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Blame gentrification, blame dating apps, blame pressure to cater to a straight audience, but queer spaces across the UK are in retreat. What this free night aims to do is ask what exactly is “queer space” and how can all environments be read through a queer lens. It features a newly commissioned film by artist Ian Giles about a successful campaign to safe a queer space. This will act as a conceptual springboard to present films by Turner Prize winning artist Charlotte Prodger and recent works by artist Rob Crosse, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings, and Patrick Staff. Star and Shadow was chosen to host the Newcastle edition of this touring program because it is a volunteer run and a queer friendly space – the venue mirrors the ethos of the community led campaign captured in Giles’s film. The screening also coincides with LGBT History Month which is taking place in February.Trojan Horse/Rainbow Flag, Wednesday 27 February, Star and Shadow, Warwick Street, Newcastle, 6.30pm, free. starandshadow.org.uk