London for our event. 

We’re kicking off on Tues 16th October at the wonderful Hanbury Club. 

Free cocktails will be served on arrival and there will be a live pianist on hand to keep the mood jolly. 

If you’d like to attend, you can register here.


Tues 16 October - “The Strange Death of Doctor David Kelly”


What really happened to the UK's leading weapons inspector in the wake of the Iraqi WMD affair? Was it suicide or something more sinister?

At this special event, Norman Baker MP, the former Lib Dem front-bench spokesman, will share the revealing findings of his own ongoing investigation, and expose the anomalies of the David Kelly affair.

We’ll also have live music to keep the mood light and facilitate a relaxed networking opportunity.

Tickets are limited are only available on our website and we anticipate high demand. This is not one you want to miss. To secure your ticket please click here.

With so much going on, we want to build a new sense of community on our website.  Over 1,000 of you have uploaded your profiles.  Please feel free to login to the site and do this at any time; our online networking facility is completely free to use.  It also lets you catch up with people you’ve met at previous events. 

Also, if you have any articles/views/ or comments you’d like to post on our blog, send ‘em to us, and we’ll put ‘em up.



There’s been a great response to our idea to start a theatre club.  We’re going to kick of with trips to see the new musical production of Rent, and the world premiere stage version of Pedro Almodóvar's All About My Mother, starring Lesley Manville and Diana Rigg, at London’s Old Vic. 

If you’re interested in joining the club, let us know at theatre@villagedrinks.co.uk and we will email you with times, dates and costs. 

Looking forward to it

SOUND, 1 Leicester Square – Thurs 27 September

We’re two years old!  And so, we’re holding a smashing birthday party at the wonderful venue, SOUND LONDON, boasting the very best in décor, sound systems and entertainment schedules coupled a fifth floor restaurant featuring panoramic views over Leicester Square and the city beyond.

This is our most ambitious event yet – and yes, we have high hopes; as ever; of a good night out.

If you’d like to come, you need to put yourself on the guest list by clicking here.

You’ll find other details on our website.


That’s it.  Have a wonderful month, and we look forward to seeing you at our birthday celebration.

And if you’re bored at work and fancy a distraction – check this out!

The Village Drinks Team