Join Barbara Nice (and Doris Day) for a gender bending sing-a-long to this cult musical. In the wild-west outpost of Deadwood City, 1876, we find the sharpshooting tomboy, CALAMITY JANE surrounded by cowboys, townsfolk, and the famous Wild Bill Hickok.
Miss April Ashley will be in Birmingham for a special SHOUT appearance presenting recollections of her life. April is one of the most important and well known figures in the UK transgender community. Born in Liverpool in 1935 as George Jamieson, she lived in Liverpool for all of her childhood. In 1960 she was one of the first people to undergo gender reassignment surgery in Morocco. April developed a successful career as a model even appearing in Vogue.
Hosted by Joey Hateley AKA The Gender Joker Gender Nuances encourages visitors of any sexual preference to explore the depiction of gender in art through time. The event takes inspiration from the Barber Institute of Fine Arts painting, Domenico Beccafumi’s Reclining Nymph, which shows a figure with a woman’s head, yet with a very masculine torso and limbs.
Polyamory, Dark-Rooms, S&M and beyond....with the advent of Queer Theory and the rising confidence of the Queer Faith Community a new way of looking at religion has evolved called Queer Theology. Instead of pleading for tolerance from the Church, Queer Theology simply asks; who are you to tell me that I'm bad?
Part of Butch/Femme Day; It's 1963 and Paris is sizzling with sex. The stylishly butch Gigola spends her days roaming chic cafés, taking on the criminal underclass, enticing pretty femmes away from their pimps, breaking hearts and making enemies along the way.
Given the interest in Queer Cinema that has developed since the Queer Film Festivals of the 1990s this symposium extends the notion of what constitutes Queer Cinema into an exploration not only of representation but also of the aesthetic codes and modes of production that emerge from a queerness or queer sensibility.
The JUG @ Subway City. Step back in time into one of Birmingham’s greatest institutions, The JUG, a nightclub spanning the late 70s to the mid 90s was renowned for its water garden, plastic patio furniture and the inimitable Laurie Williams.