Out in Oxford Events

Party at the Pitt: An LGBT History Month Celebration

Saturday 24 February 2018, 18.00 - 22.00

Community groups, queer theorists, curators, performers and artists come together to celebrate LGBT History Month 2018. Join us for a night celebrating LGBTQ+ histories from Oxfordshire and beyond. Expect live performances, pop-up exhibitions, micro-talks and interactive activities. All welcome! Keep an eye out on Facebook for more programme details - our guest event producers will be posting on the event page, keeping us up-to-date with what activities they have planned to transform the galleries and celebrate queer culture. Booking essential, book here.

Out in Oxford: Paris is Burning

Tuesday 28 February 2017, 18:00-20:30

Join us for a screening followed by a panel discussion of cult classic, Paris is Burning (1990, Director Jennie Livingston). Synopsis: New York 1987, in a nightclub in Harlem young gay black men get ready for the competitive dance called "Vogueing", which combines the acrobatic character of break-dancing with moves based on fashion models' poses. The contestants are all members of 'Houses', small gay gangs. The members, known as 'children' compete for the glory of their 'House'. As well as viewing the film and having the chance to take part in a discussion about its relevance to LGBTQ+ and pop culture, you'll also have the chance to visit the galleires and grab a drink from the cash bar. 16+.

Out in Oxford: My Normal Takeover Night

Saturday 25 February 2017, 18:00-21:00

There’s no such thing as normal! 

Come along to an event specially curated by the young people from My Normal, a creativity based project aiming to give LGBTQ+ youth safe spaces and a bigger voice in Oxfordshire. Interactive art, workshops and music.

Performances from:

  • Cheap Date - Messy bedroom synth pop
  • Inner Peace Records - A Hip Hop collective and independent record label. Expect an exiting and eclectic mix of lyrical styles.
  • Young Women's Music Project present Team Drum - An all girl drum outfit bringing group drumming skills to non drummers and drummers alike to make a powerful stand by beating out the frustrations that are faced by women today.
  • Rawz - Part of the Inner Peace Records collective, Rawz is an MC and Poet from Oxford with roots in Hip Hop. Expect heart felt and rhythmic word play with a healthy dose of social commentary.
  • Lucy Leave - "a crazy kind of wonderful" - Dave Gilyeat
  • Rainbow Reservoir - www.rainbowreservoir.com 

Talks:

  • Intersectional or Bulls**t: How to bring Inclusivity into the heart of Arts and Culture in Oxford - Emmy O'Shaughnessy - Ark T Centre
  • Young Women's Music Project are going to deliver a short talk exploring the milestones of change that queer musicians have made in the herstory of music.

Workshop:

HIP HOP, POETRY AND SOCIAL COMMENTARY WITH Rawz. Join Oxford based MC and Poet Rawz for a look at the history of Hip Hop and how it began as a movement for societal change. Try your hand at writing some poetry and have some fun with words!

Out in Oxford: Party at the Pitt

Saturday 11 February 2017, 19:00-22:00

Community groups, curators, performers and artists come together to mark the launch of Out in Oxford: Cross-Collections Trail. Live pop-up performances from the likes of The Fabulus of Unicorns, Adam All and Apple Derrieres. There'll be special exhibitions from Oxford Pride and Tales of Our City, micro-talks, and interactive activities. Drop-in to a Drag King workshop, ‘donate’ your coming out story, design your own slogan t-shirt, and get ‘papped’ for the ‘best dressed’ competition. This is a 16+ event and there will be an alcoholic bar. 

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