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.
Welcome back for your yearly injection of Pink Bucket. Of Spirit is an evening of wonky circus, cabaret and live art exploring Spirit through the eyes, voices and limbs of Queer performers.
Gerrard Martin Dance
‘B’ is a duet, dealing with the issues of being both Black and Gay. Stimulated by events in the lives of Black, Gay interviewees,

And What? QUEER. ARTS. Festival. 2018

Welcome to this years And What? Queer. Arts. Festival. It’s 2018 and we are 3-years old.

We are returning with an October-long celebration of Queerness, Art and Experiences. 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. We are SO excited to introduce more new artists to the And What? family as well as getting giddy about some old acquaintances…. We are super-thrilled to have the Danish company HimHerAndIt back for their third-year presenting GARDEN; its most ambitious work to date and the nominee of handfuls of theatre awards in Denmark. GARDEN is an experience for one person at a time and has VERY limited tickets – so don’t miss out!

We are also bringing back Queer Art(ists) Now, our open-call visual arts exhibition that stormed the programme last year (we almost had to barricade the doors on the Private View; it got frighteningly busy!) and there is a third iteration of our sexy Queerdo and very wonky Cabaret/Circus night Pink Bucket; this year’s theme is Of Spirit and will be hosted by the delectable Virgin Xtravaganzah.

What more? Well, in the spirit of supporting new work and keeping it fresh we have some work-in-progress showings happening in a deep-down tunnel and over a Roast Dinner. There is more London premières than you can shake your selfie-stick at, including: a mini-season of works over at Camden People’s Theatre, a brand new sound commission about cruising, The Other Friends of Clapham Common, hosted from Omnibus Theatre; and there is Zombies, Drag Queens, a 5-Star sell-out Vogue-Theatre show from Manchester’s ball scene, and a big old knees up in the form of a Queer Prom – dust of
that taffeta!

Queer Migrant Takeover (a day of discussions, performance and partying from Queer Migrant performers) and The House of Kings of Queens keep it poised and political in equal measures, and closing the Festival – well, you have to take a bite of Travis Alabanza’s Burgerz.

Schizzle, that’s a lot, and I haven’t even scratched the surface! Check out the full programme – enjoy and support the artists!

Queer Arts For the Hearts of London 

Andrew Ellerby. Artistic Director




  • Everything I Am
    2-5 October|2018
     Tash is queer. Tash is a woman. All at the same time. She’s also silenced. A lot. Usually by...
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  • A Generous Lover
    2-3 October|2018
    A Generous Lover by La JohnJoseph is the true and very queer tale of one soul’s journey through the...
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  • The House of Kings and Queens
    2018|3-22 October
    Documentary photographer Lee Price explores life as a member of the LGBT+ community in Sierra Leone, where homosexuality remains...
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  • Deeper Routes
    06 October|2018
    DR/QMT is a party, a celebration and a space for co-existence of multi-national queers and their allies who resist...
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  • The ‘Other’ Friends of Clapham Comm...
    2018|7-31 October
    The ‘Other’ Friends of Clapham Common is a new commission by And What? Queer. Arts. Festival, HB&Co and Omnibus...
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  • Poetry LGBT / And What? Special
    07 October|2018
    In the spirit of celebrating the past, present and future of Queer, And What? has selected 10 artists spanning...
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    2018|8-28 October
    Inside GARDEN you become immersed in an alternate world, inhabited by characters that invite you to question both their...
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  • Kingdom
    2018|9-11 October
    Step inside the kingdom of a couple of high femme weirdos with a magical world of their own. Taking...
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  • Queer Songbook: Mixtape #1
    10 October|2018
    Queer Songbook explores and celebrates the queer voice in songs from across the ages. An aviary of non-heteronormative guests...
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  • Queer Art(ists) Now
    11-14 October|2018
    Queer Art(ists) Now, presented by And What? Queer. Arts. Festival is our annual open call platform/exhibition for contemporary, UK...
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  • Looks Like God Left The Phone Off T...
    11 October|2018
    Featuring a 2-screen Video Installation Looks Like God Left The Phone Off The Hook made with Sam Williams and...
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  • Pink Bucket 3 - Of Spirit
    13 October|2018
    Whether you tarot over rune, if you’re a white witch or super bitch, join our host, the beautiful and...
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  • Swansong
    17 October|2018
    A gentleman called Joan lands in a subdued, suburban care home like a colourful, combustible cocktail in a new...
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  • Rent Party
    19 October|2018
    RENT PARTY, a 21st-Century Austerity Britain immersive show inspired by the 1920s Harlem Renaissance Rent Parties. Like the 20s,...
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  • Queer Prom - London
    20 October|2018
    You are cordially invited to Queer Prom London! We're bringing you a night of queer cabaret and drag performance,...
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  • 'B'
    2018|21 October
    'B’ is a duet, dealing with the issues of being both Black and Gay. Stimulated by events in the...
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  • Burgerz
    2018|23 October - 3 November
    Carving out a place for themselves as one of the UK’s prominent trans voices, Alabanza presents a theatre performance...
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  • The Saddest Music in the World
    2018|24 October
    In this new workshop performance, your pal La JohnJoseph asks a series of questions about sadness, in an intimate...
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  • Digital Bodies
    2018|25 October
    In a London first, composer Jonathan Packham will demonstrate his method of presenting music in 360-degree VR scores in...
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  • Queer Clash Diary
    2018|26 October
    Bringing together venues, producers, directors, promoters, programmers, and collectives from across the queer scene, Queer Clash Diary is an...
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  • A Sunday 'Roast'
    2018|28 October
    a smorgasbord of fierce Kings and Queens of the Queer scene and beyond - led by head chef Timberlina...
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