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OPEN MIC? FILM NIGHT? FOOT­BALL? THERE’S LOTS OF LOVELY STUFF HAP­PEN­ING AROUND THE COUN­TRY IN JULY AND AU­GUST

Diva (UK) - - Contents - BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE

DIVA’S monthly pick of the best events

22.07 CLUB 11:11

Rialto Theatre, Brighton Af­ter the suc­cess of their London events, Club 11:11 is com­ing to Brighton bi-monthly. A queer club­bing ex­pe­ri­ence for ev­ery gen­der in one space, the Brighton launch is a trans pride spe­cial. All gen­ders, pref­er­ences and kinks wel­come. tinyurl.com/y9nqf868

25.07 A MINCE THROUGH TIME

The Book Club, London As part of Sex Ed for Grown Ups, a new se­ries of events on sex, sex­u­al­ity and gen­der, Queer Tours for London - A Mince Through Time brings to life the rich his­tory of London’s LGBT+ com­mu­ni­ties. tinyurl.com/yc5vfjrz

26.07 WOMEN’S OPEN MIC NIGHT

The Project Cafe, Glasgow Sing a song, tell a story, say your mind or sim­ply en­joy the per­form­ers. Hosted by Glasgow Men­tal Well­be­ing Project. tinyurl.com/y795s7x7

27.07 GAZE 2017

Science Gallery, Dublin Science Gallery Dublin have teamed up with GAZE In­ter­na­tional LGBT Film Fes­ti­val to put on a spe­cial, free screen­ing of My Prairie Home, a doc­u­men­tary mu­si­cal about singer-song­writer Rae Spoon’s ex­pe­ri­ences of grow­ing up trans­gen­der in a ru­ral com­mu­nity in Canada. tinyurl.com/ybe9e6zn

30.07 LES­BIANS LET LOOSE

Ku Bar, London A col­lec­tion of tales, mono­logues and per­haps a song or two. Writ­ten and per­formed by the Not So Lovelies and based on their ex­pe­ri­ences as les­bians. tinyurl.com/yb8e6978

02.08 SHARE YOUR STORY

LMA, London Have a story to tell? Tak­ing over London Met­ro­pol­i­tan Ar­chive’s LGBTQ His­tory Club for one night only, His­tory Pin is work­ing to gather sto­ries for its LGBTQ strand and they want to hear from you! tinyurl.com/y9wxvxwn

03.08 LES­BIAN AND BI SO­CIAL

Bridge­wa­ter House, Crewe Come along and grab a mug of tea or cof­fee at Cheshire’s non-scene group for women, of­fer­ing a space to chat both openly or con­fi­den­tially to staff. tinyurl.com/y9sx7epc

05.08 QUEER SUB­JECTS

Univer­sity of East An­glia, Nor­wich A one-day event hosted by the School of Art, Me­dia and Amer­i­can Stud­ies ex­plor­ing how the re­cent up­heaval of the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s pol­icy-mak­ing has rad­i­cally al­tered the lives of queer sub­jects liv­ing in the United States. tinyurl.com/yd5shdg3

05.08 YOGA FOR PRIDE

We Are Well­ness, Leeds Get strong, flex­i­ble and de-stress in this in­clu­sive, in­tro­duc­tory class in cel­e­bra­tion of Leeds Pride, and with all prof­its go­ing to a lo­cal LGBT youth char­ity, you can en­joy a dou­ble shot of karma. tinyurl.com/y7q7x4sn

08-26.08 DEEP IN THE HEART OF ME

Fringe Fes­ti­val, Ed­in­burgh Us­ing mono­logue, video pro­jec­tions and packed full of Rat Pack hits, theatre group Be­hind The Lines tell the story of mid­dle-aged housewife Janet who goes on hol­i­day and meets the woman of her dreams - in a man’s suit sing­ing Frank Si­na­tra songs. Witty, touch­ing, lovely stuff. be­hindthe­lines.info

12.08 HER FOOT­BALL FES­TI­VAL

Pow­er­league, Shored­itch Get down to east London for a sun­shine­filled Satur­day with foot­ball, DJS, games, food and day drink­ing. Not just a foot­ball tour­na­ment, Her’s day-long foot­ball fes­ti­val is for ev­ery­one and any­one who wants to play, sup­port or just hang out. tinyurl.com/ycfg­g7r2

12.08 AS­PIR­ING SCREEN­WRITER?

Dukes Theatre, Lan­caster Ever wanted to write for TV? Come along to this Sig­nif­i­cant Ink taster ses­sion hosted by writer Danielle Jawando. Led by New Writ­ing North, this tal­ent de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme aims to find and de­velop new voices cur­rently un­der-rep­re­sented in UK screen­writ­ing in­clud­ing BAME, LGBT+, dis­abled and work­ing class writ­ers. tinyurl.com/y9e67g47

17.08 DUCKIE FAM­ILY’S GREAT GET TO­GETHER

The RVT, London Duckie sup­ports the Great Get To­gether! There’ll be colour­ing sheets, a con­ver­sa­tion menu and a guest book to sign and re­mind each other why we have more in com­mon than that which sep­a­rates us. Reg­u­lar live shows and DJ’S on as usual. duckie.co.uk/so­cial

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