Memories from the Dance Floor

The Nightingale Club

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Leaving the bright lights of London, Damian travels to Birmingham to The Nightingale Club. From humble beginnings the Nightingale has grown into one of the UK's most successful queer superclubs - well known in the city and nationally.

Not only has the club far outlived the typical lifespan of a nightclub, but it has transformed itself from a members only club, to a club which can hold 1,500+ people.

With Birmingham one of the first 'super diverse' cities in the UK where citizens from ethnic minorities make up more than half the population Damian caught up with DJ Dolly and current owner Lawrence Barton to find out how the Nightingale has stayed relevant and catered to the family and community they create, nurture and serve, remaining a lifeline for some, a home for all.

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