Out­burst Arts Fes­ti­val

Cel­e­brat­ing all that’s bold and lovely

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - FILM -

Chem­sex plays as part of the ex­cel­lent Out burst Arts Fes­ti­val, an an­nual North­ern Ir­ish cel­e­bra­tion of “all that is bold and lovely in the world of les­bian, gay, bi, trans, queer and friends cre­ative good­ness ”. The event is no­table for its va­ri­ety of gen­res and tones. Th­ese folk will not be pinned down.

Theatre­of­plucK present Shan­non Ye e’ s Trou­ble, in which a group of the prov­ince’ s most re­spected per­form­ers speak the words of LGBTQ peo­ple dur­ing the Trou­bles. Stephen King’ s Dry Your Eyes Princess uses pho­tog­ra­phy to ex­plore how gen­der iden­tity in­ter acts with mil­i­tary ser­vice.

The Queer at Queen’ s strand presents a se­quence of busy events in and around that lovely red brick univer­sity. Sarah Schul­man, New York les­bian writer and ac­tivist, willbe the key­note speaker for the Queen’s bash, which has a par­ticu- lar fo­cus on HIV and Aids. There will also be a cel­e­bra­tion of the late, great theatre di­rec­tor Reza Abd oh.

Else­where, at­ten­dees can catch screen­ings of Sean S Baker’ s ter­rific Tan­ger­ine( above ), a hit at Sun dance, and David Thorpe’s Do I Sound Gay? a com­pelling, of­ten funny in­ves­ti­ga­tion of the “gay ac­cent” that hap­pens upon such per­son­al­i­ties as Ge­orge Takei (left), David Se dari sand Dan Sav­age.

There’s plenty moreto en­joy in a fes­ti­val that makes great use of an in­ti­mate and lively city space. For full de­tails see out­burstarts.com

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