FunFairBritainA quirky, bespoke lesbian nightclub opens on the seafront of Brighton, England’s gay capital.

As lesbian venues close all around the world, three plucky, out and proud gay girls have decided to liven up Brighton’s seaside. They recently joined forces to offer exciting new experiences to the LGBT community, featuring ideas for outings ranging from art exhibitions to tea dances in the daytime before their club, FunFair, opens its doors to the best party in town after dark.

Hayley Harman owns the club with her two business partners Rowena Sinha and Mairead Lyons. The trio is clearly onto a good idea, with their launch attracting nearly 200 punters.

“We plan to have a monthly hot burlesque show pre-club night the first Friday of every month as we like to attract an older gay audience and feedback tells us that they love a good sit down show with drinks before we pack away our chairs and free up our dance floor,” says Hayley.

Their next show is Halloween themed and is on Friday, October 30. “We are also staging an interactive horror maze experience called ‘Circus of Horrors’ pre-club nights Oct. 29 & 30 where live actors will terrify any willing victims!,” reveals Hayley.

“Our Halloween club nights are called Dressed To Kill @ Fright Club. We want to encourage some dress up & will have some freak show performers. Satan’s grotto, trick or treat shots & Russian Roulette with cocktails based on the 7 deadly sins,” she adds.

Looking ahead into winter, they’re hoping to hire out the venue for private parties for Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Hayley, who has a background in retail management and is originally from London, believes there is nothing like it on the lesbian market. She met her two business partners while working at Gatwick Airport as all were longing for a career change, a challenge, and to improve LGBT culture.

“We started talking about our dreams of creating the coolest, hang out bar/club around for people like us. We set up a company and I started looking at spaces for sale and found the club. The rest, as they say is history!”

FunFair is the quirkiest venue in Brighton offering an eclectic soundtrack to complement its crazy vibe. Set in the Victorian vaults of Brighton its concept is based on Victorian and vintage funfairs of yesteryear. It aims to attract queer ladies who want to be entertained and to experience the ‘finer things in life.