Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer
Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Camp Trans presents: INTRA (depend on me bby)

17 June 23 @ 12:00

5£ – 15£

Camp Trans presents:

INTRA (depend on me bby) is an exhibition and weekend events programme showcasing the work of trans artists who explore the central theme of intradependence. Intradependence is a tactic of love, existence, resistance and survival – it is an anarchic reliance on one other and our community, but also the sites we inhabit, the spaces we build for each and the natural land we commune with.

INTRA (depend on me bby) is a slice of what to expect at this year’s Camp Trans programme, which daydreams about the magical summer nights of our festival to come, a time when we hope to heal with one another by being together in nature. Tickets sales will be used to raise money for concession tickets. SOAK IT UP Xx

The two-day event will host visual art installations, poetry readings, live-art performances, trans-led life drawing, a panel with trans activists, anarchist clothes and books swaps and a vegan BBQ.

Part of the exhibition shows archival material of the original Camp Trans protests from 1992- onwards, and audio recordings of interviews with the original attendees and organisers. Our collection includes poems and schedules from the original camp, zines, comics by Alison Bechdale, and excerpts from TransSisters: the Journal of Transsexual Feminism.


Arrive early on Saturday to enjoy the exhibition and film loop showing Soft Boys by Kiara Mohamed Amin, Tugs by Kane Stonestreet & Lori Lo Bianco, Stigmata by P.O.T. and SweatMother, and The Marking of a New Moon by Puer Deorum.

Browse the lending library including publications by Léann Herlihy, and Tatenda Shamiso. Swab clothes at the clothing swab.

Enjoy a refreshing drink from the bar, and delicious BBQ in the sunny yard.

Bring a piece of clothing or object which has been meaningful to your transition to Maria Mautino’s quilt-making with homage to the AIDS  memorial quilt.

Draw life drawing with Rosa Marouane. See Streams’ narrative-based movement and sound performance that ritualises moments of communion and times of separation. Listen to poetry readings curated by TISSUE at 7 pm followed by a music performance by Jordan/Martin Hell. Stay and chat with your friends and lovers till the evening ends.


Come by Sunday to continue exploring the lending library, clothing swap, and exhibition.

Watch or fight in the mud wrestling in the sun.

Get your vegan BBQ lunch before heading in to listen to a panel discussion on art’s place in anarchy and anarchy’s place in art with Jordan/Martin Hell and Mother Mandragora, Salacious in Purple of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

We finish with a Filmscreening of Lou Lou Sainsbury’s performance video pollen spools out, words scatter through a waiting room window and (Tending) (to) (Ta) by April Lin 林森.

The full program will be available on 25th May.


Saturday 17th June

All day        Clothing swap, lending library, zines/publication selling, vegan BBQ

12 pm          Exhibition opens

1 pm            Quilt making with Maria Mautino

2 pm           Life drawing with Rosa Marouane

5 pm           Streams – Narrative-based movement and sound performance

7 pm           TISSUE – Poetry readings

8 pm           Jordan/Martin Hell –  Music Performance

Sunday 18th June

All day        Clothing swap, lending library, zines/publication selling, vegan BBQ

1 pm           Mud wrestling

3 pm           Panel Discussion with Jordan/Martin Hell and Mother Mandragora, Salacious in Purple of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

5 pm           Filmscreening of Lou Lou Sainsbury’s pollen spools out, words scatter through a waiting room window and (Tending) (to) (Ta) by April Lin 林森.


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


The profit we make from the exhibition will go to offer concession tickets for those who would not otherwise be able to attend due to financial barriers.


Co-Curated by Elliot Lind and Biogal

Reading Curation by TISSUE

Exhibition Design by Martha Summers

Set Assistant: Lee Bowler

Poster Design by Saati Conran-McCormack

Safety: Safe Only Ltd

Camp Trans

Camp Trans is a UK-based grassroots art and community festival created entirely by and for trans folk. Inspired by archival documentation of the original Camp Trans – an annual protest camp organised by Riki Wilchins and Leslie Feinberg outside the trans-exclusionary Michigan Womyn’s Music Festival – our camping festival is devoted to platforming trans artistry through an anarchist DIY approach to programming and funding. Hosted in a queer-owned field in Leighton Buzzard, with access to hillsides, forest and a swimming lake – Camp Trans firmly believes in the liberating power and joy that grows from communing in nature as a radical t4t collective.

The festival will consist of poetry readings, art performances, workshops, foraging, bonfires, slime wrestling, karaoke and swimming in a lake. The festival is run and staffed by trans people. Camp Trans is a community grassroots project, to exchange skills and crafts, knowledge and info. A space to facilitate and show work by trans artists. We want to create somewhere where there is time to process and try out new ideas.

This year, we have invited Joni McLaughlin AKA Biogal to guest curate the artists. We plan to have a guest curator each year from now on.


TISSUE is a reading night dedicated to showcasing both established and emerging trans* and non-binary writers. It foregrounds literary work being produced by trans writers and artists, seeking to explore and understand what it means to be trans in a way that moves beyond the strict expectations of memoir, identity politics, and trauma porn.

The Lineup

April Lin 林森 / Biogal  / Elliot Lind / Gabriel Kidd  / Jesse Glazzard  / Jordan/Martin Hell / Joseph Vince Thomas / Josiah Moktar / Kane Stonestreet & Lori Lo Bianco / Katayoun Jalilipour / Kiara Mohamed Amin / Lou Lou Sainsbury / Magda Onatra  / Marlo D Mortimer / Maria Mautino / Mariette Pathy Allen / Mort Drew / Morgan Page / Mother Mandragora, Salacious in Purple of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence / Puer Deorum / Riki Wilchins / Rosa Marouane / Streams (Matisse Pagès, Nat Li Lin Steinhouse & Yuki Nakayama) / Susy Langsdale / SweatMother / TISSUE


17 June 23
5£ – 15£
Event Categories:


Hub / Garage
49 Tanner Street
London,SE1 3PLUnited Kingdom
+ Google Map