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An open air; Tentacular-Spectacular-Creature-Feature-Film-Trail

Oozing Gloop and videoclub

Photo by Tomás Eyzaguirre. Editing by Esben Holk.

On the eve of Southampton Pride, the digital drag of Tentacular Spectacular’s queer cryptids is coming to the city!

Watch as they fester in alleys and spawn a series of short films, which will be projected onto surfaces in the city. Car parks are their canvas and every wall an opportunity to exhibit. Follow the mobile cinema as it moves around the city, featuring our favourite drag critters: Lasana ShabazzFrogb0iShrek666Bonnie Bakeneko, Jenkin van Zyl and WET MESS

Curated and hosted by Oozing Gloop in partnership with videoclub.

A Midnight Swamp Gala 
John Hansard Gallery, 10.30pm – midnight

An elegant evening awaits us after the film trail in the lobby of John Hansard Gallery where we can live, laugh and lounge around. Complementary reading material will be made available to peruse, whilst films of an artistic nature play. Who knows? There may even be a performance or two! This event is free and open to the public, but you must be over 18+. Book your place by emailing:

In the artist’s words: ‘Gloop and the transfrogs of Tentacular Spectacular are metamorphosing across the multiverse to guide you through a digital wasteland of queer cryptids, exploring the power and appall of monstrosity, as we grapple with the decay, crisis and ruin of late-stage capitalism.’

Oozing Gloop is the world’s premier green, autistic drag queen. Troublesome, camp and revolting, her interdisciplinary practice born out of a life of cabaret creates a queer spectacle exploring Awe: the awful, the awesome, and the autistic.


videoclub is an artists’ moving image and digital culture agency, showing artists’ work across the UK and internationally. They support artists through curated programmes, engaging the public through screenings, exhibitions, residencies, and commissions. 

They work in collaboration to develop inventive, stimulating events and opportunities to show artists’ work. From small collectives to large institutions, they exhibit work in cinemas, festivals, museums, galleries, outdoors and online, presenting diverse work by early career to established artists. 

Commissioned by John Hansard Gallery as part of Co-Creating Public Space. Supported by Arts Council England, Southampton City Council, University of Southampton, GO! Southampton and in partnership with Southampton Pride and Breakout Youth. Produced by Artsadmin. 

The trail will cover approximately 2km and will end near John Hansard Gallery. The pace is leisurely and easy.

Date and time

25 August 2023

Please note
This is now a past event.


Southampton Pride