Queer What’s On
105 King Street: ongoing
Information: www.spanglefish.com/dykehikes: Feb 11th 2018 - Feb 25th 2018
Sunday walks. Countryside walks for lesbians in the North East. Mostly 6-9 miles. Shorter evening walks too in the summer.
Stripped back true alternative Tuesdays. 2 floors of the best indie, soul and rock n roll.
The Basement: ongoing
Sunderland's newest LGBT night. Every Tuesday! Fun, Games & Giveaways. With DJ Cris Howe (Powerhouse) and hosted by Danni Delonco!
Pride and Joy
Alphabetti Theatre: Sep 4th 2018 - Jun 24th 2019
Every Tuesday. Weekly singing group. Beginners welcome. No scary auditions! www.prideandjoynewcastle.com - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miz Cracker: It's Time - One Woman Tour
O2 Academy Newcastle: Jan 24th 2019
A New York drag queen who made her name on the 10th season of RuPaul's Drag Race.
Riverside: Jan 28th 2019
A drag queen from New York who is best known for winning the 10th season of RuPaul's Drag Race. Promising a meticulously crafted show featuring explosive choreography, couture costuming and supported by her talented resident backing dancers.
Living Beyond Limits
Mima: Oct 20th 2018
Until 3rd February 2019. To be queer is to be erased from public space and to persist, nevertheless, in making yourself heard. This exhibition queers the museum by reclaiming it as a communal and political space within which marginal voices will not be silenced. Living Beyond Limits showcases works from the Middlesbrough Collection by artists whose life or work deviate from long-held western norms around gender and sexuality. However, in this context, queerness is more than an identity marker. The focus of this show is political and activist, and it includes themes around racism, sexism and class inequalities.
Queering Space Study Day
Mima: Feb 2nd 2019
A one-day study day exploring an array of perspectives on queer identity in the current exhibition Living Beyond Limits. Through conversations, creative workshops and a shared meal, we draw out the themes of the show and raise questions for how museums and the wider community recognise queer identities and experience.
Northern Proud Voices LGBT Choir
The Jury's Inn: ongoing
Rehearsing on Thursdays (7pm-9pm). Northern Proud Voices is the North East’s first and largest choir for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans people. As well as sharing a love of singing, the choir represents a welcoming and inclusive space for LGBT people in the region. www.northernproudvoices.co.uk
Musical Theatre Cabaret
Prohibition Cabaret Bar: Feb 8th 2019
A theatrical evening of musical theatre songs, with Jenni Winter at the piano.
The Globe: Feb 16th 2019
Queer Indie Disco
Seeing homosexuality in Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (LGBT+ History Month Lecture)
Curtis Auditorium: Feb 19th 2019
Joe Orton’s What the Butler Saw (1969) features no gay characters, yet homosexuality is the absent centre of his final play. In the first half of this talk marking LGBT+ History Month, Emma Parker explores how Orton’s queer black comedy subverts sexual double standards, mocks heteronormativity and challenges discourses of deviance. In the second Leonie Orton will read from her memoir, I Had it In Me (2016), in which she explores the origins of her brother’s outrageous humour, in his home town of Leicester and in the Orton family.