Shout Festival returns

SHOUT, Birmingham’s Festival of Queer Culture, returns in November for it’s third year. The programme, which is now available online and in print, builds on the sucesses of the last two years.

It encompasses the visual (A Spot of b)other, Imagined Intimacy), performance (Stevenage, Invisible), talks (Italian ‘Lesbian’ Literature, Queer Theology) and an extensive film programme which has already started with weekly screenings at mac birmingham.

A reoccuring theme in this years festival is rememberence of Birminghams LGBT past with performances remembering The JUG nightclub, a landmark in the city’s scene from the late 70s to the mid 90s, and the early Birmingham Woman’s scene with ‘Get Your Docs OFF’. A highlight of the festival will be Gay Birmingham, Back to Back in which the National Trust property on Hurst Street, some of the last remaining ‘Back to Back’s’ in the city, serve as the starting point for an exploration of 4 stories from 4 periods told by Women & Theatre.

Once again SHOUT has invited an art historian to work with the collection of Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. In Queering The Portait David Hoyle will lead a promanade around the galleries uncovering queerness on canvas.

Fierce Earth are glad to support SHOUT, another sucessful festival in the cities cultural calendar.

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