After our long period of quiet, the Cutlery Drawer is ecstatic to announce the next show – as promised in the last entry, we’re finally getting together with our friends at Rolling Head Promotions for an event in the Midlands!
This event is the companion to the DIY conference ‘Spotlight On: Genderqueer‘ held at Warwick University earlier in the day, and will showcase genderqueer performance. While we expect to incur more costs than usual with this event, any profit we do make will go to Prism, the local LGBTQ youth group. (This information can also be found on the official conference page.)
Rolling Head Promotions and The Cutlery Drawer present… FORK THE BINARY!
Bad News Everyone – lovely folk-rock
CN Lester – haunting voice and piano
Kat Gupta – queer performance: meditation on a queer body
Hel Gurney – gender-/genre-busting poetry
Wild – acoustic songs from the wild
Alex Hilton – queer poetry
… and stay tuned for more acts to be announced!
LOCATION: The Zephyr Lounge is conveniently located next to the main bus route from the University of Warwick campus, and within minutes of the train station. To get to the venue from the University: take the U1 or 11 bus to Leamington Spa, and alight from the bus at the Parish Church bus stop, which is at the bottom of the Parade. Cross the road and walk onto Spencer Street, passing Vialli’s on your right. The Assembly lies just ahead: it’s the building with a statue on top holding a gold sphere. The Zephyr Lounge can be found just underneath the Assembly
ACCESSIBILITY:The front door has a wheelchair ramp and hand-rails. There are four toilets, which we will gender-liberate – two single stalls, one set of toilets with urinals, and one wheelchair-accessible toilet (which is up a lift). There will be no flashing lights. We regret that the venue does not allow for a dedicated quiet-space, but if you have needs that necessitate this, please get in touch and we can try to arrange something.
THE CAUSE: Prism LGBTQ is a Coventry-based organisation that is dedicated to providing services, information and support to LGBTQ young people and their friends and family. Prism’s services are completely free, and funded entirely by donations. Their current focus is the youth group, which meets weekly and is open to young people aged 13-21. Founded in the summer of 2012, Prism is the successor to GYGL, which provided LGBTQ youth services in Coventry for 20 years.