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Thorny Summer Party 2019

  • Trinity Centre Trintiy Road BS20 Bristol (map)

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! ✨

General release tickets £15 + donation* now available via:
Headfirst Bristol -
Trinity Centre -

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 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 if you'd like one - you don't need to provide us with an explanation. Offered on a first-come-first-served basis.


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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

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!


Trinity Centre is a wheelchair accessible venue. Full accessibility information can be found here:


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.


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

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