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Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk

SATURDAY 14TH AUGUST – FRIDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2021

Tues – Sat: 10am – 4pm 

Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk looks at how fashion creatives are embracing inclusivity and body positivity by exploring five key themes: size, gender, age, race and disability. Visitors will learn how the industry is calling into question existing practice and why it must address diversity from the inside out to reappraise contemporary ideals of beauty.

Black t-shirt with the words Gender Roles are Dead printed on the front
OBJECT NUMBER MOT000012 Gender Roles are Dead T-shirt by @thefoxfisher Photo by Katy Davies, Fashion Space Gallery, London College of Fashion.

The Museum of Transology

ONLINE EXHIBITION, 3RD SEPTEMBER 2021 – 31ST MARCH 2022

The Museum of Transology (MoT) is the UK’s most significant collection of material culture surrounding trans, non-binary and intersex lives. Participants have complete freedom to choose the object they wish to donate to represent their gender experiences. Each object has a brown tag attached to it with a hand-written message explaining its significance.

The collection halts the erasure of trans lives from history, tackles the misrepresentation of trans people in the political sphere, and combats the spectacularization of trans bodies and experiences by the mainstream media.

Adam Summerscales – Human Forest

NOVEMBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022

Adam Summerscales is a photographer living in Barnsley. Human Forest is a photography project which documents the artist’s experience of frustration and invisibility whilst moving through the city as a deaf wheelchair user. Using a camera which is mounted from his own perspective, he photographs a visual representation of his lived reality: a forest of arms, torsos and shopping bags.

Though the physical layouts of modern cities are slowly acknowledging the presence of wheelchair users, more often than not urban environments alienate and exclude people with disabilities. Human Forest seeks to highlight these obstacles by presenting the world in an alternative way and challenging able-bodied viewers to think about their own actions in the situations presented. 

Adam Summerscales – Human Forest

NOVEMBER 2021 – JANUARY 2022

Adam Summerscales is a photographer living in Barnsley. Human Forest is a photography project which documents the artist’s experience of frustration and invisibility whilst moving through the city as a deaf wheelchair user. Using a camera which is mounted from his own perspective, he photographs a visual representation of his lived reality: a forest of arms, torsos and shopping bags.

Though the physical layouts of modern cities are slowly acknowledging the presence of wheelchair users, more often than not urban environments alienate and exclude people with disabilities. Human Forest seeks to highlight these obstacles by presenting the world in an alternative way and challenging able-bodied viewers to think about their own actions in the situations presented. 

Dibby Theatre: First Time

3 NOVEMBER 2021

Can you remember your first time? Nathaniel can’t seem to forget his. To be fair, he has had it playing on repeat for the last 15 years.
 
Now the party is over, the balloons have all burst and he’s left living his best queer life: brunching on pills and Googling kangaroo vaginas, ancient condoms and human cesspits on a weekday morning… or is he?
 
Award-winning HIV+ theatre-maker Nathaniel Hall (It’s a Sin) and Dibby Theatre present their critically acclaimed ‘hilarious’ and ‘heart breaking’ hit autobiographical show about growing up positive in a negative world.
 
Join him as he blows the lid on the secret he’s been keeping all these years.
 
A Waterside Arts Commission supported by Arts Council England.

 

LUMINOSA – JACKSONS LANE & LOST IN TRANSLATION

19 & 20 NOVEMBER 2021

Open your eyes and let the light flood in… Luminosa is a brand new circus cabaret for the 21st century! A sizzling, scintillating night of daring feats with fun and fantastic performance. Expect cutting-edge dance in the sky, jaw-dropping juggling, tipsy hoop swirling, live music, laughter and much more in this feel-good show from some of the country’s leading performers. Featuring the very best of British and international circus artists, Luminosa is the biggest and best circus show in town, a ‘don’t miss’ night out. 

Producers Jacksons Lane are the UK’s premiere venue for circus. Lost In Translation are one of the UK’s leading circus ensembles, touring internationally throughout the year.

LITTLE LUMINOSA (MATINEE)

Bring your little ones to this special version of the evening circus cabaret. See daring feats and dancing in the sky in this fun and fantastic performance with live music, laughter and much more. Everyone is welcome in this funny, familyfriendly show – the circus as you’ve never seen it before.

Mid Life: The Skin We’re In

22 – 28 November 2021

“This skin is my surface – my rind – and I am the fruit, still juicy inside.”

From the team that brought you the OFFIE-shortlisted play, Mid Life, comes a new short film – Mid Life: The Skin We’re In.

A poetic look at how to celebrate, survive and thrive in your own skin. This vital, uplifting film explores the expectations we place on women’s bodies, and how we can rise through them to a deeper appreciation of ourselves.

Beginner’s vogueing workshop with Darren Pritchard

SATURDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2021

A practical, dance-based workshop for beginners.

Darren Pritchard, founder of Manchester’s House of Ghetto, hosts a workshop that takes a playful approach to drawing an association between fashion portraiture and the hyper-stylised form of dance commonly termed as ‘vogue’ or ‘voguing’.

Made popular in mainstream channels by the likes of Madonna (“Strike a pose!”) and the classic documentary Paris is Burning (1990), voguing is characterized by model-like poses integrated with angular, linear and rigid arm, leg and body movements.

Tickets will be on sale soon.

MY VOICE WAS HEARD BUT IT WAS IGNORED

SATURDAY 27 NOVEMBER 2021

15-year-old Reece is roughly accosted by the police outside M&S. His young, Black teacher Gillian witnesses it all – but she doesn’t question or intervene in the disturbing scene that plays out.

As the gravel embosses Reece’s face and the policeman’s knee digs into his back, his teacher stands frozen, with fears for her own safety engulfing her mind.

The consequences of her lack of action erupt the following day. Gillian finds herself locked in a classroom with her angry student. With no clear intent, Reece refuses to relinquish the key. The events that unfold will change both their lives forever.

A gripping tussle of power and an urgent interrogation of racial identity, written by emerging playwright Nana-Kofi Kufuor and directed by Dermot Daly.

A Red Ladder Theatre Company production with support from Leeds Playhouse and Oldham Coliseum Theatre.

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