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jackiehagan19.jpg Curious Arts Fundraiser gets better

Taking place at the Alphabetti Theatre in March is the very lovely Curious Arts Fundraiser and, as the above title kind of hints at, it’s just got better.

First up, if you’re thinking: “Curious Arts? Curious Arts? Remind me what they do again…” then you should know that they’re a Newcastle Gateshead based not-for-profit organisation who are developing LGBTQ arts, artists and audiences right across the north-east. Their annual fundraiser is at Alphabetti Theatre in March and it’s packed with talented performers, dance and drag artists who will be staging the kind of queer cabaret that will be whispered about in hushed tones for years to come. And one of the star turns this year is sure to be Jackie Hagan (pictured) the multi-award winning playwright, poet, stand up comedian and writer. Her two solo shows have both trousered ‘Best Spoken Word’ awards; she is a Jerwood Compton Poetry Fellow; and she has been nominated for a Woman of the World award for her work for social change. She has also represented the UK in an international poetry slam in Rio and featured on a Channel 4 short. Brace yourself for a real party, which is set to run right through until midnight.

Curious Arts Fundraiser, Friday 15 March, Alphabetti Theatre, St. James’ Blvd, Newcastle, 8pm (with afterparty ‘til midnight), £10. alphabettitheatre.co.uk (find out more on Curious Arts at: curiousarts.org.uk)