New Queers on the Road: The Film

Ema: New Queers on the Block: the tour came
about so we could take the fantastic work of these artists to loads of different audiences
throughout the UK and New Queers on the Road: the film came about so anyone with an internet
connection could come on the tour with us. David: The thinking behind the project was
that we wanted to take the work that we made at the Marlborough with lots of amazing LGBTQ+
artists and take them to parts of the country that they might not otherwise ordinarily be able
to tour. Xavier: So, on this tour we decided to go
to Brighton, Bradford, Folkestone, Blackpool, and Hastings. We decided to take on the road
some of our favourite artists that we that we often collaborate with, as well as commissioning
some regional local artists to join us. One of the artists that we brought on the road
was Rachael Young, who brought along Nightclubbing, which is an explosive performance
bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a revolution. Ema: Also, on the road with us was a fantastic
artist called Hester Chillingworth. Who performs in the persona of a non-binary child called
Shorty and the performance looks at the position of the non-binary child and the relationship
with the mind when the body is under attack. Xavier: Another artist is Stacy Makishi, who
is a legend, and for this tour Stacy is bringing a post-apocalyptic cryptic cocktail of performances. Ema: Also, on the road with us is Marikiscrycrycry,
a fantastic performance artist and choreographer and in this performance, ‘He’s Dead’, they utilise
powerful choreographic skills to address melancholia, beginning with the question “Was Tupac
depressed?” Xavier: Our compare was Ophelia Bitz, who
is a neo cabaret performance artist and singer. Ema: The local artist that we worked with
in Brighton is the fantastic Sea Sharp, who is an award-winning poet and they’re turning
their hand to performance to make the show “Take This Off My Hands Brother Insect”,
offering an unorthodox glimpse into what it means to be an outsider carrying the weight
of otherization. Xavier: As a special treat in Blackpool we
were joined by the amazing Oozing Gloop, who is an Apocalyptic Green Post-Drag Autistic
Queen Ema: Subira did a fantastic job as our Production
Assistant on the tour and they’re also a performer themselves so they hopped up onto
stage in the Hastings performance to share their spoken word about being queer, black
and angry. Xavier: Our local artist in Blackpool were
the amazing Bellez, and they explored the common misperceptions and stereotypes of lesbian
relationships. Ema: In Folkestone we were joined by our local
artist Reid Dudley-Peirson, and their performance “bodied” was a punk performance dragged
out of our struggle against the material totality of Neoliberal Capitalism. David: I feel like it’s the first part of
a long journey. I think that this first tour has been a big kind of like first date, with
us meeting people in Bradford and Blackpool and Folkstone and Hastings we’ve met them
before and the organisations before but we haven’t met communities maybe, so I think
there’s a kind of getting to know you phase and I’m really excited to seeing how this
is going to unfold over the next couple of years but yeah I think in lots of ways we
have found audiences. Good evening my friends and welcome to New
Queers on the Block! And to the Marlborough Theatre. Thank you very much Subira: I kind of think we are really lucky
to be in Brighton where it’s so easy I just walk 15 minutes down the road, and I can see
performers that are like really breaking the mould and like I can see people that look
like me being celebrated in kind of performance scene and I think it must be really hard to
not have that and I think it’s really important that people be able to see queer, trans amazing
POC like fucking rad performances and just it, kind of, sometimes it gives permission.
I remember when I first started going to like queer shows and stuff in London and Brighton,
seeing some of that stuff like gave me permission to like be a bit weirder and be a bit like
oh shit maybe I can get up on stage. I do live in a small town near Brighton and
there is nothing like this where I live. There’s nothing like that so yeah, I’m glad there’s
a queer community, a queer performance space because like it’s so necessary and I think
it is very rare. I’m just getting the box office forms ready
for our show tonight, it’s sold out in Brighton and we’ve got really good ticket sales for
Hastings tomorrow, so fingers crossed its going to be really, really good. I’m so
excited to see the performances. Ah my friends thank you so much for coming
out to join us this evening this is such an exciting night, this is one of the Marlborough’s
most like beloved and most progressive and fantastic projects. It was amazing seeing it at the Marlborough
actually because I hadn’t been involved with the creation of it, so it was really
wonderful actually to be sat in the theatre and experience the show that was created by
the Marlborough that I could just have it wash over me and the all acts were incredible. What we are doing tonight my dears is we’re
not seeking to define queerness, but we are attempting some descriptions of the multiplicities
of expression within it. What do they look like under there? Beneath
the thin layers of darkness? How does it feel to wear them around like a top hat or a wristwatch
or an accessory for tomorrow’s hate crime Hello
Thanks for looking after me I’m going to tip over like this, so I don’t
up stage myself Congratulations for today! Cheers to everyone going to the station who
is traveling to Hastings at 10:30 am tomorrow Cheers! Ema: I went to the Hastings performance and
it was absolutely amazing there were so many people there. The audience engagement officer
that we’d worked with, Ben had done an amazing job of just going into different community
groups, speaking to different people and saying hey we’ve got something we think your going
to be in to. Ben: I think New Queers on the Block gave
me a chance to say come along give it a try come and see what they’ve got to offer you
and you might make some friends by coming along, and those that did come did experience
that and I’m still engaged with those slightly more isolated people who were bowled over
by New Queers on the Block and it opened up a whole new horizon for them. Katy: There is stuff happening but of course
there can always be more can’t there? And I think what’s going to be brilliant about
New Queers on the Block and about this project in general is building, building on what’s
already successfully happening here in Hastings and really creating a space where we can all
come together you know and that’s what’s most important that’s why I do what I do
because I love just creating those spaces where we can come together and we can be what
we want to be with no judgement and feel at home and feel relaxed and watch performance
and use performance to think about our lives and how we interact with each other. And I
know that Hastings, the people are just going to be super open to that because that’s
the type of town it is. Ben: There are one or two venues like the
St Leonards and On the Rocks in Hastings which are kind of specifically LGBTQI+ friendly,
so there is a community and a network but there’s also a hinterland of members of
that community who aren’t visible. Hester: Brighton to Hastings, it was a different
thing, it felt like people were there because they wanted to be, they were curious to see,
and they were basically on side and up for it so yeah that was good Ben: I was absolutely blown away on the night
because it was a hugely challenging show, it was brilliant to see it in Hastings, it
was raw and vital, challenging, exciting, thrilling, it was just absolutely brilliant
and I felt very privileged to be there, and it was great to have it on the doorstep in
Hastings. Reverse racism that’s what they call it
when they’re stuck in their feelings about some something or other. Someone called them
Becky when they’re name is actually Hannah. Someone told them their post Malone cornrows
got them looking like a scarecrow. Someone snatched off their messy white girls night
out bhindi. Someone called them crackers, caspers, Helman’s mayosapians, enemies of
the sunlight, basic ass dusty abomination, pasty white devils, dusty ass no lip having
ass pale demons nasty pink eared motherfuckers who are always got to be making out with their
dogs. Xavier: I think the most fascinating thing
for us has been understanding the local ecologies of each place, and also at the same time very
grounding. Like it came very apparent how privileged we are here in the South and it
kind of took us a while to understand each particular context and each particular space.
Each space has its own politics its own nuances, its own interactions with it’s audiences or
with new audiences and each of them have a very different way of forming
a relationship with artists and with audiences. So yeah, I think for us that was the biggest
challenge, was understanding each individual context. What can I say, the normal media is so dull,
you know this gives it a real fresh beat something really different, to me that’s where this
sort of night really makes a difference. It’s been really funny like amazingly funny,
it’s been so nice. It’s been refreshing to actually have more of that in Hastings. It’s a big sort of open community that are
not cliquey so really, it’s a brilliant space for it because people are really up for it. *Applause and Cheering* David: I
was really inspired by people that are making it happen in the place that they grew up in
a lot of the time Hester: You can’t have conversations unless
you start conversations, you know, and I think somebody or some platform such as New Queers
on the Block just has to jump off the diving board in a way and do it, but I do think its
really important. Somebody fairly youngish came up to me after the Hastings show and
said “ah its fantastic there’s all this work happening here and I’ve really started to
come here and see this and its really exciting for me” so things like that, I think, are really
important because if you don’t see yourself represented on stage, not literally, but if
you don’t see possible spaces that you can imagine you could be represented on stage
then you don’t think you can be up there, so I just think, I do think there’s a lot
of talking that goes on in rooms and its really important to just do stuff as well. Ophelia: I don’t perform because I need
a round of applause at the end of the day, I perform because I like touring, I like the
lifestyle, so for me Bradford was like this is exactly it like getting so inspired by
how other people do it Oh help, somebody let me out of here Rachael: I feel like we like a little community
and then we form these little satellite communities in the spaces that we go to and give people
an opportunity to just see something different like question their ideas about what performance
or queer performance can be. When I first started making work, I felt like I had done
loads of workshops with Stacy literally when I first started making things and I was in
awe of this woman like ah she’s amazing and I now get to perform alongside her and
that’s like yeah really, really special. Oh my god look, wow!
Is it a mushroom or is it an erect nipple? Marikiscrycrycry: It becomes really important
for those people specifically you know I’m talking about the queer trans in my case the
black and brown people who may never see themselves represented in programmes that get shown around
here and if I think where I grew up and the kind of work that I saw, I never saw people
that looked like me in the shows I was being brought to watch and when I did finally like
after I kind of like made my own choices to like see things I thought, where I would feel
like I was represented, it actually changed my life and actually made me want to be a
choreographer, whereas if I had never seen that before I would have been doing something
else with my life. Yeah, I’m getting information from an audience who has never encountered
my work before its like such a pleasure. Trying to just turn this off
Rosie: You can do this I’m Japanese for nothing Marikiscrycrycry: I think its really important
that whoever comes into contact with the work that’s being proposed on this tour, it will
be beneficial for people who feel like there’s no one else out there like them or when you
grew up in a place where you feel like the kind of networks of support are there but
are not in same way or calibre or the same infrastructure as in Brighton or London or
any other major queer centre or city. Can I move in with you? I know what your thinking oh no not a lesbian
with a suitcase She comes with some baggage, yeah Hum rawh
Who-must eat it? Humous eat it?
Not me I get ten
I get ten Marikiscrycrycry: It seems like it went really
well like its hard to tell because all of the emotions that I go through when I’m
performing sometimes eclipse, like in the moment and right after when I leave and people
are clapping, I’m like not there or sometimes I don’t know where I’m at so, I think
it went well and I feel like there was a nice vibe in the audience and its always nice when
an audience who you don’t know at all is like quite supportive it just felt like people
were really there with an open gaze and a kind of open mind about what they were going
to see and I really appreciated that and I feel like the work I was doing had a place
in the world there, so it’s good. love Bradford Yeah I really enjoyed it, like it was varied,
I were a bit glad when that woman was shagging that cabbage first off but I thought it was
fantastic, giving birth to the Brussel sprout, when she starting speaking she said something
really profound. I actually haven’t been to any theatre performances so this really
cool I’m really enjoying it Bradford’s got this bizarre reputation,
I think like 2 years ago it was voted the worst place to live in the country and I was
like that is absolutely wild because I’ve lived in five different citys now and I think
it’s the best one I’ve lived in so there’s something about that inherent racism that
exists in the media and in the approach to that people have to culture and trying to
make things happen, it just feels like there’s a real, even though its one of the most diverse
cities I’ve lived in, it feels like that diversity is not used a real exceptional resource. Its been a pleasure thank you so much we will
be back weather you like it or not, we have contractional obligations so well bloody done
love. Rosie: We put 3 queers in a van
3 queers on the train And let’s see it’s a race to Blackpool
Let’s see who makes it first Hello welcome to McDonalds what can I get
for you Hiya can I have 2 mini Mcflurries
Smarties Yeah which ones?
Smarties Yeah
2 apple pies Yeah
And a black coffee Anything else?
Mmm Working with the cast of new queers was amazing
*laughter* Rosie: It’s ok we can roll with it
Okay go Rosie: Who are you
My names Rachel Rosie: And what do you do
*laughter* Ophelia: I think that all of us really leaning
in to our distinctions in many ways what made it a really exciting show and people were
just all so genuinely excited to be performing with each other that was all just, that was
so nice I’ve forgotten what your original question was
*singing* Xavier: It was very interesting to take a group of queers, a non-apologetic bunch of
queers to Blackpool so it was a very white audience but at the same time what we had
that we didn’t have too much of in the other context was a much older audience that were
so hungry for something different that was really nice, I’m really glad we reached
those people. Bellez: Cause I know there’s a huge wave
of new generation queer kids who are hanging about and wanting to know and we come across a lot of them and its almost
like, you know what we were saying before, like we feel a bit like a magnet for them,
because we know like when we’re talking to them what like they’re trying to express.
I’m very passionate about young girls who feel like they may be gay or anything other
than straight to have other people that they can kind of be around to inspire that next
step of just coming out and I just don’t feel like there’s any way modern enough
or nice enough In terms of this type of activity in Blackpool,
it’s not really been done before so we know that those ticket sales are quite extraordinary,
and we are really proud of it. What has happened here, just from trying to put this on, is
quite radical. To me queerness kind of holds both like non-normative
gender and sexuality but also the kind of radical and transformative politics and I
think that’s why it kind of felt so interesting being on tour in these places where there
are definitely gay scenes in a lot of the places we went to but like especially, I’m
thinking of Blackpool again, there’s definitely a gay scene there but not necessarily a queer
scene quite as much. It’s really important to break into these
things and go into the spaces that you wouldn’t necessarily first think or don’t necessarily
come to mind immediately. I grew up in the North and there was no visible queer things
at all, it wasn’t until I went to London when I was 17 and I snuck into party and saw
Johnny Woo performing for the first time that I realised that you could perform as a queer
person who could be this queer and break down barriers and move through the walls of categories
of identity in this way. I never really ever got see that model before and stuff like that
I think its great and also as well I think that its great for us to come and see these
places as well What’s been your favourite place so far
Anna? Oh good question, erm, where did we go?
*laughter* I don’t know like I kind of liked Blackpool
actually, that was cute, it was like this little like house. Yeah probably Blackpool
I like Blackpool as well as a place. It was funny, we had a really good night out, had
a good dance, which was much needed. Hello But what is the letter A when you get right
down to it? Here why of course it is a single point that moves forward through time and
it becomes the new point with a memory of itself as the old point. However, it knows
within this at some point it was one point, an undifferentiated point one, with no worries
and no cares but it fell from this Eden and now its prohibited from ever returning back
there by the same knowledge that gives it the memory that it may travel forth through
life. *laughter* The boob and the vagina It was so worth seeing, yeah I’m so pleased
I came tonight The artists were great, it was different,
you know, I’ve never seen anything alternative like that before and it was great I was really pleased to see these artist come
to Blackpool because we’re sort of well-known for cabaret and variety but it’s all very
traditional and its nice to test peoples boundaries and to challenge some people in some ways
so its great that we’ve had the opportunity to see these artist but to also for these
artist to come and experience Blackpool, because there’s nowhere else quite like it I thought it was absolutely great I’ve just
been saying to some of the other people that I know here today that its such a good opportunity
to see something so diverse in one of these coastal towns, I’m from here I have been
for the past 28 years and I’m in the creative industry also so its really refreshing to
just see something that’s completely different to everything else that we kind of get here.
I mean there is a queer scene here but it’s very much tailored to the aesthetic of the
town. It’s difficult really because I’m a queer artist in this town as well and I
kind of feel under represented a lot of the time. It was absolutely fantastic, I was really
looking forward to it. I thought it was going to be good, but it was magnificent. The performances
were outstanding. It’s just so fantastic to see something so different here in Blackpool,
where it belongs. Really loved it. All of those artists were high level right,
I mean they were unbelievable, really really fantastic and actually really great to see
someone local in there as well. There’s a lot of things that aren’t spoken
about around here like there’s a gay culture but there’s not a lot of this sort of thing
and it was so refreshing. The thing is you guys, roomy says its not
a task to seek love, no our job is to find the walls that we’ve built to keep love
out. Please love me. Its been really nice way of touring, touring
with so many people its like having a big family just having a big support network with
you and I feel like that’s something really important when you go to different spaces
because you never know how It’s going to be received but yeah it’s been good to kind
of experience that as a group it feels really nice to be like, part of what is a really
eclectic mix of work and lots of different kinds of styles and generationally and culturally
and you know everyone’s from lots of different places *interrupted by Ophelia singing* Hiya love *laughter* I’ve never had an experience like that I’ve
never been on tour with a group of artists whose work are all quite different but powerfully
pushing the formal and identarian and aesthetic boundaries in a way that’s like productive
and fruitful and interesting for audiences, so it’s been really good Just some of those interactions with some
of the people who were like wow like this is really great to see it made me feel a bit
like ah that’s really important actually for people to see this collectiveness, us
as a collective. Also, on race, I think it was really important to see a show that was
billed as New Queers on the Block, doesn’t actually mention race and racism or anything
like that but has the majority of performers, actually most of the shows we were the majority,
putting on a show about queerness yeah some people’s work was touching on race and was
touching on all of these things, but you know people wouldn’t necessarily would have brought
that assumption when they saw new queers on the block and I think that’s really really
important the kind of concepts, the way we think about queer, is very white washed a
lot of the time so I think it was really important that people could come and then be confronted
with loads of people of colour doing amazing stuff. I’m really honoured to be on tour and with
such amazing artists that inspire me so much. Being part of the other artists?
Rosie: Yeah Gloop: As in into the other artists?
Rosie: As in the line up yeah Gloop: As in we’re just like going to have
a massive group orgy afterwards because we’re the New Queers on the Block baby and that’s
the way we roll Can’t remember the last time I was on a train and it wasn’t cancelled
*laughter* Xavier: That just puts pressure on people
that’s touring right? Rosie: I also can’t remember the last time
Subira remembered a phone charger as well *laughter* Shorty: Can you see me?
Rosie: Kind of Shorty: Ok I’m showing you the back-stage
entrance, this is in what, where’s, is it called folk
Rosie: Folkstone Shorty: Folkstone the Quarterhouse, I think
that’s what it’s called This is the auditorium where the audience
would sit. We’ll be doing our shows on here, Your allowed to take up as much as you like
of it. You shouldn’t go in the audience well no I think you can, I think you’re allowed
to go in the audience if you want, in this show anyway
Ok so this is the hyper tension grid now let’s find out if it works
I’ve got hyper tension Its okay, it’s okay Rosie: Who’s the purple for?
Anna: It’s for a general colour to represent queer, because we are queer Stacy: I was a born again Christian and I
probably would have been on the opposite side of this divide, I mean I’m really grateful
that I had a change of heart and that I fell in love and that that person just happened to
be a woman and now I’m a queer, you know, how great is that? And that we can go from
town to town to spread the queer gospel, you can be whoever you need to be and you can
respect and love me for whoever I love. Hester: Even outside of the queerness its
really made me think about community and also audiences’ experience of community because
I think New Queers on the Block, it doesn’t just bring work it kind of brings community;
a micro community and I think that can be as important for people who maybe don’t
have a community as can individual pieces of work. Xav: *singing in a deep voice* Nightclubbing,
Tom Waits remix Marikiscrycrycry: Queerness is not like this
inaccessible or elite bubble of ideology, we are actual people with actual concerns
and questions and, believe it or not, that also extends to art practise, it seems like
quite basic but we’re proposing a kind of humanity or humanising of the queer subject
that I think is important for everyone to see, especially since the popular image of
queerness, or like the representations that we see are not the ones that actually highlight
what it is to be a queer person in Britain today. Stacy: Being queer means for myself being
who you are, and just being real and standing by yourself saying ok this is who I am and
even amongst queer you might be queer, you might be other, but because of the love and
the kind of inner reserve that maybe your standing with other and when I say queer I’m
thinking Maya Angelou, you know, I’m thinking of other people who are not like sexually
queer but I just think of people who had to take a stand, they stand with me so I’m
not alone here. Reid: Folkstone is a small town and it’s
the sort of place you wouldn’t really expect to see any kind of established network of
queer people making art, or people making performance art of any kind really. So, it’s
actually quite surprising to find that there’s a really strong hub of artists that work there
and who invite other people to come in and work as well. In particular there’s a space
called Performance Space. The people that run performance space are fantastic artists
and they’re really lovely people and they’re really radical. I think anybody who is considering
making work or showing their work outside of large metropolitan centres or big cities
should give it a look it’s a good. It’s like a really good connected space to get
to the rest of Europe and yeah, I would recommend it to anybody who is considering somewhere
outside of a big city to go and make queer performance work. My experience with performance art is not
particularly a queer one until quite recently so I’m always very open to see queer people
create new work and I always approach that with an open mind. Rachael: As an audience member I think its
probably a really nice thing for them to watch, it can take them to different places and asks
them to think of different things and its been really well received yeah Ema: Yeah everyone I’ve spoken to absolutely
loved it and we’ve had loads of positive tweets, Instagram posts, Facebook comments,
you name it we got it. We have been traipsing our little carcasses
up and down the country and tonight is the last night of our tour Audience member: I think it’s the first
time ever I’ve ever seen anything like this, on this scale, and I’m just blown away by
how good it was, yeah it was really good Performance voiceover: Gunna come and analyse
you and look and see if your dressed well if you look nice. The only people that he
told to get out of the queue were either, not white yes, I repeat not white or you would
say not really dressed or extremely good-looking I loved it
Very interesting Yeah I loved, it really made you think, some
bits were really emotional and some bits where so happy which I loved and some bits
really touched me personally as well, which is nice I think they cleverly wrapped up really interesting
topics in like humour, but it yeah really covered a lot It’s the first thing I’ve ever really been
to that’s been like this. It was really good it was really enjoyable
It was amazing so much talent, so much fun actually
It was quite heart wrenching in places as well it had some great moments Folkstone was actually really good it’s
got a really good creative scene, really great creative community so yeah but come back,
please come back Yeah as soon as I saw the Marlborough was
doing something down here, it was like ok we’re seeing that. *Singing Sugababes*
This was our journey back from Blackpool the other day we listened to lots of girl bands I have a girl band playlist I have it on my phone actually, Is it? It’s got; Sugar Babes, Spice Girls
mega mix Yeah, to be honest it was a lot of really
niche Spice Girls Yeah, a lot of b-sides and rarities If you call yourself a queer you should go
out and buy the Spice Girls third album called Forever
*laughter* The new queers on the block commission I felt
like suddenly someone was saying ‘ok so we totally accept you for how you are, now you
can make a piece of work about it and that’s absolutely fine’, and for so long I had been
kind of making stuff around that in very abstract terms that I had gotten on the back foot and
had gotten quite defensive about including aspects of my identity or aspects of my queerness
in my work, so when someone says like ‘yeah no that’s absolutely fine you can do that’
it was like oh cool. The Marlborough’s been really generous in keeping in touch with me
and looking after me and they’re really excited about me making new work and have
offered me a residency at the theatre to come in and try some new ideas out, so its nice
to know that it didn’t just stop with the one performance that I had in Folkstone but
it could potentially be something that is a continuing development. Stacy: I felt really cared for on this tour,
you know, just people willing to take my hand and to just even get me from back stage to
on stage, I don’t know I feel like as a company we really try to care for each other. Rachael: I don’t know if I knew what to
expect really, before coming here like I knew some of the artists that were going to be
performing and some of them I didn’t know at all, some of them I know as people and
not as artists so it’s not been like I expected because I had no idea what work people were
going to be making and I had no idea how it would fit together but it really works as
a whole piece of work and also the people that we met along the way I kind of didn’t
expect to meet them. David: The thing that I’ve been really proud
of with this project is the kind of generosity of spirit that I think all of the different
artists, audiences, organisations, all the people involved has brought to it is that
there’s a like genuine willingness and appetite to learn about how we might do this better
next time, how we might do things differently and what we can all kind of learn from each
other’s perspectives which I think is super important. Ema: From when we started with this project
and where we are now, having finished the first tour looking ahead to the second one,
the main thing that’s changed is just our aims and our attitudes to what we are doing
as a project. Before hand we had this idea, and I think it was because we were misinformed
like we hadn’t experienced what it was like to perform in Hastings, Bradford, Blackpool,
Folkestone. We had visited these places and met with the partners but we had not put a
show on and that experience is invaluable because having done that you connect with
the people who are there, you find out what their doing, what they’re interested in, the
nights that are happening, the support networks that are in place in all of these different
places. It’s not about us bringing the queer culture, it’s about engaging with the fantastic
people there that are doing their thing. It’s about using this platform with the film and
also the platform that the tour has to highlight other artists across the UK and theatre makers
and audiences that these different places that we’ve been to are really exciting places
to go if you want to find and experience different queer cultures. Xavier: It certainly was fruitful for us to
kind of look at what queer cultures already exists in the different places that we visited
and kind of help us to embed ourselves in those communities and not just come in and
expect for us to be providing something you know new and unique and special and also if
you’re going to create queer networks and queer systems of support across the country
then we can’t just come in one night do a show and leave, I think that’s antithetic
to what were trying to do, so we’ve changed a little bit what we are going to do for the
next leg of the tours and instead of doing one show here and there, we are creating and
working with local artists, and the commission artists we have already, and our partners
to ensure that we have a broader presence in the local communities and also that we
embed ourselves even further and work with everyone there to sort of create systems of
support for local queer artists as much as for national kind of based queer artist as
well. Ema: It was just so mad to see my spreadsheet
turn into a thing, so like when people are just names on a column and times and prices
and then everyone’s here in Brighton and they’ve all got on the train on time and
they’re all in the right place, I was like wow it worked! Stacy: Yeah so now I’m kind of exhausted
from talking so much I think I need a little nap bye Rosie, excuse me It was a good first date, lets have a second
one. Shorty: This is Ophelia
Ophelia: Hi! Shorty: Like I said, Ophelia’s in charge and
does all the introductions and all the in betweens and at the end and, I said it’s like
erm I said it’s like a parent Ophelia: Yeah, it’s sort of a cross between
your mum and a dominatrix. *laugher*
Ophelia: Dominatrix is a good word and if you can spell it I’ll give you 10p
Shorty: D o m i n a t r i x Ophelia: Nice, got to check I’ve got 10p now
Shorty: 10p 10p 10p 10p Gimme 10p gimme 10p gimme
YEEEESSSS! So, anymore questions?
Rosie: I think after that probably not Shorty: Enjoy the show

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