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December 9, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free - £8

What does your town look like from someone else’s perspective? What’s it like to hold hands with a complete stranger and walk through the city centre?

Performance art and mobile technology converge in Walking:Holding, a meditative documentary that journeys through urban landscapes exploring identity and intimacy in public space with a focus on LGBTQ+ experiences.

This film is a response to Glasgow based artist Rosana Cade’s award-winning interactive performance of the same name, which invites audience members to embark on a carefully designed route through a town whilst holding hands with a series of different local participants. Shot entirely on mobile phones, the film follows the performance to 6 towns across the UK between June and November 2016, bookended by the Brexit vote and the election of Donald Trump. This unique collaborative documentary offers an insight into the intimate work at a particularly poignant time in terms of identity politics, weaving together a range of perspectives and experiences from across the country.

Followed by a discussion with the filmmakers and participants of the Walking:Holding performance. Supported by the Jerwood Charitable Foundation and using public funds from the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

Image credit: Walking:Holding by Rosana Cade, Charlie Cauchi and Claire Nolan

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Film is in the English language with English language subtitles/captions.

We are awaiting information about how accessible the film is for blind and partially sighted audiences. Large print handouts available.

The Space has good access for wheelchair users. Please email access@sqiff.org for more details on venue access.

We have a limited travel fund to assist people to come to the Festival for those who could not otherwise afford to attend. If you would like to apply for this, please contact access@sqiff.org.


In order to make SQIFF more accessible to those on a low income, we use a sliding scale ticket price of £0-£8 for our events. You can choose what you pay based on your circumstances – you won’t be asked for any proof / ID, we just ask that you are honest! Our ticket sales go towards supporting the vital work of LGBTQ+ filmmakers, artists and organisers. If you have a free ticket and can no longer use it, please contact the relevant venue box office to let them know so it can be used by someone else. For more info on what you should pay, click here.


December 9, 2018
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free - £8
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