The Revival: Women and the Word

Secret Venue
, 2018

Tickets cost £10

An evening of film and live poetry celebrating work by queer women of colour.

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Since spring 2016, Andro and Eve have been bringing people together to celebrate queer culture in Sheffield, whether through film screenings, cabaret nights, music, drag workshops, or meet-ups over brunch. An immediate success, their events were clearly just the sort of thing the city's LGBTQ+ community and their friends were hungry for – friendly, feel-good and, above all, lots of fun. Join them when they return in the new year with a night of film and live poetry shining a spotlight on queer women of colour.

The night centres on Revival: Women and The Word, a documentary chronicling the US tour of a group of Black lesbian poets and musicians. As well as sharing their literary talents, along the way these women and their allies strengthened community among queer women of colour. The film includes voices that are often otherwise marginalised, features interviews with leading Black feminist thinkers and historians, and looks into gender, race, and sexuality.

On the night Andro and Eve will also be joining forces with Our Mel, a collective on a mission to showcase black talent and explore cultural identity. Together these two promoters of Sheffield grassroots communities will host a couple of spoken word and poetry performances. Dylema is a prolific Nigerian-born UK-raised spoken word poet and author. Her poetry is shaped by her experience as a migrant in London to parents from the Igbo tribe, and explores race, feminism and social injustice. Ella Otomewo meanwhile is a queer performance poet from Birmingham, whose work is feminist, personal and candid.

There’ll also be a bar, plus a cake stall featuring vegan treats.

Doors 6pm, last entry 7pm. Secret venue – all ticket holders will be emailed three days in advance with location details. Bring a cushion!

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