West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase
Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase

The West Yorkshire Queer Stories Showcase is a celebration of queer experience past and present. This free event features a selection of new short films brought to life by discussion and artefacts from local LGBTIQ+ history.

West Yorkshire Queer Stories has been gathering oral histories from a diverse range of LGBTIQ+ people across the region, as part of an archiving initiative supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Yorkshire MESMAC. The resulting films and recordings will not only help diversify the collections of local museums and archives, but also feed into new resources, artistic endeavours and the way we think about the people’s history of Leeds and beyond.

This event will showcase a range of new short films made especially for the project, exploring queer people’s relationships to the objects and heirlooms they hold dear, and how the memories attached can be preserved for the future.

You do not a ticket in advance for this event.

Doors open at 6pm for visitors to browse the accompanying artefacts.

Cert.15 (advisory)

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This event is part of Heritage Open Days, and supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, thanks to money raised by National Lottery players.

To find out more about how the National Lottery Heritage Fund is supporting the Hyde Park Park Picture House, please visit: thepicturehouseproject.com

Heritage Open Days is England’s largest festival of history and culture, giving everyone the opportunity to see hidden places and try out new experiences, all of which are free. For more info, visit: heritageopendays.org.uk

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A M O K #5 - 18th September
Sep
18
7:00 PM19:00

A M O K #5 - 18th September

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A M O K #5 is the first in a series of concerts centred around three major commissions.

A M O K #5's commissioned composer is Catherine Robson, whose work will interact with the history of this building unique to York.
#5 will also feature work by Seán Clancy, Erika Bell, Joanna Ward, and more.

Tickets can be bought in advance (link coming soon), but can also be paid on the door.
Ticket prices are 'pay what you can' at £3/£5/£7/£9

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Lucy and Addrian Hutson: Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks
Sep
19
7:30 PM19:30

Lucy and Addrian Hutson: Bi-Curious George and Other Side Kicks

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Date: September 19th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £9.50 / £6.50 advance
£10 on the door if available

Professor ‘the Amazing’ Addrian is Punch and Judy man extraordinaire. He’s also Lucy’s dad. As a child Lucy would help Addrian with his shows, collecting money, performing tricks and even doing a stint as Curious George.

Now, dad and daughter reunite in front of an audience to reminisce through rose-tinted glasses. They’ll reenact childhood magic tricks and reflect on what it means to choose the life of an artist.

Expect screaming and teenage exasperation as glib entertainer and earnest artist lock heads leaving the questions: where do these artists go from here? And can the show survive the appearance of Mr. Punch?

‘A slice of vaudevillian mayhem with powerful human truths at its heart […] achingly brilliant work.’ ★★★★ Mary Brennan, The Herald

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Atlantis by Lydia Cottrell | A Culture Vulture Joint
Sep
20
7:30 PM19:30

Atlantis by Lydia Cottrell | A Culture Vulture Joint

Hotly-tipped performance artist Lydia Cottrell recreates Atlantis, her one woman space race, for one night only at the NSCD’s Riley Theatre in Leeds.

A Culture Vulture Joint with Leeds Inspired, Atlantis whisks the audience on an interstellar journey and asks some pretty big questions: What did we learn from the race into space? What did we gain by getting there? Can we train for failure, and do dreams really come true? Utilising stage projection, hot dogs and a child-sized paddling pool, Atlantis explores the answers to all these questions and more.

Along the way, Lydia considers the idea we all inhabit a spaceship – Spaceship Earth - and draws a parallel between our planet and the Space Shuttle’s namesake, the mythical island that sank beneath the waves.

The show is provocative, funny and highly kinetic, as you would expect from one half of 70/30 Split (with creative partner Sophie Unwin), who were described by The Guardian as being ‘as touching as they are resolutely fearless.’

“The work is extremely physical," Lydia says. "Mainly the show is about dreams, how hard we work to achieve them, how failure along the way affects us, and what happens when we do reach our goals.”

Atlantis (A Culture Vulture Joint with Leeds Inspired) is at the NSCD’s Riley Theatre, 98 Chapeltown Rd, Leeds LS7 4BH on Friday 20th September 2019. Tickets - £7.00.

Artwork by RoB Molloy

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Mabgate Annual - 2019
Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Mabgate Annual - 2019

Join us on Saturday the 21st of September for Mabgates very first artist-led community Gala!

Showcasing and celebrating an area rich in culture and diversity asking you to reflect on the areas past, celebrate its present and plan for its future. This inspiring community driven event will showcase Mabgate a home of 1000 makers, a collaboration between artists, Local business and local residents.

Mabgate Annual has been created in collaboration with Leeds City Council, Come Find Us and East Street Arts and led by artist Emma Hardaker transforming the Green space in Mabgate into an interactive art event on Saturday 21st of September 2019 and tying into Heritage week.

Mabgate Annual Highlights

- Artists and organisations based in Mabgate such as MAP, SIIK and ESA will have stalls selling original artworks and merchandise!

- Live Painting from artist Bethany Rose of the beautiful local Architecture

- Leeds Civic Trust will be there talking about the history of Mabgate looking particularly at Hope House the building that MAP are currently raising funds to buy.

- Tote bag Printing workshop by No Brand Printing based in Hope house.

- East Street Arts will be hosting a Burmatofts pottery inspired, tile designing workshop and opening up the doors to Convention House there exciting new tech space.

- Mabate Bleach have put together a live music set for you to enjoy through out the day!

- The Vege-table will be selling there tasty vegan treats and Temple of Boom will be serving up some tasty cold bervarages for the afternoon.

- Emmaus will be hosting a Yard Sale out in front of there shop selling second hand furniture and wares!

- There will be a instagram worthy photo booth designed by local Illustrator Bobbi Abbey.

- Koby Dance studio will be performing live and giving a mini dance workshop for you to give it a go yourselves.

This event is free but if you can get one of our free eventbrite ticket it will help us to guage expected number on the day, we hope to see you there!

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CLAY: Launch Party
Sep
21
to Sep 22

CLAY: Launch Party

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Date: September 21st
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: PAYF (see below)

We are kicking open the doors to CLAY for our first party.

The event is Pay As You Feel (PAYF), all funds go to supporting CLAY.
Tickets between £0 and £20 depending on what you can afford.

Get a ticket to reserve your place.
More details to come.


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Status by Chris Thorpe
Sep
22
5:00 PM17:00

Status by Chris Thorpe

Presented by China Plate & Staatstheater Mainz

Written by Chris Thorpe, developed with and directed by Rachel Chavkin

Commissioned by Battersea Arts Centre, Warwick Arts Centre and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg.

We all have a nationality.

Or almost all of us.

Status is a show about someone who doesn't want his any more. About
running away from the national story you're given. About who is responsible for that story and what might happen to it if you give it up.

A globe-spanning journey of attempted escape, with songs along the way.


“… the words are eloquent, the music essential and powerful, and the performance full of a brilliant, prowling precision…” Scotsman Fringe First Award Winner 2018 ****

**** Guardian **** Time Out ****The Scotsman **** The Stage

Supported by the British Council, Goethe-Institut London, the Collaborative Touring Network and using public funding by the national lottery through Arts Council England.

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Future Ritual | Film night
Sep
24
7:00 PM19:00

Future Ritual | Film night

This evening features a screening of short films and performance documentation by artists working around ritual, performance and queer futurity. Featured works include documentation of 'Sanctuary Ring' (2016), by Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose, and a selection of videos by Jon John, and Nwando Ebizie. Following the screenings, there will be a discussion with the featured artists, hosted by F U T U R E R I T U A L lead artist Joseph Morgan Schofield.

The full screening programme will be announced closer to the event.

Tickets for the Film night are free, but please RSVP.

This event is presented as part of three days of F U T U R E R I T U A L activity, taking place in East London in September 2019.

Full three day programme:
www.josephmorganschofield.com/future-ritual-2019

Tuesday 24 - Film Night
Thursday 26 - Charlie Ashwell, Sandra Stanionyte, Kelvin Atmadibrata
Saturday 28 - Daricioğlu, Radage ▽ Hardaker, Cascales, Braithwaite-Shirley

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Screening Programme

In his performances, Jon John (1983 - 2017) incorporated references to high fashion, pop music, so-called ‘modern primitivism’ and industrial culture, magic, sadomasochism, and sex. Including uniquely sentimental uses of bloodletting, hook suspensions, dancing on thorns, and DIY surgery, Jon John’s own tattooed, scarred and ‘hacked’ body was central to his work as an artist.


Nwando Ebizie is a multidisciplinary artist with an international focus whose work converges around performance art personas, experimental theatre, neuroscience, music and African diasporic ritualistic dance. Carving out her own particular strand of Afrofuturism, she combines research into the neuroscience of perception (inspired by her own neurodiversity) and an obsession with science fiction with a ritualistic live art practice. She has curated happenings for Wellcome Collection and released records supported by Gilles Peterson. She has performed in Tokyo (Bonobo), Rio de Janeiro (Tempo Festival), Berlin (Chalet), Latvia (Baltais Fligelis Concert Hall) and Zurich (Blok) as well as across the UK from Home MCR to Barbican to Southbank Centre.


Sanctuary Ring by Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose

In this durational site specific performance at St Clement’s Church, Martin O’Brien and Sheree Rose created their own sanctuary of sickness. This was a place for freaks, monsters and weirdos. It was a place of pain, sacrifice and submission in order to survive.

Martin O’Brien’s work draws upon his experience of suffering from cystic fibrosis. His performance and video art is concerned with physical endurance, disgust long durations and pain base practices in order to address a politics of the sick, queer body and examine what it means to be born with a life-threatening disease, politically and philosophically.

Sheree Rose is an American photographer and performance artist. Her photographs documented the BDSM and queer subcultures in Los Angeles during the early 1980s. With her partner and creative collaborator, performance artist Bob Flanagan, they explored sexuality, BDSM, death, and daily living with terminal illness.

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About F U T U R E R I T U A L

F U T U R E R I T U A L is a performance and research project considering the place, use and function of ritual within contemporary performance and queer cultures. The project positions ritual as a technology, and asks how artists might use ritual technology, and to what ends. Noting the proximity of ritual within both queer and performance histories, F U T U R E R I T U A L is primarily concerned queer futurities and the ways that ritual performance might manifest, gesture towards, or otherwise call forth these alternate states, possibilities or ways of being.

In September 2019, F U T U R E R I T U A L will present a public programme at Kunstraum and the Live Art Development Agency. The programme is entirely free to attend includes a screening of films and video documentation and discussion event, and two performance events.

The project is a lab for performative research by lead artist Joseph Morgan Schofield and other invited artists. Through public performance events, F U T U R E R I T U A L aims to provide an active context for the presentation of performance art in the UK.

Supported by Arts Council England, Kunstraum and the Live Art Development Agency.

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Impermanence - BAAL
Sep
24
7:30 PM19:30

Impermanence - BAAL

After a sell-out performance of SEXBOX in 2018, Impermanence return to The Place with BAAL.

The first ever dance adaptation of a play by Bertolt Brecht: BAAL tackles love, sexuality, betrayal, nature and lust, creating a world of surreal images, extreme physicality and high drama.

Set alongside a film combining new footage with archive materials, and an original soundtrack composed and performed live by electro-acoustic musician Robert Bentall.

"Brecht created his monster in 1918 as he struggled to come to terms with the carnage of the First World War. For him, the poet Baal symbolised the pitiless denial of personal responsibility he saw all around him - and it's as a symbol that Baal is still depressingly relevant, both as a philandering egotist and as a representative of the self-serving plutocratic elite who are ravaging our planet." - Greenwich Visitor Blog

"engrossing and entertaining with consummate artistry by all concerned". - ★★★★ StageTalk Magazine


Tickets: £17 / £13 concs

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Mashiya Presents: All That Jazz
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Mashiya Presents: All That Jazz

PART OF SCALARAMA FESTIVAL

The award-winning 1979 film All That Jazz is a semi-autobiographical drama/fantasy classic. Directed by Bob Fosse, and starring Roy Schneider and Jessica Lange, it depicts the road to death through a showbiz lens, inspired by Fosse’s feelings of impending doom following a heart attack.

All That Jazz won the Cannes Film Festival Palme D’Or and several Academy Awards.

This special screening is followed by an open discussion on power and exploitation in the dance and film world.

“an uproarious display of brilliance, nerve, dance, maudlin confessions, inside jokes and, especially, ego.” – New York Times, 1979

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Sad Poets Doorstep Club #3
Oct
3
5:00 PM17:00

Sad Poets Doorstep Club #3

It's a hat trick! Sad Poets' Doorstep Club is back for a third time for National Poetry Day!

Come down to the Acomb Library for another mental health poetry circle run by Anxious Anarchist Poetry. Listen or perform in a safe and supportive environment.

5pm for a 5.30pm start, multiple rounds with mature themes.

SPDC operates a strict trigger warning policy.

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Northern Connections 19
Oct
3
7:30 PM19:30

Northern Connections 19

Ones to watch. This year's selected artists Lizzie Klotz, Madeline Shann and Akshay Sharma share the results of their choreographic residencies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance. Each artist has spent 3 weeks at NSCD researching and developing their ideas into short pieces, touching on themes relevant to contemporary society. Be among the first to see these fresh new works in a unique mixed bill:

Madeline Shann’s Edit borrows from the world of film to create a tense exploration of the psychologically abusive phenomenon 'gaslighting'.

A Really Small Dance by Lizzie Klotz presents 20 minutes of your life, drawing upon the smallest of dances that take place in homes, alone, in the shower, along to the radio.

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Louise Orwin: OH YES OH NO
Oct
4
7:30 PM19:30

Louise Orwin: OH YES OH NO

Date: October 4th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £9.50 / £6.50 advance
£10 on the door if available

This is a show about having sexual fantasies that don’t align with your politics. It’s about trying to understanding what you want, and wondering how the hell to ask for it.

Oh Yes Oh No invites you on a surreal joyride through femme sexuality and violence. Made exclusively with the candid input of those willing to talk openly and honestly about their sex life, including survivors of sexual trauma, Louise is unafraid to ask the difficult questions as she interrogates identity, consent and power play.

Featuring explicit XXX, Barbie’n’Ken role-play, a heady mix of pop culture references, and original sound design by Alicia Jane Turner, the show explores sexuality and who gets to have a say in it. This show is for anyone who has ever struggled to find their sexual voice, or questioned the sexual culture they were brought up in. It asks who gets to speak, who gets to have a voice, and ultimately aims to give a voice back to those who have had their voices and bodies taken from them. How can you re-claim your voice and your body when these things have been stripped from you? And how do you navigate a landscape of hyper-sexuality and increasing sex positivity when the mere act of asking for what you want can be the hardest thing? Oh Yes Oh No dares to speak about a subject which is rarely addressed publicly, especially in the wake of #MeToo.

Steady yourself to rethink desire, and then watch her smash it all to pieces.

Supported by Jerwood Charitable Foundation, Arts Council England, Camden People’s Theatre, Live Art Development Agency and Live Art Bistro.

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Ground Zero - Lawrence Batley
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Ground Zero - Lawrence Batley

OfftheCuff Theatre Company are proud to present:

Ground Zero.

Written by Nathan Birkinshaw
Directed by George Bukhari

We can be quite apathetic at times, it’s not hard as you stick on the TV and see the world in flames. Ground Zero follows five characters while they navigate the absurdity of their own existence, working zero hour contracts and low income jobs to try and carve out something of a life for themselves. It's a post dramatic farce of sorts that seeks to dismantle form in order to build something new - but never quite gets it right.

Cast: Marcella Hazel, Macauley Cooper, Natasha Burgess, Matt Aistrup & Frederica Davies.

16+ adult humour and strong language

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Dance It Up North
Oct
15
7:30 PM19:30

Dance It Up North

For one night only, enjoy the range and skills of dancers from across York and North Yorkshire. Hidden away in dance studios and rehearsal spaces, professional artists, youth dance companies and community groups have been creating dance work to showcase as part of this unique evening. Inspirational, energetic and moving, it’s a chance to see the many forms of dance that’s being practiced and produced locally and across our region. This will be a joyous event suitable for children as well as adults.

70% of the proceeds from ticket sales will go to promoting dance in York and North Yorkshire.

Tickets on sale now!
https://www.yorktheatreroyal.co.uk/show/dance-it-up-north-2019/
£12 Full / £10 Con

Suitable for everyone 7yrs+

Image:
(C) Brian Slater of Rodillian Dance @ Yorkshire Dance's FRESH 2018

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STORM by Search Party
Oct
16
7:30 PM19:30

STORM by Search Party

The world has ended, the world as we know it at least.

Using recycled languages from disaster cinema, climate politics, folk stories and King Lear, Search Party prepare for a STORM that is already here. STORM explores climate grief, the uncanny feeling of being alive in a climate catastrophe, and despair at years of knowing and not doing. As the IPCC warn of just 12 years to avert climate disaster, Search Party perform 12 duets at the end of the world. It’s a sea of troubles. It’s a call to arms. It’s a great big unfathomable inevitability. It’s this dreadful pother o’er our heads.

*** EVENT INFORMATION ***
Time: 1 hour - no interval
Age suitability: 14+

All tickets are held for collection from the Box Office. We do not post them out.

Please note that we have no cloakroom facilities at the The Media Factory and are unable to store large items.
There is a bar and drinks are allowed in the theatre.

Parking: there is free street parking on Kirkham Street.

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Ron Athey - Acephalous Monster
Oct
18
7:30 PM19:30

Ron Athey - Acephalous Monster

Date: October 18th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £9.50 / £6.50 advance
£10 on the door if available

Internationally acclaimed US performance artist Ron Athey presents his new work Acephalous Monster.

Athey rose to international prominence in the 90’s making performance that explored challenging subjects like the relationships between desire, sexuality and traumatic experience and confronted conservative narratives around AIDS, S&M and body autonomy.

His new work Acephalous Monster is inspired in part by the secret society of Acéphale, the 1930s anti-fascist review and magazine published by philosopher Georges Bataille. Using projections, readings, lectures, appropriated text and sound, and by re-imagining cut-up technique pioneer Brion Gysin’s brutalist Pistol Poem as a vocal/percussive choreography, Athey turns to the Acéphale, the eponymous figure of the headless man, a powerful symbol of radical transformation, and attempts to make sense of a current reality where neo-fascism is mutating, creeping, and marching.

This performance includes nudity, blood letting and graphic sexual content.

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Ema Boswood: Ghost Sexxx
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Ema Boswood: Ghost Sexxx

Date: October 25th
Doors: 7:30pm
Start: 8pm
Where: CLAY, 1, 2 Regent St, Leeds LS2 7QA, UK
Price: £5

if u like someone nd they dont text u back after u’ve had sex dw cos they must just b a ghost x

Ema Boswood is haunted. Ghost Sexxx is part performance, part transcendental exploration, where Ema uses paranormal techniques in an attempt to reach through to the other side, the ‘other side’ being the people that have ghosted her in the past.

The show takes a comedic look at ‘ghosting’, which means when the person you’re dating simply stops replying to your texts. Ema carries out a seance, tells tragic ghost stories and has a sexorcism, all the while taking a refreshing and ridiculous look at the experience of rejection.

Supported by Theatre in the Mill, Farnham Maltings and using public funding by Arts Council England.

Please note: this performance contains graphic sexual content.

Photo credit: Rosie Powell Freelance

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Say Owt presents: Jeremiah
Oct
26
7:45 PM19:45

Say Owt presents: Jeremiah

York Theatre Royal
26th October 2019
7.45pm
£10

York’s most raucous spoken word organisation presents a rambunctious new performance poetry show with live music about England’s forgotten revolution.

On 9 June 1817 Jeremiah Brandreth assembles a crew of malcontents in a pub near Nottingham. Their plan is to march on London, overthrow the government, wipe out the National Debt and end poverty forever. What Jeremiah doesn’t know is that there is a spy in his ranks with other ideas…

Featuring an original score and live band, Jeremiah tells the incredible true story of the much-misunderstood Luddite rebellion.

‘Artists like rap storyteller Jack Dean make us excited about what they might do next’ // GUARDIAN

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Lenny
Sep
14
10:30 PM22:30

Lenny

Starring Dustin Hoffman and Valerie Perrine, black & white mockumentary Lenny follows the rise and fall of controversial cult comedian Lenny Bruce.

Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor & Best Actress – Bob Fosse’s first attempt at a non-musical film still amplifies Fosse’s flair for percussive editing and the unmasking of the dark underworld of the backstage.

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Showing as part of Scalarama Leeds, Fosse in Film: Mashiya Presents is a season of five Bob Fosse films (Sweet Charity, Lenny, Cabaret, Liza With a Z and All That Jazz) celebrating the breadth and skill of Fosse’s directing and choreography in film.

Supported by Leeds Inspired.

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English Dirt Scratch
Sep
14
5:00 PM17:00

English Dirt Scratch

In August Vandal Factory had the pleasure of spending a week in Derby Theatre developing our next show; English Dirt. Unfortunately, because of something called ‘The Edinburgh Fringe Festival’, and ‘Annual Leave,’ and ‘Child Care,’ no-one was able to come to Derby to see our work in progress. Therefore, we have decided to put together the following event and we would be delighted if you would join us:

What: English Dirt is a performance collaboration between Flora Greysteel and Vandal Factory. This is a 40 minute, script in hand, work-in-progress performance. It explores the history of English land ownership and relates it to current crises such as climate, housing and nationalism.
Where: Middle Floor Wharf Chamber, Leeds LS2 7EQ
When: 14th September.

Doors 17:00,
Joe Solo 17.30,
English Dirt 18:00

How much: This is a Pay What You Decide event.
50% the proceeds will go to the Land Justice Network and 50% of the proceeds will go to launching English Dirts’ Kick-starter

Accessibility: Unfortunately the space is not yet wheelchair accessible, however it was our only affordable option at this time and we will be seeking more accessible spaces in the future. This is something the venue is seeking to address as soon as possible. We are very sorry if this means you are unable to attend and we can provide a recording of the live performance.

The next stage: We are looking to make a 75 minute performance of English Dirt in 2020. In order for this to happen, we need partners, collaborators and funding. We hope that this event will act as a means of instigating those conversations as well as us gathering some vital feedback from an audience.

Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club, 23-25 Wharf Street, Leeds LS2 7EQ

Membership info

Wharf Chambers is a members' club and you need to be a member, or guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org/membership. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.

You must be a member or guest of a member to attend. Joining costs £1. See wharfchambers.org/membership

Safer spaces

We would also like you to mention that Wharf Chambers has a safer spaces agreement on your promotional material, preferably briefly on any poster but certainly link to it in online promotion: http://www.wharfchambers.org/the-club/safer-spaces

Wharf Chambers tries to be accountable, however please be aware of some ongoing issues: http://wharfchambers.org/accountability

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LIFF & Mashiya Presents: Cabaret & Liza with a Z
Sep
12
7:00 PM19:00

LIFF & Mashiya Presents: Cabaret & Liza with a Z

A Liza Minnelli double bill evening by Mashiya Presents in partnership with LIFF presents...

Cabaret (7pm)
Cabaret (1972) is a true cinema classic. A musical drama starring Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey and Michael York set in Berlin during the Weimar Republic in 1931, under the presence of the growing Nazi Party.
Tickets: bit.ly/2GPVWPc
Trailer: bit.ly/1ikW6Oo

Liza with a "Z" (9.40pm)
A Concert for Television is a 1972 concert film made for television and starring Liza Minnelli immediately after the success of Cabaret. The concert showcases the amazing singing talent of Liza and her ability to be powerfully charming and vulnerable, yet totally in control on stage.
Tickets: bit.ly/2YLLOB4

Buy tickets for both Cabaret and Liza with a Z for just £7.50, in the Fosse in Film double bill at The Wardrobe.


Fosse in Film: Mashiya Presents is screening five Bob Fosse films (Sweet Charity, Lenny, Cabaret, Liza with a Z and All That Jazz) to demonstrate and celebrate the breadth and skill of Fosse’s directing and choreography in film. The films will be shown as part of Scalarama Festival Leeds 2019 with funding from Leeds Inspired and support from key Leeds partners including Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds Film and Northern School for Contemporary Dance.

This event is part of the Scalarama Leeds 2019 programme. If you are unaware of Scalarama, it is a national (and sometimes international) festival divided into regional groups that screen films across the whole of September each year (est. 2011). The festival champions DIY cinema events inspired by the energy, creativity, passion and ethos of the Scala cinema (1978-1993) in London; showcasing films less seen at cinemas and sometimes in unusual places.

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The Buster Keaton Picture Show feat. Haiku Salut
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

The Buster Keaton Picture Show feat. Haiku Salut

Wildfowl & York Mediale presents
The Buster Keaton Picture Show
feat. Haiku Salut
Everyman Cinema, York
Wednesday 11th September
Doors 8.00pm, Show 8.30pm

Tickets are £12 in advance (£8 concessions) from The Crescent, Earworm Records and online via http://www.pleasepleaseyou.com

The Buster Keaton Picture Show sees acclaimed instrumental group Haiku Salut perform an original, contemporary live score to Buster Keaton’s 1926 comedy classic The General.

Commissioned by Nottingham Contemporary as part of the BFI’s Comedy Genius season, Haiku Salut’s score combines electronica, folk, post rock, and neo-classical elements to cast The General in a new dramatic light.

The General was described by Orson Welles as "the greatest comedy ever made, the greatest Civil War film ever made, and perhaps the greatest film ever made", and is one of the last major films of the silent era.

The film is based on a true incident - the Great Locomotive Chase - with The General of the title referring to engineer Johnnie Gray's (Keaton) engine. Gray has been rejected by both the Confederate Army and by his fiancee Annabelle but when Union spies steal the General (and unwittingly, Annabelle), he gets a chance to prove his heroism by catching up with The General and rescuing his beloved. In this ambitious production, Keaton performs all his own stunts using his incredible comic timing and body language to create hilarious, near perfect entertainment.

Haik Salut perform to Cohen Media’s stunning 4K restoration of The General.

★★★★★“The pioneering genius of Buster Keaton's 1926 silent film The General looks even more startling than ever…more or less invented the action movie.” The Guardian

"A jaw-plunging blend of physical dexterity and bravura moviemaking.” Total Film

“Haiku Salut are a singular musical force.” Mojo

This event is supported by XR Stories

Please note: Everyman Cinema York Screen 1 is not wheelchair accessible or accessible for people with mobility issues. This is due to the age of the original building and the construction techniques used when it was built.

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Pink Suits PoliRock Show
Sep
6
8:00 PM20:00

Pink Suits PoliRock Show

We are back! Mega performances, mega cocktails, mega night!

The pink suits PoliRock Show' is a queer cabaret night of local music/noise/drag/dance artists headlined by pink suits.

Hosted by Margates only Amy Zing!!

Incredible performances from RODENT, Byenary, and Last Yearz Interesting Negro

Doors at 7:30pm
Performances start at 8:00pm
Cocktails and Dancing 10pm-late

Tickets: £8 online
£10 on the door

Book tickets!!! (Sold out last time!)


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! Toilets are gender neutral. Access to the PoliRock Show is on the ground floor, bar is not wheelchair acessible. We apologise for this.***

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The Unsinkable Woman
Sep
4
7:00 PM19:00

The Unsinkable Woman

Ever wondered how much your family history has influence over who you are today?

Florence does, and she feels like she has a lot to live up to.
Her great-great grandmother was an ‘aqua star’ who swam in a crystal aquarium tank, roller skating and doing escapologist acts underwater.

Join Florence as she retraces her family line back to the late 19th century, chats with her Nan about the music hall scene and gender politics, and still asks why she has never really been a particularly strong swimmer.

Somewhere between an episode of ‘Who Do You Think You Are?’, a meditation CD, and an imitation of a frog.


Performed as part of Landing Party, a showcase of new work by MA Choreography and MA Performance students at Leeds Beckett University. For the full festival schedule see: https://tinyurl.com/yyg6hqpa

Access information:
Venue is wheelchair accessible.

Performance is free to attend but there is limited seating.

NB: This performance will be filmed as part of an MA assessment.

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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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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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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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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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Apps & Austerity by Henry Raby: Arts Barge Riverside Festival
Aug
7
6:00 PM18:00

Apps & Austerity by Henry Raby: Arts Barge Riverside Festival

The 2010s. 2010-2019. What was it all about?

Henry Raby defines the decade through sharp performance poetry. From riots to Royal Weddings to Referendums. A decade of technology & austerity summed up in funny & insightful spoken word. Are the Baby-boomers actually in charge anymore, are Millennials ruining the world, and will Generation Z save it?

Henry is Artistic Director of Say Owt, 1/2 of Vandal Factory Theatre Company and published by Burning Eye Books.

“Part of a new generation of spoken word” - Attila The Stockbroker

6-7pm
ArtsBarge, moored at Tower Bridge (opposite Clifford's Tower)
Age Advisory 16+
Please Note This is a 'Pay what you want' event on the door. However, tickets can be purchased for £3 in advance to guarantee entry.

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Age Of The Virgin
Aug
3
to Aug 4

Age Of The Virgin

AGEOFTHE VIRGIN |||
7:30pm
Saturday 3rd August
Live Art Bistro

THREE YEARS RUNNING, WE ARE BACK AGAIN FOR ANOTHER FREE ALTERNATIVE PRIDE DRAG SHOW!

Love Muscle + AGEOFTHE have teamed up ONCE AGAIN to give you an evening of inclusive, supportive and loving drag spectacular! This evening is for FIRST TIME DRAG PERFORMERS to strut their stuff on our stage and kick off Leeds Pride weekend the right way, FABULOUSLY!

WE WANT YOU!
YES YOU!
Have you ever wanted to perform drag? Have a dazzling performance you're burning to showcase on our exuberant stage? Want to feel like the GLAMPUS you were born to be?! THEN APPLY! Our stage is INCLUSIVE FOR ALL! We want EVERY type of drag and every type of human! If you would like to apply please email us at ageoftheinfo@gmail.com PLEASE KNOW we have 10 places and this is first come first serve! please include three sentence desperation of your performance, your tack name and a HOT AF selfie feeling yourself ♥

BOOTS THE HOUSE DOWN WITH US!

Not only do we have our VIRGIN DRAG PERFORMERS, we also have some incredible acts from AROUND THE WORLD! NOT TO BE MISSED! Alongside our AGEOFTHE Family!

DJ Sets from the Queer Pumping Disco LOVE MUSCLE

7:30-2am

APPLY NOW AND JOIN OUR QUEER REVOLUTION!!

EMAIL ageoftheinfo@gmail.com with three sentences describing your performance, your track name and a promo photo of yourself feeling GR8!
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AGEOFTHE applies a zero tolerance agreement at every event, this means if you attend our event you agree not to stand for oany form of harassment or abuse. If you encounter anything that makes you feel uncomfortable please let us know.

We want to make every one of our events accessible for everyone, if you have any accessibility questions please message us!

SEE YOU SOON! ♥ ♥

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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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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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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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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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