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October 2020

Watch Party: Fabiana

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
A white woman with long dark hair, glasses, a dark vest, and a cigarette hanging out her mouth sits in a truck with a large wing mirror beside her face and a blurred countryside landscape in the background.

For over three decades, Fabiana has lived a nomadic life as a trans woman trucker in Brazil. She has crossed the vast country hundreds of times over, never staying anywhere for too long. Confident and adventurous, she’s at home amongst the mostly-male truckers she encounters,…

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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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Watch Party: Blindsided

October 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free - £8
A blurred image of a park with people walking in it and trees and buildings in the background. The image is circular, surrounded by black.

A documentary narrative about Patricia Livingstone, a deafblind, lesbian artist facing a series of losses and gains. The film weaves intimate, real time scenes shot over the course of eight years with home videos and photographs, relaying the story of a woman whose spark did…

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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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Watch Party: The Wound + South African Shorts

October 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Free - £8
A Black man with red tshirts and a dark woolly hat is striding forward on a grassy plain with five other Black men covered with white powder and traditional Xhosa skirts and sticks walking behind him.

Despite a rich queer history and long fight to guarantee the rights of queer people under the first democratic government of Nelson Mandela, queer and trans South Africans face many challenges, which intersect with class and cultural identities. This screening attests to those challenges but…

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Workshop: Queer Speculative Fiction with Katalina Watt

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Free - £8
A headshot of Katalina Watt, a woman of colour with short dark hair, red lipstick, a dark blouse with blue feathers on it, and a big smile.

Katalina Watt is an Edinburgh-based author and publisher with a background in digital publishing, copywriting, and bookselling. A champion of representative voices and stories, she has been published in various anthologies and magazines, and was longlisted for Penguin Random House UK’s 2020 Write Now programme.…

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Watch Party: Lesbian Shorts by Shu Lea Cheang

October 14 @ 9:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Free - £8
A black and white headshot of Shu Lea Cheang, a Taiwanese-American woman with short bleach blond hair, standing in a darkened corridor with bright overhead lights.

Shu Lea Cheang’s work from the early-to-mid 1990s demonstrated an exciting fusion of identity politics and erotic exploration, making her one of the period’s most prominent queer media artists. This collection presents two of her solo works and two collaborations, alongside a Q&A with Cheang.…

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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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Watch Party: The Cancer Journals Revisited

October 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:10 pm
Free - £8
A Black person with short dreadlocks and a stripy top sits on a rug on top of a wooden floor in a room with an ornate fireplace behind them. We see them through blurred audience members looking on.

The Cancer Journals Revisited is prompted by the question of what it means to re-visit and re-vision Black lesbian feminist poet Audre Lorde’s classic 1980 memoir of her breast cancer experience today. At the invitation of filmmaker Lana Lin, who was diagnosed with breast cancer…

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