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Queer Editorial

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Inspired by the rent parties of the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, and the poetry of Langston Hughes, ‘Rent Party’ is at Northern Stage in July.

Well, well, well. Being broke never looked so fierce. This immersive show – part of the Curious Festival – is about 21st century Austerity Britain and has been created by an extraordinary group of artists. Everyone is invited to this flat party in which the artists try and make this month’s rent through the only way they know how: singing, dancing, making music and reciting poetry. They’re going to party, they’re going to vogue, and they’re going to create a kaleidoscopic picture of what it means to be young, gifted, black – and poor and gay. And, hey, once this performance is over the party will continue at the hugely anticipated Curious Vogue Ball, which is all set to take over Dance City later in the evening. This is a night that has got “Memories That Will Last Forever” stamped all over it.

Rent Party, Saturday 6 July, Northern Stage, Newcastle, 7.15pm, from £10, northernstage.co.uk; Curious Vogue Ball, Saturday 6 July, Dance City, Newcastle, 9pm, £13.50 (£8 students/£11 concession), dancecity.co.uk