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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. 

Fow’ by Stephanie Anne Back / Deaf & Fabulous Productions

NOVEMBER 2021

Fow is a deaf-led theatre project exploring the cultural connection between British Sign Language (BSL) and the loss of Welsh Language. Told through a character-led narrative, Fow is a love story that stimulates debate about who should decide how we choose to communicate, the underlying topics of culture, identity, communication, communication breakdowns, oppression and linguistics are distilled into a romance.

Fow blows patronising attitudes and myths about deafness out of the water, standing proud as a comment on the breakdown of communication in our society and how there is always a way if you just look hard enough. With the Welsh language and British Sign Language forced into war with the constant fight for attention, why can they not work together?

This is a performance that includes audience participation and can be hired for digital or on-site performances.

Dibby Theatre: First Time

NOVEMBER 2021

First Time is a ‘heartbreaking and hilarious’ autobiographical solo-show about Nathaniel’s experience of living with HIV after he contracted the virus at just 16.

The show, created by award winning LGBTQ+ Dibby Theatre, was a big hit at The Edinburgh Fringe in 2019, gaining 5 star reviews from The Stage and Broadway World.

More details and tickets will be coming soon.

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.

Film Screenings

NOVEMBER 2021

Could do cabaret style in the Assembly Room or streaming.

Film selection could be done in consultation with Barnsley LGBTQ Forum and/or local disability groups.

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