Leeds Playhouse to host Queer Arts North showcase
Hosted by keynote speaker Rikki Beadle-Blair MBE, the event will feature performances from Ro Hardaker, gobscure, Rhiannon Scutt, Idle Women, Mandla Rae, Roma Havers, Jamaal Monarch and Bordello Theatre.
There will also be a panel discussion, development sessions (funding advice & artist pitches) and a number of training opportunities for artists and art venues including funding advice sessions, pitches, and LGBTQ+ awareness training for venues who want to be more LGBTQIA+ aware.
Queer Arts North is a network of arts organisations strategically supporting LGBTQ+ arts, artists, organisations, venues and festivals across the North of England, co-ordinated by Curious Arts and supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.
Phil Douglas, creative producer of Curious Arts, said: “The event is a fantastic opportunity for individuals and venues to connect and everyone learn more about LGBTQIA+ arts and culture, with development activity for artists to get advice, share ideas and to be inspired! ”