Come and share in a month of events celebrating LGBT+ history and culture in and around Worcestershire.
In the wake of the sexual revolution and the rise of the women's movement, the 1973 tennis match between women's world champion Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) and ex-men's-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell) was billed as the BATTLE OF THE SEXES and became one of the most watched televised sports events of all time, reaching 90 million viewers around the world.
As the rivalry between King and Riggs kicked into high gear, off-court each was fighting more personal and complex battles. The fiercely private King was not only championing for equality but also struggling to come to terms with her own sexuality, as her friendship with Marilyn Barnett (Andrea Riseborough) developed. And Riggs, one of the first self-made media-age celebrities, wrestled with his gambling demons, at the expense of his family and wife Priscilla (Elisabeth Shue). Together, Billie and Bobby served up a cultural spectacle that resonated far beyond the tennis court, sparking discussions in bedrooms ...
7.30pm screenings: Tuesday 6th, Monday 12th and Thursday 15th February 2018
11am screenings: Friday 9th February
£7 / £6 over 60s, students and under 16s
George lives with her lover, Childie and plays a cheerful district nurse in a BBC soap opera. However, her character is to be killed off, and George realises that the only other job she can get is the voice of a cow in a children's tv programme. Her life begins to fall apart as Childie has an affair with a predatory TV producer.
Artrix will be hosting a free networking event before the film - 6pm - 7.30pm.
Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm
£7 / £6 over 60s & students
In association with LGBT History Month 2018, top Midlands comic Jo Enright will be headlining a fab night of comedy. Besides being a fine stand-up comedian, Jo has appeared in top TV shows such as Phoenix Nights, I’m Alan Partridge and most recently as Angela in The Job Lot.
Performing alongside Jo will be up and coming comics Mark Cram (‘one of the UK's indy rising stars’ -Chortle Forums) and Les Kershaw ('the filthy daughter of Thora Hird' – Janey Godley). Hosting the night will be MY Comedy’s resident MC, Maureen Younger ('fantastic resident MC … simply the life blood of the night' – Solihull News) Expect an eclectic evening of fun and lots of laughter.
Thursday 22 February 7:45 PM
Palace Studio Comedy
Age: Suitable for 18+
Running Time: 2 hours 20 mins approx. including interval
£12.00* (early bird till 18th Feb)
£14.00* (after 18th Feb)
*inclusive of booking fee £1 per ticket up to a maximum of £4
Fortis Living is proud to be sponsoring the screening of "God's Own Country", a widely acclaimed debut film from the British writer and director Francis Lee. It's a stunning love story set against the backdrop of rural Yorkshire.
Official trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1YAhyU6-tA&vl=en
Wed 28 February 2018
18:00 – 21:30 (6pm refreshments and a short presentation, 7pm film screening)
Wednesday 21st February 7.00pm
Penthouse Suite above the Loft Lounge, Bromsgrove Street, B5 6RG. Explore, expand or show off your knowledge of all things LGBT from the past right up to the present in this original LGBT themed quiz covering popular entertainment, music, art and literature, sport, politics and society, geography, history and local. Come on your own, we'll find you team mates, or as a team. A fun night to celebrate and learn about our LGBT community. Fabulous team and individual prizes. Private bar, fully accessible. £4/£2 low income. No need to book for this one, just turn up.