Happy Pride! June is a big month for our community, marking the anniversary of the 1969 Stonewall uprising – a turning point for the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement, and testimony to the importance of queer venues where we are free and safe to be ourselves. But behind the rainbow-tinted wave of support that comes withContinue reading “Raze Collective, The Charity Protecting Queer Performance Spaces”
Drag has long been a huge part of LGBTQ+ culture – from its origins on the stage, to the drag balls that established it as a queer art form, before finding its way into pop culture. Today – thanks in no small part to RuPaul’s Drag Race – drag has its heels planted firmly inContinue reading “FEATURE: Drag Queen Aaron Carty On Creating “The Beyoncé Experience”, Performing Worldwide, And Being Unapologetically You”
The Pink Singers are Europe’s oldest LGBT+ choir. Formed in 1983 for London’s Pride march, at a time when the age of consent was still unequal and the first case of AIDS in the UK had been diagnosed only two years before, over the decades the choir has grown into a group of over 90Continue reading ““It’s Changed My Life”: The Pink Singers On Performance And Community As An LGBTQ+ Choir”
EM Williams is an actor and movement director. They have worked with theatre companies across the UK playing a host of characters onstage, and are currently developing their own Arts Council-funded project. We spoke to EM about creating a backstory for every character, the relationship between acting and empathy, and why it’s not enough justContinue reading “Interview: Actor EM Williams On… Empathy, Equality Monitoring, And Discovering Who Your Characters Are”
Andreena Leeanne is a poet, inspirational speaker, and the founder of Poetry LGBT Open Mic Night. Andreena’s first book of poetry, ‘Charred: A Survivor Speaks Her Truth To Inspire’, was published in 2020 by Team Angelica. Andreena was shortlisted for the Positive Role Model Award for LGBT at the National Diversity Awards in 2020, for herContinue reading “Interview: Poet Andreena Leeanne On… Feeling The Fear, Speaking Your Truth, And Coping Through Creativity”
Calling all queer performers! If you’re LGBTQ+ and work as a performer on the screen, stage or elsewhere, we would love to hear from you. We’re looking for LGBTQ+ people to interview about their creative work and processes ahead of our launch next month. Get in touch via our Contact Page, or email queercreativesuk.gmail.com.