Series of film screenings that explore the past, present and future of queer cinema, with attention to titles that encourage discourse. Each title presented as a special event, with introduction + post-film discussion where possible, with director/cast or with academics, or simply great fans of the work. At the Duke of York's Picturehouse and Dukes at Komedia, Brighton.
September 16, 2017, 10pm-4am at Patterns. Seafront views, state-of-the-art sound, giant disco ball, stunning production: the steam will be rising till the early hours as hot clubbers, sexy dancers and club kids. DJs Horse Meat Disco, Gardenn, Kate Wildblood & Queen Josephine, Øvre, and Wild Fantasy w/ disco classics, Italo heaters, house oddities + party anthems.
September 22, 2017, 7pm at Marlborough Theatre. Some amazing, out-there artists coming for a night of wild, unexpected, hilarious performances with a touch of old Hollywood glamor. Some of our absolute favs, including: Stacy Makishi Neil Bartlett, Juno Dawson, Sh!t Theatre, Selina Thompson … w/ more TBA. Bubbles on arrival, canapes, Vegan Food Pimp + music from DJ Jumeau.
September 23, 2017, 7:30pm at the Marlborough Theatre. The first few breaths of a new life, with a new voice, in new flesh. In ‘Lost Bodies’ live artist Nicola Hunter returns to performance to celebrate loss as a strengthening process, a metamorphosis and a return to the wild. Conceived and performed by Nicola Hunter. Performed with Alison Brierley.
September 25-30, 2017, 7:45pm. Vidal’s award winning play about the race to the White House. Two candidates are neck and neck in an unscrupulous battle for the nomination. The only thing separating the ex-Secretary of State and his populist opponent is an endorsement from a respected ex-President. Where does compromise end and corruption begin? Who will prove to be the best man?
October 14, 2017, 7pm. Creating space for all of us LGBTQ+ on stage and off stage - taking space, making Noise! Respecting and welcoming one and all. A Variety of Drag Kings + Friends, on tables and in spaces you least expect! Queer Variety Show full of Power and Sass! Non Binary Cabaret with the best Drag, Music and Performers! With FKA, Seth Corbin, Sammy Silver, Dee Dee La Femme.
October 14, 2017, 9pm. Porn as art form, able to question and challenge the power structures that limit our sexual expression. Radical queer porn has not settled as an art form – it straddles the borders of visual art, performance art, erotica, political activism and many other genres – making it a unique vehicle for presenting new and radical ideas of sexuality.
October 28, 2017, 7:45pm. The Tales of the City author w/ his long-awaited memoir Logical Family: Conservative South, San Francisco, palm-reading Grannie and an awkward chat about girls with President Nixon - Maupin reveals extraordinary people and places that helped him become one of the world’s best-loved writers. Meet the funny and unflinchingly honest man from Barbary Lane.
May 4 - June 3, 2018. A month committed to helping the arts flourish, completely open-access -anyone can put on a Brighton Fringe event- no selection criteria imposed. New and established performers try out new works and take risks. Also workshops, mentoring and bursary programs. Past year: 787 events at 174 venues. Low-as-possible ticket prices, and over 150 free shows.
May 5-27, 2018, Annual celebration of music, theatre, dance, circus, art, film, literature, debate, outdoor + family events, in venues both familiar and unusual across Brighton/ Hove for 3 weeks in May. England's largest annual event of its kind attracts some of the best artists and companies, and most adventurous audiences, from the UK and the world. Guest Director TBA.
June 14-17, 2018. Events typically include: Welcome Night and Cabaret, BBQ Picnic, Bear-a-oke, Woofer & Bear Parties, dance party, Sunday Roast, Bear Bust, Ca-bear-et and Cabaret, Rock’N’Roll Bingo, Underbears - and more...
July 7-8, 2018 (TBC), annual free public event from 11am, at Stanmer Park near University of Sussex. World class flyers of all forms and shapes, from miniature single line kites through team displays. Food and drinks stalls on site. See website for more.
August 3-5, 2018, annual events include: Saturday Pride Parade. Preston Park events, entertainment, dance, cabaret, film, women's, youth + calabash tents, marketplace, food, fun fair, 3,000 capacity pop lovers tent, special guests, Wild Fruit Big Top Urban World, Bears tents, Women’s stage, entertainment acts, name DJs. See website: