Queer What’s On
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.
Park Lane: Sep 23rd 2018
With a fabulous line-up including The Gray Twins (Annabelle and Shelby), Lloyd Joyce, Michael Maddison (DJ Set), Smashby, Owen Seafield, The Muses, Shaun Crosby, two student dance groups from City of Sunderland College), Northern Proud Voices (who are always great value), and the brilliant Gina Strings (winner of Drag King and Queen). Plus the awesome Carla Jackson on hosting duties.
Gasbags North East
Commercial Union House: Jan 2nd 2018 - Dec 18th 2018
Every Tuesday. 2nd floor. Weekly social group for gay/bisexual/men questioning their sexuality. 18+ over.
Pride and Joy
Alphabetti Theatre: Sep 4th 2018 - Jan 29th 2019
Every Tuesday. Weekly singing group. Beginners welcome. No scary auditions! www.prideandjoynewcastle.com - email: email@example.com
QUEERCORE - HOW TO PUNK A REVOLUTION!
Star & Shadow Cinema: Sep 28th 2018
What happens when the community you need is not the community you have? Tell yourself it exists over and over, make fanzines that fabricate hordes of queer punk revolutionaries, create subversive movies, and distribute those movies widely and slowly, the community you’ve fabricated might become a real and radical heartbeat that spreads internationally. This is the story that Queercore tells, from the start of a pseudo movement in the mid 1980s, intended to punk the punk scene, to the widespread rise of artists who used radical queer identity to push back equally against gay assimilation and homophobic punk culture. Interviewees discuss homophobia, gender, feminism, AIDS, assimilation, sex, and, of course, art. After the film, Punk outfit, Blóm plus support from Cecilia will play in the venue.
Northern Heart - Macmillan Coffee Morning
Secrets: Sep 29th 2018
Come join Northern Heart's Catch-uppino coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. You can ether bake it, fake it or just turn up for a slice and a coffee as it’s all for charity. So bring your family and friends and help Team Heart raise some funds for a worthy cause.
Northern Proud Voices LGBT Choir
The Jury's Inn: Mar 31st 2018 - Apr 30th 2020
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
The Miseducation of Cameron Post (15)
Arc: Oct 5th 2018 - Oct 7th 2018
In 1993, a teenage girl is forced into a gay conversion therapy center by her conservative guardians.
A Fantastic Woman (15)
The Witham: Oct 11th 2018
A Fantastic Woman is Chilean drama in which a transgender woman struggles to adapt after the death of her boyfriend.
Rock n Doris presents a very Dykie Disco
The Cumberland Arms: Apr 14th 2018
Playing everything you like, old and new. This is a place to have fun and socialise.
Northern Heart - Grease Sing-a-long
The Jury's Inn: Oct 13th 2018
Come along and for a night of Sing-a-long-a-Grease fun with members of Northern Heart. Fancy dress is optional but prizes will be p for grabs for best Pink Lady and T-Bird. Please click the event tab on northernheart.co.uk for full details.
Living Beyond Limits
Mima: Oct 20th 2018
20th October 2017-3rd 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.
LGBT Social Network for 50+
Cullercoats Coffee: Sep 16th 2018
Come and join their LGBT social network for people aged 50+. For more information please call Age UK North Tyneside on 0191 2877012 or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/northtyneside/