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Radar: Queer Clash Mornings

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Calling all queer creatives, artists, performers & producers!

Raze Collective and Artsadmin are teaming up to invite you to our chill, monthly meet-up series Queer Clash Mornings.

Being a queer freelancer can be a lonely old job & we want to dedicate more space to just connecting. At Queer Clash Mornings, we’ll hold space for LGBTQ+ creatives to get together, exchange, chat, network (in a non-ick kind of way!) & meet other queers doing the arts things and trying to make it work.

Each month we’ll invite a different (and brilliant!) queer creative to join us to talk about their journey, followed by a short Q&A and finish with a general chit-chat. The session will be hosted by the Raze Collective producing team and the Artsadmin Artist Support team, so if you’ve got producer-y type questions you need answering, bring them along! 

There will be biscuits, drinks, WiFi & it’s free, you just need to book your space!

Thursday 9 May

  • 11am – 1pm
  • Online
  • Guest co-host: Symoné
  • BSL interpreted
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In January we were joined by An0maly, in February we were joined by Koko Brown, in March we were joined by Deen Atger and in April we were joined by Tobi Kyeremateng.

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Tobi is a BAFTA-winning film and TV producer. She has worked with the likes of BBC, BFI, Channel 4, Film4, Netflix, and Sky Arts across both scripted and unscripted, including Channel 4’s ‘How To Be A Person’ which won Best Short Form Programme at the 2023 BAFTA Television Awards.

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Symoné is a Guinness World Record-holding interdisciplinary artist, cabaret performer, alt-circus artist, visionary game designer, theatre maker, and a member of Pecs Drag King Collective. She has performed in 10 different countries from the West End to India with La Soiree, Peaches, Kurt Geiger, Jon Hopkins, and Chris Cox.

In addition to her circus and cabaret practice, she has also created 2 theatre productions commissioned by Arts Council England, The Place, Trigger Stuff, and Cambridge Junction, Euphorica, a queer-nature movement and costume based performance and UTOPIAN (t&c’s apply) a surrealistic pop-circus adventure about power roles. Symoné is currently engaged in the development of a mixed-reality installation piece, “A Dream Within A Dream,” in collaboration with Sammy Metcalfe.

@symoneforever

Deen Atger (born in France) is a trans non-binary art curator and performer based in London. Their work mainly focuses on contemporary and new media art exploring notions of identity, gender and intersectionality at the junction of virtual worlds and technological innovations.

For Deen, art is a vector of dialogue, it is crossed by the story of those who make it, it can be observed as a multidimensional and inclusive manifestation of time and spaces of metamorphosis. This is how they build their artistic propositions and exhibitions. They are currently artistic programme curator at Ugly Duck, an experimental creative venue and organisation that supports emerging, underrepresented and minority voices and artists in visual and performance arts.

In 2002 they took part in a residency in Brittany to write and perform a new creation called Traversé.es, at ICE Festival. The work takes the form of a lecture – performance exploring the relation and intersection of crossing languages, oceans and gender. Deen also collaborates with East African Soul Train, a project designed to create artistic networks and online residencies between East African and international artists.

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Photo by Karis Beaumont

Koko Brown is a Black-mixed, Queer, Disabled Artist & Producer. She takes pride in her roots, being ‘the other’ and blends theatre, spoken word and music throughout her work. She aims to make all her work #AccessibleAsStandard.

An Alumni Associate Artist at Ovalhouse, Resident Artist at the Roundhouse and Oberon Books/Bloomsbury published author, Koko has worked with the National Theatre, Latitude Festival, Soho Theatre, Brainchild, and Glastonbury Festival as well as international performance collective Hot Brown Honey. 

Instagram: @theKokoBrown

heykoko.com

a selfie of An0maly smiling against a red and white background. He has his hair in shoulder length braids and wearing an orange sweater vest.

An0maly (he/him) is a Trans Pole Artist spinning around the intersections of race, gender, pleasure and difference. He offers a refreshing connection for audiences who want to be around bold, engaging and experimental conversations around reclaiming your body from the perspective of someone who has experienced multiple ways of being.

Credits include: An0maly started pole dance/alternative drag with the support of the Raze Collective in Oct 2022. His credits include, Raze Collective Introducing Commission, Alternative Drag Showcase (Museum of Comedy), Riff Raff Cabaret (Royal Vauxhall Tavern), Blackstage Pole (Clapham Grand Theatre), Raze: Collide Commission, Trans Joy + Filth (Manchester Pride), Bartholomew Fair/ 1133 (Liverpool Street), A They In A Manger (Camden People’s Theatre)

An image of Fraser from Raze collective with a blue background. They have blonde straight hair in a middle parting and are wearinga white shirt, unbuttoned down to their chest.

Fraser (Fraserfab) (he/they) is an independent dance artist, producer & researcher who trained at Rambert School. As a producery / organisey kind of queer, he has worked with BULLYACHE, Bright Storm Group, Clod Ensemble & The Chateau; and also co-produces a LGBTQIA dance performance platform called MIND UR HEAD.

Since 2020, he has worked with Raze donning many different queer hats, delivering artist development programs, fundraising, marketing, partner building & has collaborated with organisations inc QUAC, Something to Aim For, Southbank Centre, Naked Presents & Hackney Bridge. 

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Seyi is a Creative Producer at Raze Collective who focuses on the inclusivity and celebration of often marginalised communities such as the LGBTQAI+ community and those who are racially othered. Having grown up rarely seeing herself represented in mainstream arts and media, Seyi seeks to produce arts and culture that centers the queer and/or black experience. 

Seyi has experience producing theatre, cabaret, musicals and community events. She’s worked extensively in stage management & production roles with Raze Collective, The Cocoa Butter Club, Mighty Hoopla, The Yard Theatre, Bloomsbury Theatre & Camden People’s Theatre. She’s currently working with Transmission Roundhouse to produce a podcast which explores daily struggles creatives with intersectional identities may face, whilst emphasising the joy that comes from being part of a marginalised group

Raze Collective is a charity dedicated to nurturing and developing innovative queer performance in the UK.

They create cultural opportunities for LGBTQIA+ artists, audiences and the wider public. They value the diversity of the queer cultural scene and work with artists, producers and organisations who share their values and ethos.

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Raze was formed by grassroots performers, producers & audience members in the face of the closure of LGBTQIA+ venues. They’re called Raze as the organisation was established in response to those queer spaces being razed.

https://www.razecollective.com/
Instagram: @razecollective

  • Our building is wheelchair accessible. Read more about Accessibility at Toynbee Studios.
  • All toilets at Toynbee Studios are gender neutral. 
  • A relaxed performance kit with yoga mats, blankets, cushions and ear defenders is available.
  • The first-floor accessible toilet has a wheelchair-accessible shower with a fold-down shower seat and an ergonomic sink that is adjustable in height. 
  • BSL interpretation is available on request for April’s session. Email access@artsadmin.co.uk or call 020 7247 5102 to arrange this or any other access needs, and please allow at least a week’s notice. 
  • BSL interpretation is provided for May’s session.

Date and time

19 January – 9 May 2024
11am–1pm

Please note
This is now a past event.

Venue

Toynbee Studios
28 Commercial Street
London, E1 6AB
Tel: 020 7247 5102
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