Yas Queen

6th May - 3rd June 2022

At the Bernie Grant Arts Centre we believe that it’s important for all communities to see themselves reflected in the Jubilee weekend celebrations. We’ve been awarded funding from @aceagram’s #LetsCreate Jubilee Fund and @LottoGoodCauses to host creative and cultural events which will empower notions of queen and queendom.  

We’re looking for Black LGBTQI+ residents to take part in a series of free workshops in the lead up to the Jubilee weekend. We will be celebrating what queendom means to our communities. Facilitated by artist Veronica McKenzie @veemack1 we will explore notions of identity, race, gender and sexuality. There will also be expressive art sessions run by artist Rohan Clarke @uptownyardie 

If you would like to take part, please note that you must be available to attend all sessions. 

Workshop sessions: 

6-8pm, Friday, May 6th 2022, Writing workshop with Veronica 

6-9pm, Friday, May 13th 2022, Writing workshop with Veronica and Art with Artist Rohan 

6-9pm, Friday, May 27th 2022, Writing workshop with Veronica and Art with Artist Rohan 

7-10pm, Friday 3rd June is our exhibition, and party night, (we will be sharing our writing and spoken word on the night) 

On the Jubilee weekend we will also host family t-shirt making workshops with Simon Blingwear founder of @blingwearboy where participants of any age, gender and background will be invited to make crowns and t-shirts, celebrating their inner queen. 

Look out for further details on our socials. 

Tickets: Free

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