LGBTQIA+ History Month 2023

This February BPS celebrates LGBTQIA+ History month with a series of performances, talks and live art events.

6 – 11 February 2023

TEEF

Monday 6 February 7 – 9 pm

TEEF is a fringe theatre show exploring hidden queerness and inter-class relationships. A delicious deep dive into attraction, embarrassment and lost teeth

TEEF: Mike and Ellie have been together for three years. Ellie, a working-class pharmacy advisor from the north of England and Mike an American expat from St Louis, who is in the early stages of a career in Finance. A look into the charismatic couple in their flat in North London.

Doors 7pm

First Half: 7.30 – 7.50

Interval: 7.50 – 8.10

Second Half: 8.10 – 8.30

Ends 9pm

Victoria Phoebe Gill ( Ellie) A multidisciplinary artist whose practice focuses on performance. Before Victoria’s transition to creating her own work, she worked as a Writer and Journalist with a focus on class and relationships. Born and raised in South Leeds.

American Studies, University of Sussex

Occidental College, Liberal Arts, Los Angeles

Tyler Woods (Mike) An actor and playwright from Trenton, Illinois, living in London.

East 15 Graduate

Dramaturgy, Webster University, Illosis

HYSTERICAL SOCIAL Club

Tuesday 7 February 7 – 9 pm

Social Club is a one-off fundraising event brought to you by the 7organisers of Hysterical, centring women and LGBTQIA+ artists

Bermondsey Project Space partners with Hysterical to bring you an evening of socialising, performance and talks.

Hysterical, founded by @beeillustrates + @cheerupluv is a platform for centring women and people of marginalised genders whose work is focussed on community, activism and uplifting the voices of those around them. This event at Bermondsey Project Space is a fundraiser for Hysterical’s 2023 charitable exhibition and projects.

The evening will consist of a mixer, performances, and an opportunity to make connections with fellow creatives, as well as a chance to chat with the 2022 Hysterical alumni and Hysterical 2023 artists! There will be a Q+A session with @beeillustrates and @elizahatch, founder of @cheerupluv, as well as performances by some amazing queer creatives (TBA!!)

There will also be a variety of artworks, crafts and merchandise for sale by @beeillustrates and @cheeruplove

Doors 7.00pm

Talk/Q&A session: 7.30 – 8.00

live music performance 8.20 – 8.50

Ends 9pm

t’ARTopia

Wednesday 8 February 7.15 – 9.30 pm

Tart-Press comes to Bermondsey Project space for t’ARTopia, a night of art words and music from some of our most delicious t’ARTs.

We are really excited to be bringing t’ARTopia to Bermondsey Project Space as part of Performance Week for LGBTQIA+ History Month.

We have invited some of the wonderful contributors to t’ART Magazine plus some of our favourite performers to entertain you all, at a night that will be nothing short of t’ARTopian.

We will be raising money for gender affirming surgery funds with this evening’s raffle, so come with a couple of quid, win art and raise money for good causes!

Doors 7.15pm

Performances Start: 7.30pm

Event Ends: 9.30pm

Queer Noise X

Thursday 9 February 7 – 10 pm

The one-year anniversary of Queer Noise! Bringing you the best queer poetry, music and comedy. Fundraising for The Outside Project.

 join us for the anniversary edition of Queer Noise, a monthly poetry and performance night platforming London’s best, spoken-word artists and musicians. A percentage of ticket sales will be donated to The Outside Project supporting homeless LGBTQIA+ People

Get ready for a similtaniously silly and sensitive exploration of queer identity, community and friendship.

After a year of sold-out events, Queer Noise is back with an all star line up of incredible performers.

This one is not to be missed! There will also be a selction of prints, zines and gorgeous queer crafts on sale!

Hosted by:

Kia Matanky-Becker and Grace Quigley

Featuring:

SL Grange, Norma Night, Nina Mdwaba ( AKA Boldie ), Midori Jaeger, kal and Karima Francis

Special guest artist to be announced!

This is a seated event please arrive on time for a 7.30 start if you can!

Doors 7pm

Act 1: 7.30pm – 8.pm

Interval: 8 – 8.15

Act 2: 8.15pm – 8.45pm

interval 8.45 – 9pm

Act 3: 9pm – 10pm

RICH MAN’S SLUG PRESENTS: A full day of slugging

Saturday 10 February 12.30 – 9 pm

A full day of Activities led by Rich Mans Slug to celebrate LGBTQIA+ History Month. Two daytime workshops and a night of performance!

This LGBTQIA+ History Month, Rich Mans Slug are back at Bermondsey Project Space . Rich Man’s Slug is a a collective of innovative movement and dance artists who comically and courageously explore queerness in all its forms. After six months of sold-out events, Rich Man’s Slug are excited to not only be bringing you another night of fantastic performances but also two interactive daytime performance workshops. Get your tickets now before they are gone!

Feel free to join us for the just daytime interactive workshops, just the evening performance event, or both!

Daytime Workshops from 12.30 – 3.30pm. Evening Performance from 7 – 9pm

BUILDING IMAGINED SOCIETIES 12.30 am – 1.30 pm 

( Stay for the whole workshop or drop in any time between 12.30 and 1.30pm )

We invite you to join us in building a collectivly imagined society. Using the idea of pillow forts and gibberish we attempt to re-connect with childish play. You’re welcome to watch, come and visit, stay for a while or build it with us. Come along and have some silly fun.

The workshop will be run from 12.30-13.30. We will be building our pillow forts in 20 minute intervals followed up by a 10 minute chat between the performers and the audience. You’re welcome to stay for as long as you’d like.

INVISIBLE INK 2 – 3.30pm

(Stay for five minutes or for 50 and experience the different versions of events that we can create together.)

INVISIBLE INK is a movement installation exploring the search for a relatable queer history. It remembers traces and sideways glances, stolen minutes in an otherwise heteronormative adolescence. Objects, sound, movement, and text combine to create an atmosphere of reflection and imagination.

Read between the lines, you’re invited in.

 

RICH MAN’S SLUG Evening of Performance 7 – 9 pm 

( doors at 7 please come in time for a 7.30 start and we encourage you to stay for the whole event)

We end a day full of events with a classic Rich Man’s Slug evening, filled with a gorgeous lineup of beautiful creators and performers.

7pm: Doors open

7.30-7.45 pm : Bel Eade

7.45-8 pm: Tough Boys Dance Collective

8 – 8.20 pm: BREAK

8.20-8.35 pm : Miriam Levy

8.35-8.50 pm : FIMBO BUTURES