The Southbank Centre, London has announced two weekends of queer culture as part of the Festival of Neighbourhood in July and August.
The first, Queering Voices, takes place Thursday, July 11-Saturday, July 13 and is three days of performances and discussion exploring the queer community and different perspectives on gender, love and sexuality. The weekend is curated by renowned drag fabulist and gender disillusionist, Dickie Beau, and includes the London premiere of his own show Lost in Trans, as well as the world premiere of Le Gateau Chocolat’s In Drag, and Filth, a night of cabaret with a dirty twist hosted by Scottee. The weekend will also include a day of talks and debates around the themes of gender, alternative families and sexuality on Saturday, July 13.
Dickie Beau, said:
“The idea behind Queering Voices is to celebrate and also investigate ideas of queerness, not only in relation to sexuality, but also in the broader and deeper sense of embracing a range of outsider perspectives and creating a platform that brings together the popular and the experimental, in a showcase of cabaret, drag and performance art.”
The second, Vauxhall Bacchanal, takes place Saturday, August 10- Sunday, August 11 and is two days of talks, shows and workshops created by The Royal Vauxhall Tavern to celebrate the vibrant neighbourhood of Vauxhall.
The Festival of Neighbourhood takes place from Saturday, June 1 – Sunday, September 8 and asks what makes a perfect neighbourhood through a colourful range of activities, events and installations.
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