Queer What’s On
Queer & Now: Riot Act
Live Theatre: Feb 20th 2020
Taken from interviews with three key players in the history of the gay rights movement; a survivor of the Stonewall Riots, an alternative 70s drag artist and a 90s AIDS activist. Verbatim one man show Riot Act is a heart-breaking and hilarious journey through six decades of Queer history right up to the present day.
The Reelness! - To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar (12)
Billy Bootleggers: Feb 20th 2020
A queer film night! Billy´s Girls are back! Join Choriza May, Travisty and Gladys Duffy for a fab night watching the most iconic queer films in herstory! Plus free-flowing booze, food, amazing prizes and themed drag performances!
Queer & Now: W*nk Buddies
Live Theatre: Feb 21st 2020 - Feb 22nd 2020
University. A house party. One dances to Britney, the other alone having a few in the kitchen. But, they are both heading for the same bed. Discussions of identity, class, sexuality, and masculinity collide in a mix of pints, heels, dads, school, relationships, gay bars, and dance routines.
Queer & Now: Where Do We Go From Here?
Live Theatre: Feb 22nd 2020
Part of Queer and Now - a week of work from Queer artists celebrating LGBTQ+ history month.
105 King Street: ongoing
Information: www.spanglefish.com/dykehikes: Mar 10th 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!
Matt Miller & Peader Kirk presents: Fitting
Alphabetti Theatre: Feb 25th 2020 - Feb 29th 2020
Fitting is about Matt’s adventures in dresses and suits and also has some magic tricks up its sleeves. From interactions with strangers at bus stops to transgressive explorations in charity shops, follow Matt as they navigate and explode the ground between gender binaries.
Too Pretty To Punch
Arc: Feb 26th 2020
A comedy spoken word show about gender, the media and not ﬁtting any of the boxes, full of explosive movement, original songs and kickass video projection. Edalia Day is a banjo wielding, poetry slam winning, trans warrior, taking on the world one troll at a time. Too Pretty To Punch is a hilarious and uplifting journey through what it means to be trans in 21st century Britain. It reminds all of us (regardless of who we are) of the power of celebrating our existence.
The Globe: Feb 29th 2020
A celebrated smorgasbord of indie, pop, R'n'B, punk, electro and new-wave bops from across the decades; Newcastle's finest and friendliest queer club is back at The Globe for its first event of 2020, with dancing downstairs and additional chillout bar upstairs. FB/Insta/Twitter @pokenewcastle for details.
Exhibition: Coming Out
Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery: Jan 1st 2020
Until 1st March 2020. 50 portraits by University of Cumbria MA Photography graduate Faye Hughes. Taking a brand new approach for Tullie House, they present a body of work that tackles head on the issues around individuals revealing their sexual and/or gender identity. Presented within the historic surroundings of the Victorian staircase, the work reinvigorates this space, and calls out our preconceived ideas of what museums should show, and where. In this series of sensitive portraits we see the warmth and humanity of individuals from Cumbria in the LGBTQI+ community and their allies, alongside moving ‘coming out’ stories; stories that demonstrate the everyday concerns and pride in your identity, and the need for support within the community. Runs until 1st March.
SPACE: A Herstory and *gender not included
Northern Stage: Mar 4th 2020
SPACE: A Herstory is about queer spaces; the clubs, squats, cruising areas, support groups, the protests, the vigils. It’s about places that have gone before us, the memories that live in places that no longer exist. What would queer spaces look like if our history got rewritten? *gender not included is a one person non-binary cabaret performance that explores gender identity, self-discovery and acceptance, using the personal experiences of writer and performer Melody Sproates.