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LGBT Arts Showcase at Hastings Pride 2019

Local artists and performers sought for QUILTBAG, a celebration of LGBT Arts at this year’s Hastings Pride

ASIDE FROM WRITING SCIENCE-FICTION, I'm currently involved in organising the Arts Tent at this year's Hastings Pride - Sunday 25th August - in East Sussex, England. Are you a singer-songwriter, acoustic music act, poet or comedian in the local LGBT community? Are you an LGBT artist who would like the opportunity to display or talk about your original artwork, books or sculpture? The Arts Tent team for the Hastings & Rother Rainbow Alliance (HRRA) is hosting QUILTBAG - a celebration of LGBT Arts at Hastings Pride 2019 - and would like to hear from you!

The HRRA team organising the Arts Tent would like to hear from anyone interested in taking part, whether as a performer, exhibitor or as backstage crew. QUILTBAG is particularly keen to showcase artists of all ages from the Hastings, Rother and wider East Sussex LGBT community. For more information and an artist sign-up form, please send a short introductory email to quiltbag2019@1066-media.com and we'll send you a form in return.

Artist sign-up forms completed electronically (Click here for one in MS-Word *.DOC format) should be emailed to the address above. Printed forms and those completed by hand (Click here for one in PDF format) should be returned to HRRA at one of its regular meetings or events, or alternatively given to me (Steph) if you happen to be at one of the upcoming gigs by local rock 'n' rollers The Happy Maureens (I'm the bassist). Deadline for entries is 31st July.

Hastings Pride

The inaugural Hastings Pride took place in 2017, celebrating the local LGBT community with a parade through Hastings town centre and a full day of festivities at The Oval, Hastings. Hastings Pride in 2019 will take place on Sunday 25th August, once again at The Oval in Hastings, with a full afternoon and evening programme of entertainment and events.

The theme for Hastings Pride 2019 is "Heroes", marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots in New York, which served as a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. QUILTBAG, the HRRA Arts Tent at Hastings Pride, will be celebrating the work and lives of LGBT artists, the unsung heroes who through their work continue to challenge those who deny the community a place in society.

"QUILTBAG" is a light-hearted all-encompassing LGBT+ acronym that stands for Queer/Questioning, Undecided, Intersex, Lesbian, Transgender, Bisexual, Asexual (or Ally), Gay/Genderqueer.

Thanks! Steph.


All content (c) Steph Bennion, WyrdStar and Danse Macabre 2007-2019.

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