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Come Together

Arcola Theatre
24 Ashwin Street
Dalston
E8 3DL

14th April 2019


 

POLITICAL ACTION FROM THE POWER OF SURVIVAL

A queer extravaganza of resistance.

After two sold-out events at Hackney Museum and years of collecting narratives of queerness, kink, disability, sex work and survival, Resilient and Resisting proudly invite you to celebrate intimate stories of becoming and persistence – with swoosh, glitter and song.

Funded by the National Lottery and supported by the Arcola Theatre, the event challenges the isolation that comes with austerity and stigma. Explore contributions from radical history archives, the voices of direct action groups, and personal stories of what both unites and divides us. This is a peer-led project celebrating fierce, intimate oral histories, collaboration, D.I.Y research, and accessibility for all – no sensationalisation or sanitization, just authentic stories lifted with discussion, food, and culminating in a glittering evening of performance.

PROGRAMME:

12pm The Travelling Archive

Bishopsgate Institute and the MayDay Rooms bring the archive to you. Peruse and discuss artefacts and articles of radical history plus a workshop on DIY documentation.

2pm Direct Action: Panel Group Discussion

Direct action, fighting stigma and making social change. Featuring speakers from: The Renters Union, Xtalk, English Collective of Prostitutes, Trans Liberation Assembly, DPAC, Mental Health Resistance Network, and more TBC.

4pm Food.

6pm Grand Performance

Stories of Resilience and resistance! With swoosh, glitter and song.

Sexy intimate stories of becoming, persistence and survival. Critiquing work, asking questions about HOW and why. Elder histories, lion taming, transnational travels, migration stories. How we get by! Who gets to be respectable? Pride and prejudice. Tickets to the straight world, transactions along the way, stretching the rubber band of gender, being who we ARE. Coming together.

Free zine will be gifted to all attendees.

Download more information about this event here: Come Together (PDF)

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