Our favourite day of the festival is back and bigger than ever. Join us for this year’s SHOUT OUT Community Day, as we once again take over the public spaces at mac Birmingham with a whole day of free arts, performances, workshops, talks, and films for all ages.
Join LGBTQIA+ community members from all over the city for live music performances from Urban Cellar and the Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra, an illustrated talk on the history of lesbian painter Gluck from Pink Sou’Westers, a textile making workshop with Nadim Choudry, photography sessions with Ming DeNasty, and this year’s SHOUT Short Films programming exploring queerness and dis/abilty (15+), as well family arts and crafts and plenty of surprises throughout the day.
SHOUT OUT SCHEDULE:
Throughout the day - TAG
The final chance to see our newly commissional exhibition TAG. Photographer Ming de Nasty celebrates the city's queer women in a series of new portraits.
Throughout the day - Pop up portrait session with photographer Ming de Nasty
a chance to have your very own portrait session with the photographer including a take home print.
12:00-14:00 - Family Arts and Crafts Workshop
A drop-in interactive fun crafting session with artist and maker Adrienne Frances.
13:30-14:00 - Performance from Birmingham Gay Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
14:00-15:00 - TALK: Gluck
This talk looks at the life and art of Gluck. She was born Hannah Gluckstein in 1895 into a wealthy Jewish family and she refused to be defined by her class religion or gender. She cropped her hair, dressed as a man smoked a pipe, loved women and defied anyone who dared call her anything but GLUCK. She felt it was the painting that mattered and not her sex. She painted flowers portraits and landscapes and only a few of her paintings hang in galleries majority are in private collections. This free talk is presented in partnership with Pink Sou’Westers.
14:30-16:30 - Textile Workshop - Constellation
This public workshop will be the final workshop in a series with artist Nadim Chaudry who has been working with community groups to create one large piece of textile artwork 'Constellation' which will be displayed at the Birmingham LGBT Centre.
15:30-16:30 - SHOUT Shorts
Returning to SHOUT OUT is our ever popular short films programme, join us for a free hour of short films exploring queerness and dis/ability.
16:00-18:30 - Live music with Urban Cellar
The live music night It is What It Is returns to SHOUT taking over the mac with performances from some of the most exciting LGBTQ+ artists from the Midlands.
It’s all free, and there’s no need to book! The day will finish with a performance of Xavier de Sousa's POST.