EVENTS PROGRAMME

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PANELS / TALKS

SOCIAL: REESTABLISHING  CONNECTION

SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS

WORKSHOPS

PERFORMANCES

VIRTUAL REALITY

WEDNESDAY 08 SEPT 

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ROMEO DE LA CRUZ: OPENING PERFORMANCE

Only cocktail Mx with a twistxd concoction of Non-Binary finery, ounces of Transness, overlooked moves & a dash of “not one to sleep on” vibes.

Time:

20:30

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WIG IN A BOX PANEL

Drag collective is joined by founder Clare Lowe, Dis and Romeo De La Cruz following the screening of Drag Kids about their own entry into drag.

Time:

20:30

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DIS: OPENING PERFORMANCE

DIS, international Drag Nightmare, Gender Destroyer, Recording Artist, and Burlesque Performer has spent more than 10 years touring the world and encouraging Queerdos everywhere to #BecomeADisCiple and embrace the revolution of pleasure.

Time:

20:30

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ECSTATIC PRANCE

Ecstatic Prance is about free movement and playful moments of closeness. Behind our light-hearted idea is the simple act of dancing freely and the sense of belonging amongst the like-minded. How we vibe: · Dance however you like · Be brave, be silly · Co-create a judgment-free space · Let loose without drugs or booze · Respect other people’s no-no’s Expect an eclectic mix of bangers from diva-evoking disco to spacey electronics. We explore contrasting rhythms to tickle our imagination for what our bodies can do. After a guided warm-up, join us on the 60-minute journey of freestyle dance and self-discovery. You’re welcome to stay for a bowl of soup and chatter at the end. It’s okay to feel nervous, especially if you come alone. Dancing freely around others is a courageous act. Yet we come together to overcome our fears. Dress code: wear whatever you like but fancy dress makes us happy

Time:

18:00

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QUEER & INDECENT EXHIBITION LAUNCH

an archival film exhibition exploring the Sexual Offences Act of 1967 which partially decriminalised sex between two men, and its influences and effects over the following decades. Whilst a progressive landmark, the legislative move cast sombre shadows; other remaining laws tightened and police aggravation towards queer people dramatically increased, meaning that public spaces were essentially out of bounds in terms of expression of queer identity and queer love - the community was forced to the margins of dominant society, creating their own spaces underground. 

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Time:

12:00-17:00

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THURSDAY 09 SEPT

FRIDAY 10 SEPT

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JOY AGAINST THE MACHINE

Join queer poet, writer and community activist T.S. IDIOT to share your thoughts on queer joy and what that means to us. Learn to write from a place of joy and resilience rooted in our collective queerness, and create a group poem based on our experience.

Time:

18:00

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VIRTUAL REALITY

We are entering a new era in digital identity politics. Explore queer identities through the digital lens of virtual reality. Book your slot or enquire at the box office about our VR Lounge!

Time:

15:00-20:00

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KATE'S EXHIBITION TOUR

Kate Fahy, Queer & Indecent curator will guide you around her exhibition and give some insights into her curatorial thoughts and ideas.

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Time:

19:00

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KIKI BRISTOL PANEL

Kiki Bristol will join us following their selection of Pariah.

Time:

20:30

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FILMMAKERS SOCIAL

All filmmakers and their teams will join us at the bar to chat all things queer and cinema! Filmmakers should let us know they are coming and we'll buy you a drink!

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Time:

20:00

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VIRTUAL REALITY

We are entering a new era in digital identity politics. Explore queer identities through the digital lens of virtual reality. Book your slot or enquire at the box office about our VR Lounge!

Time:

15:00-20:00

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QUEER BALLET

This queer-friendly ballet workshop aims at making the usually highly gendered and exclusive world of ballet accessible for everyone who wants to get a taste of the glamorous and sparkling world of prima ballerinas ✨ The class is a space for bodies and identities that are non-traditional in the world of ballet to break classical rules and express who they are. Learn the basic steps of ballet, work on your posture, and express yourself freely in a safe, inclusive and relaxed (but of course sassy!) environment. This ballet class is primarily for trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people, but is open to anyone respecting of this safe space. Leggings or tights recommended, but please wear whatever makes you feel most comfortable. Training can be done either in socks or barefoot.

Time:

18:00

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CLAWSON & WARD SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Artist duo, Clawson & Ward, gleefully invite 10 of Bristol's creative queers to each nominate a short film, the only objective being to nourish LGBTQIA+ goodness.

Time:

18:45

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SATURDAY 11 SEPT

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SLIMETIME: SLUGTOPIA

An interactive installation that employs UV-reactive slime as a tactile medium to combat anxiety and gives us a place where we can play, connect and collaborate. Inspired by the mating rituals of the Leopard Slug, Slime Time creates a visual representation of the Leopard Slug’s male/female dichotomy-challenging genitalia as a platform to converse about queerness and gender fluidity. Escape the detachment of the pandemic through sensory touch and play. Relax and unwind in a safe, queer space by trying something deliciously different. Don’t worry, we’re all slugly here. Attendance information: slime is messy, it gets stuck to clothes! Underwear or slime-proof/washable clothes are ideal (no sequins or fishnets) and excess garments will be safely stored by our host slugs, Groups will be held in bubbles, the room will be cleaned between sessions, and there will be UV and strobe lighting.

Time:

14:00

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BOUYS BUOYS BUOYS

Cold be the sea foam; hot be the loin;
Here be the power where the hands join.

There he is! hauled by sledge across hard packed sand and shells by 1000 sweating men, Buoys Buoys Buoys is Swansea’s best vore poet.
Your land and mine goes down into a darkness now. And I, and all the other bardic guardians of her flame are driven from home, up out into the wolf's jaw.
Oi! Nameless things floundering on slimy beds; our sacred demons of ungovernableness; spindly bones littering a heaving gut; baptised in giddy silver tears and the lick of damp kelp smoke you’ll emerge from froth casting jagged shadows and ready to dance.

Time:

21:00

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QUEERED SCIENCE: BIOLOGY FOR THE GAYS

Being LGBTQ+ can often pose a barrier to travelling, but a pandemic summer staycation on TERF island isn't so appealing either. In the face of the increasing use of “bad science” by British conservatives to naturalise hierarchies, justify their rejection of our communities, and increasingly limit our access to vital healthcare, here our three brave gayfaring panelists don their white coats to revisit some classical questions whose answers are so often relied upon by those who seek to exclude queer and trans people: What is nature? What is sex? What do the rich tapestry of sexual desires have to do with biology, if anything?

Time:

16:30

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SARAHSSON

Licking desperately at the supernal from her rotting mire, she writhes in glorious tragedy with a mouthful of flesh. Sarahsson’s exploration of mutability and a synaesthetic tongue breeds an intense tenderness, reimagining their voice and classical instruments beyond the earthly, embodying harmony-within-dissonance—grotesque yet seductive—and the polychotomous nature of queerness. Tangled in hair and glistening taffeta, festooned with bedazzled contact microphones, and reaching inside an aural interface to reconnect whirling bodies of sound and matter.

Time:

21:00

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PARTY: REESTABLISHING CONNECTION

The futures that we expected have failed to happen. The shadow of modernist promise is thick and disorienting. The subject required for an exit from the end of history—a collective subject—does not exist, yet the crisis demands that it be established, connected, constructed. Join us at the event space in St Anne’s House for a night of chaos and dance hosted by Palace Collective members and some of the UK’s most innovative queer DJs and producers to INVENT TOGETHER. The lag of a Zoom call, the distortion of drive, the fresh joy of our community reuniting and remodelling under the hallowed guidance of thundering bass and crackling hi-hats: this is where we can begin to form our future.

Time:

21:00

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VIRTUAL REALITY

We are entering a new era in digital identity politics. Explore queer identities through the digital lens of virtual reality. Book your slot or enquire at the box office about our VR Lounge!

Time:

15:00-20:00

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SUNDAY 12 SEPT

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QUEER DIY FILMMAKING

Got a story or concept for a film? Not got a lot of money? Have no fear! In this workshop, we'll be looking at methods of low- and no-budget queer DIY film-making, using the resources available to you. We'll go on a whistle-stop tour including pre-production scripting and planning, mood board and aesthetics, cameras and lights, post-production and queer film festival and DIY distribution. This is an interactive workshop for all levels of experience in film-making to share and learn from each other. The workshop is facilitated by film-makers Rob Eagle and Paul Samuel White. Rob has been making low-budget documentaries for over 15 years with their latest short film 'OINK!' screening as part of the Palace Film Festival. Paul specialises in low/no-budget film-making with music videos, short documentaries and live art documentation. He has two films screening in the festival, 'Argos' and 'We are Not a Single Species’.
 

Time:

14:30

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AWARD CEREMONY

Join us as we announce our winner of our Chelsea Manning Award for queer excellence.

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Time:

20:00

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RAVE AS ACTIVISM: ORGANISING AT THE PARTY

This panel will discuss ways in which party spaces can be linked to active social practice, or, 'Rave as Activism'. The club can be a space of working class and queer social reproduction, and the invention of new forms of social organisation and relationships. Culture starts on the dance floor: getting wrecked with your mates and then ending up at a stranger's house can bring about intersections of previously unconnected ideas and create new ones. Communities are built, and through them these ideas gain powerful material bases which can fight for causes, defend themselves, and influence wider culture.

Time:

17:00

CLOSING PERFORMANCE: SARAHSSON

Licking desperately at the supernal from her rotting mire, she writhes in glorious tragedy with a mouthful of flesh. Sarahsson’s exploration of mutability and a synaesthetic tongue breeds an intense tenderness, reimagining their voice and classical instruments beyond the earthly, embodying harmony-within-dissonance—grotesque yet seductive—and the polychotomous nature of queerness. Tangled in hair and glistening taffeta, festooned with bedazzled contact microphones, and reaching inside an aural interface to reconnect whirling bodies of sound and matter.

Time:

20:30

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VIRTUAL REALITY

We are entering a new era in digital identity politics. Explore queer identities through the digital lens of virtual reality. Book your slot or enquire at the box office about our VR Lounge!

Time:

15:00-20:00