Studio 3 Arts announces online festival of trans visibility

Graham Robson March 23, 2021

Studio 3 Arts in Barking and Dagenham will present its first ever online festival of trans visibility, curated by non-binary writer and performer Tabby Lamb, from Monday, March 29 – Friday, April 2. This is a week to share, listen and learn; for everyone to discover and celebrate trans artists and lives. There will be online playlists and screenings of trans music, film and comedy, alongside a live online Allyship Q&A – an opportunity for everyone to ask questions and hear from a panel of trans artists. The week culminates with an online trans dance party for the LGBTQ+ community.


Music Monday is an opportunity to immerse yourself in two new Spotify playlists of music by trans artists, curated especially for us by trans pop star Andrea Di Giovani and trans musical theatre writer Nemo Martin. Available to listen and download from Monday, March 29 at 9am by CLICKING HERE.

Tuesday Teachings: Disclosure on Tuesday, March 30 at 7.30pm is an enlightening online watch party of the acclaimed 2020 film Disclosure: Trans Lives on Screen. Directed and produced by Sam Feder, Disclosure is an eye-opening documentary in which leading trans creatives and thinkers share heartfelt perspectives and analysis about Hollywood’s impact on the trans community. For more info and to book in advance CLICK HERE

International Trans Day of Visibility: Flag Raising Ceremony on Wednesday, March 31. Celebrating International Trans Day of Visibility, the trans flag will be raised over Barking Town Hall, followed by a speech and a specially  commissioned short video about the history of the flag.  For more info CLICK HERE

Transformative Comedy: Trans Jokes that are Actually Funny! Queer actor and comedian Dian Cathal curates a YouTube playlist of the funniest trans comedians around today – all to be enjoyed from the comfort of your sofa. Dian’s stand-up show Trans*Atlantic went down a storm at the Soho Theatre and Edinburgh Fringe. With a wicked sense of humour, audiences will love Dian’s comedy selection. CLICK HERE from Thursday, April 1 at 9am.


Allyship Q&A onFriday, April 2 from 6.30 – 8pm. Studio 3 Arts welcomes a panel of trans artists, including Tabby Lamb, Em Williams, Nemo Martin and more, led by cis ally and YouTube superstar Leena Norms. Shining a light on trans lives, the panel will tell their own stories, share their experiences, challenge common misconceptions and discuss overcoming discrimination, with plenty of time for questions. This is an opportunity to find out more and discover what trans visibility means in society today and throughout the world. This event is open to everyone. For further info and to book in advance, CLICK HERE


Trans Dance Party on Friday, April 2 from 9pm – 1am. Exclusively for the trans and queer community, join an online dance party from Gal Pals with live DJ sets and more. This party is a safe space for all LGBTQ+ people. For further info and to book in advance, CLICK HERE