Leeds Playhouse to host Queer Arts North showcase

Rhiannon Scutt (Emma Ledwith), gobscure (Niomi Fairweather), Mandla Rae, Bordello Theatre (Michael McGuire).Rhiannon Scutt (Emma Ledwith), gobscure (Niomi Fairweather), Mandla Rae, Bordello Theatre (Michael McGuire).
Rhiannon Scutt (Emma Ledwith), gobscure (Niomi Fairweather), Mandla Rae, Bordello Theatre (Michael McGuire). | jpimedia
It is a showcase which offers Leeds's culture vultures the chance learn more and share ideas about LGBTQIA+ arts and culture.

Queer Arts North are coming to Leeds Playhouse on Wednesday, March 11, for an afternoon of performance and provocation exploring the lives and culture of LGBTQIA+ people.

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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.

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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! ”

Tickets are £3-£5 and available from Leeds Playhouse’s Box Office on 0113 213 7700 or online via: leedsplayhouse.org.ukBook a showcase ticket, then email: [email protected] by midday, Friday, March 6, to register your slot for any of the training opportunities available.