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And What’s VERY BIG OPENING
The Cocoa Butter Club + Bollox (Bollox’ London Debut)
As ever And What? Likes to treat you, to bring new friends together and forge unexpected collaborations. Not only does our VERY BIG OPENING unite two of our favourite collectives - The Cocoa Butter Club and Bollox - it’s also FREE! Party!
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Have you Heard
Miss Coco Peru
In HAVE YOU HEARD? Coco performs some of her favorite monologues and songs spanning her long, long, long... long... career, as well as some new stuff too.
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Pink Lemonade
Mika Johnson
Poetry, movement and original beats underscore this story about learning to accept yourself and saying goodbye to a love turned sour.
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The Fabulous Lypsinka Show
Lypsinka
Lypsinka, The Goddess of Showbiz, stars in her one-woman pop culture extravaganza THE FABULOUS LYPSINKA SHOW, created by John Epperson.
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While the Others Go Wild (#4)
João Cidade
While the Others Go Wild (#4) is a compilation of attempts to achieve something together... something greater than the sum of its parts.
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IDOL WORSHIP
Peaches Christ + Mink Stole
IDOL WORSHIP is an intimate, revelatory, and heartfelt journey starring living legend and cult film icon Mink Stole and hosted by drag impresario and filmmaker Peaches Christ

 

Hey there, welcome to the And What? Queer. Arts. Festival. 2020 programme. Did you miss us? 2020, a new decade, what’s that all about, eh? Are we all seeing more clearly now?

This edition of And What? brings together the (un)usual in home-grown talent and international artistes, the brave, bold, under-and-overground of the queer avant garde and the strong voices and diverse perspectives of our community. It celebrates the hardcore to the normcore, in/difference, division and unity,and all the beauty that lies inbetween.

We have selected work that can break boundaries, challenge and comfort. It’s a programme that references the past and envisions a future for risk, innovation and new experiences. It includes bonafide Queer icons and makes space for up-and-coming legends. As ever And What? makes new connections and encourages collaboration.

We wanted to remind ourselves that Queer is Difference. That it is odd, that it is intersectional, and that it is not homogenised. Queer is ageless, gender-free and political. With that in mind the programme really is a jolly jumble of joys for you to discover, with no overarching narrative, just a journey of chance encounters, opportunities and dalliances. Not exactly something for everyone, but definitely a little somethin’ somethin’ …

Queer Arts For the Hearts of London 

Andrew Ellerby. Artistic Director

AND WHAT? 2020 LINEUP

  • Queer Art(ists) Now 2020
    13-22 March|2020
    Queer Art(ists) Now, presented by, and as part of, And What? Queer. Arts. Festival 2020. is an open-call platform/exhibition...
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  • And What’s VERY BIG OPENING
    13 March|2020
    As ever And What? Likes to treat you, to bring new friends together and forge unexpected collaborations. Not only...
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  • Everpress TShirt Collaboration
    13-29 March|2020
    In the spirit of celebrating the past, present and future of Queer, And What? has selected 10 artists spanning...
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  • LANDSCAPES / HIMHERANDIT
    13-29 March|2020
    Landscapes is a seven screen video installation that postulates between aging bodies, diverse identities, and the landscapes we reside...
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  • Teen Slut / Lauren Steele
    14 March|2020
    In the spirit of celebrating the past, present and future of Queer, And What? has selected 10 artists spanning...
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  • How to Build a Hope Machine
    14 March|2020
    It’s about the neoliberal wobble, the technology of queer fun, and doing family differently. It’s about the power of...
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  • Sex Education
    17-27 March|2020
    It’s about the neoliberal wobble, the technology of queer fun, and doing family differently. It’s about the power of...
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  • Stigma
    17 March|2020
    In the spirit of celebrating the past, present and future of Queer, And What? has selected 10 artists spanning...
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  • Have You Heard?
    18-21 March|2020
    Whether you’ve heard all (or some) of these stories, or if you’re a Coco virgin, come see why Lily...
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  • Pink Lemonade
    18 March|2020
    Falling for Simmi was so sweet like sugar, until the taste turned bitter. And then there’s Token Toni who...
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  • Rubby Sucky Forge
    19 March|2020
    In the spirit of celebrating the past, present and future of Queer, And What? has selected 10 artists spanning...
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  • While the Others Go Wild (#4)
    19 March|2020
    In difficult times replete with political uncertainties João Cidade (DE/PT) feels the necessity to turn the focus to the...
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  • Naked Boys Reading: DRAG
    19 March|2020
    Naked Boys Reading joins forces with the legendary Miss Coco Peru as guest curator to bring you a night...
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  • Crouching Tiger Mum, Hidden Drag Qu...
    20 March|2020
    Pan-Asian cabaret collective The Bitten Peach are sick and tired of Asian stereotypes!, but sometimes they manage to creep...
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  • Luv Shannon X
    19 March|2020
    SHANNON: BITE ME is an immersive exhibition exploring themes of social isolation, queer identity, loneliness and obsession. The story is...
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  • *gender not included
    20 March|2020
    This show explains how it’s hard to navigate a trans experience in a world that doesn’t fully understand it...
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  • BOiBOX
    2020|21 March
    Hosted by cabaret couple and dynamic drag duo Adam All and Apple Derrieres, this is a variety cabaret show...
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  • From My Bedroom
    2020|23 March
    Approximately 72,800 people throughout England are sex workers. Prepare to meet one of them. Jupiter is a disabled queer...
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  • Idol Worship
    2020|24-25 March
    IDOL WORSHIP is an intimate, revelatory, and heartfelt journey starring living legend and cult film icon Mink Stole and...
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  • Whatever happened to Baby Lame?
    2020|24 March
    A kaleidoscope of midnight-movie sexuality and bombastic bad taste… buckle up for a brilliantly bonkers rollercoaster ride and discover...
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  • Unsightly Drag Cabaret
    2020|25 March
    A drag cabaret with a difference! Come experience blind and visually impaired people from across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum dive...
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  • cirQueer + cirQ in progress
    2020|26 March
    cirQueer is PROUD to present a main course of the first full length showing of The Chosen Haram by...
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  • The Fabulous Lypsinka Show
    2020|26-28 March
    Lypsinka, The Goddess of Showbiz, stars in her one-woman pop culture extravaganza THE FABULOUS LYPSINKA SHOW, created by John...
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  • Stark Dallas Naked
    2020|27-28 March
    A decade has passed since Jonny Woo, David Mills + Timberlina last performed their cult classic hit Stark Dallas...
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  • Pink Flamingos & Q+A
    2020|28 March
    Join us for an afternoon screening of the John Waters classic Pink Flamingos. With special guest MINK STOLE!  Pink Flamingos with...
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  • Queer Clash Diary + Razed and Confu...
    2020|29 March
    Queer Clash Diary is an opportunity to meet your peers, share projects, plans and ideas and help shape the...
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