Out In South London and Apples and Snakes present Queer’Say, a showcase of queer spoken word hosted by Rosie Wilby. After their performance, Rosie speaks to each artist about their work, life and writing and invites the audience to ask questions. In this first event of 2015, Hannah Chutzpah, Fergus Evans and Paula Varjack shared the stage at the Tate Modern on 19 April.
Hannah Chutzpah describes herself as a performance poet, writer, activist and feminist. Her one-woman show Asking Nicely received five stars at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2014 and will be back there this year from 8-29 August. Hannah‘s poems include Kiss, Snakeskin and Easter 2005. She also joined us on Out in South London on 14 April 2015.
Fergus Evans is a performance artist from Georgia, USA. He has collaborated with leading arts organisations such as Contact and Comma Film in Manchester, the Birmingham Rep and Battersea Arts Centre. His work revolves around growing up in Georgia and his experiences in the UK, among others. Fergus‘s debut poetry collection is called On Euclid Ave.
Paula Varjack is a writer, filmmaker and performance maker. Her art explores social dynamics, subtext, our relationship with cities and identity. The music to Dear Straight Girl is composed by Ludwig Berger. You can catch Paula live again with her show How I became Myself (by Becoming Someone Else) at the Edinburgh Fringe this year between 7-30 August and hear her talking about her work when she came on Out In South London on 31 March 2015.
Here are the highlights together with the Q&As:
Our next Queer’Say event is on 12 September at Rich Mix with Dominic Berry, AJ McKenna and Ernesto Sarezale.
Our thanks go to the Arts Council England, Southwark LGBT network and Southwark Council for supporting this event.