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Memories tagged with "Powerhouse"

80s alternative scene

Mark F talks about the gay scene when he came out in the early 80s "I realised I was gay and this was when I also decided to visit what Birmingham had to offer a young gay man, who liked alternate music and had a penchant for make-up and a slightly (...

Clubbing at the Powerhouse 1985

ďEventually I made friends and got the confidence to go out on the scene. There was a one nighter at the Powerhouse. Thursday night was gay night, and it was the best venue in Birmingham. Itís still there, called something else. It has been a club si...

Cruising at the Powerhouse

"The Powerhouse was more accepting, opposite was the Copacobana and there was another one on the other corner, that whole cross roads, it was Milllionaires, then Steptoes, then Pagoda Park, and both of those places did gay nights, but they were unsuc...

Fighting Back

Twiggy was approached by a TV company to film a piece on getting dressed in his flat which was then near Tescos, Five Ways, and then going out to the Powerhouse; "A week after the show was aired, me and some mates got the bus down Broad Street and a ...

Memories from down under! 1982 - 7

"Iím 44 and have lived in Sydney (Australia) since 1989. However, I was born in Birmingham and grew up near Worcester.Friends and I used to go clubbing regularly in Brum from around 1982 to 1987 when I moved to London.It would be magical to see some ...

Race and gender did not matter

Chrissy states that at the Powerhouse ethnicity and gender did not matter; there were black and Asian punks, everybody just mixing together. ďIt did not matter if you were straight or gay. Everybody mingled in; it was like a golden era that I donít t...

Super Pricks 88

The following article from 'In the Pink' July 1998 talks about the planned Super Pricks '88 event.HOT AND HEALTHYSUPER PRICKS 88At The Powerhouse on Thursday 25th August, just before the Birmingham Super Prix, the Gay Men's Health Group has arranged ...