PREVIEW: What’s coming up at the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts

Besi Besemar September 12, 2017

As part of the Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts autumn programme there are a lots of amazing events to look out for.

One not to miss is David Hoyle’s show Diamond, in association with The Marlborough Theatre. Diamond is an unforgiving queer performance of sexuality. Weaving together intimate, personal accounts of events in Hoyle’s life, Diamond charts the rise from gay adolescent to famous anti-drag queen cult phenomenon Divine David, to the performer he is today.

This is a piece that explores British culture from 1957 to 2017 through personal biography from this avant garde artist.

The performance follows landmark events in history and touches on people such as Alan Turing and more recent LGBT+ activists and performers. Bullied and terrorised as a child for being queer, Hoyle decided to begin a discussion with society about the politics that surround homosexuality. Hoyle’s performance will take place December 2.

Also at ACCA this season is Thinking Queer: Bloomsbury Group, also working with The Marlborough Theatre.

This event follows the polymaths of the Bloomsbury Group and grapples with disruptions, interruptions and reflections.  It also charts what a radical queer collective might look like today and features performances from a host of radical thinkers including Alok Vaid-Menon. Thinking Queer is on November 10.

And then last but certainly not least is Notorious by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein. This piece delves into the ghostly underworld of popular culture, seeking the redemptive purity behind promiscuous behaviour. This is an irreverent, pop-phenomenon of music, dance and witch-bitch ritual.

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein interrogates representations of female subjectivity and looking at ways in which social media and consumerism define how we relate to the female body. Notorious will take place November 23.

This season at ACCA promises to engage, challenge and provoke its audiences over the important issues of our time. The performances and shows will shape the way we all think about the future as well as challenging dominant perspectives and suggesting new ideas. There are many more gigs, theatre shows, digital art works, films, discussions and debates also to check out.

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Many shows have an allocation of Pay What You Decide tickets – including all of those listed in this article.