Life Boat at Armley Festival
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

Life Boat at Armley Festival

Join the Institute for Dancing at this years's Armley Festival on 20th July at Armley Moor.

"A is for Armley and Ahoy there, welcome to the slowest ride on earth. Z is for Zen which is where this journey may take you."

The award winning 'Lifeboat' has been touring festivals and public outdoor spaces across the country for 7 years. For one day only the boat visits Armley. Come join us and rock gently, turn slowly, breath, listen to the soft beat of the drum, lay in a hammock, meet Hope & Death and contemplate yourself, the planet and much much more.
And it's FREE!! Don't miss out!

Interplay Theatre brings you the Institute for Crazy Dancing's Lifeboat at Armley Festival 2019

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Artist Exchange: Soup and Space
Jul
20
12:00 PM12:00

Artist Exchange: Soup and Space

With art and music spaces shutting shop, queer spaces turning into flats and a rise in far-right politics, how do we keep our spaces safe and as vibrant as ever?

Looking at personal space, taking up space, physical space, and creating space, we explore the word, what it means and the realities of it.

We are looking to connect with producers and creators of live art/theatre/anything performance based, to talk about our practice and be creative around the theme together.

Come and meet fellow Yorkshire-based artists, share your practice, and explore the theme of 'space' in this practical workshop, facilitated by brand-new exciting York based company SOURPUSS!

We will provide soup and bread for lunch, the theatre space is at Spark:York so there are plenty of other eating options available.

This session will be lead by Vicky Moran and assisted by Megan Hamber, two thirds of Sourpuss. Vicky is a practitioner and director who has worked extensively with Cardboard Citizens and Theatre 503 as well as Soho theatre. Meg works as a producer for Yorkshire dance, is a set designer and performance maker, newly based in York.

Open to all Yorkshire based artistic types, all experience levels welcome.

Tickets by application but generally first come first served, application gives us an idea of who will be there but also access and dietry needs and allows us to prioritise local and/or LGBTQ+ artists.

The space is on the first floor, there is a lift, there is step free access. There are accessible toilets and gender neutral toilets on the ground floor.

Free, by application only. Apply here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1fer-ML7H1nNdWG9hkPf4WJnOwT0Zlnwt6PXndixO8f8/

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Say Owt End-of-Season Showcase: Arts Barge Riverside Festival
Jul
30
9:00 PM21:00

Say Owt End-of-Season Showcase: Arts Barge Riverside Festival

Say Owt is York's loveable and raucous poetry organisation, hosting some of the noisiest spoken word events in the UK. For this end-of-season showcase, we’ve brought back the previous three Slam Champions, Prerana Kumar, Susuie McComb and Dami Okhiria. These engaging and exciting performers won Say Owt Slams #20-22 with their highly-charged, lyrical and spell-binding verse. Now is their chance to perform intimate and powerful poetry sets outside the slam format.

Plus 2018’s co-Champions of Champions, Lily Luty & Kit Rayne will be returning for special sets.

Highly Commended in the York Culture Awards
“York poetry powerhouse” – One & Other

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Lipsyncing Workshop
Aug
10
1:00 PM13:00

Lipsyncing Workshop

Come and learn how to slay group and solo lip-sync pieces in this exciting workshop, led by brand-new York based company SOURPUSS!

A safe-space to celebrate our differences, get creative and have a fun time with like-minded people. Led by Facilitator Vicky Moran, participants will develop a new set of skills which they can then take away to create performances of their own.

Suitable for total beginners, or those looking to brush up their skills.

Open to LGBTQ+ folks and allies!

Get tickets here (pay what you can £3-12): https://www.outsavvy.com/event/2994/lipsyncing-workshop-tickets

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Gender & Drag Workshop
Aug
11
1:00 PM13:00

Gender & Drag Workshop

Discover the world of drag and explore gender in this exciting workshop, led by brand-new York based company SOURPUSS. For wannabe queens, kings and anything in between!

A safe-space to celebrate our differences, mess with gender, and most importantly have a fun time with like-minded people.
Led by Facilitator Vicky Moran, participants will develop a new set of skills which they can then take away to create performances of their own.

All levels of experience welcome.

Open to LGBTQ+ folks and allies!

Get tickets here (pay what you can £3-12): https://www.outsavvy.com/event/2995/gender-queer-drag-workshop-tickets

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Wendy Houstoun Workshop
Aug
16
3:00 PM15:00

Wendy Houstoun Workshop

Wendy Houstoun

Mark making and Moving

16th-18th August £75 All 3-days or £60 for Saturday and Sunday only (The 16th is an optional opportunity to meet for a few hours prior to the main workshop on Saturday and Sunday)

To book, email Rob: robdothopper@aol.co.uk

A workshop/lab focused on the creation of ideas and work.

"I see these days as more a laboratory rather than a workshop with the emphasis on the meeting, discussions and collisions of people.

I have spent a lot of my life passing on tried and tested ideas and I want to use the freedom of this amazing space and place to open up a new way of working.

I will lead a movement session each morning and then open up the day by setting tasks and forming ideas and setting time frames for making and responding.

I would love this Lab to include musicians, dancers, writers, painters, architects, digital artists, stone masons, counsellors, film makers, walkers, geographers, map makers - anyone who is interested in forming and joining one idea to another."

The weekend will begin with an optional pre – meet on Friday 16th from 3 to 7pm for those that can make it.
Then the Lab will officially start on the Saturday morning and run through to Sunday. The timings for the Saturday and the Sunday are from 11am to 6pm.

Given the nature of the work, a commitment to attending both Saturday and Sunday for this Lab is required.

Wendy Houstoun

Wendy Houstoun is a movement/theatre artist who remains committed to finding new forms to address her themes. Over the years, her work has developed a uniquely distinctive style that combines movement with text, and meaning with humour. Since 1980, Wendy has worked extensively as a solo performer, and in collaboration with companies and artists whose work challenges, enriches, and extends the boundaries of, dance and theatre. Her work with DV8 Physical Theatre, Tim Etchells and Forced Entertainment, film-maker David Hinton, Jonathan Burrows, Nigel Charnock, performance artist Rose English, Gloria Theatre, Lumiere and Son Theatre Company and Ludus Dance Company has explored large and small stages, specific sites, film and installation.
Wendy’s solo pieces, Haunted, Daunted and Flaunted, Happy Hour (commissioned by Chisenhale Dance Space), and The 48 Almost Love Lyrics have all toured Europe. She has made two films, Touched and Diary of a Dancer for BBC with David Hinton. Site-specific commissions include Mind the Gap for the South Bank Centre, Reverse Effect for Cultural Industry, and Take Me to the River for the South Bank and Greenwich & Docklands Festival. Wendy is an artist who experiments with ideas in her work, but keeps her audience very much in mind. While her work challenges preconceptions about movement, she communicates clearly and humorously about our culture.

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Renegades of Chunk IV
Aug
24
to Aug 25

Renegades of Chunk IV

Fourth edition fundraiser for your local DIY music and nonsense collective! Good times, wholesome vibes, some old faces and a bunch of new ones. There's a bunch more bands to announce and tix will be online soon.

Love and Noise xoxo

The Cosmic Dead
Hairy Glaswegian psych.
https://thecosmicdead.bandcamp.com/

Cattle
Double drumming noisey grooves.
https://cattle.bandcamp.com/

Living Body
Calming experimental pop.
https://livingbodylife.bandcamp.com/

Straight Girl
Sad-dance music connoisseur.
https://straightgirluk.bandcamp.com

AlgernonCornelius
Off kilter dark beats.
https://algernoncornelius.bandcamp.com

Acid Cannibals
Two Piece punk 'n' roll.
https://acidcannibals666.bandcamp.com

Negative School
Local noise punk.
https://negativeschool.bandcamp.com

wormboys
Compost noise pop.
https://wormboys.bandcamp.com

Pave
Songs you can bob your head and cry to.

Dregz
Dbeat for moshers by moshers.

Churis
Smart post rock .

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NEWK: Live Art Bistro Scratch Night
Jul
17
7:30 PM19:30

NEWK: Live Art Bistro Scratch Night

NEWK is back for another night of new & unfinished performances.

Date: July 17th
Time: 7:30pm doors
Price: £3 Entry on the door. All money goes straight to the artists.
Location: Live Art Bistro, Regent Street, Leeds

Newk is a chance to test out new ideas in front of a supportive audience, 2 - 4 performances are followed by informal Q&A & Feedback.

Performances to be announced very shorty.

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A M O K #4 - 16th July
Jul
16
7:00 PM19:00

A M O K #4 - 16th July

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Start time 7pm

No Tickets, although donations are welcome.

A M O K is an experimental music platform. We find the venue, choose artists whose work we believe in, and organise a platform for them to share their music, experiments and ideas.

A M O K #4 features a series of improvisations from a wide range of local and non-local artists, including Benedict Taylor, Ecka Mordecai, Lynette Quek and more.

A Walking tour will leave Heslington Hall around 6.30pm.

The concert has no entry fee and feel free to BYOB


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Thorny Summer Party 2019
Jul
12
to Jul 13

Thorny Summer Party 2019

Bristol's most provocative party of the summer is back at the iconic Trinity Centre!

Reunite with us at a time when safe spaces to come together are more scarce and necessary than ever before. Landing on Pride weekend, we've assembled a glittering line-up of local performance legends and star guests from other galaxies for a one-night spectacle. We're excited to see you there! ✨

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General release tickets £15 + donation* now available via:
Headfirst Bristol - http://hdfst.uk/E52910
Trinity Centre - https://www.3ca.org.uk/whats-on/2019/thorny-summer-party

QTIPOC taxis: please consider adding a £2 donation to your ticket price to help fund our taxi service! And if you're a person of colour who identifies as queer/trans/intersex, and would benefit from a free taxi home from the event, email us at info@wearethorny.com after booking your ticket to let us know.

Free tickets: we're also reserving a limited number of free tickets for people on a low income who want to come but can't afford to. Email info@wearethorny.com if you'd like one - you don't need to provide us with an explanation. Offered on a first-come-first-served basis.
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Featuring...

TAMI T
Tami T makes dancable electronic pop music with explicit romantic lyrics. She recently released her debut album High Pitched and Moist and her music has been featured in the film Something Must Break and in the Norwegian TV series Skam.
Watch Mucous Membrane video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LDk1Q6VoleA

REBEKAH UBUNTU
Rebekah Ubuntu is a multidisciplinary sound artist whose creative and scholarly practices explore futurity, rebellion, gender, transfeminism and queerness through performance, live art, voice, installation, text and video.
Rebekah on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/rebekah.ubuntu/

LASANA SHABAZZ
Lasana Shabazz is a performance artist, writer and director whose work incorporates theatre, dance, spoken word, visual art. They work in art galleries, theatres, arts festivals, museums, educational institutions black, queer and QTIPOC art spaces internationally.
Lasana on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/lasana_shabazz/

COOL DAD (KATY JALILI)
Genderqueer femme performer and art maker who exclusively uses they/them pronouns but often gets misgendered on stage. Cool Dad is the best leather daddy in town, but isn't allowed into gay spaces because of his boobs.
Katy on Instagram >> https://www.instagram.com/katyjalili/

TOM MARSHMAN
Tom Marshman is a theatre maker whose practice honours the art of conversation and creates spaces that enable people to share their stories. We're thrilled that Tom is gracing the Thorny stage once again in his unique and captivating way!
Tom's website >> https://www.tommarshman.com/

E B U
Celebrating otherness, Bristol based producer E B U casts a universe of her own both sonically and visually. With the release of her debut album ‘Hinge’ on NoCorner, she lures you in with her haunting sound self-titled as 'Swamp Pop'.
'Hinge' on Bandcamp >> https://nocorner.bandcamp.com/album/hinge

OH, THE GUILT
Bristol's dreamiest post punk trio played the first ever Thorny night back in 2015! Since then they've toured the UK, released an EP and recently two new singles and a video. They're marking their return by opening the show!
'Darkest Days' video >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vhYqcWtJE1g

PIERRE & BABY
Pierre & Baby are a queer performance duo based in London. Consisting of Peter Babbage & Luke Bafico; they began working together in 2017, with the aim to create work that reflects their own experiences. They present achilles, a hedonistic, hyper-sexualised visual dance mashup exploring the relentless pressure to be desirable in queer club spaces.

+ DJ set from IFEOLUWA!

VENUE ACCESS

Trinity Centre is a wheelchair accessible venue. Full accessibility information can be found here: https://www.3ca.org.uk/accessibility/accessibility

OUR POLICY

We create spaces that welcome everyone. We will not tolerate and will take action against racism, homo/transphobia, misogyny and any other forms of discrimination. Please respect people's space and look after each other ♥ If you have any concerns on the night please speak to one of our team.

ABOUT US

Thorny build provocative platforms and inclusive spaces for the underrepresented voices of Bristol, UK. wearethorny.com

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Fuckclub
Jul
11
7:00 PM19:00

Fuckclub

FUCKFUCKFUCKFUCK

FUCKCLUB is a new live art night in Leeds, with immersive theatrical elements that extend past the cabaret format. Fresh out the womb, FUCKCLUB wants to consume, digest and assimilate radical and abrasive live art from all over the North. We’re looking to give a platform to performance artists with an alternative mindset, to perform something they’ve not been able to find any other place for. We want to make you our friends, our children, our fuckbuddies.

Spice up your fucking lives spice heads!

Tickets here:
https://tickets.partyforthepeople.org/events/4837-fuckclub

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Baltic is Curious
Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Baltic is Curious

BALTIC IS CURIOUS
Produced by Curious Arts and BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art. Programmed as part of Curious Festival 2019.

This lively evening explores gender through queer performance and screenings by celebrated local and national artists.

BALTIC is Curious’ triple bill includes:

DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE
By Lazlo Pearlman

A 10 minute cabaret/boylesque performance that explores intimacy, love, partnering and the transgender body.

"Candidly disarming and vividly confrontational, the routine Dance Me to the End of Love by transgender idol Lazlo Pearlman is as engrossing as it is challenging. A graceful, gentlemanly pas de deux with a coat stand, it defies description, blurring the boundaries between burlesque, boylesque and performance art. [...] acts as thought-provoking as this don’t often end with the public absorbed in widespread dancing." C.J. Lazaretti, Erotic Review

Includes frontal nudity.

TOMBO(Y)LA
By Amy Bell

A conversation with a dancer dancing in conversation with their gender
A rolling archive of tomboyhood
A drop-in durtational installation
Give it a spin

What is a tomboy? How does that word live in the body and why would anybody want to grow out of it? How does the gene pool lottery connect with learned patterns of movement to shape our felt sense of body, gender, self and belonging?

TOMBO(Y)LA dances in that space between language and embodiment and opens up the gaps between names, nouns, declarations and the affects, emotions and potentials of embodiment.

TOMBO(Y)LA asks what it might be to move differently within gendered attempts to fix the flux of experience.

You are welcome to join Amy in conversations - thinking out loud and being with the questions rather than being satisfied with the answers. You are welcome to simply watch. You are welcome to come and go.

DRAG SYNDROME

The starting point is the art. Before Down’s Syndrome, before extra chromosome, before disability, before anything. We are Drag Syndrome! Freshly fierced! The world’s first Drag troupe featuring highly addictive drag queens and kings with Down's Syndrome.

Date: Sunday 7th July
Time: 7:00pm
Location: BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead, NE8 3BA
Ages: 16+ (16-17 accompanied by an adult)
Tickets: £12 / £8 concessions / £10 before 30 June + Eventbrite booking fee

Curious Festival celebrates and explores Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer culture through the arts. Curious Festival 2019 is supported by Arts Council England, Newcastle University, Teesside University, GemArts, ARC Stockton, Alphabetti Theatre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Cultural Spring, Dance City, Live Theatre, Middlesbrough Theatre, Northern Stage, Praxis Gallery, Sage Gateshead, Seven Stories, Theatre Hullabaloo, Tyneside Cinema and Sail.

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Post Popular
Jul
3
7:30 PM19:30

Post Popular

Curious Arts and Lucy McCormick present Post Popular

When: Wednesday 3rd July 2019
Show Begins: 7:30pm
Tickets: £8
Age Recommendation: 18+
Running Time: approx 60 minutes
Please note: tickets are available online up to two hours before an event. If you would like to book tickets after this time, please pay on the door or call the box office on 0191 2619125 to reserve.

Following her genre-defying smash-hit, Triple Threat, Lucy McCormick is back to crawl through the annals of history in this enthusiastically humiliating exploration of power and purpose. With help from her girl squad Sam Kennedy and Ted Rodgers, Lucy is back with her trademark concoction of dance, song, absurdist art and minor breakdowns.

'Joyously depraved' ★★★★★ Time Out.

'Lucy McCormick has the moves of Beyonce, the lungs of Christina Aguilera and the morals of a punk iconoclast' ★★★★ Scotsman

Programmed as part of Curious Festival 2019. Curious Festival celebrates and explores Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer culture through the arts.

Curious Festival 2019 is supported by Arts Council England, Newcastle University, Teesside University, GemArts, ARC Stockton, Alphabetti Theatre, BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Cultural Spring, Dance City, Live Theatre, Middlesbrough Theatre, Northern Stage, Praxis Gallery, Sage Gateshead, Seven Stories, Theatre Hullabaloo, Tyneside Cinema and Sail.

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John Luke Roberts & The Delightful Sausage Fringe Previews
Jun
30
7:30 PM19:30

John Luke Roberts & The Delightful Sausage Fringe Previews

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John-Luke Roberts: After Me Comes the Flood (But in French) drip splosh splash drip BLUBBP BLUBBP BLUBBPBLUBBPBLUBBP!!

Blam blam! The critically acclaimed idiot returns with a brand-new hour of extraordinary daft-hearted comedy, following a complete sell out at last year's Fringe. 'Freewheeling escapism... a joy' ***** (Fest). 'A hit' **** (Times). 'Impeccably choreographed, giddily inventive, turbo-charged hour' **** (Telegraph). 'Killer gags... glorious idiocy' **** (Guardian).

The Delightful Sausage: Ginster's Paradise

Yorkshire’s finest meat-themed double act is back, in an all-new sketch comedy nightmare. This time the perennial bad lads of Icklewick are at Ginster’s Paradise, a holiday camp unlike any other. Surreal shenanigans, unsettling illustrations and a staycation adventure you’ll never forget! ‘Very smart writing’ (Best Shows at the Edinburgh Festival 2018, Guardian). ‘A serious double act contender for a long time to come’ (Scotsman). 'Barmy comedy fantasia' **** (TheWeeReview.co.uk). 'Old-fashioned silliness with modern comedy sensibilities' ****½ (ShortCom.co.uk).

2 full Edinburgh Fringe Preview shows for only £6.00!

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Encounters | Double Bill: Marikiscrycrycry & Joseph Mercier
Jun
29
6:30 PM18:30

Encounters | Double Bill: Marikiscrycrycry & Joseph Mercier

Yorkshire Dance invites you to the final night of Encounters. Come and join us as we celebrate the work of two fantastic artists!

Marikiscrycrycry – He’s Dead

An assemblage of choreographic images and tableaus studying the creation of Black futurity using contemporary and historic cultural references. Marikiscrycrycry utilises powerful choreographic skills to address melancholia, beginning with the question “Was Tupac depressed?”

(Malik Nashad Sharpe (they/them)) is a choreographer and dancer. Currently artist-in-residence at Tate Britain/Tate Modern, Malik is also the recipient of an ArtsAdmin Bursary and has recently worked with the English National Opera and Gate Theatre. Other work includes performances and commissions at Frieze art fair, Fierce Festival and the Marlborough Theatre to name just a few. Marikiscrycrycry’s work excavates multiple themes of Blackness and Queerness. This work is presented in partnership with New Queers on The Block.

AND

Joseph Mercier – Desperate Gestures

This place is post Whitney
And post Michael.
This place is Paris Hilton’s sex tape.
And Britney’s breakdown
This place is a dream of a dream of the American Dream
And where dreams go to die.
And where dreams go to make their mommies proud.

This project is working with the idea that any attempt to be present can’t be separated from a culture of convenience, a fetish for the new, and a commodification of the ‘now’ that permeates every cell of contemporary life and so any attempt to present might be something of a desperate gesture. We feel backwards through queer histories, and reach forward to horizons of possibility. Drawing on queer subcultures, counter cultures and pop cultures, we make a spectacle of ourselves.

We may look trivial and cheap, camp and pathetic, but these are the materials of queer world building and we demand they be taken seriously. Or maybe not. Perhaps too much is lost if we get taken too seriously.

This is a work in progress showing of the work.

Age guidance: 16+

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Anatomy #20: "Mollycoddler" (June)
Jun
28
8:00 PM20:00

Anatomy #20: "Mollycoddler" (June)

Anatomy 20: Mollycoddler
Friday June 28th, 7pm
Summerhall, Edinburgh
£7

“The Mollycoddler descends to consume you. All red velvet drapery and sequences of shattered wrists, the Mollycoddler swaddles you in frilly padding and pockmarks the skin with peepholes. Peek into the flesh of your comrades and compatriots. Marvel at the finery wrapping their innards and outards. The Mollycoddler comes to those bound to ornate oak posts and whose skin is a palimpsest of lipstick sigils. Hands extend from its gnashing and prancing clockwork, running fingers that smell like formaldehyde through your hair. Its jukebox voice scratches out pre-recorded oohs and aahs as it fusses over you, pruning your being into product: perfectly preserved mollie sapiens.”

ANATOMY is a quarterly live art cabaret based in Edinburgh’s Summerhall, featuring astonishing work in dance, performance art, burlesque, clownery, music, physical theatre and more.

WITH L.A.R.D.S., Daniel Navarro Lorenzo, Shannon Mulvey & Jorja Izabela James, Sarah McWhinney & Fergus Hall, and Poor Mother a.k.a. Lucy Stewart

AND full integrated British Sign Language interpretation throughout.

PLUS multifariousness and mellifluence from your anatomical hosts, Ali Maloney and Harry Josephine Giles

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Encounters | Daniel Mariblanca’s 71 Bodies 1 Dance
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Encounters | Daniel Mariblanca’s 71 Bodies 1 Dance

ENCOUNTERS | GENDER IDENTITY | JUNE 28 & 29 | PERFORMANCE | 71BODIES 1DANCE

A multidisciplinary trans art project – performance/ photography/ video.

An interdisciplinary and choreographic initiative by Daniel Mariblanca in which photography, film installation and dance performance are in dialogue to create an intersectional format that pertains to the reality and complexity of the wide spectrum of (trans)gender identities. The work is inspired by 71 personal experiences and testimonies from transgender individuals in Europe. This artistic project gives visibility, awake curiosity and generate knowledge about the transgender community – from a human level through an artistic work.

By exposing diverse ways of being, the project propose new references and ways of appreciating beauty and producing desire.

What is gender? What does it mean to be transgender?

What is the difference between a transgender person and a cisgender person?

What differences are there between gender identity, gender expression, biological sex, and sexual orientation?

What does it mean to live in the closet? What does it mean to come out?

“When I began my transition from female to a trans man, I had the urgency to create a choreographic work where I could express my strong emotions as well as the changes that I began to experience within my body. It felt so liberating to come out and open my heart to all people that were surrounding me. I did it because I could not lie to myself anymore. I had a lot of doubts and fears about coming out; to be discriminated or refused by my family, my partner, or my friends. I had the fear that I could lose my job. I was questioning if coming out would affect my career. I was concerned about how my coming out would affect my future. I knew that I wasn’t the only one having these fears and pressures. Many other transgender people go through similar struggles. I realized that only talking from my individual perspective would give a very limited version of what it is to be a transgender person. That’s why I was inspired to base this work on 71 transgender people and was also the beginning of this company.” Daniel Mariblanca

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Encounters | Performing Gender
Jun
27
to Jun 28

Encounters | Performing Gender

ENCOUNTERS | GENDER IDENTITY | JUNE 27 & 28 | WORKSHOP | Performing Gender

A 2 day open intensive workshop for artists and those with an interest in gender.

As part of the European project Performing Gender British dance artist Hannah Buckley and Spanish playwright and dramaturg Sergio Martinez delivered an 8 day workshop for local dancers in Madrid.

As part of our upcoming Encounters Festival in June they invite you to join them here at Yorkshire Dance as they share elements of this workshop and their research.

Taking inspiration from nature and the idea of transformation Hannah and Sergio will offer metaphors and imagery as starting points to explore how a fluid identity can express itself and if it’s possible to transcend gender.

The workshop is both a collective experience and also a space for people to bring their own individual perspective, understanding and questions in relation to gender.

Dance training is not necessary for this workshop, but an interest in moving is.

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York Disabled Writers Group led by Lisette Auton
Jun
23
1:00 PM13:00

York Disabled Writers Group led by Lisette Auton

A fun session full of writing exercises and games open for Disabled People, led by Lisette Auton.

The session will be suitable for everyone from curious beginners to seasoned scribblers, no experience necessary. It's open to anyone who identifies within the disabled umbrella, physical & invisible, including chronically ill, mentally ill and neurodivergent people.

Lisette is a poet, author and activist from the North East. She is working on her novel, The Wrecklings, published by Penguin Books, and is currently the Poet-in-residence for the Crossing The Tees Book Festival.

Free to attend. Carers and guardians welcome.

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The Wedding of the Year - Marry Yourself
Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

The Wedding of the Year - Marry Yourself

Come and join us for a day and evening of weddings... and get married to yourself!

Choose your own vows, we’ll provide veils and bouquets and you can wear what you like, then walk down the aisle or be a witness for others. Weddings will be followed by first dances (with yourself!) and a wedding karaoke.

Last year 38 women of all ages got married to themselves and it was a beautiful day, we welcome you all to join us this year for The Wedding of the Year, inspired by 75 year old Latifa who believes women need to promise to love, accept and honour themselves.

If you would like to get married (and we invite all women and those who identify as women) the please email us on:
saliha@commonwealththeatre.co.uk so we can book you a slot.

If you are curious and want to find out more, have a little look at our ceremony from last year! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwTxdpsXNkA&t=33s

#marryyourself #radicalacts

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Early Career Composers Cooperative
Jun
22
10:30 AM10:30

Early Career Composers Cooperative

WHAT?
The Early Career Composers Cooperative is a free professional development opportunity for composers based in the north of England who are in the early stages of their career (composers who are not in, or have recently left, education). If you are a composer meeting these criteria, this project is for you!

WHAT ELSE?
Through the Cooperative, UYMP is offering a free, application-less programme of support, including networking and promotion, for early career composers.

This first meeting is a day of sharing and networking through workshops and discussions, facilitated by Peter Wiegold (Director of the Third Orchestra, Club Inégales, and Institute of Composing).

This is a participant-led project: be there on 22nd June to learn more and have a say in shaping the project and the support offered.

• share your practice and experience
• expand your professional network
• discuss issues affecting your career with other composers and industry professionals
• learn of other activities in the region
• set up new collaborations
• meet and establish a relationship with UYMP and programmers Platform 4 and Late Music

WHO?
We are UYMP (University of York Music Press). For this first meeting, we're gathering industry experts together to meet composers, including:

• Programmers: Platform 4 (Sheffield), Late Music Concerts (York)
• Publishers: UYMP
• Composers: Nicola LeFanu, Thomas Simaku, David Lancaster
• Leading industry professionals: Leslie East (Chair of ABCD, former Chief Executive of ABRSM)

WHY?
Outside institutions, like schools and universities, it can be challenging for composers to secure opportunities or develop the professional contacts needed to gain performances. Although perpetual self-promotion is now possible thanks to social media, there can be no better way to get the ball rolling than to meet industry professionals face-to-face. As the industry and career paths adapt to the evolving demands of technology and economy, UYMP wants to support the individual career development of composers in meeting these demands.

This project is supported generously by The Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.

WHEN?
Saturday 22nd June 2019
Coffee from 10.30am, to start at 11am and finish by 5pm.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

WHERE?
Department of Music, University of York
Map: https://www.york.ac.uk/map/#locid253

HOW?
Attendance is free! If you wish to attend, please register in advance by using our short online form:
https://forms.gle/5ydXEA7xosZDHLez5

HAVE A QUESTION?
For all queries, please contact: projects@uymp.co.uk

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Yorkshire Sculpture International opening party with NTS
Jun
21
8:30 PM20:30

Yorkshire Sculpture International opening party with NTS

Join us for a very special party at Leeds Art Gallery to celebrate the arrival of Yorkshire Sculpture International.

We’re partnering with global music platform NTS who will be programming a mixture of live performances, bringing both established and underground musicians into an intimate gallery setting.

Main Room:

Rian Treanor (DJ)
LAPS (Live)
Ashley Holmes (DJ)


Ambient room:

Thea Hd
Microdosing

Tickets are free but limited, so book early to make sure you can be there.

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Future Fridays: Joseph Morgan Schofield and selina bonelli
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Future Fridays: Joseph Morgan Schofield and selina bonelli

Joseph Morgan Schofield and Selina Bonelli
Future Fridays at Chisenhale Dance Space
£5 Early Bird | £7.50 Standard | £10 Door

An encounter between two artists, sharing space, action, material and time, responding to, and exploding, the limits of language and desire.

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The solo practices of performance artists, Joseph Morgan Schofield and Selina Bonelli are individually mesmerising and unnerving. They share a keen sense of materiality and are marked by a wilful urge to act. Here they present their moving, poetic works in dialogue with each other, pushing at the limits of language and desire.

Following Future Fridays, Selina and Joseph will undertake a shared residency at ]performance s p a c e[ in summer 2019.
Performances may involve blood letting and nudity.

Supported using public funds by Arts Council England.

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FUTURE FRIDAYS
Future Fridays is our regular programme championing new work led by Chisenhale Dance Members. Join us for a first look at seven projects which shun conventions and face the future of performance head-on.

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ABOUT THE ARTISTS
In exploring the relationships that different types of memory have to gestures, images and materials, Selina Bonelli is interested in how our bodies make sense of things that are unspeakable, uncommunicable, and how this affects us both personally and societally. Bonelli’s work looks at the effects of the deterritorialisation of materials and actions in order to approach a language beyond the inadequacies it presents us with.

Through their work, Joseph Morgan Schofield seeks to interrogate visible and invisible tensions, using ritual and mythic forms to articulate a language of desire and endurance. things unfold with intensity and determined force; across a duration spectacle, and masc notions of heroic suffering are subverted or undercut. The body itself becomes a [queer] structure for ritual, for processing, for communing.

Image by Antonia Eugenie.

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Neuschlaufen/Unstable Journey
Jun
19
8:00 PM20:00

Neuschlaufen/Unstable Journey

An evening of outsider music

Neuschlaufen (Wonkystuff)
Kraut/prog/world/avant jazz improv trio. Heavy on the repetition.Heavy on the repetition.Heavy on the repetition.

Unstable Journey
Vibrations Magazine said this about them. "Unstable Journey are happy to mash up Pink Floyd, Spacemen 3 and Fall-isms with more experimental and expansive modes of guitar noise".
I say be ready to be pinned against the wall.

More bands may or may not be announced.

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Pink Suits PoliRock Show!
Jun
15
8:00 PM20:00

Pink Suits PoliRock Show!

The pink suits PoliRock Show is a queer cabaret night of music/noise/drag/dance artists headlined by pink suits with star guest performers... keep your eye peeled!

Doors at 8:00pm
Performances start at 8:30pm


Tickets: £8 online
£10 on the door

Hosted by Psycho Fag!!!

With performances from...

Byenary
Chiron Stamp
Vlad Von Kitsch

pink suits are a Poli-Rock (queer/aggressive/genderfuck/political rock) duo creating live performance crossing the genres of music, dance, theatre, and film.

***This is an LGBTQ+ and female safe space. There will be zero tolerance of any sexist, transphobic, homophobic or abusive behaviour. No misogynistic bullshit PLEASE! Unfortunately, the theatre is not wheelchair accessible due to a narrow staircase. We apologise for this.***

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Abstract Orchestra plays MF Doom - York
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Abstract Orchestra plays MF Doom - York

Abstract Orchestra, the all star hip-hop big band return to The Crescent ahead of their new album, and fresh off their tour with Slum Village.

After their last show which covered the Madvillainy album from start to finish, we've got them back in, this time delving deep into the Doom back catalogue. 18 incredible jazz musicians taking on Doom's classics; featuring MCs Micall Parknsun and Joker Starr.

Tickets are £14 advance, and available from the venue, earworm and here: https://www.seetickets.com/event/abstract-orchestra/the-crescent-york/1325417

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Abstract Orchestra is making some of the most exciting music in hip-hop, blending jazz orchestration with hip-hop beats and MC’s. The 18-piece all-star big band creates unique music that is both heavy and beautiful, pushing the boundaries of live hip-hop. The band includes musicians that have toured with some of the top acts in the world including Jamiroquai, Corinne Bailey Rae, Mark Ronson, Amy Winehouse, John Legend & The Roots, Roots Manuva, Adele, Estelle and Lily Allen.

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What Would Boudicca Do?
Jun
12
8:00 PM20:00

What Would Boudicca Do?

Tired of being talked over? Of social media making you feel rubbish? Boudicca stuck up for herself and now she can help you do the same. Authors Elizabeth Foley and Beth Coates invite you to start channelling the spiky superwomen of history to conquer today. From Cleopatra to Coco Chanel, take inspiration from remarkable women who took control of their own destinies and made life work for them.

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If you require more than 3 tickets, please contact the Festival Team who will be happy to help.

Please ensure you use the correct email address as this is where your ticket will be sent. If you do not provide the correct address, you will not receive the acknowledgement email or ticket.

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Interactive Audiences with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Interactive Audiences with Black Mirror: Bandersnatch

Presented by the York Unesco City of Media Arts in collaboration with York Mediale.

With very little warning, towards the end of last year, Netflix dropped a new episode of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. Set in 1984, this smash hit interactive film is about a young programmer who begins to question reality as he adapts a dark fantasy novel into a video game. Throughout the film, the audience chose the path of the protagonist using their remote controls, resulting in a mind-bending tale with multiple endings.

Join us for an evening with Russell McLean, Producer of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch as he explains the challenges of producing Netflix’s first adult interactive film, from the writing through to editing and coding the story.

Sharon Reid, co-owner of the world’s leading performance capture studio The Imaginarium Studios, will join Russell on stage to talk about the future of immersive and interactive storytelling.

Tickets: £10 +BF

Hosted by Pilot Theatre’s own Lucy Hammond, this promises to be a fascinating evening, but act fast - limited availability!

Supported by Science City York and XR Stories.

Sponsored by The Grand, York.

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This event is one of many networking events run by the Guild of Media Arts. Members will receive an exclusive discount for this event as well as receiving benefits for other networking events throughout the year.

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AI: A technology to fear or welcome?
Jun
9
12:00 PM12:00

AI: A technology to fear or welcome?

FESTIVAL FOCUS - Artificial Intelligence: Looking to the future

Throughout history, people have feared new technology. Were these concerns justified in the past, and should we be worried about technologies emerging from the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’?

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If you require more than 3 tickets, please contact the Festival Team who will be happy to help.

Please ensure you use the correct email address as this is where your ticket will be sent. If you do not provide the correct address, you will not receive the acknowledgement email or ticket.

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Love Muscle w/ Jeffrey Sfire
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Love Muscle w/ Jeffrey Sfire

That last rave was probably one of the best parties we've thrown. Wild atmosphere all night and a beautiful, colourful crowd giving it some to the bitter end. Thanks again so much for being part of it and obviously a huge shout out to Plugkeisha for really raising the roof. You NEED to book her for your party.

NEXT UP is the undisputed king of all things italo, freestyle and Hi-NRG Jeffrey Sfire! Hailing from Detroit, Jeffrey started going to Warehouse parties in his mid-teens getting a musical education listening to the house sounds of Local DJs like Mike Huckaby, D Wynn & Derek Plaslaiko. Also heavily influenced by listening to 80's pop records in his mum's car, both sounds are heavily audible in his style which is a blend of raw house cuts and campy, raunchy synthesisers.

Aside from being a great DJ he's also making some really interesting and exciting music under the guise of Sfire, put out by highly regarded labels like Cocktail D'Amore, Emotional Especial & Ultramajic. Outside of music he also has also has a keen interest in food and had a restaurant out in Berlin. Either way we are sure he's gonna cook up a storm on that dancefloor (omg i could be a music journalist lol)

Listen to his stuff below:

https://youtu.be/K-tp_OH-hrs

https://soundcloud.com/the-needlexchange/jeffrey-sfire-live-at-the-needlexchange-07232016

Residents on the night will be Tom Hannah & Lucy Locket
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If you haven't been to our party before then please take some time to read our safer spaces policy below. Please note that any photography on the night is strictly prohibited and you will be asked to leave if you are seen to be taking photos.

https://www.scribd.com/document/359002576/LM-Safer-Space-Policy

All tickets are available from behind the bar at Wharf Chambers and are £5 each and 2 per person max. We also have the below email address for anybody coming from other cities - Lov3muscl3@outlook.com

You must be a member of Wharf Chambers to attend the party and you can sign up on their website and it takes 48hr to come into effect.

https://www.wharfchambers.org/

TICKETS ON SALE THURSDAY 23RD MAY (5PM)

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Fresh Jive Back to the 90s
Jun
8
to Jun 9

Fresh Jive Back to the 90s

Fresh Jive and Sister City proudly announce their next event back at the dopest ever venue - Live Art Bistro. Room to dance, relax, party! The music will be an all vinyl session from the 90s, music for the dancer! The music that is often forgotten in countless commercial 90s hip hop events. This is how it goes down at Fresh Jive! Line-up to be announced shortly.

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Social media workshop for poets & artists
Jun
8
2:00 PM14:00

Social media workshop for poets & artists

Social media workshop for poets & artists
2-5pm 8th June
York Explore Library
£10
Limited places, tickets available here!
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/social-media-workshop-for-poets-and-artists-tickets-59523571605

Led by Bristol-based poet and producer Josie Alford. Get to grips to social media, develop techniques to grow your following, reach new audiences and promote yourself. Shape your social media strategy in general, with comprehensive advice to grow your audience. Whether your gig is being a performance poet, novelist, a musician, a crafty jewellery maker or a cupcake-making genius, whatever your hustle is, this workshop is for you.
“Fabulous, I thought I knew about social media. Turns out I don’t know anything. Really helpful, comprehensive and informative. Great for all stages of social media experience – newbies and those with some knowledge. Josie is a warm and friendly presenter and takes time to answer questions” - Stephen Lightbown
https://josiealford.com/

Supported by Arts Council England
York Explore has limited disabled parking and step-free access

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JUN 8 YORK PRIDE 2019
Jun
8
11:30 AM11:30

JUN 8 YORK PRIDE 2019

🎉🏳️‍🌈York Pride - North Yorkshire's biggest and best LGBT+ celebration - takes place on Saturday 8 June 2019!🏳️‍🌈🎉

★ PARADE ★
Gather outside York Minster from 11:30am for the start of this year's York Pride Parade through the heart of the city and along Bishopthorpe Road to The Knavesmire for this year's Festival.

★ FESTIVAL ★
Join us at The Knavesmire between 1pm and 7pm for a fantastic and colourful afternoon of free family-friendly entertainment on-stage, plus a funfair and over 100 stalls, including food outlets, community stalls and a fully-licensed bar.

★ AFTER-PARTY ★
The fun continues into the early hours at our Official York Pride After-Party - STAY TUNED FOR FULL DETAILS VERY SOON!

Make sure you stay up-to-date with the latest information on this year's event by selecting 'Interested' or 'Going' and by following our other channels:

⌨️ www.yorkpride.org.uk
🐦 @yorkpride
📷 @yorkpride

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Unfold: Leeds - Andrew Weatherall, Kenji Takimi, Clandestino
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Unfold: Leeds - Andrew Weatherall, Kenji Takimi, Clandestino

Crack Magazine and Asahi Super Dry proudly present #unfold, a series of four events celebrating innovative strands in Japanese underground electronic music.

Tokyo’s most renowned record collector, label owner and a DJ for almost three decades, there are not many other DJs that can match Kenji Takimi’s level of musical expertise and selections. One figure who can might be able to is revered and adventurous UK DJ Andrew Weatherall, one of the country’s most iconic selectors.

At each of the shows, one room will house ORION – an audiovisual art installation by Japan-France art studio NONOTAK. Eight LED screens perform in a precise 7-minute formation to a bespoke soundtrack, creating an immersive multi-sensory experience for attendees.

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She Helped Herself to a Cookie // Exhibition Launch
Jun
7
7:30 PM19:30

She Helped Herself to a Cookie // Exhibition Launch

Join us on Friday 7th June for the launch of our new art exhibition, by a York based artist Sasha Bykova.

"Helping yourself to a treat is very human and simple act of vitality and curiosity. My practice is very much informed by the celebration of life and our complex relationship with ourselves, our bodies and the others. Through materials I explore the dynamics between the human and the unknown that we all have within us.
The exhibition consists of 13 paintings that each have varied moods about them representing the complexity of human emotions and experiences.
I am fascinated with materials and how they have a different story to tell. As well as acrylic paint and drawing ink I use unconventional materials such as varnish, nail polish, strawberry jam and found objects that serve to blur the line between art and life."

instagram: @kakylyashmakylya
https://www.facebook.com/byksasha

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Horrible Histories - Dreadful Deaf: York
Jun
7
to Jun 8

Horrible Histories - Dreadful Deaf: York

We all want to meet people from history. The trouble is everyone is deaf/ dead!

So it’s time to prepare yourselves for Horrible Histories: Dreadful Deaf – Live On Stage! as it delves into the dreadful, dangerous and deluded stories of the deaf. From groovy Greeks to gorgeous Georgians, ruthless Romans to vile Victorians, come with us into this incredible world to discover the extraordinary people and amazing stories you simply won’t believe!

Deaf or hearing, this bilingual production – in spoken English and British Sign Language – is a truly frightful treat for all the family!

Deafinitely Theatre and Birmingham Stage Company

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AgeOfThe: Dirti Grrrl !
Jun
1
to Jun 2

AgeOfThe: Dirti Grrrl !

AGEOFTHE: DIRTI GRRRL !

GET YOUR BALACLAVAS READY FOR THE REVOLUTION!!!

We're back with another PACKED line up of performance art/drag and live music!

DOORS @ 8:30
£6 Advance presale tickets/ £8 OTD
Live Art Bistro, Regent Street Leeds

EXPECT REBELLIOUS, TROUBLE CAUSING, ANARCHISTIC LIVE ART !! Based around the revolutionary movement "Riot Grrrl", We're here to diversify the Drag Scene! ALL FORMS OF DRAG ARE VALID AND WE'RE HERE TO SHOW THAT

LINE UP : TBA

LIVE MUSIC: TBA

DJ's: TBA

STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES AS THEY COME FLYING IN!

Please be reminded that this is a 18+ show and you must be 18+ to attend.
We manage a Zero Tolerance Agreement at all of our events, this is zero tolerance to homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, racism, sexism, ableism. At any point within the event you feel unsafe or at risk please grab your closest performer, we're one big family and we're here to keep each other as safe as we can xxx

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