2017 is fully underway and with a
new year comes bigger and better events. So what better way to kick
start your year than to celebrate the launch of LGBT+ History Month
this February with the LGBT+ Unnatural Acts Festival?
This electric programme is all about
repression, activism and questioning how far we've really come as a
movement. Created by Omnibus Clapham, the six-day event combines
the weird, wacky and downright wonderful to mark 50 years since the
Sexual Offences Act 1967 decriminalised homosexuality in England
From 6-11 February, attendees will
be spoilt for choice with a jam-packed programme with featuring
theatre, music, talks, comedy, film shorts and visual
Here's a little preview of just some
of the exciting events to whet your appetite.
Back in London after receiving a
rave of reviews at Edinburgh Fringe and VAULT Festival, Spunglass
Theatre's riotous, award-nominated play rips up the rule book for
examining gender binaries. Hosted by the love-child of Sandi
Toksvig and Frank N Furter, Stamp takes its audience on a joyous,
irreverent experience that flies in the face of gender rules and
embraces chaos, humour and heckling - just in time for Valentines
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 Feb,
We all love the mystery of something
we can't have, especially when its denounced with the big ol'
F-word (forbidden, that is). That's exactly what Jessica Walker
promises her audience. Those who watch Forbidden Love can expect to
be transported to the Weimar dives of the 1920s Berlin, the
nightclubs of 1930s Paris and the musical halls of Britain and
America all in one night. "Four countries for the price of one
ticket?!" I hear you cry? You're absolutely right! A cabaret night
celebrating illicit same-sex desire, Forbidden Love promises a
provocative evening of gay love songs in times of
Wednesday, 8 Feb, 7.30pm.
Radio DIVA's very own Rosie Wilby
will also be at Omnibus with her show The Conscious Uncoupling, a
performance simultanously heart warming and wrenching which
celebrates the happy years of a relationship alongside the process
of disentanglement. In an increasingly serially monogamous
society, Wilby interweaves a rich, romantic narrative about two
people connecting and disconnecting, and the visits of three ghosts
from our romantic future, past and present.
Saturday 11 Feb, 7.30pm.
Appetite whetted? Make sure you hit
South London's Omnibus multi-arts venue and theatre this February
to be truly inspired.
For more information and booking
details, visit omnibus-clapham.org/ or call
020 7498 4699.
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