HEY. GUESS WHAT? WE’RE BACK!
SHOUT Festival of Queer Arts and Culture 2017 is coming, bringing you ten glorious days of queer theatre, music, comedy, cabaret, visual arts, talks, film, workshops, and events.
We are so excited to share 2017’s festival programme with you (even more excited than you must be right now reading this) bringing the best in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) Arts and Culture to Birmingham this November.
2017 has been a significant year for LGBTQ people in the UK, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Sexual Offence Act, which partially decriminalised male homosexuality in England and Wales. This anniversary has given us the opportunity to see how far we have come and how far there is still to go; to celebrate, to reflect, to remember, to learn, to think, to protest, and to platform.
The festival opens on November 9th with David Hoyle’s Diamond and closes on November 19th with Jinkx Monsoon & Major Scales’ The Vaudevillians. From Birmingham’s Gay Liberation Front in the 1970s to RuPaul’s Drag Race, from vogueing and ballroom culture to drag-king punks, SHOUT platforms queerness in all its intersections, presenting new perspectives on identity, sexuality, and gender. You can view our full programme here and if you're feeling extra fancy you can download a pdf version here. Tickets are on sale now (tickets for Jinkx Monsoon go on sale on September 5th at 1pm).
Come join us, get queer, and celebrate. Everyone’s welcome.