LGBTQ+ History Month
Sat 01 Feb—Sat 29 Feb
Times: Various at Square Chapel Arts Centre
We are delighted to be celebrating LGBTQ+ History Month with a series of live events and special film screenings.
The Tempest + Christopher Biggins Q&A
Thu 13 Feb, 7:00pm
The Tempest directed by Derek Jarman and starring Toyah Willcox and Christopher Biggins. The film will be followed by an in conversation with the English stage and screen actor, Christopher Biggins who is probably best known for his role as Lukewarm in the BBC sitcom Porridge. Expect an entertaining evening from this national treasure.
Jubilee + Toyah Willcox Q&A – hosted by BBC Radio 6 Music presenter, Chris Hawkins.
Sat 01 Feb, 4:45pm
Toyah played the role of pyromaniac ‘Mad’ in Derek Jarman’s cult punk movie Jubilee in 1978. Numerous punk icons appear in the film including Jordan (a Malcolm McLaren protégé), Toyah Willcox, Nell Campbell, Adam Ant, Demoriane and Wayne County. It features performances by Wayne County and Adam and the Ants. There are also cameo appearances by The Slits and Siouxsie and the Banshees. The film was scored by Brian Eno.
Fitting by Matt Miller
Thu 06 Feb, 8:00pm
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. Matt is interested in how appearances shape how we treat each other. Being visible, being invisible. Making things appear and disappear.
Guy: The Musical
Wed 12 Feb, 7:30pm
Finding love isn’t easy being fat, gay and nerdy. Luckily for Guy, you can be anybody online… including your best friend. But little does Guy know, he’s not the only one with a big reveal.
This is Not a Safe Space
Sat 15 Feb, 8:00pm
Jackie Hagan was annoyed at telly programmes like Benefits Street and Undateables trying to convince us that working class people and disabled people are one dimensional idiots. So she had a cup of tea and a chat with 80 people living on disability benefits and in this show plays audio excerpts of those chats interwoven with poetry, comedy, puppetry and storytelling, drawing on her own visceral experience of growing up in Skelmersdale on a council estate, stays in psychiatric hospitals, the utter stupidity of PIP forms and the joys of signing on in 2019. Sensitive and witty, she also downs a pint out of her false leg if you’re good.
David Glover presents
Some Gay Kings, Queens & Princes
Mon 24 Feb, 7:30pm
David’s subjects include Alexander the Great, a Swedish queen, a French prince, an Austrian Archduke, and the Queen’s late uncle. Which prince was seduced by his uncle, and from which gay royal does David himself descend? Be assured of a colourful array of characters!
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