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October 2020

Many Black Moons Ago, To Go…

October 5 @ 12:00 am - October 18 @ 11:59 pm
Free
A Black person with a black circle painted on their face and wearing a colourful stripy jacket is in a room with red paint splattered on the walls and a microphone in front of them.

Time as it is Queer. Blackness as it is Queer. What comes next after the end of the world? A digital exhibition programme of Afrofuturist films and writings in response to the re/imagining of Black alternative future(s). Curated by Scottish-Zimbabwean artist, researcher, and curator Natasha…

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Dream Access Focus Group

October 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
A woman with long red hair, leather trouser, and red shoes sits in a wheelchair talking into a microphone. Another woman with light brown hair, glasses, and a black top sits beside her.

Disability provision is almost always a second thought even in places that are all about radical inclusivity - this is the case with queer spaces as well. This workshop is an opportunity to listen to advocates experiencing diverse disabilities, and to find solutions for radical…

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Party: LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club

October 11 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free
A ballroom filled with people being led in a dance with tables and chairs round the side and a rainbow arch made of balloons at the front framing them.

Calling all LGBTI+ Elders and allies –  Dust off your dancing shoes, charge your glasses and get ready for the LGBTI+ Elders Social Dance Club – Online! We might not be able to meet in person but we can use the magic of technology to…

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Watch Party: Online Filmmaking Project

October 11 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free
A white person with long dark hair and a funky jumper holds up a boom mic and points at it, whilst other stand round in a circle, an attentive audience.

A screening of one minute short films made by participants of our online filmmaking workshops taking place in September. We will invite the filmmakers to take part in a Q&A after the screening of their films. Hosted by filmmaking workshop facilitator Yasmin Al-Hadithi. Hadithi is…

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Q&A: Game on: queer disruptions in sport

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Free
Five circles in the style of the Olympics logo on a bright yellow background show different people taking part in different sports.

Game on: Queer Disruptions in Sport is a documentary which shines a light on the experiences of those with diverse identities within grassroots sport. The film features the stories of gay runners Csaba and Benjamin from Hungary; Natalie, a Scottish lesbian boxer; Pol, an intersex…

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Discussion: Film Programming for QTIPOC

October 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free
An Arab woman with curly black hair, glasses, and a woolly jumper sits mid-talking holding up a mic with a black wall behind her.

A conversation with QTIPOC film programmers from across the UK. We’ll be tackling questions such as: What does it mean to programme for us, by us? What unique and specific challenges are we facing? How do we curate safe and nourishing spaces for our communities?…

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Party: Vogue Scotland

October 16 @ 8:30 pm
Free
A blurry red and pink image of a person lost in clubbing euphoria.

This live 3 hour virtual club is a collision of bodies on the dance floor in a rotating duet, mimicking our fleeting interactions in the club. Featuring three guest dancers, FRAN.K takes us on a journey through a three and a half hour soundtrack broadcast…

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Workshop: Documentary Filmmaking with Lana Lin

October 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:15 pm
Free
Lana Lin, a woman of colour with short black hair, bright red glasses, and a black top is standing next to a large camera with her hand up adjusting the monitor.

Join us for a workshop in collaboration with Scottish Documentary Institute with Lana Lin, a filmmaker, artist, and writer whose creative practice concerns embodied vulnerabilities. Lana’s most recent film The Cancer Journals Revisited is a brave feature prompting the question of what it means to…

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Call & Response: Reading and Writing for the Future

October 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free
Two Black people with queer, Afrofuturist gold, silver, and multi-coloured outfits stand at the bottom of a set of futuristic, theatrical red stairs. One person leans on the other's shoulder, who holds up their fingers in a peace sign.

A workshop and reading group led by Martha Williams. The discussion and activities will be based around one or more of the texts selected for the Many Black Moons Ago, To Go programme. Texts will be sent to participants prior to the workshop. The workshop…

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