Gypsy Queen

Rob Ward and Hope Theatre Company
Gypsy Queen

Wed 7 June 2017
7.30pm, £5 (£2.50) + £1 booking fee, Theatre
15+ Book online / 0141 352 4900

Can two men raised to fight ever learn to love?

The story of ‘Gorgeous’ George O’Connell, bare-knuckle fighter and traveller, who enters the world of professional boxing which puts him on a collision course with his roots, his identity and his greatest fear. In the opposite corner, gay boxer Dane ‘The Pain’ Samson is fighting his own battles that lead to a tragedy that neither could predict. A love story between two fighters who discover the greatest challenge lies outside the ring. “There are only three things that need to be accomplished before the devil comes home: one of them is homosexuality being legal” So said Tyson Fury, the Brit who became World Heavyweight Champion against all odds in November 2015. Earlier this year, boxing legend and aspiring Filipino politician Manny Pacquaio said those in same-sex relationships were “worse than animals”. In both instances these men cited their faith as the reason for their views. Gypsy Queen was born of a desire to explore such notions – sport, faith and sexuality.

Gypsy Queen will be followed by a Q & A with the performers and a short panel discussion on the key themes from the film which will include LEAP Sports Scotland, Knockout Glasgow and Boxing Scotland.

This event is being performed as part of the LEAP Sports Scotland Festival Fortnight programme

Take Me Somewhere Sticky

TAKE ME SOMEWHERE STICKY
A Queer Multiverse Performance Party featuring:
JOHNSMITH
DPCF
FRANKIE MULHOLLAND
SGAIRE WOOD
FI FI CHOPS
THULANI RACHIA
+ more TBC

Sat 11 March, 9pm-late, £4 BOOK NOW
GLUE FACTORY,
22 Farnell St, Glasgow G4 9SE

Free entry with Lucy McCormick ticket and for asylum seekers or those on benefits

Across multiple rooms and two dancefloors, the UK’s wildest queer performers gather to generate a shapeshifting landscape of the sticky revolution. With kaleidoscopic performance, intimate-installations, raging cabaret and transcendent tunes, this is a call to take up space; for ourselves, for our bodies and for the power of togetherness.

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.

ACCESS
Performances will be BSL interpreted and there will be BSL support in the bar and ticket area. All used spaces in The Glue factory are wheelchair accessible on the ground floor with access to an accessible toilet. There will be also be a quiet room available.

STUCK ON YOU is co-produced by Outspoken Arts Scotland and Take Me Somewhere

Panti Bliss

Soho Theatre & THISISPOPBABY present
PANTI (Ireland)
HIGH HEELS IN LOW PLACES
Written & performed by Panti
Directed by Phillip McMahon

Fri 10th March, 8pm, £14/£10
TRAMWAY  |  TICKETS


The Queen of Ireland Panti invites you into her gender-discombobulating, stiletto shaped world, exposing stories behind the make-up – from performance giant to accidental activist – to reveal the national f*cking treasure she is today.

In 2014, Panti landed herself in a legal shitstorm, dubbed Pantigate. Her speech about homophobia went viral, was broadcast worldwide, remixed by Pet Shop Boys, caused a parliamentary meltdown and fed into Ireland’s marriage equality referendum success.

Hilarious and poignant, Panti traces her journey from small-town boy kicking against traditions to towering plastique woman in false lashes making history.

‘Leaves lipstick traces on both heart and mind.’
★★★★ Guardian

‘A wise, hilarious, foul-mouthed jolt to the system.’
★★★★ Time Out

‘Exquisitely tart-tongued comedy… electrically revealing and masterful.’
★★★★★ Irish Times

‘Comic genius.’
★★★★ Irish Independent

‘Wickedly funny.’
★★★★ Guardian


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.


Supported by Soho Theatre.

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