An exciting opportunity for LGBTQ+ folk, aged 16-25, to come together for the day and take part in three unique workshops with poet Malaika Kegode, singer and performer Ellie Showering and theatre maker Edalia Day.
Each workshop is 1.5hrs and we’ll come together at the end of the day for a Q&A chat with Malaika, Ellie and Edalia and an opportunity to share ideas, resources, support, and cake!
About the artists…
Malaika Kegode is a poet, producer and workshop facilitator based in Bristol. She has performed around the UK at a number of celebrated venues, festivals and poetry events, such as Tongue Fu, Out-Spoken at The 100 Club, WOMAD, Boomtown Festival and BBC at the Edinburgh Festival. In 2019 she was shortlisted for the Out-Spoken Poetry Prize. In 2018, Malaika was included in the The BME Power List, celebrating Bristol’s 100 most influential black & minority ethnic people. In 2016, Malaika was one of Rife Magazine’s “24 most influential Bristolians under 24”feature.
Ellie Showering is a non-binary Bristol based singer, performer and composer. Since graduating from Dartington College of Arts, their collaborative performance work has ranged from intimate shows designed for an audience of one to sold out theatre tours across the UK and Europe. Their compositions can be heard in shows throughout the south-west as composer and Musical Director for Insane Root Theatre Company and the Theatre Royal Bath Theatre School.
Edalia Day is a transgender/non-binary spoken word artist, animator and theatre maker based in Norwich who trained at Lecoq and ALRA. Their current shows include Super Hamlet 64, about videogames and Shakespeare, Too Pretty To Punch, about transphobia and celebrating trans visibility, and Spectacular Spacebots, about an autistic robot who goes on space adventures.
No performance experience is required. Whether you are a professional performer/director/maker, or someone who writes poetry in their bedroom and has never stepped foot on stage, or you simply want a space to come and be you – you are welcome.
Please wear clothes you are comfortable to move in.
Queer Space is curated and hosted by queer Bristol theatre maker Lizzie Wiggs. A huge thank you to the Tobacco Factory Theatres for so generously supporting this event.
- RUNNING TIME10am - 4.15pm
- VENUESpielman Theatre
AGE 16-25 years