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Friday 1 & Saturday 2 November | Quarterhouse

New Queers on the Block is an unprecedented road trip of contemporary LGBTQ+ art and performance brought to you by The Marlborough Pub & Theatre in Brighton, the UK’s leading producer of queer-led performance.  

Over the weekend, seven artists explore power, gender and the nuances of queerness in a programme that spans experimental theatre, dance, poetry and video art. All tickets are free or Pay What You Decide.

Yo Yo’s Street Food will be popping up in The Clearing, Quarterhouse, on Saturday 2 November from 12.30pm to 7pm. They will be serving scrumptious loaded fries with Indian spiced beans, guacamole and coriander, or slow cooked Asian beef with hot and sour salad, plus churros for dessert.

New Queers on the Block ambassadors, ]performance s p a c e [ will also be leading a programme of free, creative activity in the lead up to the weekend. 

Istanbul Queer Art Collective: Moebius Stripping

Friday 1 November, 6pm (on a loop)

A tongue-in-cheek performance to camera by Tuna Erdem and Seda Ergul aka Istanbul Queer Art Collective.

Watch them hand shred UK Home Office documents and turn them into borderless moebius strips.

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Samir Kennedy: Looks Like God

Friday 1 November, 6pm (on a loop)

In this visceral video performance, Samir Kennedy takes the zombie body in all its abject, grotesque glory to seek out the place where revulsion and attraction co-exist.

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Ira Brand: Ways to Submit

Friday 1 November, 7.30pm

A show about dominance and submission - Ways To Submit invites you into a fantasy, a game, a dialogue, a performance, a fight: a series of duets in which power is at work.

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Istanbul Queer Art Collective: Moebius Stripping

Saturday 2 November, 12pm (on a loop)

A tongue-in-cheek performance to camera by Tuna Erdem and Seda Ergul aka Istanbul Queer Art Collective.

Watch them hand shred UK Home Office documents and turn them into borderless moebius strips.

More info

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Samir Kennedy: Looks Like God

Saturday 2 November, 12pm (on a loop)

In this visceral video performance, Samir Kennedy takes the zombie body in all its abject, grotesque glory to seek out the place where revulsion and attraction co-exist.

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Queer in Folkestone: Long Table with Nando Messias

Saturday 2 November, 2-4pm

What does it mean to be LGBTQ+ in Folkestone?

Take your seat at our Long Table for a discussion facilitated by performance artist Nando Messias.

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Subira Joy

Saturday 2 November, 4.30pm

Subira is a defiantly queer, unapologetically Black spoken word poet and activist.

Their work weaves together the personal and political, experiences and imaginations, spoken with rage, softness, laughter, vulnerability and swearing. 

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Benjamin Sebastian: NB/GNC: Mourning Call

Saturday 2 November, 6pm

NB/GNC: Mourning Call is an abstract queering of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. Exploring the myriad nuances of non-binary identities through emotive, sexual and animal readings of the body; policed by heteronormativity and queer(ed) aesthetics.

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Last Yearz Interesting Negro: i ride in colour and soft focus, no longer anywhere

Saturday 2 November, 7.30pm

A meditation on osmosis and internalization, the responsibilities of blackness and queerness, the pressure to ‘take space’ and the feeling of being possessed by other people’s fantasies.

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Write Like A Kween

A bespoke writing course for LGBTQIA+ people, led by Kerry Ryan.

Tuesday's 8pm at ]performance s p a c e [ (62 Tontine Street). 

8 & 22 October | 5 November

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Ima Read

A selection of books curated by Benjamin Sebastian exploring LGBTQIA+ identity, politics, art & culture.

Find them in Folkestone Library from mid-September to mid-October.

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Queer Ear: Lecture Series

A 3 part lecture series exploring timely topics within Queer Theory, hosted at ]performance s p a c e [ (62 Tontine Street).

29 October - Queer Theory & (the) Immigration (crisis)

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Camp Crafts

Creative socials for LGBTQIA+ people & their allies.

27 October - Print Making with Emma at Future Foundry (Biggin Hall, Dover)

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