Don't Miss The First Ever Salisbury Queer Arts Weekender

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Salisbury, famous for it’s cathedrals, Stone Henge and the Magna Carta, will soon be able to claim fame for something else… the very exciting SQUAWK festival.


The Salisbury Queer Arts Weekender will take place for the first time at the Salisbury Arts Centre this coming weekend. This spring time festival aims to "celebrate diversity, bringing together groups and individuals to enjoy a range of LGBTQIA talent – theatre, music, comedy, cabaret and drag artists".


In the run up to the festival, we’ve taken a look through the great line up of events to pick out a few of our favourites…




Friday’s highlights include an appearance by our very own Radio DIVA presenter Rosie Wilby and her brand new show The Conscious Uncoupling, a "solo theatre and storytelling show" which explores the ending of a relationship intertwined with a romantic "retelling" of how it all began. Set against the background of London with a soundtrack that nods to Sheffield’s finest Richard Hawley, this is definitely one to scribble in the festival diary.


Then, at 8.30pm, there’s Shadows by O’Hooley & Tidow, a female duo who’s "powerful, deeply moving, and soulful performances are infused with an honesty and empathy that will disarm the hardest of heart". And at 10pm, the faaaaaabulous Ceri Dupree with his One Man, 21 Woman Show. Take your pick.




Saturday is even more jam-packed with events and kicks off with a (free!) Live Lunch set by all-female Americana band ScuttleShake, followed at 2pm with a screening of The Road To Pride, a short film created by Trowbridge and Chippenham LGBT youth groups and artist Tash Horton.


The film, which is the product of an innovative two-month art project, is "a beautiful exploration of individual stories which highlight the issue of equality for young people". This free event will be followed up by a discussion with the young people behind the project and Stonewall representatives. Documentary buffs - this is not to be missed.


From 3pm, there’ll be a Tea And Chat event for all of the lovely LGBTQIA parents to mingle and meet other parents - toys will be provided. And if you’re still going by Saturday evening, pull on your party pants for the festival finale, a Party Night with DJ Sadie Lee.


Sounds good, right? For more information and to see full listings of all the wonderful events taking place, visit the SQUAWK website here.


7 - 8 April @ Salisbury Arts Centre

Tickets: £5 - £15 (some events are free)


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