1. A belated announcement – the fundraiser for Gendered Intelligence raised in excess of £1200! We don’t have the precise figures available, because this time it wasn’t an exclusively Cutlery Drawer event – the Art Auction and catering were all down to GI’s own amazing volunteer team. As at previous events, I was doing a mixture of stage management work (along with other amazing people) and being the Master of Ceremonies. It was an incredible evening with a really diverse range of performers, and the atmosphere was just right.
2. Another fundraiser is on the way – Rolling Head Promotions presents a night of arts and music, in aid of their local LGBTQ youth group! That’s on the 28th of February, Robbin’s Well, Leamington Spa. The observant among you may remember there were plans for a joint Rolling Head and Cutlery Drawer event for Rape Crisis – sadly, various circumstances have prevented this as yet, but we’ll keep you posted!
3. Word is getting around! I was incredibly pleased to see The Cutlery Drawer mentioned on the Lashings of Ginger Beer Time blog as able to organise venues which are safe and accessible spaces: it’s something really key to what our events are about, and it’s great to be referenced as doing well at it.
4. Finally – CALL FOR ARTISTS! The next Cutlery Drawer event will be Brighton-based: please get in touch if you’re interested in performing!