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Seahorse: A Conversation with Jeanie Finlay and Freddy McConnell

Freddy is 30 and yearns to start a family but this poses unique challenges. He is a gay transgender man. Deciding to carry his own baby took years of soul searching, but he was unprepared for the reality of pregnancy, both physically and challenging society's fundamental understanding of gender and family. To him what feels pragmatic, to others feels confronting; this wasn't part of his plan. Against a backdrop of hostility towards trans people, he is forced to confront his naivety. Made with unprecedented access and collaboration, Seahorse is an audacious and lyrical story about what makes us who we are. See Freddy and director Jeanie Finlay in conversation below, following the documentary's screening at Doc/Fest 2019.

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Integrate That

A podcast by researcher and comedian Abdulwahab Tahhan, giving a voice to refugees and allowing them to own the narrative of their stories. Taking the listener through some of the reality of trying and making a life in a foreign country.

Sheffield Doc/Fest Autumn Programme

Fri. 2 October 2020 — Sun. 15 November 2020

Four weekenders from the documentary film festival, taking place each fortnight from 2nd October – at the Showroom as well as online. Each weekend will include a selection of films, talks and a digital art exhibition at Site Gallery.

Edward Carpenter's socialist song ‘England, Arise!’

A performance by Woodhouse Prize Brass Band – one of the country's oldest brass bands – to mark the 175th birthday of 19th-century socialist, vegetarian, poet, gay rights pioneer, and all-round right-on guy Edward Carpenter.

Devising with Joe Boylan

Join theatre-maker and actor Joe Boylan for a four-part video workshop in devising for theatre.