Queer What’s On
Britain on Film: LGBT Britain (1909 - 1994)
The Forum Cinema: Mar 23rd 2019
With films spanning 1909 to 1994, including some of the earliest known representations of LGBT people on screen, LGBT Britain documents a century in which homosexuality went from crime to Pride, via decades of profoundly courageous activism. Part of the Tyne Valley Film Festival.
105 King Street: ongoing
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!
The Bon Bons Cabaret: God Save the Queens
Alphabetti Theatre: Mar 28th 2019
What makes a Queen? Is it a throne? A King? A number one album? A worldwide following screaming ‘we love you’? Or is it a really nice haircut with highlights? Well, we’re still trying to figure that out. (Please note that crowns and tiaras are allowed but must be higher than 4 inches)
Klub Kids presents The Twisted Circus 2
O2 Academy Newcastle: Mar 29th 2019
Hosted by the incredible AndyRew & Alaska, welcome to the greatest circus show in the world, back by popular demand! Watch drag queens, acrobats and circus freaks take to the stage for a night you won’t forget.
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.
Susanne Strassman: Encounters
The Globe Gallery: Apr 1st 2019
30th March - 18th May, Open 5pm-9pm, Wed-Sat. Susanne Strassman’s portraits of local people drawn from the local LGBQT+ community are extraordinary for their barrier mangling intimacy. Actually, this exhibition make the term “LGBQT+ community” seem rather reductive, because Susanne Strassman has really teased out the uniqueness of each sitter. They are individuals rather than part of one homogeneous blob. An oral history – with the sitters reflecting on their experience and life in the city – also makes up a sound installation, which overlays Strassmann’s work.
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
Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales: The Ginger Snapped
Northern Stage: Apr 6th 2019
Following last year’s total sell-out tour Ru Paul's Drag Race favourite Jinkx Monsoon and lyrical genius Major Scales return to showcase new music from their upcoming album... however Jinkx worries that her best years are behind her. In order to avoid a breakdown of diva proportions Major must act as both pianist and therapist to the Manic Miss Monsoon. Music and mental health collide in this witty, biting look at the dark side of Drag fame.
Star & Shadow Cinema: Apr 14th 2019
This film gives a voice to three strong female characters from different minorities in Poland and explores the nuances of how it feels to be black, Muslim or LGBTQ+ in the most homogenous country in an ever more right-leaning Europe.
POKE is 10: Quiz Night!
Prohibition Cabaret Bar: Apr 26th 2019
Q: Do you love pub quizzes? A: Yaassss, queen! As part of POKE's 10th birthday celebrations, the boys are hosting a fabulous one-off pub quiz where all the questions will be about LGBTQ arts, culture, news and politics between the years 2009 and 2019. @poke newcastle facebook, twitter & instagram for details.
Arc: Apr 26th 2019
Lara is a 15-year-old girl, born in the body of a boy, who dreams of becoming a ballerina.