Shoot The Sissy

NANDO MESSIAS (England)
SHOOT THE SISSY
Tue 7th March // 8.30pm
THE ART SCHOOL, 167 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3
TICKETS 

Gasp… Be amazed… Take aim… It’s a live target!

Nando Messias is back with a new work, Shoot the Sissy – his own disturbingly beautiful freak show, a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.

How many ways are there to shoot a Sissy? Confronting the everyday danger of death inherent in the queer condition, Messias pulls the audience into the firing line. In response to the shootings in Orlando, it is time to reflect on whether ‘queer lives matter’ too.

Following on from his national tour of acclaimed work The Sissy’s Progress, Messias invites you to witness secret insights into the murky depths of doubt, terror and dreams, bringing compulsive gazes closer to the bold fragility of his trademark body — a Sissy body.

Roll up, don’t be shy…. come Shoot the Sissy!


Part of STUCK ON YOU, a sticky strand of queer spectacles, at Take Me Somewhere 2017.

Programmed by a local gang of displaced queerdos, Stuck on You is a strand of performance, dancing and lovin’ within the festival – confronting continued violence on queer bodies and calling for collective action through fun, pleasure and rage.

STUCK ON YOU is co-produced by Outspoken Arts Scotland, Take Me Somewhere and associated artists.

Prick Up Your Ears

FILM SCREENING
WED 15 FEB, 2017, 7pm FREE by ticket

30th Anniversary Screening

Prick Up Your Ears (UK, 1987) 105mins

Directed by Stephen Frears
Writers: Alan Bennett (screenplay), John Lahr (based on the biography by)
Stars: Gary Oldman, Alfred Molina, Vanessa Redgrave

The story of the spectacular life and violent death of British playwright Joe Orton. In his teens, Orton is befriended by the older, more reserved Kenneth Halliwell, and while the two begin a relationship, it’s fairly obvious that it’s not all about sex. Orton loves the dangers of bath-houses and liaisons in public restrooms; Halliwell, not as charming or attractive as Orton, doesn’t fare so well in those environs. While both long to become writers, it is Orton who achieves fame – his plays “Entertaining Mr. Sloane” and “Loot” become huge hits in London of the sixties, and he’s even commissioned to write a screenplay for the Beatles. But Orton’s success takes him farther from Halliwell, whose response ended both his life and the life of the up-and-coming playwright.

Presented with kind permission of Park Circus Films

PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE
15 New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ
Phone: 0300 300 1210
https://boxoffice.renfrewshire.gov.uk/default.asp

Part of LGBT History Month Scotland

Die Mommie Die

FILM SCREENING
TUE 7 FEB, 2017, 7pm FREE by ticket

Die Mommie Die (USA, 2003) 90 mins
Directed by Mark Rucker and written by Charles Busch

Starring Charles Busch, Frances Conroy (Six Feet Under/American Horror Story), Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black) and Jason Priestley (Beverly Hills 90210).

Retired singing star, Angela Arden, heads a dysfunctional family. Her husband, filmmaker Sol Sussman, hates her and has a kissy relationship with his nubile daughter, Edith. Angela carries on an affair with Tony Parker, a lounge lizard, who sleeps with both Edith and her brother, Lance, but not before Angela plots to murder Sol when he cuts off her allowance. Bootsie Carp, the family maid loyal to Sol, is on to Angela, but the diva works quickly and poisons Sol. Edith suspects foul play and wants Lance’s help in proving mom’s guilt. Lance, who loves his mother deeply, is conflicted. Will Edith succeed? Does love lurk somewhere? And what about Angela’s long dead sister, Barbara? This hilarious murder mystery movie is a must see if not just for the stellar cast, never mind the fab outfits, psychoactive drugs and 50’s/60’s vibe.

Presented with kind permission of Charles Busch

PAISLEY ARTS CENTRE
15 New St, Paisley PA1 1EZ
Phone: 0300 300 1210
https://boxoffice.renfrewshire.gov.uk/default.asp

Part of LGBT History Month Scotland

Equality Week – Renfrewshire House

Equality Week – Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley PA1 2JD
28 Nov-2 Dec 2016, (12-2pm daily)  FREE

EQUALITY WEEK – RENFREWSHIRE

PERFORMANCES | POP-UPS  |  INFORMATION

This year, Paisley has an exciting new programme of performances, pop-ups and information events running during Equality Awareness Week.  During this week we want to raise your awareness of equality issues and our shared responsibilities.  Each day has a specific equality focussed theme.

There will be live performances from Paisley artists and community organisations covering most of the protected characteristics.  We also want to capture your support for Paisley 2021 and help us bring Renfrewshire’s diversity to life.

Throughout the week Renfrewshire House’s Atrium Café space will be a lively hub with music, song and stories and our café will serve up some world food specials.

So come along, and join us in celebrating equality and diversity.

MON 28 NOV
GENDER AWARENESS
with Carol Laula
performing 12-1pm

TUE 29 NOV
Disability Focus
with Sing Through The Ages
Renfrewshire Intergenerational Choir
12-1pm

WED 30 NOV
Ethnicity Day
with Pachedu Project

THU 1 DEC
LGBT HEALTH & WELL BEING DAY
with Tom Urie
performing 12-1pm

FRI 2 DEC
ACCESSIBILITY DAY
with SITE, BSL  and Fairtrade Goods

Eyes Wide Shut – A Pride Cabaret

Perspective Café & Outspoken Arts presents
EYES WIDE SHUT
A Pride Cabaret Special
Rose & Grants Cafe, 27 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ
Friday 19th August, Doors: 7pm, Show: 7.30pm
Advanced Tickets: £11, Door Price: £13  BOOK NOW

Advance £11 tickets will be available until midnight on the 18th of Aug. Tickets can also be purchased for £13 on the door.

This August we’re hosting a crazy cabaret night during Pride & you’re all invited!

Starring:
Lawrence Chaney www.facebook.com/Lawrence-Chaney-1651704225102579/
Anna Secret Poet www.facebook.com/annasecretpoet
Tallulah Belle www.facebook.com/TallulahBellePinUp
Sara Murray www.facebook.com/SaraNJunbug
Innocence Bliss www.facebook.com/innocencebliss

& Music from Animals to Creators & Reality TV

*RAFFLE*
Once again we have a fabulous raffle for those of you who are feeling lucky. Prizes so far include:
– A bottle of bubbly
– A delicious hamper of goodies courtesy of Joe&Seph’s
– TWO Tickets to Menergy in Aug (Special Guest: Willim)
+ so much more…

Your ticket includes:
*A jam-packed evening of Glasgow’s fiercest and finest Cabaret acts
*A complimentary beverage upon arrival
*A FREE pass to AXM Night Club
*The chance to enter and win our fabulous raffle prizes!
So put on your glad rags and shimmy on down to Eyes Wide Shut for an unforgettable night of outrageous, dazzling and mesmerising entertainment!
Join the discussion here:
www.facebook.com/events/254499708266035/

Perspective Café & Mental Health Week

“AWAKENINGS” a photography exhibition by Hannah Laycock
14 May – 30 June 2016
Rose & Grants Cafe, 27 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5EZ
Daily 8am-5pm

LAUNCH PARTY 14 May, 7pm refreshments served
Artist Talk 7.30pm
Pop-up cinema 8pm
Featuring the work of local film makers Christina Webber, Katie Bonham, Relentless Film Collective * Will Clark.

CHARITY POETRY SLAM
+ Live Music by Rob Kilmurry & Sara Murray
SAT 21 MAY, 7pm
£5 – Complimentary beverage included
Line-up includes Aimee Elizabeth Skelton, Canelle Irmas, Emily Benita, Jack MacMillan, Matt McDonald, Ross McFarlane, Scott TheRedman Redmond, Shannon MacGregor & Victoria McNulty

Event organised by Perspective Cafe

Susie McCabe – There is More to Life Than Happiness

The Stand Comedy Club
Thursday 24 March 19.30

£10/£8 book online

Susie McCabe’s worst fears are coming true: she’s slowly turning into her parents. She’s transformed from the life and soul of the party, to a high maintenance neurotic with a disposition of anguish and despair (and that’s on a good day). Susie’s secret talent is being comically miserable, and she’s not afraid to share her gift with you. This show will give a healthy dose of realism washed down with a pint of cynicism about the irritation of everyday life. Susie will definitely make you laugh. She may also make you cry, that’s another talent of hers.

Larry Dean – Out Now!

Yesbar
Friday 18 March 19.15

£10/£8 book online

Scottish Comedian Of The Year Award winner Larry Dean, brings his Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominated hour to the Soho Theatre. Expect tales and tomfoolery from this personable Glaswegian and self-proclaimed ‘bender’. Join Larry as he struggles with shame and stereotypes, ‘pride’ and prejudice…not the book. As seen on BBC Presents: Edinburgh 2014. Tour support for Stephen K Amos and Eddie Izzard. ‘Sharp and unexpected lines … an irresistible chutzpah’ (Chortle.co.uk). ‘Fascinatingly funny … I’m sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future’ (Evening Standard).‘The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick’ (The Guardian).

Scottish Comedian Of The Year Award winner Larry Dean, brings his Foster’s Edinburgh Comedy Awards nominated hour to the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. Expect tales and tomfoolery from this personable Glaswegian and self-proclaimed ‘bender’.

Join Larry as he struggles with shame and stereotypes, ‘pride’ and prejudice… not the book. As seen on BBC Presents: Edinburgh 2014. Tour support for Stephen K Amos and Eddie Izzard.

‘Sharp and unexpected lines … an irresistible chutzpah.’ (Chortle.co.uk)

‘Fascinatingly funny … I’m sure Dean will be winning other awards in the future.’ (Evening Standard)

‘The audience lap up his cheeky-chappie shtick.’ (The Guardian)

Part of The Glasgow International Comedy Festival  http://www.glasgowcomedyfestival.com/

Andrew Doyle – MINIMALISM!

Blackfriars Basement
Saturday 26 March 21.15

Tickets £9/£7 book online

Andrew Doyle brings his new show to Glasgow following a total sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

‘Utterly hilarious. Doyle seems well en route to his creative peak.’ (**** Fest)

‘one of the most considered and clever comedy writers around’ (**** ScotsGay Magazine)

‘you’d be a fool to miss this’ (Gay Times)

**** (Chortle)

**** (TV Bomb)