Fri 6 July: Spiceworld

When: 7.15pm Friday 6 July 2012

Dress up, sing along, get drunk and choose your favourite member at our screening of the Spice Girls’ magnificent, cheesy, glorious, flimsy film from 1997. A perfect start to Pride weekend.

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An all-star cast features Michael Barrymore, Richard Briers, Elvis Costello , Alan Cumming, Stephen Fry, Bob Geldof , Richard E. Grant, Jools Holland, Bob Hoskins, Barry Humphries, Elton John, Meat Loaf, Roger Moore, Richard O’Brien, Peter Sissons… and the Spice Girls themselves.

★★★★★ “The girls to dress up, dress down, change identities, ride around in a Union Jack bus, rub shoulders with a large cameo cast, and indulge in vacuous banter.” TIME OUT

“The whole group radiates energy, color and good cheer.” NEW YORK TIMES

Spiceworld: The Drinking Game
Choose a Spice Girl, and take a shot every time your girl:

  • Baby Spice: sucks on a lollypop, tosses her pigtails, cries/looks like she is about to cry, makes a pouty-face.
  • Scary Spice: Makes a scary face, says “Grrr!”, gets angry/upset, talks about feminism, close-up of her boots.
  • Sporty Spice: shows her tattoos, lifts weights, uses exercise bike.
  • Posh Spice: discusses shoes, discusses clothes/clothing designers, cannot decide what to wear, hikes up her skirt, close-up of her shoes.
  • Ginger Spice: talks about sex, wears an unusual slutty outfit (ie, has feathers or lots of sequins).

(Adapted from

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