Perform Gender

Perform Gender is a multi-disciplinary event celebrating art, theatre, queer culture and gender equality.

WHY NOT US? – (Theatre)
Why Not Us? is a multidisciplinary piece of the theatre that examines gender inequality from the perspective of both men and women. Set in London, the play examines relationships, work politics, the film industry, the media and  the music industry. It is visually dynamic, clever, comic, and thought provoking.
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TWISTED AND TONGUE TIED by Two Tongue Theatre – (Theatre)
+ Curtain raiser: BELLE EVER AFTER by Denis De Peyret (Ghost Light Theatre)
Nothing like a wild comedy blending cabaret, drag and street protest to kick off your weekend. Two French idiots cross-dress and undress their way through perilous dance routines, in a bid to redress gender inequality in just 40 minutes. Join them as they hit the glass ceiling. With your help they might just break through! Unless they come crashing down and get their knickers in a twist. Whatever the odds, their mission will be to amuse, provoke and arouse you. The Two Tongue girls will do whatever it takes!

BELLE EVER AFTER by Denis De Peyret (Ghost Light Theatre)

Princess Belle is just arriving from the Eurostar after leaving her kingdom, her friends and most of all her soon to be ex husband the Beast. Exhilarated by her new found freedom she discusses her life as a princess, the highs and lows of her relationship. In her own self-centred way she gives her version of her story. She is embarking on a journey that will make her a new princess. You are her first stop
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SHE by Sweet’art – (Exhibition)
An International Art Collaboration exploring the construct of Feminity

On the 30 and 31 July 2016, SHE will showcase the work of over 60 visual and performance artists as part of the Perform Gender Festival hosted by Ugly Duck. You’ll discover the work of local and international artists exploring the theme of femininity, feminine identity and issues faced by women worldwide.