Arts & Culture Festival 2017

Monday 18th Sept 7pm @ The Hive

Lecture: 'an Alternative History of Opera"

Dr Daniel Somerville (University of Worcester) offers an insight into

opera and its rich history of queer aesthetics and conventions. The lecture will explore the gender bending traditions of the castrati and the cross-dressing ‘trouser roles’, as

well as exposing the history of queer inference in opera, representations of homosexuality, and the influence of fans and composers withing the LGBT community.

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Monday 18th - 29th Sept @ The Hive

Exhibition: 'Pride Art'

An exhibition of works on floor 0 of The Hive, and at Café Bliss, celebrating LGBT+ identities and aesthetics by contemporary artists with a connection to Worcestershire. Gender play, lesbian and gay imagery, queer and trash

aesthetics, and Pride’s rainbow colours collide in this collection of works brought together to celebrate the 50 the anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in the UK.

Wednesday 20th Sept 8pm @ Jenny Lind Chapel

Poetry: 'Pride in Words'

Queer poets, including Jack Bateman (finalist in 2016 Hammer & Tongue), Oakley Flanagan (Worcestershire Young Poet Laureate) Charley Barnes and Roosa


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Thursday 21st Sept 8pm @ Worcester Arts Workshop

Performance: 'Queer Delights'

A variety of queer delights: including Worcester’s very own Ginny Lemon, finalist in Drag Idol 2017. Hosted by Princx.

Thurs 28th Sept 7pm @ The Hive Studio

Film: 'Spidarlings' UK Premier

A queer, punk, musical, horror, serial killer, drag, comedy mash-up film about a lesbian couple who buy a spider. Packed with West Midlands and Worcester talent and receiving great reviews at festivals worldwide.

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Fri 29th Sept 7pm @ Worcester Arts Workshop


Theatre: 'Cloud Nine' 

Kidderminster based Calanit Theatre presents Caryl Churchill's iconic play that explores identity construction through cross casting and gender play.

Pride Festival Programme

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