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GARDEN
HIMHERANDIT / 2018
GARDEN is an immersive performance for one audience member at a time. In this 50 minute experience you will have unique encounters that eclipse your identity and free you for a moment in time.
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Frau Welt
Peter Clements, and Oliver Dawe / 2017
The infamous, international shape-shifter Frau Welt tells her story for the first and last time in this genre-busting new play.
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Black Pride
House of Ghetto / 2017
House of Ghetto: Black Pride comprises large scale portraits and a new video installation of the founding female members of The House of Ghetto; a Vogue House based in Manchester.
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Nando Messias / 2016
Nando Messias is back with his own disturbingly beautiful freak show - a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.
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Mark Leeming / 2016
Bearded Brutes is a hyper-coloured and hyper-stylised photographic exhibition by Mark Leeming that blurs conventional perceptions of masculinity and femininity through beards, make-up and glitter.

And What? QUEER. ARTS. Festival. 2020

WE ARE ... AND WHAT?

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

We purposefully select work that can break boundaries, references the past and re-envisions the future. From performers that are fresh to the stage to ones with 40-years experience under their belts, and work that spans a life less than a few weeks old to performances that are well-trodden, but little seen. It includes bonafide Queer icons and make space for future legends. 

We want to remind ourselves that Queer is difference, that it is odd and that it intersectional. That it is ageless, gender free and political – if you want it to be. With that in mind the programme, as we hope you will see, really is a jolly jumble of joys, for you to discover with no overarching narrative just a journey of chance encounters, opportunities and dalliances.

2020 partners and sponsors

Community partners:

Amy Grimehouse, The Bitten Peach, The Cocoa Butter Club, East Creative, Fringe, Louche, Naked Boys Reading, Outsavvy, Queer House, Quiplash, Raze

Venue partners:

Supported by:

 

And What? Queer. Arts. Festival is generously supported by public
funding from Arts Council England

With kind sponsorship from:

And What? Queer. Arts. Festival supports the Charity:

4 AMAZING YEARS OF QUEER ART

2020 FESTIVAL

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 avantgarde and the strong voices and diverse perspectives of our community.

2018 FESTIVAL

This years Festival features over 20 events, in venues and spaces around London, and includes dance, digital arts, theatre, spoken word, music & song, installation, performance parties and visual arts.

2017 FESTIVAL

For anyone that doesn’t already know, 2017 is the 50th year since the partial decriminalisation in England and Wales. In recognition of this And What? keeps its toe in the past and eyes firmly on the future.

2016 FESTIVAL

The first And What? Queer Arts Festival kicks off with a bang with a jam packed lineup …

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