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Martin O’Brien’s DISCHARGE

2 March @ 14:30 - 22:30

8£ – 20£

Martin O’Brien and Future Ritual present


Symposium & Performances

DISCHARGE was a notorious performance art event dedicated to presenting difficult, radical and marginalised performance work. Curated by artist Martin O’Brien and hosted by kink and fetish clubs in London, DISCHARGE embraced the endless possibilities of the performance space for aesthetic, physical, and political art and experimentation.

A decade later, DISCHARGE returns with a special one-off day of performances, talks and films reflecting on sickness, queerness, death, disability and immortality.

Photo credit: Zack Mennell.

Full programme to be announced in January 2024.


Symposium // 14.00 to 17.00 // £8//£10

Performances // 19.00 to 22.30 // £12//£15//£18

Full day // 14.00 to 22.30 // £16//£20

Martin O’Brien, Overture for the End (An Ashen Place), Whitechapel Gallery, 2023. Photo by Fenia Kotsopoulou.

This is a ticketed event, however if you face significant financial barriers, please email and we can arrange a reduced price or free ticket. DISCHARGE is curated by Martin O’Brien and presented by Future Ritual in partnership with Ugly Duck. It is supported with public funds by Arts Council England.



We can provide BSL interpretation for both the syposium and performances should this be wanted. There is space on the order form to note this.

Ugly Duck’s ground floors HUB and GARAGE are both wheelchair accessible. The access route for wheelchair users is via the car park into the Garage. We have one  accessible toilet. All toilets are gender neutral. There are benches and chairs accessible in the space to sit down. If you need us to help facilitate your visit to Ugly Duck please contact us at and we will do our best to help you to plan your visit. Ugly Duck is run by queer and queer “friendly” staff. All of us have basic training in inclusivity and accessibility.

Age restriction: 16+

Terms & Conditions

  • Tickets are non-refundable.
  • The live performances demonstrate explicit content drawing on different lifestyles, belief, and especially expressions of gender and sexuality.
  • Content may not be suitable for a general audience and unsuitable for the young. Parents are advised to make an informed choice for their children.
  • Attendance at the event is at your discretion. Behaviour that disrupts, endangers or disrespects other attendees and performers will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave.


2 March
14:30 - 22:30
8£ – 20£
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