Bearded Brutes
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.
Nando Messias / 2016
Nando Messias is back with his own disturbingly beautiful freak show - a queer menagerie of carnivalesque contortion and florid fantasy.

And What? Queer. Arts. Festival. 2016


And What? Queer. Arts. Festival. is a platform to show the work of Queer and LGBTQIA+ artists, makers and producers, to encourage different spaces for artistic conversation, open doors to venues and provide new experiences for audiences across London….

Our programme is almost entirely made up of world premieres and/or London firsts, including brand new: theatre, music, live art, club nights, drag shows, youth engagement projects, exhibitions, circus, cabaret and some really out-there ‘experiences’. Things will be happening across London, in traditional spaces like theatres and galleries; Queer spaces, like clubs and back rooms; public spaces such as cinemas and more unusual corners, nooks and crannies, from churches and swimming pools to tattoo studios. We support national and international artists, emerging and world famous. And What? welcomes some of the most exciting queer voices around like Alexander Geist (La JohnJoseph), Rosie Wilby, Nando Messias and Darren Pritchard/Cornel Simons (House of Ghetto: Black Pride).

So what are you waiting for? 
Welcome to the very first And What? Queer. Arts. Festival.

Queer Arts for the Hearts of London!

We’d love to hear from you so please drop us an email!