SHOUT is recruiting

Could you be the new SHOUT Festival Manager? Or one of our freelance Creative Producers? We’re looking to recruit a dynamic new team to oversee the artistic programme, development, and strategic direction for SHOUT Festival. Festival Manager (4 days/week) A skilled communicator and team coordinator, the Festival Manager will lead on relationship management with funders, …

Be a part of SHOUT Festival 2021!

SHOUT Festival will be back in November 2021, and we’re looking for brilliant artists and imaginative ideas to be part of our commissioned programme. What is SHOUT? SHOUT is the festival of queer arts and culture for Birmingham and the West Midlands. It aims to amplify the voices of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer …

SHOUT Festival’s statement on Birmingham Repertory Theatre

Following our public statement in January in relation to Birmingham REP’s decision to host Nightingale Courts and a subsequent meeting with their team to highlight the concerns our communities have about this and understand more about this move, we have today informed Birmingham REP of the following. SHOUT and Birmingham REP have been partners since …

SHOUT Festival’s statement on Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s decision to host a Nightingale court

SHOUT Festival has recently been made aware of the decision made by Birmingham Repertory Theatre to host a Nightingale Court which will be in operation at their venue from December 2020 until June 2021. SHOUT Festival has partnered with the REP for many years to tell the stories of our communities, yet we need to …

TAGMASC – MING DE NASTY

Ming de Nasty’s Tagmasc project explores issues around LGBTQ+ male identity and masculinity from her own queer perspective. Ten photographic portraits and interviews explore how LGBTQ+ men self-identify, how their self-definitions are at odds with cis heteronormative expectations and stereotypical representations of gay men and notions of masculinity. Covid19 restrictions meant that the original plans …

SHOUT Selects: Rico Johnson-Sinclair

Rico Johnson-Sinclair shares his festival picks with you. Hey all, I’m Rico Johnson-Sinclair, SHOUT Festival Manager, and I’m going to do a little rundown of programmer picks.  We’re learning as we go in these strange times and artists are having to adapt to digital approaches to performance is an emotionally traumatic time. That said, I’m …